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Churchill Downs, Saratoga Harness Racing Announce Management Agreement

Saratoga Harness Racing, Inc. (SHRI) and Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) (NASDAQ: CHDN) announced they have executed a binding term sheet and are close to finalizing a five-year management contract wherein CDI will manage Saratoga Casino and Raceway in Saratoga Springs, … Continue reading

Connecticut: Horse Owners, Governor Join to Commemorate New Legislation

On a beautiful, late summer afternoon, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy joined with horse lovers at Locket’s Meadow Farm to commemorate legislation passed earlier this year that in essence, stated that horses were not “vicious” animals. According to the New … Continue reading

Jockey Cedeno Recovering After Horse Falls at Del Mar

Jockey Amir Cedeno is recovering after Eddie’s First, a horse he was exercising, inexplicably collapsed on the track at Del Mar Tuesday morning. According to a San Diego Union-Tribune report, quick-thinking bystanders averted disaster when the horse went down, pinning Cedeno … Continue reading

Equibase Launches Redesigned Website

Equibase Company LLC today announced the launch of a redesigned website that features a multi-homepage concept with user-chosen pathways for new/casual fans, regular visitors, and seasoned players / expert handicappers. The new site is more tablet-friendly and offers several … Continue reading

RCI Considering Rules for Horses in Training

North American racing regulators are currently meeting in Del Mar, California this week to consider various issues, including a proposal by RCI President Ed Martin to expand the jurisdiction of racing commissions over horses in training to better identify those … Continue reading

Italy: Pressure Mounts to End Palio Races After Several Horses Die

Animal rights activists are among many that are calling for a permanent end to Italy’s Palio horse races after seven horses were killed during a recent event held in the Tuscan city of Pistoia. The Palio races, the most famous … Continue reading

Purse for Keeneland’s Shadwell Turf Mile Increased to $1 Million

Keeneland, in partnership with Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Shadwell Farm, announced today that the Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) will carry a purse of $1 million for its 29th running on Saturday, Oct. 4. With the increase, the Shadwell … Continue reading

Meadowlands’ Gural: Track is ‘Ideal’ Location for New Casino

Despite the fact that it may be November 2015, before voters in New Jersey see an initiative on the ballot concerning expanded casino gambling in the state, officials currently are busy narrowing down the possible locations of where new casinos … Continue reading

Suffolk Director of Communications Calls First Race Amidst Strong Storm

Suffolk Downs senior director of communications Jessica Paquette unexpectedly called her first race at the track on Monday, as strong storms whipped through the Boston area, delaying regular race caller T.D. Thornton. A tornado touched down Monday morning in Revere, … Continue reading

Saratoga ‘Turnstile Spinners’ Undeterred By Admission Changes

An increase in this year’s admission price to Saratoga Race Course (from $3 to $5) has not deterred the track’s “turnstile spinners,” who line up at the gates when the track has giveaway promotions. The New York Times reported Monday that … Continue reading