The Biz

Keeneland Meet Shows Increases In Daily Average Attendance, Handle

Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., successfully concluded its 2017 Spring Meet on Friday as exceptional racing, enhanced food and hospitality offerings, one-of-a-kind special events and warm, sunny weather yielded robust attendance and on-track and all-sources wagering results. On-track attendance for the 15-day spring meet, held April 7-28, totaled 252,247 compared with 262,197 recorded during last year’s […]

Continue reading
CHRB Meeting: Combined Fair Race Meeting Approved, Santa Anita Handle Down

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, April 27, at Santa Anita Park. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. First Vice Chair George Krikorian, Second Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Jesse Choper and Araceli Ruano also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) […]

Continue reading
Derby, Oaks Security Measures To Include Magnetic Wand Scans, 24-Hour Supervision

Churchill Downs Racetrack today re-emphasized its annual enhanced security measures for horses competing in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) and ongoing safety and integrity measures included in its “Safety from Start to Finish” program. “Integrity and maximizing the safety and welfare of our athletes are of great importance to us, and […]

Continue reading
Asian Racing Federation Forms ‘Anti-Illegal Betting Task Force’ To Combat Black Market Gambling

In its effort to crackdown on illegal black market betting, the Asian Racing Federation has formed the ‘Anti-Illegal Betting Force’ and the group has already begun to share information with law enforcement agencies around the world. The South China Morning Post reports that the federation has signed an agreement with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), and […]

Continue reading
Report: Santa Anita Official Confident Lack Of Entries Will Not Continue To Pose Problems

Joe Morris, senior vice president of West Coast operations for The Stronach Group, said Thursday he does not anticipate another further difficulties filling race cards. The track cancelled racing for Thursday due to lack of entries. Morris attributed part of the problem with entries to wet weather and mild illness on the backstretch from the […]

Continue reading
Eclipse Sportswire Named Official Photographer Of Equestricon

Equestricon, LLC., announced today that international sports photography agency Eclipse Sportswire has been named the Official Photographer of Equestricon 2017. The first-ever international racing convention, fan festival and trade show, Equestricon is scheduled to take place at the Saratoga Springs City Center on August 14-15, and kicks off with events around the city of Saratoga […]

Continue reading
Churchill Downs Inc.: Net Income Increases Sharply In First Quarter

Churchill Downs Inc. had net income of $7.3 million in the first quarter of 2017, up $4.5 million from the same quarter in 2016, according to financial statements released Wednesday. Churchill Downs Incorporated Reports 2017 First Quarter Results In the quarter, net revenue declined $8.9 million driven by a $10.1 million decrease from Big Fish Games […]

Continue reading
Florida Legislature Making ‘Substantial’ Push To Get Gambling Deal Completed In Current Session

In a push to finally get a gambling bill approved during the current legislative session, the Florida House of Representatives made a few major offers during a session held Wednesday morning. The SaintPetersBlog reports that the House has agreed to allow ‘decoupling’, which would permit pari-mutuel racetracks to stop offering live horse or dog racing, but keep […]

Continue reading
Opinion: Woodbine ‘Said All The Right Things’ With Unveiling Of New Project

On Tuesday, the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) announced a major development plan for its 684-acre site, which officials stated would be developed in the years to come into “a city within a city” and “seek to be a future urban heart of northwest Toronto.” In a column published in the Toronto Sun, Richard Mauntah writes that the project, which will […]

Continue reading
Mario Serey Jr. Suspensions Total 315 Days For Five Clenbuterol Positives In Pennsylvania

Trainer Mario Serey Jr. is facing a 315-day license suspension and $11,500 in fines from five individual rulings issued by stewards at Penn National and Parx Racing in Pennsylvania for clenbuterol violations. The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission has granted Serey appeals on at least three of the suspensions and he continues to run horses at the […]

Continue reading
Twitter Twitter
Paulick Report on Instagram