The Stronach Group

Trainer Marcus Vitali
Vitali Gets Stay Of Parx Racing Ejection, Seeking Florida HBPA Board Position

Trainer Marcus Vitali received a stay from the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission of an eviction notice by Parx Racing and will be permitted to run the horse Eagle of Delight at the suburban Philadelphia racetrack on Saturday. Vitali, who was denied stalls and whose entries were banned at Gulfstream Park and other tracks owned by […]

Continue reading
Gulfstream Lowers Minimum Wager On Pick 3

Gulfstream Park announced today it will lower the minimum wager on its Pick 3 to 50 cents beginning Wednesday, Feb. 8. The Pick 3 had been a $1 minimum bet. “After careful consideration and feedback from our bettors, we decided that lowering the minimum on the Pick 3 would make the bet more accessible to […]

Continue reading
Jockeys Guild logo
Jockeys’ Guild, Pegasus Reach Compensation, Sponsorship Agreements

The Pegasus Group and Jockeys’ Guild announced today they have reached an agreement on minimal jockey compensation and jockey sponsorships for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park Saturday, Jan. 28. The 1 1/8 mile Pegasus – the world’s richest and most unique horse race – has attracted a star-studded cast […]

Continue reading
Churchill Downs Tracks, TwinSpires Holding Out On Simulcasting Pegasus World Cup

An impasse over the cost of the simulcast signal for the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., on Jan. 28 could leave customers of Churchill Downs Inc. racetracks and its advance deposit wagering company, TwinSpires, shut out of the betting on the inaugural running of the $12-million race. “Unfortunately, we have […]

Continue reading
TVG Logo
TVG Begins Nine Days Of Pegasus World Cup Special Programming

TVG, America’s Horse Racing network, will create special programming to promote the inaugural Pegasus World Cup Invitational (Gr. I) and will be live on-site at Gulfstream Park in the run-up to the world’s richest horse race. The $12-million Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 28 was created by The Stronach Group and is expected to have […]

Continue reading
Racing at Gulfstream Park
Gulfstream Reports Record Wagering In 2016; Handle Increases 13 Percent

Gulfstream Park announced today a record $1.774 billion was wagered via Gulfstream Park in 2016, a 9-percent increase over the previous record of $1.625 billion in 2015. Gulfstream also announced a record $1.508 billion was wagered on its live races in 2016, a 13-percent increase from the previous record of $1.338 billion in 2015. Gulfstream’s […]

Continue reading
Portrait of Jeannine Edwards.(Photo by Joe Faraoni/ ESPN Images)
Edwards To Host Eclipse Awards For Sixth Consecutive Year

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that sports broadcaster Jeannine Edwards of ESPN and ABC will host the 46th Annual Eclipse Awards presented by Daily Racing Form, Breeders’ Cup and The Stronach Group, on Saturday, January 21. It will be the sixth consecutive year Edwards has emceed the ceremony. The Eclipse Awards, which […]

Continue reading
The 2018 Pegasus World Cup could move to Santa Anita Park, according to a published report
Report: Santa Anita Could Host 2018 Pegasus World Cup

The inaugural running of the $12-million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park – expected to feature a rematch between California Chrome and Arrogate – is just one month away, but officials with The Stronach Group already are talking about the 2018 edition and beyond. Mike Rogers, president of the company’s racing division, told Thoroughbred Daily […]

Continue reading
Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita contributed to California's increased handle in 2016
CHRB: Statewide Handle Up 1.1 Percent In 2017, Stronach Limiting ADW Agreements

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, December 15, at Los Alamitos Race Course. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Commissioners Madeline Auerbach, George Krikorian and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website ( under the Webcast link. In brief: The Board […]

Continue reading
Geolocation technology could increase racetracks' revenue from ADWs.
Stronach’s California Tracks Pressuring ADWs To Accept ‘Geolocation’ Proposal

The Stronach Group-owned Santa Anita and Golden Gate Fields have teamed up with the Thoroughbred Owners of California to pressure advanced-deposit wagering companies to accept a “geolocation” proposal, according to Scott Daruty, who often represents The Stronach Group, told the California Horse Racing Board on Wednesday that the two tracks had already reached agreements […]

Continue reading
Twitter Twitter
Paulick Report on Instagram