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Ritvo says Santa Anita may re-open March 22, updates stakes

Ritvo says Santa Anita may re-open March 22, updates stakes | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Horse Racing news: Ritvo says Santa Anita may re-open March 22, updates stakes.
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New certified residency program in Virginia

New certified residency program in Virginia | Racing Business | Scoop.it
The Virginia Harness Horse Association (VHHA), in conjunction with the Virginia Equine Alliance (VEA), is introducing a new Certified Residency Bonus Program that will begin immediately for harness racing foals born beginning in 2019.
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NJ horse racing gets up to $100M in taxpayer-funded subsidies

NJ horse racing gets up to $100M in taxpayer-funded subsidies | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Policymakers say the money will help retain jobs and make New Jersey tracks more competitive with those in neighboring states.
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Churchill Downs Inc. forces Mississippi casino to drop Kentucky Derby future bets

Churchill Downs Inc. forces Mississippi casino to drop Kentucky Derby future bets | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Churchill Downs Inc. has successfully pressed a Mississippi casino to cease taking future bets on the Kentucky Derby, citing federal law, in a development that could have ramifications throughout the burgeoning U.S. sports-betting market.
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NYRA posts all-sources 2018 handle of more than $2.1 billion

NYRA posts all-sources 2018 handle of more than $2.1 billion | Racing Business | Scoop.it
NYRA today announced that its 2018 race meets conducted at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course generated all-sources handle of $2,113,408,494.
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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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 2019 USTA Board of Director's Russell William's TED Talk 

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Well-produced video from USTA's Russell Williams on the current state of Harness Racing and how the USTA (and the harness racing business) needs to change strategies to "survive and prosper."

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Jamaican horse racing enters North American market

Jamaican horse racing enters North American market | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) has entered into a historic partnership agreement with the North-America based Monarc
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Monticello Raceway casino closing; harness track remains open

MONTICELLO – The casino operation at the Monticello Casino and Raceway will soon close, but the harness racing track will stay open for now.
Empire Resorts, the Monticello racino’s parent company, will close its electronic gaming operations at the track "on or about" April 23, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Tuesday.
Forty employees will remain at the raceway, while the operation’s other 160 can take jobs at the nearby Resorts World Catskills casino,
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Md. Senate President: Preakness "should be in Laurel" *

Md. Senate President: Preakness "should be in Laurel" * | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Maryland Senate President Mike Miller told a conference Thursday that the state has priorities other than paying $400 million for a new Pimlico.
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Horse racing - Pimlico racetrack should be demolished and rebuilt, study says

REUTERS: A new study suggests a US$424-million demolition and rebuilding of the deteriorating Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore which annuall
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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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