The Biz

Lundgren: The success of Delta Downs proves the importance of slots to racetracks

Favorably comparing Vinton, La to Houston, Tx is a tall measure unless you consider one factor. The home of Delta Downs has over 1,600 slot machines driving people to visit the small town of 3,300 and making the purses for Delta Jackpot day $2.3 million all fueled by slots.

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Hong Kong Jockey Club membership center of alleged scam

A scam in Hong Kong has been discovered with 29 people arrested in raids linked to falsely assisting people in applying for a Hong Kong Jockey Club membership.

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Racing novel ‘Lord of Misrule’ wins prestigious National Book Award

Michigan author Jaimy Gordon has won this year’s National Book Award for fiction for her racing-related novel Lord of Misrule.

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The Shortcomings of ‘Awards’: bloodstock in the bluegrass

From bloodstock in the bluegrass: As Zenyatta and Blame crossed the wire together at the end of the Breeders’ Cup Classic, the clamor had not started. Which is really better? Who will win Horse of the Year? And just don’t get me started on the tiresome pun-dits of the headlines.

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Closing Meadowlands met with bi-partisan opposition

A top adviser to Governor Christie propsed to close the Meadowlands for live racing on all but six days in 2011. However, this proposal has met some serious bi-partisan opposition.

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Betfair loses appeal over rights fees to Racing NSW

Betfair lost its appeal in Federal Court over the payment of rights fees to Racing NSW.

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