Keyword: TRPB

  • CRW Players Negatively Impacting Payouts

    According to a wagering expert, the industry's embrace of computer-robotic wagering through the high rebates required to sustain these players has resulted in a less attractive game for all other horseplayers.

  • Fee for Tote Security Program Eliminated

    A tote security initiative launched by the TRPB remains on track, but in a major change, the organization said Oct. 7 there no longer is a need for outlets that receive simulcast signals to pay a monthly fee to fund it.

  • TRPB President Fabian to Retire in March

    The Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau announced Jan. 16 it will commence a search process immediately for a successor for president Frank Fabian, who will retire in March after nine years.

  • Customer Needs Focus of Simulcast Conference

    The International Simulcast Conference in Lexington will commence Monday, Oct. 7, with a series of sessions devoted to the urgent need to improve and enhance the customer experience at tracks and simulcast facilities.

  • Breeders' Cup No Longer Employing TRPB

    The Breeders' Cup will no longer use the services of the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau for security at the World Championships, beginning with this year's event Nov. 4-5 at Churchill Downs.

  • Tote Program Includes Pari-Mutuel Upgrades

    The Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau in the next one to two years plans to launch a tote security system designed to close pools on time, eliminate shifts in odds, and display decimal rather than fractional odds.

  • TRPB Developing 'Tote Security Initiative'

    The Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau publicly acknowledged Dec. 17 its work on a "tote-enhancing initiative designed to address fan concerns with pari-mutuel wagering and improve efficiency and security in the future."

  • Bet Monitor Has Contracts in Place in NY

    Advanced Monitoring Systems, selected by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board to provide independent wagering oversight, announced Oct. 19 it has deals in place with the three tote companies that service New York betting outlets.

  • Penn Refunds Pools in Past-Posting Incident

    Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course refunded more than $150,000 in wagers after a communications router failure at its main wagering hub went down, leaving the second race May 20 open for betting after off time.

  • TRA Adopts Protocol for Past-Posting

    The Thoroughbred Racing Associations board of directors has adopted a protocol that establishes industry-wide procedures for tracks to follow in case betting fails to close promptly at the start of a race -- something commonly referred to as "past-posting."

  • Caliente: Clean Bill of Health from TRPB

    Mexico's Caliente Group, which for years has battled sometimes intense scrutiny of its South American bookmaking operation, has completed the comprehensive due-diligence process of the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau.

  • Commentary: Past Posting

    <i>By Ed Martin</i> - Sometimes it's good that racing does not command the front page of USA Today's sports section as often as it should.

  • Official: Industry Security Lacking

    The head of a national organization of regulators told legislators Jan. 4 issues related to pari-mutuel integrity and security need "serious attention," and alleged available resources are being neglected.

  • Fabian Speaks on Jockey Bans; Houghton to Attend Hearing

    Frank Fabian, president of the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau, addressed last year's banning of several jockeys while one of the riders, Terry Houghton, is scheduled to appear before the Michigan Racing Commission June 28 for an investigatory hearing.

  • Illinois Racing Board Denies Houghton Appeal

    An appeal filed by jockey Terry Houghton asking that the Illinois Racing Board lift Arlington Park's current ban against him was unanimously denied June 14 by a 9-0 vote of associates present from the 11-member organization.

  • Judice Latest Banned Jockey to Return to Saddle

    Joe Judice, one of seven jockeys banned from Tampa Bay Downs this past December because of an investigation into alleged race-fixing, returned to the saddle June 3 at River Downs and promptly won with his first two mounts of the meet.

  • Hearing Sheds Light on TRPB Investigation, Jockey Bans

    The transcript from a recent hearing before a judge appointed by the Illinois Racing Board brought new details to light concerning the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau's investigation of 10 jockeys banned last December from Florida and Pennsylvania tracks for alleged race-fixing.

  • Jockey Houghton Banned from Arlington, Douglas to Ride

    Jockey Terry Houghton, banned from Tampa Bay Downs last December, will not be permitted to ride at Arlington Park this summer even though he was allowed to ride at Hawthorne Race Course when the 2007 spring meet began there in February - but Rene Douglas, also banned from two Florida tracks in December, has received clearance to ride.

  • Jockey Investigation a Hot Topic at RCI Conference

    Frustrations with racetracks handling of recent jockey exclusions bubbled over during a committee meeting at the Association of Racing Commissioners International annual convention April 24, with attendees bemoaning the negative attention caused by the ongoing situation.

  • Jockeys Houghton, Bell to Ride at Hawthorne Meet

    Jockeys Terry Houghton and Derek Bell have been given approval to ride at the spring Hawthorne meet that begins Feb. 23. The riders were among seven jockeys banned from the grounds of Tampa Bay Downs Dec. 19, 2006.

  • TRPB Has Deal to Acquire More Betting Information

    The Caliente Group, which operates Agua Caliente in Mexico and is a major race and sports book operator, will be sharing information on betting activities with the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau.

  • Guild Seeks East Coast Options for Banned Jockeys

    With no official word coming on the cases of 10 jockeys banned from tracks in Florida and Pennsylvania last month, many of the riders in question have been forced to seek employment outside of their respective circuits while attorneys continue looking into their legal options.

  • Jockeys&#39; Guild manager Dwight Manley: &quot;... you can&#39;t be kept from going to work without a cause.&quot;

    10th Jockey Ruled Off By Tracks This Month

    Alex Beitia became the 10th jockey known to be denied access to a U.S. racetrack this month when Philadelphia Park officials cited an ongoing investigation and barred him from working there for an indefinite period.

  • Racing Protective Bureau Bolsters Tech Capability

    The Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau announced Aug. 20 that it has contracted with InCompass Solutions Inc. to provide information technology services that better enable TRPB to perform wagering analysis and conduct racing and wagering investigations through the monitoring of betting data.

  • Linnell Named to New Post at TRPB

    J. Curtis Linnell, who has been employed by the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau as a wagering analyst since 2003, has been appointed director of wagering analysis for the organization.

  • RMTC Addresses Withdrawal Guidelines

    The Board of Directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) commissioned Dr. Rick Sams of Ohio State to develop an action plan, timeline, and research priorities to establish guidelines for withdrawal times for therapeutic medications commonly used by racetrack veterinarians.

  • TRPB, Betfair Sign Information Agreement

    The Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau and Betfair, a betting exchange based in Great Britain, have signed a memorandum of understanding that allows the TRPB to obtain information on betting activity.

  • TRPB Hires Fabian as President

    The Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau (TRPB) has hired Franklin J. Fabian, an assistant section chief in the Counter-terrorism Division at the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Washington headquarters, to succeed the retiring Paul Berube as the organization's president.

  • 'Battery' Jockey Banished from Philly Park

    A Commonwealth Court judge has affirmed an order by the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission that upholds the ejection of jockey Orlando Bocachica from the grounds of Philadelphia Park after he admitted to using a battery on numerous occasions during morning training hours, but not during an actual race.

  • Simulcasters Warned: Bad Guys Aren't Giving Up

    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.