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 [...]


Kentucky Derby Winner Justify Returns to Track at Churchill

Photo by Coady Photography/Churchill Downs With Humberto Gomez aboard, Kentucky Derby victor Justify returned to the track Thursday morning for the first time since his 2 ½-length triumph Saturday in the 144th Run for the Roses. Owned by the partnership of WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Starlight Racing and Head of Plains Partners, [...]


National HBPA/NHAC Full Board Meeting Information

We look forward to seeing the NHBPA members of the Full Board (Presidents and Executive Directors from all HBPA Affiliates in Good Standing) at Prairie Meadows on July 6th. Again, the purpose of this meeting is for conducting National HBPA elections and regular full board business. The meetings will start at 9:00 am on [...]


Record-Setting Days Lead to Upswing in 2018 Business at Oaklawn

Photo by Coady Photography Record-setting Arkansas Derby (G1) and Rebel Stakes (G2) days contributed to an 11% increase in total handle during Oaklawn’s recently concluded 2018 live season. An estimated crowd of 64,500 turned out April 14 to watch Robert and Lawana Low’s Magnum Moon remain a perfect four-for-four with his impressive victory [...]