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  • NTRA Players' Panel Issues Recommendations

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Players' Panel, formed in the wake of the Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 fraud of 2002, has issued policy recommendations on subjects of "serious concern and importance" to pari-mutuel customers.

  • Track Sues Announcer Over Patent Rights to Wager

    Prairie Meadows is suing track announcer Ken Miller over the patent rights to a "Pick 5" wager Miller conceived and the track plans to offer. The tug-of-war has created such a strain that the Iowa racetrack and casino has suspended Miller, who has called races there since 1989.

  • New York Record Pick Six Payout at Aqueduct

    The biggest pick six in NYRA history ended with the first two tickets worth in excess of $1 million in the history of New York racing. Six consecutive double-digit winners conspired to eliminate all but those two tickets, each of which worth $1,120,287.

  • Ultra Pick 6: Security in Place, Races Very Contentious

    As the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships approached the morning of Oct. 25, officials were hoping this year's $3-million guaranteed Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 would be a success in light of last year's well-publicized incident of insider tampering. Measures are in place to avoid a similar scenario.

  • Keeneland Pick Six Swells to $260,209

    With no winning Pick Six tickets sold on Wednesday at Keeneland, the carryover pool for Thursday has swelled to $260,209, a track record.

  • Keeneland Pick Six Swells to $260,209

    With no winning Pick Six tickets sold on Wednesday at Keeneland, the carryover pool for Thursday has swelled to $260,209, a track record.

  • NTRA Offers Nationwide Pick Six Wager Saturday

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) will offer a nationwide Pick Six wager, called the NTRA National Pick 6, on six important Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships prep races being contested this Saturday, Oct. 4.

  • Del Mar Pick Six Carryover Soars

    For the second straight day, there were no perfect tickets in the Pick Six at Del Mar, resuling a carryover of $562,576 for Friday's eighth-race program which begins at 4 p.m. (Pacific time).

  • Giuliani to Present Wagering Integrity Report at Round Table

    Giuliani Partners, led by chairman and chief executive officer Rudolph W. Giuliani, will present a report on the integrity of electronic wagering in the racing industry on Aug. 17 at The Jockey Club's 51st annual Round Table Conference in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Churchill Pick Six Finally Hit

    After six days in which there were no perfect tickets in Churchill Downs' Pick Six wager and a frenzied seventh day of betting boosted the betting pool to more than $1.3 million, the Pick Six excitement ended on Monday as there were nine tickets that correctly selected the winners of six consecutive races.

  • Quinn Named Players' Rep for Wagering Alliance

    Handicapper Jim Quinn has been appointed to the newly-formed position of Players' Representative for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Wagering Integrity Alliance.

  • NYRA Changes Pick Six Schedule

    Pick Six wagering at New York Racing Association tracks will be conducted on the last six races of the day's program each day beginning March 12.

  • HBO Plans Movie On B.C. Pick 6 Scandal

    HBO and actor Robert Wuhl have agreed to do a movie about last year's attempted Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 betting coup that rocked the Thoroughbred industry.

  • Ultra Pick Six Sentencing Rescheduled Once Again

    Sentencing for the three former Drexel University fraternity brothers convicted in the Breeders' Cup pick six scandal has again be rescheduled. Chris Harn, Glen DaSilva, and Derrick Davis will be sentenced by Judge Charles I. Brieant in White Plains, New York on March 20 at 9 a.m.

  • Chris Harn, awaits sentencing in B.C. Ultra Pick 6 scandal.

    Sentencing of Ultra Pick 6 Conspirator Delayed

    Sentencing for all three former Drexel University fraternity brothers convicted in the Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 scandal will take place March 11 in United States District Court in the Southern District of New York.

  • Wagering Group to Meet; Scope May Expand

    The Wagering Technology working group formed by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association plans to meet again Jan. 9 to discuss the pari-mutuel review triggered by the Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 investigation.

