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Article: NYRA unveils 2012 Belmont Stakes logo

March 18th, 2012 (No Comments)

NYRA unveils 2012 Belmont Stakes logo http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/national-news/2012/03/17/nyra-unveils-2012-belmont-stakes-logo.aspx The New York Racing Association has unveiled the logo for the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes (G1), the 1½-mile final leg of Thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown for three-year-olds. The logo was designed by Kevin House of Kevin Creative. The 2012 Belmont Stakes logo features a bold, graphic […]

Beulah Park may be moving

March 18th, 2012 (No Comments)

Deal made to move two Ohio horse race tracks http://www.recordpub.com/news/article/5168522 COLUMBUS — The owner of two horse racing tracks has reached an agreement with Gov. John Kasich to move those tracks to new digs near Youngstown and Dayton, in a deal that will provide another $150 million in relocation fees to the state… The agreement […]

Michael Pizzolla’s Handicapping Rant March 15, 2012 Upcoming Triple Crown and ‘Luck’

March 15th, 2012 (No Comments)

From The Desk Of Michael Pizzolla Las Vegas, Nevada March 15, 2012 11:22 AM Dear ValueCapper and Friend: The Triple Crown prep season has begun again, and it's the same cacophony of 'who is it in the Derby this year, Michael?' from my golf buddies. I can only say 'too early to tell' for so […]

HBO TV show ‘Luck’ canceled over horse deaths | The Raw Story

March 15th, 2012 (No Comments)

The ironically named series ‘Luck’ has been cancelled due to the death of a 3rd horse while filming. While I felt the characterization of the horse players was dreadful, the series did show promise of increasing interest in racing. HBO TV show ‘Luck’ canceled over horse deaths | The Raw Story http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/03/15/tv-show-luck-canceled-over-horse-deaths/ The hit US […]

Dangerously high purses? A look at Aqueduct breakdowns

March 15th, 2012 (No Comments)

ValueCappers and handicappers may find this interesting: Vets have advised that there be some level of proportion between purses and claiming prices. Bottom line is that if the purse is greater than the claiming price of the horse, there’s a disincentive for excellent care for the horses. Dangerously high purses? A look at Aqueduct breakdowns […]

Hollywood Park to receive new name

March 15th, 2012 (No Comments)

While even Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup Races have sold naming rights, this is the first time a  race track has sold the rights to name the track. Hollywood Park to receive new name http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/14/2693434/hollywood-park-to-receive-new.html Hollywood Park and Betfair US have entered into an agreement that is the first of its kind in horse racing. […]

Del Mar, TVG Expand Partnership Program

March 13th, 2012 (No Comments)

For those of you who can bet online legally there will be no shortage of Del Mar coverage this summer! Del Mar, TVG Expand Partnership Program | BloodHorse.com http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/68019/del-mar-tvg-expand-partnership-program Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and TVG have announced a simulcast and ontrack broadcast partnership that will begin with the start of racing at Del Mar July […]

Article: CHANGING THE FOCUS AND POWER IN RACING BY FRED A. POPE

March 12th, 2012 (No Comments)

This is a well written article focusing on the two sides of the medication issue.  CHANGING THE FOCUS AND POWER IN RACING BY FRED A. POPE http://www.horseracingbusiness.com/changing-the-focus-and-power-in-racing-by-fred-a-pope-8250.htm The Horseplayers Association of North America says more than 74% of its horseplayers favor a ban on drugs. That research provides the path to revenue. For example, if the […]

Bills on Hialeah, Other Gaming Dead for Now

March 10th, 2012 (No Comments)

This is unfortunate: Hialeah is just what the racing industry needs, a premier destination for racing, and a reminder of the glory days of thoroughbreds. From Bloodhorse: The Florida legislature ended its 2012 regular session the night of March 9 and did not pass a bill that would have authorized an annual Thoroughbred meet for […]

Oaklawn Announces Third Purse Hike of Meet

March 9th, 2012 (No Comments)

This is remarkable: The third increase in purses this year for Oaklawn Park. This in a year that sees thoroughbred racing struggle with lowered handle. They’ve had double digit increases in handle this meet as well. Remarkable. Oaklawn Announces Third Purse Hike of Meet http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/67922/oaklawn-announces-third-purse-hike-of-meet Oaklawn Park announced it is raising purses for the third […]

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