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Database Rights Ruling Hinders BHB Plan

The British Horseracing Board's future funding strategy was thrown into disarray when the European Court of Justice Nov. 9 ruled in favor of bookmaker William Hill's challenge over database rights.

Slow Growth in North American Purses

The boom from simulcasting is over and North American purses are now growing progressively slower every year like a freight train struggling up a mountain pass. The problem this time around is that the next mountain peak may still be a ways off, and the downhill side does not appear to be very steep.

Another Win For Seabiscuit; Book Receives Top Award in England

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"Seabiscuit", Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling book about the rags-to-riches story of a 1930s Thoroughbred champion and the colorful people associated with him, has been honored with the prestigious "William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award."

Seabiscuit, the Book, Finalist For Prestigious Award

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Seabiscuit, Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling book about the rags-to-riches story of a 1930s Thoroughbred champion and the colorful people associated with him, is a finalist for the "William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award."

England's William Hill Releases Odds

When the pre-entries were announced Wednesday, the British betting shops released their odds on the eight Breeders' Cup races. Among them is William Hill, which announced the following prices:

Point Given's Role as Derby Favorite Strengthened

Point Given didn't even run over the weekend, but English bookmaking firm William Hill dropped its Kentucky Derby (gr. I) price anyway, from 7-4 to 3-2. There certainly is no disputing Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Point Given is a deserved favorite for the May 5 Derby. Mike Battaglia, who has made Churchill Downs' Derby morning line since 1975, said if he had to make the line today, he would make Point Given 2-1.

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