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2014 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Features 55 Grade/Group 1 Races in 13 Countries

The Breeders’ Cup announced today that the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Challenge series will consist of 73 automatic qualifying races into the  Breeders’ Cup World Championships with 46 Challenge races  to be held in the US and Canada.  Breeders’ Cup will … Continue reading

‘Members Club’ Created for International Owners Racing in Great Britain

Great British Racing International (GBRI) and The Racecourse Association are delighted to announce the launch of the exclusive GBRI Members Club, an initiative aimed at providing international owners with the best possible experience of racing in Britain. Trainers in Britain … Continue reading

New Los Alamitos Derby to Offer $1-Million Bonus

Los Alamitos Racing Association, in partnership with the California-based insurance brokerage firm Bolton & Company, will offer a $1-million bonus tied to the new $500,000 Los Alamitos Derby (gr. II) to be run on July 5 during the Orange County … Continue reading

Crist Back Home Following Cardiac Arrest

Daily Racing Form publisher emeritus and handicapping expert Steven Crist is back home two and a half weeks after experiencing cardiac arrest and hospitalized in critical condition, according to the Form. Crist was in intensive care at a hospital in … Continue reading

CDI Announces Increased Revenues for First Quarter of 2014

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CHDN: NASDAQ) (CDI or Company) today, Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014, reported business results for the first-quarter ended Mar. 31, 2014. MANAGEMENT COMMENTARY “We’re pleased with our record first-quarter revenues of $167.3 million, up 13% over 2013, and … Continue reading

Ted Nicholson Selected as Interim Kentucky Horse Park Director

The Kentucky Horse Park Commission announced today that it has selected Ted G. Nicholson as the interim executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park following the retirement of John Nicholson on April 30. Ted Nicholson will begin his tenure in … Continue reading

Saratoga Releases 2014 Stakes Schedule; Whitney Purse Doubled to $1.5M

The 146th Saratoga Race Course meet will feature a record $17.45 million in stakes purses, topped by the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers on Saturday, August 23 and the Grade 1, $1.5 million Whitney on Saturday, August 2. Both the … Continue reading

Golf Legend Gary Player to Deliver Keynote Address at Inaugural Owner Conference

Gary Player, a legend in the golfing world and a long-time Thoroughbred owner, breeder and advocate of Thoroughbred aftercare, will deliver the keynote address when OwnerView, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and The Jockey Club host the inaugural Thoroughbred … Continue reading

Report: Calder-Gulfstream Working on Dates Deal

Representatives from both Churchill Downs Inc. and The Stronach Group are nearing an agreement that would end the current head-to-head competition between Calder Race Course & Slots and Gulfstream Park. The Blood-Horse reports that the deal could be announced as … Continue reading

Florida’s Approval of Uniform Medication Plan Held Up by Legislature

As national voices have gained strength in the debate on the use of therapeutic medication in horse racing, a group of organizations representing nearly 10,000 Florida Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse owners, trainers and breeders had already taken the unprecedented step … Continue reading