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Hong Kong Officials Struggle in Fight Against Illegal Gambling

The Hong Kong Jockey Club, perceived worldwide as running an exceptionally tight ship over the sport, is struggling to fight back against illegal off-shore betting operations, per a report in the South China Morning Post this week. Illegal online accounts … Continue reading

Report: Application To Operate Suffolk Downs Filed

The New England Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association filed a supplemental application Nov. 24 to run a 65-day meet at Suffolk Downs in 2015, according to a report in the Blood-Horse. The application supersedes an earlier ‘placeholder’ application for one … Continue reading

West: On Serious Issues, Racing Takes a ‘Stumble Out of the Gate’

When it comes to promoting the good things in horse racing, there have been instances when the sport can’t seem to ‘get out of its own way’. This is also seems true when the industry attempts to deal with serious … Continue reading

New York Approves Extensive New Drug Rules

The New York State Gaming Commission approved major new drug rules that will go into effect Jan. 1, 2015. According to a report in the Blood-Horse, it is the most extensive set of changes in over 30 years in New … Continue reading

Hong Kong: Local Runners Having Greater Success on Champions Day

Next month, Hong Kong will host its valuable Champions Day card, which traditionally has drawn competition from around the globe. Four Group 1 races make up the prestigious program – the Cup, Vase, Sprint and Mile. Until recently, international racing … Continue reading

Ohio: Mahoning Valley Gears Up for First Live Racing Program

Thoroughbreds will break from the starting gate Monday afternoon at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, as one of Ohio’s newest racinos hosts its first live race meet. Post time for the inaugural card is 12:45 p.m., with eight … Continue reading

Irish Trainer Banned Three Years for Steroid Possession

According to the Racing Post, Irish trainer Philip Fenton was given a three-year ban from training by the Turf Club, a month after being convicted of the possession of anabolic steroids and other banned substances. Fenton, who was initially fined … Continue reading

Monmouth Pushing Forward With Fantasy Sports Betting

Following a ruling from the United States District Court late Friday night, Monmouth Park is undertaking plans to begin offering fantasy sports betting at the Jersey Shore track. “The Court specifically said that it was not entering an injunction against … Continue reading

Australia: Racing NSW To Implement New Drug Testing Program

According to the Daily Telegraph, it is expected that the Racing New South Wales board will give approval to immediately implement a drug testing program that has been a year in the planning. This new program accompanies an undercover investigation … Continue reading

Sports Wagering Denied in New Jersey

Sports betting at Monmouth Park will have to await another day in court following a decision today by the United States District Court granting an injunction that prohibits the Oceanport racetrack from taking wagers on sporting events. “Obviously we’re disappointed, … Continue reading