Industry News

September 29, 2017
Antioco Murgia, a jockey who rode with some success in Kentucky last year before being banned while he fought a criminal rape charge, was licensed on Friday after being found not guilty earlier this week, according to Barbara Borden, the state steward.
A number of clients of the bet-processing company Sportech have been told that their systems will be updated to be compliant with tax revisions beneficial to horseplayers on Oct. 10, two weeks after the revisions went into effect.
September 28, 2017
The California Horse Racing Board approved racing dates for the 2018 Southern California Thoroughbred circuit similar to this year at its monthly meeting on Thursday, but did not take action on dates for the Northern California circuit.
A celebration of life will be held on Oct. 11 at Santa Anita for former trainer Sarah “Sally” Lundy, who died in late August on her 63rd birthday.
Sportech, one of the three dominant bet-processing companies in the United States, has told its clients that it may be another month before the company can update their systems to comply with tax revisions that are highly beneficial to horseplayers.
P.J. Campo will be replaced as general manager of Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., so that he can focus more on the racing programs at all of the tracks owned by The Stronach Group, Gulfstream announced on Thursday.
September 27, 2017
Post time for the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 4 at Del Mar near San Diego will be 5:35 p.m. Pacific, or 8:35 p.m. Eastern, the Breeders’ Cup announced on Wednesday.
The number of betting outlets that will be compliant with voluntary tax revisions highly beneficial to horseplayers when the rules go into effect on Thursday remained in flux Wednesday as racing companies scrambled to get their bet-processing systems ...
The Jockeys' Guild, which represents Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse riders in North America, has added its voice to the debate over federal legislation seeking to establish a national overseer of the sport's medication policies, siding with the ...
September 26, 2017
Presenting a unified if relatively gloomy front, the remaining racetrack operators in Illinois were awarded 2018 racing dates by the Illinois Racing Board at a meeting Tuesday at the downtown James R. Thompson Center.