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The Friday Show: All About The Timing?

It was announced this week that a pilot project by Equibase at Keeneland showed promise for timing workouts in the future using GPS technology. In this edition of the Friday Show, the Paulick Report’s Scott Jagow and Joe Nevills discuss the potential for the program. Plus, what are the prospects for a new wager at […]

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Del Mar Fall Meet Looks To Strengthen Handle Trend With Wide Array Of Bets

Del Mar patrons will have 17 different ways to wager during the track’s 16-day Fall Racing Festival meet that begins on Friday, November 9 and runs through Sunday, December 2. The menu starts with the traditional win, place and show bets and expands out to popular exotic wagers that encompass as many as five- and six-horse combinations. Among the track’s […]

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Betting, Jockey Safety Major Topics At Paris IFHA Conference

Topics ranging from measures to stimulate turnover to rules harmonisation to the health, welfare, and safety of jockeys were highlighted during the 52nd Conference of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), held today in Paris, France. The first International Conference of Horseracing Authorities was organized and hosted by the Société d’Encouragement in Paris, France, […]

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Stronach 5 Returns $1,161 To 74 Bettors Friday

Bettors with all five winners in Friday’s Stronach 5 were rewarded with $1,161.10. There were 74 winners in the Stronach 5 and $97,003 bet into the second edition of the national Pick 5 with an industry-low 12-percent takeout. The third and fourth legs of the Stronach 5 – the ninth and 10th races from Laurel […]

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Betting, Purses See Uptick In Third Quarter; Field Sizes, Race Days Shrink

Wagering on U.S. races continued its trend of increases in September year over year and the third quarter. Betting in September 2018 vs 2017 saw a 5 percent climb while purses went up 6 percent. Wagering in the third quarter year over year was up minimally while purses climbed more than 2 percent. Meanwhile, race […]

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Keeneland, Equestricon Partner Up On Betting, Fan Development

Just days before the start of the fall meet at Keeneland, and less than a month until the second-annual Equestricon convention and festival, the two organizations announced today details of an exciting new collaboration. Fans can expect to see a larger presence from the BETologist program — which educates patrons on all aspects of handicapping […]

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Keeneland, Daily Racing Form Work To Enhance Fan Education

Keeneland announced today new fan education programming for beginner- and intermediate-level fans with the launch of BETology 101 and 201 sessions as well as expanded outreach to patrons across the grounds during the 2018 Fall Meet, to be held Oct. 5-27. “These initiatives build on our signature BETology program to provide short-form betting content to […]

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Del Mar’s Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot Hit Again For $130,850

For the eighth time this Del Mar summer race meeting, the Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot was hit, returning $130,850 to a bettor who wagered $540 through the Twin Spires wagering platform. Saturday’s Pick Six began in the fifth race with a shocking upset as As a Rule won and paid $145.80. The sixth race […]

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Parlay Wagering On Del Mar Now Available At Xpressbet

Xpressbet is excited to announce that customers can now make parlay wagers via its online, mobile and telephone betting platforms.  Parlay wagering, which returned to select tracks in 2018, allows horseplayers to combine multiple races into a single multi-leg bet, even when those races are not ordered sequentially on the card. Parlay wagering is currently […]

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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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