Industry News

June 19, 2017
For the first time since 2011, the Golden Gate Fields winter-spring meet showed increases in both attendance and ontrack handle.
It is far from the best of times for California racing as the sport returns to its roots beginning Thursday when the Northern California fair racing season starts with the Oak Tree at Pleasanton meeting.
June 14, 2017
Derby Wars, an online racing contest operator, will begin seeking consent from racetracks to use their races in its contests as a result of a settlement the company reached with The Stronach Group, a large U.S. racing company, the chief executive and ...
The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. June 2-year-olds and horses of racing age sale rebounded in impressive fashion during its 2017 renewal, showing healthy growth in average and median sale prices after a down year in 2016.
Viewership of Saturday's Belmont Stakes broadcast on NBC and its digital platforms was down sharply compared with last year, according to figures provided by the network, as the race's lack of star power took its toll.
Equestricon, LLC., announced Wednesday that Soledad O’Brien, award-winning documentarian, journalist, philanthropist and CEO of Starfish Media Group, a multi-platform media production company, will kick off festivities at Equestricon 2017 by delivering ...
June 13, 2017
Woodbine Entertainment announced on Tuesday it will invest over $10 million in its Mohawk Racetrack so it can used for Standardbred racing year round.
June 12, 2017
Equibase, the racing industry’s data collection agency, has issued a new chart for the 2016 Parx Oaks that declares the second-place finisher as the sole winner of the race while also giving the first two finishers credit for the win, in deference to ...
June 11, 2017
Although the winning ticket that scooped the $898,568 pick six single-ticket jackpot on Saturday at Santa Anita had not been cashed as of late Sunday, the wheels already are in motion regarding parimutuel handling of recently gelded horses such as ...
June 10, 2017
For the second time in less than two years, Churchill Downs Inc. has privately purchased an enormous block of shares from its largest shareholder, the Duchossois Group, this time in a transaction valued at $158.1 million.