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Is Racing Using Its Slots Money Wisely?

Is Racing Using Its Slots Money Wisely?

As hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue from slot machines flows to horse racing, there is growing sentiment that perhaps the racing industry is failing to capitalize on the new wealth by solely pumping money into purses and breed development programs.

Crunch Time for Horsemen, Horses in Ohio

With a little more than two weeks remaining before the scheduled shutdown of the barn area at Beulah Park, management and horsemen still have no deal to continue live racing in January. But developments on a national level could quickly turn things around.

Butcher Addresses RTIP Students

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Robert Butcher, director of pari-mutuels at Keeneland, returned to the University of Arizona Feb. 9 to serve as a guest lecturer in the Race Track Industry Program. Butcher, an alumnus of the Race Track Industry Program, completed his studies in 1999.

ROAP Plans Evaluation of Stewards, Points of Emphasis for 2007

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The Racing Officials Accreditation Program has developed an annual performance evaluation program for stewards and judges as well as a list of points of emphasis for judging races in 2007 that will be provided to state racing commissions by year's end.

Momentum Gains for Changes in Claiming Rules

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A suggestion from Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella that rules for claiming races be changed to protect against horses with physical problems being passed along as "hot potatoes" to someone else appears to be taking root.

New Panel Added to Symposium on Racing and Gaming

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The University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program has announced the addition of a panel for the Symposium on Racing & Gaming agenda entitled "Alternative Financing Sources in Racing and Gaming."

Avioli Calls for Federal Authorization of Internet Gambling

There are many scenarios for how the United States government will respond to the World Trade Organization's April ruling in which U.S. laws on remote gambling were considered in violation of WTO commitments based on a dispute between the U.S. and Antigua over cross-boarder betting.

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