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Article: Churchill rejects appeal to add Illinois Derby to qualifying races

August 30th, 2012 (No Comments)

I truly do not understand this decision… Churchill rejects appeal to add Illinois Derby to qualifying races http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/racing-news/2012/08/30/churchill-rejects-appeal-to-add-illinois-derby-to-qualifying-races.aspx Churchill Downs has rejected a bid by Hawthorne Race Course to add its signature race, the Illinois Derby (G3), to the designated prep races in the new points-based qualifying system for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! […]

Article: Horse New York racing at crossroads – ESPN

August 29th, 2012 (No Comments)

Sobering look at the crisis that is New York racing. Horse New York racing at crossroads – ESPN http://m.espn.go.com/general/horse/story?storyId=8311471 SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The air rushes from the Spa’s balloon suddenly and this year with the distinct sound of both finality and relief. Even the acquisition of the Travers canoe by Mike Repole, inventor of […]

Article: Ky. legislators reject horse race drug ban – UPI.com

August 28th, 2012 (No Comments)

Ky. legislators reject horse race drug ban – UPI.com http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/08/28/Ky-legislators-reject-horse-race-drug-ban/UPI-55691346170890/ FRANKFORT, Ky., Aug. 28 (UPI) — A Kentucky legislative committee has overwhelmingly rejected a bill by the governor to ban giving anti-bleeding drugs to horses on the day they race. The panel turned down the proposal Monday by a vote of 19 to 1, The […]

Article: Illinois governor vetoes expanded gambling – Thoroughbred Times

August 28th, 2012 (No Comments)

Illinois governor vetoes expanded gambling – Thoroughbred Times http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/national-news/2012/08/28/illinois-governor-vetoes-expanded-gambling.aspx The governor of Illinois vetoed a bill to expand gambling in his state on Tuesday, dealing a blow to Churchill Downs, Inc.’s (CDI) hopes of installing slot machines at Arlington Park. Posted via email from Michael Pizzolla On ValueCapping™, Horse Racing, And Technology

Article: Hollywood Park can’t commit to racing in fall 2013

August 26th, 2012 (No Comments)

This sounds ominous… Hollywood Park can’t commit to racing in fall 2013 http://www.sacbee.com/2012/08/26/4758855/hollywood-park-cant-commit-to.html INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Betfair Hollywood Park officials told the California Horse Racing Board that they can’t commit to racing next fall. The board asked track officials to commit to staging its spring-summer meet from late April to mid-July 2013 and its fall […]

Article: Tropical Storm Isaac forces cancellations

August 26th, 2012 (No Comments)

Fingers crossed… Tropical Storm Isaac forces cancellations http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/08/26/2969256/tropical-storm-isaac-forces-cancellations.html Tropical Storm Isaac, which is expected to become a hurricane as it moves into the northern Gulf of Mexico, has forced a pair of tracks to cancel races. Both Fair Grounds and Calder have announced cancellations over several days. Fair Grounds Race Course declared a mandatory evacuation […]

Article: Nevada sports books again taking horse-race bets – Business – ReviewJournal.com

August 25th, 2012 (No Comments)

That was close! Nevada sports books again taking horse-race bets – Business – ReviewJournal.com http://www.lvrj.com/business/contract-signed-so-they-re-off-167368435.html Nevada’s sports books were taking bets on horse races Friday from tracks nationwide after the state’s Off-Track Pari-Mutuel Wagering Committee and Las Vegas Dissemination Co. reached a deal on a new seven-year contract. Nevada gaming regulators were urging both sides […]

Article: Fairplex Park Meet Features 12 Stakes | BloodHorse.com

August 25th, 2012 (No Comments)

Fairplex Park Meet Features 12 Stakes | BloodHorse.com http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/72319/fairplex-park-meet-features-12-stakes The Fairplex Park meet begins its 74th season Sept. 7 and will run through Sept. 23, featuring 12 stakes with purses totaling $750,000, an increase over the $652,700 in purses distributed for 11 stakes run during the 2011 meet. The 13-day meet coincides with the Los […]

For Ohio Tracks, 2013 a Transitional Year

August 23rd, 2012 (No Comments)

For Ohio Tracks, 2013 a Transitional Year http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/72277/for-ohio-tracks-2013-a-transitional-year Thistledown requested 122 live racing days. With one exception, there could be little change in live racing dates at Ohio tracks in 2013, but significant alterations are possible for 2014 should more facilities begin operating video lottery terminals. The Ohio State Racing Commission Aug. 22 acknowledged receipt […]

Oaklawn Purses Will Total Nearly $20 Million

August 22nd, 2012 (No Comments)

Oaklawn Purses Will Total Nearly $20 Million http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/72249/oaklawn-purses-will-total-nearly-20-million Oaklawn Park’s 2013 live meeting will be the richest in the Arkansas track’s 109-year history. Purses will total close to $20 million during the 56-day season, Jan. 11-April 13. Oaklawn officials announced a record $5.7-million stakes schedule for next year several weeks ago.The most lucrative condition book […]

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