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Article: Fairmount Park Purses to Jump 20% in 2012

January 28th, 2012 (No Comments)

Good news from Illinois. Bigger purses, more competition, more competition, larger fields leading to good betting races, leading to more handle, leading to…bigger purses!  Park Purses to Jump 20% in 2012 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/67180/fairmount-park-purses-to-jump-20-in-2012 Fairmount Park and the Illinois Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association have agreed upon an increased purse structure for 2012 thanks to the racetrack’s […]

Article: Approval of Bute Rule Slowed in Louisiana

January 28th, 2012 (No Comments)

Another effort to reduce the effect of drugs in racing… Approval of Bute Rule Slowed in Louisiana http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/67179/approval-of-bute-rule-slowed-in-louisiana A Louisiana Senate committee rejected an emergency rule approved by the Louisiana State Racing Commission to lower the testing threshold level for phenylbutazone from 5 micrograms per milliliter to 2 micrograms. Posted via email from Michael Pizzolla […]

Article: NBC adds Breeders Cup as ESPN exits TV horse racing

January 25th, 2012 (No Comments)

NBC adds Breeders Cup as ESPN exits TV horse racing http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gameon/post/2012/01/nbc-add-breeders-cup-as-espn-exits-tv-horse-racing/1?csp=34sports NBC has added horse racing’s Breeders Cup, as ESPN gives up those TV rights, and will this year air the first-ever running of the $5 million Cup Classic in primetime. For ESPN, which has been airing fewer horse races in the seven years that […]

Shocking Statement In Article About Horse Race Wagering

January 24th, 2012 (No Comments)

I found this quote today in an article written by Steve Davidowitz, an author on racing who should know better: “#9. Unlike college and pro football or basketball — as well as other sports that invite gambling with point spreads — I prefer horse racing for a reason that is rarely considered, yet it might […]

Article: Stronach Says He Wants to Protect Santa Anita | BloodHorse.com

January 21st, 2012 (No Comments)

Stronach Says He Wants to Protect Santa Anita | BloodHorse.com http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/67057/stronach-says-he-wants-to-protect-santa-anita The California Horse Racing Board received a surprise visit from Santa Anita owner Frank Stronach during its meeting Jan. 19 at the racetrack. Stronach told the board he wants to see Santa Anita protected against real estate speculation in the future. Stronach addressed the […]

Article: Aqueduct Cancels Live Racing Due to Snow

January 21st, 2012 (No Comments)

Aqueduct Cancels Live Racing Due to Snow http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/67077/aqueduct-cancels-live-racing-due-to-snow Aqueduct Racetrack canceled live racing for Saturday, Jan. 21, due to snow. Aqueduct and the Belmont Café will be open for simulcasting. The New York area is expected to receive four to five inches of snow, with the heaviest accumulation before noon. Some spots along the western […]

Article: Christie signs off-track betting bill into law

January 18th, 2012 (No Comments)

Christie signs off-track betting bill into law http://www.thedailyjournal.com/article/20120118/NEWS01/301180032 TRENTON — North Jersey restaurants may be offering horse racing bets as a side dish by the end of the year. A bill allowing wagering in taverns and restaurants was signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday. The measure was one of about 100 bills […]

Article: Case Made for High-Volume Betting Services

January 14th, 2012 (No Comments)

Interesting article on the high-volume horse bettors who are having a big impact on the industry… Case Made for High-Volume Betting Services http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/66960/case-made-for-high-volume-betting-services Horsemen hashed out the issue of high-volume bettors and rebates Jan. 13, and in the process got a fairly detailed look at their impact on pari-mutuel Thoroughbred racing in the United States. […]

Article: Case Made for High-Volume Betting Services

January 14th, 2012 (No Comments)

Interesting article on the high-volume horse bettors who are having a big impact on the industry… Case Made for High-Volume Betting Services http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/66960/case-made-for-high-volume-betting-services Horsemen hashed out the issue of high-volume bettors and rebates Jan. 13, and in the process got a fairly detailed look at their impact on pari-mutuel Thoroughbred racing in the United States. […]

Article: Purses Down for Churchill’s Spring Meet

January 14th, 2012 (No Comments)

Purses Down for Churchill’s Spring Meet http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/66953/purses-down-for-churchills-spring-meet Headed by the 138th renewal of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), Churchill Downs’ schedule of stakes for its April 28-July 1 spring meet will feature total stakes purses of $7.275 million and an emphasis on “big event‘“programs. The […]

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