racing promotions

Oaklawn Will Give Away Commemorative Horses Of The Year Hat On Jan. 16

Oaklawn is bringing back its most popular promotions in 2017 including an Oaklawn Cap Giveaway set for Monday, Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This is also the day Oaklawn launches its rich 3-year-old stakes program that culminates with the $1 million Arkansas Derby with the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes. The cap commemorates four […]

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Virginia Horsemen Launch a New Promotion to Encourage Harness Ownership

Most racing fans normally don’t get to experience the thrill of owning their own horse, but harness fans this fall at Colonial Downs will get that opportunity courtesy of a promotion being conducted by the Virginia Harness Horsemen’s Association (VHHA). Each Saturday, from September 21st thru October 20th, the names of seven fans in attendance […]

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Portland Meadows Giving Away Cash on Labor Day

Portland Meadows will be giving fans a special chance for a big score on Portland Mile Day coming up on Labor Day, Monday September 2nd. It is also a guaranteed winner, as we’re giving away Mystery Vouchers that could be worth up to $5,000! Fans simply need to visit www.mysteryvouchers.com to register for their mystery […]

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Jockey Club Rethinking Online Games

After online games Thoroughbred World and Major League Horse Racing fell flat, the Jockey Club is rethinking its online gaming strategy. The now-inactive games were part of a five year, $10 million plan to stimulate interest in the sport. Thoroughbred World, which was patterned after Farmville, experienced numerous glitches and failed to compete with other […]

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Breeders’ Cup to host ‘Fascinator and Fedora’ contest

The Breeders’ Cup, in partnership with The Voice-Tribune, will host an official “Fascinator and Fedora” event at Churchill Downs during Championship Friday. Two fans will be awarded a $5,000 prize for sporting the best fascinator and fedora, determined by a panel of judges. Fans can enter in the Paddock area between Race 5 (Post time […]

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Gulfstream unveils new behind-the-scenes fan experience

Gulfstream Park has announced a new opportunity for racing fans to get a behind-the-scenes experience at the racetrack and also help raise money for Thoroughbred after-care. The Gulfstream VIP Fan Experience will be available during three weeks this winter, and at $500 per couple, includes a tour of the backstretch, visits with clockers and handicappers […]

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Finley: More fun would get people back to the track

At ESPN.com, Bill Finley writes that while racing purists might laugh at the idea of promotions such as ostrich and camel racing, those kinds of things infuse the racetrack experience with a little big more fun – something Finley says has been lost in most places: “Tracks need to do more with the jockeys and […]

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Colonial Downs offers harness fans chance to ‘own’ a horse

Most racing fans normally don’t get to experience the thrill of owning their own horse, but harness fans this fall at Colonial Downs will get that thrill courtesy of a new promotion being conducted by the Virginia Harness Horsemen’s Association (VHHA). Each Wednesday, the names of ten fans in attendance will randomly be drawn after […]

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Laurel Park to celebrate 100 years during fall meet

Live racing returns to Laurel Park Friday afternoon for the fall meeting with a nine-race card. Opening day includes $2 food and drink specials and a BBQ on the apron. First post is 1:10 p.m. The meet will celebrate 100 years of live racing at Laurel Park. The central Maryland track first appeared on the […]

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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: The BC’s Magical ‘Mystery Mutuel’ Tour

The sport of horse racing has some fantastic race days that still bring people to the track in droves. Whether it’s the Triple Crown series, one of the great Saturdays at Saratoga or Pacific Classic day at Del Mar, when great racing is offered, people will show. But in this social networking world where customers […]

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