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Nebraska Tracks Offer Short-Term Help For Laid Off Employees, But Face Long-Term Challenges From COVID-19

Though they are a necessary part of the social distancing measures recommended to slow the COVID-19 pandemic, the mandated limits on gatherings and the ensuing closures of racetracks and OTBs around the country has left many of the racing industry’s seasonal and hourly employees without their source of income for the foreseeable future. The financial […]

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Remembering Ak-Sar-Ben: Nebraskan Jockeys Reunite For PDJF Benefit At Horsemen’s Park

Though Ak-Sar-Ben has been shuttered since 1995, the Nebraska oval is still remembered fondly by those who grew up in the shadow of its grandstand. Thanks to the brainstorming of Jockeys’ Guild employee Deborah Moss and Perry Compton, as well as several others who grew up in Nebraska racing, Horsemen’s Park in Omaha will play host […]

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Horse ‘MIA’ After One Furlong ‘Race’ in Nebraska

Lincoln Race Course ran its only race this year at 1 p.m. Thursday, after which one of the race’s three participants was briefly missing in action. The facility is required to run one race per year to keep its doors open for simulcasting and fulfills the quota with a one-furlong contest. Three horses took off for […]

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Live racing comes to an end in Lincoln, Nebraska

Sunday will be the final day of live racing at Lincoln Race Course, ending 50-plus years of horse racing in Nebraska’s capital.  The track will continue to offer simulcasting through next summer, when it will be razed to make way for a University of Nebraska-Lincoln development. Nebraska horsemen are still hopeful of building a new […]

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Lincoln racetrack closing July 8 a blow to Nebraska racing

When the last horse crosses the finish line on July 8 at the racetrack in Lincoln, Neb. it will mark the end of live racing in that city, reports KVNO. The track and most of its buildings will be turned over to the University of Nebraska to become part of its Innovation Campus. Simulcasting will […]

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