Monthly Archives: July 2010

Stronach seeks 140 dates for Santa Anita

Stronach seeks 140 dates for Santa Anita

Frank Stronach has requested permission from the California Horse Racing Board for MI Developments Inc.'s two California racetracks, Golden Gate Fields and Santa Anita Park, to each be allowed to race a minimum of 140 dates.
Echoing a call for less regulation that was a major theme in Stronach’s CHRB meeting [...]

Article: NYRA cuts more than $2-million from Belmont, Aqueduct stakes

NYRA cuts more than $2-million from Belmont, Aqueduct stakes

Posted: Monday, July 26, 2010 6:57 PM
NYRA cuts more than $2-million from Belmont, Aqueduct stakes

The New York Racing Association remained in reduction mode in cutting the purses for 12 races and shelving nine others from its stakes schedule for the Belmont Park and Aqueduct fall meets.
Stakes purses [...]

NYRA stewards plan to explain Saratoga decisions

In a welcome step towards transparency, the stewards at Saratoga will be providing explanations for their actions. A welcome step forward from the Star Chamber like proceedings at some venues

NYRA stewards plan to explain Saratoga decisions 

Stewards at New York Racing Association tracks plan to provide to the public reasons for decisions that affect [...]

New Jersey Gaming Commission Does Not Support Racing

Here's Bill Finley's hard hitting article on the New Jersey Gaming, Sports and Entertainment Advisory Committee. It does not augur well for Meadowlands harness racing, or for thoroughbred racing, even though all indications are that the changes made by Monmouth this summer have done very well

Commission to N.J. racing: Drop dead
When New Jersey Governor [...]

Bill Allen, Raced Wild Again, Passes Away

Bill Allen, Raced Wild Again, Dies
By Blood-Horse Staff
Updated: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 8:30 AM Posted: Monday, July 19, 2010 3:36 PM
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Bill Allen, whose colt Wild Again won the inaugural Breeders’ Cup [...]

An Upbeat Article About Thoroughbreds

Bill Finley has written a worthwhile article about reasons to be optimistic in the midst of the doom and gloom going on in thoroughbred racing.

Reasons to be cheerful
It seems that all we write about and all we talk about anymore is the bad stuff. Gloom, doom, more gloom, more doom. OK, so maybe [...]

South Point Opening New Race Book

Amidst the din of doom and gloom about thoroughbred racing, one property in Vegas is actually opening a new and improved race book. No surprise, really, as Michael Gaughan has always 'gotten' it about horse racing, and giving players good value for the gaming dollar. Mr. Gaughan has always treated me very well at the [...]

Article: HBO OKs First Season for Racing Drama ‘Luck’ - BloodHorse

HBO OKs First Season for Racing Drama ‘Luck’ - BloodHorse

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Good News For Racing: Indiana Downs Record Handle

Another Handle Record as Indiana Meet Ends
Total handle for the 13-race card was $2,667,917, track officials reported. The previous record of $2,140,490, for 10 races, was set June 30.The Indiana Downs meet went out with a bang July 14 with a new total handle record for one program.

Officials said the June 30 [...]

Table Games At Penn National

Part of an ongoing trend, oddly enough, games that CANNOT be won are being seen as the savior of one of the very few gaming investments that CAN be won. Table games, as you undoubtedly know, are played against a fixed percentage. Parimutuel wagering is played against other players, and like poker and sports betting, [...]