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EquiLottery, IGT Global Solutions Sign Agreement For Innovative Lottery Game

EquiLottery, LLC (“EquiLottery”) and IGT Global Solutions Corporation, a subsidiary of International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) (“IGT”) have entered into an agreement whereby IGT can elect to promote EquiLottery to lotteries across the U.S. Touted as “The Next Generation of Lottery Draw Games,” EquiLottery offers a compelling new game for lotteries that delivers the […]

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State To Audit Kentucky Horse Park

Kentucky Auditor Mike Harmon announced May 3 that his office will conduct an audit of the Kentucky Horse Park. According to an article in the Lexington Herald-Leader, the office will examine the Horse Park’s financial activities and operations including equine and campground rental. The audit will examine the past three years, from 2014-2016. “The primary focus of […]

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Report: Synthetic Surface Being Considered For Aqueduct’s Inner Track

New York Racing Association officials are considering installing a synthetic surface at Aqueduct. The Blood-Horse reports that NYRA president Chris Kay told the Financial Oversight Board that costs are still being negotiated regarding the installation. The new track is expected to cost between $9 million and $12 million. “We believe having a synthetic track at Aqueduct would be […]

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Churchill Downs, Levy Restaurants Extend Food And Beverage Contract

Churchill Downs Racetrack, the racing icon and year-round entertainment institution that is the home of the Kentucky Derby, and Levy Restaurants, its hospitality partner and on-track dining provider since 2001, have agreed to a 10-year contract extension. The agreement signed by Chicago-based Levy Restaurants and Churchill Downs renewed their partnership for another decade through 2026. […]

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Keeneland: Final Meet Numbers Show Growth During Spring Meet

Updated to include final all-sources figures: Keeneland concluded its 2016 Spring Meet on Friday, April 29, with robust increases in attendance and on-track and all-sources wagering. Healthy results, which included an all-time single-day handle record on Toyota Blue Grass Day, were driven by top-quality racing that featured the return of a number of horses who […]

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Illinois Harness Horsemen Voice Concern Over Proposed Fantasy Sports Legislation

The following statement was issued by the Illinois Harness Horsemen’s Association: The Illinois Harness Horseman’s Association today decried legislation that would legalize fantasy sports gambling while at the same time, lawmakers have failed to support the horse racing industry which employs 14,000 people. “Horsemen in Illinois are suffering at the same time that the sport […]

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Ohio Robbery Suspects Arrested At Mountaineer Casino & Racetrack

Two men suspected of robbing a bank in Youngstown, Ohio, were arrested Saturday at Mountaineer Casino and Racetrack in West Virginia. WFMJ reports that the two men – Michael Zarlingo, 55, and Rickie Gonzales, 51, were apprehended Saturday night by U.S. Marshals inside the Mountaineer Casino. Warrants were issued for the two men on Thursday following the […]

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Building Blocks: Inaugural Los Alamitos Spring Meet ‘Outperformed’ Expectations

Brad McKinzie, vice president and general manager of the Los Alamitos Racing Association, said the inaugural Spring Thoroughbred meet, which concluded Sunday, exceeded expectations. “It outperformed what we expected, especially this last week,” said McKinzie of the 12-day season, which began Thursday, April 14. “The California Chrome Stakes (run April 30), which we had received […]

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Triple Crown Legends Turcotte, Cruguet, And Cauthen Join WHOA

The following is a statement from: Triple Crown winning Jockey Ron Turcotte, Secretariat, 1973 Triple Crown winning Jockey Jean Cruguet, Seattle Slew, 1977 Triple Crown winning Jockey Steve Cauthen, Affirmed, 1978 Few people have more reason to love Thoroughbred racing than we do. Each of our lives was dramatically changed by riding a Triple Crown […]

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Santa Anita Kicks Off 40-Day Spring Meet Thursday

Santa Anita’s 40-day Spring Meeting will get underway on Thursday, May 5, with first post time set for 2 p.m.  On Saturday, May 7, Santa Anita Park will be the place to be as The Great Race Place will host the biggest Kentucky Derby Party west of Louisville, with admission gates opening at 7:15 a.m. […]

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