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Bernick: Horse Race Betting, Data Need Far More Industry Attention

At some point the horse racing industry – owners, racetracks, and industry organizations – stopped caring about gambling on live horse racing. If gambling on horse racing was any sort of priority, distributing free data would be one of the first things the industry would do. Get data into the hands of customers. Despite their […]

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Millennial Bettor: U.S. Racing Data Is ‘Nothing Short Of Garbage’

John Camardo, 27, is a Cornell University graduate with a degree in operations management and information engineering. He lives in New York, working in the financial services industry and is a contributor to the In The Money Players’ Podcast with Peter Thomas Fornatale. I was introduced to horse racing at the age of 25, in […]

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2019 Wagering Numbers: Purses Increase, Betting Down From Previous Year

Betting on horse races in the U.S. topped $11 billion for the second straight year in 2019, but year over year numbers show slight declines in most categories. Wager on U.S. races dropped 2 percent between 2018 and 2019, and there were similar drop offs in starts, average field sizes and average wagering per day. […]

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Santa Anita Brings Back Popular Handicapping Contest ‘Showvivor’ For Winter Meet

Santa Anita’s popular free online “Showvivor” returns to The Great Race Place next Thursday, Dec. 26, opening day of the track’s 83rd Winter/Spring Meet. With special early first post time on Thursday at 11:30 a.m., the contest offers fans a total of $5,000 in prize money, highlighted by a $2,500 top prize—to be awarded to the […]

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Thoroughbred Idea Foundation: Released Data Sheds Light On Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge

For the second consecutive year, the Breeders’ Cup released the full ledger of bets from the 457 entries in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge, a plethora of data that offers insight to the approach from a record group participating in the event. Each participant begins with a buy-in of $10,000 – of which $7,500 […]

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Del Mar Fall Meet Returns With 17 Different Bets, Big Pools For Horseplayers

Del Mar patrons will have 17 different ways to wager during the track’s 15-day Bing Crosby Season meet beginning this coming Friday and running through Sunday, December 1. The betting menu starts with the traditional win, place and show wagers and expands out to popular exotic bets that encompass as many as five- and six-horse […]

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Breeders’ Cup Buzz Presented By TVG: Biggest Betting Score?

The Breeders’ Cup is one of the premiere betting events on the racing calendar, featuring two days of large fields and high-quality competition. For an astute handicapper, this can mean a big day at the betting windows. In the Breeders’ Cup Buzz, we’ll speak to some of the notable Thoroughbred industry names with their eyes […]

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Third Quarter U.S. Wagering Down From 2018 But Purses See Healthy Boost

The third quarter saw a nearly two percent drop in betting on horse races in the U.S., continuing a trend for 2019, according to numbers supplied by Equibase. At the same time, total purses and average purses per race both climbed about five percent. That’s also in line with the year-over-year trends so far. September […]

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2019 Fall Equine Speaker Series Announced At University of Louisville

The University of Louisville Equine Industry Program (EIP), with the support of Horse Racing Nation, invites the public to a free speaker series that focuses on the most current topics in the horse racing industry. “It is important for our program to be a leader in bringing stakeholders together for open dialogues addressing the matters […]

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Maryland Jockey Club Opens Eighth OTB In Frederick

The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled its eighth off-track betting facility Monday with the opening of its newest location at Long Shot’s sports bar in the Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center. Situated along I-270 at 5400 Holiday Drive in Frederick, the event center is located across the road from the Francis Scott Key Mall and in […]

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