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2020 World Harness Handicapping Championship To Offer $150,000 Prize Pool

Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment and are proud to announce the 2020 World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by — offering a record $150,000 prize pool — is set for Saturday, April 18th, 2020. On that date, the top horseplayers in North America will compete for an estimated $150,000 prize pool. The total prize pool […]

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Derby Wars To Pay $500,000 To Stronach Group, Comply With Interstate Horseracing Act, To Settle Lawsuit

The owners of Derby Wars will pay The Stronach Group $500,000 over the next year as part of a settlement agreement that ends litigation filed by the racetrack owner against the handicapping contest operator in December 2015. Federal Judge James Otero of U.S. District Court for the Central District of California signed and filed the […]

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Las Vegas Embraces New Realities: Can Racing Do The Same?

After a few days in Sin City for the National Handicapping Championship last weekend, it became as obvious as doubling down on 11: Las Vegas is evolving — both physically and virtually — and horse racing, as a gambling industry subset, might want to pay attention to what’s happening. For starters, the new Vegas is […]

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UPDATED…Game On: Stronach Tracks Sue Tournament Operator Derby Wars

Five racetracks owned by the Stronach Group have filed a lawsuit against DerbyWars, a website that operates what it calls “horse racing fantasy tournaments” offering cash prizes to contestants. The suit alleges DerbyWars contests are a violation of the Interstate Horseracing Act (IHA), the Racketeering Influence and Corruption Act (RICO) and California Business and Professions Code and […]

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