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Work In Progress: Trust, Communication Keys To Success For Del Mar Racing Office

The Santa Anita winter/spring meeting lost 24 racing days either in the name of safety or not having enough horses to race four days a week. Los Alamitos cancelled three racing days during its three-week meeting due to a lack of entries. That was the situation facing Del Mar Thoroughbred Club executive vice president, racing […]

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Full Fields, Rainbow 6 Carryover Await Players Following Laurel Park Cancellations

Following a two-day cancellation due to extreme heat conditions, live racing returns to Laurel Park for the first time since July 19 with 10-race programs Thursday and Friday, July 25 and 26, each starting at 1:10 p.m. There will be a carryover jackpot of $3,494.43 in the 20-cent Rainbow 6, which spans Races 5-10 Thursday. […]

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Churchill Downs: Record Purses, Bigger Fields Among Spring Meet Highlights

In the face of a fiercely-debated Kentucky Derby result that triggered national conversation for weeks, Churchill Downs Racetrack delivered all-around positive results – from record prize-money for horsemen to large fields, high-quality participants and bigger payouts for bettors – during its 145th Spring Meet, which concluded an action-packed, nine-week run on Saturday, June 29. Thanks to […]

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Santa Anita Cancels Five Thursday Cards, Raises Non-Stakes Purses $10,000

Santa Anita Park has been forced to reduce its racing schedule over the next five weeks due to a lack of race-ready horses on the grounds, reports drf.com. The Stronach Group-owned facility will cancel the next five Thursday programs, racing Friday through Sunday until Memorial Day. “As we progress, we’ll see where we’re at,” said TSG’s […]

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$1 Million Guarantee In This Weekend’s Rainbow Pick Six At Santa Anita Park

With first post time this weekend set at 12 noon, Santa Anita Park will guarantee a $1 million Jackpot this Saturday and Sunday in its popular 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six. The Rainbow Six will be comprised of races five through 10 on both Saturday and Sunday, with approximate post time for race five on […]

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Santa Anita Announces Purse Increases For Winter Meet

With its traditional Winter Meet opener fast approaching on Wednesday, Dec. 26, Santa Anita Park has announced substantial purse increases for all of its overnight races, with some categories getting as much as an 11 percent boost when compared to purse levels at the track’s recently concluded Autumn Meet. Santa Anita’s Winter Meet Condition Book […]

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Del Mar: Field Sizes Drop With Rain, But Meet ‘Finishing Especially Strong’

Entering the final week of the Del Mar meeting, the racing office could anticipate average field size numbers for the fall meeting to be close to the outstanding 8.5 of 2017. Then rains hit Thursday and carried over into Friday. Seven races were taken off the Jimmy Durante Turf Course and switched to the main […]

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Saturday’s Rainbow Pick Six At Santa Anita Features $1 Million Guaranteed Pool

A guaranteed $1 million Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot pool will await fans on both Saturday and Sunday at Santa Anita Park.  With first post time for an 11-race card on Saturday set at 12:30 p.m., Saturday’s Pick Six will be comprised of races six through 11. A total of 67 horses have been entered and […]

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Churchill Downs’ September Meet Kicks Off With $5.275 Million In Prize Money

Horse racing on the Kentucky circuit shifts to Churchill Downs on Friday (Sept. 14) with a 10-race program at 12:45 p.m. (all times Eastern) as the famed Louisville racetrack opens its sixth September Meet for an action-packed 11-date run through Sunday, Sept. 30. This year’s three-week, boutique race meeting, presented by Commonwealth Technology, will feature […]

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Lone Star Park Announces 14 Percent Handle Increase In 2018

Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie concluded its 22nd Thoroughbred Season Thursday with a record increase of 14.7% in average daily handle over 2017. That increase tops last year’s increase over 2016 of 11.7%, which set a track record a year ago. Daily average on-track handle on Lone Star increased 5.7% from 2017 and daily average export Handle […]

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