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William Hill Looking For Race Book Manager For New Iowa Facility

William Hill, America’s leading Race & Sports Betting company, is partnering with Caesars Entertainment to bring back pari-mutuel simulcast wagering to the Horseshoe Council Bluffs Casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Bettors at the William Hill Race Book inside the Horseshoe Council Bluffs Casino will be able to wager on major Thoroughbred, Harness, and Greyhound tracks […]

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Jeffrey Englehart Denied New York License After Positive Marijuana Test

Jeffrey Englehart, son of Chris and brother of Jeremiah, has lost his training license in New York after testing positive for marijuana. According to the Daily Racing Form, stewards scratched Englehart’s entry on Thursday’s card as a result of the test. Englehart has been informed he will not be permitted to reapply for a license for […]

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Report: Middleburg Training Center Could Be Up For Sale Again, According To TRF

Virginia’s Middleburg Training Center, which has been for sale on and off in recent years, could soon go back on the market. The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation told Fauquier Times the group was given the facility by horseman Randy Rouse in December after it sat on the market for close to four years, but the aftercare organization […]

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Complete Starts Information Added At Equibase

Equibase Company today announced the expansion of racing statistics available on equibase.com with the addition of complete starts information for every jockey, trainer and owner as well as the top horses ridden, trained or owned, respectively, by each person. In addition to the statistical expansion, equibase.com has also transitioned to a responsive design technology to […]

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Report: Monmouth Park Eyes Cutting Back On Number Of Racing Dates

In an effort to increase field sizes and maintain purse levels, Monmouth Park officials are planning to reduce the number of live racing days for 2017. According to the Asbury Park Press, Monmouth plans to run 50 days this year, with an additional six days of turf races planned for this fall at the Meadowlands. If the reduction in […]

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EquiLottery, Charles Town Racing Reach Broadcast Rights Agreement

EquiLottery has come to an agreement with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia that will allow its game based on the results of live horse racing to use video feeds from its nearly year round racing calendar. This agreement provides for potentially hundreds of days of racing in West Virginia and opens […]

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Study: Irish Racing Fans Spent Over $23.5 Million At 2016 Cheltenham Festival

Racing fans visiting from Ireland spent €22.3 million (about US$23.5 million) at the Cheltenham Festival in 2016 spread across travel, accommodation, tickets and entertainment, according to an Economic Impact Analysis (EIA) carried out by the University of Gloucestershire on behalf of Cheltenham Racecourse. Fans based in Ireland bought 57,375 tickets, or the equivalent of 30 […]

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Over $4 Million Offered On 2017 Indiana Grand Stakes Program

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino has announced its 2017 stakes schedule for Thoroughbred racing. A total of 35 stakes will be offered during the 120-day racing season that spans April 18 through Oct. 28, 2017. Heading the list of Thoroughbred stakes is the 23rd running of the Grade III $500,000 Indiana Derby, slated for Saturday, […]

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Federal Appeals Court Rules In Favor Of Exacta Systems In Patent Lawsuit

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled yesterday in favor of Exacta Systems in the patent infringement lawsuit originally filed by RaceTech. RaceTech filed the lawsuit in 2015, alleging that Exacta had violated three separate patents relating to RaceTech’s Instant Racing product. After AmTote purchased RaceTech and its now invalidated patents […]

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Ehalt: Does Future Of New York Racing Include Both Belmont And Aqueduct?

In January, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo released his 2017 Executive Budget. Included in the governor’s plan was the proposal that the New York Racing Association, which has been under government control since 2012, be returned to private control. As NYRA moves toward privatization, there are several possible changes and/or improvements that can be considered […]

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