Monthly Archives: July 2012

Contract dispute threatens betting on horse races in Nevada

This is serious in the short run to the Nevada horse player.  However, in this age of the Internet and video streaming, it may lead to better solutions.  
Contract dispute threatens betting on horse races in Nevada - Business - ReviewJournal.com http://www.lvrj.com/business/contract-dispute-threatens-betting-on-horse-races-in-nevada-164319966.html

The ability to place a $2 exacta at Hollywood Park, or a $10 bet [...]

Gaughan comes racing from the gate at South Point

Gaughan comes racing from the gate at South Point :: GamingToday.com http://gamingtoday.com/articles/article/37234-Gaughan_comes_racing_from_the_gate_at_South_Point

Leave it to Michael Gaughan to come up with innovative ideas to improve the casino experience.
The idea of virtual horse racing isn’t new – in fact, it was previewed at past Global Gaming Expos in Las Vegas – but actually seeing one used in [...]

TVG launches racy promotion with Sutherland

Does anyone else find this in poor taste? It seems that it assumes that horse players would naturally resonate with this. Indeed, I wonder if Ms. Sutherland even knew that the QR code would be strategically placed on her picture.
TVG launches racy promotion with Sutherland - Thoroughbred Times http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/national-news/2012/07/27/tvg-launches-racy-promotion-with-sutherland.aspx
Television Games Network has [...]

Saratoga moves up post times on Thursday

Saratoga moves up post times on Thursday http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/national-news/2012/07/26/saratoga-post-times.aspx
With significant severe thunderstorms expected to arrive in the area on Thursday afternoon, Saratoga Race Course has moved up the post times for most of its races.First post is at 1 p.m. (all times EDT), and the ten-race card, originally scheduled to conclude at 6:04 p.m., will [...]

Article: Monmouth hosting handicapping contest

Monmouth hosting handicapping contest http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/national-news/2012/07/26/monmouth-hosting-handicapping-contest.aspx
Monmouth Park is hosting an online handicapping contest on Sunday, July 29 — Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1) day — with a trip to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships as the grand prize.

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Article: No horses, people injured in Finger Lakes fire

No horses, people injured in Finger Lakes fire http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/national-news/2012/07/26/no-horses-people-injured-in-finger-lakes-fire.aspx
A fire at Finger Lakes Casino and Racetrack Thursday morning destroyed a barn on the property but did not injure any horses or people.A cause has yet to be determined for the fire, which ignited in a barn used to house pony horses at the Farmington, [...]

Study: Horses More Relaxed Around Nervous Humans

Does this explain why horses are relatively calm at the racetrack?
Study: Horses More Relaxed Around Nervous Humans http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/71500/study-horses-more-relaxed-around-nervous-humans
During a presentation at the 8th International Society of Equitation Science conference, held July 18-20 in Edinburgh, Scotland, Katrina Merkies, PhD, associate professor and equine program coordinator at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, [...]

NY Racinos: Payments Outpace Vegas and AC

A sign of the times…
NY Racinos: Payments Outpace Vegas and AC http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/71478/ny-racinos-payments-outpace-vegas-and-ac
New York’s racetracks say they contributed more in various tax and revenue-sharing funding during the first six months of the year than the casinos on the Las Vegas strip and Atlantic City combined. The New York Gaming Association, which represents nine [...]

Article: Horse races start Wednesday at Sonoma County Fair

Horse races start Wednesday at Sonoma County Fair http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20120722/SPORTS/120729849/1010/sports?Title=Horse-races-start-Wednesday-at-Sonoma-County-Fair

3-week season opens amid concern about having enough steeds to fill 8 daily race cards

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Dominguez ties record with six-win day at Saratoga

Six wins in one day… Truly impressive!
Dominguez ties record with six-win day at Saratoga http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/racing-news/2012/07/22/dominguez-six-wins-at-saratoga.aspx
Jockey Ramon Dominguez fashioned a day to remember at Saratoga Race Course on Sunday when he won six races on the ten-race card, tying John Velazquez for the most wins by jockey in a single day at the [...]