A dispute over signal rates between TrackNet Media Group and 17 racetracks in the Mid-Atlantic region is a primary reason Gulfstream's interstate wagering handle was down about 15% through the first seven days of its meet.
Another group of racetracks won't be importing the signal from Belmont Park beginning April 30 because they collectively have failed to strike a deal on signal rates with the New York Racing Association.
The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association may attempt to form a coalition of all horsemen's groups in the country to work toward common goals, one of is which is protection of the Interstate Horseracing Act of 1978. Some horsemen believe racetracks have formed cooperatives not only to secure favorable simulcasting rates, but to undermine the federal law that requires horsemen's consent when signals are transmitted.
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