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Indiana Grand Reports Total of 47 Drug Positives During Meet

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission reported a total of 47 rulings for positive tests for prohibited substances or substances over threshold levels at the 2014 Indiana Grand race meet.  Of the total, 24 were thoroughbred horses and 23 were quarter … Continue reading

NYTHA: Plan in Place for Election Protest

The newly elected Board of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA) held its first meeting Monday night, and adopted a hearing process in response to Terry Finley’s protest of the 2014 NYTHA Presidential Election. The process is as follows: … Continue reading

Indiana Grand Reports Increase in Handle for 2014 Meet

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino recently completed its 120-program meet, which included Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing. Final numbers show an increase in daily simulcast handle as well as total on-track handle. Daily simulcast handle was up 20.2 percent in … Continue reading

Churchill Downs Inc. Loses NY Casino Bid; Gaming Board Selects Three Other Sites

The New York Gaming Facility Location Board today selected three destination gaming resorts to be considered for commercial casino licenses by the New York State Gaming Commission (“Commission”): Montreign Resort Casino in the Catskills/Hudson Valley Region (“Montreign”), Rivers Casino and … Continue reading

Rillito Park: Track To Begin 2015 Season With New Management

The 2015 racing season brings changes to Rillito Park in Tucson, Arizona.  New management, led by General Manager Michael Weiss, has already begun improvements in preparation for the 2015 race meet.  New food and beverage providers offer the racing fans … Continue reading

Hitting the ‘Jackpot’: Brothers Finding Success With Online Wagering Game

In Feb. 2013, the Hessert brothers – Walter, Tom, and Bill – launched a new online wagering site, Derby Jackpot. One of the goals the Hesserts hoped to reach would be to bring new fans to the sport. Now, almost … Continue reading

Cobalt Threshold Introduced Into Australian Rules of Racing

Officials with Racing New South Wales released the following statement Dec. 17 regarding the regulation of cobalt – Trainers are advised of the introduction of the following new Australian Rule of Racing which takes effect from 1 January 2015: AR.178C … Continue reading

New Mexico: Tougher Sanctions, Increased Testing Causing Delays

New Mexico racing industry officials said earlier this week that they are dealing with a “significant enforcement backlog” after adopting tougher sanctions and increasing testing for illegal drugs earlier this year. According to a report in the Albuquerque Journal, Racing … Continue reading

U.S. Senate Passes Tax Bill With Provisions for Racehorse Owners

From the National Thoroughbred Racing Association: A provision that retroactively extends three-year tax depreciation for all racehorses was passed by the United States Senate late Tuesday as part of bill H.R. 5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014. The bill, … Continue reading

Churchill Operating Under ‘Agreed Upon Timetable’ in Calder Deal

Churchill Downs, Inc. is standing firm on a lease agreement struck last July with Gulfstream Park and Florida horsemen as it relates to use of the stabling area at Calder Race Course, now known as Gulfstream Park West. The agreement signed … Continue reading