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Santa Anita's new state-of-the-art barn surveillance system
Santa Anita Installs New State-Of-The-Art Barn Surveillance System

Santa Anita Park has developed and installed a state-of-the-art video surveillance system that enables close monitoring of the track’s entire stable area on a 24 hour a day, seven day a week basis. The new surveillance project, the most comprehensive system at any North American race track, is now fully operational in conjunction with opening […]

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Quality Of PA Derby Has Parx Officials Hopeful For Move To G1 Status

Anticipation is building for Parx Racing’s second annual Fall Festival of Racing, which gets underway this Saturday. The festival will run through Oct. 25, and horsemen will find that purses have been increased. According to a report in the Daily Racing Form that purses for overnight races will jump 50 percent, and average between $450,000 and $470,000. […]

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NYRA’s Program ‘Saratoga Live’ Recognized At International Simulcast Conference

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) was recognized for extraordinary achievement in daily racing presentation for its ground-breaking production of Saratoga Live at the 24th annual International Simulcast Conference in New Orleans, La. Saratoga Live, a two and a half hour program airing on race days during the Saratoga live Thoroughbred meet on Fox Sports […]

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Arlington: Solid Business During Second Half Of Season Helps Meet End On Positive Note

Arlington Park wrapped up its 2016 racing season Sept. 23, and although the numbers were down compared to last year, business rebounded enough during the latter part of the season to help end things on a positive note. The Daily Racing Form reports that Arlington reported a two percent decrease in all-sources average daily handle compared to 2015. However, […]

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Santa Anita Earns Back-To-Back International Simulcast Awards

Santa Anita Park was declared the winner of this year’s Simulcast Award at the 24th annual International Simulcast Conference in New Orleans, La.  The venerable Southern California track previously won the award in 2000, 2001 and 2015. The Simulcast Award, sponsored by American Teletimer Corp. and ONTrack Media and Entertainment, honors excellence in the presentation […]

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Aqueduct: G1 Cigar Mile Anchors Rich $4.85 Million Fall Stakes Schedule

The New York Racing Association has unveiled the stakes schedule for Aqueduct Racetrack’s Fall meet, comprised of $4.85 million in purses distributed across 29 stakes races and anchored by the Grade 1, $500,000 Cigar Mile Handicap on Saturday, November 26. The Cigar Mile, for 3-year-olds and up at a mile, will be joined by the […]

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Tampa Bay Downs Announces Record-Breaking $3 Million Stakes Schedule

A pair of “Road to the Kentucky Derby” points races and a Festival Day card featuring the 37th edition of the Grade II, $350,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby highlight a 2016-2017 stakes schedule that is the richest in Tampa Bay Downs history. The lineup, which includes 24 stakes races offering almost $3-million in purses, […]

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NBC Sports Group To Televise $12 Million Pegasus World Cup

NBC Sports Group has reached an agreement with The Stronach Group for exclusive United States media rights to the inaugural running of the $12 Million USD Pegasus World Cup Invitational. The world’s richest thoroughbred race will be contested on January 28, 2017 at The Stronach Group’s premier destination, Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. The […]

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Songbird runs away with the Cotillion in front of approximately 16,000 fans at Parx
Parx Reports Second-Best Handle In Track History On Pennsylvania Derby Day

According to chief operating officer Joe Wilson, Parx Racing handled $9.6 million on Saturday’s Pennsylvania Derby Day, the second-highest handle in track history, reports Though the Bensalem, PA track does not charge admission, Wilson estimated the attendance to be around 16,000 people, based on parking availability. The afternoon was led by the appearance of […]

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Racing at Laurel Park
Commonwealth Day Handle Up 72.5 Percent At Laurel Park

Total handle Saturday on Laurel Park’s Commonwealth Day was up 72.5 percent from last year. Commonwealth Day, featuring victories by Deeply Undervalued in the Commonwealth Derby (G2) and Blacktype in the Commonwealth Turf Cup (G2), generated a total handle of $4.2 million compared to $2.4 million in 2015. Saturday’s card had two additional graded stakes […]

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