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Calder Closure, Strong Derby Numbers Contribute To CDI Second Quarter Profits

Churchill Downs Inc. announced a record revenue of $409.2 million for the second quarter of 2015 according to a report out by the Daily Racing Form on Wednesday, but the company still demonstrated a dip in its net income. CDI, which had … Continue reading

Saratoga Springs Considers Noise Ordinance Amendment To Benefit Horses

Saratoga Springs is considering an edit to the city’s noise amendment in order to protect the safety of horses in training at the racetrack’s Oklahoma training track. According to a report by the Albany Times-Union last week, officials are concerned that … Continue reading

Jockey Wesley Ho Reaches Plea Agreement On Sex Offense Charges

Jockey Wesley Ho has been sentenced to 18 months in the Frederick County Adult Detention Center in Maryland after pleading guilty on July 17 to two separate counts of second degree assault. Ho, 29, a successful rider in Maryland and West … Continue reading

Prescription For Racing: AAEP Announces Initiative To Enhance Racing Integrity, Horse Health

The American Association of Equine Practitioners today announced a multi-part initiative to protect the health and welfare of the racehorse and help ensure the long-term viability of the racing industry in the United States. The central component of the AAEP’s … Continue reading

Trainer Shot In Delaware Park Stable Area; Jockey In Custody

Delaware State Police are investigating a Wednesday morning shooting  in the stable area of Delaware Park racetrack in Stanton, Del. Multiple sources have told the Paulick Report the shooting victim was trainer Saul Matos and that jockey Ruben Rojas is in police … Continue reading

Report: Grandstand, Clubhouse To Be Demolished At Calder

According to several published reports, Calder Casino & Race Course is planning to demolish its grandstand and clubhouse in December once the two-month meet operated by Gulfstream Park is completed. Churchill Downs Inc., the parent company of Calder, has not … Continue reading

West Virginia Plans To Switch Post-Race Testing Away From Truesdail Laboratories

Fallout from the Indiana Horse Racing Commission’s review of Truesdail Laboratories continues as officials in West Virginia voted to switch to a new drug testing provider at the end of next month. The West Virginia Racing Commission’s current contract with … Continue reading

United Tote Renews Contracts With Keeneland, Red Mile

United Tote, a leading supplier of pari-mutuel accounting services, totalisator systems, equipment and technology that processes wagers and payouts at facilities worldwide, announced it has signed renewals to provide pari-mutuel wagering technology services to Keeneland and The Red Mile, both … Continue reading

No Biz Like ‘Pharoah Biz’: Will Colt’s Haskell Appearance Bring Long Term Boost To Monmouth?

Racing fans across the country are gearing up for this Sunday’s G1 Haskell Invitational, which marks the return of Triple Crown hero, American Pharoah. Monmouth Park will certainly be the ‘place to be’ – racetrack officials know a huge crowd … Continue reading

Racing Australia Amends Whip Rules

Racing Australia will amend the rules governing the use of the whip in horse racing beginning Dec.1, 2015. The Board, composed of Chairs of Australia’s Principal Racing Authorities, has considered the issues for a lengthy period. It has consulted with various stakeholders … Continue reading

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