horse racing

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John Asher, the longtime spokesman for the racetrack that's home to the Kentucky Derby, has died. He was 62.

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Kentucky horse racing regulators have approved the sale of Ellis Park racetrack to a group that's had a minority ownership in the track for several years.

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The Illinois Racing Board has advanced a proposal to allow video gambling on past horse races despite the board's attorney warning that the move would be illegal.

Curious Derby: Can Animal Lovers Make Peace With Horse Racing?

May 3, 2018
Ashlie Stevens | wfpl.org

Every horse racing fan remembers Eight Belles’ death, said Michael Blowen, the owner of Old Friends, a retirement farm for thoroughbreds. 

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Construction is officially underway on a new venture by Churchill Downs racetrack. It’s investing $60 million in a historical racing facility in Louisville, called Derby City Gaming. Officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking at the site Wednesday. 

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  The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in New York has launched a new video project aimed at attracting new fans to thoroughbred racing and offering enthusiasts a rare look behind the scenes.

Churchill Downs Incoporated

Churchill Downs Incorporated and Keeneland Association announced Friday a partnership proposing the construction of two new racing facilities in Kentucky: one in Oak Grove and another in Corbin.

J. Tyler Franklin, WFPL

With public interest in horse racing declining, the parent company of the Kentucky Derby has evolved into an entertainment enterprise built on gambling and social gaming platforms.

The Trump Administration gave the Tennessee Walking Horse industry some breathing room this week. A regulatory hold stalled a batch of new rules aimed at preventing abuse of the naturally high-stepping breed.

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Monday afternoon update:

On Monday, a judge heard arguments over the legality of a type of slot machine that bases outcomes on previously recorded horse races.

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