Three contentious races on the road to the Triple Crown and what promises to be a memorable edition of the “Big ‘Cap” await horseplayers on Saturday.
Mike Brunker is an assistant city editor working with reporters covering land use and environment, health care and immigration. He also writes a weekly horse racing column. Before joining the Review-Journal in August 2016, Brunker worked in various reporting and editing capacities for NBCNews.com, msnbc.com and the San Francisco Examiner.
A contract dispute between the state’s racebooks and Churchill Downs Inc., which has dragged on for nearly 16 months, is limiting wagering opportunities and testing patience.
But the state on Wednesday reported higher than average numbers of new coronavirus cases and deaths during the preceding day.
New cases, deaths, positivity rate and hospitalizations continue to trend lower as Clark County registered its 3,600th death from the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
With less than three months until the Kentucky Derby and a key prep slated this weekend, it’s time take a look at the early 3-year-old picture as it slowly comes into focus.
Many horseplayers don’t pay attention to “takeout,” the amount of each dollar wagered that the track keeps for purses, operations, profit and taxes before paying winning tickets.
New cases of COVID-19 in Nevada rebounded somewhat to 1,328 over the preceding day as the state added 37 new deaths from the disease, according to state data posted Friday.
Nevada reported 1,078 new COVID-19 cases and 48 deaths from the disease over the preceding day, according to state data posted Thursday.
The owners of Gulfstream Park have tried several ways to lure a young and well-heeled crowd to the Pegasus World Cup over its five-year existence — most of which had little to do with horse racing.
Contract dispute between state’s parimutuel association and Churchill Downs prevents wagering on Fair Grounds’ fixture, one of the year’s first stakes races for 3-year-olds.
Against all odds, the watershed Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act is now law. Here’s what comes next and what it could mean for horseplayers.
Nevada recorded 2,470 new cases of COVID-19 and 47 deaths from the disease over the preceding day, according to state data posted Wednesday.