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Kentucky Horsemen’s Group Sues Churchill, Keeneland, Commission Over Lasix House Rules

This week would begin the first 2-year-old races of 2020 in Kentucky, and is meant to mark the start of a partial phaseout of furosemide on race day. The Kentucky Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association is hoping to put a stop to that phaseout. The horsemen’s group filed a civil suit in Franklin County Circuit […]

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Illinois Horsemen: Hawthorne Deferring ‘Recapture’ Funds, Why Not Arlington?

The following statement was issued by the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association: Hawthorne Race Course has agreed to forgo the taking of “recapture” from the horsemen’s purse account in order to substantially improve the quality of overnight purses, and help ensure the continuation of live thoroughbred racing, this year. That means $3.397 million will stay in […]

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EquiLottery, NASCAR Ink Multi-Year Deal; Horse Racing Game Eyes August Debut In Kentucky

Pioneering lottery game developer EquiLottery Games and NASCAR on Thursday announced a multi-year agreement to develop a new officially licensed lottery draw game titled “NASCAR Racing Riches.” NASCAR Racing Riches will provide lotteries a game based on the results of live NASCAR Cup Series races. EquiLottery Games and NASCAR will work together to implement this […]

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Belterra Park Plans To Start Live Racing Without Spectators On June 4

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced last week that horse racing in the state can resume without spectators on May 22, and Belterra Park in Cincinnati is prepared begin its meet on June 4, according to wlwt.com. The Ohio State Racing Commission approved the start date on Tuesday. Belterra plans to run Tuesday through Friday through Oct. […]

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Woodbine Unveils Revised Stakes Schedule; Canadian International Cancelled For 2020

Woodbine Entertainment unveiled its revised stakes schedule for the 2020 Thoroughbred racing season which is now scheduled to open on Saturday, June 6 and will run through Sunday, December 13 at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. The 2020 stakes program includes $13.8 million in purses across 75 stakes and features The Queen’s Plate (Saturday, September […]

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Tampa Bay Downs Approved For Eight Dates In June, No Spectators Allowed

Tampa Bay Downs has added eight dates in June to its 2019-2020 Thoroughbred racing calendar after its request was approved by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The track will conduct racing in June on Mondays and Wednesdays: June 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22 and 24. Spectators will not be allowed, […]

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New Book Captures Last Days At Hollywood Park In Images

On Dec. 22, 2013, the world-famous Hollywood Park Race Track closed its doors forever. In 2014, demolition began, closing the stable door on 75 years of history, while at the same time making space for an entire new neighborhood to suddenly arise in the middle of the metropolis. Celebrated photographer Michele Asselin spent every day […]

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Keefe: ‘Lack Of Clarity’ From Maryland Administration, Earliest Live Racing Could Return Is May 29

Timothy Keefe, president of the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, released the following statement on Tuesday evening to update horsemen on the status of the return of live racing in Maryland: Dear Horsemen, I appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding during this incredibly difficult period. In these challenging times, Maryland horsemen’s fortitude and resilience have been remarkable, […]

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‘We Will Try To Make This Work’: Lone Star Officials Optimistic Racing Can Begin Friday

Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced on Monday that live racing in the state had the green light to resume on Friday, and a three-hour commission meeting on Tuesday began the process of making that goal a reality. According to the Daily Racing Form, Lone Star Park and the Texas Racing Commission are working in unison to […]

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