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Night Racing At Belmont? ‘That’s The Smart Way For Us To Go In The Future’

The New York Racing Association has been pursuing legislation which would allow it to run night-time racing at Belmont Park, revealed NYRA CEO and president Chris Kay on a Thoroughbred Daily News podcast this week. The bill actually passed through the New York Senate, but has yet to reach the State Assembly and so will not […]

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Indiana Derby Sets New Track Records For Handle, Attendance

The 2017 Grade 3, $500,000 Indiana Derby, won by J. Paul Reddam’s Irap, established new track records for handle for a single race and for the highest handle ever in the history of racing at Indiana Grand. A total of $1.150 million was wagered on the Indiana Derby, an increase of five percent over last […]

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Del Mar: Uber Offering Expanded Pick-Up, Drop-Off Zones In 2017

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and Uber announced on Saturday a partnership that will give racing fans better access to convenient rides to and from the shore oval this summer. The primary change installed for the 2017 season will be a significantly expanded pick-up and drop-off zone near the racetrack. “We’re delighted we’re able to offer […]

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NYRA Now Offers Customizable Streaming Via Apple, Amazon Fire TV

The New York Racing Association announced today that NYRA Now, a mobile and over-the-top television platform that gives users customizable video streaming options, is now available on Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. The additional platforms bolster the number of ways horseplayers can access NYRA’s premium video content through NYRA Now. In addition to Apple […]

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Del Mar To Unveil New Infield LED Board At Upcoming Meet

Racing fans will have a brand new crisp and clear way to see their horses in action this summer at Del Mar following the installation of a 21-foot high, 35-foot wide LED video board in the track’s infield. The state-of-the-art installation, which provides an improved 8-millimeter display upgrade over the 10-millimeter display previous put in […]

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DraftKings, FanDuel Scrap Merger Plans Amid Anti-Trust Scrutiny

Daily fantasy sports operators DraftKings and FanDuel, which had announced plans to merge last year, said July 13 that they would no longer be joining forces. The announcement comes amid mounting anti-trust scrutiny and a legal challenge from the Federal Trade Commission. TechCrunch reports that had the merger gone through, it would’ve created a company that controlled 90 […]

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Hall Of Famers Smith, Stevens At ‘Pick Your Ponies’ Fundraiser For PDJF On Eve Of Del Mar Opening

Racing fans are invited to join Hall of Fame jockeys Mike Smith and Gary Stevens, two-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Doug O’Neill and other racing personalities at the “Pick Your Ponies” party at L’Auberge Del Mar on Tuesday, July 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. PDT The event benefiting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund comes on […]

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Opinion: Locating Racetrack In King George County Would Be A ‘Bad Bet’

Virginia has not had flat racing since Colonial Downs closed its doors in 2013. Since that time, the Virginia Equine Alliance has considered several locations around the Commonwealth in which to build a new facility. The latest area drawing the group’s interest is Powhatan Plantation, a 1,000-acre farm in King George County. However, not everyone […]

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‘Things Are On The Right Path’: Racing Returns To North Dakota Horse Park

Racing fans in North Dakota are eagerly anticipating the return of live racing to the state as the North Dakota Horse Park kicks off its eight-day meet Friday, July 14. The Jamestown Sun reports that the facility, which is located in Fargo, was granted an additional two days this season after hosting a successful six-day meet in 2016. […]

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Equestricon Announces Hong Kong Trip Sweepstakes

Equestricon, LLC., announced today a sponsorship from the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) that will bring an added attraction and enhanced international flair to the inaugural racing convention. As part of the agreement, the HKJC will sponsor a “Lucky Draw” sweepstakes at Equestricon, in which it will award a trip for two to Hong Kong […]

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