Articles posted February 13, 2008

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Youbet to Close IRG

Youbet to Close IRG will close its troubled off-shore telephone wagering entity International Racing Group, according to a Feb. 13 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Handicapping Tour Signup to Begin

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Handicapping Tour Signup to Begin

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced that registration for the newly-created National Handicapping Championship Tour, a year-long bonus series offering additional prize money and qualifying berths to the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship, will open Feb. 15 at

NYRA Franchise Deal Approved

NYRA Franchise Deal Approved

The New York Racing Association will run racing for the next 25 years under legislation approved February 13 that provides hundreds of millions of dollars in direct aid and loan forgiveness to NYRA and new oversight abilities by the state.

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