Monthly Archives: November 2012

Gulfstream Casino: Why No One Cares About Horse Racing Anymore (It’s Boring …

This is a very pessimistic view of thoroughbred horse racing. I often wonder what can be done to change this perception
Gulfstream Casino: Why No One Cares About Horse Racing Anymore (It’s Boring … http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/pulp/2012/11/horse_racing_dying_gulfstream.php

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Yep, we’re all f**ked.

On Saturday, something seemingly wrought from a time forgotten will emerge and rumble down the track at Gulfstream Casino [...]

Timeline for NYRA Tote Operator Delayed

Timeline for NYRA Tote Operator Delayedhttp://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/74737/timeline-for-nyra-tote-operator-delayed

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A move to name a new tote operator at the New York Racing Association was put off until at least the end of next summer’s Saratoga meet, a state government oversight panel decided in Albany Nov. 26.
The Franchise Oversight Board, which is now overseeing the finances of what last month became a [...]

Another problem for horse racing: fewer foals

Another problem for horse racing: fewer foals http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20121126/news/711269941/

SPRINGFIELD — As gamblers place fewer bets at Arlington Park and prize money drops for winning horses, the effects are felt far from the track.
The number of thoroughbred horses born in Illinois has been dropping steadily, to 429 this year from 1,009 in 2006, according to the Illinois [...]

Total Handle Up, Attendance Down at Belmont

Total Handle Up, Attendance Down at Belmont http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/74665/total-handle-up-attendance-down-at-belmont

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The New York Racing Association posted an 11.5% gain in total handle during the recently concluded Belmont Park fall meet, which ran 36 days from Sept. 8 to Oct. 28.
NYRA’s total handle during the fall meet was $335.2 million in 2012 versus $300.6 million in [...]

Calder Announces 20% Purse Increase

Calder Announces 20% Purse Increase http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/74642/calder-announces-20-purse-increase

Officials at Calder Casino & Race Course announced a 20% purse increase Nov. 22, a hike set to begin with the Nov. 24 racing program. 

The increase is applied evenly to all overnight races during the remaining five days of the Tropical Meet in Miami Gardens, Fl., which concludes Friday, Nov. 30.  

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Tulsa County officials defend decision to end Fair Meadows live horse racing

A sad day for Oklahoma racing. 
Tulsa County officials defend decision to end Fair Meadows live horse racing http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=11&articleid=20121121_16_A12_ULNSbf167789

“This was a business decision by the (fair board), and while we know there will be some impact to the horse industry, it is not in the best interest of Tulsa County citizens to continue live racing at [...]

Churchill Accelerates Dividend Payment

A sign of the times…
Churchill Accelerates Dividend Payment http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/74610/churchill-accelerates-dividend-payment

Churchill Downs is among the growing number of publicly traded companies that have accelerated payment of dividends to get ahead of probable increased tax rates next year.

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Fair Grounds opens with salty renewal of Thanksgiving ‘Cap

Fair Grounds opens with salty renewal of Thanksgiving ‘Cap http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/74565/fair-grounds-opens-with-salty-renewal-of-thanksgiving-cap
Fair Grounds will once again renew a beloved New Orleans tradition dating back to 1898 when the 141st Thoroughbred racing season opens on Thanksgiving Day. First post for Thursday’s 10-race holiday program is 11 a.m. (CST).
Fair Grounds is generally accepted to be the third-oldest racetrack in [...]

Fair Grounds Set to Open 141st Thoroughbred Season Thanksgiving Day

Fair Grounds Set to Open 141st Thoroughbred Season Thanksgiving Day http://www.sportsnola.com/sports/horse-racing/589710-fair-grounds-set-to-open-141st-thoroughbred-season-thanksgiving-day.html

Meet culminates with 100th louisiana derby on march 30
NEW ORLEANS – Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will once again renew a beloved New Orleans tradition dating back to 1898 when the 141st Thoroughbred Racing Season opens on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. First post (the [...]

Latest Lasix snafu: Horse scratched after getting treated twice by state vets

Latest Lasix snafu: Horse scratched after getting treated twice by state vets http://blogs.courier-journal.com/racing/2012/11/11/latest-lasix-snafu-horse-scratched-after-getting-treated-twice-by-state-vets/

In another snafu involving Kentucky’s new program mandating that state-employed veterinarians give all horses their pre-race anti-bleeder medication shot, a horse was scratched from Sunday’s 10th race at Churchill Downs after being treated twice.
Trainer Michael Lauer said a state vet came to give [...]