section The Biz

The Biz

about 9 hours ago
Second Annual ‘PDJF Day Across America’ Set For Aug. 1

The second annual “PDJF Day Across America,” a day of fund-raising and awareness-building for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys’ Fund (PDJF), will be held Saturday, Aug. 1. Over 30 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racetracks across the country are being asked to … Continue reading

Day In Court: Group Opposed To Instant Racing Wants In-Court Demo Of Games

A lawsuit involving Instant Racing in Kentucky took an interesting turn Wednesday as the attorney for the group that opposes the games asked for an in-court demonstration of the electronic games. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Franklin Circuit Court Judge … Continue reading

Virginia Horsemen’s Groups Approved As Colonial Remains Dark

As the commonwealth’s primary racetrack remained dark, the Virginia Racing Commission officially recognized three industry groups’ ability to collect on OTB revenue during a commission meeting held on Wednesday. The Virginia Harness Horse Association and the Virginia Horsemen’s Benevolent and … Continue reading

‘Strictest Regulation In The Country': CHRB Limits Whip Use To Three Successive Strikes

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) released the following statement June 30 in regards to amended regulations for whip rules in the state, which go into effect July 1: California is introducing the strictest regulation in the country governing the … Continue reading

New York Exercise Riders Retain Workers’ Comp Coverage

A measure to remove a mandate that states New York exercise riders are covered by workers’ compensation coverage from the New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund failed to be approved in both houses of the New York legislature, a story … Continue reading

Presque Isle Moves To Earlier Post Time In Effort To Combat Deer Problem

Presque Isle Downs will move to an earlier first post time Wednesday in the hopes of alleviating the track’s recent problem of deer running on or near the racetrack. According to a report in the Blood-Horse, representatives from the track … Continue reading

Delta Downs Casino Hotel To Undergo $45M Expansion Project

Boyd Gaming Corporation issued the following press release Tuesday in regards to a $45 million expansion at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel: Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) today announced a $45 million expansion of Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel in … Continue reading

Newly Renamed ‘Lukas Classic’ Part Of September Stakes Schedule At Churchill

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, a four-time winner of both the Kentucky Derby (Grade I) and Kentucky Oaks (GI), will be honored by Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) with the naming of a stakes race to be run during … Continue reading

Oaklawn Begins Work On New Barn, Other Stable Area Improvements

Oaklawn has begun construction of a new barn that will replace one of the oldest barns in the stable area and will be ready for the 2016 Live Racing season. The new barn, a steel beam and cinder-block wall construction, … Continue reading

Running Amok: Presque Isle Seeks State’s Advice Regarding Deer Population

After having to cancel racing at least twice due to deer running out onto the track, Presque Isle Downs and the local horsemen’s group are seeking advice from state officials on controlling the deer population in the area. According to … Continue reading

Sign Up for Our Daily Headline News

PR Poll

    • Polls

      Should other states adopt California’s whip rule requiring jockeys to pause after striking a horse three times?

      View Results


  • Twitter