Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 “Groom of the Year” Award. The award, sponsored annually by Harness Tracks of America and Hanover Shoe Farms, recognizes the unsung heroes of the sport, the grooms who maintain the health and welfare of the sport’s horses.
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Decision in Luis Pena v. NYSGC
Betting on sports is an activity that has unarguably increased in popularity over the last several decades. Seeking to address instances of illegal sports wagering within its borders and to improve its economy, the State of New Jersey has sought to license gambling on certain professional and amateur sporting events. A conglomerate of sports leagues, displeased at the prospect of State-licensed gambling on their athletic contests, has sued to halt these efforts. They contend, alongside the United States as intervening plaintiff, that New Jersey’s proposed law violates a federal law that prohibits most states from licensing sports gambling, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA), 28 U.S.C. § 3701 et seq.
NJ Sports Betting Case: Appeals Court Decision Sept. 17, 2013
The undertaking of a comprehensive statewide equine survey requires the assistance and cooperation of many organizations, institutions and individuals. This project would not have been possible without the dedicated support from many people. A special note of appreciation is in order for the following groups and individuals who provided significant contributions to the 2012 Kentucky Equine Survey.
2012 KY Equine Survey
No harness racing at Woodbine? Elimination of Home Market Areas? A centralized government body that will collect revenue from Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) assets and determine how much flows back to Canada’s largest horse racing company?
Let’s just say WEG’s president and CEO isn’t onside with any of those ideas floated in the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel’s draft report (see highlights p. 16) to create a sustainable industry in Ontario in the wake of the 2012 decision to cancel the wildly-successful Slots at Racetracks Program.
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