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Stronach seeks 140 dates for Santa Anita

July 29th, 2010 (No Comments)

Stronach seeks 140 dates for Santa Anita Frank Stronach has requested permission from the California Horse Racing Board for MI Developments Inc.'s two California racetracks, Golden Gate Fields and Santa Anita Park, to each be allowed to race a minimum of 140 dates. Echoing a call for less regulation that was a major theme in Stronach’s […]

Article: NYRA cuts more than $2-million from Belmont, Aqueduct stakes

July 26th, 2010 (No Comments)

NYRA cuts more than $2-million from Belmont, Aqueduct stakes Posted: Monday, July 26, 2010 6:57 PM NYRA cuts more than $2-million from Belmont, Aqueduct stakes The New York Racing Association remained in reduction mode in cutting the purses for 12 races and shelving nine others from its stakes schedule for the Belmont Park and Aqueduct fall […]

NYRA stewards plan to explain Saratoga decisions

July 24th, 2010 (No Comments)

In a welcome step towards transparency, the stewards at Saratoga will be providing explanations for their actions. A welcome step forward from the Star Chamber like proceedings at some venues NYRA stewards plan to explain Saratoga decisions  Stewards at New York Racing Association tracks plan to provide to the public reasons for decisions that affect […]

New Jersey Gaming Commission Does Not Support Racing

July 24th, 2010 (No Comments)

Here's Bill Finley's hard hitting article on the New Jersey Gaming, Sports and Entertainment Advisory Committee. It does not augur well for Meadowlands harness racing, or for thoroughbred racing, even though all indications are that the changes made by Monmouth this summer have done very well Commission to N.J. racing: Drop dead When New Jersey […]

Bill Allen, Raced Wild Again, Passes Away

July 21st, 2010 (No Comments)

Bill Allen, Raced Wild Again, Dies By Blood-Horse Staff Updated: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 8:30 AM Posted: Monday, July 19, 2010 3:36 PM Email Print RSS ShareThis  Email A Friend Bill Allen, whose colt Wild Again won the inaugural Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I), died July 16 at his Las Vegas home. He was 83. […]

An Upbeat Article About Thoroughbreds

July 21st, 2010 (No Comments)

Bill Finley has written a worthwhile article about reasons to be optimistic in the midst of the doom and gloom going on in thoroughbred racing. Reasons to be cheerful It seems that all we write about and all we talk about anymore is the bad stuff. Gloom, doom, more gloom, more doom. OK, so maybe […]

South Point Opening New Race Book

July 16th, 2010 (No Comments)

Amidst the din of doom and gloom about thoroughbred racing, one property in Vegas is actually opening a new and improved race book. No surprise, really, as Michael Gaughan has always 'gotten' it about horse racing, and giving players good value for the gaming dollar. Mr. Gaughan has always treated me very well at the […]

Article: HBO OKs First Season for Racing Drama ‘Luck’ – BloodHorse

July 15th, 2010 (No Comments)

HBO OKs First Season for Racing Drama ‘Luck’ – BloodHorse (via Instapaper) Posted via email from Michael Pizzolla On ValueCapping™, Horse Racing, And Technology

Good News For Racing: Indiana Downs Record Handle

July 15th, 2010 (No Comments)

Another Handle Record as Indiana Meet Ends Total handle for the 13-race card was $2,667,917, track officials reported. The previous record of $2,140,490, for 10 races, was set June 30.The Indiana Downs meet went out with a bang July 14 with a new total handle record for one program. Officials said the June 30 mark […]

Table Games At Penn National

July 13th, 2010 (No Comments)

Part of an ongoing trend, oddly enough, games that CANNOT be won are being seen as the savior of one of the very few gaming investments that CAN be won. Table games, as you undoubtedly know, are played against a fixed percentage. Parimutuel wagering is played against other players, and like poker and sports betting, […]

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