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Innovative Wagers Help Racetracks with Handle

Executives from around the world documented how new, fan-friendly wagers are helping them find new customers and keep them engaged in horse racing.
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Racing and gaming symposium opens Tuesday in Arizona

The annual University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program Symposium on Racing and Gaming opens on Tuesday in Tucson with a decidedly utilitarian bent.
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American Pharoah Portrait to Benefit Georgia Horse Racing Coalition - Horse Racing Nation

American Pharoah Portrait to Benefit Georgia Horse Racing Coalition - Horse Racing Nation | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Horse Racing news: American Pharoah Portrait to Benefit Georgia Horse Racing Coalition.
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Breaking New Ground: Innovative Equine Marketing Offering Internships In Track Maintenance - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Breaking New Ground: Innovative Equine Marketing Offering Internships In Track Maintenance - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Innovative Equine Marketing, which provides manufacturer discounts to the horse world through its Equine Equipment program, is launching America's first internships for college students interested in the field of race-track maintenance and getting on course to being a track superintendent. Keeneland Association in Lexington, Ky., and Hollywood Gaming Mahoning Valley Race Course in Youngstown, Ohio, …
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THA launches new website * The Racing Biz

THA launches new website * The Racing Biz | Racing Business | Scoop.it
The Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association (THA), an amalgamation of several state horsemen's groups, has launched its first-ever website.
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Addiction In Jockeys: 'There Was Always Something Missing In My Life' - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Addiction In Jockeys: 'There Was Always Something Missing In My Life' - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, the Professional Jockeys Association released the latest of its “Jockey Matters” film series entitled “Addiction and Recovery,” an effort to encourage jockeys struggling with alcoholism or other forms of addiction to seek help. The video features retired jockey Johnny Murtagh, a three-time Derby winner, speaking at length about his own battle with …
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Del Mar brings third fall racing season to sparkling conclusion - Horse Racing Nation

Del Mar brings third fall racing season to sparkling conclusion - Horse Racing Nation | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Horse Racing news: Del Mar brings third fall racing season to sparkling conclusion.
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Avioli Appointed To NTRA's Political Action Committee Board Of Directors - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Avioli Appointed To NTRA's Political Action Committee Board Of Directors - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Greg Avioli, CEO of the Thoroughbred Owners of California, has been named to the Board of Directors of Horse PAC, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's federal political action committee. The appointment was made at Tuesday's meeting of the Horse PAC board in Lexington. Avioli, a past president of Horse PAC, is a longtime racing executive, …
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Virgin Islands: Senate Approves Plan To Revitalize Racing Industry - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Virgin Islands: Senate Approves Plan To Revitalize Racing Industry - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report | Racing Business | Scoop.it
After a marathon legislative session that lasted over 15 hours, lawmakers in the Virgin Islands approved a franchise agreement meant to revitalize the horse racing industry on the islands. The Virgin Islands Consortium reports that the senate approved the proposal between Gov. Kenneth Mapp's administration and VIGL Operations, LLC, which is worth an estimated $27 million. The …
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Banke, Backstretch Employee Service Team To Be Honored By TCA - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Banke, Backstretch Employee Service Team To Be Honored By TCA - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Thoroughbred Charities of America will honor Barbara Banke with the Allaire duPont Leadership Award and the Backstretch Employee Service Team (B.E.S.T.) with the Ellen and Herb Moelis Industry Service Award at the 27th annual Stallion Season Auction & Celebration on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington, Ky. “We are pleased …
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In support of a new USTA - Harness Racing Update

In support of a new USTA - Harness Racing Update | Racing Business | Scoop.it
The race for a new president is the perfect time to reshape the association for the betterment of the sport. Not long after a contentious U.S. presidential election, an election for presidency of the United States Trotting Association (USTA) is close on the horizon. Based on some social media chatter and talk among industry insiders, …
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The Grass Guide: Kentucky Bluegrass

The Grass Guide: Kentucky Bluegrass | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Bluegrass is an excellent horse pasture forage as it is highly nutritious, palatable, and tolerant of close grazing.
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A New Twist: NHC, BCBC $3 Million Bonus To Become 'Rolling Double' - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

