The Wider World of Horse Racing’s Jim McKay: Celebrating His Life and His Work

This weekend is the Jim McKay Maryland Million card from Laurel Park.  Let’s look back at his amazing career life.

The late sportscaster Jim McKay, and his grandson, James Fontelieu, are shown attending the 1997 Kentucky Derby . McKay’s contributions to equine journalism and Maryland racing will be honored next month at Harford Community College. (Courtesy the …

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A Score of a Lifetime from $80 Pick-6 Ticket

Press Release Purchased for just $80 at Northville Downs in Northville, Mich., there was one winning ticket in today's Single Ticket Pick 6 Jackpot, and it resulted in a potentially life-changing payout of $549,864 Sunday at Santa Anita. With a … [Continue reading]

Great Horse Racing Videos – RIP Champion Distaffer Inside Information

Champion distaffer Inside Information passed away this week.  She holds the record for the largest margin of victory ever in a Breeders' Cup race, 13 1/2 lengths.  Let's take a look back at her devastating win in the 1995 Distaff over the likes of … [Continue reading]

Laurel Park Handle Continues to Climb

For the third consecutive year and eighth consecutive meet, Laurel Park registered an increase in average daily handle during its recently-completed summer meet. Source: Laurel Park Handle Continues to Climb … [Continue reading]

NTRA Making Progress on Credit Card Issues in Horse Racing

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association expects to soon announce specific banks that will recognize credit card transactions used to deposit money at account-deposit wagering (ADW) online outlets. Source: NTRA Making Progress on Credit Card … [Continue reading]

AGOS Horses to Watch – October 12, 2017

Horses to Watch for AGameofSkill.com (AGOS) Visitors The last big weekend is in the books and the countdown to the Breeders' Cup has officially started. At the time of this post, there are 24 days, 4 hours and 2 minutes. You'll want to keep tabs … [Continue reading]

South Dakota-Based Bet Rebate Company Files For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

A South Dakota-based telephone wagering and off-track betting company catering to high-end horseplayers seeking rebates has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection after losing a lengthy legal battle with the National Indian Gaming Commission and … [Continue reading]

British Horse Racing Targets True Fans Among Younger Players

Horse racing in England is on an "upward curve" but faces challenges in keeping both the traditionalists and the younger generation happy, a leading figure in the sport says. Paul Fisher, chief executive of Jockey Club Racecourses, which is … [Continue reading]

Is Horse Racing Dead? New Mexico Track Reports Gains

Press Release: Albuquerque Downs Albuquerque Downs ended its 57-day Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse race meet on September 24, recording increases in total wagering handle and average daily purse distribution. A total of $13,078,819 was wagered … [Continue reading]

2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships Post Times

The Breeders' Cup has released post times for the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 Grade 1 races and purses and awards totaling more than $28 million, which will be held on November 3-4, for the first time, at the Del Mar … [Continue reading]