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Article: Del Mar’s Total Handle Down by Nearly 6% | BloodHorse.com

August 19th, 2011 (No Comments)

This is surprising… Del Mar’s Total Handle Down by Nearly 6% | BloodHorse.com http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/64598/del-mars-gross-handle-down-by-nearly-6 Overall handle figures at Del Mar this summer are down by 5.8% as the seaside track barrels into the second half of its 37-day stand. At the conclusion of racing Aug. 17, total handle—the amount wagered from all sources—stood at $231,956,326 […]

Article: Report finds horse racing is on a slippery track – Horse Racing – MiamiHerald.com

August 16th, 2011 (No Comments)

Report finds horse racing is on a slippery track – Horse Racing – MiamiHerald.com http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/08/14/2358925/report-finds-horse-racing-is-on.html The Associated Press SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The horse racing industry is hearing dire warnings about an uncertain future and diminishing fan base. The discouraging assessment comes in discussions Sunday of a report commissioned by the Jockey Club titled “Driving […]

Article: On-track handle up, total handle down for Prairie Meadows

August 16th, 2011 (No Comments)

Interesting that on track handle increased despite bad weather for racing, yet simulcasting dropped  Prairie Meadows is go good betting venue with good betting opportunities.  On-track handle up, total handle down for Prairie Meadows http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/national-news/2011/08/15/on-track-handle-up-total-handle-down-for-prairie-meadows.aspx On-track handle at Prairie Meadows Racetrack increased by 5.7% during its 2011 Thoroughbred meeting, which concluded on August 13. However, […]

Article: New Del Mar program fills races

August 14th, 2011 (No Comments)

From the handicapper’s and ValueCapper’s point of view, this is encouraging. New Del Mar program fills races http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/08/12/2356583/new-del-mar-program-fills-races.html In an effort to increase race fields and thus bolster wagering, the new “Ship and Win” program for Del Mar’s 72nd season has gotten off to a successful start. Del Mar is showing a boost in field […]

Article: Horse Tracks Get $141 Million

August 12th, 2011 (No Comments)

An accusation of corruption in Illinois politics?  Shocking! Horse Tracks Get $141 Million http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/08/11/38906.htm       SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (CN) – The state’s horse racing industry has gotten a $141 million boost. The money, which has been fought over all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, was released from an escrow account this week.      The money […]

Article: Furosemide ban in 2-year-old stakes sought

August 11th, 2011 (No Comments)

Furosemide ban in 2-year-old stakes sought http://espn.go.com/horse-racing/story/_/id/6851529/american-graded-stakes-committee-seeks-ban-furosemide-2-year-old-stakes-starting-2012 SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The American Graded Stakes Committee has approved a measure to require that the diuretic furosemide be banned in 2-year-old stakes in 2012 for the races to remain eligible for the grades it assigns, the committee said on Wednesday, upping the ante in a struggle […]

Article: Advertisement in Daily Racing Form promotes Valenzuela, stirs up controversy

August 9th, 2011 (No Comments)

Mr. Valenzuela and his agent deny placing the ad. Bizarre.  Advertisement in Daily Racing Form promotes Valenzuela, stirs up controversy http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/aug/07/advertisement-daily-racing-form-promotes-valenzuel/ DEL MAR — Tom Knust represents jockey Pat Valenzuela, and he was just as bewildered as the jockey about a promotional ad for the jockey that ran in Saturday and Sunday’s Daily Racing Form. […]

Article: Travers, Not Woodward, Next for Shackleford

August 8th, 2011 (No Comments)

The Travers is the Travers after all… Travers, Not Woodward, Next for Shackleford http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/64407/travers-not-woodward-next-for-shackleford Preakness (gr. I) winner Shackleford likely will contest the $1 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 27, instead of taking on older horses in the Woodward Stakes (gr. I) a week later, trainer Dale Romans said Aug. 7. “The Travers is […]

Article: HORSE RACING: Smith tops former fiancee Sutherland at Del Mar

August 8th, 2011 (No Comments)

Great, but could we have more full field races? HORSE RACING: Smith tops former fiancee Sutherland at Del Mar http://pottsmerc.com/articles/2011/08/07/sports/doc4e3f51601e413181564135.txt DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Jockey Mike Smith beat his former fiancee Chantal Sutherland in a match race at Del Mar on Sunday that was billed as the “Battle of the Exes.” Smith and his […]

Article: Santa Anita to host 2012 Breeders’ Cup

August 6th, 2011 (No Comments)

It’s official… Santa Anita to host 2012 Breeders’ Cup http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-breeders-cup-santa-anita-20110806,0,3848271.column The Breeders’ Cup will hold a luncheon Wednesday at L.A. Live to confirm one of the worst-kept secrets in horse racing in recent years — that the 2012 Breeders’ Cup will be held at Santa Anita. This year’s Breeders’ Cup will be Nov. 4-5 at […]

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