Despite coming off a record-handle season, Canterbury Park is proposing a 10-day schedule slice and a $45,000 average daily purse cut for 2023.

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.

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

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


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.

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

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.

[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.


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.

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


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.


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

The top-earning Thoroughbred breeder was Bob Lothenbach of Lothenbach Stables, earning nearly $30,000. Twelve other Thoroughbred breeders earned over $10,000 in awards, and a total of over $400,000 was earned between all breeders.


Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit died after training at Santa Anita Racecourse on Monday. According to Bob Baffert’s lawyer, Craig Robertson, the three-year-old Colt trained by Bob Baffert has been in second place at the Breeders’ Cup Classic in Delmar a month ago. I have just completed 5 halon in my second training. Baffert said in a statement that the horse had a heart attack.

The racing industry was largely spared the worst of the severe weather that swept through parts of Kentucky late Friday night through early Saturday morning. No tracks were hit by the tornados, which swept through four states and ravaged parts of western Kentucky.


Baird scored his 2,500th career riding victory. Baird won his 2,498th race on Saturday afternoon at Turfway Park in Florence, Ky., as he rode Breeze ...

Veteran trainer Chris Block has been elected president of the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, the northern Illinois horsemen's group announced this weekend. Block defeated incumbent Mike Campbell, another longtime Illinois trainer, with 62 percent of the vote, which was completed Dec. 1 and was tabulated on Dec. 10. Campbell has been ITHA president since 2008, during which Block held a seat on the ITHA board.

The return of night racing in Sydney will see Canterbury Park thrust back into full use with the venue set to host just its second meeting of the ...

6 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1T) aboard Glass Slippers , whom Eaves won the race with a year ago at Keeneland. Glass Slippers raced in mid-pack ...

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