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CHRB to Undertake Marketing Study

California Horse Racing Board commissioners Alan Landsburg and John Harris were appointed to form an ad hoc committee to examine efforts in the state to market horseracing.

Fairplex to Remain Open for Training

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Fairplex Park will remain open without interruption as a racing and training center at least through October and possibly year-around under a funding agreement announced Thursday at the monthly meeting of the California Horse Racing Board at Golden Gate Fields.

Sportsman's Park Turns Back Challenge to ITW Licenses

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The Illinois Racing Board Monday turned back an effort by Maywood Park Trotting Association and Balmoral Racing Club to strip the National Jockey Club of its intertrack wagering licenses in Peru, Joliet, and Crestwood.

Tote Companies: No Answers at Racing Symposium

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The University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program staff has had to cancel the "Tote Forum – Issues and Answers" segment scheduled at its annual Symposium on Racing when representatives of the major totalizator companies said they would not participate.

Autotote Adds Independent Monitoring System

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Autotote, which recently had a former employee plead guilty to fraud, will immediately begin installation of a new tracking device that can independently monitor wagering transactions and detect possible fraudulent activity.

Class Action Suit Coming Against Autotote

A national class action lawsuit for negligence will be filed Wednesday against Autotote Systems Inc. by a Southern California law firm on behalf of professional pick six player Jimmy "Jimmy the Hat" Allard.

A Call for Security

By David Ward -- The recent Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 scandal has brought to the racing world's attention three very disconcerting facts...

NYRA to Stop Wagering Early at Simulcast Sites

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The New York Racing Association will stop accepting wagers from its simulcast outlets when the first horse enters the starting gate, beginning with the opening of the inner track meeting at Aqueduct on December 4.

Autotote Fires Employee in Connection with Pick 6 Case

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An employee of Autotote, the totalizator service of Catskills OTB, has been fired for alleged wrongdoing with regards to the Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick Six that is currently being investigated by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.

Scientific Games Posts Positive First Quarter

Scientific Games reported $5.4 million, a gain of 10 cents per common share, in net income for the three month period ending March 31. For the same period a year ago, the company reported a net income of $4.1 million or a loss of 10 cents per share.

Autotote's Statement on Advance Deposit Wagering in California

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Applications from four companies seeking to offer Advance Deposit Wagering, or account wagering, in California will be considered by the California Horse Racing Board Thursday, Jan. 24. The regulations were approved by the state last Friday, allowing the CHRB to proceed with consideration of the applications from Autotote Enterprises Inc., Magna Entertainment Corporation, ODS Technologies (TVG), and Youbet.com. At the invitation of The Blood-Horse, each of the four license applicants was asked to provide a brief statement concerning their proposal for account wagering in California. Here is the response from Autotote Enterprises:

Churchill to Repurchase Stock, Racing Stocks Down Overall

Churchill Downs' board of directors authorized the repurchase of up to 55,000 shares. The buy-back was authorized to help stablize the company's stock price and contribute to stablizing the market overall. Despite financial experts pleas to investors that they should not react to the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington D.C., the major stock markets sustained significant losses.

Fair Grounds to Launch Internet Wagering

Fair Grounds on Saturday joined the ranks of U.S. racetracks offering its own Internet wagering system. The New Orleans track will introduce Net Bet, an integrated Internet and telephone account wagering service. Net Bet will provide real time odds, full race programs, web casts of live races, archived race replays, and online betting.

Handicapping Contestants From 19 States, Canada

Handicappers from 19 states and Canada will be in New Haven, Connecticut this weekend to compete in Autotote's fifth annual $100,000 Sports Haven Handicapping Challenge Racing fans from across the country will converge on Sports Haven this weekend to compete in Autotote's fifth annual $100,000 Sports Haven Handicapping tournament.

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