Monthly Archives: May 2010

Purses increasingly reliant on added-gaming supplements - Thoroughbred Times

The good news about this is that tracks are staying afloat. The bad news is since 2003, handle has dropped $3 billion. 

http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/national-news/2010/May/27/Purses-increasingly-reliant-on-added-gaming-supplements.aspx

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Loan saves NY State horse racing - The Globe and Mail

I think this Canadian executive has it exactly right: Way too much politics involved in the New York Racing Association issue. An interesting take on the NYRA bailout!
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/more-sports/loan-saves-ny-state-horse-racing/article1585422/

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The Morning Line: Defending the Belmont’s Honor - The Rail Blog - NYTimes.com

A typical no-story story about the upcoming Belmont Stakes. By a member of the board of directors of NYRA, no less. 

http://therail.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/29/the-morning-line-defending-the-belmonts-honor/

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HORSE RACING: It’s time to think outside the box

Interesting article, but not about increasing the number of nights under the lights at Hollywood.

There were 400 horses working, and they can't fill races in Southern California. This writer thinks it's because of the published trainer stats, that trainers don't want to put their horses in unless they know they can win or be favored. [...]

10 expected for the Belmont - ESPN

There’s not much hoopla about the Belmont yet, which means it may actually be a decent betting race. I’m going to do a Belmont Rant for the 2010 Belmont Stakes, if you’re not a subscriber, get your free subscription here:
http://www.posttimedaily.com/mp_rants.html

 
10 expected for the Belmont
 
 

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Harrah’s New Owner of Thistledown in Ohio | Horse Racing News And Handicapping Info

Harrah's Entertainment buys Thistletown, wondering if this is a trend. After all, casinos DO know how to run a betting operation…
dhttp://www.posttimedata.com/?p=497
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Early Monmouth Results Give Rise to Optimism - New York Times

Good news for Monmouth. Although the article mentions attendance of 8,500. I can remember going there in the summers of the late 70s, early 80s, and there would be 40,000 fans to see the Haskell. Still, good news, and good on the Monmouth management for trying something different.

 

Early Monmouth Results Give Rise to OptimismNew York [...]

Arlington Park Succeeds As Family Destination

 

 
This article reminds me a bit of what happened when Las Vegas decided it would become a family destination.  Still, Arlington is a beautiful facility, and maybe the kiddies can have fun while the grownups handicap and bet…
 
Arlington Park in Arlington Heights, Ill., is open, the Triple Crown is in full swing, and all is [...]

Children Have a Place in Horse Racing - New York Times (blog)

Children Have a Place in Horse Racing - New York Times (blog)
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New York Times (blog)
I remember many a fun afternoon when my grandfather would take me to the track. I imagine this is good for the fan base…

Children Have a Place in Horse RacingNew York Times (blog)I realized that not only [...]