Keyword: Equibase

  • Pari-Mutuel Wagering Increases in January

    In a jump that could be related to larger average field sizes, pari-mutuel handle improved 1.52% in January compared with the same month last year, according to Thoroughbred racing economic indicators released by Equibase.

  • Breeders' Cup Schedule Hurt November Handle

    Wagering on United States races for the month of November declined by more than $50 million in 2014 when compared to the previous year, due in great measure to the first day of the Breeders' Cup falling on Oct. 31.

  • BC Helps Boost Wagering Numbers for October

    The Friday, Oct. 31, program of the Breeders' Cup World Championships helped lead to a 2.72% increase in total commingled pari-mutuel handle on United States racing in October compared with the same month in 2013.

  • Pari-Mutuel Handle Down 10.5% for September

    Wagering on United States Thoroughbred races for September was down 10.55% from the corresponding month in 2013, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released by Equibase Oct. 4.

  • Small Foal Crops Will Challenge Racing

    While it already has faced many hurdles, if the declining North American foal crop is not turned around soon, North American racing will require creative solutions from racetracks and horsemen or face further contraction.

  • Total Wagering Down Slightly in August

    While the amount of money wagered on each U.S. race increased in August, a decline in the number of races offered proved too steep a hurdle as total wagering declined 0.37% compared with August 2013.

  • Longtime Florida Linemaker Chuck Streva Dies

    Chuck Streva, a longtime chart-caller and linemaker at South Florida tracks, passed away the morning of Aug. 15 at Miami's Baptist Hospital following a long illness.

  • Handle, Purses, Race Days Down in July

    Equibase reports pari-mutuel wagering on United States Thoroughbred races in July was down 3.47% and purses fell 5.67% from the same month a year ago with 13 fewer race days.

  • Equibase Announces Redesigned Website

    Equibase Company announced July 29 the launch of a redesigned equibase.com website that features a multi-homepage concept with user-chosen pathways for new/casual fans, regular visitors, and seasoned handicappers.

  • Former Penn Clocker Enters Plea Agreement

    A former clocker at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has entered a plea agreement and is cooperating with prosecutors in connection with charges that he and two others defrauded the public.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Gulfstream to Hike Purses 10%, Add Incentives

    Gulfstream Park announced July 17 that it will increase purses an average of 10% starting with its July 24 condition book, and also offer a $250 starter incentive to help horsemen offset the cost of workers' compensation.

  • U.S. Wagering Up Less Than 1% for May

    Though boosted by major racing days May 2-3 and a fifth Saturday in the month, worldwide commingled wagering on United States Thoroughbred races increased only 0.92% for May versus the same month in 2013.

  • Handle on U.S. Races Down 3.08% Through April

    A decline in commingled pari-mutuel handle on United States racing in April versus the same month last year left total wagering down 3.08% for the first four months of 2014, according to Equibase statistics.

  • U.S. Wagering, Purses Held Steady in 2013

    United States race dates declined by 3.15% in 2013 when compared to the previous year, yet total wagering and purses held steady, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released by Equibase Jan. 5.

  • Todd Pletcher compiled total purse earnings of $25,248,816.

    Castellano, Pletcher Best Among 2013 Leaders

    Javier Castellano led North American jockeys in victories and total purse earnings for the first time in 2013, while Todd Pletcher ended the year far ahead on the national earnings list for trainers for the eighth time.

  • Racing is Ripe for More Advanced Statistics

    Finding ways to help Thoroughbred racing fans and horseplayers navigate the vast amount of data the sport generates was the focus of a five-member panel discussion at the Arizona Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming.

  • October Handle Increases 8.3% From 2012

    Despite 25 fewer racing programs, commingled wagering on United States races increased 8.3% in October versus the same month in 2012, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators.

  • Artemis Agrotera wins the 2013 Frizette.

    Projections Indicate Fewer Races a Necessity

    By 2016 the number of starters in Thoroughbred races is projected to be about 39% less than it was in 2003 based on Equibase statistics discussed Oct. 8 during the International Simulcast Conference in Lexington.

  • Wagering, Purses Have Healthy August

    Wagering on United States races was strong in August, with a 4.69% increase from the same month in 2012, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released by Equibase Sept. 4.

  • Gulfstream Park racing.

    Gulfstream Handle Higher As Duel Continues

    Gulfstream Park was the runaway winner over Calder Casino and Race Course July 13-14 in their head-to-head battle, at least in terms of wagering. Gulfstream handled about $4.5 million to Calder's $1.4 million.

  • Handle Up Slightly, Purses Drop in April

    Wagering on United States racing in April registered a small year-over-year gain, but purses were down from April in 2012, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released by Equibase May 5.

  • March Wagering Down Slightly From 2012

    Commingled pari-mutuel handle for March was $983,428,969, down only 0.11% from the same month in 2012, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released by Equibase April 4.

  • NYRA Unveils Redesigned Website

    The New York Racing Association, Inc. has unveiled a redesigned website that the racing organization says is designed to be accessible for all visitors, regardless of their previous experience with racing.

  • Total Handle Up for First Time Since 2006

    Despite a slight decline in wagering in December, total pari-mutuel handle on United States racing in 2012 was up 0.96%, the first increase since 2006, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators.

  • Handle, Purses Up Double Digits in August

    Aided by an increase in race days, pari-mutuel handle and purses in August registered the largest gains in recent memory, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released Sept. 5.

  • July Pari-Mutuel Handle, Purses Decline

    Pari-mutuel handle remained slightly ahead of last year even though it was down 7.37% in July when compared with the same month in 2011, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released by Equibase.

  • U.S. Wagering Stable During May

    Despite strong handle for the spring's first two classics, wagering on U.S. racing in May was nearly identical to the same month a year ago, according to the latest economic indicators from Equibase.

  • U.S. Wagering Fell 7% in April

    Impacted partly by the decision of Gulfstream Park to alter its 2011-12 schedule, wagering on United States racing fell 7% in April, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators.

  • Purses, Handle Show Solid March Gains

    Purses and pari-mutuel handle on Thoroughbred races continued a solid rebound in March with a slight increase in race days, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released by Equibase.