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Oaklawn Releases Richest Condition Book In Track History; $27 Million In Purses Offered

Oaklawn has released Condition Book 1 for its live race meet that begins Jan. 15, 2016 featuring the richest purses in track history for the eighth consecutive year. Maiden Special Weights will be worth $68,000, an $8,000 increase over where … Continue reading

KY: Candidates Have Opposing Views On Casino Gambling In Governor’s Race

The race for governor in Kentucky is beginning to heat up as the November elect draws closer. Not surprisingly, one of the many topics the candidates have different views on is that of expanded gambling in the state. Both Democratic … Continue reading

Hop On The Bus, Gus: Public Transportation Plan Announced For Keeneland Breeders’ Cup

Breeders’ Cup and Keeneland today announced public transportation service plans for the 2015 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will offer shuttle service from three Park-and-Ride locations in the Lexington area to and from Keeneland Race Course on October 30 and … Continue reading

Del Mar Adds Three New Stakes For Fall’s ‘Bing Crosby Season’

Three new stakes races will be presented during Del Mar’s second fall racing season, which begins on October 29 and continues through to November 29. The additional races – each with a value of $200,000 – mean that the stakes … Continue reading

Betfair, Paddy Power Agree To Merger

Betfair and Paddy Power have reached an agreement in principle to join forces in a merger that will create one of the world’s largest online gambling companies. The Daily Racing Form reports that based on 2014 figures, the two companies … Continue reading

No White House Visit For American Pharoah

In July, Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY) wrote a formal letter to President Barack Obama, urging him to hold a White House ceremony to honor Triple Crown winner American Pharoah (and his humans). Tonko, whose district includes Saratoga, wrote in the … Continue reading

Minnesota Racing Commission Seeks Staff Attorney

The Minnesota Racing Commission is currently accepting applications for the position of staff attorney. This position will provide day-to-day legal advice and counsel to MRC commissioners, executive leadership and staff. The staff attorney will have a primary role in developing … Continue reading

Pennsylvania Trainer Rojas Pleads Not Guilty To Wire Fraud, Conspiracy

Pennsylvania trainer Murray Rojas has pleaded not guilty on federal wire fraud and conspiracy charges related to allegations of illegal race-day drugging of horses running at Penn National race course in early 2013. The plea by the two-time leading Penn … Continue reading

Texas Racing Commission Votes To Keep Historical Racing

The Texas Racing Commission on Tuesday voted to reject a motion to repeal regulations that would permit historical racing wagering machines at racetracks under its jurisdiction. The commission’s approval last August of historical racing – which began in 2000 at Oaklawn Park … Continue reading

Paulick Commentary On Arkansas Drug Testing Nominated For Bergstein Award

Team Valor International has nominated a story from the Paulick Report website that details a slim budget and outdated methodologies for drug testing overseen by the Arkansas Racing Commission, which opposes federal bills that would place the United States Anti-Doping … Continue reading

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