Industry News

YESTERDAY April 23, 2015
Tom Ludt, the senior vice president of racing operations at Santa Anita Park, has been replaced in his role by Keith Brackpool, his immediate supervisor, according to a late Thursday announcement by the company that owns the track, The Stronach Group.
Keith Chamblin, the senior vice president of marketing and industry relations for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, has been named the association’s chief operating officer, the NTRA announced on Thursday.
A committee of the Association of Racing Commissioners International has approved a recommendation that state regulators treat any finding of cobalt in a post-race blood sample above the level of 50 parts per billion as a violation of racing rules, ...
Penn National Gaming Inc., the large casino and racetrack company, had net income of $11 million on revenue of $664.1 million during the first quarter of 2015, according to financial statements released by the company on Thursday.
April 22, 2015
Through an initiative begun by the Backstretch Employees Service Team and with contributions from owners, trainers, and other parties, backstretch workers with diabetes at the New York Racing Association tracks will be getting new work shoes free of ...
Joe King, the track superintendent at the New York Racing Association for 25 years and the man who helped develop Aqueduct’s inner track, died Tuesday.
April 21, 2015
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has sent an official response to proposed rules that would sharply reduce the tax liability on parimutuel winnings, kicking off a campaign to draw support for the changes from the racing community.
April 17, 2015
Dan Farrell, an Eclipse Award-winning photographer who worked for the New York Daily News for four decades, died Monday due to pneumonia, the paper reported. He was 84.
Lloyd Romero, a retired trainer and the father of Hall of Fame jockey Randy Romero, died Thursday night at his home in Erath, La.
April 16, 2015
Jockey David Flores, suspended by Singapore officials for a year in March for failing to obtain the best possible placing in a race in that country in February, will seek reinstatement before Santa Anita stewards on April 23.