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Delaware Park: Fewer Races Lead To Lower Handle For Meeting

Fewer total races lead to a decline in total handle for the 82nd season of live racing which concluded on Saturday, October 5th. Total handle for the 81-day meet was $104,200,290, a decrease of 7% compared to the $112, 041,056 from last year’s 81-day meet. There were a total of 661 races compared to total […]

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Third Quarter U.S. Wagering Down From 2018 But Purses See Healthy Boost

The third quarter saw a nearly two percent drop in betting on horse races in the U.S., continuing a trend for 2019, according to numbers supplied by Equibase. At the same time, total purses and average purses per race both climbed about five percent. That’s also in line with the year-over-year trends so far. September […]

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Fairmount Park Adds 20 Race Dates To 2020 Schedule

Fairmount Park has been approved to host 60 races dates in 2020, an increase from the 40 held at the Illinois track this year. Track president Brian Zander told St. Louis Public Radio that the additional dates will require the track’s purse account to run at a deficit. “We’re going to pay it forward,” Zander said. […]

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‘Shocked And Thoroughly Disappointed’: Turfway Will Defend Winter Race Dates Against Churchill ‘Attack’

Churchill Downs, Inc. announced on Thursday it’s intent to build a new Northern Kentucky racetrack and pursue winter race dates traditionally held by Turfway Park. Mark Dunkeson, Chief Executive Officer of JACK Entertainment, released the following statement on Friday. “Following a lengthy competitive bidding process with a number of local and national companies, JACK Entertainment […]

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Additional Labor Day Card? Kentucky Downs Seeks Two More Race Dates For 2020

Kentucky Downs will run five days in 2019, but the track’s new owners Ron Winchell and Marc Falcone are hoping to score an additional two days during September for the 2020 meet, reports Thoroughbred Daily News.  Senior Vice President and General Manager Ted Nicholson plans to put the request before the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission […]

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CHRB Approves 2020 Race Dates For Santa Anita, Del Mar; Los Alamitos TBD

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, August 22, at the Del Mar Hilton. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Dennis Alfieri, Dr. Gregory Ferraro, Fred Maas, and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) […]

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Charles Town Adds Four New Racing Dates To Make Up For Weather Cancellations

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has added four new days to its 2019 live racing calendar following approval at the West Virginia Racing Commission meeting this morning.  All of the newly added days will take place on Wednesdays, with those specific dates being November 27, December 4, December 11 and December 18.  The additional […]

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NYRA Releases 2019 Race Dates For Aqueduct Racetrack

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) today announced the remaining race dates for Aqueduct Racetrack through the end of the spring meet on April 20, 2019. The Aqueduct winter meet, which runs until March 31, 2019, kicked off on Friday, December 7 with Saturday’s $100,000 Garland of Roses, won by Vertical Oak, as the first […]

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Emerald Downs Announces 67-Day Live Racing Season For 2019

Emerald Downs Racetrack and Casino has announced a 67-day live racing season in 2019, with opening day Saturday, April 20, and continuing through Sunday, September 22. The 2019 race dates were approved Friday at the Washington Horse Racing Commission monthly meeting at Emerald Downs, and are nearly identical to last season’s 67-day meeting. Opening day, […]

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Parx Cancels Sunday Cards Through May 2018; Racing Drops To Three Days Per Week

Beginning this Sunday, Dec. 3rd, Parx will cut its live racing schedule back to three days per week. There will be no live Sunday racing at the Bensalem, Penn. track from this weekend through May 2018. The track will now race live on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday. Post time will remain at 12:25 PM. Parx […]

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