Industry News

July 18, 2017
There was little joy at the stable of Rusty Arnold following Morticia's course-record performance in the Stormy Blues Stakes at Laurel Park on Saturday following the death the evening before of longtime employee Armando Cortes.
July 17, 2017
The federal government will issue an additional 15,000 visas under its H2-B visa program this fiscal year, according to the Department of Homeland Security, a decision that may benefit trainers who rely on the program for backstretch help.
Los Alamitos completed its two-week summer meeting on Sunday with a decline in all-sources handle compared to its last summer meeting, which came in July 2015, according to track officials.
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.