Industry News

February 27, 2017
George A. Smith, a prominent breeder and owner in Ohio for more than three decades, died in Kettering, Ohio, on Feb. 21 at age 84.
The New York State Gaming Commission on Monday gave final approval to the operating plans for a slot-machine parlor operated by Suffolk County Off-Track Betting Corp., with plans for the casino to open in the next month, according to commission officials.
A television network operated by Woodbine showing live feeds of races will remain on the air, the company announced Monday, reversing an earlier decision.
February 26, 2017
The pick six paid $39,192 to two ticketholders at Santa Anita on Sunday, resulting in a three-day carryover of $46,643 in the single ticket jackpot for Thursday’s eight-race program.
Jockey Alex Birzer reached a milestone of 3,000 career Thoroughbred wins in North America on Sunday, when he guided Numancia to a half-length victory in the sixth race at Oaklawn Park.
The mutuel field, the 24th or “all others” option, closed Sunday as a lukewarm choice in Pool 3 of the 2017 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, while Unique Bella was a heavy favorite in the lone futures pool for the 2017 Kentucky Oaks.
February 25, 2017
The pick six paid $34,820 to four ticketholders at Santa Anita on Saturday, resulting in a two-day carryover of $29,846 in the single ticket jackpot pool for Sunday’s nine-race program.
February 24, 2017
Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore would need approximately $300 million in renovations to be “economically competitive” with the two other tracks that host Triple Crown races - Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., and Belmont Park on Long Island, New ...
A rule that will allow racetracks in California to use medication-based criteria to determine eligibility for races is re-opening the possibility that the Breeders’ Cup will attempt to implement event-specific medication rules when the Breeders’ Cup ...
There were no injuries to horses or humans reported as a result of a small fire in a tack room in barn 61 at Belmont Park on Thursday night.