Tim Ritvo

Golden Gate Fields Posts Substantial Gains In Wagering During Summer Meet

Golden Gate Fields’ Summer Meet, which concluded this past Sunday, posted significant gains in both on-track and all sources pari-mutuel handle, underscored by a 29 percent ($461,289 more a day) increase in average daily handle over the course of a 24-day meet that began Aug. 23. Although the 2017 Summer Meet consisted of 16 racing […]

Continue reading
Inaugural Stronach 5 Pays Out $9,888 To 14 Bettors Friday

The inaugural running of The Stronach 5, a national Pick 5 wager with an industry-low 12 percent takeout and a guaranteed pool of $50,000, was hit by 14 bettors Friday, each winning $9,888.30. A total of $157,333 was wagered on races from Laurel Park, Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields. The minimum […]

Continue reading
Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet Offers Over $29 Million In Stakes; Dec. 1 Opening Day

The 2018-2019 Championship Meet stakes schedule at Gulfstream Park will feature a record 105 stakes worth a record $29.079 million in purses, headlined by the blockbuster Jan. 26 Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series, featuring the $9-million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) and the $7-million Pegasus World Turf Cup (G1), the richest stakes on dirt […]

Continue reading
Santa Anita Adding 20 Cent Rainbow Pick Six With Jackpot During Autumn Meet

In an effort to attract new players, Santa Anita Park will begin offering a 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six wager on Friday, Sept. 28, opening day of its 22-day Autumn Meet.  Patterned after the tremendously successful Rainbow 6 at Gulfstream Park, the 20 cent minimum wager enables players to cover many more horses per race […]

Continue reading
Locals Express Concern Over Stronach Group’s Massachusetts Racetrack Proposal

Local residents of Lancaster, Ma. had a chance to address The Stronach Group’s Tim Ritvo at a Town Hall meeting on Monday evening, according to lowellsun.com, and several expressed concerns over the plan to build a new racetrack in the area. The basic concept of the facility off Route 70 is enveloped in a 350-acre space, […]

Continue reading
Stronach Group, Fasig-Tipton To Host Sales At Santa Anita In 2019

The Stronach Group and Fasig-Tipton have reached an agreement to conduct Thoroughbred auctions at Santa Anita Park beginning in 2019. A tentative date for a 2-year-olds in training sale has been set for June 5. Tentative dates for a yearling sale are September 24 or 25. “We’re thrilled to have Fasig-Tipton back in California and to host […]

Continue reading
Stronach Group To Add Horses’ Weights To Past Performance Information

The Stronach Group announced today that after monitoring, compiling and televising the weights of horses the past several months at its facilities in California, Florida and Maryland, the information is scheduled to be available in past performances by the end of summer. Prior to be being saddled before a race, each horse steps on a […]

Continue reading
Handle Increases 8 Percent, Tops $1 Billion During Santa Anita Meeting

With a closing day Pick 6 pool of $6,022,040 adding an exclamation point to the conclusion of Santa Anita’s Winter/Spring Meet, all sources pari-mutuel handle for the 102-day run dating back to Dec. 26, exceeded the $1 billion mark, an eight percent increase over a year ago.  With overall on-track attendance showing a one percent […]

Continue reading
Future In Doubt For Golden Gate Fields In Northern California

Officials with The Stronach Group have called what it refers to as an “urgent meeting” with horsemen at Golden Gate Fields to discuss the future of the Northern California racetrack it owns. The Stronach Group and the California Horse Racing Board are at an impasse over the company’s application for a license to its upcoming […]

Continue reading
$70 Million Handle Increase Spurs 10 Percent Purse Hike At Santa Anita Park

Due to a $70 million increase in overall pari-mutuel handle dating back to Dec. 26, Santa Anita Park has announced a 10 percent increase in overnight purses, effective Friday, June 1, through closing day, Sunday, June 24. “The fact that we’re up $70 million in handle is obviously very gratifying and there are several factors involved, including field […]

Continue reading
Twitter Twitter
Paulick Report on Instagram