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Churchill Downs’ Growing Investment In Big Fish Games

A recent conference call with investors revealed some reasoning behind Churchill Downs Inc.’s latest big investment in Big Fish Games, reports Louisville Business First. Recent financial statements revealed a $5 million decrease in adjusted earnings for the Seattle-based company, purchased by Churchill just over a year ago. Marcia Dall, Churchill’s chief financial officer, the majority […]

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Los Alamitos Sets Thoroughbred Handle Record Saturday

The total handle of $8,286,660.54 Saturday at Los Alamitos was the highest since thoroughbred racing returned to the venue in July, 2014. The total on a day that featured the inaugural running of the $150,000-guaranteed California Chrome Stakes and an average field size of better than eight horses per race eclipsed the previous best of […]

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Lawsuit To Be Dismissed: Arlington, Horsemen Sign Two-Year Contract

Arlington Park and the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association came to an agreement Friday night, signing the two-year contract required to begin the 2016 Arlington meet, reports the Daily Racing Form. As part of the deal, the ITHA agreed to dismiss the lawsuit it filed last week against Arlington, the Illinois Racing Board, and the Illinois […]

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First time past the stands in the Maker's 46 Mile at Keeneland, eventually won by #2 Miss Temple City.
Keeneland Closes With Nearly Five Percent Attendance, 24 Percent Handle Increases

Keeneland concluded its 2016 Spring Meet on Friday with robust increases in attendance and on-track and all-sources wagering. Healthy results, which included an all-time single-day handle record on Toyota Blue Grass Day, were driven by top-quality racing that featured the return of a number of horses who competed in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at […]

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Bid On The ‘Ultimate Derby Experience’ To Benefit Mom’s Closet

Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day has put together a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for four horse racing fans this Derby season. The “Ultimate Derby Experience” begins with a tour of the Churchill Downs backside, led by the man himself. This will be followed by introductions to one of this year’s Kentucky Derby contenders, Brody’s Cause, as […]

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Belmont Park Reaccredited By NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Belmont Park, home of the Belmont Stakes, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Located in Elmont, N.Y., on Long Island, just outside of New York City, the track kicks off its Spring/Summer Meet today. The 59-day season runs through July 17 and […]

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Council Approves Permit To Reopen The Woodlands

On Thursday, the Unified Government Commission in Kansas City, Kansas, voted unanimously to approve The Woodlands’ request for a special use permit. According to an article in the Wyandotte Daily Online, The Woodlands will apply to operate the maximum 750 slot machines. The facility will also ask the state Legislature to approve a measure to lower the […]

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Churchill Downs Investing $25 Million In Hotel, Casino Expansion

Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) (CDI or Company) on Thursday announced plans for the construction of a new attached $25 million hotel at the Oxford Casino property. The capital project includes expansion of the existing Oxford Casino facility and will feature over 100 new guestrooms including standard rooms and suites, additional dining options, an expansion of […]

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Internet Poker Bill Advances In California

A bill that would legalize online poker in California advanced unanimously through a state Assembly committee April 27. The Daily Racing Form reports that the Assembly Government Organization Committee approved the legislation by a vote of 19-0. The measure was then forwarded to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. If passed, Assembly Bill 2863 would allow Internet poker licenses to be awarded […]

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NTRA Reports Positive Net Revenues For Fourth Straight Year

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Board of Directors today approved the association’s audited financial results for the fiscal year concluding January 31, 2016, which showed positive net revenues for the fourth consecutive year. A not-for-profit coalition of horse racing interests, the NTRA reported net revenues of $43,393 for Fiscal Year 2016. Today’s action took […]

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