Monthly Archives: March 2011

Santa Anita’s Troubles Are Many

From the Whittier Daily News, some very sobering statistics concerning Santa Anita's handle:

George Haines has had a lot to deal with during his first go-around as president of Santa Anita, including some wet weather, a players' boycott, the inconsistencies of a new dirt racing surface and some numbers that aren't very pretty.
According [...]

Internet Gambling Bill Introduced in House

Thank heavens! The Federal Government is here to help! Not to be cynical, but I can't remember the last time government involvement with a wagering business had a happy outcome. Sigh. From bloodstock:

Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Barney Frank and California Republican Rep. John Campbell have introduced the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement [...]

Horse racing needs to get a job.

Brendan O'Meara has done an article about the state of horse racing. It's pretty controversial, but really well written. Here are some excerpts, the full article from horseraceinsider.com can be read at the link below:
Horse racing needs to get a job.
Horse racing has been living in its mother’s basement blogging about video games [...]

Monmouth Dates Still Unsettled After Meeting

Monmouth Dates Still Unsettled After MeetingFrom bloodhorse.com

Uncertainty concerning live racing dates and average daily purse levels continue to swirl around the upcoming Monmouth Park season following the March 18 agenda meeting of New Jersey Racing Commission at Freehold Raceway.

For the complete article:
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/61983/monmouth-dates-still-unsettled-after-meeting

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Lone Star Unveils Two New Wagering Options

Bloodhorse.com Reports Lone Star Unveils Two New Wagering Options
 

Bettors will have two new wagering options to consider—the 10-cent Super Hi-5, and the 10-cent Fortune 6—when Lone Star Park in Texas kicks off its Thoroughbred meet April 14. The Fortune 6 will have a low takeout of 12%.

The Super Hi-5 is a 10-cent minimum wager that [...]

Lone Star Unveils Two New Wagering Options

Lone Star Unveils Two New Wagering Options
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Bettors will have two new wagering options to consider–the 10-cent Super Hi-5, and the 10-cent Fortune 6–when Lone Star Park in Texas kicks off its Thoroughbred meet April 14.
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Maryland Politics: Horse racing industry loses millions annually

Maryland Politics: Horse racing industry loses millions annually - Politics and Policy from Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington - baltimoresun.com http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/local/politics/2011/03/horse_racing_industry_loses_mi.html

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A Tote Wagering System For Everyone?

 
 
The bloodhorse blog has a very interesting post by Fred Pope. He proposes a unified tote system. I’m not sure if I like all of the implications of that proposal. But, what’s significant is that there is a recognition of the issue of bettor confidence in the thoroughbred parimutuel racing. 
Here’s an excerpt from the article [...]

Jockey Club commissions study on state of racing, breeding

Thoroughbred Times reported on this today: Should prove to be a very interesting report on August 14th.

The Jockey Club has hired a global consulting company to conduct a comprehensive study of the current state of Thoroughbred racing and breeding and the future potential for growth in both areas.
New York-based global consulting management [...]

Hollywood Park Hoping to Race Again in 2012

From bloodhorse.com:

During a meeting with the California Horse Racing Board March 14, Hollywood Park made it clear that it wants to remain a part of the racing calendar at least through 2012.
The 238-acre track site is under threat of a large-scale commercial and residential build-out already approved by the city of Inglewood. [...]