• Thursday December 22

    Arlington Million, Beverly D., Secretariat permitted to be run at Colonial with…

    • From: Daily Racing Form

    The American Graded Stakes Committee on Thursday approved a request by Churchill Downs Inc. to allow the company to run Arlington Park's signature stakes -- the Grade 1 Arlington Million and Beverly D. and the Grade 2 Secretariat Stakes -- at its Colonial Downs property in 2023 while retaining their current grades.

  • Tuesday December 20

    Delay in casino at Hawthorne Race Course is impacting Illinois' 'dying' horse…

    • From: Chicago Tribune

    "More than three years after Hawthorne Race Course was authorized to add casino gambling, not a single card has been dealt nor a coin dropped in the slots. The $400 million combination horse racetrack and casino, or “racino,” was supposed to have opened in 2021."

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  • Thursday November 17

    Fewer '23 Dates, Cut in Purses Proposed by Canterbury

    • From: Thoroughbred Daily News

    Despite coming off a record-handle season, Canterbury Park is proposing a 10-day schedule slice and a $45,000 average daily purse cut for 2023.

  • Tuesday September 27

    Churchill Downs Completes Acquistion of Ellis Park

    • From: The Racing Geek

    Churchill Downs Inc. completed its acquisition of Ellis Park on Monday. The sale was approved by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission last week.

    Historical Horse Racing the real driver.

  • Monday July 25

    Will The Chicago Bears Stay in Chicago? What We Know About Soldier…

    • From: MSN

    As the Chicago Bears move forward with their pursuit of a new, larger stadium in city's northwest suburbs, Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday is hoping to make a pitch to convince the team to stay at Soldier Field.

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  • Monday January 17

    Socioeconomic Studies Of Casinos Find No Major Issues - KIWARadio.com

    Statewide Iowa — Socioeconomic studies conducted for the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission show some types of crimes do increase in casino ...
  • Monday January 17

    Turfway will return to Thursday-Saturday racing in February

    • From: Horse Racing Nation

    Turfway Park will race evenings on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday beginning Feb. 3, eliminating Sunday afternoon racing, the track announced via ...

  • Monday January 17

    Bears to Complete Arlington Racecourse Purchase by 2023 - Front Office Sports

    • From: Front Office Sports

    The Chicago Bears could leave Soldier Field sooner than expected, as the team aims to close its purchase of the Arlington International Racecourse by early 2023.

  • Monday January 17

    Churchill Downs names Ben Murr President of TwinSpires - Gambling Insider

    Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has officially named Ben Murr President of its TwinSpires and online gaming business segments, ...
  • Sunday January 16

    KHRC Vacates Levamisole Rulings Against Sharp - Thoroughbred Daily News

    • From: Thoroughbred Daily News

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has vacated the sanctions it imposed on trainer Joe Sharp following five positive tests for levamisole in horses who ran at Churchill Downs in November 2019.

  • Sunday January 16

    N. KY Legislator Proposes Wagering Tax Changes

    • From: Northern Kentucky Tribune

    [Rep] Koenig said on Kentucky Racing Spotlight weekly radio show recently that based on the task force’s findings, he will introduce legislation for a flat 1.5-percent tax on the gross (before winning bettors are paid off) of pari-mutuel wagers, including the highly successful historical horse racing operations. Such a measure would substantially increase the tax on bets placed on Kentucky racing through online platforms, known as Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW). Another provision Koenig is championing in the bill he plans to introduce during the current 2022 state legislative session: rounding payoffs down to the penny, rather than down to the dime on a $1 mutuel.

  • Friday January 14

    Chicagoan Kevin Costello Wins National Horseplayers Championship Tour Title - Paulick Report

    • From: Paulick Report

    Joseph (Kevin) Costello, a 53-year-old executive from Chicago, Ill., rode the strength of four victories and 14 top 10 finishes in handicapping contests to run away with the 2021 National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) Tour title.


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