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Ruidoso Downs To Add $1,000 To Trifecta Pool Each Saturday

Ruidoso Downs Race Track will add $1,000 to the fifth race trifecta pool every Saturday during the upcoming horse racing season that begins on May 25. The fifth race post time is usually 2:40 pm MTD (4:40 EST). “Adding $1,000 to the pool is likely to increase the payout by 20-30 percent over the average from last […]

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Churchill Downs Drops Pick Five Takeout From 22 To 15 Percent

Chuchill Downs officials confirmed this week the track will reduce its takeout on the Pick Five wager starting with the upcoming spring meet. The Daily Racing Form reports the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved several other changes to the bet. Seventy-five percent of the pool will now carry over if there’s no single winning ticket. […]

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Golden Gate’s Winter/Spring Meet Offers Revamped Wagering Menu

A shining light on the East San Francisco Bay since 1941, Golden Gate Fields will open for its 94-day Winter/Spring Meet on Tuesday, Dec. 26, and will offer fans full fields, top horses, jockeys and trainers. The Winter/Spring meet, which runs through Sunday, June 10, will also offer a revamped wagering menu that will include 50 […]

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Free Past Performances For Pick Five Carryover Of $18,646 Saturday At Meadowlands

Horseplayers will be treated to a Saturday night special at the Meadowlands thanks to a series of longshots triggered a Pick Five carryover of $18,646 on Friday. The Friday night Pick Five featured zero winning favorites and winners that paid $34.80, $37.40, $6.20, $16.40, and $23.20. With an always-low 15-percent takeout, Saturday’s carryover sequence will have an effective takeout of zero with […]

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Thursday’s Pick 5 Pool At Golden Gate Expected To Exceed $250,000

With longshots dominating the early action on Sunday, a sizeable Pick 5 carryover of $43,854 awaits fans at Golden Gate Fields this Thursday. With 38 horses entered in Thursday’s Pick 5, average field size stands at 7.6 horses per race. As there is no live racing at Golden Gate on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, track officials project Thursday’s total Pick 5 pool could easily exceed […]

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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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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine’s Twilight Racing Series: Second City And Takeout Blues?

This weekend marks the 35th running of the Arlington Million in Chicago, always one of the highlights on the racing calendar. But the Illinois racing industry is currently in such dire straits, it’s fair to wonder how much longer the Million and Arlington Park will be around. Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the situation […]

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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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California Handle: ‘Field Size Is The Biggest Factor, More Important Than Takeout’

The Los Angeles Daily News’ Art Wilson writes that the solution to generating handle on horse racing has been focused on takeout, ever since the advent of social media. The Stronach Group’s chief operating officer Tim Ritvo agrees that takeout is “a little bit too high” ever since the California legislature passed SB1072 in 2010, increasing the takeout […]

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Pan Am Conference: Challenges And Advantages Of Globalizing Racing

The Jockey Club kicked off its Pan American Conference Thursday in Washington D.C. with a program focusing on the international and gaming elements of Thoroughbred racing. The conference, which according to the event website was sold out, covered a broad range of speakers and panels on its first day. The Paulick Report will bring you […]

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