Monthly Archives: January 2013

Mountaineer Meet to Begin with 10% Purse Hike

Mountaineer Meet to Begin with 10% Purse Hike http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/75919/mountaineer-meet-to-begin-with-10-purse-hike

Overnight purses will increase 10% when Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort begins its almost 10-month racing season March 1.
Rose Mary Williams, director of racing at the West Virginia track, said Jan. 29 the hike is possible because of “cash in the purse account” as well as 2013 [...]

Illinois Derby As Preakness Prep?

Action during the Illinois Derby at Hawthorne Race Course in April 2012. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Tribune Photo) (January 29, 2013)
By Neil Milbert, Special to the Tribune

Now that Churchill Downs has turned the Illinois Derby into a dead end street on its new Road to the Kentucky Derby series, Hawthorne Race Course is trying to remake it into a superhighway [...]

Mobile On-Track Bets Approved in New Jersey | BloodHorse.com

Mobile On-Track Bets Approved in New Jersey | BloodHorse.com http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/75913/mobile-on-track-bets-approved-in-new-jersey

Legislation authorizing use of mobile devices for betting on horse races was signed into law by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Jan. 28.
The law allows the New Jersey Racing Commission to promulgate rules and regulations to allow the use of mobile gaming devices by patrons at [...]

Jockeys’ Guild Supports Medication Reform

Citing potential to improve safety for riders, membership of the Jockeys’ Guild voted to support tightening of medication rules and penalties Jan. 29 at its annual Assembly in Hollywood, Fla.
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/75905/jockeys-guild-supports-medication-reform

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Lone Star to Renovate Main Track for Spring

Lone Star to Renovate Main Track for Spring http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/75846/lone-star-to-renovate-main-track-for-spring

Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, Texas, announced Jan. 25 that the main racetrack is being completely renovated along with grandstand improvements to be in place in time for the 13-week 2013 spring Thoroughbred season beginning April 11.
The main track reconditioning is currently underway and will [...]

NYRA Projects Growth in Operating Revenue

And so the soap opera continues…
NYRA Projects Growth in Operating Revenue http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/75842/nyra-projects-growth-in-operating-revenue

New York Racing Association President and COO Ellen McClain announced Jan. 25 that she is resigning from her role, and board leaders said they would immediately begin a national search to find a replacement.
“I look forward to working with you during a transition period,” [...]

Woodbine Expects Similar Daily Purses in 2013

Woodbine Expects Similar Daily Purses in 2013 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/75813/woodbine-expects-similar-daily-purses-in-2013

A transitional, two-year funding agreement reached with the government of Ontario will see Woodbine reduce Thoroughbred race dates by 14.7% in 2013 but will allow the track near Toronto to offer average daily purses comparable to 2012.
Woodbine Entertainment Group announced Jan. 24 it plans to offer 133 [...]

Turfway Park adds February dates

Turfway Park adds February dates http://www.posttimedata.com/?p=1461

Turfway Park has elected to pick up the option to add four racing days to its February schedule. The track, home of the Spiral Stakes, will conduct race cards on all four Fridays and Saturdays in February.
“Our decision to race these dates was influenced by our continued strong field size, [...]

Cold cancels Aqueduct racing Thursday

Cold cancels Aqueduct racing Thursday http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/01/24/3198324/cold-cancels-aqueduct-racing-thursday.html

The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Aqueduct has canceled the Thursday card because of cold temperatures in the New York area.
Both Aqueduct and Belmont Park will remain open for simulcast wagering on out of town races.
Weather permitting, Aqueduct racing will resume on Friday.

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Racing to continue at Woodbine

Racing to continue at Woodbine http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/01/23/3196995/racing-to-continue-at-woodbine.html

Horse racing will continue for at least the next two years at Woodbine and Mohawk Racetracks after an agreement in principle has been reached between Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and the province of Ontario.

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