Is Horse Racing Dead? Not in Japan

Japanese horse racing posts solid growth despite challenges

Japanese horse racing posts solid growth despite challenges Japanese horse racing recorded strong sales growth in 2020, in spite of economic uncertainties and the coronavirus pandemic. Both central and local horse racing are defying covid-19 … [Continue reading]

Good Deeds. Churchill Downs Incorporated Gives $50,000 to Renew Investment with New Directions

LOUISVILLE, KY., (Feb, 2021) – Churchill Downs Incorporated ("CDI") announced a renewed investment in the Louisville, Kentucky, nonprofit New Directions Housing Corporation with a $50,000 donation. This donation comes after CDI's $25,000 contribution … [Continue reading]

This Many Fans Allowed at Upcoming Keeneland Spring Meet

Horse Racing in the Covid-19 Era Keeneland has announced plans to allow a limited number of fans to attend its 2021 Spring Meet, to be held April 2-23. The COVID-19 pandemic forced Keeneland to cancel the 2020 Spring Meet and hold an … [Continue reading]

Questions and Answers about the 2021 Kentucky Derby

Answers to Commonly Asked Questions regarding this Year's Kentucky Derby & Kentucky Oaks from Churchill Downs. Will the Derby take place on the first Saturday in May [2021]? We do not anticipate moving our traditional date of the first … [Continue reading]

Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar: Lasix Prohibited in Prep Races

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LEXINGTON, KY (February, 2021) – As 2021 kicks off with stakes races being run without Lasix at the leading racetracks and Thoroughbred racing events across the country, including the 2021 World Championships, Breeders’ Cup is pleased to announce … [Continue reading]

The Road to Kentucky Heats Up

Similar to the Cheltenham Festival in England, the Kentucky Derby is arguably one of the biggest horse racing must-sees in the world. A festival with a very rich and prestigious history, there is no denying how anticipated and valued the Derby is. As … [Continue reading]

Drone wars over UK racetracks after courses say live streams are illegal

Drone wars over UK racetracks after courses say live streams are illegal

A long-running dispute between racecourses and drone operators streaming live action from tracks appeared to escalate on Friday as David Armstrong, the chief executive of the Racecourse Association, warned that a new streaming service advertised on … [Continue reading]

Churchill Downs 2021 Derby Week Tickets On Sale Now

Churchill Downs 2021 Derby Week Tickets On Sale Now

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The end of a cold, gloomy winter is near, and Kentuckians know what that means: the Kentucky Derby is coming. Churchill Downs announced Friday that tickets for the Derby, Oaks, and all Derby Week events are on sale now. Reserved … [Continue reading]

Statement from KyHBPA on passage of SB 120, protecting Historical Horse Racing in Kentucky

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Source: Kentucky HBPA “Horsemen across Kentucky, and those across the nation who race in the Commonwealth, should be so proud of the Republican and Democratic leadership in the Kentucky House for shepherding passage of SB 120. As Rep. Adam Koenig … [Continue reading]

Gronkowski Seeks Super Bowl and Dubai Cup In Same Year

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Can Gronkowski win the Super Bowl and the Dubai World Cup in the same year? Check that. Could Gronkowski win the Super Bowl and the Dubai World Cup in the successive months? The namesake of Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski is among … [Continue reading]