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Read the Complete Winter 2015 Issue of the Magazine

Winter 2015 Issue The interactive, electronic version of The Horsemen's Journal's Winter 2015 issue is now available online. It is an enhanced version of our Winter 2015 issue. To view it, click here. Much more than a PDF, the interactive electronic edition of The Horsemen's Journal includes the ability to save, print, email, or share content on [...]

2016 Ohio Racing Dates Set

2016 live racing dates have been set for Ohio’s three thoroughbred tracks. Thistledown and Mahoning Valley Race Course will each conduct 100 days of live racing in 2016. Belterra Park will run 93 days next year. As a part of the Ohio HBPA’s VLT Revenue Sharing agreements for Thistledown and Mahoning Valley those two Northeastern [...]

Ohio-Bred Fund to Top $5 Million in 2015 Blood Horse

Ohio-Bred Fund to Top $5 Million in 2015 By Tom LaMarra, December 23, 2014 The Ohio Thoroughbred Racing Fund, now fully supported by revenue from racetrack video lottery terminals, will almost double to more than $5 million in 2015. The Ohio State Racing Commission approved the budget Dec. 18. Included is money for purses, bonuses, [...]

Texas Racing on a Collision Course

Eric Mitchell / Blood-Horse The Texas horse racing industry and the Texas Legislature are on a high-speed collision course that could potentially devastate a $5.5 billion industry. After the Texas Racing Commission failed Dec. 15 to get a majority vote to repeal rules for implementing electronic gaming machines called historical racing, new commission chairman Rolando [...]

Tracks, Regulators Aim for Improved Testing

Frank Angst / Blood-Horse In a story that stunned attendees at the Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming Dec. 8, Kentucky Horse Racing Commission equine medical director Mary Scollay told a story of a misunderstanding between a lab and state regulator that compromised drug testing in a state (not Kentucky). "The contract required a three-day [...]

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