The Stronach Group

Gulfstream Friday Card Called Off; Racing To Resume Saturday With Jockeys Room Update, Added Protocols

At Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows, the health, safety and welfare of every person and every horse in our community is our top priority. With that in mind, Gulfstream Park will suspend racing for one day, Friday, March 20, to update its protocols in a number of areas, including the Jockeys’ Room. […]

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COVID-19: Santa Anita, Golden Gate Close To New Out-Of-State Personnel; Horses Not Restricted

With the utmost regard for the safety and well-being of essential personnel and the horses they care for, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields announced today the immediate closure of the stable entry gates to outside personnel at their racing and training venues in California, including San Luis Rey Downs. The stable entry gate […]

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Bill Badgett Rejoins The Stronach Group As Executive Director Of Florida Racing Operations

The Stronach Group announced today that Bill Badgett, former General Manager of Gulfstream Park and current President of the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, will rejoin the company effective immediately in the capacity of Executive Director, Florida Racing Operations. “We are thrilled that Bill will be returning to lead our 1/ST Racing operations in […]

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Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale Cancelled Due To Coronavirus

Fasig-Tipton and The Stronach Group have made the decision to cancel the upcoming Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The sale had been scheduled for Wednesday, April 1, in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The decision comes following Gulfstream Park’s precautionary announcement late Thursday that the racetrack will […]

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Coronavirus: Racing But No Spectators At Dubai World Cup, Santa Anita/Golden Gate, Gulfstream, Keeneland, Aqueduct, Laurel, Turfway, Oaklawn; Keeneland Cancels April Sale

The following are statements released this week announcing an until-further-notice prohibition on public racetrack attendance at various horse racing venues and events: Santa Anita, Golden Gate Fields In response to California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recommendation to cancel gatherings of more than 250 people throughout the state to slow the spread of COVID-19, Santa Anita Park […]

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Stronach Group, Other Track Owners Implement Guidelines To Address Coronavirus

The Stronach Group, under the 1/ST brand, announced on Wednesday what it is doing to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak at its racetracks around the country, and what it plans to do in the future. Keeneland, Tampa Bay Downs, Sam Houston Race Park and Oaklawn Park also released plans for dealing with the virus. The […]

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Maryland Senate Okays $375 Million Funding Plan For Pimlico, Laurel Park Renovations

The Maryland State Senate Friday gave final approval to a bill that would provide financing for improvements at both Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore and Laurel Park In Anne Arundel County. The Racing and Community Development Act calls for the Maryland Stadium Authority to issue up to $375 million in 30-year bonds for the racetrack upgrades. […]

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Ritvo Steps Down As Stronach Group COO; ‘No Immediate Plans’ To Replace Him

The Stronach Group announced today that Tim Ritvo, Chief Operating Officer, will step away from the company effective March 2, 2020 to pursue new opportunities. Ritvo has held several roles in his tenure with the company moving from General Manager of Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida to become the company’s Chief Operating Officer. “I want to thank Tim for his 24/7, […]

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Friday’s Stronach 5 Returns $1,407 To Each Of 536 Winners

There were 536 winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each returning $1,407.40. Bolstered by a carryover of $167,951.23 from Feb. 21, the popular national wager with an industry-low 12 percent takeout saw its pool swell to $833,513. Friday’s sequence kicked off in the eighth-race finale at Laurel Park, won by Trimmed in Grey ($8.40). American […]

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