  • Tote Companies: No Answers at Racing Symposium

    The University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program staff has had to cancel the "Tote Forum – Issues and Answers" segment scheduled at its annual Symposium on Racing when representatives of the major totalizator companies said they would not participate.

  • Kentucky Panel Plans Complete Pari-Mutuel Review

    The Kentucky Racing Commission will begin a review of all policies and procedures related to pari-mutuel wagering, commission chairman Frank Shoop announced Dec. 4. The action stems from the recent Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 investigation and the review being conducted by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

  • Class Action Suit Coming Against Autotote

    A national class action lawsuit for negligence will be filed Wednesday against Autotote Systems Inc. by a Southern California law firm on behalf of professional pick six player Jimmy "Jimmy the Hat" Allard.

  • At Turfway, Bets Close When First Horse Enters Gate

    Turfway Park, which began implementing measures designed to improve wagering security and increase customer confidence in mid-November, will adopt new wagering policies beginning Dec. 1, opening day of its holiday meet.

  • IRB director Walter Dudycz.

    Federal Freeze May Delay Pick Six Payout

    The executive director of the Illinois Racing Board said Friday it was premature to say if the board will take up at its Dec. 9 meeting the issue of dispersing funds to holders of winning Pick Six tickets from the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • Giuliani to Lead Industry's Review of Tote Security

    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and his consulting firm Giuliani Partners has been hired by a coalition of racing industry stakeholders to begin a systematic review of wagers made over the past year. It is hoped the audit, which could last upwards of one year and will cost in the millions of dollars, will spawn a "state of the art" electronic wagering system that can ensure bettors of pari-mutuel wagering integrity.

  • N.Y. Bill Makes Tampering With Wagers a Felony

    A legislator has proposed that New York law should be tightened to create a felony that specifically outlaws tampering with pari-mutuel bets and wagering systems. The bill, sponsored by Assembly racing committee chairman Alexander Gromack of Rockland County, comes in the aftermath of the Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 betting probe.

  • NTRA Plans News Conference on Wagering Probe

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association will hold a news conference in New York City Nov. 20 to discuss ongoing measures in connection with the Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 investigation.

  • A Call for Security

    <i>By David Ward</i> -- The recent Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 scandal has brought to the racing world's attention three very disconcerting facts...

  • NYRA Strikes Alternate for Pick 6 Bets

    The New York Racing Association announced that it will no longer allow bettors to make an alternate runner selection for Pick 6 wagers, beginning with Saturday's card at Aqueduct.

  • Canadian Regulations Spark Ire of Racetracks

    Racing associations are scheduled to meet with the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency in Ottawa, Ontario, Nov. 15, to discuss a CPMA directive that has led to the suspension of pick six, pick four, and superfecta wagering until further notice.

  • Smith Commends Authorities for Pick 6 Arrests

    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.

  • IRB Bans Bets Involving More Than Three Races

    The Illinois Racing Board, without prior notice and over the angry objections of some track operators, on Nov. 12 slapped an immediate ban on wagers involving more than three races. It also put off licensing two tote companies for next year.

  • Justice Department, FBI Join Pick 6 Probe

    In a dramatic expansion in the investigation into the alleged fixing of a winning Pick 6 ticket during the World Thoroughbred Championships Breeders' Cup Oct. 26, the U.S. Justice Department, through federal prosecutors in Manhattan, along with the FBI, have joined the effort to see if criminal activity was involved.

  • NTRA Enlists Security Expert to Test Tote Systems

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association's newly implemented Wagering Technology Working Group has enlisted Ernst & Young's technology and security risk services to assess and test the security systems currently in place at the three major tote companies.

  • Wagering Technology Group Maps Strategy

    The Wagering Technology working group formed by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association met for the first time Nov. 4. In addition, more members were named.

  • NTRA&#39;s Tim Smith.

    Pari-Mutuel Procedures Under Review at Racetracks

    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.