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Late Pick Five Carryover Of $192,000 On Sunday At Santa Anita Park

A massive total Late Pick Five pool of perhaps $1 million could await players on Sunday at Santa Anita, as Saturday’s 50 cent Late Pick Five proved unhittable, resulting in a carryover of $192,748 into Sunday. Sunday’s Late Pick Five will be comprised of races five, six, seven, eight and nine. With first post time at 12:30 p.m., approximate post time for Sunday’s fifth […]

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Average Field Size, Handle Up Significantly At Hawthorne’s Fall Thoroughbred Meet

Despite a rain-filled opening two months of the fall thoroughbred meet at Hawthorne and a cancellation of the closing day card due to extreme cold temperatures, both handle and field size saw significant increases as the meet concluded on December 29. Total daily handle for 36 day fall meet averaged $1,708,081, up 9.17% from the […]

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Golden Gate’s Winter/Spring Meet Offers Revamped Wagering Menu

A shining light on the East San Francisco Bay since 1941, Golden Gate Fields will open for its 94-day Winter/Spring Meet on Tuesday, Dec. 26, and will offer fans full fields, top horses, jockeys and trainers. The Winter/Spring meet, which runs through Sunday, June 10, will also offer a revamped wagering menu that will include 50 […]

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Santa Anita Now Offering Unique Race Conditions In An Effort To Stimulate Entries

Santa Anita Park has announced that it will be offering a couple of new and innovative race conditions in an effort to stimulate entries and boost pari-mutuel handle, effective opening day of its Winter/Spring Meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 26. With full fields for gamblers and more opportunities for horsemen of paramount concern, Santa Anita has instituted […]

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Santa Anita Institutes ‘Ship And Stay’ Program For Winter Meet

With its traditional Winter Meet opener looming on Tuesday, Dec. 26, Santa Anita Park has announced a first-ever “Ship and Stay” program, that is intended to attract out-of-state horsemen and to incentivize them to keep running in California throughout the new year. Funded solely by Santa Anita and The Stronach Group (TSG), the “Ship and Stay” […]

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Average Handle Up 36 Percent At Close Of Monmouth-At-Meadowlands Meeting

The all turf Monmouth-at-Meadowlands meet came to a close on Saturday night with huge gains in on-track and simulcast handle as Victor Lebron was leading rider and Jorge Navarro and John T. Toscano Jr. tied for top trainer. Having run eight cards over the Big M lawn, on-track handle averaged $151,422, an 82% increase over last year’s […]

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Attendance, In-State Handle Show Slight Increases On Maryland Million Day

Attendance and in-state handle was up Saturday at Laurel Park on Jim McKay Maryland Million Day. A festive crowd of 22,682 watched the 32nd running of the Million, up 4.4 percent over last year. Total handle on Million Day was $4.377 million compared to $4.476 in 2016. In-state handle was $566,086, up 2.8 percent over the […]

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Canterbury Average Daily Handle Up Nearly Four Percent In 2017

The 67-day meet at Minnesota’s Canterbury Park concluded with a slight gain in total handle, the amount of dollars wagered, compared to last season even though six fewer races were run in 2017. Total handle was $43.67 million, a .9 percent increase, while average daily handle was up 3.9 percent at $651,839. The number of […]

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‘The Ship Is Sinking’: CHRB Members Argue For Fewer Race Dates

The California Horse Racing Board had its second discussion in 2017 regarding a reduction in race dates, and, once again, received significant pushback from those in attendance at a committee meeting on Friday. According to bloodhorse.com, executive director Rick Baedeker presented the CHRB with three different calendars, each of which would reduce racing by 17-18 days. Thoroughbred […]

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Ruidoso Reduces Race Dates In Search Of ‘Quality Over Quantity’

Expect fuller fields, more competitive racing and increased purses starting this weekend at Ruidoso Downs with a racing schedule adjustment. Starting on Friday, July 7, the racing will be held on a Friday through Sunday schedule. This schedule continues until closing weekend, when racing will be held on Friday, September 1 though Monday, September 4. The Grade 1, $3-million (est.) […]

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