Monthly Archives: January 2011

Aqueduct to Speed Up Card; Laurel Cancels

Aqueduct to Speed Up Card; Laurel Cancels | Thoroughbred Horse Racing, Breeding, and Sales …
Another snowstorm scheduled to hit the Northeast Jan. 26 has prompted the New York Racing Association to accelerate post times for live racing at Aqueduct. Meanwhile, Laurel Park in Maryland has canceled live racing.
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A Plea For Simpler Betting Options

From bloodhorse, an article on making betting simpler for the player.

Couldn't agree more. When you compare the ease of playing a slot machine to the confusing array that confronts a new horseplayer, it's no wonder the racing industry is losing handle to slots!

From bloodhorse:

Why hasn’t the Thoroughbred industry done everything in its power to make [...]

Michael Pizzolla’s Handicapping Rant: They Just Don’t Get It

From The Desk Of Michael Pizzolla

Las Vegas, Nevada
January 16, 2011
6:47 AM

Dear ValueCapper and Friend:

Wanted to drop you a line to thank you all for the support and great feedback to the improvements we’ve been making to the Post Time Solutions data.

And I want to tell you about some improvements that are coming down the line.

But [...]

They Just Don’t Get It…

From the, a report on the results of the Boycott of the Santa Anita races because of the increased takeout on the exotic bets. HANA reported a 15 percent drop in handle, while the suits at Santa Anita say it's a 5% increase.

Well, if you read the whole article, you realize that Santa Anita [...]

Equibase Reports Thoroughbred Handle Down Again In 2010

From the Louisville Courier Journal, some sobering news:

Wagering on U.S. thoroughbred races fell 7.33 percent in 2010 from 2009, the fourth consecutive annual decline.

Equibase, the industry’s statistical database, on Wednesday said the 2010 total was $11.4 billion. The 2009 total was $12.3 billion, down from the nearly $15 billion that was typical in previous [...]