Wednesday October 14
Nebraska voters marking their general election ballots will pass judgment on a series of related initiative questions that together would allow for casino gambling at multiple locations in the state.
Friday October 09
Churchill Downs is aiming to have fans at the track in a "limited capacity" during its upcoming fall meet, according to a report from the Daily Racing Form.
Wednesday October 07
Arlington Park Chairman Emeritus Richard Duchossois didn't have to go anywhere Wednesday to celebrate his 99th birthday -- the celebration came to him. Dozens of police, fire and other municipal vehicles joined others outside Duchossois' Barrington Hills home for a surprise parade to mark the occasion.
Tuesday October 06
Chris Polzin, longtime director of racing/racing secretary at Arlington Park, has accepted the same position with Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Polzin will assume his new duties in Indiana beginning Monday, Oct. 26.
Tuesday September 29
For at least six years, the New Orleans Fair Grounds put horse manure, urine and untreated wastewater into the municipal drainage system, which sent the pollutants into the London Avenue Canal, Lake Pontchartrain, the Mississippi River and ultimately the Gulf of Mexico.
Monday September 28
The Illinois Harness Horsemen stand in staunch opposition to the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2020 (HISA).
Friday September 25
Senator Mitch McConnell has introduced the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act, which addresses racetrack safety and doping issues in Thoroughbred racing. The debate about drugs has gone on for years, and all too frequently, opponents of reform get hung up on Lasix. The heart of drug reform goes far beyond Lasix and needs to address the serious equine health problems brought on by performance-enhancing and misused therapeutic drugs.
Friday September 25
Hoping it can address through technology the Kentucky Supreme Court's concerns that its current historical horse racing operating system is not pari-mutuel, Exacta Systems will introduce a new HHR system that it says will qualify based on the court's Sept. 24 opinion.
Thursday September 24
Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) (Nasdaq: CHDN) released today the following statement regarding the Kentucky Supreme Court ruling on the Exacta system used in historical horse racing machines (“HRMs”) in Kentucky. CDI does not use the Exacta system in any of its HRMs in any facility in Kentucky. We will work within our legal rights and in coordination with Kentucky legislators to ensure the ongoing legal operation of our HRM facilities in Kentucky so that we can continue to provide critical funding for the equine industry and support the citizens in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Although CDI does not use the Exacta system in question at any of our HRM facilities, we appreciate Ken
Tuesday September 22
If some deep-pocketed backers have their way, Kentucky might soon get a new harness race track and a new casino. The majority owners of the Kentucky Downs horse racing track have partnered with the Keeneland Association to submit an application for a license in the Bluegrass State that would allow it to operate both options. If things go according to plan, the harness track would be set up in the city of Corbin, while the casino would be developed on the way from Corbin to Williamsburg.
Monday September 21
The best in the state of Illinois gathered on closing weekend as 11 harness racing stakes races were contested on Hawthorne Race Course's Night of Champions. ... The summer meet was capped with great performances on Night of Champions as the best in the state competed for nearly $1 million in purses. A look back at the Night of Champions finals:
Saturday September 19
Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen notched his 9,000th career win Friday night at Remington Park with claimer Troy Ounce. He trails all-time leader Dale Baird by 445 wins for the all-time leading trainer title.