Industry News

December 01, 2017
The Delaware Handicap has been downgraded from a Grade 1 race to a Grade 2 race as part of the annual review of all graded stakes races in the U.S., according to the American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.
November 30, 2017
John Heims, the director of media relations at Monmouth Park, will serve as the racing secretary for the track next year, replacing Mike Anifantis, a top official of the track said on Thursday.
The Oregon Racing Commission is conducting a probe into a race on Monday at Portland Meadows in which more than $9,000 in bets were placed on a 74-1 first-time starter to show, racing officials in the state confirmed this week.
November 29, 2017
Churchill Downs Inc. has reached an agreement to sell its mobile-gaming company, Big Fish Games, for nearly $1 billion, three years after acquiring the business, the company announced late on Wednesday.
November 27, 2017
The success of Del Mar's fall meeting, which ended Sunday, can best be illustrated by the fact that even without the handle figures from this year's Breeders' Cup, the track was still up in terms of average daily handle from a year ago, with the best ...
November 23, 2017
A Pennsylvania state judge has granted stays to three trainers based at Parx racetrack near Philadelphia who had been suspended for failing to comply with subpoenas issued by the state’s racing commission early this month, according to court filings.
November 16, 2017
The California Horse Racing Board on Thursday granted conditional approvals to racing applications for upcoming meets at Santa Anita Park in Southern California and Golden Gate Fields in Northern California, with the approvals ostensibly contingent on ...
The same number of Thoroughbred dates will be held in New Jersey in 2018 as this year but the Monmouth Park meet will be extended two days and the all-turf Meadowlands meet will be reduced by two days.
Roman Chapa, the Texas journeyman jockey who was suspended for five years in 2015 for using an illegal electrical device on a horse, has been placed on probation for 10 years after pleading guilty to a criminal charge of making a false statement to a ...
November 15, 2017
Hall of Famer and two-time Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Lure died Wednesday morning at his longtime home, Claiborne Farm, due to the infirmities of old age. The son of Danzig was 28.