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New Jersey Fixed-Odds Pilot Program Cleared for 2021

Even as a separate bill to allow fixed-odds wagering on in-state horse races is making its way through the New Jersey Legislature, the state's racing commission voted 4-0 Nov. 18 to give consent for licensees to try a fixed-odds pilot program during 2021 that would be limited to bets on out-of-state Grade I races. The vote was unanimous but not without misgivings, as several commissioners voiced concerns prior to the vote that fixed-odds betting would cannibalize the existing pari-mutuel system and eventually erode New Jersey's racing industry. And one New...

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Zarkava Will Visit Shamardal in 2020

Undefeated Cartier Horse of the Year and G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Zarkava (Ire) (Zamindar) will visit Darley stallion Shamardal (Giant's Causeway) in 2020, Jour de Galop reported on Monday. A winner of five Group 1 races and currently carrying to Frankel (GB), she will produce a full-brother or full-sister to listed winner and G1 Prix Vermeille third Zarkamiya (Fr) (Frankel {GB}) this spring. Her best offspring to date has been G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud victor Zarak (Fr) (Dubawi {Ire}), who currently stands under The Aga Khan...

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