• Monday April 15

    California Lawmakers Pushing Bill To Give Racing Board Authority To Close Tracks

    • From: KSRO

    State Senator Bill Dodd is pushing a bill that would give the California Horse Racing Board the authority to order temporary race track closures in situations requring prompt action. The issue arose earlier this month when California U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein called on the board to halt all racing at the Santa Anita racetrack in the Los Angeles suburb of Arcadia, following the deaths of 23 horses. It turns out that the CHRB doesn’t have that power.

  • Tuesday April 02

    The heart of Oregon horse racing is coming to Grants Pass

    • From: KOBI TV

    "The heart of horse racing in Oregon is coming to the Rogue Valley. TMB Racing in Grants Pass is owned by Dutch Bros. Coffee co-founder Travis Boersma. The company was recently approved to purchase the state license after the recent closure of Portland Meadows."

  • Monday April 01

    Century Mile racetrack opens, with new season just four weeks away

    • From: CBC

    "The Century Mile Racetrack and Casino in Leduc County held its official opening Monday, with speeches, champagne toasts and a tour of the new state-of-the art facility. The $61.5-million Century Mile Entertainment Centre, at 4711 Airport Perimeter Rd., features a race track, gambling areas and a grandstand building."

    "Racing season is scheduled to start April 28, with thoroughbreds racing for the first time on the Century Mile track."

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  • Friday March 29

    Portland Meadows, the Rose City’s Horse Racetrack, Is Closing After Seven Decades

    • From: Willamette Week

    "The last race has been run at Portland Meadows. The 73-year-old horse-racing track and sometime concert venue is closing to make way for what's described in city records as an 'urban logistics facility.' According to Portland Monthly, which first reported the news today, the racetrack confirmed that the 2018-19 season, which wrapped up in February, would be its last. No further comment was offered."

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  • Sunday March 24

    Photos: Scenes from the Sunland Derby 2019 racetrack

    • From: El Paso Times

    A photo gallery of the 2019 Sunland Derby from the El Paso Times

  • Thursday March 21

    North Dakota lawmakers seek study of historic horse racing, walking back contentious proposal

    • From: Grand Forks Herald

    A North Dakota Senate committee has opted to study whether to allow bets on past horse races, walking back a heavily lobbied proposal to expand the state's gambling options. The Senate Government and Veterans Affairs Committee voted Thursday, March 21, in favor of the study bill, which replaced a proposal to allow historic horse racing wagers at simulcast facilities. It could receive a vote on the Senate floor in the coming days.

  • Monday March 18

    PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: A Great 'Triple Crown On The Radio' Story

    • From: The Paulick Report

    Growing up in a military family, Taylor Owens has moved all over the country. When she was only eight years old, she visited Prairie Meadows in Iowa to see her uncle's horse run. From that visit, she knew she wanted a career as a racehorse trainer. When she was old enough, Owens spent summers learning from her uncle's trainer, and ultimately made the decision that attending the Race Track Industry Program would put her on the fast track to becoming a trainer herself.

  • Wednesday March 13

    Trainer Kevin Eikleberry Captures 1000th Career Win

    • From: Bloodhorse

    rizona-based trainer Kevin Eikleberry scored his 1,000th career victory March 12 when his 6-year-old gelding Nevadan, who he races with Robert Budoff, won the second race at Turf Paradise. The Phoenix racetrack has been the trainer's home track since 1980.

  • Thursday March 07

    Turf Paradise to give pre-race vet exams to all horses after high rate of deaths

    • From: 12 News

    Turf Paradise plans to start giving pre-race veterinary examinations to all horses on a given day in an attempt to curb a recent rise in fatalities. According to a recent study by the Arizona Department of Gaming, 45 horses were euthanized during the 2017-18 season at the Phoenix track. Additionally, four more horses died at the Rillito Race Track in Tucson and the track at the Santa Cruz County Fair and Association in Sonoita also reported one death.

  • Sunday February 17

    From mucking stalls to dining with the elite, Valpredo has enjoyed all aspects of horse racing

    • From: bakersfield.com

    Since 1966, Valpredo has gone on to win multiple stake races as an owner and breeder. He has spent more than 40 years on the board of every major horse racing and breeding organization in the state. He was inducted into the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Hall of Fame in 2017. Valpredo will be inducted into the Bob Elias Kern County Sports Hall of Fame on Feb. 19.

