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 [...]

2018-09-25T16:11:53+00:00

Message from National HBPA CEO Eric Hamelback

National HBPA CEO Eric Hamelback with Remington. It is clear to me that the Thoroughbred racing industry has surpassed most, if not all, other equine sports and breeds in showing both genuine concern and financial commitment to the welfare of its horses as they exit the racetrack. But make no mistake: In [...]

2018-09-19T15:22:59+00:00

Finalists for the 2018 Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards announced

The finalists for five of the six prestigious Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards have been announced. The winner of the sixth category, The Thoroughbred Industry Community Award, is Angie Carmona, deputy executive director and secretary of the California Thoroughbred Trainers. The other finalists, along with Ms. Carmona, will be recognized at the awards ceremony luncheon. The [...]

2018-09-14T19:15:57+00:00

Claiming Crown to Remain at Gulfstream Park Through 2021

The Claiming Crown, which has seen unprecedented growth the past five years while being hosted at Gulfstream Park, will remain in South Florida through 2021. Gulfstream, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA), National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) and Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (FHBPA) announced Thursday a three-year agreement beginning in [...]

2018-09-07T12:36:19+00:00
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