New Owners Plan to Restart Racing at Yavapai Downs

A Phoenix-based ownership group that also includes Kentucky Downs president Corey Johnsen has purchased Yavapai Downs with plans to restart racing at the Prescott Valley, Ariz. track.

Source: New Owners Plan to Restart Racing at Yavapai Downs

Successful 2017 Hawthorne Race Meet

Despite a rain-filled opening two months of the fall thoroughbred meet at Hawthorne and a cancellation of the closing day card due to extreme cold temperatures, both handle and field size saw significant increases as the meet concluded on December … [Continue reading]

Industry Profile: Jockey Antonio Gallardo

Two seasons ago, Antonio Gallardo rode a 3-year-old first-time starter named Imperial Hint to an eye-opening victory in a 7-furlong Tampa Bay Downs allowance in a sizzling time of 1:22.39. The Luis Carvajal, Jr.-trained Florida-bred colt lowered that … [Continue reading]

Horse Racing and Hockey?

NY Islanders Bid Selected For Belmont Park Development You may have recently heard ... the state of New York has selected a bid by the NHL franchise Islanders to build an 18,000-seat arena on a 43-acre site at Belmont Park. Source: NY Islanders … [Continue reading]

Mahoning Valley Increases Purses for 2018

Is Horse Racing Dead? Mahoning Valley Race Course, in cooperation with the Ohio HBPA, announced a 5-7% purse increase effective Jan. 2. Source: Mahoning Valley Increases Purses for 2018 … [Continue reading]

Crazy Events in the History of Horse Racing

The sport of horse racing can occur in the most uncontrolled environments. Horses running at 40 mph, weather conditions and human interaction can make this game unpredictable and, at times, even absurd. A victory for West Coast on the East … [Continue reading]

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of U.S. Regulation in 2017

It’s that time of year - to look back on the last 12 months, on the substantial progress and the serious missteps - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly - of the U.S. regulatory world. Source: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of U.S. regulation in 2017 … [Continue reading]

Jockey Christophe Soumillon sets new European mark with 306 winners

Two-time Arc de Triomphe winning jockey Christophe Soumillon set a new European mark for winners in a calendar year with 306 on Thursday. The 36-year-old Belgian-born France-based star achieved both his goals this year of winning a ninth French … [Continue reading]

A Look Back at the Best of Horse Racing in 2017

Racing! Time to look back at the best of horse racing moments in the year 2017. Los Angeles Times Full coverage Source: Racing! Time to look back at the best of 2017 … [Continue reading]

Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS): Is it gambling?

A Game of Skill or Gambling? Some states, such as Nevada recently banned sites like fantasy sports website DraftKings after accusations surfaced of employees participating in the contests with insider information. Some believe the websites should … [Continue reading]