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ACCREDITED YEARLING DEADLINE - DECEMBER 31, 2018

posted Dec 10, 2018, 2:49 PM by Brande Koltiska   [ updated Dec 10, 2018, 2:52 PM ]

December 10, 2018    Brande J. Koltiska, Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission    Attention:  Wyoming Breeder Awards Program Participants.  2017 foals must be Accredited with the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission as racing stock by December 31, 2018 for the $75.00 fee.

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2019 Wyoming Live Race Dates Granted

posted Nov 5, 2018, 10:52 AM by Brande Koltiska

Monday, November 5, 2018:    Brande J. Koltiska, Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission

During the Wyoming  Pari-Mutuel Commission meeting held Friday, November 2, 2018 in Casper, Wyoming the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commissioners approved 30 Live race dates for 2019 that were requested by Wyoming Downs, LLC and Wyoming Horse Racing, LLC.

Wyoming Downs will run 14 days total, Saturdays and Sundays, starting July 6 and running through August 18, 2019 at the Evanston, Wyoming racetrack.

Wyoming Horse Racing, LLC will run 16 days total throughout the state.  Energy Downs in Gillette, Wyoming will run 9 days; June 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30.  Sweetwater Downs in Rock Springs will run 7 days; August 30, 31 September 1, 7, 8, 14, 15.

With the resurrection of racing again in Wyoming the Commission strives to continue the protection of the wagering public and the health, safety and welfare of both human and equine participants with our regulatory processes, presence and integrity.   

 

For more information on the latest information and news regarding Horse Racing in Wyoming please visit the following sites:  Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission (Website: pari-mutuel.wyo.gov), Wyoming Downs, LLC (Website: www.wydowns.com) and Wyoming Horse Racing, LLC (Website: www.wyominghorseracingdata.com).

HORSE RACING GIVES BACK TO THE STATE OF WYOMING IN "HISTORICAL" REVENUE

posted Aug 10, 2018, 1:30 PM by Brande Koltiska

Friday, August 10, 2018   Brande J. Koltiska, Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission      In a time when horse racing across the nation is suffering, Wyoming jumps up and leads the way with new technology and revenue as a way to restore the viability of the state’s horse racing industry as well as securing some economic stability for the state.  The revenue from the Historic Horse Racing terminals has helped to boost live horse racing events in Wyoming, supplement bigger incentives for horse breeders throughout the state and bring a great revenue source to the State of Wyoming and Wyoming municipalities.

Historic Racing revenue for Wyoming municipalities for the first 6 months of 2018 (January 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018) has reached over $2.7 million to distribute back to cities and counties where the Historic Racing terminals are located.  Funds are paid pursuant to Wyo. Statutes § § 11-25-105 (a),(b)(i)-(iii).  (Complete list of Wyoming City/County Revenue provided with this release)

Wyoming is one of only four states in the nation that are permitting the public to bet on historic races using self-service terminals at Off Track Betting sites throughout the Cowboy State.  Historic racing is a method of pari-mutuel  wagering, where patrons wager on previously-run horse races through new technology, that not only permits a patron to place a wager on the machines but also to view the official race results and display entertaining video and/or animated displays.   “A lot of hard work has gone into bringing this to fruition, and it has been a team effort from all parties.  It is amazing to see the landscape of Live Flat Track Horse Racing change so drastically in Wyoming” stated Charles Moore, Executive Director of the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission.

With the resurrection of racing again in Wyoming the Commission strives to continue the protection of the wagering public and the health, safety and welfare of both human and equine participants with our regulatory processes, presence and integrity.

WYOMING BRED BROODMARE DEADLINE - AUGUST 15, 2018

posted Jul 31, 2018, 2:29 PM by Brande Koltiska   [ updated Jul 31, 2018, 2:39 PM ]

Tuesday, July 31, 2018  Brande J. Koltiska, Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission    Attention:  Wyoming Breeder Awards Program Participants.  Newly enrolled broodmares must be Accredited with the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission by August, 15, 2018 ($200.00).

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NEW HAIR TESTING RULE SIGNED BY WYOMING GOVERNOR MEAD

posted May 1, 2018, 10:19 AM by Brande Koltiska

Tuesday, May 1, 2018  Brande J. Koltiska, Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission    

Wyoming Governor, Matthew H. Mead signed the new rule change to allow hair testing on equine athletes, effective immediately.

