The Stronach Group

XpressBet, Long-Time President Luniewski Parting Ways

Ron Luniewski is no longer the president of XpressBet, reports drf.com. In that position since 2002, Luniewski was one of the longest-serving members of the ADW company. The Stronach Group’s Tim Ritvo met with Luniewski at XpressBet headquarters in Pittsburgh on Friday, and XpressBet made the notification to its employees shortly thereafter. Neither Ritvo nor Luniewski […]

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Deal Or No Deal? Brackpool Sues Stronach Group Over $40-Million Equity Stake

Keith Brackpool, who resigned as chairman of the California Horse Racing Board in January 2013 to join The Stronach Group as chairman of operations of its California racetracks, is suing the company and its founder, Frank Stronach, claiming he is owed at least $40 million from an equity agreement. Brackpool filed the eight-count complaint on […]

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Record $49.9 Million Handled On Florida Derby Day At Gulfstream

Gulfstream Park’s 67th running of the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1), won by Audible by three lengths, generated a record total handle of $49,909,070. The previous record for the highest single-day handle at Gulfstream excluding Breeders’ Cup was earlier this year on Pegasus World Cup Day when Horse of the Year Gun Runner won and […]

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As Florida Lawmakers Race To Pass Gambling Bill, Churchill Downs And Calder Look Toward Jai Alai

With the clock ticking down to Friday’s conclusion of the 2018 legislative session in Florida, lawmakers are scrambling to pass a wide-ranging gambling bill. Nothing new there, since legislators have been working unsuccessfully on gambling bills for several years. What makes 2018 different is a constitutional amendment that will be on the general ballot this […]

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CHRB: Fatality Decrease In 2017, Handle Increase In January

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, February 22, at Santa Anita Park. Chair Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Jesse Choper, Fred Maas, Araceli Ruano and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) under the Webcast link. […]

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Barr, Tonko Hopeful ‘2018 Will Be The Year The Horseracing Integrity Act Makes It To The Winner’s Circle’

The Water Hay Oats Alliance issued the following press release on Saturday concerning the Horseracing Integrity Act, including a statement from the bill’s co-sponsors, Reps. Andy Barr (R-KY) and Paul Tonko (D-NY). “2017 was a landmark year in our efforts to promote integrity, fairness and uniformity in the great sport of horseracing. At a time […]

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Trainer Martin Wolfson Ruled Off At Gulfstream Park Over Financial Responsibility Issues

Martin Wolfson, a longtime leading trainer in South Florida who won the 2006 Breeders’ Cup Mile with Miesque’s Approval, has been ruled off Gulfstream Park property because of financial responsibility issues. According to Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of The Stronach Group that owns Gulfstream Park, horses have been removed from Wolfson’s barn because his […]

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Changes To Gulfstream Being Considered In Order To ‘Enhance’ Pegasus World Cup Experience

The Stronach Group is considering possible expansion plans and other improvements for Gulfstream Park which would help keep the Pegasus World Cup at the track for the long term. In a recent interview with the BloodHorse, Stronach Group president and chairman Belinda Stronach said that plans under consideration include developing land around the racetrack, making improvements to […]

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Gulfstream Reports Another Record Handle On Second Pegasus World Cup Card

Gulfstream Park registered an all-sources handle of $41,983,881 Saturday on its second Pegasus World Cup Day, highlighted when Horse of the Year Gun Runner won the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) by 2 ½ lengths over West Coast. Gunnevera finished third. The $41.983 million handle – a 4 percent increase over last year’s previous Pegasus […]

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CHRB: Photo-Finish Cameras To Be Updated To HD, San Luis Rey Donation Summary

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, January 25, at Santa Anita Park. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chairman Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Jesse Choper, Fred Maas, Araceli Ruano and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) under the Webcast link. […]

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