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Keeneland Association and The Red Mile today said they plan to jointly develop a $30 million project at The Red Mile in Lexington to house a 1,000-terminal “historic racing” video betting parlor rather than create separate competing facilities. Its projected opening date is September 2015 with 150 jobs eventually expected at the historic racing better operation. Read more
"Set against a list of positive developments such as increased prize money, healthy racecourse attendances and the exceptionally high quality of racing at the top end," said Paul Bittar, CEO, "small-field races have become arguably the biggest challenge facing British Racing in recent years. Not only are they unattractive to punters and customers but they also reflect badly on British Racing when compared with other major jurisdictions, at a time when Racing is becoming an increasingly international sport." Click here to read the BHA plan
In 2013, Fiorente, owned by John Bongiorno and Ross Herron and trained by Gai Waterhouse won Australia's famed Melbourne Cup. Read what it's like to own a Cup winner and what motivates and inspires owners such as Bongiorno and Herron who have another Cup hopeful this year in The Offer
As more veterans cope with long-term disabilities such as post-traumatic stress disorder, public awareness about the problems and therapies to treat them has increased. Veterans programs such as the one at BINA Farm have surfaced in Massachusetts and elsewhere in recent years, following a long-held recognition that working with horses has therapeutic benefits for people with special needs. Read more
After our outside panel of experts decided on the winning entry for our Ideas Contest, I was happy to bring Mike Caggiano in as part owner of our filly Oroluce. Prior to winning the contest I didn't know Mike who owns a small business and resides in Florida. He had also never been a Thoroughbred owner. Click here to read Mike's story as a first-time Thoroughbred owner.
New foal photo postings signal that we are into another naming season. While Thoroughbred birthdays are easy because January 1st is the standard birthday for all racehorses born in the Northern Hemisphere, coming up with a meaningful name for each foal can prove challenging. If you're new to horse racing you may think a name is a name but . . .is it? What's in horse's a name?
After our Ideas Contest winner Mike Caggiano shared his exciting experience as an owner, we re-visited some of the many great ideas that were submitted during our contest. Our challenge, as we saw it in 2010, was to find new ways to help our sport have a future. Hundreds of people showed creativity and took time to submit their ideas, well-known supporters of our sport helped to promote the contest online, and we published a summary of results in August 2010. These ideas, submitted by some of the best minds in horse racing, are as relevant now as they were then. Read the Racing Future Summary Report.