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Equibase: Horse racing’s economy on upswing

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Another Solid Month for U.S. Wagering, Purses

This is great news for the thoroughbred racing industry.

Equibase: Horse racing’s economy on upswing
http://saratogian.com/articles/2012/10/04/sports/doc506e36cb3f3bd423525117.txt

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Horse racing’s economy is on an upswing, according to a report released Thursday by Equibase.

Wagering, purses, and race days in the United States are all up from their marks at this point in 2011. Most notably, year-to-date purses at race tracks are up over $70 million from a year ago, good for an increase of over nine percent. This was aided by a particularly strong September, which saw horses run for over $13 million more in purse money (a bump of nearly 14 percent).

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Kentucky enacts Lasix rule as debate continues

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Kentucky enacts Lasix rule as debate continues

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/horseracing/2012/10/04/kentucky-enacts-lasix-rule-in-horse-racing/1614039/

  • Private veterinarians had been administering shots of furosemide
  • Kentucky is fourth state to implement rule regarding who gives drug
  • Separate rule will limit Lasix in certain stakes races beginning in 2014

6:39PM EST October 4. 2012 – Starting Friday, Kentucky Horse Racing Commission staff will be the only veterinarians allowed to give racehorses anti-bleeding shots four hours before they race under a new rule the state hopes will help lift confidence in the sport’s integrity.

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‘Tote Security System’ Launch Set for 2013

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‘Tote Security System’ Launch Set for 2013
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/73225/tote-security-system-launch-set-for-2013

The Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau plans to roll out what it calls the “Tote Security System” in the fall of 2013, officials said Oct. 2.

The system, in the development stages for more than a year, is designed to address key issues that have lingered in the pari-mutuel industry for at least 10 years, said J. Curtis Linnell, director of wagering analysis for the TRPB, which falls under the Thoroughbred Racing Associations. Key functions of the system include identifying participants in a host track’s wagering pools; closing all wagering when the host track does so; and providing a database of all wagers within 60-120 seconds of a race.

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Breeders’ Cup Announces Post Times, Wagers

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Breeders’ Cup Announces Post Times, Wagers
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/73227/breeders-cup-announces-post-times-wagers

This year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships races will begin at 1:06 p.m. PDT on Friday, Nov. 2, and at 11:50 a.m. PDT on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Santa Anita Park.

Breeders’ Cup announced the post times and wagering menu for this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Tuesday.

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Andrew Cuomo Orders Massive Overhaul Of New York Horse Racing

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Andrew Cuomo Orders Massive Overhaul Of New York Horse Racing
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/09/andrew_cuomo_or.php

Horse racing in New York state is about to change thanks to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s response to a report from a state commission tasked with reviewing regulations governing the state’s horse racing industry.

Cuomo announced this afternoon that the New York Task Force on Racehorse Health and Safety — a commission appointed at the request of Cuomo to review horse racing regulations — has submitted its report and a massive number of reforms will be made to keep horses safe at New York racetracks.

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Gate malfunction hurts racing horse

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Thankfully, there were no serious injuries. But incidents like this serve once again to remind us just how much randomness there is in the outcome of a horse race.

Gate malfunction hurts racing horse
http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/north_central/gate-malfunction-hurts-racing-horse

ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH) – Jockeys avoided injury but one horse was hurt Thursday night when equipment malfunctioned at Hoosier Park.

The incident happened during the eighth race Thursday night. Hoosier Park officials said a tractor that pulls that starting gate malfunctioned after the gate moved 8-10 feet.

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Belmont Cancels Sept. 28 Card

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Belmont Cancels Sept. 28 Card

Due to anticipated heavy rain in the Elmont, N.Y., area, live racing at Belmont Park has been canceled Sept. 28 to ensure the track surfaces are in optimal condition for the following day’s “Super Saturday” card.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/73100/belmont-cancels-sept-28-card

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Bet puts man and horse on healthy course

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Heart warming story…

Bet puts man and horse on healthy course – SFGate
http://www.sfgate.com/pets/pettales/article/Bet-puts-man-and-horse-on-healthy-course-3893751.php

Pleasanton is home to the oldest (built in 1858) 1-mile horse-racing track in the United States, and where Sam DiLaura’s love of horses began. DiLaura grew up in the once-small East Bay town where his parents operated DiLaura’s, a family restaurant, on Main Street. After the restaurant was sold in 1974, the young man spent summer vacations helping his parents cook at California race tracks. Eventually, DiLaura became a local truck driver, but his wife, Debbie, knew her husband never lost his love of horses.

In 2005, Sam, then 50, was diagnosed with throat cancer. After undergoing surgery and radiation treatments, Sam and I shared meaningful, late-night discussions about the fragility of life. We agreed it’s important to enjoy each day of life as we never know what the future will bring. When Sam told me that he no longer found his job fulfilling, I asked what he would do if he had his pick. Without missing a beat, Sam said he wanted to own a race horse.

That’s why, on a rainy December day in 2005, Sam claimed his first horse when a beautiful 3-year-old Thoroughbred named Sophisticated Wager was entered in a claiming race. This is a race in which any horse entered can be purchased at a fixed price by anyone who makes a bid or claim before the start of the race, thereby “claiming” a horse.

However, when Sam brought his new horse back to Pleasanton, he learned that Sophisticated Wager also had a throat problem, a condition called laryngeal hemiplegia, in which a paralyzed throat flap makes breathing difficult and results in a decreased performance. The upper respiratory-tract condition is sometimes also referred to as roaring because of the distinct noise a horse with the condition makes when exerting itself.

Read more…http://www.sfgate.com/pets/pettales/article/Bet-puts-man-and-horse-on-healthy-course-3893751.php

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Delaware Park Cancels Sept. 27 Live Racing

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Delaware Park Cancels Sept. 27 Live Racing
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/73036/delaware-park-cancels-sept-27-live-racing

Delaware Park announced its live racing card for Thursday, Sept. 27, has been cancelled due to insufficient entries. 

Live racing is still scheduled to go on Sept. 26, and will resume on Saturday, Sept. 29, with a first race post time of 1:15 p.m.

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Cuomo Says Private Companies Could Run State Racetracks

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Cuomo Says Private Companies Could Run State Racetracks
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/25/sports/governor-cuomo-says-private-companies-could-run-state-racetracks.html

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday that the first charge of a newly formed board of directors to run horse racing in the state would be to determine whether its three racetracks should be bid out to private gambling Saratoga Race Course and two other racetracks could be bid out to private owners as part of a state takeover of New York racing.

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