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Trio Of Pro Athletes Join ‘Jockeys & Jeans’ Honorary Committee

With the second annual Jockeys & Jeans event a little less than one month away, final preparations are underway, and three more celebrity athletes have added their names to the Honorary Committee to help support the event. Rik Smits, former … Continue reading

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern Joins Lineup For Pan American Conference

David J. Stern, widely credited for building the model for professional sports in league operations, public service, global marketing and digital technology over the course of a three-decade tenure as commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA), will discuss the … Continue reading

Economic Indicators For April Show Increases In Wagering, Purses

Total wagering, race days, and starts in the U.S. in April were all up from their 2014 levels, according to economic indicators released on Tuesday by Equibase. Wagering in the U.S. was up 5.86% in 2015 as compared with the … Continue reading

Ellis Park, RaceTech Extend Contract

Ellis Park and RaceTech, LLC are pleased to announce an extension of the existing licensing agreement for Historical Horse Racing at the Henderson, Kentucky racetrack. The new agreement runs through December 31, 2016. “As our Historical Horse Racing handle continues … Continue reading

Report: Second Lawsuit Filed Against KY Downs, Encore Gaming

A second lawsuit has been filed in connection with a decision by Kentucky Downs to begin using a new company for its totalizator services and historical racing wagering. According to an article in the Blood-Horse, RaceTech LLC claims that Kentucky … Continue reading

Gulfstream: Total Handle Continues To Climb During Championship & Summer Meets

Gulfstream Park’s total handle and field size not only increased during its Championship Meet but total handle during the first month of its summer meet has increased 85 percent over the previous year. Gulfstream’s total handle for its Championship Meet … Continue reading

Keeneland Preparing Request To Shift Simulcasting To Red Mile

Representatives of Keeneland say they want to move most of the track’s off-season simulcasting to the Red Mile harness track in Lexington, Ky. Officials are slated to make a presentation regarding the proposal before the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on … Continue reading

Churchill Announces O.A.R Concert Ahead Of Fall Meet

Churchill Downs, America’s most famous racetrack, is excited to announce a unique live concert experience this Fall. See O.A.R. live on stage with guests Allen Stone & Brynn Elliott under the Twin Spires on Wednesday, Sept. 9, as we celebrate … Continue reading

National Sporting Library & Museum To Host ‘Sea Hero Symposium’

On Saturday, May 30, the National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) will host a symposium and reception celebrating the recent gift of the bronze sculpture Sea Hero. Through the generous bequest of Paul Mellon, the large-scale bronze of the champion … Continue reading

Owner/Breeder Miles Dies At 85

A. Stevens Miles Jr., a banking executive as well as a Thoroughbred owner and breeder for more than three decades, died April 29 in Louisville at the age of 85. According to The Blood-Horse, among Miles’ best horses were G1 … Continue reading

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