Emerald Downs, in Auburn, Washington will run 30 stakes worth $1,685,000 in purses during its 2017 racing season running from April 8 through Sept. 17, the horseracing track announced this week.view
Across the Board | The $12 million Pegasus World Cup is set for this Saturday at Gulfstream Park in South Florida. A full field of 12 classy horses will be in the starting gate for this unique 1-1/8 mile race – the richest in the world.view
VIP Getting Rich with Saber | Thank you, Tom Selleck and the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel for saving my Sunday.view
Track Phantom | Treasure Island will again host the annual National Handicapping Tournament this weekend. Roughly 650 of the best horse racing handicappers in the country will be on hand in Las Vegas to compete for a share of the $2.5 million purse.view
Headed by Horse of the Year California Chrome, Southern California-based horses fairly dominated last night’s Eclipse Awards Dinner at Gulfstream Park, as seven horses took home a total of eight Eclipse trophies.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).view
Las Vegas-based Boyd Gaming has announced the completion of its $45 million expansion project at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel in Vinton. La.view
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.view
As expected the major casino companies seeking to do business in Japan under new gambling legislation say they are willing to commit significant dollars to secure casino rights in that country.
Under intense legislative pressure from lobbyists, Connecticut’s State Legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee will hold a public forum on gambling before any bill authorizing commercial gaming in the state is drafted.
Slot Club Spotlight | When we reported on Eldorado Resorts last August, there was no universal slot club. Eldorado’s new distinctive loyalty program ONE Club now rewards guests with exclusive benefits nationwide.
Reel Deals | Go while you “can!” The Cannery and Eastside Cannery are offering up to $200 in gambling losses for new members joining the clubs.
Dye-ing to Know | It’s been 3½ months since Blaine Graboyes’ skill-based, video-game gambling machines hit the casino floors in Atlantic City. Within a few more months, Graboyes expects to be in casinos here in Nevada.