Monthly Archives: December 2012

Charles Town Reports Handle Records for 2012

Charles Town Reports Handle Records for 2012 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/75257/charles-town-reports-handle-records-for-2012

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races reported that, for the first time in the track’s 79 years of operation, average daily pari-mutuel handle topped the $1 million mark.
The 2012 meet ended a bit prematurely because of weather-related cancellations, but officials said Dec. 28 handle averaged $1,001,938 per day. [...]

Calder Dates Filing Reflects Status Quo

Calder Dates Filing Reflects Status Quo http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/75256/calder-dates-filing-reflects-status-quo

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In its preliminary filing for racing dates, Calder Casino & Race Course told the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering it plans no change in its racing schedule for the 12 months beginning July 1, 2013.
Calder’s filing, dated Dec. 26 and received Dec. 28, shows 150 dates that [...]

Aqueduct Cancels Live Racing for Dec. 29

Aqueduct Cancels Live Racing for Dec. 29 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/75254/aqueduct-cancels-live-racing-for-dec-29
Live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack was canceled for Saturday, Dec. 29, due to a pending storm expected to bring snow and rain to the New York metropolitan area

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Wed. Live Racing at Penn National Canceled

Wed. Live Racing at Penn National Canceled http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/75206/wed-live-racing-at-penn-national-canceled

With the forecast calling for rain, snow, and sleet, live racing at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has been canceled for Wednesday, Dec.  26.
Live racing is scheduled to resume at Penn National on Thursday, Dec. 27, with a 6 p.m. EST post time.

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Penn National Cancels After Two Races Dec. 22

Penn National Cancels After Two Races Dec. 22 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/75190/penn-national-cancels-after-two-races-dec-22

Due to high winds, live racing at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course was canceled after two races Dec. 22.
Live racing will resume at Penn National Dec. 26

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Santa Anita is off to the races in trying to draw new customers

Santa Anita is off to the races in trying to draw new customers http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-santa-anita-20121223,0,2057893.story
The numbers dwindle each year for Santa Anita Park. So how can the horse racing track draw more new customers?
As Santa Anita opens its winter-spring meeting Wednesday, it remains a breathtaking venue in Arcadia set against the San Gabriel Mountains.
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2012: How horse racing became cool

2012: How horse racing became cool http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/sport/year-in-review-horse-racing/?hpt=hp_c5

The jostling crowd surges forward, camera phones held high to catch a glimpse of the superstar flanked by a dense entourage.
But it’s not an A-list actor or musician throwing the fans into a frenzy. Instead, a four-year-old horse called Frankel is about to make history by winning his 14th [...]

Average Daily Wagering Swells at Woodbine

Average Daily Wagering Swells at Woodbine http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/75125/average-daily-wagering-swells-at-woodbine

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Woodbine Entertainment Group announced Dec. 20 that handle on the Woodbine 2012 live Thoroughbred meet, which concluded Dec. 16, showed impressive growth over the 2011 season.   The 156-day meet saw all-sources wagering total $453,865,564, up 7.2% over the $423,209,365 wagered on the 165 dates offered in [...]

Racing commission OKs Retama deal

Racing commission OKs Retama deal http://www.mysanantonio.com/business/article/Racing-commission-OKs-Retama-deal-4128290.php

AUSTIN — The Texas Racing Commission on Tuesday approved a complicated deal that gives Las Vegas casino gaming company Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. a majority stake in the racing license at Selma’s Retama Park.
The transaction ensures that horse racing will continue at Retama Park, which has never made money since opening [...]

Turf Paradise Cancels Third Straight Day

Turf Paradise Cancels Third Straight Day http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/75088/turf-paradise-cancels-third-straight-day

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Because of a storm that brought heavy rain and left the track unsuitable for racing, Turf Paradise canceled racing a third straight day Monday, Dec. 17.
The Phoenix track canceled the final two races scheduled Dec. 14 then decided to cancel both of its scheduled weekend cards [...]