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Article: Fractional Bets, Decimal Odds at Keeneland

March 29th, 2012 (No Comments)

This could be fun and interesting! Fractional Bets, Decimal Odds at Keeneland http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/68489/fractional-bets-decimal-odds-at-keeneland Keeneland officials said the Lexington racetrack will be the first in the country to introduce “fractional wagering” and a decimal odds display when the spring meet begins April 6. Posted via email from Michael Pizzolla On ValueCapping™, Horse Racing, And Technology

Tim Tebow name stretches into horse racing News | FOX Sports on MSN

March 28th, 2012 (No Comments)

Oh, Lordie! Tim Tebow name stretches into horse racing News | FOX Sports on MSN http://msn.foxsports.com/horseracing/story/Tim-Tebow-name-stretches-into-horse-racing-032712 Tebow’s a horse, too. Of course. In fact, there are at least six thoroughbreds listed by The Jockey Club carrying the Tebow name. They’re all named for Tim Tebow, the New York Jets’ new backup quarterback who last season […]

Article: Thoroughbred racing under fire after investigative reports, cancellation of ‘Luck’

March 28th, 2012 (No Comments)

Beyer right on the money.  The NYT hit piece focused on quarter horses. They are, literally, a different breed Thoroughbred racing under fire after investigative reports, cancellation of ‘Luck’ http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/thoroughbred-racing-under-fire-after-investigative-reports-cancellation-of-luck/2012/03/26/gIQAT8eRcS_story.html Deaths of racehorses are always shocking and they have always been an inescapable part of the game. Unlike human athletes who suffer serious injuries and […]

Article: What’s Going On Here: Game-Changers

March 28th, 2012 (No Comments)

Good article about the racing industry’s response to the New York Times hit piece What’s Going On Here: Game-Changers http://cs.bloodhorse.com/blogs/wgoh/archive/2012/03/27/game-changers-by-eric-mitchell.aspx Nearly every survey conducted over the past decade by or for the Thoroughbred industry elicited comments about the need for a national racing office. The consensus opinion is that racing cannot grow without a central […]

New York Budget Calls For Gaming Commission

March 26th, 2012 (No Comments)

For starters, I would suggest the basics: don’t overcharge the lifeblood of the racing industry, the bettors.  I would think that simple software, not a regulatory agency could have avoided the recent fiasco in which bettors on New York horse races were overcharged millions of dollars. New York Budget Calls For Gaming Commission http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/68377/new-york-budget-calls-for-gaming-commission State […]

NYRA Complying With Refunds on Overcharges | BloodHorse.com

March 24th, 2012 (No Comments)

Outrageous!   NYRA Complying With Refunds on Overcharges | BloodHorse.com http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/68316/nyra-complying-with-refunds-on-overcharges The New York Racing Association said it is meeting a state request to refund money by March 30 to as many bettors it could identify that were overcharged when NYRA failed to follow a state law to lower its pari-mutuel takeout rate on exotic wagers… […]

Article: Horse racing fades in Kentucky; supporters envy other states where casinos supplement tracks – The Washington Post

March 24th, 2012 (No Comments)

Horse racing fades in Kentucky; supporters envy other states where casinos supplement tracks – The Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/horse-racing-fades-in-kentucky-supporters-envy-other-states-where-casinos-supplement-tracks/2012/03/23/gIQA0m5PWS_story.html While tracks in other states have parlayed casino gambling into higher purses, Kentucky lawmakers have resisted allowing such a move. Everyone from breeders to railbirds worries that it will eventually render the home of American horse racing […]

Jockey Club study: Synthetics safer than dirt

March 23rd, 2012 (No Comments)

Interesting study from the Jockey Club which should stir debate among handicappers   Jockey Club study: Synthetics safer than dirt http://espn.go.com/horse-racing/story/_/id/7722140/twice-many-fatal-injuries-dirt-synthetic-2011 Horses running on dirt surfaces in 2011 at North American tracks suffered fatal injuries at nearly twice the rate of horses running on artificial surfaces, according to a Jockey Club project that tracks equine […]

Article: Delta Downs Closes With Handle Increases

March 23rd, 2012 (No Comments)

Delta Downs Closes With Handle Increases http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/68272/delta-downs-closes-with-handle-increases Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel concluded its 2011-2012 Thoroughbred season the night of March 17. The 88-day meeting produced record wagering amounts in several categories as well as sizable increases in handle. Overall, the season produced a 5.62% increase in total handle from last year. The 2011-2012 […]

Article: Top British races to include fractional times

March 21st, 2012 (No Comments)

If this trend continues, it could open a new world of opportunity for pace handicappers   Top British races to include fractional times http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/national-news/2012/03/21/top-british-races-to-include-fractional-times.aspx Following a successful test run last season, most of the races in this year’s QIPCO British Champions Series will record sectional timing from TurfTrax. Fractional times will be available from about […]

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