AGOS Horses to Watch and Trip Notes – Jan. 13

AGOS Horses to Watch and Trip Notes for visitors FAIR GROUNDS HORSE DOCTOR (Race 2 @FG, 12/18/2019) - First time starter had been working lights out prior to debut in this 5.5f turf sprint.  Broke tardily, 1.5 lengths behind, … [Continue reading]

Is Horse Racing Dead? Stagnant Last Year

Purses Up, Pari-Mutuel Handle Down in 2019 - according to The BloodHorse This year's U.S. purse total is the highest since 2007, a pre-Great Recession year with more than $1.18 billion in purses. Compared with 2007 this year's purses were recorded … [Continue reading]

Horse Racing in New York. An Annual Financial Recap

Source: NYRA The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that its 2019 race meets conducted at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course generated all-sources handle of $2,108,126,369. For the first time in … [Continue reading]

Remington and Woodbine Report Solid Handle Figures

Woodbine All-Sources Handle Second-Largest in History

Woodbine All-Sources Handle Second-Largest in History Woodbine Entertainment announced Dec. 18 that the 2019 Thoroughbred meet produced an all-sources handle of $516,189,880.80—the second-largest in its history and the third consecutive year the … [Continue reading]

DraftKings to Go Public

BOSTON and LOS ANGELES – DECEMBER 23, 2019 – DraftKings Inc., a digital sports entertainment and gaming company known for its industry-leading daily fantasy sports and mobile sports betting platforms, has entered into a definitive business … [Continue reading]

Santa Anita re-schedules Opening Day to Saturday

SANTA ANITA TO POSTPONE OPENING DAY TO SATURDAY, DEC. 28, AHEAD OF LOOMING RAIN FORECAST The opening day of Santa Anita’s 83rd season will be postponed two days until Saturday, December 28th, ahead of next week’s declining weather … [Continue reading]

Industry Profile: Jockey Frankie Dettori and his Incredible Year

UK correspondent Edward Sadler has a sit-down interview with superstar jockey Frankie Dettori to look back on his incredible year in the saddle in 2019. … [Continue reading]

There’s Horse racing in St Lucia

The gates open on horse racing in St Lucia

Royal St Lucia Turf Club Opens on Schedule KINGSTON, Jamaica — St Lucia placed themselves on the horse racing map when they hosted their first race meeting under the auspices of Royal St Lucia Turf Club. The feature offering on the five-race card … [Continue reading]

New Jersey Sports Betting Handle Smashes Own Record With Over Half a Billion in 1 Month

New Jersey Sports Betting Handle Smashes Own Record With $562.7 Million In November

The New Jersey sports betting market exploded to a new record high for total dollars wagered in a single month — $562.7 million in November, the first time Garden State sportsbooks handled in excess of half a billion dollars in a single month. This … [Continue reading]

Queen Elizabeth Visits Central Kentucky in Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ Episode

Netflix's 'The Crown' Sees Queen Visit Central Kentucky

In the fifth episode of season three of Netflix's "The Crown," Queen Elizabeth II travels to Kentucky and spends a month in the commonwealth looking for horses to breed with her mares, some of whom were stabled in Central Kentucky. In the episode, … [Continue reading]