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View From The Eighth Pole: The Sting Left On Illinois Racing By Churchill Downs Inc.

You’ve probably heard the fable of the scorpion and the frog. A scorpion wants to cross a stream but needs help getting from one side to the other. He sees a frog and tells him of his desire, asking if he can ride across the stream on the frog’s back. The frog says, “Why should […]

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Steve Byk, NTRA Offer Handicapping Challenge For NHC Seat

Steve Byk, host of the acclaimed Thoroughbred radio news magazine “At the Races” on Sirius XM, is partnering with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) to send one NHC Tour member to Las Vegas to compete in the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) next February. The “Beat Byk NHC Challenge” will run from July 20-Sept. 2. During […]

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Steve Byk To Be Honored With Old Hilltop Award At Pimlico

Writer and broadcaster Steve Byk, host of ‘At the Races with Steve Byk’ on SiriusXM, will receive the Old Hilltop Award May 16 at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course. The Old Hilltop Award is given annually to an individual who covers Thoroughbred racing with excellence and distinction. Previous Old Hilltop recipients include Red […]

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HBPA Panel: Paying For Basic Data Puts Racing At Disadvantage

To grow its consumer base and revenue, horse racing must change the way it does business — including giving away free past-performance information that horseplayers use to handicap before placing bets. That belief was expressed repeatedly throughout Wednesday’s first day of panels and presentations at the National HBPA Convention at the Sheraton Sand Key. The […]

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University Of Arizona Sets Agenda For Global Symposium On Racing

The University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program today released the final agenda for the 2018 Global Symposium on Racing to be held Dec. 3-5, 2018, at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Ariz. The conference sessions focus on racing’s place in the quickly evolving environment of sports and gaming entertainment in the US and […]

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Keeneland Handicapping Tips To Be Delivered Via Twitter During 2017 Fall Meet

Keeneland will launch a new Twitter handle for the 2017 Fall Meet, @BetKeeneland, dedicated to providing on-demand content to horseplayers and a Handicapper of the Day series featuring a unique benevolent aspect benefitting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF). “The @BetKeeneland handle is an exciting mix of traditional and cutting edge designed to deliver real-time […]

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Xpressbet’s Free Kentucky Derby Wagering Guide Now Available

Xpressbet’s free Kentucky Derby Wager Guide is available for download.  Now in its eleventh edition, the Guide serves as the definitive handicapping source for the 142nd Run for the Roses and is an integral tool for bettors when building their Derby wagers.  Download the Guide today for race stats, historical trends and expert analysis, picks […]

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Hancock: A Proud ‘Elitist,’ And In Good Company

I was a bit puzzled when at a recent HBPA conference a radio host by the name of Stephen Byk referred to those of us who are trying to clean up our sport and protect our horses as “elitists.” I have been fighting this battle against the liberal use of drugs in horse racing for […]

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HBPA Told To Fight Back Against ‘Elitists’ In ‘Environment Of Poison’

Eric Hamelback likes to focus on the positive in horse racing. Running his first winter convention as chief executive officer of the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, the former general manager of Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs in Kentucky put together several panels on Thursday’s opening day designed to give HBPA members reassurance that the […]

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NHC Charity Challenge: Paulick, Jagow Compete With 42 Other Celebrities

Defending champion Bob Neumeier of NBC Sports tops a field of 44 celebrities and media types competing in Saturday’s second annual $10,000 NHC Charity Challenge to benefit the Old Friends Barn Raising Project, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and a nonprofit cause of the winner’s choice. The invitation-only online tournament is held on the final day of […]

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