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The 123Racing Pick6 of the Week

Each week, 123racing is providing sponsored editorial to help you handicap its new, innovative wager, the 123racing Pick6. The bet is different from the traditional Pick 6 in that a player gets points for first, second, and third-place finishes (based on pari-mutuel … Continue reading

Officials Named for Del Mar’s ‘Bing Crosby Season’

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will present its first “Bing Crosby Season” starting next Friday (November 7) led by a veteran team of racing officials. The 15-day stand, which carries through to Sunday, November 30, fills in a notable portion of … Continue reading

Coady, Arvizu Among Those Feted by Race Track Chaplaincy

The Race Track Chaplaincy of America honored several racing industry veterans at its 12th annual White Horse Awards Luncheon on Thursday in Arcadia, California, the Blood-Horse reports. Among those honored were jockey Rodolfo Arvizu, who assisted fellow rider Anne Von … Continue reading

Los Alamitos To Require Hair Testing for Champion of Champions

Los Alamitos Race Course announced new requirements for finalists competing in this year’s Grade 1 $600,000 Champion of Champions to be held on Saturday, December 13. All horses eligible to run in the Champion of Champions must be on the … Continue reading

Lab Catches Up on Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse Testing in Indiana

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission reports today that the backlog of its drug testing samples is complete and testing is current at its thoroughbred and quarter horse race meet at Indiana Grand. The backlog of samples had accrued over the … Continue reading

Churchill Downs Inc. Posts Lower Third-Quarter Earnings, Revenue

Churchill Downs Inc. said in a news release that its third-quarter net income fell 62 percent from the previous year to $3.5 million, or 20 cents per share, according to the report. Revenue for the quarter fell 6 percent, to … Continue reading

Out of Luck-ity: Churchill Pulling Plug on Online Bingo Site

Churchill Downs Inc. announced on Wednesday that after two years, it was ending operations for Luckity, its online bingo site. According to a report in the Louisville Courier-Journal, Churchill Downs filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission recently in … Continue reading

Australia: Group Formed To Combat Illegal Offshore Wagering

A new national working group will be established to tackle the increasing impact of illegal offshore wagering on Australian racing and sports. The new Illegal Offshore Wagering Working Group will be established under the Australian Government’s Gambling Industry Advisory Council … Continue reading

Months Later, Asmussen Not Letting PETA Accusations Keep Him Down

Trainer Steve Asmussen has emerged from the scandal surrounding an undercover investigation by PETA earlier this year as strong as ever. Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman checked in with the trainer, who has notched 250 wins this year, placing him second … Continue reading

Churchill Downs Adding Premium Seating for Derby, Oaks Owners

Churchill Downs Racetrack plans to enhance the experience for owners that start horses in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and the Longines Kentucky Oaks through a $4.2 million capital improvement project that includes the construction of 20 private, … Continue reading