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Los Alamitos Officials Pleased With Results From First Winter Meet

Los Alamitos ended a successful first Winter Thoroughbred meet Sunday, averaging more than $5.64 million ($5,640,866) in daily total combined mutuel handle and showing a sizable gain in wagering out of state. “This meet did exactly what we hoped it … Continue reading

Gulfstream to Build Stalls for Displaced Horses

According to a story by The Blood-Horse, Gulfstream Park will work to build between 500 and 600 temporary stalls to house horses forced to leave their current stalls on Calder grounds. The horses currently stabled at Calder are in a … Continue reading

Idaho’s Instant Racing Machines Draw Scrutiny From Critics

Gaming machines in Idaho have helped pump $1.4 million into the state’s racing industry in the last six months, but, according to a report by the Associated Press, some believe the machines are slot machines in disguise. Idaho Racing Commission … Continue reading

Gulfstream Addresses Race Timing Issues

Gulfstream Park released the following statement Saturday concerning race timing issues: Gulfstream Park, with the help of its patrons and players, is aware that there have been some timing issues with races leaving the mile chute. Along with hand-timing our … Continue reading

Santa Anita’s Newly Renovated Chandelier Room to Feature World Class Cuisine

Santa Anita Park, which will open for its 78th Winter Meeting on Friday, Dec. 26, has announced that a highly acclaimed group of culinary and beverage professionals representing LA’s top rated restaurants will provide world class cuisine in the track’s … Continue reading

Gulfstream’s Rainbow 6 Hit for $242,469 Jackpot

Gulfstream Park’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 was solved Friday by one lucky ticketholder, who cashed for a $242,469.46 jackpot. The Rainbow 6 winner was in New York and played a $12.80 ticket. The winning ticket was: 1,4/5,9/1,4,5,8/2,4/2,9/7. There were two ‘live’ … Continue reading

The 123Racing Pick6 of the Week

Each week, 123racing is providing sponsored editorial to help you handicap its new, innovative wager, the 123racing Pick6. The bet is different from the traditional Pick 6 in that a player gets points for first, second, and third-place finishes (based … Continue reading

Emerald Boosts Purses for 2015 Season

Average daily purse distribution will increase approximately 20 percent for the 2015 live racing season at Emerald Downs. Horsemen were notified of the increase last week when stall applications were mailed in preparation for the 70-day live racing season. The … Continue reading

Laurel Changes First Post, Beefs Up Wagering Menu

Laurel Park moves its first post from 12:35 p.m. to 12:30 p.m., effective January 1, 2015. “It was done to get away from Gulfstream, which starts at 12:35,” Maryland Jockey Club general manager Sal Sinatra said. “It was hard for our mutuel department … Continue reading

Remington Park Reports Increase in Handle for 2014 Thoroughbred Meet

Across the board increases in pari-mutuel handle during Remington Park’s recently completed 2014 Thoroughbred Season, continues a positive trend for Oklahoma racing. Remington Park also experienced an increase in average field size in 2014 compared to the 2013 season, helping … Continue reading