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  • Tuesday July 07

    Oaklawn stewards expected to issue rulings on Charlatan, Gamine next week

    • From: Daily Racing Form

    Rulings by stewards at Oaklawn Park into medication violations by two horses trained by Bob Baffert who won races on May 2 at Oaklawn are expected to be issued next week, a spokesman for the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, which oversees the state’s racing commission, said Tuesday.

  • Thursday June 25

    JACK Thistledown Racino Open For Horse Racing

    • From: Erie News Now

    Across the state border in North Randall, Ohio horse racing has begun at Jack Thistledown Racino. The track opened for spectators on June 19th with race days taking place every Monday through Thursday.

  • Wednesday June 24

    Limited Attendance Authorized for Ellis Park Meet

    • From: Bloodhorse

    When Ellis Park opens for its racing season July 2, it will be able to race with limited attendance, a track official said. The Henderson, Ky., track has received authorization from state officials to begin operating at 50% capacity and will initially host patrons in its Sky Theatre, Terrace Lounge, and Turf Club. Operating under capacity restrictions, total attendance to those three locations is capped at 800 people.

  • Tuesday June 23

    Churchill Downs 'anticipating' spectators will be allowed at Kentucky Derby, submits plans…

    • From: CBS Sports

    Churchill Downs has submitted plans to Kentucky state officials that would allow spectators to attend the Kentucky Derby, according to Daily Racing Form. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Kentucky Derby -- traditionally run in May as the first leg of the Triple Crown -- has been rescheduled to Sept. 5.

  • Monday June 22

    Racing at Arlington to start in July after agreement reached between racecourse…

    • From: Chicago Tribune

    After a weekend of negotiations that looked to break an impasse, representatives for Arlington International Racecourse and the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association struck a deal Monday morning that paves the way for horse racing to begin next month at the track. “I’m thrilled to death that we got to the finish line,” David McCaffrey, ITHA executive director, said at the virtual Illinois Racing Board meeting Monday.

  • Saturday June 20

    Pete McMurray talks horse racing with the voice of Hawthorne Racecourse, Jim…

    • From: WGN Radio

    The Belmont Stakes were moved up in the Triple Crown order to the first race for the first time in Triple Crown history. Jim Miller is the voice of the Hawthorne Race Course in Cicero. Miller told Pete McMurray that the changes brought on by the coronavirus have left horse trainers scrambling to keep their horses fit to run for the entire year. Miller also talks about which horses gain an advantage with the schedule changes and what to watch for during the races.

  • Saturday June 20

    Illinois Becomes 11th State To Offer Online Sports Betting As BetRivers Opens…

    • From: Forbes

    With Thursday’s launch of BetRivers.com, Rivers Casino became the first operator in the state to offer such digital offerings within the jurisdiction.

  • Thursday June 18

    Churchill Officials Update Florence Council on Forthcoming Track

    • From: River City News

    Churchill Downs officials presented details about the Louisville-based track's new projects in Florence and Newport during this week's Florence city council meeting. Churchill Downs Vice Presidnet of Tax Erik Furlan called the former Turfway Park grandstand an eyesore. It has since been torn down.

  • Thursday June 18

    Kentucky HBPA Requests Judge Alter Ruling In 2-Year-Old Lasix Case

    • From: The Paulick Report

    Two weeks after a judge denied a motion for a temporary injunction from the Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (KHBPA) to halt Lasix-free 2-year-old racing in the state, the organization is asking him to reconsider. Earlier this month, Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate denied the motion for temporary injunction and also granted a motion to dismiss the case against the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, Churchill Downs, and Keeneland for a lack of standing.

  • Thursday June 18

    Iowa HBPA Offering Financial Assistance to Members

    • From: Thoroughbred Daily News

    As Prairie Meadows Racetrack opens its doors for the 2020 season Friday, the Iowa Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association is offering a pair of programs designed to assist its members who might be feeling a financial pinch as a result of the delays caused by the coronavirus.

  • Thursday June 18

    Arlington, ITHA Arrive at IRB Meeting Without Signed Contract

    • From: Thoroughbred Daily News

    For the third time in two weeks, representatives from Arlington International Racecourse and the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (ITHA) arrived at a crucial Illinois Racing Board (IRB) meeting without a signed contract for the 2020 meet, again putting in jeopardy the already delayed and curtailed summer racing season at suburban Chicago’s premier track.

  • Wednesday June 17

    Sports Creek selling everything, including the seats, before 'complete renovation'

    • From: MLive

    Sports Creek Raceway is selling its tractors, trailers -- even the old stadium-style seats -- in advance of a renovation and targeted 2021 reopening.

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