The Maryland Racing Commission heard today that the racing industry had enjoyed a productive 2018 legislative session, with three bills it supported passing.
The sale of Virginia’s Colonial Downs was completed Wednesday, moving Virginia racing one step closer to a rebirth — live racing perhaps returning in 2019.
Frank Stronach will receive the Dinny Phipps Award, which honors an individual or individuals who have demonstrated dedication to equine health.
UAE Derby winner Mendelssohn made the biggest strides, up to fourth in the new NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll.
Trainer Greg Sacco, a New Jersey resident, was first on the grounds at Monmouth Park as the backside opened Friday for the 2018 meeting.
Breeding organizations in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, and Delaware will offer bonuses for state-bred runners in the MATCH series this summer.
The Grade 3 Commonwealth Derby and Oaks – will be mothballed this year, possibly to return in ’19 at a reopened Colonial.
Back for a second year, Equestricon will take place in Louisville October 29 and 30 — just in advance of the Breeders’ Cup.
The Charles Town Classic Million Dollar Challenge is free to enter, and if you pick 11 races correctly, you’ll share in $1 million!
One way Maryland looks out for rider safety is its concussion protocols, which ensure injured riders are properly diagnosed and get the care they need.
Some 600 hips are entered in the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale taking place in mid-May in Timonium.
The return of turf racing, plus a carryover of nearly $300,000 in the Rainbow 6, are on tap at Laurel Park this weekend.
The passage of historical racing, coupled with Virginia’s new residency program, is helping farms and training centers fill their barns — and envision a future.
In our February Claimbox report: claiming activity is off by 4.5 percent versus 2017, plus trainers have been the busiest?
A visit with Maryland Racing Commission executive director Mike Hopkins, the incoming chairman of the Association of Racing Commissioners International.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on Tuesday signed a law that will allow “historical racing” machines in Virginia and is expected to allow Colonial Downs to reopen for live racing.
Wagering company Xpressbet will once again offer one fan the chance to make a $25,000 win wager on the next month’s Preakness Stakes.
The latest NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll shows Justify grabbing the top spot among three-year-olds, with West Coast retaining the older horse lead.
Participants in this week’s ARCI conference called for wagering innovation, including fixed-odds betting, as a way to promote growth.
What’s the best way to achieve uniformity and fairness in racing drug rules? Panelists offered differing opinions at the ARCI conference.