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Northeast Area Horse Racing (SD) Announc...

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release The 2017 season at Northeast Area Horse Racing in Aberdeen, South Dakota kicks off on May 20th. Five exciting days of racing span two weekends at the historic Brown County oval. Full fields and 11 stakes races will highlight the meet. Opening weekend of May 20th and 21st will feature three stakes races for thoroughbreds.  Opening day is the Harold...

Minnesota Institutes Emergency Measures ...

In response to the increasing danger of the spread of the Equine Herpes (EHV-1) virus, the Minnesota Racing Commission has instituted emergency measures to try and keep the virus out of the Minnesota horse population. Currently Fonner Park in Nebraska is under lock down due to possible detection of the virus and there are reports of several barns quarantined with restricted access at...

Midwest News and Notes – 4/10/16

Prairie Meadows’ Upgrades Prairie Meadows recently announced multi-million dollar upgrades in its hospitality and television areas.  The tote board has been renovated to include a pair of 9’x33′ high definition information boards flanking new LED odds and wagering totals on the infield tote board.  Atop the tote board is a 18’x31′ high definition...

Hawthorne Launches Abbreviated Spring Se...

Hawthorne Race Course opens tomorrow for it’s spring season.  While one familiar face (and his voice) will be back in action, another will not. Peter Galassi, Hawthorne’s long time track announcer, will be back behind the mic calling all the action after a battle with cancer sidelined him for a few weeks at the end of the fall meet last year.  Galassi made it back in time...

McCaffrey Named Illinois Thoroughbred Ex...

The Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association issued a statement in which it was stated that the ITHA have named David McCaffrey Executive Director, replacing departing Executive Director Glen Berman who left to take over the Florida HBPA.  McCaffrey, 48, has been a standardbred trainer and owner for the last 25 years and has served in leadership roles with the Illinois Harness...

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