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Enhanced Security Protocols Announced For Pegasus World Cup

The Stronach Group is pleased to announce its enhanced security measures for horses competing in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (Gr. I). “We at The Stronach Group are committed to maximizing the integrity, safety and welfare of our athletes. These enhancements reaffirm that commitment,” said Mike Rogers, Racing Division President of The Stronach Group. In […]

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Florida Appeals Court Rules In Favor Of FTBOA, Upholds Breeders’ Award Statutes

While the policy of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association is to refrain from engaging in public dialogue on matters that are the subject of pending litigation, the FTBOA has released the following public statement in an effort to keep its members informed. On January 12, 2017, the Florida First District Court of Appeal […]

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Rillito Park Racetrack in Tucson, Arizona
Rillito Park: Lease Extension Would Keep Live Racing Through 2021

Pima County, Arizona, officials are expected to approve a contract that would allow live racing to continue at Rillito Park through 2021. Tuscon News Now reports that the Rillito Park Foundation, which operates the racetrack, had been pushing for a longer contract for the last two years. The foundation will now be able to receive a $1 million grant, […]

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Delaware Shifts 2017 Dates To Later In Year To Maximize Field Size

Delaware Park received approval from the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission today on dates for the 2017 live racing season. The historical 80th season of live racing at the Stanton oval will feature 81 days with the meet starting on Saturday, June 3rd and concluding on Saturday, October 21st. Live racing will be conducted Saturday, Monday, […]

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Officials with Maroñas racetrack owner Codere present the trophy following the 119th running of the Clásico Gran Premio José Pedro Ramírez
Uruguay’s Maroñas Racetrack Enjoys Record Crowd, Increased Handle On Signature Race Day

The record 18,000 people who packed into the stands at Hipódromo de Maroñas on Jan. 6 were treated to over 11 hours of entertainment and world class racing, highlighted by Gandhii di Job’s impressive victory in the Clásico Gran Premio José Pedro Ramírez (URU-G1). With innovative promotions that appealed to fans of all levels and savvy […]

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Bill White, Florida HBPA president
Florida HBPA Announces Deal With Gulfstream Park For $600,000 Sunshine Millions

The Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protection Association (FHBPA) has announced a deal with Gulfstream Park to move forward with the running of the 2017 Sunshine Millions. This announcement is in response to the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association (FTBOA) declining to fund and participate in the 2017 Sunshine Millions Series. The Sunshine Millions is a […]

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Lobbyist Capitol Hill
Proposed Pari-Mutuel Regulations: NTRA Establishes Process For Public To Contact Treasury Department

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that a system has been established at for individuals to submit an e-mail comment directly to the United States Treasury Department in support of newly proposed regulations related to withholding and reporting of pari-mutuel winnings. The proposed regulations, which would replace outdated regulations adopted nearly 40 […]

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Woodbine racing
Woodbine To Shut Down HPItv Channel In April

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today announced HPItv will shut down its multi-track channel and accompanying odds channel effective Saturday, April 11, 2017. WEG has operated HPItv, a CRTC licensed digital television channel that broadcasts racing to homes across Canada, and its predecessor, The Racing Network (TRN) since 2001. “The decision to shut down HPItv was […]

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Hastings Racecourse
Hastings: Three Stakes Added To Rich 2017 Schedule

The 2017 thoroughbred racing season will see an increase of three races to its stakes schedule it was announced today by Darren MacDonald, Hastings Racecourse General Manager & Director of Racing BC. “With all of the incentives now available to purchase weanlings and yearlings we thought it was important to increase the number of opportunities […]

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Exacta Systems historical racing games
Exacta Systems Sets Handle Records For Historic Horse Racing In Kentucky, Wyoming

Exacta Systems continued to set new historic horse racing handle records in 2016, achieving record gains in both Kentucky and Wyoming. The $46.5 million wagered on Exacta terminals in December at Kentucky Downs smashed the previous one-month record of $42.1 million, which was set at Kentucky Downs in October. For the year, Exacta games produced […]

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