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Australian Vets Voice Support of New Cobalt Rules

Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA), a special interest group of the Australian Veterinary Association, has announced that it supports the new rules governing the use of cobalt in racehorses. The Australian Racing Board (ARB) has set a threshold for cobalt of … Continue reading

Moving Right Along: Work Progressing on Del Mar’s New Dirt Track

Crews continue to work steadily on the process of a total renovation of Del Mar’s main track as January comes to a close. All estimates have the project on schedule for completion in March. Del Mar’s Polytrack main surface – … Continue reading

Treat (or Serve) Yo Self: Churchill Downs Installing Liquor ‘Vending Machines’ Near New Owners’ Suites

The new owners’ suites at Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby and Oaks will have access to new do-it-yourself automated bartending machines, according to a report in Sports Business Daily. The machines, called Monsieur Bartender, will be installed by Levy … Continue reading

Report: New Governor Shakes Up Illinois Racing Board

New Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has begun to make several changes to the Illinois Racing Board, beginning with the removal of chairman William Berry. According to a report in the Blood-Horse, a statement from Berry announcing his resignation was read … Continue reading

Hollywood’s Historians: Two Former Employees Working to Organize Track Archive

Though Hollywood Park ran its last race months ago, two former employees are working to preserve the track’s extensive collection of historic press notes and film footage. Race Day 360 reported this week that Kip Hannan, former supervisor of production … Continue reading

Fort Erie Adds Two Weeks, Set for 40-Day Meet in 2015

Fort Erie Race Track has received approval from the Ontario Racing Commission to extend its racing season by two weeks, resulting in a 40-day meet for 2015. Opening day will take place on Tuesday, June 2nd with a 4:15 pm … Continue reading

Top Three Finishers From BC Classic Headline Dubai World Cup Nominations

A star-studded cast of the world’s best racehorses of 2014 highlight the nominations for the 2015 Dubai World Cup, the 20th running of the world’s richest race day. Of the current 20 highest-rated Thoroughbreds in the world that remain in … Continue reading

Report: New York Completes PETA Investigation

At a New York Gaming Commission meeting on Monday, equine medical director Dr. Scott Palmer revealed that New York officials have completed their investigation into accusations of rules violations by trainer Steve Asmussen. Palmer said that commission officials had examined … Continue reading

Stonestreet Pledges Ten Percent of Graded Earnings to Backstretch Charities

Beginning January 1st 2015 and continuing throughout the year, Stonestreet Stables will donate 10 percent of all Graded Stakes income earned. “Horse racing has given me so many thrilling moments and brought so much joy to my family” says Barbara … Continue reading

CDI Names Nutrisystem VP to Board of Directors

Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) (CDI or the Company) announced today that Aditi Javeri Gokhale, Senior Vice President – Digital for Nutrisystem, Inc., was appointed as a Class III director to the Company’s board of directors. Gokhale will serve on … Continue reading