• Tuesday September 27

    Churchill Downs Completes Acquistion of Ellis Park

    • From: The Racing Geek

    Churchill Downs Inc. completed its acquisition of Ellis Park on Monday. The sale was approved by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission last week.

    Historical Horse Racing the real driver.

  • Monday July 25

    Will The Chicago Bears Stay in Chicago? What We Know About Soldier…

    • From: MSN

    As the Chicago Bears move forward with their pursuit of a new, larger stadium in city's northwest suburbs, Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday is hoping to make a pitch to convince the team to stay at Soldier Field.

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  • Monday January 17

    Socioeconomic Studies Of Casinos Find No Major Issues - KIWARadio.com

    Statewide Iowa — Socioeconomic studies conducted for the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission show some types of crimes do increase in casino ...
  • Monday January 17

    Turfway will return to Thursday-Saturday racing in February

    • From: Horse Racing Nation

    Turfway Park will race evenings on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday beginning Feb. 3, eliminating Sunday afternoon racing, the track announced via ...

  • Monday January 17

    Bears to Complete Arlington Racecourse Purchase by 2023 - Front Office Sports

    • From: Front Office Sports

    The Chicago Bears could leave Soldier Field sooner than expected, as the team aims to close its purchase of the Arlington International Racecourse by early 2023.

  • Monday January 17

    Churchill Downs names Ben Murr President of TwinSpires - Gambling Insider

    Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has officially named Ben Murr President of its TwinSpires and online gaming business segments, ...
  • Sunday January 16

    KHRC Vacates Levamisole Rulings Against Sharp - Thoroughbred Daily News

    • From: Thoroughbred Daily News

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has vacated the sanctions it imposed on trainer Joe Sharp following five positive tests for levamisole in horses who ran at Churchill Downs in November 2019.

  • Sunday January 16

    N. KY Legislator Proposes Wagering Tax Changes

    • From: Northern Kentucky Tribune

    [Rep] Koenig said on Kentucky Racing Spotlight weekly radio show recently that based on the task force’s findings, he will introduce legislation for a flat 1.5-percent tax on the gross (before winning bettors are paid off) of pari-mutuel wagers, including the highly successful historical horse racing operations. Such a measure would substantially increase the tax on bets placed on Kentucky racing through online platforms, known as Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW). Another provision Koenig is championing in the bill he plans to introduce during the current 2022 state legislative session: rounding payoffs down to the penny, rather than down to the dime on a $1 mutuel.

  • Friday January 14

    Chicagoan Kevin Costello Wins National Horseplayers Championship Tour Title - Paulick Report

    • From: Paulick Report

    Joseph (Kevin) Costello, a 53-year-old executive from Chicago, Ill., rode the strength of four victories and 14 top 10 finishes in handicapping contests to run away with the 2021 National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) Tour title.

  • Thursday December 16

    Canterbury Park Approved For 65-Day Race Meet In 2022 - Horse Racing…

    • From: Paulick Report

    Canterbury Park's request for a 65-day 2022 Thoroughbred and Quarter ... 17, was unanimously approved Thursday by the Minnesota Racing Commission.

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  • Thursday December 16

    Illinois Board Axes Arlington OTB Licenses - BloodHorse

    • From: Bloodhorse

    The Illinois Racing Board Dec. 16 rejected a request by Arlington International Racecourse to continue operating its off-track betting parlors despite the closure and planned sale of the track.

    Bloodhorse
  • Wednesday December 15

    Delta Downs Trying to Light a Way to Safe Night Racing -…

    • From: Bloodhorse

    Louisiana Racing Commission voted to delay 30 days a decision on whether to restore Delta Downs' nighttime schedule due to safety concerns with ...

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