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Indiana Grand Employee Fired After Blowing Whistle on Bad Claim

According to a Blood-Horse report, entry clerk Summer Hart was fired after she raised questions about the legality of a claim at Indiana Grand Race Course last month. Hart contacted owner Maggi Moss after trainer Alex Clarkson submitted claims of Moss’ … Continue reading

$750,000 Rebel Leads to Record 2015 Oaklawn Park Stakes Schedule

One year after increasing the purses of 19 stakes races, Oaklawn has planned the richest stakes schedule in track history for 2015. Chief among the changes are a $150,000 bump to the Rebel Stakes (G2), the last local prep before … Continue reading

Churchill Downs Commits to Supporting RMTC

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) today became the 24th racetrack entity in the United States to commit to making a contribution to the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC). This commitment is part of the RMTC’s annual track fundraising campaign, in … Continue reading

Churchill Downs Lowers Purses for September Meet

The purses for the upcoming September meet at Churchill Downs will be about 20 percent lower than last year, according to a report in the Daily Racing Form. Churchill Downs overpaid purses during its inaugural September meet in 2013, which … Continue reading

Wax On, Wax…On: Crews Make Adjustments to Del Mar’s Polytrack

Grounds crews have been busy the past several days at Del Mar, making several adjustments to both the turf course and the main Polytrack racing surface, according to an article in the U-T San Diego. After an unfortunate spate of … Continue reading

Churchill Downs Reports Record Second-Quarter Earnings

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CHDN: NASDAQ) (CDI or Company) today, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, reported business results for the second-quarter ended Jun. 30, 2014. MANAGEMENT COMMENTARY Robert L. Evans, Chairman and CEO: “Our second-quarter results were solid considering the soft regional … Continue reading

Churchill Downs, Saratoga Harness Racing Announce Management Agreement

Saratoga Harness Racing, Inc. (SHRI) and Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) (NASDAQ: CHDN) announced they have executed a binding term sheet and are close to finalizing a five-year management contract wherein CDI will manage Saratoga Casino and Raceway in Saratoga Springs, … Continue reading

Connecticut: Horse Owners, Governor Join to Commemorate New Legislation

On a beautiful, late summer afternoon, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy joined with horse lovers at Locket’s Meadow Farm to commemorate legislation passed earlier this year that in essence, stated that horses were not “vicious” animals. According to the New … Continue reading

Jockey Cedeno Recovering After Horse Falls at Del Mar

Jockey Amir Cedeno is recovering after Eddie’s First, a horse he was exercising, inexplicably collapsed on the track at Del Mar Tuesday morning. According to a San Diego Union-Tribune report, quick-thinking bystanders averted disaster when the horse went down, pinning Cedeno … Continue reading

Equibase Launches Redesigned Website

Equibase Company LLC today announced the launch of a redesigned website that features a multi-homepage concept with user-chosen pathways for new/casual fans, regular visitors, and seasoned players / expert handicappers. The new site is more tablet-friendly and offers several … Continue reading