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Brody's Cause (Giant's Causeway) wins the Bluegrass Stakes at Keeneland
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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Uncle Lino is pointing for the Preakness after winning inaugural California Chrome Stakes at Los Alamitos
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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Steve Cauthen, Jean Cruguet, and Ron Turcotte
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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Churchill Downs’ Growing Investment In Big Fish Games

A recent conference call with investors revealed some reasoning behind Churchill Downs Inc.’s latest big investment in Big Fish Games, reports Louisville Business First. Recent financial statements revealed a $5 million decrease in adjusted earnings for the Seattle-based company, purchased by Churchill just over a year ago. Marcia Dall, Churchill’s chief financial officer, the majority […]

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Uncle Lino is pointing for the Preakness after winning inaugural California Chrome Stakes at Los Alamitos
Los Alamitos Sets Thoroughbred Handle Record Saturday

The total handle of $8,286,660.54 Saturday at Los Alamitos was the highest since thoroughbred racing returned to the venue in July, 2014. The total on a day that featured the inaugural running of the $150,000-guaranteed California Chrome Stakes and an average field size of better than eight horses per race eclipsed the previous best of […]

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Arlington Park
Lawsuit To Be Dismissed: Arlington, Horsemen Sign Two-Year Contract

Arlington Park and the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association came to an agreement Friday night, signing the two-year contract required to begin the 2016 Arlington meet, reports the Daily Racing Form. As part of the deal, the ITHA agreed to dismiss the lawsuit it filed last week against Arlington, the Illinois Racing Board, and the Illinois […]

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First time past the stands in the Maker's 46 Mile at Keeneland, eventually won by #2 Miss Temple City.
Keeneland Closes With Nearly Five Percent Attendance, 24 Percent Handle Increases

Keeneland concluded its 2016 Spring Meet on Friday 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 competed in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at […]

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