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‘Testing Does Not Work’: Notes From Racing Conference On Catching Cheaters, Horse Racing Integrity

The 38th Asian Racing Conference concludes Friday in Cape Town, South Africa. Given South Africa and Zimbabwe’s isolation, the National Horseracing Association of Southern Africa has aligned with the Asian Racing Federation as a member since 1993, and is hosting the conference for the second time.  Sessions under the banner of “Protecting Racing’s Integrity” headlined […]

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TIF: French Racing Sees Decrease In Dangerous Riding Charges With Category 1 Interference Rules

Thoroughbred flat racing in France saw a 35 percent decrease in dangerous riding charges leveled by stewards against jockeys in the second year of operating under the interference rules philosophy known as “Category 1,” it was revealed on Tuesday in Cape Town, South Africa by Henri Pouret, Deputy Director General of Racing Operations for France […]

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TIF: ‘People In Racing Are Exhausted’ Over Lack Of Changes With Equibase, Access To Data

More than 11 months ago, the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation (TIF) published “Embracing a Future with Free Racing Data.” To date, there has been little movement on the issue, if any, from the American racing industry’s main data collector and distributor, Equibase, an organization which is owned by a partnership of The Jockey Club and a consortium […]

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Woodbine’s Lawson: Horse Racing Should Embrace Fixed-Odds Wagering

On the heels of last week’s announcement of a continental-first deal between Monmouth Park and The BetMakers to distribute a fixed odds product on the New Jersey track’s races, Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson has called for Ontario and all of Canada to embrace the opportunity. Lawson’s remarks were carried by the Canadian Press on January 27, prior […]

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‘American Racing’s Sustainable Future’: Thoroughbred Idea Foundation Releases Latest White Paper

Considering three systemic issues and offering three recommendations, the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation released Thursday its newest white paper, “American Racing’s Sustainable Future.” “No matter where an American racing stakeholder stands on the issues that seemingly have consumed the majority of the dialogue in the sport in recent months – the ‘federal bill’ or use of the […]

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Horseplayer, Economist: Only One Way To Ensure Horse Racing’s Long-Term Survival

While this weekly feature from the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation (TIF) has routinely covered issues related to data horseplayers consume or are offered at outrageous price points, the economist inside of this horseplayer, horse owner and breeder is left to ponder how the greater racing industry has collectively ignored years of troubling trends in the data […]

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Bernick: Horse Race Betting, Data Need Far More Industry Attention

At some point the horse racing industry – owners, racetracks, and industry organizations – stopped caring about gambling on live horse racing. If gambling on horse racing was any sort of priority, distributing free data would be one of the first things the industry would do. Get data into the hands of customers. Despite their […]

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Thoroughbred Idea Foundation: Racing Should Be ‘All About Serving The Viewer’

Jim Nantz, long-time CBS sports broadcaster, offered some fresh thinking last week regarding the need for increased transparency from game officials, particularly in the National Football League, but with a sentiment that could be shared across all professional leagues – and, of course, horse racing. Details of Nantz’s comments are chronicled by The Athletic’s media […]

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Thoroughbred Idea Foundation: Ontario Regulator Looks Into Changing Racing Interference Rules

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), the province’s racing regulator, is considering changes to the rules governing interference in racing, and specifically, adopting the much-discussed Category 1 interference philosophy which is used in nearly every global racing jurisdiction except the United States of America and Canada. The Thoroughbred Idea Foundation (TIF) published a […]

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