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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

Freehold Raceway Announces Purse Reductions; Anticipates Schedule Change

February 24, 2011:

Freehold Raceway today announced that the condition sheet being released today will reflect a 25 per-cent reduction in purses...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

New Jersey T-Bred Handle Way Up In 2010 Despite 50 Per Cent Cut In Race Dates

November 22, 2010:

After having slashed the number of thoroughbred race dates in New Jersey from 141 in 2009 to 71 in 2010, racetrack operator New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority has announced that the almost 50 per cent date reduction has resulted in a $122.5 million increase in handle...read on

Western Fair Adds Second Win-4, Drops Takeout

November 1, 2010:

Western Fair Raceway today announced the addition of a second Win-4 to its wagering menu with a significant reduction in takeout to 15 per cent...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

Lowered Balmoral Pick 4 Takeout Increases Pool Average 62 Per Cent

September 30, 2010:

Times are tough and money is tight, but according to figures crunched by Balmoral Park Racing Analyst Michael Antoniades, a reduction in takeout from the Illinois track's Pick 4 pools this year has resulted in a 62 per cent average increase in pool size for the exotic bet...read on

Tioga Downs' Take-Out Reduction Approved

March 26, 2010:

Tioga Downs’ application to reduce the take-out on all wagers to the minimum allowable by New York State statute for the 2010 live racing season was approved at the New York State Racing & Wagering Board’s monthly meeting...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

Kentuckiana Reduces '09 Stud Fees

February 5, 2009:

In light of the current economic situation, Kentuckiana Farms has announced a substantial reduction in stallion service fees for 2009 along with a breeders’ loyalty program designed to assist breede...read on


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