That, at least, is the contention of the Nevada Pari-Mutuel Association, which represents the state’s horse racing bet-takers in negotiations with Churchill Downs Inc.
Three contentious races on the road to the Triple Crown and what promises to be a memorable edition of the “Big ‘Cap” await horseplayers on Saturday.
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.
Contract dispute between state’s parimutuel association and Churchill Downs prevents wagering on Fair Grounds’ fixture, one of the year’s first stakes races for 3-year-olds.
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.
Santa Anita’s winter-spring meeting begins Saturday with an 11-race card chock-full of stakes races, with six on the card, five of them graded.
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.
Both reported zero fatalities at recent meets, a sharp contrast to last year when critics were literally at the gates of both facilities after a spate of horse deaths.
The Classic features one of the most accomplished fields assembled for the 1¼-mile race for 3-year-olds and up, with eight of the 10 entrants having earned more than $1 million.