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Meadowlands announces holiday draw schedule

Beginning next week, The Meadowlands will move to a Tuesday – Wednesday Draw Schedule, with the Friday entry box closing on 9:00 A.M. Tuesday and the Saturday entry box closing 9:00 A.M. Wednesday.  That schedule will remain in place for the 2015 Winter Meet at The Meadowlands.  The only exception is Christmas week, when the Meadowlands will draw the Friday, December 26 card on Saturday December 20, with the box closing at 4:00 P.M. and will draw the Saturday, December 27 card on Monday, December 22, with the box closing at 9:00 A.M.  When The Meadowlands begins racing on Thursdays in January, the draw will occur on the Saturday before, with the box closing at 4:00 P.M.

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At Stadium Authority meeting, pondering a future Pimlico

At Stadium Authority meeting, pondering a future Pimlico | Racing Business | Scoop.it
The Maryland Stadium Authority's meeting on the future of Pimlico brought out a big group of ardent Old Hilltop fans, but the track is going to need more than enthusiasm.
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Can Marketing Teach The Old Horse Racing Industry New Tricks?

Can Marketing Teach The Old Horse Racing Industry New Tricks? | Racing Business | Scoop.it
The Pennsylvania horse racing industry continues to struggle to compete with other gambling in the state, but perhaps a new marketing campaign will help.
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Belmont Stakes Card Generates Second-Highest Handle In NYRA History

Belmont Stakes Card Generates Second-Highest Handle In NYRA History | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Saturday's blockbuster Belmont Stakes Day card, highlighted by Justify's Triple Crown triumph, generated all-sources handle of $137,954,895, the second-highest one-day handle in NYRA history behind Belmont Stakes Day in 2014.
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‘Tough Game for Women’: Female Jockeys Missing Again at Triple Crown

‘Tough Game for Women’: Female Jockeys Missing Again at Triple Crown | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Mike Smith will ride Justify for a shot at the Triple Crown in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. He’ll compete against nine other horse/jockey combinations -- and all nine other jockeys will be men.
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China's Conghua Training Facility Nears Completion; First Horses Arrive

China's Conghua Training Facility Nears Completion; First Horses Arrive | Racing Business | Scoop.it
The highly anticipated opening of CTC is one of the biggest developments within the global horse racing industry, featuring top-class facilities throughout the venue.
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Sportech And SportRadar Partnering To Combine Sports Betting And Data

Sportech And SportRadar Partnering To Combine Sports Betting And Data | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Online gambling company Sportech is partnering with sports data company Sportradar in the hopes the data advantage will pay dividends in the US sports betting market.
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Is TrackMaster the future of the classification system?

Is TrackMaster the future of the classification system? | Racing Business | Scoop.it
by Brett Sturman

The TrackMaster company is best known in harness racing for being an exclusive provider of electronic past performances to the sport. Within its past performance products, it also produces handicapping tools in the …
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American Pharoah's Triple Crown win didn't save horse racing after all

American Pharoah's Triple Crown win didn't save horse racing after all | Racing Business | Scoop.it
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Gaffigan On Horse Racing: Funny Or Ignorant?

Gaffigan On Horse Racing: Funny Or Ignorant? | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Comedian Jim Gaffigan performed a controversial set on the “Sunday Morning” show on CBS this week, calling out horse racing and the Triple Crown as an excuse for gambling. His routine included jokes about the attire worn at the Kentucky Derby, the use of the whip, and even horseback riding in general. “There's always an …
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Suffolk Downs, Horsemen Work to Save Funding

Suffolk Downs, Horsemen Work to Save Funding | Racing Business | Scoop.it
The management team of Suffolk Downs and two New England horsemen's associations cut a deal for a long-term lease of the Great Barrington Fairgrounds to restore the former track and conduct live racing there after the Boston landmark closes
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MGM purchases Yonkers Raceway and casino for $850M

MGM purchases Yonkers Raceway and casino for $850M | Racing Business | Scoop.it
MGM Resorts, the casino company, has reached a deal to buy Yonkers Raceway and its attached casino for $850 million, the two companies announced on Monday.
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Suffolk Downs agrees to lease, refurbish Great Barrington track for live horse racing

