Kentucky’s governor has signed legislation aimed at securing the legality of betting on historical racing machines.
The Kentucky Derby became the third-most watched, non-football event of the year — drawing 14.37 million viewers, according to Sports Media Watch. The horse race saw a 48% ratings increase from last year, when the event averaged a record-low 9.26 million.
As Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert digests a record seventh Kentucky Derby win that caught even him off guard, he and Medina Spirit’s connections must determine whether the dark brown colt will turn around quickly for the 146th Preakness on May 15 in Baltimore, where a collection of rested horses and revenge-minded competitors await.
The commission that oversees horse racing in New Mexico announced Monday that live racing is set to resume in April now that public health restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic are being eased in some places around the state.
The U.S. gambling industry won big at the polls Tuesday, with three states authorizing legal sports betting and three others either approving or expanding casino gambling.
The Triple Crown races run out of order and later in the year produced three different winners and quite the competition for 3-year-old horse of the year. But it might be a long time — if ever — until Tiz the Law, Authentic and Swiss Skydiver all run against each other in the same race.