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Indiana Tracks Could Get Live Casino Dealers This Year, Sports Betting In 2020

A bill moving through Indiana’s legislature would allow the racinos Indiana Grand and Hoosier Park to offer table games with live dealers this year and sports betting across the state in 2020. The potential developments are part of a measure passed by a state Senate committee last week which would overhaul Indiana’s gambling industry. Another […]

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BHA Focused On ‘Containment’: Equine Influenza Strain Identified As ‘Virulent’ Clade 1

The strain of equine influenza involved in the outbreak in the UK has been identified as the “Florida Clade 1” strain, which the British Horseracing Authority explains is endemic to North and South America and different from the “Clade 2” strain which is endemic to Europe. British horses are reported to be vaccinated against both […]

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Lone Star Adds $100,000 Filly & Mare Turf Mile To 2019 Stakes Schedule

Lone Star Park opens its 2019 Thoroughbred Racing Season on Thursday, April 18 for a 44-day run and has 13 stakes races on the schedule worth a combined total of over $1.1 million dollars. The stakes action will kick-off with the featured $50,000 Bluebonnet Stakes on opening night. The six and one half furlong contest […]

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Belmont Stakes Schedule: Belmont Day To Feature Eight Grade 1 Races

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced the stakes schedule for a 48-day Belmont Park spring/summer meet, featuring 59 total stakes races worth $18.4 million, to commence on Friday, April 26 and run through Sunday, July 7. The meet is highlighted by the three-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival from Thursday, June 6 through […]

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Updated: New Civil Lawsuit Filed Against Hagyard Equine Medical, Others Over Misdated Sale Radiographs

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, whose partners are already fighting a civil lawsuit over a contract dispute from three former employees, was hit with a class action suit this week – this one centering on some of its veterinarians’ practice of misdating pre-sale radiographs. Illinois-based owner/trainer Tom Swearingen is suing the hospital, individual Hagyard surgeons Drs. […]

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‘Next Logical Step’: Proposed Bill Would Launch Yet More Research Into Pimlico’s Future

After one study put a $424 million pricetag on renovating Pimlico Race Course, a proposed bill in Maryland would create another research project to decide who should pay the bill. Senate Bill 800 would create a workgroup to make recommendations to Maryland’s General Assembly on financing by Dec. 1. The workgroup would be comprised of […]

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CG Technology Plans To Take Sports Bets In Partnership With New Meadowlands This Fall

Fresh off a robust pro football championship betting weekend, CG Technology, L.P. (“CG Technology”) and New Meadowlands Racetrack LLC (“Meadowlands Racetrack”) announced today that CG Technology – through its affiliate CG Technology NJ, LLC (“CGT”) – will offer online and mobile sports betting in New Jersey in a partnership with Meadowlands Racetrack starting in 2019. While the […]

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NYRA Announces Earlier Start To 2019 Saratoga Season; Number Of Racing Days To Remain The Same

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced an adjustment of racing dates for the 2019 Belmont Park spring/summer meet and the Saratoga summer meet to ensure the continuity of racing operations in New York in light of proposed timelines for the construction of a new arena at Belmont Park. The adjustment is based on initial […]

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Iowa Horsemen Move To Become Sole Sports Wagering License Holder In The State

The Iowa Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) announced today their intent to become the single license holder in Iowa for sports wagering. Their bill, which was recently released by the state government committees in both the Iowa House as HSB 124 and Senate as SSB 1100, demonstrates the horsemen’s unique ability to implement sports […]

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Equilottery, Speedway Motorsports Hope To Offer Games Based On Auto Race Results

Speedway Motorsports Inc., a leading auto speedway owner and operator and EquiLottery Games, a live sports lottery provider, have joined forces to bring lottery games based on the results of live auto races across North America to market. This first-of-its-kind venture allows for the growth of a new category of lottery games based on live […]

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