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Gural, Nicholas To Speak At Bergstein Award Presentation Nov. 12

A spokesman for the World Anti-Doping Agency and perhaps the most vigilant racetrack operator in the U.S. on the issue of illegal drugs will be featured speakers at Team Valor International’s Stan Bergstein Writing Award presentation on November 12 at … Continue reading

International Simulcast Conference: Owner Recruitment Focus of Panel Discussion

Recruiting new owners to the sport, along with keeping those owners that are currently involved was the focus of a panel discussion held during the first day of the 2015 International Simulcast Conference Oct. 5. The Blood-Horse reported proceedings from the conference, which … Continue reading

Gulfstream Reports Record Handle During Summer Meet

Gulfstream Park set records for total, average and all-sources handle during its 55-date summer meet, which concluded Saturday with the $1.3 million Florida Sire Stakes. The dramatic improvement in the quality of racing during the summer meet was reflected in … Continue reading

The Downs At Albuquerque Closes Out Successful 2015 Meet With Increases In Handle, Purses

The Downs at Albuquerque ended its 2015 race meet on September 27, registering substantial increases in purses and wagering handle. During the 55-day split meet, which ran April 17-June 18 and continued from September 11-27, The Downs paid horsemen $9,731,741 … Continue reading

Curtain Comes Down On Eventful Presque Isle Racing Season

Racing at Presque Isle Downs comes to a close Tuesday as the track conducts an evening card on its final day of the 2015 season. As John Guerriero of the Erie Times-News writes, it’s been quite an eventful summer for Presque Isle, … Continue reading

Kentucky Survey Indicates Support For Lottery Linked To Horse Racing

A proposed lottery game linked to horse racing received a boost from a survey of 1,800 Kentucky residents who responded favorably to the concept. The survey was commissioned by EquiLottery (developed by Paulick Report co-founder Brad Cummings) in conjunction with … Continue reading

UPDATED: Wyoming: Commission Orders Temporary Halt On Instant Racing

The Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission has ordered a temporary halt to the state’s Instant Racing games after the attorney general deemed that the games don’t conform with state laws. According to reports by both the Lexington Herald-Leader and KGWN-TV, Attorney General Peter K. Michael investigated the … Continue reading

Runhappy Connections Join Water Hay Oats Alliance

The connections of Runhappy, winner of the G3 Phoenix Stakes Friday and one of the leading contenders for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, have joined the Water Hay Oats Alliance. Also known as WHOA, the organization advocates for medication reform in … Continue reading

Ted Nicholson Named New VP At Kentucky Downs

Kentucky Downs has named Ted Nicholson Vice President. Nicholson had been consulting with the company on their 2015 racing season prior to being named to this permanent position. “I have known Ted for more than 20 years and have admired … Continue reading

Business Is Good: Early Figures Strong For Red Mile Instant Racing

In its first 19 days of operation, the new instant racing parlor at the Red Mile in Lexington, Ky., took in over $5 million, according to numbers provided to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. The parlor contains 902 instant racing … Continue reading

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