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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

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

Economic Indicators For September Show Increases In Wagering, Purses

Total wagering and purses in the U.S. in September were both up from their 2014 levels, according to economic indicators released on Monday by Equibase. Wagering in the U.S. was up 11.90% in 2015 as compared with the same month … Continue reading

Gulfstream Park West Gearing Up For Second Season

The second Fall Turf Festival at Gulfstream Park West kicks off Wednesday, Oct. 7 with 20 stakes in 41 days highlighted by the My Charmer (G3) and Tropical Turf (G3) Nov. 21, Sunshine Millions Preview Day Nov. 7, and Juvenile … Continue reading

Beshear Appoints Two New Members To KY Horse Racing Commission

Gov. Steve Beshear has named two new members and reappointed three to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the new and reappointed members will serve terms that expire July 1, 2018. The new members are Bourbon County horse … Continue reading

UPDATED: Canani Receives 13-Month Suspension For Defrauding Owner

Trainer Julio Canani has been suspended for at least 13 months by Santa Anita stewards for “conduct detrimental to racing”. The suspension is set to begin Oct. 26 and run through Nov. 30, 2016. The suspension stems from a 2012 court case … Continue reading

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