The Biz

Santa Anita Institutes ‘Ship And Stay’ Program For Winter Meet

With its traditional Winter Meet opener looming on Tuesday, Dec. 26, Santa Anita Park has announced a first-ever “Ship and Stay” program, that is intended to attract out-of-state horsemen and to incentivize them to keep running in California throughout the new year. Funded solely by Santa Anita and The Stronach Group (TSG), the “Ship and Stay” […]

Continue reading
Santa Anita Offering Reduced Pricing For Box Seats For Upcoming Winter/Spring Meet

Fans will have plenty to celebrate the day after Christmas, Dec. 26, as Santa Anita Park’s 2017-18 Winter/Spring Meet will open with fans being treated to an abundance of world class racing as well as reduced prices in the track’s coveted Box Seat area. Located on the Mezzanine level of the track’s iconic Grandstand, the […]

Continue reading
Gorajec: ‘Day Of Reckoning’ On Horizon For New York’s Drug Testing Program

Former longtime racing regulator Joe Gorajec, writing for Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, discusses the drug testing protocol of the New York State Gaming Commission, and the implementation of its new split sample program, which began at the start of Aqueduct’s fall meet. Gorajec questions the timing of the new protocol, asking “why now?”, when it’s a procedure […]

Continue reading
Keeneland’s Sporting Art Auction Led By Munnings’ ‘A Morning’s Work, Newmarket Heath’

Spirited bidding and the sale of Sir Alfred Munnings’ A Morning’s Work, Newmarket Heath for $186,300, including buyer premium, highlighted the fifth annual Sporting Art Auction, held Sunday afternoon at Keeneland. The Sporting Art Auction is a collaborative effort between Keeneland, the world’s leading Thoroughbred sales company, and Cross Gate Gallery of Lexington, the country’s foremost gallery of fine […]

Continue reading
Commentary: Expect ‘Significant Upgrades’ After Caesars Purchase Of Centaur Properties

Earlier this week, Caesars Entertainment announced its plan to purchase Centaur Gaming, encapsulating both the Indiana Grand and Hoosier Park racinos in the state of Indiana. According to The Herald Bulletin, industry analysts expect to see positive changes in the two properties, provided that the Indiana Gaming Commission and Indiana Horse Racing Commission approve the deal. […]

Continue reading
Canterbury Park Requests Three Additional Race Dates In 2018

Canterbury Park intends to race 70 days in 2018. Officials of the Shakopee, Minn., thoroughbred and quarter horse racetrack this week submitted a request to the Minnesota Racing Commission seeking approval of a schedule that would begin Friday, May 4 and conclude Sept. 15. The MRC is expected to act on Canterbury’s request next month. The recently […]

Continue reading
2018 NYRA Racing Calendar Offers 229 Days Of Live Thoroughbred Action

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has released its 2018 racing calendar, which calls for 229 days of live thoroughbred action at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course. Once again, the 40-day summer meet at historic Saratoga Race Course will serve as the anchor for a spectacular year of racing. The meet, […]

Continue reading
CHRB: Conditional Approval Given For Stronach Track Meets, Whip Rule Extended To Training Hours

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, November 16, at Del Mar Race Track. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chairman Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Jesse Choper, Fred Maas, Araceli Ruano and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) under […]

Continue reading
RMTC Auctioning Famous Racehorse Halters To Raise Funds For ‘Tactical Research’

Between November 24 and December 1, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will auction off halters of famous racing and stallion stars on its eBay page. All proceeds from the auction will go toward the RMTC’s four-year grant program beginning in 2018 to encourage tactical research into the detection and identification of […]

Continue reading
Report: Golden Gate To No Longer Stay Open As Auxiliary Stabling Site

The Stronach Group indicated that it will no longer keep Golden Gate Fields open as an auxiliary stabling facility during the fair racing season in 2018. The BloodHorse reports that Tim Ritvo, the chief operating officer for The Stronach Group, made the announcement during a meeting of the California Horse Racing Board Nov. 16. In the past, […]

Continue reading
Twitter Twitter
Paulick Report on Instagram