Month: June 2019

Horse Racing, Save Yourself – Louisville Eccentric Observer

This piece is part of a package of stories and commentary on horse racing in Kentucky and elsewhere. For more, click here. Growing up, one of my favorite things was to go to Churchill Downs. Poring over the racing forms and learning how to bet was an educational, bonding experience I shared with my parents. And…

Maryland horse racing regulators ignored rules as they dispensed state money to track owners – Baltimore Sun

Maryland’s horse racing regulators have ignored state law while awarding nearly $22 million in public subsidies for racetrack upgrades to the private company that owns Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park, an investigation by The Baltimore Sun has found. The Maryland Racing Commission had planned to release Thursday an additional $4.4 million in subsidies to…

What Makes Summer Racing Special?

Summer officially kicks off on Friday, June 21, and big horse racing weekends are just around the corner, leading off with Belmont Park’s Stars and Stripes Racing Festival on July 6. Fans know full well that there are two spectacular race meets drawing near in mid-July, though, and they will anchor a summer calendar that overflows…

‘Completely Wrongheaded’: HBPA Opposes Senate Version Of Horseracing Integrity Act – Horse Racing News – Paulick Report

The National Horseman’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) announces its opposition to the Senate version of the Horseracing Integrity Act (S. 1820), introduced last week by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Martha McSally (R-AZ). On behalf of thoroughbred race horse owners, and trainers, the HBPA has been steadfast in its opposition to the House companion…

Indian Relay horse racing coming to Fort Pierre – Rapid City Journal

FORT PIERRE | For the first time in Fort Pierre’s history, the storied sport of Indian Relay is coming to the Stanley County Fairgrounds. “I think with such a high Indian population here in South Dakota, we should try to grow the sport here,” said Calvin Ghost Bear, Oglala Lakota Nation member and the president…