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Record field, prize set for National Handicapping Championship in Vegas

Defending champion John Doyle heads a record field of 482 horseplayers who will gather at Treasure Island Las Vegas on January 27-28 to vie for horse racing’s official title of “Handicapper of the Year” and a first-place prize of $1 million in the $1.6 million Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC) Presented by Sovereign […]

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NHC host casino will hold qualifying tournament

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Treasure Island Las Vegas, which will host the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC) for the first time next January, is offering an NHC qualifying tournament on Saturday, October 15. The Treasure Island competition—“TI’s Wager to Win II”—will carry a $400 entry fee and offer […]

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NTRA announces dates for National Handicapping Championship

Press Release The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that the 13th annual Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC)—to be held for the first time at Treasure Island Las Vegas—will take place on Friday and Saturday, January 27-28, 2012. Total purse for the event is estimated at a record $2 million, with the […]

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National Handicapping Championship site to host qualifier for horseplayers

Press Release The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Treasure Island Las Vegas, which will host the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC) for the first time next January, is offering an NHC qualifying tournament on Friday and Saturday, August 19-20. The Treasure Island competition will carry a $1,000 entry fee and […]

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Horse owner, former casino executive Terry Lanni dies

Press Release J. Terrence Lanni, retired chairman of the board and CEO of MGM Mirage and a member of the board of directors of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club since 2001, died Thursday evening at his home in Pasadena, California. Mr. Lanni had fought a long battle with cancer and was under hospice care when […]

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Vegas: PDI #1 Uncle Mo at 5-2

With a month to go before the Kentucky Derby, the major Las Vegas sports books have Uncle Mo listed at 5-2 for the big race, with Dialed In as the second choice at around 4-1.  The other Derby contenders are double digit odds, led by The Factor, To Honor And Serve, Soldat and Jaycito.

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R2 Collective: In-Play Wagering Becoming Vegas Reality

In-play wagering, which we featured recently in a blog post from Pull The Pocket, is coming to Vegas and therefore to a tablet or smart phone near you. “The 8,000 feet of whatever this room is will become irrelevant,” said Andrew Garrood who is responsible for the algorithms that make in-play wagering possible. For those […]

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THE FUTURE OF GAMBLING

The Economist, widely regarded as the top financial publication advocating for free trade and globalization, recently released a special report on all forms of gambling; from slot machines to horse racing to online poker. The extremely well-written and in-depth series focuses on the future of gambling and the influence both good and bad of the […]

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ZAYAT CLEARED BY CHRB

Investigators with the California Horse Racing Board said they will take no action at this time against owner Ahmed Zayat, who in documents related to his Zayat Stables’ Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing said he loaned more than $600,000 to convicted bookmakers Michael and Jeffrey Jelinsky and other family members. The New York Times first reported […]

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