harness racing

NY Appeals Court Upholds Lengthy Ban Of Harness Trainer Lou Pena

The New York State Gaming Commission announced that the New York Court of Appeals has upheld the 2015 sanctions levied against harness trainer Lou Pena, who was found responsible for 1,719 equine drug violations in 675 races. The ruling ends more than six years of litigation and validates the Commission’s actions of using veterinarian records […]

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KHRC Defers Vote On New Harness Track License For 30 Days

Following presentations by the three groups seeking a license for a harness racing track in Oak Grove, Ky., the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission decided to take no action on the matter this week. According to harnessracing.com, the KHRC officially deferred the vote on which group to license for 30 days. Following is a quick summary of […]

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Belmont And Yonkers Offer Thoroughbred/Standardbred Pick 4 On Oct. 13

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and Yonkers Raceway at Empire City Casino will partner to offer horseplayers a special all-stakes Thoroughbred/Standardbred Pick 4 on Saturday, October 13. The latest in NYRA’s fall series of special Pick 4 Wagers, the Belmont-Yonkers Pick 4 includes the $1 Million Yonkers International Trot and the $250,000 Harry […]

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Kentucky Commission Receives Three Applications For New Harness Track

After putting out a call for new applications for race dates, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s race dates committee announced Tuesday it has received three applications for a new harness track in the southwestern part of the state. Applications came from WKY Development LLC (a partnership between Churchill Downs Inc. and Keeneland), Kentucky Downs, and […]

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Kentucky Downs Files Application To ‘Fill A Void’ With Oak Grove Harness Track

The ownership of Kentucky Downs has filed an application with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to build a standardbred track to be named Oak Grove Meadows on 80 acres near the intersection of Interstate 24 and U.S. 41-A in close proximity to Fort Campbell and Clarksville, Tenn. Kentucky Downs is committing $45 million to the […]

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Sky Racing World Launches Australian Harness Racing Product In North America

Sky Racing World, the Louisville, Ky.-based distributor of international horse-racing content and subsidiary of Australian wagering operator Tabcorp, has launched harness racing from multiple Australian states in North America. From Oct. 7th, 2018, Sky Racing World’s North American advance depositing wagering (ADW) partners will offer simulcast wagering on harness racing from Australia every Sunday and […]

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Churchill Downs, Keeneland Propose Harness Racing Dates For 2019 And Beyond

WKY Development, LLC – a joint venture between Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) and Keeneland Association Inc. – has filed an application with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission requesting live Standardbred racing dates at CDI’s old Louisville Downs racing venue located at Derby City Gaming in Louisville for 2019 and in 2020 at its proposed venue […]

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Bettors Responding Well To Meadowlands Pick-4 Wager

The Meadowlands’ signature Pick-4 wager – always popular with the Big M faithful – has experienced an especially good run over the last three weeks, as the bet with the 50-Cent base (and low 15 percent takeout) has seen at least $90,000 pushed through the windows each of the last six times it has been […]

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Class 1 Drug Found In Pennsylvania Stakes Race – No Action Taken

This is a story of a positive test for a Class 1 drug that was lost for eight months, then ignored for a year, only to resurface now. Here’s the short version. On September 11, 2016, a field of eight Standardbreds competed in the $252,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Championship at Harrah’s Philadelphia in Chester, Pa. […]

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28 Standardbred Racehorses Killed In New York Barn Fire

Early Saturday morning, a fire broke out in one of the barns at the Mount Hope Training Center in Orange County, New York. According to the New York Post, the flames killed 28 Standardbred racehorses. A groom relayed that the horses had just returned from racing at Pocono Downs. “The guy got up to feed them,” […]

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