Stronach Group Buys RaceTech

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (Oct. 17, 2016) -- The Stronach Group has purchased the original historical racing company, RaceTech, which first offered its Instant Racing games in 2000 at Oaklawn Park.

In July The Stronach Group completed a deal to purchase 100% of RaceTech, the historical racing company that had been controlled by Oaklawn owner the Cella family. Since the purchase, the former RaceTech holdings were added to The Stronach Group's existing historical racing outlet, PariMax, to form the new PariMax Holdings.

California Chrome, Arrogate One-Two in World

By Blood-Horse Staff

October 13, 2016-With his impervious victory in the Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I), California Chrome   (133) retains the top spot in the eighth edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2016.

The 2014 Horse of the Year who has registered an undefeated campaign this year that has included wins in the Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I) and the TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I). Perfect in six starts this year, the 5-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit   enjoys a four-point ratings lead over his closest rivals.

Inaugural Thoroughbred Industry Employee Award Winners Honored At Keeneland

Sponsored by Godolphin, the inaugural edition of The Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards was just concluded this afternoon with Keeneland graciously hosting the event at its sales pavilion in Lexington, Kentucky. Winners were honored in five categories along with runners-up. Churchill Downs' Jill Byrne was the Master of Ceremonies with Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas on hand as presenter of the awards.

Enhanced Stable Surveillance Active

ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 29, 2016)—Santa Anita Park has developed and installed a state-of-the-art video surveillance system that enables close monitoring of the track’s entire stable area on a 24 hour a day, seven day a week basis.  The new surveillance project, the most comprehensive system at any North American race track, is now fully operational in conjunction with opening day of Santa Anita’s 2016 Autumn Meet.

Mirahmadi Returns to Golden Gate

ALBANY, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2016) -- Veteran race caller Frank Mirahmadi will be the full-time track announcer at Golden Gate Fields when fall racing begins Oct. 20.

Mirahmadi brings more than 20 years of professional experience to the bayside oval.

The Los Angeles native will head to the Northern California track after calling the races at Monmouth Park, which ended its season Sept 25. Mirahmadi's first day at Golden Gate will be on his 49th birthday.

NBC to Air Pegasus World Cup

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 26, 2016) -- NBC Sports Group has reached an agreement with The Stronach Group for exclusive United States media rights to the inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (gr. I). What would become the world's richest Thoroughbred race will be contested Jan. 28, 2017, at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.