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‘Roulette’ Wager Being Introduced

December 12, 2018:

It has been announced that a North American racetrack will be rolling out a new wager this upcoming holiday season....read on

California EHV-1 Update

February 27, 2018:

There have been no significant changes since the California Horse Racing Board’s February 23 update concerning the horse at Los Alamitos that tested positive for the non-neurogenic, ‘wild type’ strain of equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1)....read on

Racing Flashes Some Flair

November 8, 2016:

The cream of the crop was on display at Santa Anita Park this past weekend, as the stars of Thoroughbred racing battled it out for Breeders’ Cup supremacy. The action was definitely on the track, but some catchy pieces of equine jewelry and accessories brought a little flair to the grandstand and apron....read on

A New Vision For Unused Track Space

November 3, 2016:

On-track attendance at racetracks is nothing like it was back in racing’s heyday. Many of racing’s top tracks are very large, and if it isn’t one of the track’s major days, many of those facilities appear to be virtually empty. The vision of a particular track official is turning that problem into a positive....read on

Announcer Subject Of Death Threats

July 7, 2016:

It has come to light that a horse racing announcer is having to be escorted to and from his perch atop the raceway due to having received death threats in relation to his job....read on

$1.47 Million Pick 6 Winner Speaks

June 1, 2016:

“Originally our ticket was $4,600, but we really did not want to spend that much. So we took a couple of horses out. Sometimes you make the wrong choices in that kind of situation and every once in a while you get lucky and make all of the right decisions.”...read on

Punter Hits Pick 6 Worth $1.47 Million

May 31, 2016:

A Pick 6 ticket that was purchased for $2,160 via the Meadowlands Racetrack on Monday, May 30 proved to be a huge winner, as it contained the lone successful wager on Santa Anita’s massive exotic wager on Memorial Day....read on

New Idea For High-Stakes Race Floated

January 13, 2016:

As a racehorse owner, if you could pay one million dollars to secure your horse a spot on the starting gate in a $12 million stakes race, would you do it?...read on

Another Iconic Racecaller Retiring

December 7, 2015:

The horse racing industry has seen a couple of the best race callers in the industry call it a career over the past few years. Tom Durkin stepped away from the microphone in 2014 and Dan Loiselle did the same earlier this year....read on

Standardbreds At The Breeders' Cup

October 27, 2014:

The cheering never really stopped for Monterey Rebel and Saddle The Wind. Now 25 and 21, respectively, and known as “Rebel” and “Saddles,” the two pacers left the track in the late 1990s, but every day they hear the cheers of thousands....read on

Watch Conan O'Brien Call A Race

November 14, 2013:

In a performance that would have to be categorized as “Not yet ready for prime time,” late night funny man Conan O’Brien left ‘em laughing as he put his oratorical stamp on a race at Santa Anita....read on

92YO Guard Shear Reunites With Girl

November 5, 2013:

It has been two years since paddock guard John Shear, 92, threw himself in front of a thoroughbred in order to save a five-year-old girl from being trampled at Santa Anita Park in California. Shear was recently reunited with the youngster for the first time since the incident....read on

Conan O’Brien To Call A Race

October 21, 2013:

It is somewhat common to see tracks in North American horse racing showcase a special guest racecaller for a dash or two. Although, Conan O’Brien of late-night talk show fame is not your average guest....read on

Celebrity Endorsements For Racing

February 20, 2013:

With KISS frontman Gene Simmons recently joining forces with The Stronach Group to assist with marketing and entertainment at its thoroughbred racetracks across the U.S., Standardbred Canada asked harness racing's trainers and drivers which celebrities they would like to see form a promotional partnership with the sport in this week's video feature....read on

Breeders' Cup Returning To NBC

January 23, 2012:

It was announced today that a multi-year agreement has been reached between NBC Sports and the Breeders' Cup for the broadcaster to carry the North American thoroughbred industry's marquee racing series, effective this coming November...read on


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