Thursday, May 31, 2007

Quick Hits 5/31

- Maryland Based Sweetnorthernsaint is going to try running on the Poly.
"Sooner or later, we're going to have to take the leap and try him on Polytrack and see how he handles it" said trainer Mike Trombetta. To that end, the Grade 3, $200,000 Dominion Day at Woodbine on July 1 is one of the next-race options being considered for Sweetnorthernsaint. The 1 1/4-mile race will be run on Woodbine's main track, which is now Polytrack. [DRF]
- Do the legislators in Delaware really think that an all out sports book is going to benefit horse racing?
The state would realize millions more in additional revenue from an estimated 1,385 new jobs, ongoing casino operations, construction of the sports betting facilities, increased betting on horse races, and spending on hotels, restaurants and other establishments, according to a report prepared by Morowitz Gaming Advisors.[The Delaware Daily Times]
Increased betting on horse racing ????? Come On!

- If you care about the future of horse racing, then check out
this post. Byron, aka "The Pedigree Guru" has written an informative post on the future of the Breeders Cup. Give it a read!

- I am very good at pointing out the negatives in Maryland racing, so I wanted to give a hardy pat on the back to The Maryland Jockey Club. The first week of twilight racing at Pimlico brought in a nice crowd. The weather for today and tomorrow should be great, and I hope to see even more racing fans. "Twilight" racing has also been advertised on on the sports talk shows, and in the paper every day. Good work guys!

1 comment:

Handride said...

I don't think it would help much, but I do think there would be more of a crossover for the sports gamblres than the slots players. Horse racing is a sport, and ifyou get sports gamblers into a place where they can bet sports, they'll be looking to bet even more sports. I would rather every track have a sports book than a slots hall.


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