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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Large Fire Destroys Barn At Dixiana Farm

Crews from the Lexington Fire Department remained on the scene early Friday morning at Dixiana Farm after a large fire destroyed a barn on the property. WKYT reports that the fire started around 4 a.m. at Dixiana Farm, located on Dixiana Domino Road in Lexington. The barn was used to store hay. No animals were inside […]

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Caesars Entertainment Acquires Centaur Properties Indiana Grand, Hoosier Park For $1.7 Billion

Caesars Entertainment Corporation today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Centaur Holdings, LLC for $1.7 billion in cash, including $1.625 billion at closing and $75 million in deferred consideration. As a result of the transaction, Caesars will add Hoosier Park Racing and Casino in Anderson, Ind.,, and the Indiana Grand Racing […]

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Monmouth Park Set To Run 52 Days In 2018; Meadowlands To Host Six All-Turf Cards

Monmouth Park Racetrack will conduct 52 live race days in 2018 with an additional six all-turf cards to follow at the Meadowlands. With approval from the New Jersey Racing Commission granted on Wednesday, Monmouth Park has been given the green light to commence its 2018 season on Saturday, May 5 – Kentucky Derby Day. Following […]

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