Churchill Downs Stock Rising Amid Resort Re-openings

The Race Must Go On

On May 20, the company said it’s reopened two casino resorts in Mississippi. Churchill Downs CEO Bill Carstanjen said in a news release the company has “worked diligently” to put in place health and safety protocols to protect guests from coronavirus.

Churchill Downs has also started horse races again at its Louisville, Ky., track and plans to hold what would be the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race. It’s been rescheduled for September 5th.

Carstanjen said in a news release announcing the rescheduling, “As the situation evolved, we…

Belmont Park’s Opening Can Begin June 1

Horse racing to begin at Belmont in June

Belmont Park’s spring/summer meet can officially begin on June 1, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced at his daily news conference on Saturday. “There’ll be guidelines for the actual participants — no crowds, no fans,” he said. “For the industry itself, … [Continue reading]

NHC Tour $10,000 Summer Challenge Begins Friday

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May, 2020) – The second NHC Tour $10,000 Summer Challenge, a bonus challenge that rewards participants who accumulate the most NHC Tour points on over a three-month period, will kick off Friday, May 29. The NHC Summer … [Continue reading]

Saratoga horse racing without fans in the stands. Town concerned about income loss

Saratoga welcomes horse racing without fans in the stands, concerned about income loss

COVID-19 and Horse Racing.  Economic Fallout is Huge SARATOGA SPRINGS NY (WRGB) - Saratoga Springs Mayor Meg Kelly says the Governor’s announcement that horse racing can resume on June 1st without fans is good news for the city. “The city needs … [Continue reading]

Keeneland Five-day Summer Meet?

Keeneland requests dates for five-day Summer Meet, including Blue Grass Stakes, in July

Keeneland has requested to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s race dates committee to allow it to race July 8-12, a meet that would include the $600,000 Grade 2 Blue Grass – a popular Kentucky Derby prep race – on Saturday, July 11. Ellis Park … [Continue reading]

5 Racetracks Every Horse Racing Fan Should Visit

Don't Miss # 4   Saratoga Springs Opened in 1863 in Saratoga Springs, United States, this racecourse has seen many top horses in history win and register losses as well, hence the nickname “graveyard of champions.” Saratoga is one of … [Continue reading]

Handicapping Tip of the Day #55 – The Only Race

Understanding the Condition Book

A sharp trainer uses the condition book to plan the future of a horse especially when it comes to conditioning and training. However, things don’t always work out. by Art Parker for I became friends with a trainer during my … [Continue reading]

Horse Racing Tonight. Charles Town Adds 12% Pick-5 Wager

Charles Town, WV (May, 2020) – Following its resumption of live racing and a three day stretch that produced the highest single-week wagering volume in track history, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races will be augmenting its wagering menu by … [Continue reading]

AGOS Horses to Watch & Trip Notes – May 21

AGOS Free Horses to Watch & Trip Notes, compliments of  Put these runners in your stable mail service.   GOLDEN GATE FIELDS LIVE IT WELL (Race 7 @Golden Gate, May 14, 2020) - strange ride from one of the top local … [Continue reading]

News that Queen’s Plate will run on this Date

Horse racing people pleased with news that Queen's Plate will run on Sept.12

North America’s oldest continuously run horse race [the Queen's Plate] was originally scheduled to take place on June 27 but was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The history of The Queen’s Plate is so rich and the fact that it’s been … [Continue reading]