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Fasig-Tipton To Sponsor $200,000 Laurel Futurity

Laurel Park announced today that Fasig-Tipton will be the title sponsor for the $200,000 Laurel Futurity. The Fasig-Tipton Laurel Futurity will be contested Saturday, Sept. 21 as part of a spectacular day of racing with eight stakes races, including the $250,000 Frank De Francis Memorial Dash (G3), $250,000 Baltimore-Washington International Turf Cup (G3) and $150,000 […]

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‘Shocked And Thoroughly Disappointed’: Turfway Will Defend Winter Race Dates Against Churchill ‘Attack’

Churchill Downs, Inc. announced on Thursday it’s intent to build a new Northern Kentucky racetrack and pursue winter race dates traditionally held by Turfway Park. Mark Dunkeson, Chief Executive Officer of JACK Entertainment, released the following statement on Friday. “Following a lengthy competitive bidding process with a number of local and national companies, JACK Entertainment […]

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TVG Plans Coverage Of Keeneland September, Including ‘Rising Stock’ Feature

TVG, America’s horse racing network, will broadcast the Keeneland September Yearling Sale which runs Monday, September 9 through Sunday, September 22 as part of its enhanced focus on the sales and breeding sectors of the horse racing industry. The network will offer all day sales coverage from Book One on TVG2 with special reports on […]

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CDI Announces Intent To Apply For Turfway’s Dates, Construct New Track In Northern Kentucky

Following a report from the Daily Racing Form Thursday, Churchill Downs Incorporated announced plans to apply for winter racing dates currently held by Turfway Park. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will make a determination about date applications by Nov. 1. Turfway has drawn criticism from the commission over the slow progress of its renovations and […]

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Charles Town Adds Three Race Dates To 2019 Calendar

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has added three new days to its 2019 live racing calendar following approval at the West Virginia Racing Commission meeting this morning. All of the newly added days will take place on Wednesdays, with those specific dates being November 6, November 13 and November 20. The first race on […]

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Racing Officials Accreditation Program To Offer Certificate Course At Parx In November

The Racing Officials Accreditation Program (ROAP) and Parx Racing are pleased to announce a ROAP Certificate Course will be held at Parx racetrack November 15-16, 2019. The ROAP Certificate Course consists of general racing industry education and job-specific modules for each racing official position. Each participant will focus on clerk of scales, horse identifier, paddock […]

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Delaware Commission Upholds Stewards’ Suspension Of Vitali

According to The Racing Biz, the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission has voted to uphold a year-long suspension and $2,500 fine handed to Marcus Vitali after the controversial trainer fled security at Delaware Park. Vitali’s attorney Alan Pincus told writer Frank Vespe he did not know whether Vitali would appeal the ruling, which would mean going […]

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‘A Massive Future’: Ellis Park Meet’s Bottom Line Showcases Potential

The end of Ellis Park’s 2019 highly successful race meet — which saw wagering increase 21 percent over 2018 and purses paid to horsemen go up 30 percent — conjures bigger visions for 2020. Ken Mimmack, manager of new owner Ellis Entertainment LLC, was mesmerized by the huge crowd that turned out Sunday for Kids Day. “While Ellis […]

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Laurel Park Kicks Off Fall Meet With Annual Crackin’ Crab Feast

Coinciding with the start of its fall meet, Laurel Park will host its annual Crackin’ Crab Feast Saturday, Sept. 7. Located in the apron tent on the rail of Laurel’s main track, the event runs from 1 to 5 p.m. in conjunction with a live program of 10 Thoroughbred races that begins at 1:10 p.m. […]

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Additional Labor Day Card? Kentucky Downs Seeks Two More Race Dates For 2020

Kentucky Downs will run five days in 2019, but the track’s new owners Ron Winchell and Marc Falcone are hoping to score an additional two days during September for the 2020 meet, reports Thoroughbred Daily News.  Senior Vice President and General Manager Ted Nicholson plans to put the request before the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission […]

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