Horsemen’s Park

Nebraska Tracks Offer Short-Term Help For Laid Off Employees, But Face Long-Term Challenges From COVID-19

Though they are a necessary part of the social distancing measures recommended to slow the COVID-19 pandemic, the mandated limits on gatherings and the ensuing closures of racetracks and OTBs around the country has left many of the racing industry’s seasonal and hourly employees without their source of income for the foreseeable future. The financial […]

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Remembering Ak-Sar-Ben: Nebraskan Jockeys Reunite For PDJF Benefit At Horsemen’s Park

Though Ak-Sar-Ben has been shuttered since 1995, the Nebraska oval is still remembered fondly by those who grew up in the shadow of its grandstand. Thanks to the brainstorming of Jockeys’ Guild employee Deborah Moss and Perry Compton, as well as several others who grew up in Nebraska racing, Horsemen’s Park in Omaha will play host […]

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Against All Odds: Saving Bazinga Bently Was ‘Just The Right Thing To Do’

A cannon bone fracture can often be a death sentence for a racehorse. The horse’s support structure is designed to distribute its body weight across four legs, but when one of those legs has a bone broken into multiple pieces, the other three legs must pick up the slack. In order to heal, the injured […]

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Nebraska: Petitions Aim To Put Gaming At Racetracks

Three new petitions are being circulated across the state of Nebraska, reports Their aim is to allow gaming at licensed horse racing tracks in the state, like Omaha’s Horsemen’s Park, which only races a few weekends out of the year. “I think people really understand the need for this,” says Scott Lautenbaugh with the […]

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Sportech New Tote Provider for Lincoln Race Course, Horsemen’s Park

Sportech Racing and Digital, a division of Sportech PLC, (LSE: SPO), announced Nov. 13 that it will deliver Sportech’s latest land-based and digital betting technologies to the patrons of Nebraska’s Horsemen’s Park and Lincoln Race Course, both operated by Omaha Exposition and Racing, Inc., under a new customer agreement. Horsemen’s Park and Lincoln Race Course […]

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We’ve Got a Runner: Horseplayer Flees After $5,957 Overpayment

Omaha police are on the hunt for a horseplayer who was mistakenly overpaid by nearly $6,000 at Horsemen’s Park earlier this month. The man, who police say is a regular at the track, approached a window to cash a ticket that should have paid $63.50. The clerk did not clear the computer from the last customer’s […]

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Nebraska: Six weeks for frog juice positive

Frog juice has spread to another state. This time it’s Nebraska, where owner-trainer Kim Veerhusen has been wrist-slapped with a $1,500 fine and a brief suspension that ends Sept. 19, 2012, after a horse appropriately named Cheatin Cowboy tested positive for dermorphin – a Class 1 drug also known as frog juice – after finishing […]

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Trainer Coughlin wins 1,000th race

Dan Coughlin raked in his 1,000th career win as a trainer by a nose in Saturday’s fourth race at Horsemen’s Park with Osceola Lightning. Coughlin also saddled Blue Lion in the race and the two went head to head down to the wire, leaving a photo finish for the judges to deliberate over. Coughlin kicked […]

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Warren Buffett takes in a day of racing

If billionaire investor Warren Buffett is as good at handicapping as he is at stock-picking, he must have been killing it Sunday at Horsemen’s Park in Omaha, Nebraska.  Track executives were pleasantly surprised to spot the Oracle of Omaha enjoying a day of racing and gave him the VIP treatment.  Apparently, Buffett knew a thing […]

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