  • Saturday February 02

    Track Maintenance Emerald Downs Auburn, WA 98001

    • From: Paywell Jobs

    The Emerald Downs is looking for highly talented and motivated individuals for their Auburn, WA 98001 offices. If you are interested in the long-term career progression then apply for Track Maintenance in Auburn, WA 98001.

  • Wednesday January 30

    Emerald Downs Sets 2019 Stakes Schedule, Including Card With Four Two-Turn Stakes Events

    • From: The Paulick Report

    Emerald Downs Racetrack & Casino announced a 27-race stakes schedule worth an aggregate $1,550,000 in purses for the 2019 racing season that begins Saturday, April 20. The 84th renewal of the $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3) on Sunday, August 11—the earliest date ever for the Northwest's premier race—anchors a Championship Sunday quadruple-header featuring championship races in four separate divisions.

  • Wednesday January 30

    Oregon Racing revamps totalizator network with Colossus Bets

    • From: SBC News

    Colossus Bets, the supplier of next-generation pool betting markets, has announced that it will significantly boost its active US profile, having secured a totalizator licence granted by the Oregon Racing Commission (ORC).

  • Tuesday January 29

    New Mexico Racing Commission Moves To Make Albuterol 'Zero Tolerance' Drug

    • From: The Paulick Report

    On Jan. 16, the New Mexico Racing Commission (NMRC) Rules and Medication Committee voted to pass a rule that would make the drug albuterol a zero tolerance drug in the state of New Mexico. The new rule is intended to go into affect around May 1, 2019.

  • Tuesday January 29

    Wyoming Downs Hoping to Fill Empty Jackson's Property in Cheyenne

    • From: KGAB

    The Cheyenne City Council is considering amending city code to allow Wyoming Downs, an off track-betting operation, to open a second location where Jackson's Sports Grill used to be. Because of criminal activity taking place at Wyoming Downs' current location on E. Lincolnway, several, including Councilman Dr. Mark Rinne, contend a second location isn't needed.

  • Thursday January 24

    Turf Paradise Seeks University Help, State Assistance To Address Injury Spike

    • From: Turf Paradise Press Release

    Phoenix-based Turf Paradise, Arizona’s largest horseracing track, has one of the longest racing seasons in the nation. It also provides opportunities for horses just starting their racing careers. That combination creates challenges for the track which is why Turf Paradise has one of the most aggressive safety protocols in the nation in addition to innovative techniques to prevent injuries. However a recent uptick in track injuries has prompted Turf Paradise to call for new reforms to reduce equine deaths. It may be particularly important as another track, Arizona Downs in Yavapai County, gets set to restart operations this spring after an eight year hiatus. The uptick follows a period in which Turf Paradise’s injuries and fatalities were at or near the national average.

  • Tuesday January 15

    Horse racing outlets accuse Turf Paradise of betting 'monopoly'

    • From: AZCentral

    A simmering feud among Arizona off-track betting operators erupted in a verbal brawl last week when the leader of a Prescott horse track called for an attorney general probe during a meeting of the Arizona Racing Commission. David Auther, co-owner of Arizona Downs, told commissioners his business has been blackballed by Monarch Content Management, a Canadian company that owns the simulcast signal for horse tracks vital to the off-track betting market in Arizona.

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  • Thursday January 10

    Racing commissioner exits meeting to block Turf Paradise licensing vote

    Commissioner Rory Goree said he toured the Turf Paradise grounds in Phoenix last week, after a fire burned through two tack rooms, and found ...

  • Friday December 21

    New Mexico Racing Commission punts again on track license

    • From: Santa Fe New Mexican

    The New Mexico Racing Commission on Friday voted to issue a license for a new horse-racing track — but again postponed a decision on who will get it. After meeting behind closed doors for nearly three hours and without any public debate, the Racing Commission voted 3-1 to approve a motion saying it was committed to issuing a license for what would be the state’s sixth track.

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  • Tuesday November 27

    Horse racing at Rillito gets a boost from the University of Arizona

    • From: Tucson News Now

    An agreement between the University of Arizona Agriculture and Life Sciences Department and the Rillito Foundation may have preserved horse racing for the foundation and also given the U of A a valuable source of internships for its students. Under the agreement, 30 paid interns from the department will participate in a variety of real life experiences including business, animal training and care, veterinarian services and hospitality.

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