International Simulcast Conference

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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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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Racing’s Best Simulcast Award Deadline Is Aug. 11

OnTrack Media and Entertainment will again sponsor the award honoring the racing industry’s best simulcast production to be presented at the 24th annual International Simulcast Conference to be held this year in New Orleans, La. The deadline for all entries is Thursday, August 11. The International Simulcast Conference is co-sponsored by the Thoroughbred Racing Associations […]

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Santa Anita Nabs Third Simulcast Award Title

Santa Anita was declared the winner of this year’s Simulcast Award at the 23rd annual International Simulcast Conference in Clearwater Beach, Fla. The Arcadia, Calif. track previously won the award in 2000 and 2001. The Simulcast Award honors excellence in the presentation of a racetrack’s live race product to its simulcast outlets. A panel of […]

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International Simulcast Conference: Owner Recruitment Focus of Panel Discussion

Recruiting new owners to the sport, along with keeping those owners that are currently involved was the focus of a panel discussion held during the first day of the 2015 International Simulcast Conference Oct. 5. The Blood-Horse reported proceedings from the conference, which are being held in Clearwater, Fla. The panel brought together an array of representatives from […]

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Keeneland Picks Up Seventh Simulcast Award

Keeneland was declared the winner of this year’s Simulcast Award at the International Simulcast Conference in Delray Beach, Fla. The award gives the track the distinction of becoming the only seven-time winner of the prestigious contest. The Simulcast Award honors excellence in the presentation of a racetrack’s live race product to its simulcast outlets. A […]

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International Simulcast Conference Set for Delray Beach, Florida

The Thoroughbred Racing Associations (TRA) has announced Delray Beach, Fla., as the host city for the 22nd annual International Simulcast Conference.  The 2014 conference will be held at the Delray Beach Marriott, Sept. 29—Oct. 1. The TRA co-sponsors the annual event with the Harness Tracks of America (HTA), in conjunction with the American Greyhound Track […]

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Horseplayers Corner: Lower Bet Minimums Versus Lower Takeouts?

At last week’s International Simulcast Conference in Lexington, several track executives said lowering bet minimums was a promising phenomenon that would continue. The executives were far less enthusiastic about lowering takeouts. “I never hear anyone say anything about takeout rates unless I read it in a blog,” said John Walsh, assistant general manager at Hawthorne […]

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Keeneland Wins Sixth International Simulcast Award

Keeneland Association earned its sixth International Simulcast Award at the 21st annual International Simulcast Conference, held Oct. 7-9 in Lexington. It is the fifth time in the past six years Keeneland has taken the top honor. The Simulcast Award honors excellence in the presentation of a racetrack’s live race product to its simulcast outlets. A […]

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Officials: Lower Minimum Bets Coming, But Don’t Expect Lower Takeouts

During the closing session of the three-day International Simulcast Conference in Lexington, Ky., racetrack officials said that they are likely to lower the minimum wager on many bets but are unlikely to lower takeout rates in the immediate future, according to a Daily Racing Form report. Data on lowered minimums has shown that lower minimums […]

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