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Aqueduct, Laurel Park Cancel Friday Cards Due To Winter Storm

Due to the impact of winter weather conditions on the Aqueduct track surface including rain, snow and ice, and in an aggressive effort to prepare the track for this weekend’s championship racing including tomorrow’s running of the Gotham Stakes, the New York Racing Association has cancelled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack on Friday, March 6. […]

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Meadowlands Closing Thursday At 7 PM Due To Winter Storm

The Meadowlands Racetrack and Winners Bayonne will both be closing at 7:00 P.M. this evening due to the winter storm.   Both locations will re-open tomorrow (Friday) morning for simulcasting at 11:00 A.M.   Live racing will resume tomorrow (Friday) night at The Meadowlands, with first post time at 7:15 P.M.

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Track Phantom Play Of The Day: Race 6 At Santa Anita

The Track Phantom’s Play of the Day for Thursday is race 6 on the card at Santa Anita, a $50,000 allowance optional claimer for California-bred 3-year-olds. A field of nine is set to go six furlongs on the main track. Post time is 6:30 p.m ET, 3:30 PT. Here are the Track Phantom’s selections for the […]

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Keeneland Cancels Simulcasting, Gift Shop Sale On Thursday Due To Storm

Keeneland has cancelled simulcast wagering and its Gift Shop Sale on Thursday due to heavy snow overnight in the Central Kentucky area. Keeneland’s offices are also closed today. Simulcasting at Keeneland is scheduled to resume Friday, March 6. The Gift Shop Sale will be held Friday and Saturday, March 6-7, from 9 a.m-5 p.m. in […]

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Several Tracks Cancel Live Racing, Simulcasting Due To Winter Storm

Several racetracks have canceled live racing and simulcasting due to yet another winter storm hitting a good portion of the country. So far Thursday morning, Aqueduct, Laurel Park, Penn National and Oaklawn have canceled racing. Churchill Downs will not be simulcasting today. The following tracks have issued press releases regarding the cancellations: Aqueduct: Due to […]

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Penn National Cancels Wednesday Night Card

Due to winter weather conditions and another expected snow storm, live racing at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has been cancelled for Wednesday night, March 4. Simulcasting will continue throughout the day at Penn National. The next live racing program is scheduled for Thursday evening, March 5, at 6:00pm EST.

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Charles Town Cancels Thursday Night Card

In advance of the winter weather moving through the area beginning late this evening and expected to produce significant snowfall as well as wind chills into the single digits, live racing at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races for tomorrow evening – Thursday, March 5 – has been cancelled. Live racing for tonight, Wednesday, March […]

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IRS To Consider Changes To Pari-Mutuel Withholding

In response to efforts spearheaded by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) and horse racing’s advocates within the federal government, the United States Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) yesterday issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Public Hearing (Notice) that opens the door to the possible addition of pari-mutuel gambling winnings […]

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Track Phantom Play Of The Day: Three’s The Number

After picking the winner of Monday’s Race 3 at Sam Houston Race Park, the Track Phantom is back for more, going with Tuesday’s Race 3 at the same venue (that’s Race 3 on 3/3). This time, the Play of the Day is a $20,000 maiden special weight for state-breds 3 and up. A field of seven […]

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Night School Returns Tuesday For Fifth Season

Proving to have both “class” and stamina, the horse racing industry’s national online fan education and player development program “Night School” debuts Season 5 tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET. The multimedia presentation debuted in 2011 and its materials have been viewed more than 1.2 million times via weekly classes live and archived, downloadable study materials, […]

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