Speakers on the opening day of the International Simulcast Conference near San Francisco Sept. 29 had a powerful warning for host tracks: Know who you are doing business with or risk more wagering scandals.
Arlington Park and its parent company, Churchill Downs Incorporated, filed a petition today with the U.S. District Court in New York to request that the court recognize Arlington Park's claim to the funds from the wagering pool of the Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick Six wager. In granting the petition, the court would allow the Illinois Racing Board to authorize Arlington Park's payment to the rightful winners.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Wagering Technology Working Group met Thursday afternoon via teleconference to review several ongoing projects.
Santa won't be bringing any $40,000 checks to the people holding consolation tickets in the Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick Six.
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.
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Woodbine Entertainment Wednesday issued a strong rebuke to the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency's (CPMA) decision to ban North American bets such as the superfecta and pick four in the wake of the Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick Six scandal.
Racetracks have already initiated a review of procedures related to pari-mutuel wagering in the wake of suspicious Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick Six wagers currently under investigation by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.
As expected, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association has formed a "wagering technology" working group, or task force, to review pari-mutuel computer security and ensure integrity in the system.
As the investigation into "unusual circumstances" surrounding winning Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick Six wagers continued Oct. 30, there was some speculation as to whether those bets, and perhaps others made through unlicensed account-wagering providers, are legal in Maryland.
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