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The panel agreed that CAWs are an expanding part of the betting scene but that more can be done to give everyday horseplayers confidence in pari-mutuel wagering.
The Arizona Racing Commission, during the Dec. 5 session, approved by a unanimous 4-0 vote a conditional opening of Turf Paradise's request for a race meet in 2024.
Speaking Dec. 5 during a panel of the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program's Global Symposium on Racing, horse racing executives said they anticipate more racetrack closures in 10 years.
The length of time that a stallion can potentially stand at stud can lead to tremendous variation in generational intervals.
Katherine (Katie) Garrett, shareholder and director of diagnostic imaging at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, was installed as president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners Dec. 2.
New owner Dan Kjorsvik hopes the new racinos at four racetracks will boost the state's breeding industry. He sees grade 2 winner Favorable Outcome as the perfect fit for Nebraska racing.
How much for a group 1-winning filly? On Day 2 of the Tattersalls December Mares Sale, we got the answer. In the case of Teona, the answer was 4,500,000gns (US$5,767,650, 1gn=US$1.2817), after a tussle among Coolmore, Godolphin, and Juddmonte.
The final live sale of the year for Fasig-Tipton, the Midlantic December Mixed and Horses of Racing Age Sale, concluded Dec. 5 with a Ghostzapper weanling topping the day at $82,000.
Bob Baffert filed a motion for default judgment against Justin Wunderler in a lawsuit the trainer filed in a California federal court.
After nearly 40 years of service, Tom Biederman will be stepping away from Fasig-Tipton auctions at the end of 2023.
This event has become the highlight of Louisiana-bred racing as the best runners in the state compete for nearly $1 million in purse money.
At the Global Symposium on Racing HISA CEO Lisa Lazarus discussed the development of a data-enabled tool, in partnership with Palantir Technologies, to assist industry stakeholders in identifying horses at risk for injury before they race.
The Breeders' Cup issued a reminder Dec. 5 that all North American stallion nominations to the Breeders' Cup program for 2024 are due by Friday, Dec. 15, at 11:59 p.m. ET. A $100 initial payment must accompany the nomination form.
Keeneland has cataloged 1,401 horses for the 67th January Horses of All Ages Sale, which will cover four sessions Jan. 8-11, 2024.
The National Thoroughbred Writers and Broadcasters have announced that the organization will assist racing media outlets in funding internships for the second year in a row.
The Jockeys' Guild and its board of directors have taken the position that the United States should remain under Category 2 approach to adjudicating potential interference during Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing.
In this monthly BH interview, Karen M. Johnson profiles young racing personalities.
The New York State Gaming Commission Dec. 4 upheld a hearing officer's recommendation of a 10-day suspension and $1,000 fine for trainer Todd Pletcher for Forte's failed post-race test following the colt's win in the 2022 Hopeful Stakes (G1).
Day 1 of the Tattersalls December Mares Sale may have been more of an hors d'oeuvre before Tuesday's group 1-winning main course, with high achievers Cachet, Poptronic, and Via Sistina among those on the menu on Day 2.
As 2023 comes to a close, Horseshoe Indianapolis is distributing funds from a special option utilized by guests on the casino floor. The NRT Technology kiosks provide an option for guests when cashing out to earmark any winnings to charity.