Thoroughbred Idea Foundation to Provide Keynote Panel at National HBPA Convention

In an effort to continue supporting and promoting Thoroughbred racing and the encompassing industry, the keynote address at the National HBPA’s annual convention in March of 2019 will be a panel of representatives from the recently established Thoroughbred Idea Foundation. The non-profit Thoroughbred Idea Foundation (TIF) was formed earlier this year to create an active [...]


OTB Opener Sparks 25 Percent Jump for Simulcasting for August in Prescott for Arizona Downs

Track general manager Ann McGovern and part-owner Corey Johnsen usher in a new era in Arziona. (Arizona Downs/Coady Photography photo) The new Arizona Downs’ off-track-betting operation triggered a 25-percent surge in simulcast wagering in the greater Prescott market for August, the facility’s first full month in business, over the same time frame in [...]


Arizona Downs Ready for Friday’s Simulcasting Return

Photo courtesy Arizona Downs Arizona Downs, the track formerly known as Yavapai Downs, opens for simulcasting for the first time since 2010 this Friday, allowing racing and sports fans to bet on horses running at tracks around the country. “We are ready to go,” said Arizona Downs general manager Ann McGovern. “Our [...]


Arizona Downs to Begin Simulcast Wagering July 13

Photo courtesy Arizona Downs Friday, July 13th will be a lucky day for those in Arizona wanting a new place to bet on horse racing as well as another entertainment venue. The new Arizona Downs is bringing back wagering on racetracks across the country to the site of the old Yavapai Downs on [...]


Yavapai Downs gets Unanimous Approval to Move Forward

Photo by Coady Photography Yavapai Downs took another important step toward bringing summertime horse racing back to Arizona as the Arizona Racing Commission unanimously approved a three-year temporary permit for the track’s new ownership group. Plans call for live racing to begin at Yavapai Downs in 2019, running from Memorial Day weekend through [...]


Registration and Hotel Reservations Now Open for 2018 National HBPA Convention in New Orleans

Laissez les bons temps rouler! The National HBPA will hold its 2018 convention at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel New Orleans at the corner of Canal and Bourbon streets from Tuesday, March 13, through Saturday, March 17. Registration and hotel reservations are now open! A tentative agenda and complete information is available at and [...]

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