The new language clarifies and gives direction regarding what equine testing samples are permissible and corrects language with regard to banned controlled substances.  In furthering the Commission’s mission to provide the highest level of integrity in all pari-mutuel events, the Commission sees the need to embrace new technological advances in testing capabilities.  “By adding hair testing, the Commission will prevent and deter fraudulent activities,” said Executive Director Charles Moore.

In 2018 Wyoming Horse Racing, LLC will run 18 days total throughout the state.  Energy Downs in Gillette, Wyoming will run 9 days; June 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24.  Sweetwater Downs in Rock Springs will run 9 days; August 24, 25, 26, 31, September 1, 2, 7, 8, 9.  Wyoming Downs, LLC will run 16 days at Wyoming Downs in Evanston, Wyoming from June 30 through August 19, racing Saturdays and Sundays.

With the resurrection of racing again in Wyoming the Commission strives to continue the protection of the wagering public and the health, safety and welfare of both human and equine participants with our regulatory processes, presence and integrity.   

 

For more information on the latest information and news regarding Horse Racing in Wyoming please visit the following sites:  Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission (Website: parimutuel.wyo.gov), Wyoming Downs, LLC (Website: www.wydowns.com) and Wyoming Horse Racing, LLC (Website: www.wyominghorseracingdata.com).

WYOMING BREEDERS PROGRAM PAYS OVER $1.7 MILLION IN AWARDS

posted Mar 14, 2018, 9:56 AM by Don Chesnut   [ updated Mar 15, 2018, 11:59 AM ]

Monday, March 5, 2018  

Brande J. Koltiska, Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission  

 

In a time when horse racing across the nation is suffering Wyoming jumps up and leads the way with the new technology of historic racing terminals, one of the few states in the nation to permit the public to bet on historic races using self-service terminals at Off Track Betting sites throughout the Cowboy State.  The revenue from these terminals has been used as a way to restore the viability of the state’s horse racing industry as well as securing some economic stability for the state.  In 2017 the combined total handle for the Historic Racing terminals throughout Wyoming exceeded over $420 million in handle, that of which over $4.2 million was generated back as revenue to cities and counties in Wyoming where the terminals where located as well as over $1.6 million being supplemented as incentives for the horse breeders throughout the state.

 

Many changes have been seen in Wyoming racing over the past couple years including in April 2017 the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission was designated as the State Breed Registrar for Wyoming as well as the payee of the breeder’s award fund.  There has been a rise in the number of weanlings, yearlings and broodmares accredited through the Wyoming Bred Program, proving the racing equine industry in Wyoming is resilient.  The Wyoming Bred Breeders Award Program paid out an astonishing $1,723,458.62 in 2017 to 79 awardees that were eligible for owners, breeders and stallion owners of Accredited Wyoming Breds that ran throughout Wyoming, including 6 individuals earning triple digit numbers as high money earners through the program including top awardee the late KC Carden-Sheridan, WY  ($176,404.26), Gerald Kaul-Sheridan, WY ($167,092.89), Broken Bones Cattle Company, John & Marie Whipp-Lander, WY ($147,858.93), Dan & Carol Lee- Riverton, WY  ($112,202.91), Mike Lipp-Greybull, WY ($110,793.63) and Pedro Mena-Evanston, WY  ($107,682.70). 

 

Additionally, the revenue from simulcasting and historic horse racing has helped boost the live race days and horsemen’s purses for live horse racing events which is why the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commissioners approved 34 race dates to be conducted in 2018.  Wyoming Downs will run 16 days total, Saturdays and Sundays, starting June 30 and running through August 19, 2018 at the Evanston, Wyoming racetrack.  Wyoming Horse Racing, LLC will run 18 days total throughout the state.  Energy Downs in Gillette, Wyoming will run 9 days; June 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24.  Sweetwater Downs in Rock Springs will run 9 days; August 24, 25, 26, 31, September 1, 2, 7, 8, 9.

 

With the resurrection of racing again in Wyoming the Commission strives to continue the protection of the wagering public and the health, safety and welfare of both human and equine participants with our regulatory processes, presence and integrity.   After much discussion and consideration, the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commissioners are taking the first step in the rule change process to allow hair testing on the equine athletes.

 

For more information on the latest information and news regarding Horse Racing in Wyoming please visit the following sites:  Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission (Website: http://parimutuel.wyo.gov), Wyoming Downs, LLC (Website: www.wydowns.com) and Wyoming Horse Racing, LLC (Website: www.wyominghorseracingdata.com).

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