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Horse Racing Radio Network Exclusive Home Of Penn Gaming Racing Challenge

Beginning with the $1,250,000 Charles Town Classic (G2) at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races on April 23, Horse Racing Radio Network (“HRRN”) – the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, Kentucky – will once again serve as the … Continue reading

DraftKings Expands Website To Launch In The United Kingdom

The controversial United States-based daily fantasy sports company DraftKings has launched in the United Kingdom this week, according to the International Business Times. The company’s extension of online services to the United Kingdom includes 11 different sports on which customers … Continue reading

Preakness Ticket Sales Up Over 2015; Limited Number Of Box Seats Still Available

The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that ticket sales to the 141st Preakness Stakes Saturday, May 21, are up 10 percent over last year. The Preakness Stakes, the middle jewel of racing’s Triple Crown, is the highlight of Preakness Week … Continue reading

Iowa Festival Of Racing Headlines 2016 Schedule At Prairie Meadows

With opening day of the 2016 Thoroughbred season less than three months away, Prairie Meadows Race Track and Casino has set the calendar and schedule for the 27th season of live horse racing at this Altoona, IA facility. The 67-day … Continue reading

California: Annual Report Shows Decline In Equine Fatalities In 2015

Equine fatalities at California racetracks declined six percent for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015 compared to the previous year, according to an annual report published by the California Horse Racing Board. The Daily Racing Form writes that the CHRB published its … Continue reading

Opinion: British Racing Should Pursue Pari-Mutuel Wagering System

Former New York Racing Association CEO Charles Hayward has put forth his suggestion that British racing ought to pursue a pari-mutuel wagering system when the Betfred exclusive pool wagering license expires in 2018. The situation in Britain is such at … Continue reading

The Road To Kentucky: Mor Spirit, Songbird Impressive In Sophomore Debuts

Both Mor Spirit and Songbird captured their 3-year-old debut races on Saturday, garnering 10 points each toward their respective races in Kentucky. Another sophomore, Marquee Miss, earned herself 10 points toward the Oaks in winning Oaklawn Park’s Martha Washington on … Continue reading

Hawthorne Harness Meet Handle ‘Exceeded Expectations’

Hawthorne Race Course hosted its first harness meet in eight years this winter, beginning Jan. 8 and set to end Saturday night. Director of publicity and racing analyst Jim Miller told that the meet’s handle “exceeded expectations,” due to … Continue reading

Hong Kong Officials Predict First Handle Decline In Ten Years

Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges is predicting the first betting handle decline in the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s last ten years. The CEO told the South China Morning Post that uncertain economic times will likely lead the 2016 decline to be between three … Continue reading

Aussie Trainer Charged With Fraud For Training Nonexistent Horse

A trainer based in Goulburn, New South Wales, is facing a stint in jail after being convicted of fraud for billing a client for training expenses for a horse that didn’t exist. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Michael John Day pleaded … Continue reading

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