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‘Historic Day': Officials Expect 100,000-Plus In Saratoga Springs On Travers Day

Officials in Saratoga Springs are preparing for a historic day on Saturday – not just on the racetrack, where American Pharoah will line up in the G1 Travers Stakes, but also in the city itself, where there are concerts scheduled … Continue reading

NBC Travers Telecast To Include Forego, Sword Dancer

American Pharoah, Thoroughbred racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner, is set to return to the track this Saturday, August 29, at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.,  in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes for 3-year-olds at 4 p.m. ET on … Continue reading

Suffolk To Offer Shipping Subsidies For Three-Day Meet That Begins Sept. 5

Entries for the first Festival of Racing day at Suffolk Downs will close on Tuesday, September 1 for Saturday, September 5, one of three days of racing the Boston track will offer this year. The other race dates are October 3 and … Continue reading

Oaklawn Releases Richest Condition Book In Track History; $27 Million In Purses Offered

Oaklawn has released Condition Book 1 for its live race meet that begins Jan. 15, 2016 featuring the richest purses in track history for the eighth consecutive year. Maiden Special Weights will be worth $68,000, an $8,000 increase over where … Continue reading

KY: Candidates Have Opposing Views On Casino Gambling In Governor’s Race

The race for governor in Kentucky is beginning to heat up as the November elect draws closer. Not surprisingly, one of the many topics the candidates have different views on is that of expanded gambling in the state. Both Democratic … Continue reading

Hop On The Bus, Gus: Public Transportation Plan Announced For Keeneland Breeders’ Cup

Breeders’ Cup and Keeneland today announced public transportation service plans for the 2015 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will offer shuttle service from three Park-and-Ride locations in the Lexington area to and from Keeneland Race Course on October 30 and … Continue reading

Del Mar Adds Three New Stakes For Fall’s ‘Bing Crosby Season’

Three new stakes races will be presented during Del Mar’s second fall racing season, which begins on October 29 and continues through to November 29. The additional races – each with a value of $200,000 – mean that the stakes … Continue reading

Betfair, Paddy Power Agree To Merger

Betfair and Paddy Power have reached an agreement in principle to join forces in a merger that will create one of the world’s largest online gambling companies. The Daily Racing Form reports that based on 2014 figures, the two companies … Continue reading

No White House Visit For American Pharoah

In July, Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY) wrote a formal letter to President Barack Obama, urging him to hold a White House ceremony to honor Triple Crown winner American Pharoah (and his humans). Tonko, whose district includes Saratoga, wrote in the … Continue reading

Minnesota Racing Commission Seeks Staff Attorney

The Minnesota Racing Commission is currently accepting applications for the position of staff attorney. This position will provide day-to-day legal advice and counsel to MRC commissioners, executive leadership and staff. The staff attorney will have a primary role in developing … Continue reading

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