Industry News

April 26, 2017
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.
Mike Tirico, the NBC sportscaster who hosted his first racing broadcast last year, will take over hosting of NBC’s Triple Crown broadcasts this year from longtime host Tom Hammond.
April 23, 2017
Robby Albarado fractured his left ankle when thrown from his mount several strides out of the starting gate during the eighth race Sunday at Keeneland and will be forced to miss his upcoming ride in the Kentucky Derby with J Boys Echo.
Santa Anita has canceled Thursday’s program because of insufficient entries.
April 20, 2017
A committee of national regulators that sets recommended rules for racing commissions on Thursday approved regulations designed to ensure that a horse placed on a vet's list in one jurisdiction retains the designation when shipping to another ...
April 19, 2017
Representatives of riders and of racing commissions clashed over regulations designed to restrict the use of the whip during a panel on Wednesday at the Association of Racing Commissioners International meeting, illustrating the stark divide in the ...
The West Virginia Racing Commission at a specially called Monday meeting voted 2-0 in favor of Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack, and Resort shortening its meet, which began last Saturday, from 160 days to 130 days and restoring purses to 2016 levels.
All-sources average daily handle during the 80-day meet at Fair Grounds fell 8 percent, according to information released Tuesday by the Louisiana Racing Commission.
The Jockey Club has denied the privileges of its registry and stud book to four trainers who have racked up high-profile drug positives over the last several years, the organization announced Wednesday, using a rule it has enforced intermittently since ...
April 18, 2017
The racing industry needs to focus far more of its efforts and resources in combating illegal drug use, according to speakers at the Association of Racing Commissioners International annual conference on Tuesday.