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Article: Del Mar handle, attendance take slight dip for 2011

September 8th, 2011 (No Comments)

Del Mar handle, attendance take slight dip for 2011 http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/national-news/2011/09/08/del-mar-handle-attendance-take-slight-dip-for-2011.aspx Joe Harper, chief executive officer and president of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, expressed satisfaction minutes after the 72nd meeting at the San Diego County coastal track concluded on Wednesday. “As meetings go, and this was my 36th, this was a pretty smooth one,” Harper […]

Article: Rain, Floods Cause Penn National to Cancel

September 8th, 2011 (No Comments)

Rain, Floods Cause Penn National to Cancel http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/64913/rain-floods-cause-penn-national-to-cancel Heavy rains and local street flooding have caused the cancellation of live racing at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course Wednesday, Sept. 7. Penn National is expected to resume live racing again on Sept. 8 with a nine-race program. Posted via email from Michael Pizzolla On […]

Article: Saratoga On-Track Handle Up; All-Source Dips

September 6th, 2011 (No Comments)

Bottom line is that TOTAL handle was down by 4.6% compared to last year.  Saratoga On-Track Handle Up; All-Source Dips http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/64894/saratoga-on-track-handle-up-all-source-dips On-track wagering posted a strong gain over 2010 as the 143rd race meet at Saratoga Race Course wrapped up Sept. 5, though all-sources handle dipped over the course of the 39-day stand, according to […]

Article: Del Mar adding $1 million in retroactive payments to record 2011 purses

September 6th, 2011 (No Comments)

Well done, Del Mar.  Del Mar adding $1 million in retroactive payments to record 2011 purses http://www.paulickreport.com/index.php/news/the-biz/del-mar-adding-1-million-in-retroactive-payments-to-record-2011-purses/ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will pay its horsemen a record under-payment amount in excess of $1-million following the conclusion of its 37-day race meeting on Wednesday. The payment, which will see owners receive at least an additional 8% […]

Article: No cash

September 6th, 2011 (No Comments)

You can’t make this stuff up! No cash http://msn.foxsports.com/horseracing/story/Turf-Paradise-burglar-falls-through-ceiling-090511 A woman who claimed to be five months pregnant was arrested Sunday after being caught trying to break into a Phoenix horse racing track through the ceiling. The woman had two accomplices with her, but it was decided she would be the best candidate to crawl […]

Article: Total wagering handle down 12.3% in August – Thoroughbred Times

September 5th, 2011 (No Comments)

Total wagering handle down 12.3% in August – Thoroughbred Times http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/national-news/2011/09/04/wagering-handle-down-in-august.aspx Continuing a trend established in previous months, total wagering handle on U.S. races declined 12.3% to $982,144,867 for August 2011, compared with $1,119,891,052 in August 2010. Purses were down 7.7% to $96,466,461 in August, and total race dates declined 6.6% to 527. For the […]

Article: Horse racing advocates, legislators want Gov. Christie to reverse course on …

September 5th, 2011 (No Comments)

The battle continues.  Horse racing advocates, legislators want Gov. Christie to reverse course on … http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/horse-racing-advocates-legislators-want-gov-christie-to-reverse-course/article_026d42ba-d699-11e0-976f-001cc4c03286.html Major initiatives concerning casinos and horse racing went into effect only a few months ago, but racing supporters already want the governor to reverse his opposition to casino subsidies and slot machines at racetracks. Two events this summer have […]

Article: Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer gets win No. 6,000

September 5th, 2011 (No Comments)

Fittingly, Russell Baze was aboard.. Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer gets win No. 6,000 http://espn.go.com/horse-racing/story/_/id/6927347/hollendorfer-gets-win-no-6000-golden-gate-fields Jerry Hollendorfer became only the fourth Thoroughbred trainer to win 6,000 races when Just Tappin It won the sixth race on Saturday at Golden Gate Fields, a $4,000 claiming race. Russell Baze, who has ridden more than 2,500 winners for Hollendorfer, was […]

Article: Animal Kingdom Cleared for Exercise

September 5th, 2011 (No Comments)

Good news for the Kentucky Derby winner. Animal Kingdom Cleared for Exercise http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/64864/animal-kingdom-cleared-for-exercise Team Valor International’s homebred Animal Kingdom, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) runner-up, has been cleared to resume exercising, 60 days after he underwent season-ending surgery on his left leg. Posted via […]

Article: Kentucky Group Seeks to Halt Instant Racing

September 5th, 2011 (No Comments)

And get this. These machines will give a past performance on these races that have already run! Kentucky Group Seeks to Halt Instant Racing http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/64857/kentucky-group-seeks-to-halt-instant-racing The Family Foundation of Kentucky has filed an injunction in the Kentucky Court of Appeals to halt the operation of Instant Racing machines at Kentucky Downs. According to published reports […]

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