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Security tighter with new model at Breeders’ Cup

Security is a bit tighter than in past years at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, where a new approach has been implemented. The international security firm G4S was hired for this year’s event, replacing Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau’s Big Event Team used in past years. Ten investigators who worked at previous Breeders’ Cups were independently […]

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Breeders’ Cup changes security firms

Breeders’ Cup Ltd. has hired G4S Secure Solutions as part of a new model for equine security, according to the Racing Form. The Thoroughbred Racing and Protective Bureau (TRPB), which has provided security services for Breeders’ Cup since 2005, has been notified that their services will not be needed for the two-day World Championship event […]

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Race fixing scandal looms in England; American jockey sues over ban

Opponents of exchange wagering in the United States got some new ammunition to support their position via press reports in England that five jockeys are under investigation for advising a gang of internet gamblers to bet on their horses to lose. According to reports, jockeys received 5,000 British pounds every time their horse would not […]

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TOTE FAILURES: WHERE IS PLAN B?

By Ray PaulickFor the second time in five days, wagering on a horse race at an American racetrack was allowed to continue until after the contest had been run. The latest incident, which involved Wednesday night’s second race at Penn National in Pennsylvania, came on the heels of a tote system failure at Hollywood Park […]

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FREE MONEY: PAST-POST BETTING

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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