Northern Idaho Tribe looking to stop Instant horse racing

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – The Coeur d’Alene Tribe is going up against Idaho’s horse racing industry by asking the state to ban lucrative betting machines known as instant horse racing terminals. Legislation backed by the tribe would repeal a 2013 law that authorized instant horse racing – betting on a previous race without any identifiable information.… [Continue reading]

Kentucky Group to form ‘Thoroughbred Trail’

KY Farm

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A group of horse farms, vet clinics and equine-related businesses have banded together in an effort to create a "Thoroughbred Trail" in central Kentucky. The tourism initiative is called Horse Country Inc. and is a … [Continue reading]

Thoroughbred Owner King Abdullah Dies

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died early on January 23, 2015, and his brother Salman became the king, the royal court said in a statement carried by state television. President Barack Obama shakes hands after receiving a gift of a gold necklace from … [Continue reading]

Mohegan Sun joins Boston casino suit

BOSTON (AP) - Mohegan Sun is suing state gambling regulators over their decision to award the Boston-area casino license to a rival. The Connecticut-based casino company announced Wednesday it has joined a state Superior Court lawsuit filed in … [Continue reading]

National Handicapping Championship is Wide Open

Brad auger Howard

Heading into day two, Saturday, the National Handicapping Championship is wide open.  Only four players broke into low triple digits, making it easily the lowest scoring day one ever in the horse player event.  Held at The Treasure Island in Las … [Continue reading]

Horse Race Wagering Scores Big for This Town

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) - A new off-track betting business has turned into a winner for local government in Sheridan, generating more than $100,000 in public revenue. The Sheridan Press in Wyoming reports that Park County and the city of Sheridan … [Continue reading]

Claimer of the Week: A Real Storm hits Turfway Park

Really Stormy broke from a far outside post, entered the stretch very wide and still got up to defeat a full field of $5,000 claimers by a half-length in the first race at Turfway Park last Friday night. The son of Stormy Atlantic returned $15.20 to … [Continue reading]

Andrew Cuomo’s Top Aide & the NYRA Conflict

Andrew Cuomo pledged to “clean up Albany.” Running for governor of New York in 2010, the Democrat said that ending the state capital’s culture of insider deals and conflicted interests was his number one priority. Yet, in launching his second term, … [Continue reading]

“Off the Charts” Trip Notes – Jan. 17, 2015

Recent Results from our Horses to Watch featured here on Starts – 14 Wins – 6 (43% win rate from starters) In the money – 9 (64% In the money rate) WIN Return On Investment (+12.86%) So what happened last … [Continue reading]

Handicappers’ Tour Offers Increased Purse of 25% in 2015

NHC 2015 event

The 2015 NHC Tour officially kicks off Monday, Jan. 26, and continues through Dec. 31, 2015.   Overall prize money for the Tour has been increased 25 percent to $250,000 total. The most significant change in the NHC Tour rules is a new bonus … [Continue reading]

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