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Indiana Grand commences $700,000 track renovation 

Indiana Grand commences $700,000 track renovation  | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Horse Racing news: Indiana Grand commences $700,000 track renovation.
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Newly Elected Harness Racing President Embracing Industry Transition

Newly elected President, Trevor Williams is taking over the reins from former Manitoba Great Western Harness Racing Circuit (MGWHRC) President, Darryl Mason.
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Province Announces Three-Year Plan For Horse Racing Industry

Agriculture Minister, Ralph Eichler, recently announced the provincial government's new three-year plan, with the goal of transitioning the Manitoba horse racing industry into a more sustainable future. "The new report included Red River Ex, an
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Historical Horse Racing Bill Filed in New Jersey | TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video | Thoroughbred Breeding and Auctions

Historical Horse Racing Bill Filed in New Jersey | TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video | Thoroughbred Breeding and Auctions | Racing Business | Scoop.it
A bill to permit gambling on historical horse racing (HHR) has been filed in the New Jersey Legislature.

But the measure, which would allow slot-machine style betting on anonymized recordings of past horse races at racetracks …
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NJ horse racing: Meadowlands poised to slash racing days in 2019

NJ horse racing: Meadowlands poised to slash racing days in 2019 | Racing Business | Scoop.it
If New Jersey legislators do not approve a $20 million purse subsidy for the racing industry, the Meadowlands will go from 90 days in 2018 to just 68
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Kentucky Downs, Caesars want new harness tracks, hundreds more gambling terminals

Kentucky Downs, Caesars want new harness tracks, hundreds more gambling terminals | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Kentucky Downs has applied for a license to open a harness track in Oak Grove, the same place where Churchill Downs and Keeneland jointly announced plans in September for a harness track.
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McKinsey, Seven Years On: How Has Racing Done?

McKinsey, Seven Years On: How Has Racing Done? | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Every August like clockwork, industry stakeholders and media dress up and file into a ballroom at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs for the annual Jockey Club Round Table. The Round Table, which has evolved from a small discussion to a series of large, formal addresses, has tackled topics like medication reform, racing integrity, …
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ARCI Ed Martin responses to PA problems

ARCI Ed Martin responses to PA problems | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Earlier this month Harnesslink publiished opposing articles that indicated that the ARCI and the PA Racing Commission had some explaining to do on certain cases handled by that jurisdiction.While the ARCI will normally defer to individual regulatory
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Horse betting has to modernize, or else sports gambling will leave it behind

Horse betting has to modernize, or else sports gambling will leave it behind | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Horse betting has long been America’s only federally legal form of sports wagering. As legal sports gambling takes root, an outdated industry finally has to get with the times.
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Harness: SOA of NY agrees to extend contract with Yonkers Raceway

The Standardbred Owners Association of New York (“SOA”) and Yonkers Racing Corporation have entered into an amendment of their current horsemen’s agreement. The terms and conditions governing racing at Yonkers Raceway was just extended beyond the current expiration date of May 2019 to May 2021.
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Toll Road Shelved, Florida Horse Community Relieved

Toll road project would have cut through the heart of Marion County horse farms.
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Embracing the moveable feast for harness racing patrons

Embracing the moveable feast for harness racing patrons | Racing Business | Scoop.it
by Frank Cotolo

North American harness racing should be poised to make significant changes in the presentation of its product to past and potential patrons in order to thrive. And look, there is already powerful evidence …
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At Stadium Authority meeting, pondering a future Pimlico

At Stadium Authority meeting, pondering a future Pimlico | Racing Business | Scoop.it
The Maryland Stadium Authority's meeting on the future of Pimlico brought out a big group of ardent Old Hilltop fans, but the track is going to need more than enthusiasm.
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N.J. lawmakers consider placing a $100 million bet on the horse racing industry

N.J. lawmakers consider placing a $100 million bet on the horse racing industry | Racing Business | Scoop.it
New Jersey lawmakers are considering doling out $100 million over five years to prop up the state’s financially-strapped horse racing industry, which has continued to struggle despite beginning to offer sports betting this summer.
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Racing Commission chairman: No conflict of interest in racino application

Racing Commission chairman: No conflict of interest in racino application | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Ray Willis has owned racehorses with two partners in a company that is competing for a license for the state’s sixth racetrack and slot machine casino.
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Kentucky judge delivers key ruling on historical racing machines

Kentucky judge delivers key ruling on historical racing machines | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Horse Racing news: Kentucky judge delivers key ruling on historical racing machines.
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Horse racing makes a $24 million impact on North Dakota annually | Prairie Public Broadcasting

Horse racing makes a $24 million impact on North Dakota annually | Prairie Public Broadcasting | Racing Business | Scoop.it
The North Dakota Racing Commission had a study done of horse racing’s impact on the state’s economy. The study was done for the Commission by NDSU. "It
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Otter endorses ballot initiative to revive horse racing

Otter endorses ballot initiative to revive horse racing | Racing Business | Scoop.it
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Many aspects of Idaho's horse culture, including ranch work and rodeo, depend on a viable horse racing industry, Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter said. The Republican on Thursday made the remarks in his endorsement of
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Horse Racing in Columbus Appears to be in Jeopardy

After nearly 80 seasons of fans flocking to Ag Park, the track manager is mulling whether it should close its gates to the sport for the final time, according to a Monday afternoon email from Columbus Exposition & Racing Inc.

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Jockey Club Outlines Growth Strategies at Round Table

Jockey Club Outlines Growth Strategies at Round Table | Racing Business | Scoop.it
In a sport that in recent years has ended handle declines but failed to see growth, Stuart Janney III outlined initiatives that The Jockey Club plans to support to put horse racing on the upswing.
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Legalization of sports betting and the effect on horse racing

Legalization of sports betting and the effect on horse racing | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Beyond the spectacle of the Kentucky Derby and its Triple Crown brethren, will horse racing stand to benefit in a post-legalization world?
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Horse racing regulators approve sale of Kentucky racetrack


Kentucky horse racing regulators have approved the sale of Ellis Park racetrack to a group that now has a minority ownership stake in the track
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Racino applicants hope to get Tucumcari’s economy back on track

Racino applicants hope to get Tucumcari’s economy back on track | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Given the financial stakes and the political connections of the applicants — as well as those seeking to block another track — the proceedings promise to be hard fought.
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New 'Equestricon' horse racing convention coming to Louisville

New 'Equestricon' horse racing convention coming to Louisville | Racing Business | Scoop.it
The trade show will show off the trophies awarded to Triple Crown winner Justify. Fans will also have the chance to meet the horse's trainer and jockey.
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TheStable.ca has already qualified 36 of 39 babies

TheStable.ca has already qualified 36 of 39 babies | Racing Business | Scoop.it
by Garnet Barnsdale

The Stable.ca has been making a buzz on the track, not only with stable star Lawmaker, but also with their 2018 crop of babies.

It didn’t take long for The Stable – a fractional …
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