The horse identifier at Delta Downs in Louisiana has been suspended, and the Louisiana Racing Commission is investigating whether two horses have made starts in the state under swapped identities.view
The calendar says February and that means the nation’s top three-year olds are being readied for the “Road to the Derby.” Keeping in mind how difficult it is for a good two-year old to hold form into their sophomore season, racing fans were given a not so subtle reminder of that fact in last weekend’s Grade II Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park.view
Track Phantom | three-year-old filly phenom Unique Bella won for the third time in a row, and again with condescending ease, to vault her to the top of the female sophomore division. Unique Bella might be the best three-year-old of either sex right now.view
Gulfstream Park says it will lower the minimum wager on its Pick 3 to 50 cents beginning this Wednesday, Feb. 8. The Pick 3 had been a $1 minimum bet. The Gulfstream thoroughbred signal remains one of the most popular nationwide for bettors.view
Morocco’s gambling industry, not including its seven brick-and-mortar casinos, saw total betting rise 6.65 percent to $941 million in 2016. The figure represents a 36 percent boost in gambling spending since 2013.view
The just-released 2017 stakes schedule at Arlington International Racecourse shows 20 races worth a total of $3.4 million. Following a truncated 2016 stakes schedule trimmed after handle during May failed to meet projections, Arlington hopes for a better 2017.view
It isn’t quite Wyatt Earp taking on the Cowboys in the famed 1881 gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, but 2017 March Madness has brought a version of a good old fashioned shootout among two prominent Las Vegas casino owners.
EquiLottery has announced an agreement with Mountaineer Park, the thoroughbred and casino complex New Cumberland, West Virginia, that allows its lottery game based on the results of live horse racing to use video feeds from Mountaineer’s annual racing calendar.
In New Hampshire, another effort is underway to legalize casino gambling. Major casino proponent Manchester Sen. Lou D’Allesandro has championed the effort to authorize casinos in the state for the past 18 years.
Iowa’s State Senate, heeding advice from behavioral health specialists, passed legislation last week that would allow problem gamblers to enter a gaming floor five years after the initial issuance of a gambling ban.
Arrogate, the best horse in the world according to international rankings, will head a very representative group of U.S.-based runners on the Dubai World Cup program this Saturday.