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Radio Host Addresses Slots-At-Racetracks Misconceptions

February 14, 2012:

It may not have come during his scheduled program, but Newstalk 1010 host Ryan Doyle stepped behind the microphone Tuesday morning (February 14) in an attempt to address some of the misinformation that has been thrown about since Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan announced that cuts could be coming...read on

WEG’s January 17 Stakes Deadline Approaching

January 9, 2012:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group would like to issue a reminder to all horsepeople of the January 17 deadline for six stakes events that are part of the Winter/Spring Series....read on

Scarborough Downs Gets 2012 Dates

November 30, 2011:

It has been reported that Scarborough Downs has narrowly avoided a race-date cut for its 2012 season of live racing. "I agonize over making this recommendation," Maine Harness Racing Commission Executive Director Henry Jackson has been quoted as saying. "But every year I sit at this table and outline to the commission my concerns about a depleting horse supply."...read on

WEG Lowers Noms, Switches Formats

November 3, 2011:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced several new changes to its winter and spring stakes series beginning with events scheduled to close December 1...read on

Fraser Downs To Reduce Takeout

October 3, 2011:

Raj Mutti, Great Canadian Gaming Corp.'s regional general manager of BC Racing, has announced that the take-out rates at Fraser Downs will be reduced...read on

Takeout On WEG Live T-Bred 'Tri' Pools To Be Lowered; Martin On S-Bred Pick 4 Guarantees

March 28, 2011:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group today issued a release stating that it will be lowering the takeout rate on the triactor pools during Woodbine Racetrack's upcoming live thoroughbred meet. In addition, Trot Insider has...read on

Northfield To Lower Takeout On Pick 3, 4, 5

March 14, 2011:

Northfield Park has announced that it will be lowering the takeout rate on its Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 5 wagers...read on

RTIP Symposium Kicks Off

December 8, 2010:

The first day of the 37th annual Symposium on Racing & Gaming was packed with a diverse array of opinions and recommendations for improving the sport...read on

OHHA Against Further Reduction Of Live Race Dates In Ontario For 2011

December 3, 2010:

After a meeting of the Ontario Harness Horse Association Board of Directors on Wednesday, December 1, OHHA has taken the position that it cannot support any further reduction of live racing dates in Ontario for 2011 from their...read on

Higher Handle, Reduced Revenues At Tioga

November 29, 2010:

Management of Tioga Downs today announced mixed results from their across-the-board takeout reduction in 2010. While handle increased by 7.8 per cent, wagering revenues fell from 2009...read on

Hialeah Park Takeout Reduced To 12 Per Cent

October 6, 2010:

On Monday, October 4, quarter-horse racetrack Hialeah Park announced that it will reduce takeouts rates on all wagers to an industry low 12%...read on

HRA: No Change To New Whip Rules

February 1, 2010:

The executive of Harness Racing Australia (HRA) reiterated its support for the recently amended rules pertaining to the use of whips in harness racing at its monthly meeting on January 28, 2010, but has agreed to ease the financial burden on drivers found to be in breach of the new guidelines...read on

Drastic Changes For 'Big M' Stakes Schedule

November 20, 2009:

In addition to announcing that a 30 per cent decrease in nomination and sustaining fees for the $1 million Meadowlands Pace in 2010, the 'Big M' has added, subtracted and altered its existing stakes schedule...read on

NJ Race Dates To Be Reduced?

June 4, 2009:

According to an article on njbiz.com, the New Jersey State Assembly is considering legislation which would allow the reduction of standardbred race dates in the state...read on

Purses To Be Dropped At Fraser

February 20, 2009:

Jim Vinnell, president of the BC Standardbred Association, has announced that the BCSA Board has been forced to make further cuts in the purse pool due to...read on


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