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2018 Eclipse Awards Moved To Thursday Before Pegasus World Cup

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced Friday that the 47th Annual Eclipse Awards will be held January 25, 2018 – the Thursday before the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes – at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The Eclipse Awards – bestowed upon horses and individuals whose outstanding achievements […]

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2018 Pegasus World Cup To Boast Record-Setting $16 Million Purse

Fresh off the heels of the inaugural running of the $12 million USD Pegasus World Cup Invitational, The Stronach Group announced today that the world’s richest Thoroughbred horse race is about to get even richer. On January 27th, 2018, the world will again turn its attention to South Florida in anticipation of an extraordinary, new […]

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Breeders’ Cup In Maryland? ‘If Enthusiasm Is Currency, We’d Be Here Tomorrow’

The Maryland Jockey Club hosted officials from the Breeders’ Cup Saturday at Laurel Park, showcasing the latest facility improvements and delivering a larger-than-expected turnout in its first ever “Fantasy Ownership” Day. The Stronach Group, MJC’s parent company, is hopeful to secure the Breeders’ Cup series of championship races at Laurel Park sometime in the near […]

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Gulfstream’s Fountain Of Youth Day Reports Record Handle Of $26.693 Million

Gulfstream Park’s Fountain of Youth Day – highlighted Saturday by nine stakes races and Gunnevera’s impressive 5 3/4-length victory in the $400,000 Fountain of Youth – handled a record $26.693 million. Total handle on the 13-race program eclipsed the previous record set last year of $24.291 million. “It was a great afternoon highlighted by the […]

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Pimlico Renovation Priced At $300 Million, Would Require ‘Huge Public Commitment’

The Maryland Stadium Authority released a study Friday afternoon pricing the cost of renovating Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course at $300 million. Maryland is interested in pursuing “public-private partnerships” in order to modernize the home of the state’s largest sporting event, according to the Baltimore Sun. “I am very optimistic about the report,” said Baltimore Mayor […]

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Vitali Gets Stay Of Parx Racing Ejection, Seeking Florida HBPA Board Position

Trainer Marcus Vitali received a stay from the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission of an eviction notice by Parx Racing and will be permitted to run the horse Eagle of Delight at the suburban Philadelphia racetrack on Saturday. Vitali, who was denied stalls and whose entries were banned at Gulfstream Park and other tracks owned by […]

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Gulfstream Lowers Minimum Wager On Pick 3

Gulfstream Park announced today it will lower the minimum wager on its Pick 3 to 50 cents beginning Wednesday, Feb. 8. The Pick 3 had been a $1 minimum bet. “After careful consideration and feedback from our bettors, we decided that lowering the minimum on the Pick 3 would make the bet more accessible to […]

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Jockeys’ Guild, Pegasus Reach Compensation, Sponsorship Agreements

The Pegasus Group and Jockeys’ Guild announced today they have reached an agreement on minimal jockey compensation and jockey sponsorships for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park Saturday, Jan. 28. The 1 1/8 mile Pegasus – the world’s richest and most unique horse race – has attracted a star-studded cast […]

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Churchill Downs Tracks, TwinSpires Holding Out On Simulcasting Pegasus World Cup

An impasse over the cost of the simulcast signal for the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., on Jan. 28 could leave customers of Churchill Downs Inc. racetracks and its advance deposit wagering company, TwinSpires, shut out of the betting on the inaugural running of the $12-million race. “Unfortunately, we have […]

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TVG Begins Nine Days Of Pegasus World Cup Special Programming

TVG, America’s Horse Racing network, will create special programming to promote the inaugural Pegasus World Cup Invitational (Gr. I) and will be live on-site at Gulfstream Park in the run-up to the world’s richest horse race. The $12-million Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 28 was created by The Stronach Group and is expected to have […]

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