Newsletter

Thursday, August 16, 2018
In a move expected for weeks, the Breeders’ Cup is returning to Southern California twice in the next three years. Santa Anita will host the 2019 series of championship races and Del Mar will get a return visit by hosting the 2021 Breeders’ Cup. It will be at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., in 2020.

Thursday, August 16, 2018
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Ellis Park has received its initial accreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance, bringing the number of active accreditations to 24 racetracks in the U.S. and Canada, including every Thoroughbred track in Kentucky.

Thursday, August 16, 2018
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Aug. 15 awarded the owner of Parx Racing and casino a license to conduct online gambling in the Keystone State.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) unconstitutional on Monday, May 14, 2018 in a 6-3 decision. In general under PASPA individuals could only bet on sporting events in the state of Nevada though wagering on horse races was permitted at the state level. Post-PASPA, betting on individual sporting events could become a substitute for wagering on horse races, or it could become a complement to it if general gamblers pursue horse racing. Over time the availability of racetrack-level and related sports betting data will enable researchers to quantify these effects on the evolution of the equine industry. In the meantime, the message in the stock market was quite clear on May 14th and the subsequent 10 days of trading – returns to gaming and casino shares increased sharply and those increases were statistically significant.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Betting on sports in New Jersey more than doubled from June to July as more sportsbooks opened in the state, according to figures released by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement on Tuesday, but the expansion of legal outlets appears to have taken a toll on business at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, which opened the first sportsbook in the state in June.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Official transcripts, a video replay, and the slide presentations from Sunday’s 66th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing are now available at jockeyclub.com.

Monday, August 13, 2018
An investigative news story centered on not-for-profit tax documents filed by the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Inc., (NJTHA) has made public a $30-million debt that the NJTHA owes to Darby Development LLC, which is the firm that the horsemen’s group has contracted with to operate Monmouth Park.

Sunday, August 12, 2018
In response to findings from McKinsey & Company’s latest analysis of the Thoroughbred industry, Stuart S. Janney III, the chairman of The Jockey Club, announced at this morning’s Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing that The Jockey Club will look to support several industry initiatives in an effort to improve the sport and foster fan development.

Sunday, August 12, 2018
The records set during last year’s Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearlings Sale were short-lived as the 2018 edition of the auction, which concluded in Saratoga Sunday evening, set new highwater marks for gross, average, median, overall top price and top-priced filly.

Saturday, August 11, 2018
An NTRA legislative briefing held Thursday, Aug. 10 at Fasig-Tipton Sales Paddocks provided updates on a diverse range of topics impacting Thoroughbred breeding, racing, and handicapping.

Saturday, August 11, 2018
The Jockey Club is projecting a 2019 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 21,500. The 21,500 foals estimated for 2019 is the same as the 2018 foal crop projection, which was announced in August 2017.