Industry News

March 01, 2017
A field of 11 3-year-olds passed the Gulfstream Park entry box Wednesday afternoon for the 71st running of the Grade 2, $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes, which will be run here Saturday as a key stepping-stone toward the 143rd Kentucky Derby.
Sam Houston on Saturday will host an event showcasing racehorses nearing retirement to prospective buyers. The event will be in the saddling paddock starting at 10 a.m. Central.
Hawthorne Race Course starts off the 2017 Chicago racing season on Friday with the return of something old, the Illinois Derby, and the start of something new, regular twilight race cards.
February 28, 2017
Churchill Downs Inc. had net income of $108.1 million in 2016 on record revenues of $1.31 billion, up sharply from net income in 2015 of $65.2 million on revenues of $1.21 billion, despite weak results at several of its racetracks and stagnating casino ...
February 27, 2017
George A. Smith, a prominent breeder and owner in Ohio for more than three decades, died in Kettering, Ohio, on Feb. 21 at age 84.
The New York State Gaming Commission on Monday gave final approval to the operating plans for a slot-machine parlor operated by Suffolk County Off-Track Betting Corp., with plans for the casino to open in the next month, according to commission officials.
A television network operated by Woodbine showing live feeds of races will remain on the air, the company announced Monday, reversing an earlier decision.
February 26, 2017
The pick six paid $39,192 to two ticketholders at Santa Anita on Sunday, resulting in a three-day carryover of $46,643 in the single ticket jackpot for Thursday’s eight-race program.
Jockey Alex Birzer reached a milestone of 3,000 career Thoroughbred wins in North America on Sunday, when he guided Numancia to a half-length victory in the sixth race at Oaklawn Park.
The mutuel field, the 24th or “all others” option, closed Sunday as a lukewarm choice in Pool 3 of the 2017 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, while Unique Bella was a heavy favorite in the lone futures pool for the 2017 Kentucky Oaks.