A contract dispute between the state’s racebooks and Churchill Downs Inc., which has dragged on for nearly 16 months, is limiting wagering opportunities and testing patience.
The winner’s share of the world’s richest horse race from 2020 has yet to be paid out following the indictment in the U.S. of the first-place finisher’s trainer on drug charges.
With less than three months until the Kentucky Derby and a key prep slated this weekend, it’s time take a look at the early 3-year-old picture as it slowly comes into focus.
Many horseplayers don’t pay attention to “takeout,” the amount of each dollar wagered that the track keeps for purses, operations, profit and taxes before paying winning tickets.
The owners of Gulfstream Park have tried several ways to lure a young and well-heeled crowd to the Pegasus World Cup over its five-year existence — most of which had little to do with horse racing.
This year’s Eclipse Award ballot provides a much needed refresher in a year when our attention was so often diverted from the track.
Against all odds, the watershed Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act is now law. Here’s what comes next and what it could mean for horseplayers.
The Bob Baffert-trained colt tested positive for scopolamine after winning the Santa Anita Derby, but the case was quietly dismissed and he went on to sweep the Triple Crown.
The horse, which started on the edge out favorite Tiz the Law, was 8-1 to win the race.
The Haskell capped a long day that included a 4½-hour delay triggered by intense heat and the safety concerns for the horses and riders.