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‘The Crab Is In’: Maryland-Based Trainer Smith Approaching 2,000-Win Milestone

A weathered sign hangs from twisted wire on the green-painted office door of trainer Hamilton Smith’s barn at Laurel Park, aged by years of hot sun and harsh winters. Greeting visitors is the unblinking stare of a faded crustacean, holding a message in its claws. “The Crab Is In.” Don’t be fooled by the message, […]

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Free Data Friday: What Suits ‘The Best Interests Of The Industry’ In The Era Of Big Data?

Anyone involved with the thoroughbred racing and breeding business in North America should want nothing but the best for the industry. The sustainability of the industry must be paramount, however threats from many corners exist, both direct and indirect. When it comes to data, the industry is clearly well-served by having a company such as […]

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‘Widely Respected’ Florida Trainer Monte Thomas Dies After Battle With Cancer

The horse racing world lost a good one yesterday, when long-time Florida trainer Monte Thomas passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. Thomas befriended and trained for my father over the last four years, although living on across the country we were never able to all meet face to face. It doesn’t feel that […]

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Kentucky Downs Research Day Sponsorships Sold Out

Sponsorships have again been obtained for all four of the races Kentucky Downs made available for Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Day, to be held on Saturday, August 31. Equibase, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, and Starlight Partners are each sponsoring an overnight race. All sponsorship dollars go to Grayson to support […]

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Wagering On U.S. Racing Dips 7% In June; Down 3% Year To Date

Wagering on U.S. races in June 2019 declined by 6.99%, leading to a 3.01% drop in the second quarter and a 3.22% slide for the first six months of the year compared to 2018. Statistics released by Equibase show a decline of $74.5 million in June – from $1,065,526,949 in 2018 to $991,001,055 in 2019 […]

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Opening Weekend At Albuquerque Downs Sees Attendance, Handle Increases

Albuquerque Downs recorded substantial increases in on-track attendance and total handle during opening weekend of its 2019 season, June 28-30. According to figures reported to Equibase, the racing industry’s official information database, Albuquerque Downs drew a total of 9,142 fans from June 28-30, an increase of 63 percent over the 5,595 fans drew during its […]

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Graded Stakes Winner Princess Warrior ‘Went Wrong’ In Friday Opener At Churchill

Winner of the G2 Mrs. Revere Stakes at Churchill Downs last fall, 4-year-old Princess Warrior was the even-money favorite to start Friday’s card beneath the Twin Spires. Unfortunately, the Ken McPeek trainee suffered an injury during the stretch run of the 1 1/16-mile turf race, noted in the Equibase chart as “Princess Warrior went wrong inside […]

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Equibase GPS Tracking Systems Installed At Mahoning Valley, Penn National

Equibase Company has installed global positioning satellite (GPS) systems at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course and Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course and has been named the official timer at both tracks, it was announced today. Equibase also has systems in place and is the official timer at Woodbine Racetrack, Golden Gate […]

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Horse Racing Betting Trends Not Positive For Year’s First Quarter

Betting on U.S. horse racing showed across-the-board declines in March, year over year, and wagering was down for the first three months of 2019 compared to last year, according to figures released by Equibase Friday. Wagering in March was down close to three percent, while purses, race days, races, field sizes and starts all saw […]

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MATCH Series To Feature Free Equibase Past Performance Programs At Participating Track

The 2019 MATCH Series partners have arranged to offer free custom past performances for the complete programs at each of the five participating racetracks under a marketing agreement with Equibase. Under the terms of the agreement, final past performances for the full card at each track will be available for download at no charge on […]

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