Geolocating Could Boost Purses

ARCADIA, Calif. (Apr. 26, 2017) -- Regulations allowing racetracks to identify wagers placed ontrack through account-wagering platforms is expected to enhance purses, but the impact will not be known for several months, according to a forum conducted by the Thoroughbred Owners of California last Saturday.

Santa Anita Cancels Thursday Card

From Santa Anita Publicity
ARCADIA, Calif. (April 23, 2017)–Live racing will resume at Santa Anita on Friday, with a nine-race card that will begin with first race post time at 1 p.m.  Thursday’s live racing card has been cancelled due to a shortage of entries. Santa Anita will be open for simulcast wagering on Thursday with free parking and admission.
Admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday. 

Barretts May Catalog Online

DEL MAR, Calif. (Apr. 21, 2017) -- The catalog for the 28th Annual Barretts May Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale is now on-line and will be mailed soon.  This auction of 72 two-year-olds will be held on Wednesday, May 17 in the Surfside Raceplace located on the grounds of Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California beginning at 2:00 p.m. PDT.

Congressmembers Press Treasury on Taxes

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Apr. 12, 2017) – Twelve members of Congress from a number of key racing states have signed a letter delivered to the Department of Treasury requesting that recently proposed Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations relating to the way pari-mutuel winnings are calculated for tax withholding and reporting purposes be finalized as soon as possible.

Del Mar Hosts Five Challenge Races

DEL MAR, Calif. (Apr. 12, 2017) -- The Breeders' Cup today announced its 2017 Breeders’ Cup Challenge series schedule, which will consist of 81 automatic qualifying stakes races into corresponding races of the Breeders' Cup World Championships. This year’s series, which includes 62 Grade/Group 1 events, will have 49 Challenge races held in the U.S. and Canada, and 32 races to be run outside of North America.

Microchip Video Available

From The Jockey Club
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Mar. 10, 2017) -- The Jockey Club has produced and made available a three-minute instructional video that illustrates the implantation of microchips, which became a condition of registration starting with foals born in 2017 or later.

Registration Open for Owner Conference

From The Jockey Club
DEL MAR, Calif. (Apr. 3, 2017) -- OwnerView announced today that registration is now open for the fourth edition of the Thoroughbred Owner Conference, which is scheduled to take place in Del Mar, Calif., October 30 – November 1, 2017, immediately preceding the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.
A limited number of reserved seats are available for the Breeders’ Cup races on both Friday, November 3, and Saturday, November 4, to those attending the conference and will be included with the full registration fee on a first-come, first-served basis.