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Kentucky Downs Wraps Up Successful Season Wednesday

Kentucky Downs closes out its highly successful 2014 live racing season on Wednesday, with a trio stakes races and an autograph session with Hall of Fame jockey Ron Turcotte headlining the day’s activities. The first live race is scheduled for … Continue reading

NYRA Reveals Aqueduct Fall Stakes Schedule

The New York Racing Association has unveiled the stakes schedule for Aqueduct Racetrack’s Fall meet, which commences on October 29 and ends on December 31. In total, more than $4 million in purses will be distributed across 24 stakes races. … Continue reading

Suffolk Downs Could Extend Race Dates Into October

Suffolk Downs could move closing day of what is expected to be the track’s last meet from September 29 to October 4, as reported by the Boston Globe. Track chief operating officer Chip Tuttle said that holding the final day … Continue reading

Churchill Downs ‘Big Board’ Helps Set Guinness World Record

According to a story in the Louisville Courier-Journal, Churchill Downs said Friday that its infield video board helped set a Guinness World Record for video gaming. The “big board” became the largest 4K screen used in a video game competition … Continue reading

Santa Anita Adds Two Days to Race Meet, Opens Sept. 26

Citing a healthy equine inventory and increasing demand, Santa Anita Park and the Thoroughbred Owners of California (T.O.C.) have announced that two additional race dates, Thursday, Oct. 16 & Wednesday, Oct. 29, have been added to Santa Anita’s upcoming Autumn … Continue reading

Del Mar’s Bing Crosby Season to Utilize Successful ‘Ship and Win’ Program

“Ship and Win,” Del Mar’s simple, yet very effective, program to attract out-of-state horses to run at the shore oval will be in place for the track’s first November race meet which kicks off on Friday, November 7. The policy … Continue reading

Reunited and It Feels So Good: Racing Cheers Scotland’s ‘No’ Vote

Scotland’s decision to remain part of the United Kingdom after its historic vote Thursday has many people involved in racing industry relieved, according to the Racing Post. Several industry representatives had expressed concern as to what would happen should Scotland … Continue reading

Suffolk COO Tuttle: Gaming Commission Decision Shows ‘What Little Value’ They Place on Jobs, People

In a statement issued Thursday, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission said that despite its decision to award Wynn Resorts with the lone Boston-area casino license, it would still explore “every available option” to keep Thoroughbred racing alive in the state. According … Continue reading

Brockton Fairgrounds Vying for Suffolk Thoroughbred Dates

Brockton Fairgrounds owners told the Daily Racing Form on Thursday that they may take over the Thoroughbred dates left vacant by the imminent closure of Suffolk Downs. Christopher Carney, whose family owns Brockton, said the facility got a $4 million overhaul in … Continue reading

Santa Anita Brings Back Showvivor Betting Contest

Santa Anita Park will again offer its popular free online “Showvivor,” contest throughout its upcoming 23-day Autumn Meet, which opens on Friday, Sept. 26. “Showvivor” requires participants to select one horse from one race per racing day, and that horse … Continue reading