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Horseplayers Association Urges Keeneland Boycott

The Horseplayers Association of North America (HANA) and Playersboycott.org have jointly announced that a horseplayer boycott of Keeneland is underway, citing an increase in takeout despite a revenue windfall from Historical Racing machines located at The Red Mile as reasons for the boycott. “Keeneland decided to hit horseplayers with a takeout increase,” HANA President and […]

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Kentucky Downs: ‘Best Value’ Track Offers Lowest Overall Takeout In Country

Kentucky Downs offers free admission and parking to its onsite guests at its five-date all-grass meet that begins Saturday. But the price break that customers both at the track and across the country appreciate is the cost of making a bet. America’s most-unique meet — offering the largest average daily purses in North America with […]

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Keeneland Increases Takeout To State Maximums For 2017 Fall Meeting

Keeneland Racecourse has informed the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission that it plans to increase takeout to the maximum allowed under state law during its 2017 fall meeting, reports drf.com. Officials confirmed that takeout on win, place and show wagers will move from 16 percent to 17.5 percent, and it will increase from 19 percent to […]

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Del Mar: Single Ticket Cashes For $84,518 In Thursday’s Pick Six

A single Pick Six ticket on races 3 through 8 Thursday at Del Mar took down a nifty pot of $84,518 – collection both the day’s regular Pick Six pool as well as the “Jackpot” pool carried over from the track’s opening day Wednesday. The ticket, which cost $2,560 and was sold at The Meadowlands […]

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Kentucky Downs Tops HANA Ratings For Third Straight Year

Kentucky Downs’ five-date all-turf meet in September has topped the 2017 HANA Racetrack Rankings for the third consecutive year. The rankings, in their ninth year, are based on an algorithm using factors indicative of horseplayer betting value, gleaned from both empirical and academic study, according to a press release issued by the Horseplayers Association of […]

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Kentucky Downs Ranked No. 1 – And Determined To Improve From There

Kentucky Downs carries into its 2016 meet that begins Saturday the mantel of being the top-ranked racetrack by the Horseplayers Association of North America for two straight years. The track’s goal: Improve from there. “We want to be known as the Horseplayers’ Race Track,” said Corey Johnsen, Kentucky Downs’ president and part-owner, as well as […]

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Kentucky Downs Offers Reserved Seating Through Online Box Office

With one month to go until Kentucky Downs’ unique five-date race meet boasting America’s most lucrative purses, fans can order tickets online to ensure their place in the Finish Line and Turf Club tents. The two distinctive trackside venues allow patrons to enjoy the best of both worlds: being outdoors in a pastoral setting in […]

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Strong Support For National Oversight Of Drug Regulations In Daily Racing Form Readers Poll

An online poll conducted by Daily Racing Form demonstrated strong support among its readers for federal legislation to install an independent, non-governmental agency to regulate horse racing’s medication rules on a national basis. Of the more than 1,800 respondents to the survey, Daily Racing Form reports that nearly two-thirds – 64 percent – favored legislation introduced by […]

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Coalition For Horse Racing Integrity Issues Response To HANA Poll

Statement from Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity Regarding Horseplayers Association of North America Poll The Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity has released the following statement in response to the publication of a poll by the Horseplayers Association of North America reflecting overwhelming support among bettors for reforming drug use and enforcement in horse racing: “Horseplayers […]

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HANA’s No. 1 Track: Top Five Reasons To Play Kentucky Downs

Saturday marks the opening of the five-day 2015 Kentucky Downs meet, which will provide 50 of the best betting races of the year. Subsequent dates for live racing over the European-style turf course are on Sept. 10, 12, 16 and 19. This year marks the first time the track reached the top spot in the […]

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