"The NTRA Wagering Technology Working Group is a vital part of the effort to assure our customers that the pari-mutuel system is protected from abuse. New security measures being put in place will guard against attempts to abuse the pari-mutuel system. From the first indication in October that a problem existed, the horseracing industry has viewed this challenge very seriously. We will do everything necessary to protect the interests of our fans and customers and to earn their confidence."
Tim Smith, commissioner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, commended authorities on Tuesday for the arrests of three individuals for wire fraud in connection to the Breeders' Cup Pick 6 investigation."We commend the authorities on the arrests today in the pick six case and support prosecution to the fullest extent under the law, Smith said in a prepared statement. "We have said from the beginning, our focus is not only on last month's Breeders' Cup Pick 6 but also on protecting the long-term integrity of the entire pari-mutuel system.