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Musselman, Churchill Downs Settle Lawsuit; Eviction to End Jan. 1

Attorneys for Churchill Downs and Louisville, Ky., newsletter publisher Edward Musselman have signed an agreement asking U.S. District Court Judge John G. Heyburn II to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Musselman against Churchill Downs and its director of security, Robert … Continue reading

Rodenticide Linked to Six Sudden Deaths in California

California officials announced on Thursday that they have linked six sudden equine deaths in the state with trace levels of anticoagulant rat poison. The six horses, who died between December 2012 and this September, all died due to massive internal … Continue reading

RMTC Committee Responds to RCI Proposal, Stresses Importance of Independence

The executive committee of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) met on Wednesday, December 17, to consider a recent letter from the Racing Commissioners International (RCI) inviting the RMTC to merge with RCI’s Drug Testing Standards and Practices Committee. … Continue reading

Tristar Equine Issues Recall of Gastrotec After FDA Warnings

Tristar Equine Marketing, LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of Gastrotec down to the consumer level. Gastrotec was previously marketed by Tristar as an OTC drug for use in horses, and contains a combination of Omeprazole and Misoprostol. This recall … Continue reading

West on Uniform Medication Rules: Churchill Downs Could ‘Spark Change’, Be Leader in Industry

In the past year, horse racing has made progress in the adoption of uniform medication rules. As 2015 nears, the number of states that will implement the new medication policies will be at 16, up from just four this year. … Continue reading

EquiLottery, AmTote Announce Strategic Partnership

EquiLottery and AmTote are announcing a newly formed strategic relationship that will make AmTote the preferred tote provider for EquiLottery moving forward. This agreement gives lottery companies and vendors a fully ready implementer to allow seamless integration into racetrack pools … Continue reading

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