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Second Horsemen’s Group Forms In Massachusetts

A group of owners and trainers have split from the New England Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association to form the new Massachusetts Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, according to a report by The Blood-Horse. “We had our grassroots group and we wanted … Continue reading

Fire Damages Monmouth-Area Businesses On Eve Of Haskell Weekend

According to a story by NJ Advance Media, two businesses near Monmouth Park suffered damages in a fire Friday night, less than two days before the track expects large crowds for the Haskell Invitational featuring American Pharoah. Enzo’s Deli & … Continue reading

Big Bucks: Economists Say Pharoah Alone Could Bring $20M To New Jersey

Economists believe the presence of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah alone in the Haskell Invitational could bring $20 million to the Jersey Shore, according to an article by the Asbury Park Press. “The $20 million should be viewed as an … Continue reading

CHRB Rejects Hearing Officer Proposal To License Patrick Valenzuela

The California Horse Racing Board in closed session on July 17 rejected a proposed decision by hearing officer Daniel Q. Schiffer to permit suspended jockey Patrick Valenzuela to exercise horses at CHRB-licensed facilities and be relicensed as a jockey after … Continue reading

Virginia Racing Battle Rages On As Dirt Track Sits In A Heap On Backstretch

With a last-minute delivery to the offices of the Virginia Racing Commission on Thursday, Colonial Downs continued the seemingly endless battle over racing in the commonwealth. The track turned in an application to hold one day of racing later this … Continue reading

Churchill Downs Has Partner Ready Should California Approve Online Gambling

Churchill Downs Inc. has been hoping to enter the online casino gambling market for quite some time, should legislation be passed by either the federal government or individual states. According to a recent article in the Louisville Courier-Journal, Churchill currently … Continue reading

North American Racing Academy Receives $5,000 TCA Grant

Bluegrass Community and Technical College’s North American Racing Academy (BCTC-NARA) received a $5,000 grant from Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) on July 27, 2015.  These funds will help offset daily care costs related to the care of 15-18 Thoroughbreds that … Continue reading

Historical Racing Machines Roll Into Lexington’s Red Mile

Officials from Red Mile and Kentucky Horse Racing Commission were on hand to receive the first shipment of historical racing terminals on Monday, July 27, at the emerging entertainment facility located in the heart of Lexington. Chris Clark, Director of … Continue reading

Churchill’s Simulcast Signals Dropped By New York OTBs

New York’s five offtrack betting corporations have canceled a simulcasting contract with Churchill Downs Inc., and have dropped the signals from the tracks controlled by the company. According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, the OTBs, which negotiate … Continue reading

Darley To Close Aiken Training Stable

Darley America will no longer have a string at the Aiken Training Track near Aiken, South Carolina. According to a report by WRDW-TV, the barns owned by Darley will be shut down Sept. 1. The barns were purchased by Darley … Continue reading

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