Monthly Archives: October 2010

Legality of exchange wagering debated

From northjersey.com a debate is going on about the legality of exchange wagering. Interesting debate legally, but there are many ways of reading the Federal law, and if the state legislatures have the will, they may just find a way.

State Sen. Ray Lesniak, D-Union, said Thursday that a proposed new form of betting on horse [...]

Jockey Club warns of cutting horse racing at Laurel Park if slots approved

Jockey Club warns of cutting horse racing at Laurel Park if slots approved

Baltimore Business Journal - by Daniel J. Sernovitz
Date: Friday, October 29, 2010, 2:19pm EDT - Last Modified: Friday, October 29, 2010, 4:41pm EDT

The Maryland Jockey Club
 warned it would need to eliminate live racing at Laurel Park in Anne Arundel County if voters approve [...]

Exchange Wagering Coming To New Jersey?

This has been a popular form of betting through Betfair for awhile, and it may be coming to the states at last. It has the potential of opening many different 'non-traditional' wagering options. Stay tuned! From northjersey.com:

N.J. may try new way to bet on horses to help tracks - NorthJersey.com
Imagine being able to [...]

Christie says he wants to save N.J. horse racing industry, but not with state subsidies

 

At least both ’sides’ are in support of thoroughbred racing. Whether it takes public or private investment is a debate that will not end with New Jersey. Here’s an excerpt from the article on nj.com:
Christie says he wants to save N.J. horse racing industry, but not with state subsidies
PHILADELPHIA — Gov. Chris Christie today said [...]

Equibase reports a decline in betting handle and purses in September 2010

Equibase reported on Wednesday, October 7, 2010 that handle and purses declined 12.5 percent in September.

The number of racing days fell from 545 last year to 477 in 2010. 

The combination of the reduction in the foal crop and the urge to cut expenses by track management may be an ongoing challenge for the industry.

Betting dollars [...]

Hollywood Unnecessarily Embellishes the Real Tale of Secretariat

From Fanhouse.com, a review of the new Secretariat movie. I saw Secretariat run in several of his races, and I was there sitting near the finish line when he won the 1973 Belmont. My concern was that Disney would take liberties with the Secretariat story for the sake of Hollywood script considerations. That concern was [...]

Santa Anita New Dirt Surface Due December 6th

Santa Anita to Begin Pro-Ride Removal Oct. 11
While track officials and horsemen make their final decisions on the composition of Santa Anita's new dirt racing surface, crews are to begin removal of the existing Pro-Ride synthetic material Oct. 11.
It is estimated the new main track will be ready for training by Dec. 6, [...]