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A Trifecta of Fear, Stupidity and Greed

The past decade presented horse racing an unprecedented opportunity to generate revenue and solidify itself as a viable self-sustaining sport. What transpired instead was a sharp and steady decline in wagering handle as the racing industry pursued the one thing certain … Continue reading

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The Only Honest Sport in America

Horse racing has its share of problems, but it’s not a complete sham like the NBA, college football, and many other mainstream sports. Take a look at referee Tim Donaghy, who made thousands of dollars betting NBA games and alledged that league officials … Continue reading

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At The Races – The Importance of Star Power

Earlier in the month, it was reported that pari-mutuel wagering on U.S. thorougbred races declined by almost 17% in June 2009 compared to June 2008.  As reported in the Paulick Report, wagering is down 10% for the year.  Does this … Continue reading

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