Fonner Park Sets New Single-Day Handle Record; Live Meet’s Future Remains In Flux

Monday, March 23, 2020 was a monumental day in the history of Fonner Park for parimutuel handle. Unfortunately, that was not the case for purse contribution or for recouping expenses to conduct racing. “With today’s all-time record mutuel handle of $1,340,047, we have funded only four future races, plus we did not even cover our […]

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Gulfstream Reports Record Handle Of $36 Million On Fountain Of Youth Day

Gulfstream Park’s 14-race program Saturday, highlighted by Ete Indien’s victory in the $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (G2), produced a record total handle on Fountain of Youth Day of $36,522,388. The previous record was $31.230 million set on last year’s 14-race program. Fountain of Youth Day handle has grown each year since 2015, when total […]

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Tampa Bay Downs Reports Record Handle For Festival Preview Day

Tampa Bay Downs put its best foot forward on a record-setting Festival Preview Day on Saturday, but perhaps the main takeaway for the 5,360 fans, horsemen and track employees was a refreshing reminder of the sport’s international scope and widespread appeal. Jockeys from Venezuela (Daniel Centeno and Samy Camacho); Puerto Rico (Hall of Famer John […]

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For Second Night Of 2019, Wagering Tops $3 Million At The Meadowlands

The action at the Meadowlands has heated up in a big way of late, and the trend continued Saturday night. Wagering on the 13-race card pushed past the $3-million mark for the second time this year as $3,026,740 was put in play. The other time betting went past the magic $3-million mark was on Jan. […]

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Over 50,000 Fans Attend First Two Days Of Racing At Oaklawn Park

Over 20,000 Thoroughbred racing fans showed up to Friday’s opening day card at Oaklawn Park, reports katv.com. “There are very few places that embrace horse racing the way that Hot Springs does,” Oaklawn Media Relations Manager, Jennifer Hoyt, told KATV. “We have the richest racing of this time of year, and that’s why horsemen are coming in […]

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Horseplayer, Economist: Only One Way To Ensure Horse Racing’s Long-Term Survival

While this weekly feature from the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation (TIF) has routinely covered issues related to data horseplayers consume or are offered at outrageous price points, the economist inside of this horseplayer, horse owner and breeder is left to ponder how the greater racing industry has collectively ignored years of troubling trends in the data […]

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Australian Vets Are A ‘Profession In Grief’ Over Bushfire Ramifications

Australian veterinarians are a “profession in grief” said Julia Crawford, President of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA). Vets are dealing with intense grief over euthanizing the massive amounts of injured animals, dealing with the loss of income during what should be their busiest season and some are managing fire damage to their own communities and […]

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Gulfstream Wagering Up 17 Percent Through First 18 Days Of 2020

Gulfstream Park will enter Pegasus World Cup week on a wave of optimism and success. The fourth running of the Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series presented by Runhappy Saturday will feature many of the best horses in training while showcasing Gulfstream’s modernization and its growing business. Through the first 18 days of racing in […]

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Wagering Surpasses $3 Million Friday Night At The Meadowlands

Wagering at the Meadowlands has been on the increase in recent weeks, with last Saturday’s $2.913 million the biggest number during the recently-concluded 2019 Fall Meeting. On Friday night at the Big M, on the second day of the 2020 Winter Meeting, betting surpassed the magic $3-million mark, with all-source wagering that totaled $3,069,967. Play […]

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