A New Twist: NHC, BCBC $3 Million Bonus To Become 'Rolling Double' - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report | Racing Business | Scoop.it
The $3 million NHC Tour Bonus – the largest prize ever offered in the handicapping contest world – added a new twist when the National Thoroughbred Racing Association today announced that the winner of January's Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC) in Las Vegas will be eligible for a $3 million bonus if he …
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Mycotoxins Found In Livestock Feed At Alarming Levels, Survey Shows - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Mycotoxins Found In Livestock Feed At Alarming Levels, Survey Shows - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report | Racing Business | Scoop.it
A survey of animal feed from around the world has noted that the most common mycotoxins found in feed is deoxynivalenol (DON) and fumonisins (FUM). In the study, 4,027 samples were taken from 50 countries and focused on feed components like wheat, corn, barley, rice, corn gluten meal, soybean meal, silage and dried distillers grains …
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Statistics Trump Common Sense In Committee's Downgrade Of Blue Grass, Wood Memorial - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Statistics Trump Common Sense In Committee's Downgrade Of Blue Grass, Wood Memorial - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Many of the best horses in the East Coast on the trail to the Kentucky Derby no longer use the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland or the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct as their final prep before the run for the roses on the first Saturday in May. That fact was reflected when the Thoroughbred Owners …
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Economic Indicators: Comparative Figures Show Declines In Wagering, Purses - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Economic Indicators: Comparative Figures Show Declines In Wagering, Purses - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report | Racing Business | Scoop.it
A November Breeders' Cup in 2016 has made pari-mutuel handle and purse comparisons difficult, as Breeders' Cup was held in October last year. By combining the pari-mutuel handle and purse dollars for both October and November, the comparative numbers paint a much clearer picture. Over the course of October and November, wagering on U.S. races …
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Claiming Crown Handle Rises To Record $11 Million At Gulfstream - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Claiming Crown Handle Rises To Record $11 Million At Gulfstream - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Gulfstream Park's total handle on Saturday's Opening Day program for the Championship Meet, highlighted by the 18th edition of the Claiming Crown, was a record $11.115 million. The previous record Claiming Crown handle of $10.362 million was set last year, also on Gulfstream's Opening Day program. Handle has risen all five years that Gulfstream has …
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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: The Power Of Microchipping - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: The Power Of Microchipping - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report | Racing Business | Scoop.it
With drought or near-drought conditions in many parts of the country, forest fires have recently become a constant part of the news cycle. This week, the popular resort town of Gatlinburg, Tenn. made headlines with mass evacuations and multiple fires that have destroyed homes, businesses and other structures. One of the many things to do …
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The Consequences Of Antibiotic Resistance - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

The Consequences Of Antibiotic Resistance - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Prior to the discovery of penicillin, many people died of what are now treatable bacterial infections as there were a limited number of antimicrobial medications prior to the beginning of the 20th century. Since the 1940s, however, antibiotic use has become widespread and virtually indiscriminate, many times being used in applications in which they were not …
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Ortiz, Rocco Among Six Elected To Jockeys' Guild Senate - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Ortiz, Rocco Among Six Elected To Jockeys' Guild Senate - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report | Racing Business | Scoop.it
The Jockeys' Guild announced earlier this week that 27 members have been elected to the organization's Senate, including six new Senate members, Jose L. Ortiz, Joe Rocco, Jr., William Antongeorgi III, Eddie Garcia, Esgar Ramirez, and Ricky Ramirez. Among other responsibilities, the Senate determines the levels of dues and assessments and selects the Board members, including …
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Mountaineer's 2016 Profits Drop Below Half Of 2014 Levels - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Mountaineer's 2016 Profits Drop Below Half Of 2014 Levels - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report | Racing Business | Scoop.it
The Eldorado Resorts, Inc. property Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort has seen its 2016 profits fall to below half of their 2014 levels, according to heraldstaronline.com. Third-quarter earnings this year stand at $4 million, as compared to $6.4 million in 2015 and $9.1 million in 2014 for the same period. Casinos in Ohio and Pennsylvania …
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Down The Stretch is official horse of “Down the Stretch” show - Harness Racing Update

Down The Stretch is official horse of “Down the Stretch” show - Harness Racing Update | Racing Business | Scoop.it
by Bill Finley The Down the Stretch show on Sirius XM radio has an official horse, and his name will be Down The Stretch. The program, which covers both thoroughbred and standardbred racing and airs on Sirius XM Rush (Ch. 93) every Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (eastern), has partnered with one …
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