Attendees at OwnerView’s Thoroughbred Owner Conference were presented a primer of sorts on the sale game and how to go about finding a horse at auction.
Sports fans love seeing the next big thing, and this year Breeders’ Cup will provide that opportunity, as all five of its races for 2-year-olds will be contested on the first day of the two-day event, now packaged as “Future Stars Friday.”
Thunder Snow was fully in the bridle during his time on the track Oct. 31, turning a planned blowout down the lane turned into a bullet four-furlong move in :47 2/5 as he continues preparations for the Nov. 3 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1).
Halloween saw Pennsylvania gambling authorities dole out a smorgasbord of regulatory tricks and treats to the state’s casino operators.
Wednesday brought the latest monthly meeting of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), who handed out two online gambling licenses, three sports betting diplomas and five fines to the state’s licensed gaming operators.
The PGCB gave interim approval to the online gambling petitions of Presque Isle Downs (owned by Churchill Downs Inc) in Erie and the unbuilt Stadium Casino project (a joint venture of Cordish Gaming and Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment) in Philadelphia. That brings the state’s number of approved online gambling operators to nine.
However, reports surfaced earlier this month that the Stadium project had hit a snag and that its JV partners were looking to unload their license. The Stadium rep who appeared at Wednesday’s hearing neither confirmed nor denied these rumors, but did say that the project was “in a bit of a pickle” and asked the PGCB to reduce the scope of its online application to slots and table games only, ditching plans to offer online poker.
Purses for the New York Stallion Stakes series will jump from $1.15 million to $2.3 million for 2019.
New experiences of a high-profile have become a thing for owner/trainer Uriah St. Lewis of late thanks to Discreet Lover who—like his owner and trainer—has worked his way up from modest roots to stand alongside some elite peers.
The Turnback the Alarm is one of four graded stakes to open the first week at Aqueduct Racetrack, with the $150,000 Tempted (G3) and the rescheduled $200,000 Bold Ruler (G3) Nov. 2, on opening day, and the $200,000 Nashua (G3) Nov. 4.
September was a record-setting month for Nevada sportsbooks. Despite new sports betting competition out-of-state, the Silver State raked in a one-month best $56.3 million in profits and $571 million in […]
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Whether the new Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint will be popular among horsemen got a resounding answer when pre-entries were released for the 5 1/2 furlong $1 million race.
The last time Audible raced, he finished third in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1).
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Saipan casino operator Imperial Pacific International (IPI) has announced the return of former chairman Mark Brown to oversee the stalled completion of the company’s permanent gaming venue.
On Wednesday, IPI issued a statement welcoming back Brown from “retirement” to oversee the “final phase of completion” of the Imperial Pacific Resort, the company’s perpetually delayed permanent gaming venue on Saipan.
Brown, whose long gaming industry pedigree includes overseeing the Trump Hotels and Casinos business, stepped down as IPI’s chairman last December “to pursue other projects close to his family.” Brown assumed the chairman’s seat in January 2017 following a restructuring that saw him give up his role as IPI’s chief executive, a position he’d held since 2015.
Brown will begin serving as “interim chairman” effective November 1 and his brief is to “lend his support to rebuilding and guiding the IPI project to completion.” Brown replaces Henry Cheang, who had been serving as both CEO and chairman of IPI since former chairman Marco Teng stepped down in August after only eight months in the position.
Newmarket trainer David Simcock paid tribute to the “wonderful days” he has enjoyed with his stayer Sheikhzayedroad after the 9-year-old was retired from racing.
A share in French sire Siyouni and a breeding right in Showcasing are set to be offered on Arqana’s online bidding facility in the coming weeks.
The New York Jets have become the first NFL team to form a partnership with a gaming firm that goes beyond a sponsorship for an individual casino, signing a deal […]
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Whitmore, who has enjoyed a long and bountiful career, brings his $2 million bankroll into the TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint to do battle with more fancied-runners
Breeders’ Cup, which last week announced several new wagers to its betting menu for both Friday and Saturday of the November 2-3 World Championships at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., has released the Head2Head (H2H) wagering matchups.
The reduction in the amount of winning wagers reported was the result of a dramatic 89% decline in the number of winning tickets flagged for IRS reporting.
Jockey John Davila Jr. secured the 4,000th victory of his career Oct. 29 when he guided Pretty Wild Posie to victory in the first race at Finger Lakes Casino & Racetrack.
Bee Jersey, winner of this year’s Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap (G1) and Steve Sexton Mile (G3), has been retired and will stand the 2019 breeding season for $5,000, live foal stands and nurses, at Darby Dan Farm.