The board of directors of the Finger Lake’s Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (HPBA) has told management of Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack that it no longer has its permission for the facility to conduct simulcast wagering as of Jan. 1.view
U.S. horseplayers got a late Christmas present Thursday from The Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) with the issuing of newly proposed regulations relating to withholding and reporting of pari-mutuel winnings.view
Figures released by Santa Anita reveal significant attendance and handle growth from last year’s opening day of the track’s winter-spring meeting. On-track attendance was 46,514, a gain of 3.5 percent over 44,873 on opening day of the 2015-16 winter-spring meeting on a Saturday.view
Across the Board | The Eclipse Award Committee announced both men have been chosen to receive “Eclipse Awards of Merit for 2016.” This is an extraordinary honor that rarely goes out to a racing writer, public handicapper or anyone who has made a contribution toward handicapping ideas and has dedicated a good portion of his published career toward improving the plight of the American horseplayer.view
Track Phantom | The new horse racing season unofficially starts the day after Christmas when Santa Anita reemerges to head the Southern California racing landscape. This is a very good time for horse players to recalibrate going into 2017.view
Horseplayers nationwide are anxiously awaiting Santa Anita’s winter meet starting today. The track has announced that the pari-mutuel betting menu will include an enhanced pick six with a single ticket jackpot component, similar to the revised pick six recently offered at Del Mar.view
Keeneland has unveiled its plans for its 2017 Spring Meet. Featured is a $4.325 million stakes schedule with 16 stakes events featuring the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) and $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1).
Las Vegas-based Boyd Gaming has announced the completion of its $45 million expansion project at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel in Vinton. La.
The Oakland Raiders have taken the next step in their proposed move to Las Vegas. Thursday, the NFL team formally submitted its relocation application officially taking the first step toward a city the league has long avoided because of legalized sports wagering.
JACK Entertainment’s Greektown Casino-Hotel in Detroit has now implemented two new technologies: GT Connect and the Greektown Mobile App.
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry will lift the general backstretch quarantine at the Fair Grounds racetrack on Saturday. The end to the quarantine is dependent on there being no new equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) cases.