Industry News

July 16, 2017
All-sources handle for the 54-day Belmont spring/summer meet that ended Sunday was $579,779,461, down 5.6 percent from last year’s figure of $613,870,620.
July 12, 2017
Two new directors have been elected to the Breeders’ Cup board while another member was re-elected, according to election results announced on Wednesday by the organization.
Thoroughbred owner and breeder Barbara Banke and a former senior executive of the National Basketball Association will be among the featured speakers at this year’s Jockey Club Round Table on Matters Pertaining to Racing, The Jockey Club announced on ...
July 07, 2017
The Illinois state budget passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday night not only restores about $1.8 million in Illinois owners' awards payments that weren't made available the last two years, it doubles them to about $3.67 million, ...
The Grade 3 De Francis Dash moves from November to September on Laurel's revamped $4.42 million fall stakes schedule.
July 03, 2017
Trainer Julio Canani, the winner of three Breeders' Cup races who was suspended 13 months ending last November for financial improprieties related to the sale of horses in the late 2000s, was recently denied a trainer's license by the California Horse ...
All-sources handle at the Churchill Downs spring meet that ended Friday night was up nearly 7 percent over the corresponding 2016 meet, according to figures released Monday by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
June 30, 2017
Derby Wars, the online contest site that recently reached a settlement with the major racetrack operator The Stronach Group, has negotiated revenue-sharing deals with a handful of racetracks, including the tracks operated by the New York Racing ...
The New York Racing Association on July 4 will add a late pick 5 to its betting menu that will be limited to New York customers and users of its account-wagering operation, with a potential bonus for those account-wagering customers, the association ...
June 28, 2017
Eight backstretch employees at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino were arrested June 23 by agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, multiple sources confirmed this week.