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Article: Bill would prohibit anti-bleeding drug in NY horseracing

September 20th, 2011 (No Comments)

Bill would prohibit anti-bleeding drug in NY horseracing http://www.legislativegazette.com/Articles-c-2011-09-19-80801.113122-Bill-would-prohibit-antibleeding-drug-in-NY-horseracing.html Sen. Thomas Duane is looking to stop the bleeding, both literally and figuratively, that has permeated the horse racing industry since the 1970s. The senator announced last Wednesday that he will push legislation (S.5887) that will ban the use of performance-enhancing drugs on race horses, particularly […]

Article: Jockey Club’s Wilson to discuss McKinsey study at simulcast conference – Thoroughbred Times

September 17th, 2011 (No Comments)

Jockey Club’s Wilson to discuss McKinsey study at simulcast conference – Thoroughbred Times http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/national-news/2011/09/16/simulcast-conference.aspx Jason Wilson, vice president of business development for the Jockey Club, will review the recent study conducted by McKinsey and Co. on the Thoroughbred racing industry at the 19th annual International Simulcast Conference next month in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Thoroughbred Racing […]

Article: KY Downs Placing Judge Posted Wrong Finish | BloodHorse.com

September 16th, 2011 (No Comments)

Imagine if you had the correct 4th place finisher for the super and lose because of this error. Horse racing cannot afford this kind of incident.  KY Downs Placing Judge Posted Wrong Finish | BloodHorse.com http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/65049/ky-downs-placing-judge-posted-wrong-finish The president of Kentucky Downs said a placing judge’s error was responsible for an incorrect placing of the horses’ […]

Article: Duane Wants The Drugs Out Of Horse Racing

September 16th, 2011 (No Comments)

Duane Wants The Drugs Out Of Horse Racing http://www.capitaltonight.com/2011/09/duane-wants-the-drugs-out-of-horse-racing/ OK, maybe not steroids for race horses, but Sen. Tom Duane is pushing a new measure that would ban the use of performance enhancing drugs in the thoroughbred industry. The legislation is aimed at stemming the use of the diurectic Lasix, which is meant to stop […]

Article: River Downs Reports Gains in Ontrack Handle

September 13th, 2011 (No Comments)

Still wondering why River Downs isn’t carried regularly in Las Vegas… River Downs Reports Gains in Ontrack Handle http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/65006/river-downs-reports-gains-in-ontrack-handle River Downs, where the start of the 2011 race meet was delayed because of Ohio River flooding, reported gains in live handle and daily average purses. The Ohio racetrack purchased by Pinnacle Entertainment earlier this year […]

Article: Officials Say Report Dispels Drug Criticism

September 13th, 2011 (No Comments)

That’s 99.5 percent drug free…excellent.  Officials Say Report Dispels Drug Criticism http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/65007/officials-say-report-dispels-drug-criticism Racing industry officials said a report that shows 99.5% of biological samples taken from racehorses and tested by laboratories in 2010 were “clean” dispels claims that horse racing is drug-ridden Posted via email from Michael Pizzolla On ValueCapping™, Horse Racing, And Technology

Article: Industry Voices | Time to Change the Structure, by Fred Pope | BloodHorse.com Blog Stable

September 11th, 2011 (No Comments)

A very challenging article. The writer’s view on a talent-centric approach for racing is interesting.  Industry Voices | Time to Change the Structure, by Fred Pope | BloodHorse.com Blog Stable http://cs.bloodhorse.com/blogs/industry-voices/archive/2011/09/11/time-to-change-the-structure-by-fred-pope.aspx The Jockey Club Round Table At this year’s Jockey Club Round Table, I hoped to hear the McKinsey & Company presentation say, “We discovered […]

Article: Horse racing needs help, new sources of revenues

September 11th, 2011 (No Comments)

Horse racing needs help, new sources of revenues http://www.app.com/article/20110911/NJOPINION02/309110016/Horse-racing-needs-help-new-sources-of-revenues There is a path to recovery for New Jersey’s $1 billion horse racing industry —which employs 13,000 individuals and ensures the preservation of 176,000 acres of horse farmland — if Gov. Chris Christie would just get off his high horse and see the irreparable damage his […]

Article: Charles Town Cuts Takeout 12% on Some Wagers

September 9th, 2011 (No Comments)

Great news for ValueCappers! Charles Town Cuts Takeout 12% on Some Wagers http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/64943/charles-town-cuts-takeout-12-on-some-wagers Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races took the first step toward returning more money to bettors Sept. 9 when the West Virginia Racing Commission approved a double-digit percentage decrease in pari-mutuel takeout for four wagers. If successful, takeout reductions could be requested […]

Article: Hall of Famer Krone in fine form in Leger Legends race

September 8th, 2011 (No Comments)

Julie’s a great rider, super nice person, and we wish her well! Hall of Famer Krone in fine form in Leger Legends race http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/racing-news/2011/09/07/krone-in-fine-form-in-leger-legends-race.aspx Julie Krone, the most successful female jockey of all time, won the Clipper Logistics Leger Legends Stakes aboard Invincible Hero on Wednesday at Doncaster. The four-year-old gelding seized command under Krone […]

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