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Thoroughbred Idea Foundation Urges Greater Transparency In Stewarding

The Thoroughbred Idea Foundation released a new white paper which outlines issues relative to stewarding, their reporting on incidents related to racing and the lack of transparency which accompanies such incidents, particularly in light of the oversights apparent in the process of demoting Maximum Security in the 2019 Kentucky Derby. “Make no mistake, the stewards […]

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Hammerle Nails 11 Of 12 To Win Fifth Week Of Summer Prop Contest

Rick Hammerle, new director of horsemen’s relations and racing relations at Kentucky Downs and the new racing coordinator at Oaklawn Park, correctly selected 11 of 12 props to win the fifth week of the TIF Summer Prop Contest. Hammerle’s tiebreaker was closer to actual result of the Arlington Million exacta, giving him the win over […]

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Summer Prop Contest Focuses Attention On Arlington Million Day Card

The fifth week of the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation’s Summer Prop Contest features the props of Santa Anita simulcast host Michelle Yu. A winner of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Charity Contest arranged by Derby Wars and the In The Money Players’ Podcast, Michelle has focused this week’s props on the big day at Arlington, with some ancillary focus on the […]

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Tiebreaker Needed To Determine Week 4 Winner Of Summer Prop Contest

For the second consecutive week, three participants in the TIF Summer Prop Contest tied with the number of correct props – in this case, 10 – leading to the implementation of the tie-breaker. James Leal of Montebello, California was within $4.80 of the actual $2 return of the Whitney exacta and claimed the win for […]

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Former Horseplayer Of The Year Matties Chooses Props For TIF Summer Contest

The fourth week of the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation’s Summer Prop Contest features the props of professional horseplayer Paul Matties Jr. A winner of the National Horseplayers’ Championship in 2016, Matties is based outside Saratoga Springs, New York and considers the summer scene there as home. Hence, Saturday’s Whitney card at the Spa will be the […]

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Tiebreaker Settles Week 3 Of Thoroughbred Idea Foundation Prop Contest

Three of 151 entrants successfully selected 11 out of 12 props in the third week of the TIF Summer Prop Contest, forcing a tiebreaker to decide the outcome of the donation-directing positions. Connor LeClair of Cohoes, New York claimed the week’s top spot with a guess of $29.80 for the $2 exacta from the Jim […]

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Del Mar Vs Saratoga Featured In Week 3 Of Summer Prop Contest

The third week of the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation’s Summer Prop Contest features the props of prominent handicapper, podcaster and Fox Sports pundit Jonathon Kinchen. The winner of the 2015 NHC Tour, Kinchen will offer props across the races at Saratoga and Del Mar. Jeffrey Amster of Oceanside, New York won the second week of the contest […]

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Colonial Downs To Offer ‘Optimal Takeout Rates’ For 15-Day Meet

Following approval from the Virginia Racing Commission (VRC), Colonial Downs, in conjunction with the Virginia Horse Racing Benevolent and Protective Association (VHPBA), is proud to announce among the lowest industry takeout rates on all wagers for the upcoming Colonial Downs race meeting scheduled to open on August 8. The Colonial Downs Group, which has reestablished […]

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TIF Summer Prop Contest: Week 2 Winner Gets Them All Right

Jeff Amster of Oceanside, New York had a clean sheet – 12 out of 12 correct props – to win Week 2 of the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation (TIF) Summer Prop Contest to benefit jockey health-related initiatives. Amster chose to direct a donation of $1,750 to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. Amster said: “Thanks to TIF […]

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