Industry News

YESTERDAY September 01, 2015
Jeff Gural, the owner of three harness tracks in New York and New Jersey, has signed on with a group lobbying for support of a bill that would grant control of Thoroughbred racing’s medication policies and drug-testing programs to the United States ...
The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association will buy drug-testing equipment worth $450,000 for the state’s drug-testing laboratory at Morrisville State College.
August 29, 2015
Ed Lewi, a pioneer in public relations in the Capital Region whose agency assisted in media relations and marketing efforts for the New York Racing Association for more than four decades, died Saturday after suffering a heart attack earlier in the ...
August 28, 2015
Seth Hancock, part of the family that founded central Kentucky’s Claiborne Farm, has been appointed a trustee of the Keeneland Association, replacing Louis Lee Haggin III, who has retired from the position, the company announced on Friday.
August 25, 2015
The Texas Racing Commission on Tuesday voted against repealing rules that provide for the installation of historical racing terminals at the state’s tracks, according to a commission spokesman. The vote was a tight one during a meeting in Austin, Texas.
August 24, 2015
The Louisiana Racing Commission on Monday formally adopted a set of rules governing the use of medication in racing that is being pushed by a national coalition of industry organizations, with the rules becoming effective for Thoroughbred races in ...
August 19, 2015
The Virginia Equine Alliance, a partnership between the state’s horsemen and breeders, has scheduled six Thoroughbred turf races to be held at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia, for Sept. 20, the group has announced.
August 18, 2015
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Tuesday approved a raft of amendments to its medication rules and penalties schedule in an attempt to address a recent court case and move the state further toward adoption of a uniform rules policy for horse racing.
August 14, 2015
Everett Dobson, a prominent owner and breeder, has been appointed to the American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, according to the organization, replacing David Willmot, who was required to step down from ...
August 12, 2015
Kelly Cathey was named interim executive director of the Oklahoma Racing Commission at a special meeting in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, according to the commission’s personnel director, Bonnie Morris. Constantin Rieger, who for the past 10 years has ...