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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
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
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
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
UPDATE: Speedhorse Derby

UPDATE: Speedhorse Derby

Important information regarding the Speedhorse Derby dates and locations Read More
Los Alamitos Quarter Horse Racing Association Submits Equine & Rider Safety and Enhancement Plan to CHRB

Los Alamitos Quarter Horse Racing Association Submits Equine & Rider Safety and Enhancement Plan to CHRB

In response to the suggestion of the California Horse Racing Board (the “Board”), the Los Alamitos Quarter Horse Racing Association has submitted to the Board an Equine and Rider Safety and Enhancement Plan. Read More
Los Alamitos Race Course On 10-Day Probation With CHRB Following Equine Deaths

Los Alamitos Race Course On 10-Day Probation With CHRB Following Equine Deaths

In the wake of a series of equine fatalities at Los Alamitos the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB), via teleconference Friday, voted to put the track on a 10-day probation, while live racing continues, to devise a plan to address various horse welfare issues raised during the meeting. Read More
Fifth Jockey Who Raced at Los Alamitos Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Fifth Jockey Who Raced at Los Alamitos Tests Positive For Coronavirus

According to an article by John Cherwa published today on the Los Angeles Times website, a fifth jockey who raced at Los Alamitos on the Fourth of July weekend has contracted the Coronavirus. Read More
Announcement From Prairie Meadows, IAHBPA and IAQHRA

Announcement From Prairie Meadows, IAHBPA and IAQHRA

With the latest developments nationwide, new "Out of State restrictions" will be in place at Prairie Meadows effective Friday, July 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm until further notice Read More
Jockey Retrictions Set at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

Jockey Retrictions Set at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

Indiana Grand Racecourse is working diligently to ensure the safety and well-being of all those involved with the current racing season, which began Monday, June 15. After consultation with the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC), all jockeys accepting a mount at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will agree to ride exclusively at the facility. This restriction goes into effect Friday, July 10, 2020 and applies to both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse jockeys. Read More

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