Industry News

May 05, 2017
Both houses of Congress have approved a budget bill that will allow for an increase in the number of nonagricultural visas issued this fiscal year, a provision considered important to the racing industry.
May 04, 2017
An effort to pass legislation in Florida dramatically altering the state’s gambling landscape died on Tuesday when legislators dissolved a conference committee that was set up to resolve the vast differences between bills that passed separately in the ...
May 03, 2017
Epicharis, the Japanese-bred 3-year-old who would have been eligible to run in Saturday's Kentucky Derby, was confirmed as a starter for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 10, it was announced late Tuesday night.
May 01, 2017
A bipartisan federal budget agreement reached Sunday night includes language that raises a cap on the number of nonagricultural worker visas that can be issued this year, quelling concerns in the racing industry, at least temporarily, that the federal ...
April 28, 2017
Parx Racing is changing the conditions of one of its June stakes in the hope of drawing a larger, more competitive field.
April 27, 2017
The board of directors of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association approved three new directors at a meeting Thursday, a move that expands the board by two seats, according to the organization.
Churchill Downs Inc. had net income of $7.3 million in the first quarter of 2017, up $4.5 million from the same quarter last year despite a slight drop in total revenue, according to financial statements released Wednesday.
Equestricon, LLC., announced today that international sports photography agency Eclipse Sportswire has been named the Official Photographer of Equestricon 2017.
April 26, 2017
Julie Krone, the first woman to be inducted into racing's Hall of Fame, has been appointed to a council at the Humane Society of the United States focusing on racing, the Humane Society announced Tuesday.
Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., closed its 2017 meet with a slight uptick in average daily handle on its races and a track-record purse distribution.