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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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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 […]

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Del Mar Unveils Lineup Of Events For Fall Meet

Successfully wrapping up its 79th summer racing season, the iconic Del Mar racetrack is looking towards to its fall meet, known as the Del Mar Fall Racing Festival. The excitement kicks off on Friday, November 9 and will run through Sunday, December 2. Over the course of the 16-day meet, Del Mar will come alive with the nation’s top Thoroughbred racing, signature […]

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Del Mar Hikes Purses Five Percent For Fall Meet

Del Mar is planning a five percent increase in purses for this year’s fall meeting, according to the Daily Racing Form. Twenty of 26 purse categories will increase compared to the 2017 fall meet, and lower-level claiming races are a particular area of attention. A bump in handle during the Del Mar summer meet helped […]

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Del Mar Odyssey: Into the Home Stretch

Peter Miller has virtually wrapped up his third summer training title at Del Mar, which enters its final week of racing on Wednesday. Miller is clicking at 30 percent, saddling 28 winners from 92 starts. That puts him 12 ahead of Doug O’Neill, who came back down to earth after winning four races opening day […]

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Golden Gate: ‘First Class’ Winner’s Circle Among New Additions For Summer Meet

In addition to an eight-race program that includes two turf events, fans and horsemen will also be treated to a brand new Winner’s Circle at Golden Gate Fields when the East Bay oval opens its 23-day Summer Meet today. Traditionally, win pictures have simply been taken on the main track just outside the saddling paddock.  […]

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Golden Gate Pushes For Bigger Field Sizes As Meet Opens

Golden Gate Fields will open its 24-day Summer Meet this Thursday and in an effort to offer fans increased field sizes, purses have been increased $2,000 for all claiming races run for a tag of $16,000 or less. Both Golden Gate’s main track and turf course have undergone routine renovations and are in pristine condition heading into […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Conflicts Of Interest?

The Paulick Report published a disturbing commentary this week from Pennsylvania attorney Alan Pincus regarding potential cover-ups of positive drug tests in that state’s harness racing business. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the implications and broader impact of those developments. Plus, who will win the 159th running […]

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June 15 Last Day For Nominations To Del Mar Debutante, Futurity

Nominations will close Friday, June 15 for Del Mar’s two premier stakes for 2-year-olds – the Grade I Del Mar Debutante for fillies and the Grade I Del Mar Futurity for all juveniles. The championship events will be renewed this summer on Saturday, September 1 (Debutante) and Monday, September 3 (Futurity). The nomination fee for […]

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Stronach Group Eager To Get In On Sports Gambling At Racetracks

Santa Anita Park already has a room called the Sports Book. After yesterday’s Supreme Court decision knocking down a federal law prohibiting states from legalizing sports betting, could the room be turned into an actual sports book? You bet. The Stronach Group’s COO Tim Ritvo tells the Los Angeles Times the racetrack ownership company plans […]

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