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Thunder Rolls At Awards Banquet

February 21, 2016:

Older Trotting Mare of the Year, Thundering Ovation, also took home overall Horse of the Year honours during The Raceway at Western Fair District’s annual awards banquet, which was held Saturday, February 20 in London, Ont....read on

Western Fair Announces Award Winners

January 11, 2016:

Officials with The Raceway at Western Fair District have announced the majority of the track’s 2015 award winners, who will be honoured during the Western Fair’s annual awards night, which will take place this year on Saturday, February 20....read on

Sports-Betting Bill Clears Another Hurdle

February 29, 2012:

The attention of the Ontario horse-racing industry has understandably been on the fallout from the Drummond Report since its announcement two weeks ago, but during that time there has been a relatively significant announcement in regard to MP Joe Comartin's bill to legalize single-game sports betting...read on

NJ Sports Wagering One Step Closer

January 18, 2012:

On Tuesday, January 17, Governor Chris Christie signed legislation which will pave the way for legalized sports wagering in New Jersey. In order to make expanded gaming a reality in NJ, the state will have to challenge the federal ban which only allows sports gambling in Nevada, Delaware, Oregon and Montana...read on

NJ Gaming, OTW, Licensing Bills To Christie

January 10, 2012:

According to reports, bills in New Jersey dealing with expanded gaming, simulcasting, and the licensing of off-track wagering locations passed both the Assembly and the state Senate on Monday, January 9. The bills now move on to the office of Governor Chris Christie...read on

Memo Could Open Gaming Floodgate

January 3, 2012:

In an announcement which received relatively little fanfare given its magnitude, the United States Department of Justice announced over the holiday season via memo that it has updated its official opinion in regard to the legality of different forms of online wagering...read on

NJ Gaming Expansion Discussed

November 16, 2011:

“Sports betting, while beneficial to the state, is another Band Aid for racing…” Perretti Farms Marketing Director Bob Marks has been quoted as saying. “Racing must get introspective and examine its product to determine its viability to the general public…Sports betting probably won’t happen for the next few years, given the hurdles involved.”...read on

NJ Pols Press On For Big M Slots

November 10, 2011:

Even though the residents of New Jersey threw their support behind the expanded gambling this week, which would ultimately result in subsidized purses for horse racing in the Garden State, that has not muffled the cry for the implementation of slot machines at the Meadowlands Racetrack...read on

NJ Residents Support Expanded Gaming

November 9, 2011:

Residents of New Jersey were asked yesterday via referendum how they felt about the legalization of sports wagering at the state's casinos and racetracks. And, to the pleasure of the New Jersey casino and horse racing industry, they let their feelings be known...read on

NJ Referendum Just Days Away

October 31, 2011:

On November 8, residents of New Jersey will be asked via referendum whether or not they would like to see the legalization of sports wagering in the state. Although a positive vote is just the first of many steps before the motion becomes reality, one law school professor believes...read on

AGA Call For U.S. Legalized Online Poker

September 20, 2011:

For years, casual and professional players have been calling for federal action to legalize and regulate online poker. Now, the once-neutral American Gaming Association has joined the cause...read on

Positive Ruling For Ill. Purse Trust

July 11, 2011:

It has been reported that, via a ruling, a federal court in Illinois does not have the ability to stop the dispersal of funds from the Horse Racing Equity Trust...read on

Christie To Set Online Gaming Precedent?

March 2, 2011:

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has until Thursday, March 3 to either veto or sign legislation which would make it legal for in-state casino operators to run online gaming websites for residents of the state -- also known as 'intra-state gambing.' All reports indicate that he is holding his cards close to his chest...read on

Lawsuit Filed Over Penn National Ouster

December 1, 2010:

It has been reported that a federal lawsuit has been filed in regard to the ouster of a high calibre owner and trainer early this year in Pennsylvania...read on

Brooks Moved To Federal Facility

February 1, 2010:

According to a report, former standardbred horse owner David Brooks was transferred to a federal detention facility this past weekend after it was found that he was trying to smuggle prescription tranquilizers into the Nassau County...read on


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