Famed Racehorse Trainer Jack Van Berg Passes Away at 81

He fell one win short of Triple Crown prestige with Alysheba LOS ANGELES — Jack Van Berg, who walked the barns of Southern California race tracks for more than 40 years and remained haunted by the Triple Crown he never won, died Wednesday in Little … [Continue reading]

More Gains. 2017 Remington Park Meet Up.

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Press Release The 2017 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season experienced increased handle, average field size and total purses compared to the previous year. The final program on Dec. 17, Springboard Mile Day, was the second-largest betting day on … [Continue reading]

Great Horse Racing Videos – R.I.P. Jack Van Berg

We're sad to hear of the passing of legendary horseman and trainer Jack Van Berg.  Jack's accomplishments are too long and deep to list here, but the first major horse of his that was a favorite of mine was the exciting runner Gate Dancer.  The Hall … [Continue reading]

2017 November U.S. Handle Rises 6.39% Due to New Tax Rules

New tax rules regarding withholding and the reporting of pari-mutuel wagers have driven total U.S. wagering above $890.8 million for November. The average handle per race day is up 9.7% for the month compared with a year ago, according to … [Continue reading]

Is Horse Racing Dead? Golden Gate Meet Sees Healthy Gains

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Golden Gate Fields concluded a successful fall meet on December 10 with very strong year over year gains in handle. The all-source handle saw a double digit increase of 12% while on-track handle was also up, showing an 8% gain. Total on-track … [Continue reading]

Melania Trump Responds to Author of Best Pal Book

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When James Val authored a children’s book eight years ago called “Best Pal” on the champion California-bred, it became an instant favorite with racing fans but he never dreamed he would get the surprising response he did all these years … [Continue reading]

Ramon Dominguez’ Appeal to Horse Racing Friends

Hall of Fame rider Jockey Ramon Dominguez

Please consider donating to the NY Race Track Chaplaincy Dear Friends: If you have already donated to the NY Race Track Chaplaincy's year-end appeal, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. If not, I ask you to hear our story and … [Continue reading]

Son of Charles Cella to Lead Oaklawn Park into the Future

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Press Release Louis A. Cella, whose family founded the Oaklawn Jockey Club in 1904, has been named president of the Hot Springs, Ark., racetrack and gaming facility as well as Southwestern Enterprises, Inc., the parent company of Oaklawn. He … [Continue reading]

Report Supports Online Poker Legalization in Australia

Only after Comprehensive Research is Completed Some of the submissions in the inquiry have argued that online poker is a game of skill or at least one that represents a mixture of skill and chance and that players can spend longer period of time … [Continue reading]

Santa Anita Expands Wagering Menu for 2018 Winter Meet

Press Release In addition to a $1 million guaranteed Late Pick 4 pool on opening day, Tuesday, Dec. 26, fans will also find a new fan-friendly Santa Anita betting menu that will include an additional 50 cent Pick 5 and rolling one dollar Super … [Continue reading]