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Woodbine Reverses Decision To Take HPItv Racing Channel Off Television

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today announced HPItv, Woodbine Entertainment Group’s CRTC licensed digital television channel, will remain on the air. “After receiving feedback from horseplayers and racing fans expressing their desire to find a way to keep the channel on the air, we started to explore more alternative solutions,” said Sean Pinsonneault, WEG’s Executive Vice-President, […]

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Mahoning Valley To Increase Purses For Second Time In Six Weeks

For the second time in six weeks, Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course has announced an across the board purse increase. The increase of 5 %, which will take effect Saturday, March 4, will take the daily purse distribution to an unprecedented level for the facility, which began live thoroughbred racing in November, 2014. […]

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Commentary: Racing Industry Must Change; ‘Status Quo Will Not Suffice’

The need for a national racing commissioner to oversee the racing industry has been hotly debated for many years. In a recent opinion piece for Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, Hal Handel, a former deputy attorney general in New Jersey who has served in many other capacities in the industry, says that he believes that whatever type of oversight is implemented, it […]

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Pimlico Renovation Priced At $300 Million, Would Require ‘Huge Public Commitment’

The Maryland Stadium Authority released a study Friday afternoon pricing the cost of renovating Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course at $300 million. Maryland is interested in pursuing “public-private partnerships” in order to modernize the home of the state’s largest sporting event, according to the Baltimore Sun. “I am very optimistic about the report,” said Baltimore Mayor […]

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CHRB: Racing Secretaries To Be Allowed To Write Medication-Based Conditions

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, February 23, at Santa Anita Park. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. First Vice Chair George Krikorian, Second Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Jesse Choper, Araceli Ruano and Alex Solis also were in attendance.   The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the […]

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Small Barn Fire At Belmont Park Causes No Injuries

A small barn fire at Belmont Park caused no injuries on Thursday evening, according to the Daily Racing Form. Inside a tack room in a barn mostly occupied by Michelle Nevin trainees, an electric heater was the source of the fire. Equipment had been placed too close to the heater, which sparked the fire, reported […]

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Gural’s Allerage Farm Sued By Former Employee Alleging Discrimination

Allerage Farm, the breeding operation belonging to Meadowlands owner Jeff Gural, has been named in a civil suit filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Feb. 16. Laura Burke claims she was fired several days into maternity leave from her work at Allerage, where she performed daily care of horses […]

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‘Galloping Toward A Crisis’? Immigration Crackdown Has Racing Industry Worried

Tightening immigration policies and the recent increase of raids by immigration agents are threatening to lead to a major manpower shortage throughout the U.S. horse racing industry. As Daniel Ross writes in The Guardian, the racing industry – from horse farms to racetrack backstretches – “could be galloping towards a crisis” since it is “heavily reliant upon […]

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Donations Still Needed to Fund American Horse Council Economic Impact Study

The American Horse Council Foundation (AHCF) has been working hard to secure pledges and funding necessary to update the National Economic Impact study, and would like express our sincere appreciation for all of those organizations and individuals that have generously contributed so far! However, we are still $150,000 short of our goal, and we need […]

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Get In The Game: Prairie Meadows Offering Memberships To New Racing Club

Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack, & Hotel returns this racing season with an exciting behind-the-scenes look at thoroughbred ownership. The property is introducing the all-new Prairie Meadows Racing Club I (“Club”). The Club provides its members a low risk pathway to becoming a racehorse owner. The Club is a low-cost, social and educational glimpse into the […]

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