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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Maryland Jockey Club Increases Race Dates For 2017

The Maryland Jockey Club will increase the number of race dates it holds at Pimlico and Laurel Park in 2017, reports the Baltimore Sun. This year, the MJC ran 154 days, and on Tuesday the track operator announced that the racing commission unanimously approved a schedule 162 days in 2017. “There’s been a lot of […]

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Barn 5 at Gulfstream Park was under quarantine due to a confirmed case of equine herpesvirus.
Gulfstream Park Barn Under Quarantine After Equine Herpesvirus Fatality

Officials with Florida’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services have placed a two-week quarantine on Barn 5 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla., after a horse stabled in that barn who died Saturday evening tested positive for equine herpesvirus, a highly contagious disease. One strain of the disease, EHV-1, can be accompanied by neurological symptoms and may prove fatal […]

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Belinda Stronach is now president and chairs the board of the company founded by her father, Frank Stronach.
Belinda Stronach Taking The Reins At The Stronach Group

There has been a passing of the baton this year at The Stronach Group, owner of some of the premier racetracks on American soil, including Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., which for the ninth time on Nov. 4-5 hosted the Breeders’ Cup world championships – two spectacular days of racing and entertainment. Dennis Mills, […]

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Fans cheer on American Pharoah at Monmouth Park
Commentary: ‘Hard Work Necessary To Reinvent Sport For A New Generation’

Attracting and bringing in younger fans to horse racing has always been a prime objective of those involved in the industry. Marketing the sport to millennials has, at times, proven to be a bit of a challenge. In a recent column written for, Darren Heitner discusses that subject with industry leaders that have arrived at Santa Anita ahead of […]

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PR Special Maryland Million: A Proud Event’s Hall of Fame History

It’s Maryland Million day at Laurel Park and the Paulick Report is pleased to present a special print publication for the 31st edition of the event that was the brainchild of broadcast legend Jim McKay and led to similar events in virtually every other racing state. In this edition of the PR Special, Cindy Deubler highlights the numerous Hall […]

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