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Equibase Analysis: Who’ll Be The ‘Prime Attraction’ In Pacific Classic?

The 28th running of the Grade 1, $1 million TVG Pacific Classic field is led by Accelerate, winner of the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap in March and the Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita in May, the two biggest races in the Breeders’ Cup Classic division on the Southern California circuit so far […]

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Mountaineer: Poor Performance Of 4-5 Favorite Under Investigation

Sent off as the 4-5 favorite in Wednesday’s eighth race at Mountaineer Park in West Virginia, Clark Brewster and Barry Ostrager’s Utana finished fifth in a field of seven after lugging out badly on the turn. According to thoroughbreddailynews.com, the mare’s performance is under investigation by the West Virginia Racing Commission. There was $26,500 bet on Utana […]

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Gate Errors? Spa Race Contested At Wrong Distance

The fifth race on Wednesday at Saratoga was written as a 1 1/16-mile contest over the turf course, but drf.com reports that video replays confirm that the starting gate was not in the right place, and horses actually ran 1 1/8 miles. Original fractions on the race were extremely slow and initiated the concern: :29.69, :53.50, […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who’s Gonna Grab The Arlington Million?

The field for the 36th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Arlington Million consists of 11 horses including three coming in from Europe for the hefty purse and a “Win and You’re In” starting spot in the Breeders’ Cup Turf less than three months from now at Churchill Downs. Last year’s third place finisher […]

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Software Engineer Creates New Program To Analyze Racing Data; Equibase Sends Cease And Desist Order

For a few weeks this summer, horseplayers had a new tool available to them to analyze a cache of data…until Equibase requested it be shut down. The Thoroughbred Daily News profiled software engineer Robin Howlett this week. Howlett is the creator of Handycapper, which helped users sift race charts by a variety of search terms. […]

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Equibase Analysis: Can Hawksmoor Be Caught In Diana Stakes?

The 80th running of the Grade 1, $500,000 Diana Stakes is part of a magnificent opening weekend race card at historic Saratoga Race Course. Of the seven entered, five are grade one or grade two stakes winners. It may be tough to decide which one leads that quintet, as both A Raving Beauty (GER) and […]

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U.S. Betting Handle Sees Continued Growth In Second Quarter

Wagering on horse racing in the U.S. continued to show an increase in June, the second quarter and year-over-year, based on statistics released Thursday by Equibase. The second quarter results came on the heels of positive numbers in the first quarter. Even though U.S. races, race days and starts declined by about 2 percent in […]

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Kentucky Derby Chart Revised With New Margins Mid-Pack

Equibase issued a new version of the chart for Kentucky Derby 144 Tuesday, one that sees dramatic revisions in the margins between horses in the middle of the pack. According to Daily Racing Form, speed figure makers expressed concerns that some of the margins had to be off. Among them, 10th place finisher Solomini was listed […]

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Equibase Adds Statistical Enhancements To Individual Profile Pages

Equibase Company announced enhancements on Monday to the individual profile pages available on equibase.com with the addition of statistical graphs and the ability to filter those graphs for every horse, jockey, trainer and owner. All data within the statistics tab of every profile page is now displayed via a graph in addition to being listed in a […]

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Clocker Suspended Five Years For Posting Fraudulent Workouts; Trainers Sanctioned

Two Quarter Horse trainers and a clocker at Sam Houston Race Park have been fined and suspended by Texas Racing Commission stewards after an investigation determined that fraudulent workouts for at least 10 horses were entered into the Equibase system that documents workouts and racing results for both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing. Clocker Tiffani […]

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