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Commentary: Indictments Show Horse Racing’s Existing Regulatory System Is Not Working

It came as no surprise and, in fact, it was expected that in the wake of the recent arrests by the FBI the long line of individuals and organizations entrenched in their defense of the status quo would come forward with the usual litany of nonsensical assertions and rationalizations. I work with several of these […]

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Global Symposium On Racing Registration Discounts End Nov. 27

This is the last week to receive the discounted registration rate for the Global Symposium on Racing. Registration rates will increase by $100 starting on Nov. 28, 2019. The conference runs from Dec. 9-11, 2019 at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Ariz., and is being presented by the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program. The […]

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‘You Blew It’: Veterinarian Allday Tells Radio Host Breeders’ Cup Made A Mistake With Mongolian Groom

“You blew it, boys and girls. So stand up and take your medicine. Sit down and talk about it. Figure out what you screwed up. You’re about to see the demise of this industry because of your mistake.” Those were the decisive words of veterinarian Dr. Steven Allday, racetrack practitioner who is known for his […]

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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 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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