United Tote Renews Contracts With Keeneland, Red Mile

United Tote, a leading supplier of pari-mutuel accounting services, totalisator systems, equipment and technology that processes wagers and payouts at facilities worldwide, announced it has signed renewals to provide pari-mutuel wagering technology services to Keeneland and The Red Mile, both in Lexington, Ky. United Tote has provided totalisator services to The Red Mile since 1983 […]

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Tote Snafu Forces Delaware Park to Refund Wagers

All wagers were refunded in the third race at Delaware Park Thursday due to a technical issue. A temporary communications/tote malfunction allowed the mutuel pool for the race to remain open after the race started compromising the integrity of the pool.   The issue remains under investigation. Subsequent races took place without issue. Here’s the Equibase chart […]

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NYRA Set to Deploy AmTote System, Betting Terminals

With the goal of enhancing fans’ self-service wagering experience, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will employ a new system and betting terminals from AmTote International across a suite of platforms throughout its racetracks beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3. AmTote is constructing three Customer Learning Centers at Belmont Park and Aqueduct Racetrack that will be […]

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Tote glitch causes Fair Grounds to run two non-wagering races

A tote failure on track forced officials to suspend wagering on Friday’s Race 3 and Race 4, which were run for purse money only. The failure occurred about 6 minutes prior to the original 1:42 CST post time for Race 3 and was fixed more than one hour later at 2:55 p.m. Per the Louisiana […]

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CHRB releases report on Turf Paradise simulcast tote malfunction

While the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission investigataion into the Life At Ten incident from last Nov. 5 at the Breeders’ Cup world championships is ongoing after 114 days, the California Horse Racing Board has wrapped up its report on a tote malfunction that occurred in late January, involving a simulcast race from Turf Paradise. Hats […]

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By Ray Paulick Will a bet-processing tote division be the newest sibling in the Jockey Club’s family of companies? That’s the word I’m hearing from a variety of sources within the industry who say the not-for-profit breed registry is itching to get into the tote business with a new, for-profit subsidiary along the lines of […]

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By Ray Paulick People are making and cancelling bets on horses after races have begun. Let me repeat that: PEOPLE ARE MAKING AND CANCELLING BETS ON HORSES AFTER RACES HAVE BEGUN. Does anyone have a problem with that? Apparently, several members appointed to a subcommittee on integrity that is part of a Task Force on […]

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By Ray Paulick What’s different this time, different enough to herd the cats that refuse to be herded? Speakers at the Jockey Club Round Table on Matters Pertaining to Racing have been calling, encouraging and hoping for change for most of the 50-plus years that this annual gathering has been going on. Whether […]

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The fourth race at Philadelphia Park June 28 was just a run-of-the-mill claiming contest until the Scientific Games totalizator system malfunctioned shortly after Magical American crossed the finish line as the winner. The top three finishers (4-2-3) were put on the board, but the problems with the tote delayed Philadelphia Park from making the race official and […]

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