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Emerald Downs Plans 52 Live Race Dates For 2023, Equal To 2022

Emerald Downs in Auburn, Wash., has announced a 52-day live racing season for 2023, with opening day Saturday, May 6, and closing day Sunday, Sept. 17. An equivalent number of dates was planned for the 2022 race season. The 2023 season features 20 Saturdays, 19 Sundays, 11 Fridays, and two Mondays. Opening Day shares billing […]

Popular ‘Ship & Win’ Program Returns To Santa Anita For 2022-23 Classic Meeting

With Santa Anita’s Classic Meet opening day looming on Monday, Dec. 26, the track will again offer significant bonuses to horsemen bringing out of state horses to run at Santa Anita this winter and spring via a Ship & Win program that has also proven effective at Del Mar. “Simply put, the Ship & Win […]

Live Racing Returns To Turfway Park On Wednesday; Holiday Meet Includes Four Stakes

Turfway Park Racing & Gaming is well known for its horse racing history in Northern Kentucky, and after two years of rebuilding the track is thrilled to welcome back live racing fans on Wednesday, Nov. 30, with first post time scheduled for 6:15PM. The 19-day Holiday Meet covers a five-week stretch with live racing on […]

‘Scarlet Letter Of Unprofessionalism Cannot Stand’: NYRA Racing Secretary Will Appeal $2,000 Fine

New York Racing Association racing secretary Keith Doleshel will appeal a $2,000 fine for “failing to conduct business in a professional manner,” reports the Thoroughbred Daily News. Doleshel will be represented by attorney Drew Mollica for the appeal against the New York State Gaming Commission’s Oct. 20 ruling. TDN reports that the fine dealt with an […]

Laurel Park’s 2023 Winter Meet Offers 17 Stakes Worth $1.7 Million

Laurel Park will greet the new year with a total of 17 stakes worth $1.7 million in purses, led by the $250,000 General George (G3) and $250,000 Barbara Fritchie (G3), during its 2023 winter meet that kicks off Jan. 1. The 40-day winter meet will see live racing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through March 31, […]

Fans Flock To Churchill Paddock For ‘Golden Ticket’ Photo Ops With Derby Winner Rich Strike

The Kentucky Derby (G1) winner is always a fan favorite in the Bluegrass State and especially at Churchill Downs, where this year’s winner, Rich Strike, dubbed ‘America’s Horse’ following his fairytale upset at 80-1 upset in the Run for the Roses, was the center of attention Saturday morning at a Meet and Greet. The son […]

‘It’s Great To Be Able To Keep A String Of Horses Home’: Trainers Begin To Settle Into Trackside Louisville For Winter Training

It’s been 13 years since Churchill Downs’ Trackside Louisville remained open for winter training and several outfits are eager to keep horses in Louisville to run at Turfway Park when the Florence, Kentucky track begins its Holiday Meet on Wednesday night. “It’s great to be able to keep a string of horses home for the […]

Turf Racing Set For Return At Gulfstream

Turf racing is to return to Gulfstream Park on Thursday, Dec. 1 after a 5 1/2-month absence at the Hallandale Beach, Fla. track. Gulfstream’s turf course and the turf training course at Palm Meadows near Boynton Beach were closed during the summer and fall while 1S/T Racing’s Director of Turf Surfaces Leif Dickinson could renovate […]

Fair Grounds Suspends Turf Racing Until Late December

Fair Grounds, which started its 2022-2023 meet Nov. 18, will not card any races on its Stall-Wilson Turf Course until late December at the earliest, Daily Racing Form reports. This week, the New Orleans track scrapped plans to have limited racing on the outer portion of the turf course. Track officials said earlier this month […]

California Regulators To Continue Honoring Agreement With HISA Until Jan. 10

The California Horse Racing Board conducted a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, at Cal Expo in Sacramento. Chairman Gregory Ferraro chaired the meeting, joined by vice chair Oscar Gonzales and commissioners Damascus Castellanos and Brenda Washington Davis. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website ( under the Webcast […]