Industry News

October 03, 2017
An international racing consortium has approved a model rule that calls for stewards to determine whether a horse’s finish position was compromised when determining the order of finish in the event of interference by another horse.
October 02, 2017
All-sources handle at the 11-day September meet that ended Sunday at Churchill Downs was up 2.4 percent over the comparable 2016 meet, according to figures released Monday by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
While current Thoroughbred racing stars contest the stakes-rich opening weekend at Keeneland, several hundred retired racehorses will be vying for their own rich prize nearby at the Kentucky Horse Park.
A plane carrying feed and veterinary supplies intended for horses at the heavily damaged Camarero Race Track in Puerto Rico landed on the island’s main airport in San Juan this morning, according to the organizers of the shipment.
September 29, 2017
Antioco Murgia, a jockey who rode with some success in Kentucky last year before being banned while he fought a criminal rape charge, was licensed on Friday after being found not guilty earlier this week, according to Barbara Borden, the state steward.
A number of clients of the bet-processing company Sportech have been told that their systems will be updated to be compliant with tax revisions beneficial to horseplayers on Oct. 10, two weeks after the revisions went into effect.
September 28, 2017
The California Horse Racing Board approved racing dates for the 2018 Southern California Thoroughbred circuit similar to this year at its monthly meeting on Thursday, but did not take action on dates for the Northern California circuit.
A celebration of life will be held on Oct. 11 at Santa Anita for former trainer Sarah “Sally” Lundy, who died in late August on her 63rd birthday.
Sportech, one of the three dominant bet-processing companies in the United States, has told its clients that it may be another month before the company can update their systems to comply with tax revisions that are highly beneficial to horseplayers.
P.J. Campo will be replaced as general manager of Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., so that he can focus more on the racing programs at all of the tracks owned by The Stronach Group, Gulfstream announced on Thursday.