Industry News

August 30, 2017
The management of Gillespie County Fair and the greyhound tracks Gulf Coast Racing and Gulf Greyhound Park have informed the Texas Racing Commission of their intent to cease live racing and simulcasting operations on Thursday.
A federal law from 1992 prohibiting states from authorizing gambling on sports should be struck down because it violates several constitutional principles, challengers of the law argued in briefs filed Tuesday with the United States Supreme Court.
August 25, 2017
The New York Racing Association has reached a three-year extension on a deal to broadcast a two-hour live racing program from Saratoga Race Course on FOX Sports 2 each racing day
Handle at California tracks has failed to keep pace with business in 2016 through July, according to statistics provided at Thursday's California Horse Racing Board meeting.
What may become a landmark case began more than two years ago with the finding of a trace amount of a regulated, therapeutic medication in a horse trained by one of the most respected horsemen in the sport. It sits now on the precipice of undermining ...
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium has approved funding for two projects designed to improve the detection of banned blood-doping drugs such as erythropoietin and a class of drugs that mimic anabolic steroids, according to the organization.
John K. “J.K.” Adams, whose riding career peaked in the late 1970s in Maryland, drowned recently in New Jersey, according to a longtime friend. He was 62.
August 24, 2017
The Jockey Club has elected five new members, including Vinnie Viola, the co-owner of this year’s Kentucky Derby winner, Always Dreaming.
August 22, 2017
A state court in Kentucky has ruled that the absolute-insurer rule enforced by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission violates the state constitution, a determination that could have far-reaching consequences in the regulation of medications and drugs ...
August 17, 2017
Brad “Railbird” Ezra, a longtime horseplayer and a horse owner at Woodbine and Fort Erie, passed away Aug. 12 from complications related to liver cancer at age 55.