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Minnesota Tracks Receive Help but No Expanded Betting

Minnesota is home to two prominent horse racing tracks: Canterbury Park and Running Aces. Both have become casino/resort properties and contribute significantly to the state’s economy. Businesses across Minnesota inundated lawmakers with requests for assistance as the coronavirus pandemic took hold two months ago. Most asked for financial assistance, but some wanted opportunities. The two […]
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Horse Racing Rocked by 27 FBI indictments for illegal medications

Horse Racing Rocked by 27 FBI Indictments for Illegal Medications

On Monday (March 9) federal prosecutors revealed 27 indictments charging 27 people in various capacities with the industry for administering, shipping, packaging and supplying illegal medications to racehorses. Implemented by the Southern District of New York, the indictments claim those charges were involved in an extensive plan to give horses these medications, then hide their […]
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Horse Owner Amends Lawsuit Against Santa Anita

An abundance of caution or a culture of hysteria? The Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles may be the ultimate decider. George Sharp, thoroughbred horse owner, filed a lawsuit against Santa Anita Park and its owner, Stronach Group. He claimed that said culture prompted his horse, League of Shadows, to be scratched from […]
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Pennsylvania Governor Proposes Racing Industry Cuts

Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania must make tough decisions. Each year, he must make budget proposals that lessen funding for one sector to help another sector. This year, one of those decisions is getting under the hooves of many in Pennsylvania’s horse racing industry. Wolf recently proposed taking $204 million from the Pennsylvania Race Horse […]
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