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British racing applauds new levy aimed at online and off shore betting
The British Levy Board announced that new legislation will take effect from 25 April 2017 to capture a return from all betting operators accepting bets on the sport by British bettors. This change is one of the key strategies needed to ensure the long term-health and growth of horse racing, which supports more than 85,000 jobs and is the country’s second biggest spectator sport.
Kentucky Derby Contenders: Girvin news for April 24th
LEXINGTON, KY (April 24, 2017) – With trainer Joe Sharp riding alongside on a lead pony, Brad Grady’s Girvin, winner of the Risen Star (G2) and Louisiana Derby (G2) and the top point earner on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1), jogged twice around the main track Monday morning before the renovation break.
Just 10 days after winning a first Aintree Grand National in nearly 40 years with One For Arthur, Scottish racing could lose one of its five racecourses. The track at Musselburgh is only operating on a temporary licence from the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), which has expressed dissatisfaction with the course's "governance".
Kentucky Downs and EquiLottery Enter Broadcast Rights Agreement
Kentucky-based entities Kentucky Downs and EquiLottery have entered into an agreement that will allow the use of races from the Franklin, Kentucky racetrack as the basis for EquiLottery, a new lottery game based on the results of live horse racing.
Watch Stellar Wind win Apple Blossom at Oaklawn Park
Stellar Wind's résumé leading up to her 5-year-old season was already, well, stellar. She earned a championship, defeated four-time champion Beholder twice, and won six graded stakes overall—but she added a line to her accomplishments April 14 at Oaklawn Park.