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NYRA Names Brooklyn Businessman Bonomo As New Chairman

The New York Racing Association has named Brooklyn businessman Anthony Bonomo as its new chairman, according to a report by The Saratogian. Bonomo did not take over at the board meeting that had been scheduled for Tuesday; the meeting was cancelled … Continue reading

Churchill Track Superintendent David Lehr To Retire In May

Track Superintendent David Lehr will retire from that Churchill Downs Racetrack (CDRT) post at the end of May, concluding a career that spanned more than 43 years with the home of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) … Continue reading

Report: Regulating ‘Program Trainers’ One Goal of Racing Officials Accreditation Program

At its latest conference currently being held in Delaware, members of the Racing Officials Accreditation Program (ROAP) discussed ‘program trainers’, and the need for the racing industry to develop regulations that would deal with the issue. “On a scale of … Continue reading

No Foolin’: Collmus Eager To Kick Off New Gig As NYRA Announcer April 1

A new era will begin on April 1 in New York, when Larry Collmus begins calling races as the new track announcer for the New York Racing Association. Collmus was hired last summer to replace Tom Durkin, who decided to … Continue reading

USTA, Ohio Racing Commission Discuss Cobalt, Other Medication Issues At Recent Meeting

USTA President Phil Langley, accompanied by Executive Vice President Mike Tanner, presented the USTA’s positions on a number of medications’ issues to the Ohio State Racing Commission at their monthly meeting on Monday afternoon at the Riffe Center in Columbus, … Continue reading

33 Woodbine Employees Make Government’s ‘Sunshine List’ For Six-Figure Salaries

In a voluntary disclosure, the Ontario Racing Commission revealed 33 Woodbine employees are on the government’s annual “sunshine list” of workers making $100,000 or more. Woodbine CEO Nick Eaves, who is stepping down from his post, brought in more than … Continue reading

Longshot Winner At Turf Paradise Ran Under Wrong Name

Arizona Department of Racing officials are investigating how two runners from the barn of trainer Dan McFarlane erroneously ran in each other’s name in Saturday’s seventh race at Turf Paradise. Cavour, carrying saddle cloth 5, was credited with the victory … Continue reading

Laurel Closes Meet With 14.6 Percent Total Average Handle Increase

Laurel Park closed its 2015 winter meet Sunday with total average handle up 14.6 percent overall and 15.8 percent on its live product. Laurel’s average daily handle was $1.764 million compared to $1.540 million in 2014. Daily export handle increased … Continue reading

Pimlico Goes ‘Hi-Def’ For Upcoming Spring Meet

The Maryland Jockey Club announced today it has invested $1.5 million to broadcast the 2015 spring meet at Pimlico in high-definition television. Along with the installation of approximately 150 new high-definition televisions throughout Pimlico, opening day at Pimlico will also … Continue reading

Report: KY Lawmaker Plans On Expanded Gambling Push in 2016

After a year in which the subject of expanded gambling in Kentucky was not discussed before the General Assembly, House Speaker Greg Stumbo has indicated that will not be the case in 2016. “I’m going to move on my casino … Continue reading

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