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Horseplayer, Economist: Only One Way To Ensure Horse Racing’s Long-Term Survival

While this weekly feature from the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation (TIF) has routinely covered issues related to data horseplayers consume or are offered at outrageous price points, the economist inside of this horseplayer, horse owner and breeder is left to ponder how the greater racing industry has collectively ignored years of troubling trends in the data […]

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Ahead Of Casino, Renovations, Hawthorne Sees Handle Increase, Bigger Field Sizes

With construction on the new casino and racing facility at Hawthorne Race Course just around the corner, the fall Thoroughbred meet concluded with increases in handle and field size. Additionally, a pair of new Hawthorne champions were crowned in the leading rider and trainer categories for the 32-day fall season. Removing two partial cards from […]

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NYRA: Aqueduct Fall Meet Saw Big Jumps In Handle

The 2019 fall meet at Aqueduct Racetrack generated all-sources handle of $205,249,710, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today. In addition to the 49 percent increase in all-sources handle over 2018, the 25-day fall meet drove significant gains in on-track handle and average daily handle. With favorable weather and two turf courses available for […]

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Delaware Park: Fewer Races Lead To Lower Handle For Meeting

Fewer total races lead to a decline in total handle for the 82nd season of live racing which concluded on Saturday, October 5th. Total handle for the 81-day meet was $104,200,290, a decrease of 7% compared to the $112, 041,056 from last year’s 81-day meet. There were a total of 661 races compared to total […]

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Remington Park Sees Bump In Handle, Field Size For Thoroughbred Season

The recently concluded 2018 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season produced positive pari-mutuel handle numbers compared to the 2017 season. The 67-day season total handle on Remington Park racing was up 7.4% over last year. The total wagering on Remington Park’s 609 races conducted reached $71,798,190, up 7.4% compared to the $66,844,252 played in the 2017 season. […]

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Ellis Park Meet Finishes With An Attendance, Wagering Flourish

If Ellis Park got off to a slow start in the steamy days at the beginning of its 2018 live-racing season, the track found its best stride midway through the meet with strong crowds and wagering that created considerable optimism about the future. That future began immediately after Monday’s closing card, with Ellis Park open year-round and […]

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Rain, Rain: Saratoga Turf Racing, Betting Handle Take A Hit

A summer of heavy rain in the Northeast is taking its toll on Saratoga’s betting handle. The Daily Racing Form reports all-sources handle for the first 22 days of the meet was down 9.1 percent from the same stretch last year. On-track wagering is down about 10 percent from 2017. According to NYRA, more than […]

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Justify’s Triple Crown Bid Gives Healthy Boost To Belmont Meet Handle

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that the Belmont Park spring/summer meet generated all-sources handle of $634,276,776, a 9.1 percent increase over the 2017 Belmont spring/summer meet. Average daily handle over the 53 days of racing was $11,967,486, an 11.1 percent increase over 2017. The June 9 Belmont Stakes Day card, highlighted by Justify’s […]

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U.S. Betting Handle Sees Continued Growth In Second Quarter

Wagering on horse racing in the U.S. continued to show an increase in June, the second quarter and year-over-year, based on statistics released Thursday by Equibase. The second quarter results came on the heels of positive numbers in the first quarter. Even though U.S. races, race days and starts declined by about 2 percent in […]

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