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Ontario Racing Commission issues 2015 schedule of race dates

In accordance of Policy Directive 3-2007, the following racetracks have approved 2015 race date calendars, pre-approved based on their 2014 race date calendar.

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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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Kentucky Downs boosts state-wide purses; it's 'jaw-dropping' 

Kentucky Downs boosts state-wide purses; it's 'jaw-dropping'  | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Kentucky Downs is transferring $500,000 apiece to the purse accounts at Ellis Park, Churchill Downs and Keeneland in an unprecedented agreement with the Kentucky HBPA.
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The Disappearance Of The African-American Jockey

The Disappearance Of The African-American Jockey | Racing Business | Scoop.it
But after this past weekend, the attention of sports fans will quickly move on to other sports. So perhaps while attention lingers on horse racing, this is a good time to briefly review some history in the sport.
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US Front Pages Embrace Triple Crown Winner

US Front Pages Embrace Triple Crown Winner | Racing Business | Scoop.it
While some might some disparage horse-racing as an anachronism, a Triple Crown winner grabs national front page coverage that perhaps only two or three other sporting events achieve.
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Latinos Are Reshaping the Horse Racing Industry

Latinos Are Reshaping the Horse Racing Industry | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Grandison has helped integrate a new community with an industry that has been losing fans since the mid-20th century, by calling the races in the language they are most familiar with.
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New campaign to bolster interest in Pennsylvania's horse-racing industry

New campaign to bolster interest in Pennsylvania's horse-racing industry | Racing Business | Scoop.it
For several weeks in May and June, the nation's eyes are on horse racing and the elusive Triple Crown — especially in rare instances lik
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Lazarus provides Taylor Made reason to return to standardbreds

Lazarus provides Taylor Made reason to return to standardbreds | Racing Business | Scoop.it
The Taylor brothers of Kentucky have built a thoroughbred empire from the ground up. Now Taylor Made Sales and Stallions is returning to its roots thanks to a mega-deal to bring New Zealand’s champion pacer …
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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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Can Marketing Teach The Old Horse Racing Industry New Tricks?

Can Marketing Teach The Old Horse Racing Industry New Tricks? | Racing Business | Scoop.it
The Pennsylvania horse racing industry continues to struggle to compete with other gambling in the state, but perhaps a new marketing campaign will help.
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Belmont Stakes Card Generates Second-Highest Handle In NYRA History

Belmont Stakes Card Generates Second-Highest Handle In NYRA History | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Saturday's blockbuster Belmont Stakes Day card, highlighted by Justify's Triple Crown triumph, generated all-sources handle of $137,954,895, the second-highest one-day handle in NYRA history behind Belmont Stakes Day in 2014.
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‘Tough Game for Women’: Female Jockeys Missing Again at Triple Crown

‘Tough Game for Women’: Female Jockeys Missing Again at Triple Crown | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Mike Smith will ride Justify for a shot at the Triple Crown in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. He’ll compete against nine other horse/jockey combinations -- and all nine other jockeys will be men.
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China's Conghua Training Facility Nears Completion; First Horses Arrive

China's Conghua Training Facility Nears Completion; First Horses Arrive | Racing Business | Scoop.it
The highly anticipated opening of CTC is one of the biggest developments within the global horse racing industry, featuring top-class facilities throughout the venue.
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Sportech And SportRadar Partnering To Combine Sports Betting And Data

Sportech And SportRadar Partnering To Combine Sports Betting And Data | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Online gambling company Sportech is partnering with sports data company Sportradar in the hopes the data advantage will pay dividends in the US sports betting market.
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