Monthly Archives: February 2013

Mountaineer Approved for Mobile Wagering

Mountaineer Approved for Mobile Wagering http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/76511/mountaineer-approved-for-mobile-wagering
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort, which begins its 2013 meet March 1, has been cleared to offer mobile wagering.
The West Virginia Racing Commission granted the request Feb. 26. The service will be offered through Sportech, the tote provider at Mountaineer, via the track’s wireless Internet system.

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DQ Soaks Beulah Park ‘Bridge Jumpers’

Sic Semper Bridge Jumpers!
DQ Soaks Beulah Park ‘Bridge Jumpers’ | BloodHorse.com http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/76502/dq-soaks-beulah-park-bridge-jumpers

So-called bridge-jumper bettors appeared home free when 2-5 favorite Paige’s Prize rolled to a 12 1/2-length victory Feb. 25 in the first race at Beulah Park (VIDEO), but moments later their anticipated small profits would vanish.
In the hours that followed, the stewards’ decision [...]

Hollywood Park ready for 75th anniversary season

Hollywood Park ready for 75th anniversary season http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/02/20/3244514/hollywood-park-ready-for-75th.html

Hollywood Park begins its 75th anniversary season on Thursday, April 25 with a schedule of stakes that totals more than $6.8 million. The 2013 spring/summer meeting extends through Sunday, July 14.
The premier event of the season will be the 74th running of the $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup on [...]

What’s Going On Here | Looking Like We Care - by Eric Mitchell | BloodHorse.com Blog Stable

What’s Going On Here | Looking Like We Care - by Eric Mitchell | BloodHorse.com Blog Stable http://cs.bloodhorse.com/blogs/wgoh/archive/2013/02/20/looking-like-we-care.aspx

“If your facility does not meet the standards that (fans) come to expect in their daily lives, they’re not going to come back.” – Russ Simons, managing partner at Venue Solutions Group.
Though spoken in 2009 at the [...]

Turf course could be used at the Fair Grounds this week, provided showers stay away

Turf course could be used at the Fair Grounds this week, provided showers stay away http://www.nola.com/horseracing/index.ssf/2013/02/stall-wilson_turf_course_expec.html

Off-turf has become ingrained in the Fair Grounds lexicon lately. But the exclusion of turf races at the track looks like it’s finally coming to an end.

The Stall-Wilson turf course hasn’t been used since Feb. 2 and turf races have been run [...]

Racing called off again at Aqueduct

Racing called off again at Aqueduct http://blog.timesunion.com/horseracing/racing-called-off-again-at-aqueduct/9611/

For the second straight day, the New York Racing Association has called off live racing at Aqueduct Race Track.  After calling off Friday’s card because of the impending snow storm, NYRA also announced there will be no racing on Saturday. The 10-race card has been cancelled.

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Emerald Downs to Open 2013 Season April 19

Emerald Downs to Open 2013 Season April 19 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/76131/emerald-downs-to-open-2013-season-april-19

Emerald Downs has announced a 75-day live racing season for 2013, beginning April 19 and closing Sept. 29.
The 2013 dates were approved Feb. 8 at the Washington Horse Racing Commission’s monthly meeting.
Live racing will be held every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with holiday racing Memorial Day, May [...]

Keeneland: No Plans to Ditch Polytrack

Keeneland: No Plans to Ditch Polytrack http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/76107/keeneland-no-plans-to-ditch-polytrack
Keeneland said Feb. 7 it has no intention to remove its Polytrack surface after this year’s spring meet. The track responded to a request for comment based on rumors that have recently circulated.
Keeneland prefers not to comment on rumors but released a statement from president and chief executive officer [...]

OSRC to Consider River Downs Meet Transfer

OSRC to Consider River Downs Meet Transfer http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/76098/osrc-to-consider-river-downs-meet-transfer

The Ohio State Racing Commission will consider a request from River Downs to move its 2013 meet to Beulah Park, agency chairman Robert Schmitz said Feb. 6.
The plan has been in works for months, with the actual agreement in the hands of attorneys. The OSRC is scheduled to [...]

Hialeah Park casino to open summer 2013

Hialeah Park casino to open summer 2013 http://www.paulickreport.com/news/the-biz/hialeah-park-casino-to-open-summer-2013/
Construction of a new casino at Hialeah Park is nearing completion, with the expected opening date sometime in June or July. Hialeah, which concludes its live Quarter Horse race meet this month, started the fight for slots in 2008. According to the Sun Sentinel, some estimates for monthly [...]