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Rillito Park Winter Meet Opens Saturday

Live Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred racing action is back this year at Rillito Park Racetrack for the 2016 Winter Meet. Live racing will take place every Saturday and Sunday beginning Feb. 13 and running through March 20 at the historic … Continue reading

Texas Racing Continues To End Of February; New Hearing Scheduled For Feb. 18

Instead of shutting down on Feb. 16 as the Texas Racing Commission had originally planned, live racing will continue at Sam Houston Race Park through at least the end of February, according to published reports. A judge in Cameron County issued … Continue reading

Decoupling On Table At Florida Legislative Hearings

Two legislative committees in Florida will conduct hearings Tuesday on bills related to the compact that Gov. Rick Scott has signed with the Seminole tribe, which is seeking to expand its gambling footprint in the Sunshine State. Proposed legislation is … Continue reading

Ohio Reports Increase In Racino Revenue For January

January proved to be a strong month for racinos in Ohio, with the majority reporting revenue up a total of nine percent as compared with 2015. The Columbus Dispatch writes that while racino revenue saw strong increases, casino revenue remained somewhat flat, with Hollywood Casino … Continue reading

Horse Racing Radio Network Exclusive Home Of Penn Gaming Racing Challenge

Beginning with the $1,250,000 Charles Town Classic (G2) at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races on April 23, Horse Racing Radio Network (“HRRN”) – the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, Kentucky – will once again serve as the … Continue reading

DraftKings Expands Website To Launch In The United Kingdom

The controversial United States-based daily fantasy sports company DraftKings has launched in the United Kingdom this week, according to the International Business Times. The company’s extension of online services to the United Kingdom includes 11 different sports on which customers … Continue reading

Preakness Ticket Sales Up Over 2015; Limited Number Of Box Seats Still Available

The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that ticket sales to the 141st Preakness Stakes Saturday, May 21, are up 10 percent over last year. The Preakness Stakes, the middle jewel of racing’s Triple Crown, is the highlight of Preakness Week … Continue reading

Iowa Festival Of Racing Headlines 2016 Schedule At Prairie Meadows

With opening day of the 2016 Thoroughbred season less than three months away, Prairie Meadows Race Track and Casino has set the calendar and schedule for the 27th season of live horse racing at this Altoona, IA facility. The 67-day … Continue reading

California: Annual Report Shows Decline In Equine Fatalities In 2015

Equine fatalities at California racetracks declined six percent for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015 compared to the previous year, according to an annual report published by the California Horse Racing Board. The Daily Racing Form writes that the CHRB published its … Continue reading

Opinion: British Racing Should Pursue Pari-Mutuel Wagering System

Former New York Racing Association CEO Charles Hayward has put forth his suggestion that British racing ought to pursue a pari-mutuel wagering system when the Betfred exclusive pool wagering license expires in 2018. The situation in Britain is such at … Continue reading

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