The Stronach Group

Stronach Group, Fasig-Tipton To Host Sales At Santa Anita In 2019

The Stronach Group and Fasig-Tipton have reached an agreement to conduct Thoroughbred auctions at Santa Anita Park beginning in 2019. A tentative date for a 2-year-olds in training sale has been set for June 5. Tentative dates for a yearling sale are September 24 or 25. “We’re thrilled to have Fasig-Tipton back in California and to host […]

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AmTote Joins With Sportradar To Offer Sports Betting Services

AmTote International, Inc. and Sportradar announced on Wednesday an agreement that enables AmTote to provide comprehensive sports betting services, including trading and risk management, across the U.S. marketplace. AmTote, which is wholly owned by The Stronach Group, is the North American racing industry’s wagering technology and services leader.  Sportradar is the worldwide leader in B2B […]

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Golden Gate Fields Sues California Horse Racing Board Over Licensing Condition

The Pacific Racing Association, which operates Golden Gate Fields in Albany, Calif., for The Stronach Group, has filed a lawsuit against the California Horse Racing Board in an effort to negate a law the CHRB says requires racetracks to contract with OTB facilities for simulcasting. At its last meeting, the CHRB approved Pacific Racing’s license […]

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Stronach Group To Add Horses’ Weights To Past Performance Information

The Stronach Group announced today that after monitoring, compiling and televising the weights of horses the past several months at its facilities in California, Florida and Maryland, the information is scheduled to be available in past performances by the end of summer. Prior to be being saddled before a race, each horse steps on a […]

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Handle Increases 8 Percent, Tops $1 Billion During Santa Anita Meeting

With a closing day Pick 6 pool of $6,022,040 adding an exclamation point to the conclusion of Santa Anita’s Winter/Spring Meet, all sources pari-mutuel handle for the 102-day run dating back to Dec. 26, exceeded the $1 billion mark, an eight percent increase over a year ago.  With overall on-track attendance showing a one percent […]

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Total, Average Handle Significantly Increased At Golden Gate’s Winter/Spring Meet

Golden Gate Fields continued growing its Thoroughbred product during the Winter/Spring Meet with total handle up 15.85 percent and the daily average handle up 20.73 percent over the previous year. Total handle was $302 million, up from $255 million last winter and spring. Daily average handle for the meet ending June 10 was $3.180 million, […]

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Future In Doubt For Golden Gate Fields In Northern California

Officials with The Stronach Group have called what it refers to as an “urgent meeting” with horsemen at Golden Gate Fields to discuss the future of the Northern California racetrack it owns. The Stronach Group and the California Horse Racing Board are at an impasse over the company’s application for a license to its upcoming […]

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Santa Anita’s ‘Ship & Stay’ Program Has Awarded $269,536 In Bonuses

With less than a month remaining in Santa Anita’s current Winter/Spring Meet, the track’s popular “Ship & Stay” program continues attract new horses to Southern California and to generate significant bonus money for participating owners and trainers. Beginning Dec. 26 and going through Saturday, May 26, a total of 86 racing days have resulted in 126 “new” […]

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$70 Million Handle Increase Spurs 10 Percent Purse Hike At Santa Anita Park

Due to a $70 million increase in overall pari-mutuel handle dating back to Dec. 26, Santa Anita Park has announced a 10 percent increase in overnight purses, effective Friday, June 1, through closing day, Sunday, June 24. “The fact that we’re up $70 million in handle is obviously very gratifying and there are several factors involved, including field […]

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Preakness Attendance, Handle Third-Largest In History

The Stronach Group and the Maryland Jockey Club announced that total handle on Saturday’s 143rd Preakness Stakes, won by Justify, was $93,655,128. The handle, as well as the crowd of 134,487, was the third-largest in Preakness history. Despite rain showers, a sloppy track and dense fog, an energetic crowd was treated to 14 races, world-class dining, and entertainment […]

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