Thursday, February 21, 2019

National Tax Agency warns public to report gambling profits

With the beginning of the national income tax filing season, the National Tax Agency is warning the public that it has a duty to...

Activists call for horse racing ban on welfare concerns

New Zealand’s horse racing industry, which is already facing major challenges in the form of a government overhaul, has now come under threat from activists who are calling for a ban on both wagering and racing itself.

Fifth steroids detection impacts Iwate Racing

The Iwate Prefectural Horse Racing Association (Iwate Keiba) has been embarrassed yet again as on December 26 a fifth horse tested positive for the steroid boldenone, forcing yet another suspension of racing activities.

NZ race reform hits hurdles

The Minister of Racing is now taking a more cautious approach to reform of the racing industry after intense lobbying from racing clubs, warnings that the reforms are unworkable and signs from his majority coalition partner that it will not support some of the proposed changes.

Fans come to the rescue of scandal-plagued Iwate Racing

Steroid scandals and the associated suspension of races did not scare away the loyal fans of the Iwate Prefectural Horse Racing Association (Iwate Keiba), as demonstrated by its recently-reported revenue returns.

14 now charged in race-fixing inquiry

Twelve more charges alleging race fixing have been laid against nine defendants including one new defendant in the New Zealand Police’s race-fixing inquiry. This...

Iwate Racing restarts after latest suspension

Despite the fact that the cause of the steroids scandal has yet to be explained, the Iwate Prefectural Horse Racing Association (Iwate Keiba) resumed races on Saturday after a suspension of more than two weeks.

Iwate Racing hit by fourth steroids detection

On Monday night it was announced that a fourth racehorse belonging to the Iwate Prefectural Horse Racing Association (Iwate Keiba) had tested positive for...

Iwate Racing suspended after third steroids detection

The Iwate Prefectural Horse Racing Association (Iwate Keiba) has been forced to suspend its races indefinitely after a horse which won a race at Morioka Racecourse on October 28 tested positive for the steroid boldenone, the third such incident since July.

Singapore Pools to take over horse betting

The Tote Board is reorganizing its operations with Singapore Pools taking over all management of horse betting from sister company the Singapore Turf Club from Jan. 7 next year.

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