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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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HBPA Conference: Research Offers Up World Of Possibilities For Horse Racing

Economist Steven Vickner, an associate professor in the University of Louisville College of Business’ equine industry program, knows the possibilities of cutting-edge research that could help horse racing make smarter business decisions. He just needs the data. So continued the call Thursday at the National Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association Convention for greater sharing of […]

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HBPA Panel: Paying For Basic Data Puts Racing At Disadvantage

To grow its consumer base and revenue, horse racing must change the way it does business — including giving away free past-performance information that horseplayers use to handicap before placing bets. That belief was expressed repeatedly throughout Wednesday’s first day of panels and presentations at the National HBPA Convention at the Sheraton Sand Key. The […]

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Thoroughbred Idea Foundation: Equibase Needs To Make Racing Data Free

The Thoroughbred Idea Foundation’s (TIF) latest paper, “Embracing a Future with Free Racing Data,” calls on industry data collector and provider Equibase to propel racing into the analytics era.  “The founders of Equibase launched the company out of necessity – racing needed control of its own data – but they framed the company’s purpose broadly, […]

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