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Monmouth Park NJ Plan for More VIP Chopper Flights To Sportsbook Fails to Take Off

A plan to bring sports-betting high rollers to New Jersey racetrack Monmouth Park didn’t fly with the Oceanport Borough Council, which rejected the proposal by a 6-0 vote last month, The Asbury Park Press… Read More

Omaha Beach Returns to Headline Churchill Downs Record Breaking September Meet

Churchill Downs resumed racing on Friday, starting its three-week September meet, and the track’s scheduled races are set to offer an average purse of $76,275, a 63 percent increase from last year’s record amount…. Read More

Justify Trainer Bob Baffert Denies NY Times Allegations of Doping 2018 Triple Crown Colt

A report by the New York Times late Wednesday rocked the horse racing world, when it stated 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify failed a drug test after the Santa Anita Derby that should have… Read More

Churchill Downs Announces Plans for $200M Track in ‘Neglected’ Northern Kentucky, Seeks Dates from Nearby Turfway

UPDATE (9/6 4:30 pm ET) – JACK Entertainment CEO Mark Dunkeson said in a statement they are “shocked and thoroughly disappointed by Churchill Downs’ recent attack on Turfway Park.” Turfway, currently owned by JACK,… Read More

Saratoga Race Course Posts Record Handle During 2019 Meet Despite Full Saturday Card Scrap

Saratoga Race Course parimutuel betting hit a record high in 2019 for the historic track’s annual summer meet, as wagering from all sources totaled more than $705.3 million. The New York Racing Association (NYRA)… Read More

Bob Baffert Seeks Eighth Del Mar Futurity Since 2008, Trains Morning Line Favorite Eight Rings

Del Mar closes out its summer meet on Monday, and the next-to-last race of the day may just feature the next Kentucky Derby winner. The Grade I Del Mar Futurity features a field of… Read More

Vancouver Inspector Suspected in Changing Racetrack Worker Documents — Report

British Columbia authorities are investigating a Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch (GPEB) employee for his role in allegedly altering employment documents of 25 or more foreign workers at Vancouver’s Hastings Racecourse. The workers were… Read More

Favored Tacitus Hopes for Better Start Saturday in Travers Stakes at Saratoga

A field of 12 is set to go to the post late Saturday afternoon in the 150th running of the Runhappy Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. Tacitus starts as the morning line favorite,… Read More

Horse Racing Round Table Shows Both Industry Leaders, Humane Society Support Key Safety Reforms

Horse racing industry leaders gathered at Saratoga, N.Y. on Sunday for the annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing, and as it has for almost all of 2019, safety and animal welfare… Read More

Bricks and Mortar Gets the Spotlight Saturday as Arlington Million Favorite Seeks Sixth Straight Win

One of the top races for older horses happens Saturday evening, as a field of 10 will take to the Arlington Park turf course for the 37th running of the Grade I Arlington Million…. Read More

Hawthorne Plans to Halt Thoroughbred Racing Next Spring While Building Casino at Illinois Track

Hawthorne Race Course has submitted a request to the Illinois Racing Board (IRB) for fewer race dates in 2020. The Cicero track, though, has a good reason for that, as plans are in the… Read More

Outgoing University of Nebraska President Urges State to Consider Casino Gaming for Extra Revenue

The push for casino gaming in Nebraska took an unexpected turn on Thursday when the outgoing president of the state’s public university system said expanded gaming could benefit higher education. University of Nebraska President… Read More

Churchill Downs Wants Trackside Hotel, Historical Racing Parlor in Place by the 2021 Kentucky Derby

Once again, executives at Churchill Downs Inc. have plans in the works to expand the company’s flagship property. In less than two years, the iconic race track could be home to a hotel and… Read More

Tacitus, War of Will Highlight Field for Saturday’s Grade II Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga

Saturday’s Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga Race Course doesn’t feature a deep field in size, but the Grade II prep for next month’s Travers Stakes features a couple of 3-year-old who had success leading… Read More

Jeopardy James the Horse Doesn’t Match His Namesake, Finishes Second in Racing Debut

A horse named for professional sports gambler and Jeopardy! record holder James Holzhauer made his racing debut Thursday at Delaware Park. While Jeopardy James did not win in his first race, the 2-year-colt shows… Read More