Santa Anita in 2017 Reports Handle, Attendance Gains

Is Horse Racing Dead?

Santa Anita Park’s all-sources handle for its 103-day racing season, which began Dec. 26 and concluded July 4, showed a $23.5 million increase over last season, a 2.5% gain, according to track officials.

Source: Santa Anita Reports Handle, Attendance Gains

Secretariat Owner Penny Chenery has died at age 95

Penny Chenery, who bred and raced 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat as well as realizing her disabled father's dream to win the Kentucky Derby in 1972 with Riva Ridge, has died. She was 95. Louisville Business First news partner WHAS-TV reports … [Continue reading]

Is Horse Racing Dead? Cupid’s Full Sibling sells for $2.7 million at Keeneland September

Keeneland's reformatted Week 1 of the September Yearling Sale produced eight million-dollar-plus horses and fueled significant increases in trade during Monday's opening premier Book 1. Leading the action was a $2.7 million Tapit filly, a full … [Continue reading]

‘Sport of Kings’ Must Embrace the Younger Players

"Engage them and they will come back, lots of people who go racing feel they don't have a voice but if racing authorities connect with them there are a lot of potential soldiers out there to come marching in through the gates. "There is nothing … [Continue reading]

Century Downs Racetrack and Casino Named as one of 15 Can’t-Miss Adventures in Calgary

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 11, 2017 /CNW/ -- Century Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ Capital MarketĀ®: CNTY) announced today that Tourism Calgary named Century Downs Racetrack and Casino in North Calgary, Alberta, Canada as one of 15 Can't-Miss Adventures … [Continue reading]

Great Horse Racing Videos – Old Latonia Race Track

A documentary film by Cam Miller is a fascinating early history on Old Latonia Race Track, which eventually became known as Turfway Park. This film is told through the eyes of former employee James Robertson as he takes us through the glory days and … [Continue reading]

Is Horse Racing Dead? Tremendous 2017 Del Mar Meet

Press Release Del Mar closed out a stellar 78th summer season that featured competitive cards and full fields throughout its 36-day stand when Bolt d'Oro came roaring through the stretch to capture a thrilling edition of the Grade I Del Mar … [Continue reading]

Is Horse Racing Dead? Successful 2017 Saratoga Meeting

Press Release For the second time in the past three years, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) set a record for all-sources wagering on racing at Saratoga, concluding the 2017 Saratoga meet with a handle of $676,709,490. The 2017 handle … [Continue reading]

Is Horse Racing Dead … in Texas? Lone Star Park Reports 10.5% Rise in All-Source Handle

The Grand Prairie, Texas, track ended its 50-day Thoroughbred meet July 30. Average daily on-track handle increased 4.9%. Source: Lone Star Park Reports 10.5% Rise in All-Source Handle … [Continue reading]

Monster-sized Jackpot Pool May Be Held September 16th

Press Release Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) announced Tuesday that a mandatory payout for the Thoroughbred Jackpot Hi 5 is slated for Saturday, September 16, as part of a tremendous Ricoh Woodbine Mile card. Following Woodbine's Sunday, … [Continue reading]