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New Commission Holds First Meeting

June 29, 2016:

A stronger, unified governance body to oversee Pennsylvania’s more than $1 billion equine racing industry began its work to strengthen horse and harness racing today (Wednesday, June 29) as the new State Horse Racing Commission had its first meeting....read on

Virginia Grants Simulcasting Licence

June 23, 2016:

On Tuesday, June 21, the Virginia Racing Commission approved a licence for a local simulcast wagering facility. The approval will mark the first new off-track wagering location since Colonial Downs shut down in the spring of 2015....read on

MA Allots More Funds For S-Bred Racing

June 23, 2016:

It has been reported this week that changes in the way Massachusetts distributes revenue it rakes in via slot machine taxes will provide a financial boost to the state’s harness racing industry....read on

NY Senate Passes Fantasy Sports Bill

June 20, 2016:

On Saturday, June 18, the New York Senate passed a bill that calls for the legalization and regulation of Daily Fantasy Sports operators in the state....read on

New Pocono President / GM Announced

June 20, 2016:

Mohegan Sun Pocono announced last month that its president / general manager, Mike Bean, was leaving the company in order to pursue another opportunity after roughly a decade with the organization. It was reported late last week that the Mohegan Sun has found Bean’s replacement, and that he will be taking over within the next 60 days....read on

Fredericton Denies Re-Zoning Request

June 16, 2016:

On Wednesday, June 15, Fredericton's planning advisory committee voted 4-1 against a zoning change that could have led to Horse Racing New Brunswick operating a facility in the city that could have been able to serve alcohol and have simulcasting and video lottery terminals....read on

Woodbine Selects Master Planner

June 16, 2016:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced that it has selected SWA Group, a leading landscape architecture, planning and urban design firm, to create the master plan to guide the long-term vision for Woodbine’s overall development and expanded entertainment offering across its 680 acres of largely undeveloped land....read on

Woodbine, T-Bred Horsepeople Ink Deal

June 15, 2016:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group and the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario recently announced the signing of a contract that guarantees 133 dates of Thoroughbred racing at Woodbine Racetrack every year through the 2018 racing season....read on

Re-Zoning Application For New OTB

June 15, 2016:

Officials with Horse Racing New Brunswick have submitted an application for a zoning change which could potentially lead to a new location for handicappers to wager on simulcast horse racing and play video lottery terminals in Fredericton....read on

Racing Bill Reaches Michigan Governor

June 10, 2016:

Legislation that calls for changes to current monetary structures for Michigan racetracks has been passed by the state Senate and will now be brought before Gov. Rick Snyder for his consideration....read on

Settlement, RFPQ In Ottawa Area

June 9, 2016:

On May 27, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. and the union representing the gaming floor employees at OLG Slots at Rideau Carleton Raceway agreed to end the labour disruption which began on December 16, 2015. Additionally, the OLG has announced that it has re-issued a Request for Pre-Qualification (RFPQ) for the Ottawa Area Gaming Bundle....read on

Minnesota Racing Gets Boost

June 8, 2016:

The Minnesota horse racing industry received a significant boost from the State Legislature and Governor this session when legislation was passed and signed into law authorizing the licensing and oversight of advance deposit wagering providers in the state....read on

Alarm Bells In Pennsylvania

June 7, 2016:

The head of The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) is calling on harness racing participants to voice concerns over proposed legislation that would be detrimental to the state's horse racing industry....read on

Rally Supports North Jersey Gaming

June 4, 2016:

Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey President Mark Ford along with Anthony Perretti and Mike Gulotta aligned forces with top state Democrats, county officials and union leaders on Friday at a news conference to convey their confidence to the public that casino gambling will be brought to the northern part of the state....read on

Leal, McCagherty On Kawartha's Future

May 30, 2016:

“Skip's goal from the outset has been to race as long as we can. There is no reason as long as we continue to enjoy the support of the public, the horsemen and, particularly, the Ontario government, horse racing can't continue at Kawartha Downs.”...read on


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