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Wyoming Downs Wraps Up Successful 2020 Season

Wyoming Downs Wraps Up Successful 2020 Season

With live racing handle equaling and most days surpassing the prior year, Wyoming Downs wraps up a surprisingly successful 2020 season this weekend as one of the few tracks in the country operating with spectators. Read More
Zia Park Still Unable to Reopen

Zia Park Still Unable to Reopen

Due to the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the fall meet at Zia Park, scheduled to run 54 days beginning September 21 and running through December 22, is uncertain. Read More
Elliot Clark Sr, Owner of Mr Jess Perry, Passes Away

Elliot Clark Sr, Owner of Mr Jess Perry, Passes Away

Louisiana horseman Elliot Clark, Sr., who raced champion and legendary sire Mr Jess Perry, died Saturday (August 8) in Opelousas, Louisiana due to complications from COVID-19. He was 84. Read More
A Look Back: Flight 109

A Look Back: Flight 109

Flight 109 is a perfect name for a fast Quarter Horse. And boy, could the Kansas-bred Flight 109 fly like a jet. Read More
Elko County Fair Cancelled

Elko County Fair Cancelled

The Elko County Fair Board voted unanimously Wednesday to postpone horse racing until next year — citing financial and feasible difficulties to carry out the events due to state mandates of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
The Comeback: One Famous Glass and Cody Sabila

The Comeback: One Famous Glass and Cody Sabila

Cody Sabila was only 7-years-old when One Famous Glass was in the midst of his Horse of the Year campaign at Ajax Downs in 2013. Read More
2019 Medication Testing Summation Shows 99.45% of Samples Clean

2019 Medication Testing Summation Shows 99.45% of Samples Clean

U.S. racing commissions sent 263,783 biological samples from horses participating in professional horse races to the testing laboratories. Of those tests, there were 1,461 adverse analytical findings accounting for 0.55% of all samples, reports the Association of Racing Commissioners International. Read More
Eysa Jess Jumpn Returns to Racing

Eysa Jess Jumpn Returns to Racing

Superstar filly Eysa Jess Jumpn, who strung together a perfect 9-for-9 season last year, worked from the gate today at Delta Downs in anticipation of her return to racing before the end of the Delta Downs race meet. Read More
White Pine Race Meet Cancelled

White Pine Race Meet Cancelled

The White Pine Horse Race board of directors has announced that the three-day race meet at Ely, Nevada, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
Lone Star Park Hires Tony Patterson As Racing Secretary

Lone Star Park Hires Tony Patterson As Racing Secretary

Lone Star Park is pleased to announce Tony Patterson will join the Lone Star Park Team as the new Racing Secretary for both the Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meets. Read More
Grants Pass Handled Over $2 Million During Meet

Grants Pass Handled Over $2 Million During Meet

Grants Pass Downs concluded its second commercial meet on July 8, following a four-week run of Tuesday and Wednesday racing. Read More
Turf Paradise Delays Start of 2020-21 Season Due to COVID-19

Turf Paradise Delays Start of 2020-21 Season Due to COVID-19

Turf Paradise in Phoenix, Arizona, has rescheduled opening day of its 2020-21 season to the day after Thanksgiving, November 27. Read More
Arizona Downs 2020 Season Cancelled Due to Pandemic Concerns

Arizona Downs 2020 Season Cancelled Due to Pandemic Concerns

Citing concerns for public safety and new state orders restricting gathering in public places, local officials have prohibited Arizona Downs from opening this racing season. Read More
Wyoming Voters to Decide On Legalized Gambling in Park County

Wyoming Voters to Decide On Legalized Gambling in Park County

According to an article posted on the WyomingBusinessReport.com website, Wyoming voters in Park County will be asked on this year’s general election ballot if they want to approve pari-mutuel gambling in their community. Read More
CHRB Approves Los Alamitos' Safety Plan

CHRB Approves Los Alamitos' Safety Plan

In a special teleconference meeting today (July 20), the California Horse Racing Board voted unanimously to approve a new equine and rider safety plan provided by Los Alamitos Race Course after the racetrack was put on probation July 10th, following a CHRB emergency meeting due to a recent spike in equine fatalities at the Orange County racetrack. Read More
Canterbury Park Chairman Emeritus Curtis Sampson Dies

Canterbury Park Chairman Emeritus Curtis Sampson Dies

Minnesota horseman Curtis Sampson, who helped reopen Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota, and guide it to its current successful state, died Thursday (Jul 16) at age 87. Read More
Prairie Meadows Announces Updated Jockey Policy

Prairie Meadows Announces Updated Jockey Policy

Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino is updating their jockey policies. The new policy goes into effect Friday, July 17, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Read More
Canterbury Park Updates COVID-19 Mitigation Protocols For Jockeys

Canterbury Park Updates COVID-19 Mitigation Protocols For Jockeys

Canterbury Park racing officials today announced updated COVID-19 mitigation protocols impacting jockeys riding at the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack. Read More
OQHRA 2020 New Rule Notice

OQHRA 2020 New Rule Notice

OQHRA announced a "new rule" effective 2020 regarding recipient mares. Read More
Louisiana Downs Announces Jockey Restrictions Dur to COVID-19

Louisiana Downs Announces Jockey Restrictions Dur to COVID-19

Harrah's Louisiana Downs announced an updated policy, effective Wednesday, July 15, regarding riders leaving and entering the racetrack. Read More

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