Industry News

October 31, 2017
In a Pennsylvania Racing Commission ruling dated Oct. 26, the Penn National board of stewards fined trainer Peter Miller $1,500 for his horse Richard's Boy testing positive for methamphetamine following the $200,000 Pennsylvania Governor's Cup on June 3.
Blessed by fabulous weather - until closing day, that is - the 2017 Belmont Park fall meet enjoyed gains in all-sources handle compared to the 2016 Belmont fall season.
The former owners of Suffolk Downs and two organizations representing horsemen and breeders in Massachusetts have formed a partnership to push for a bill that would allow casino subsidies to be used for the construction of a new track in the state.
October 30, 2017
The Texas Racing Commission, which has been battling a budget crisis, will consider adopting a new licensing-fee schedule for the state's tracks and a reduced racing calendar for next year during a Nov. 8 meeting in Austin
Total handle on Keeneland's races during the track's 17-day fall meet was down 8.7 percent compared with wagering during the fall meet last year, according to figures provided by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
Santa Anita showed growth in key attendance and handle categories at the autumn meeting that ended on Sunday.
October 26, 2017
After months of discussions, at times heated, racing dates for the 2018 season in Northern California were finalized at Thursday’s California Horse Racing Board meeting.
October 25, 2017
Woodford Reserve, a bourbon brand of the Louisville-based Brown-Forman Corp., will become the new presenting sponsor next year of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs under a five-year agreement reached between Churchill and the liquor company.
October 24, 2017
Delaware Park wagering increased 1.9 percent this year from 2016, with the meet handling a total of $95.77 million, up from $93.95 million a year ago. Both meets consisted of 81 live dates.
October 23, 2017
Beverly Lewis, who with her late husband Bob campaigned Hall of Famer Serena’s Song and the dual classic-winning champions Silver Charm and Charismatic, died Oct. 20 at age 90.