• Wednesday May 08

    Hold your horses: Alberta court to review disqualification in Canadian Derby

    • From: 660 News

    A fight over which horse won a Canadian Derby race in Edmonton two years ago is to be heard in court this week. Queen’s Bench Justice June Ross is to look at the results of the Aug. 19, 2017, race at Northland’s Park. Chief Know It All was originally declared the winner despite a complaint from the owner of another horse it allegedly fouled. Ten months later, the Horse Racing Appeal Tribunal disqualified Chief Know It All and named two other horses, Double Bear and Trooper John, as co-winners.

  • Monday May 06

    A Successful Opening Day at Hastings Racecourse

    • From: Horse Canada

    Kentucky Derby Day turned into Kentucky Dollar Day in more ways than one at Hastings Racecourse Saturday afternoon. With the total wagering handle skyrocketing to $810,252 at Hastings – more than double last year’s number on opening day – a mammoth gathering of local racing fans got caught up in the emotion of the historic developments at Churchill Downs when 65-1 longshot Country House was placed first through a disqualification to win the 145th edition of the fabled Run for the Roses.

  • Sunday May 05

    Horse Racing Season is Off and Running at Pocatello Downs

    • From: KPVI

    The horse racing season is off and running at Pocatello Downs. Sunday is the first day of the racing season.

    The new Presidents says it’s especially important to come out and support the races this year. “Because with the historical horse racing not passing this year, at the voting season, you know it’s dying, it really is dying in Idaho, so we need people out here supporting us, saying you know what, the horse racing is important to the people of Idaho and we want to see it continue. It’s part of our heritage,” says Lukrena Schoonover, President of Pocatello Downs.

  • Friday May 03

    RMTC is ready to race

    • From: Lethbridge Herald

    The Rocky Mountain Turf Club is once again at the gate. It’s off and running Saturday in conjunction with the first of the Triple Crown races.

  • Thursday May 02

    On Eve Of Kentucky Derby, Fate Of Boise's Horse Track Uncertain

    • From: Boise State Public Radio

    Horse racing was a fixture of the Treasure Valley for decades, but the sound of hooves on turf hasn’t been heard at the track since 2015. ... The future of Les Bois Park is something Ada County Commissioners are wrestling with. The property is part of some 240 acres that includes Expo Idaho, the Western Idaho Fairgrounds and Hawks Stadium. Ada County Commissioner Kendra Kenyon tells KTVB it’s unlikely horse racing will return to the track.

  • Tuesday April 30

    JONES: Century Mile off to the races with major opening weekend

    • From: Montreal Gazette

    How successful was Sunday’s first day of thoroughbred horse racing at Century Mile? It was so successful that the purse for the 90th Canadian Derby Aug. 18 at the Airport City track just jumped from $150,000 to $250,000 with the express intention of returning it to its previous status as the richest race in Western Canada in addition to now becoming the only mile track west of Woodbine. Overnight.

  • 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.

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