The Biz

‘IMPROVE OR DISAPPEAR’

In a very critical piece featured on the pages of the Star-Telegram, Gary West has a moment of tough love for the Texas racing industry. After watching the races at Lone Star Park on the final day of the meet, West leads off his column ‘If that’s going to be Texas racing, why bother?’ […]

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BON JOVI, KENNY CHESNEY AND DAVE MATTHEWS BAND HEADLINE HULLABALOU

Sixty-five bands will play across five stages during the inaugural HullabaLOU concert at Churchill Downs this summer. There’s no shortage of talent or big names among the featured acts including Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Dave Matthews Band, Al Green and the Steve Miller Band. Do you plan on attending this music festival? Is this […]

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DOUBLE-DIGIT DECLINES AT HOLLYWOOD PARK

The conclusion of Hollywood Park’s 57-day spring meet showed double-digit declines in attendance (10.4%) and wagering (10.3%). The average attendance was 12,676 vs. last year’s 14,149 and the all sources daily handle of $9,474,780 was down from 2009’s $10,561,323. Track president Jack Liebau attempted to put a positive spin on these numbers. “Although we […]

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LANE’S END: HOT JULY WEEKEND

ADVERTISEMENT Kingmambo’s Campanologist – 1st G1 Grosser Preis Von Lotto Hamburg City Zip’s Workin for Hops – 1st G2 American Derby Langfuhr’s Marlang – 1st G3 Sunset Handicap Mineshaft’s A. U. Miner – 1st $240K Greenwood Cup Stakes

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‘SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE’

With Del Mar’s opening day tomorrow, the final preparations are being made for what has historically been a very successful meet. Vice president of marketing Craig Dado touts their something for everyone philosophy as one of the reasons this meeting wins over the public each summer. “It’s a formula that has worked well for us […]

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RACHEL’S RADAR STILL SEES THE SPA

Despite deciding to run in Monmouth Park’s Lady’s Secret this weekend, connections for 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra still very much have Saratoga on their radar. When asked about the likelihood of Rachel running at The Spa this year, trainer Steve Asmussen confirmed in the affirmative. “There is a strong possibility. Jess […]

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LADY’S SECRET TO BE SHOWN LIVE ON NTRA.COM

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association’s (NTRA) Website, NTRA.com, will offer free, live video streaming this Saturday of the $400,000 Lady’s Secret Stakes from Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J. The Lady’s Secret, to be run at 1 1/8 miles on the main track, is scheduled to attract 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra.    […]

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RACHEL ALEXANDRA ARRIVES AT MONMOUTH

Reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra was back in Oceanport, N.J., setting foot in the Monmouth Park barn area around 9:00 a.m. after shipping to the Shore from Saratoga.  The champion filly will headline this Saturday’s card at Monmouth Park when she heads postward in the $400,000 Lady’s Secret Stakes. “She shipped just […]

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DIXIE UNION EUTHANIZED

PRESS RELEASE Multiple Grade 1 Winner and prominent sire DIXIE UNION was euthanized today at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital due to a deteriorating neurologic problem.  The thirteen-year-old stallion stood at Mr. and Mrs. William S. Farish’s Lane’s End Farm near Versailles, Kentucky. DIXIE UNION was bred by Herman Sarkowsky and raced for […]

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