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National Advertising Campaign Launched To Increase Awareness Of Horse Racing

The Breeders’ Cup and The Jockey Club have launched a national ad campaign titled “Still. Running. Strong.” to promote Thoroughbred racing as major racetracks across the country resume live racing without spectators during the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizations announced today. The campaign, which includes broadcast, digital, and social media elements, comes at a time when other […]

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Santa Anita Setting Up Viewing Area For Owners To Watch Horses Train

Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., has announced a comprehensive plan to allow CHRB licensed owners at the racetrack to watch their horses breeze in the mornings. Since the number of owners attending at one time will be limited to comply with county health department protocols, reservations must be made ahead of time by your trainer. […]

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Del Mar: Officials Plan Early July 10 Opening, Three-Day Racing Week With No Spectators

The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club announced on Thursday its intention to begin the 2020 summer race meet on July 10 and employ a three-day-a-week race schedule pending the approval of the California Horse Racing Board at its June 11 meeting. Further, following guidelines issued by San Diego County public health officials, California state officials and […]

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ITHA: Arlington’s Refusal To Open ‘Devastating’ To Horsemen, Small Businesses

The following commentary is from the  Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association concerning the state of Illinois giving tracks permission to run spectator-free racing beginning June 1 – and Arlington Park’s refusal to embrace the opportunity. Arlington Park’s contempt for Illinois workers and the best interests of taxpayers knows no bounds. Having rebuffed the opportunity to add […]

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Report: Prairie Meadows Plans To Begin Live Meet On June 19

Originally scheduled to begin its 2020 racing season on May 1, Prairie Meadows Racetrack in Altoona, Ia. is now looking at a June 19 start date, reports the Daily Racing Form. Prairie Meadows shut down its casino on March 16, and in early May laid off over 1,000 employees due to the coronavirus pandemic. Iowa Governor […]

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‘Like A Kid At Christmas’: Fairmount Park To Resume Racing Next Week

Fairmount Park in Collinsville, Il. will resume racing without spectators sometime next week, reports the Cherokee Tribune & Ledger News. The exact date of resumption is not yet known, but Jim Watkins, president of the Illinois Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, said the plan is to have two days of racing per week moving forward. […]

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America’s Day At The Races Returns Thursday With Coverage Of Churchill, Tampa

America’s Day at the Races, produced by the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) in partnership with FOX Sports, returns Thursday on FOX Sports with four consecutive days of live racing action highlighted by Saturday’s Grade 3 Winning Colors and Grade 3 Mint Julep from Churchill Downs. The acclaimed national telecast presenting coverage and analysis […]

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Jockey Club, Breeders’ Cup, Kentucky Thoroughbred Association File Briefs In KHBPA Lasix Case

While Franklin County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wingate has yet to rule on a motion by the Kentucky Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (KHBPA) aimed at halting Lasix-free 2-year-old racing at Churchill Downs, other industry organizations have given their opinions on the case. The KHBPA is seeking to remove the ability of racetracks to card […]

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Dates Committee Approves Keeneland Request For Five-Day July Meet

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Race Dates Committee on Wednesday approved Keeneland’s request to conduct a spectator-free, five-day Summer Meet, to be held Wednesday, July 8 through Sunday, July 12. “Keeneland appreciates the quick response of the Commission to our request, and we applaud all their work on behalf of Kentucky racing during these unprecedented […]

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