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Heavy Rains Cancel Final All-Turf Card at Meadowlands

The Meadowlands Racetrack has cancelled its final all-turf Thoroughbred card scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Heavy rains swept through the Garden State on Friday night and into Saturday morning, leading to the cancellation of the six-race program. Saturday afternoon’s … Continue reading

Police Say Racetrack Vet Emily Champion Was Killed by Her Brother

Two days before racetrack veterinarian Emily Champion and her parents are to be  buried in Cadiz, Ky., Kentucky State Police charged her brother, Ryan Champion, with four counts of capital murder. Police took Ryan Champion, 36, into custody on Friday, … Continue reading

The 123Racing Pick6 of the Week

Each week, 123racing is providing sponsored editorial to help you handicap its new, innovative wager, the 123racing Pick6. The bet is different from the traditional Pick 6 in that a player gets points for first, second, and third-place finishes (based on pari-mutuel … Continue reading

Officials Named for Del Mar’s ‘Bing Crosby Season’

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will present its first “Bing Crosby Season” starting next Friday (November 7) led by a veteran team of racing officials. The 15-day stand, which carries through to Sunday, November 30, fills in a notable portion of … Continue reading

Coady, Arvizu Among Those Feted by Race Track Chaplaincy

The Race Track Chaplaincy of America honored several racing industry veterans at its 12th annual White Horse Awards Luncheon on Thursday in Arcadia, California, the Blood-Horse reports. Among those honored were jockey Rodolfo Arvizu, who assisted fellow rider Anne Von … Continue reading

Los Alamitos To Require Hair Testing for Champion of Champions

Los Alamitos Race Course announced new requirements for finalists competing in this year’s Grade 1 $600,000 Champion of Champions to be held on Saturday, December 13. All horses eligible to run in the Champion of Champions must be on the … Continue reading

Lab Catches Up on Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse Testing in Indiana

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission reports today that the backlog of its drug testing samples is complete and testing is current at its thoroughbred and quarter horse race meet at Indiana Grand. The backlog of samples had accrued over the … Continue reading

Churchill Downs Inc. Posts Lower Third-Quarter Earnings, Revenue

Churchill Downs Inc. said in a news release that its third-quarter net income fell 62 percent from the previous year to $3.5 million, or 20 cents per share, according to the report. Revenue for the quarter fell 6 percent, to … Continue reading

Out of Luck-ity: Churchill Pulling Plug on Online Bingo Site

Churchill Downs Inc. announced on Wednesday that after two years, it was ending operations for Luckity, its online bingo site. According to a report in the Louisville Courier-Journal, Churchill Downs filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission recently in … Continue reading

Australia: Group Formed To Combat Illegal Offshore Wagering

A new national working group will be established to tackle the increasing impact of illegal offshore wagering on Australian racing and sports. The new Illegal Offshore Wagering Working Group will be established under the Australian Government’s Gambling Industry Advisory Council … Continue reading

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