Suffolk Downs agrees to lease, refurbish Great Barrington track for live horse racing | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Sterling Suffolk Racecourse LLC said they will operate a commercial races at the Great Barrington track while still operating simulcast wagering in East Boston.
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Gural clarifies stance on sports betting revenue

Gural clarifies stance on sports betting revenue | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Sports betting revenue will not be used by the owner of the Meadowlands to pay off the $100 million invested in building a new grandstand, but rather to recoup his personal investment in the purse …
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Kentucky Downs boosts state-wide purses; it's 'jaw-dropping' 

Kentucky Downs boosts state-wide purses; it's 'jaw-dropping'  | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Kentucky Downs is transferring $500,000 apiece to the purse accounts at Ellis Park, Churchill Downs and Keeneland in an unprecedented agreement with the Kentucky HBPA.
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The Disappearance Of The African-American Jockey

The Disappearance Of The African-American Jockey | Racing Business | Scoop.it
But after this past weekend, the attention of sports fans will quickly move on to other sports. So perhaps while attention lingers on horse racing, this is a good time to briefly review some history in the sport.
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US Front Pages Embrace Triple Crown Winner

US Front Pages Embrace Triple Crown Winner | Racing Business | Scoop.it
While some might some disparage horse-racing as an anachronism, a Triple Crown winner grabs national front page coverage that perhaps only two or three other sporting events achieve.
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Latinos Are Reshaping the Horse Racing Industry

Latinos Are Reshaping the Horse Racing Industry | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Grandison has helped integrate a new community with an industry that has been losing fans since the mid-20th century, by calling the races in the language they are most familiar with.
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New campaign to bolster interest in Pennsylvania's horse-racing industry

New campaign to bolster interest in Pennsylvania's horse-racing industry | Racing Business | Scoop.it
For several weeks in May and June, the nation's eyes are on horse racing and the elusive Triple Crown — especially in rare instances lik
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Lazarus provides Taylor Made reason to return to standardbreds

Lazarus provides Taylor Made reason to return to standardbreds | Racing Business | Scoop.it
The Taylor brothers of Kentucky have built a thoroughbred empire from the ground up. Now Taylor Made Sales and Stallions is returning to its roots thanks to a mega-deal to bring New Zealand’s champion pacer …
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At Belmont, a Triple Crown More Than Triples the Attention 

At Belmont, a Triple Crown More Than Triples the Attention  | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Justify’s attempt on Saturday at Belmont Park to become the 13th horse to win a Triple Crown means more fans, more money and more viewers.
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NYRA learns harsh lessons from a brutal winter - but will that be enough? 

NYRA learns harsh lessons from a brutal winter - but will that be enough?  | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Article by Bob Ehalt: There’s always a cause for celebration among New York Racing Association (NYRA) officials when the Kentucky Derby winner prevails in the Preakness. And this year, when neither rain nor slop, nor Baltimore fog, could stop Derby victor Justify in the Preakness, bottles of champagne were no doubt popping at Belmont Park.
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Equilottery CEO To Present Vision For Lottery Games Based On Live Sporting Events

Equilottery CEO To Present Vision For Lottery Games Based On Live Sporting Events | Racing Business | Scoop.it
With all eyes on US sports betting at the annual GiGse conference in Miami, the assembled audience of top gaming professionals in North America and beyond will be privy to a “first-of-its-kind presentation” when the event opens this week. EquiLottery CEO Brad Cummings will, for the first time in a public or private forum, provide …
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Delaware Park: Sports betting coming soon *

Delaware Park: Sports betting coming soon * | Racing Business | Scoop.it
The 2018 live racing meet at Delaware Park will be the first conducted with full sports betting legalized, the track expecting to start taking bets in June.
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TVG Owner to Combine With Daily Fantasy Site FanDuel

TVG Owner to Combine With Daily Fantasy Site FanDuel | Racing Business | Scoop.it
Paddy Power Betfair, which owns advance deposit wagering company and racing channel TVG through its Betfair U.S., announced May 23 that its United States operation has added popular daily fantasy site FanDuel.
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Four huge festivals join forces in a bid to help a new generation fall in love with racing

Four huge festivals join forces in a bid to help a new generation fall in love with racing | Racing Business | Scoop.it
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Article by Press Release: A groundbreaking new media company dedicated to telling the story of international Thoroughbred horse racing launches today.
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