Industry News

July 02, 2015
Control of up to $15 million in bets made offtrack and online is now under the control of three horsemen’s groups following a Virginia Racing Commission meeting held Wednesday.
July 01, 2015
A bill to remove exercise riders from the state-sponsored New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund failed to gain traction in either house of the New York legislature before the close of the 2015 session last week.
Brad Beilly, attorney for trainer Kirk Ziadie, said he filed a petition for emergency relief with the 4th District Court of Florida on Wednesday after the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering declined to act on his client’s license renewal before ...
A recently passed bill in the New York legislature would allow the state’s off-track betting corporations to draw from their capital funds to help pay for operating expenses.
June 30, 2015
Legendary equine cartoonist Pierre “Peb” Bellocq and Eclipse Award-winning writer Bill Heller will be honored at the Equine Advocates annual awards dinner and charity auction
June 25, 2015
Handle figures at California tracks rose in May compared with May 2014, leaving handle for the year well above last year’s figures, according to figures presented at Thursday’s California Horse Racing Board meeting by executive director Rick Baedeker.
The Breeders’ Cup has reached a licensing deal with the manufacturer of the Instant Racing gambling devices that will allow the manufacturer to use the Breeders’ Cup’s likenesses and brands, according to the companies.
June 24, 2015
The 2016 Thoroughbred racing calendar in Southern California could look similar to the last two years, or could include changes as significant as springtime meetings at Del Mar and Los Alamitos, a two-month autumn meeting at Santa Anita, or racing at ...
A group that represents Thoroughbred owners, breeders, and farm managers in Kentucky has joined a lobbying effort for legislation that seeks the appointment of a federal overseer for the sport’s medication policies and enforcement, the lobbying ...
June 23, 2015
Barry Weisbord, a part-owner of the technology company Trakus and the publisher of Thoroughbred Daily News, has resigned from the board of directors of the Breeders’ Cup, citing demands on his time, according to the organization.