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Purses increasingly reliant on added-gaming supplements – Thoroughbred Times

May 31st, 2010 (No Comments)

The good news about this is that tracks are staying afloat. The bad news is since 2003, handle has dropped $3 billion.  http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/national-news/2010/May/27/Purses-increasingly-reliant-on-added-gaming-supplements.aspx Posted via email from Michael Pizzolla On ValueCapping™, Horse Racing, And Technology

Loan saves NY State horse racing – The Globe and Mail

May 31st, 2010 (No Comments)

I think this Canadian executive has it exactly right: Way too much politics involved in the New York Racing Association issue. An interesting take on the NYRA bailout! http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/more-sports/loan-saves-ny-state-horse-racing/article1585422/ Posted via email from Michael Pizzolla On ValueCapping™, Horse Racing, And Technology

The Morning Line: Defending the Belmont’s Honor – The Rail Blog – NYTimes.com

May 30th, 2010 (No Comments)

A typical no-story story about the upcoming Belmont Stakes. By a member of the board of directors of NYRA, no less.  http://therail.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/29/the-morning-line-defending-the-belmonts-honor/ Posted via email from Michael Pizzolla On ValueCapping™, Horse Racing, And Technology

HORSE RACING: It’s time to think outside the box

May 28th, 2010 (No Comments)

Interesting article, but not about increasing the number of nights under the lights at Hollywood. There were 400 horses working, and they can't fill races in Southern California. This writer thinks it's because of the published trainer stats, that trainers don't want to put their horses in unless they know they can win or be […]

10 expected for the Belmont – ESPN

May 27th, 2010 (No Comments)

There’s not much hoopla about the Belmont yet, which means it may actually be a decent betting race. I’m going to do a Belmont Rant for the 2010 Belmont Stakes, if you’re not a subscriber, get your free subscription here: http://posttimedaily.com/mp_rants.html   10 expected for the Belmont    

Harrah’s New Owner of Thistledown in Ohio | Horse Racing News And Handicapping Info

May 27th, 2010 (No Comments)

Harrah's Entertainment buys Thistletown, wondering if this is a trend. After all, casinos DO know how to run a betting operation… dhttp://www.posttimedata.com/?p=497 Posted via email from Michael Pizzolla On ValueCapping™, Horse Racing, And Technology

Early Monmouth Results Give Rise to Optimism – New York Times

May 26th, 2010 (No Comments)

Good news for Monmouth. Although the article mentions attendance of 8,500. I can remember going there in the summers of the late 70s, early 80s, and there would be 40,000 fans to see the Haskell. Still, good news, and good on the Monmouth management for trying something different.   Early Monmouth Results Give Rise to […]

Arlington Park Succeeds As Family Destination

May 26th, 2010 (No Comments)

    This article reminds me a bit of what happened when Las Vegas decided it would become a family destination.  Still, Arlington is a beautiful facility, and maybe the kiddies can have fun while the grownups handicap and bet…   Arlington Park in Arlington Heights, Ill., is open, the Triple Crown is in full […]

Children Have a Place in Horse Racing – New York Times (blog)

May 26th, 2010 (1 Comment)

Children Have a Place in Horse Racing – New York Times (blog) horse racing – Google News New York Times (blog) I remember many a fun afternoon when my grandfather would take me to the track. I imagine this is good for the fan base… Children Have a Place in Horse RacingNew York Times (blog)I […]