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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine’s Grey Stakes, Oct. 1: A ‘Fabulous Day’ For Racing?

The oft-maligned Thoroughbred business has every reason to celebrate a “Let It Ride/Richard Dreyfuss” moment this week. After more than a decade, the industry finally prevailed in its cohesive attempt to change antiquated regulations regarding IRS withholding and reporting for bettors. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: Fantasy Meets Reality?

A judge’s ruling in California has the potential for major repercussions in the horse racing industry and possibly, the entire world of Daily Fantasy Sports. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the ruling against Derby Wars in a lawsuit filed by the Stronach Group. What does it mean […]

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Parimutuel Wagering In Nevada Expanded To Include eSports, ‘Other’

Over the holiday weekend, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval (R) signed into law a bill that legalizes parimutuel wagering on “other events” than horse races, animal races and sporting events. Specifically, the bill was designed to target eSports wagering, or betting on competitive video games, according to casino.org, but it opens up the possibilities to include […]

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The Friday Show: Failure To Coordinate, Off-Track Woes?

The issue of not coordinating off times for major races struck again last weekend, much to the displeasure of fans and horseplayers. Plus, Twinspires bettors in California may be shut out of playing the state’s racetracks due to the lack of an agreement concerning on-track versus off-track wagers. In this edition of The Friday Show, […]

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Gulfstream Lowers Minimum Wager On Pick 3

Gulfstream Park announced today it will lower the minimum wager on its Pick 3 to 50 cents beginning Wednesday, Feb. 8. The Pick 3 had been a $1 minimum bet. “After careful consideration and feedback from our bettors, we decided that lowering the minimum on the Pick 3 would make the bet more accessible to […]

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Laurel Offers Only Live Racing In North America Dec. 24

Laurel Park will be the only game in town Christmas Eve. Actually, the only game in North America. Laurel Park will serve up a special live nine-race program on Christmas Eve. It is the only live card in North America. First race post time is noon. Highlighting the Christmas Eve card is a starter allowance […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: Breeders’ Cup Takeaways, Pegasus Promise?

Measuring what we saw on the racetrack, this year’s Breeders’ Cup was an unqualified success, with top stars giving us nail-biting performances and record crowds on hand to take in thrilling races with deep fields. But what else did the 2016 Breeders’ Cup tell us? In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and […]

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Breeders’ Cup Roughies: Longshots That Might Just Make Your Day

Since I’ve just returned from Australia, the word “roughies” is stuck in my head. That’s what they call longshots Down Under. But no matter what term you use, the Breeders’ Cup is one of our golden opportunities to seek prices that could lead to big scores — win, place, show or inflammatory exotics. With that in mind, […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Florida’s Racing Con, Japan Sends It In

Whatever description you might provide someone about horse racing, it certainly can’t be anything like what some people in Florida are putting on display. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the racing sham that state regulators have allowed to take place on dusty back roads. Plus, Japan is […]

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Dinkin On Horseplayers: The Untouchable Shared Racetrack Experience

This article originally appeared in the August/Sept. issue of “Horseplayer Monthly,” a free e-magazine produced by the Horseplayers Association of North America. If you’d like to sign up to have it delivered free each month in your inbox, or to read back issues, please visit the Horseplayer Monthly page here. The community of horseplayers is small; […]

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