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Saturday Stakes – June 13, 2020

Growing carryover pools and a number of interesting races are among the highlights we have to look forward to for a busy Saturday of racing action. Here’s a complete look at what’s on tap, starting with the biggest stakes of the day. $300,000 Ogden Phipps Stakes Race 9 on a 10-race card at Belmont Park […] Read More
Posted on: June 12, 2020 | Racing and Events | Christopher Feery

Can Horse Racing Capitalize On Surging Interest?

While the overall sporting landscape remains rather barren in comparison to normal times, some encouraging signs emerged this past weekend. Golf, Nascar, and UFC all held events – albeit without fans – and attracted plenty of interest from a sports-starved nation. Meanwhile, more tracks were up and running over the weekend with live horse racing […] Read More
Posted on: May 18, 2020 | Racing and Events | Christopher Feery

Racetracks in Various States Get Opening Approvals but No Fans

In March, horse racing tracks across America went silent. A few continued to race but banned spectators. By April, barely a handful of those tracks were still running races at all. The coronavirus pandemic took America – and the world – by storm, and all non-essential businesses were ordered closed to prevent COVID-19 from infecting […] Read More
Posted on: May 8, 2020 | Churchill Downs Industry News Racing and Events | Jennifer Newell

Santa Anita Hits Dozen Horse Deaths in 2020

Santa Anita Park headed into 2020 with the hopes of a much better year than the prior one. A total of 37 horses died at the racetrack in 2019 from a variety of injuries and situations. The track began to implement strict horse welfare policies in late 2019 and early 2020, making them more rigorous […] Read More
Posted on: April 29, 2020 | Industry News | Jennifer Newell

Tracks Across America Consider How and When to Reopen

The vast majority of horse racing tracks across America have been closed for more than a month. Most received their shutdown orders in the middle of March via governors of individual states who determined – along with health officials – that tracks were not essential businesses. By nature, racetracks aren’t exactly a model for social […] Read More
Posted on: April 21, 2020 | Industry News | Jennifer Newell

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 […] Read More
Posted on: March 6, 2020 | Legal News | Jennifer Newell
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