VLTs Boost Ohio’s Horse Racing Industry

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on January 27, 2014

Following a decade of slow and steady decline, the Ohio horse racing industry is reportedly picking up pace again, primarily as a result of funds generated by video lottery terminals (VLT) placed at the state's horse racing tracks. Ten years ago Ohio was at the top of its game, breeding high quality standardbred horses for harness racing, but the state's racetracks started to lose supporters to surrounding states that had expanded their gambling options - and their purses...

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43rd Annual Eclipse Awards Nominees

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on January 13, 2014

The 43rd Annual Eclipse Awards are set to take place at the Sport of Kings Theater at Gulfstream Park Racetrack and Casino on January 18, 2014. A number of events will take place in the days leading up to the Eclipse Awards evening, starting with the Eclipse Awards Charity Golf Tournament on January 14 at the Diplomat Resort Golf & Spa. Proceeds will go to the Grayson-Jockey Club Foundation. On January 16, the Eclipse Awards Ladies Luncheon will benefit the Race for Education, while the Eclipse Awards Charity Poker Tournament...

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Hollywood Park Closes After 75 Years of Racing

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on December 23, 2013

Sunday's attendance at Betfair Hollywood Park exceeded 13,000 as horseracing fans gathered to enjoy the track's final day of racing. Hollywood Park has been operating for 75 years and has hosted many historic events, including the very first Breeders' Cup in 1984, and has seen the likes of Seabiscuit, Zenyatta, Affirmed, Citation and Seattle Slew thundering down its track. While there was a pervading sense of melancholy for many, the final farewell for Hollywood Park was a vibrant and exciting event with eleven races on the card...

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World’s Best Racehorses Honored

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on December 9, 2013

Based on performance in selected races, three horses are chosen each year as Longines World's Best Racehorses. The top three racehorses for 2013 were honored at the Longines World's Best Racehorse Ceremony held in Hong Kong on December 6. Black Caviar (Australia) and Treve (France) tied for first place, with Wise Dan (United States) taking third place...

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Breeders’ Cup Classic Winner Mucho Macho Man

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on November 11, 2013

The 2013 Breeders' Cup World Championships celebrated its 30th anniversary on the first and second of November at http://www.horseracing.com/tracks/california/santa-anita/" title="Santa Anita Park">Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, with Mucho Macho Man crossing the finish line first in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic

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Fall Meet 2013 at Churchill Downs

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on October 28, 2013

The 124th Fall Meet at Churchill Downs opened Sunday with an eleven-race card, one of which was the Stars of Tomorrow - dedicated to promising two-year-olds. Horse racing fans can look forward to 25 days of racing and entertainment over the next five weeks on a Wednesday to...

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