Mark Casse: “I'm Not Proud Of Our Sport”

Appearing as the Green Group Guest of the Week on this week's TDN Writers' Room podcast presented by Keeneland, Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse grew emotional when the subject of the rash of fatalities that have plagued the sport this year came up. Believing that the industry has not done all that it can to help alleviate the situation and that tracks must embrace a return to synthetic surfaces, Casse admitted that his outlook on his profession and the sport has changed for the worse. "This is sad to...

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Caesars Entertainment Launches Caesars Racebook in New York

Caesars Entertainment launched its horse racing wagering app Caesars Racebook in New York, the casino-entertainment company said in a release Thursday morning. Fans in the Empire State can now access pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing content from more than 300 tracks around the world, all tied to Caesars Rewards, the gaming industry's loyalty program. Caesars Racebook's debut in New York builds on recent launches in sixteen states, including California, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland and Ohio. Powered by NYRA Bets, Caesars Racebook is now available in New York on iOS, Android and...

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NYRA to Seed Saturday's Late Pick 5 with Additional $100K

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will offer a Late Pick 5 pool seeded with $100,000 on Saturday, at Saratoga Race Course. The additional money offered in Saturday's Late Pick 5 pool is to honor NYRA's commitment to horseplayers following extenuating circumstances on Sunday's card that saw three races taken off-the-turf late in the day which disrupted a number of multi-race wagers. Featuring a 15% takeout rate and 50 cent minimum, the Late Pick 5 is open to retail customers only and offered on every live race day at...

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NYRA Bets $1-Million Late Pick 5 Bonus to Begin Saturday

The NYRA Bets $1-million Late Pick 5 Bonus, which will be available exclusively to NYRA Bets customers every Saturday and Sunday during the 2023 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course, will launch this weekend. In addition to the pari-mutuel payout, should a single winner capture a Saturday or Sunday Late Pick 5, the winner will receive a $1-million bonus. To qualify for the bonus, the wager must be placed through NYRA Bets. Featuring a low 15% takeout rate and 50-cent minimum, the Late Pick 5 is open to retail customers...

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On TDN Writers' Room Podcast, HISA's Lazarus Admits Mistakes Have Been Made

Because of a number of developments over the last few weeks that can be characterized as missteps, Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) Chief Executive Officer Lisa Lazarus has had a chance to reflect on what's gone right and what's gone wrong since the Anti-Doping and Medication Control (ADMC) Program went into effect in May. Appearing as this week's Green Group Guest of the Week on the TDN Writers' Room podcast presented by Keeneland, Lazarus addressed the problems and made no attempt to sugarcoat them. "If we look at the...

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NYRA Bets Holding Announces Partnership with Game of Silks

NYRA Bets Holding, LLC, a subsidiary of NYRA Bets, LLC, the official online wagering platform of the New York Racing Association, Inc., and Game of Silks, the online game connected to the real world of Thoroughbred horse racing, announced Wednesday a new partnership resulting in NYRA Bets Holding, LLC acquiring a minority equity ownership position in Game of Silks. In addition to this strategic investment, the partnership establishes Game of Silks as the Official Blockchain Game and Metaverse Partner of NYRA. The agreement will enable the global horse racing industry...

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Caesars Racebook Launches on Android and Desktop in Seven States

Caesars Entertainment, Inc. and NYRA Bets LLC, who together launched a new horse racing account wagering app, Caesars Racebook, this past spring, have made it available on Android and desktop in time for the upcoming Breeders' Cup World Championships this week. It is available to racing fans in Kentucky, Florida, Ohio, Indiana, Oregon, Montana, and North Dakota and continues to launch in additional states, pending regulatory approvals. Caesars Racebook utilizes the NYRA Bets platform for racing and wagering content from more than 250 tracks around the world. "Expanding Caesars Racebook's...

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Aftercare, Promotion, and Communication Highlighted at OwnerView Conference

Edited Press Release The need to ensure responsible ownership at all stages of a racehorse's life was a recurring theme at this week's Thoroughbred Owner Conference, which was held July 25-26 in the 1863 Club at Saratoga Race Course. The event, which attracted more than 100 attendees, was presented by the New York Racing Association (NYRA) and hosted by The Jockey Club and Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. The keynote address of the conference was delivered by Stacie Clark-Rogers, operations consultant for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA). Clark-Rogers summarized the...

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Caesars Racebook App Live in Florida and Ohio

Caesars Sportsbook and NYRA Bets, which together announced in March a new horse racing account wagering app, have officially launched the Caesars Racebook App in both Florida and Ohio. Additional states are slated to be added throughout the year. Now available for download on iOS, Caesars Racebook utilizes the NYRA Bets platform providing bettors with pari-mutuel wagering on premier racing content from more than 250 tracks around the world. New customers registering for Caesars Racebook will be eligible for a 100% first deposit match up to $500. "The new Caesars...

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Caesars Launching Racebook App in Partnership With NYRA

Caesars Sportsbook, in partnership with NYRA Bets, is launching a new horse racing account wagering app, Caesars Racebook, Caesars and the New York Racing Association announced Thursday. Available for download this spring, Caesars Racebook will utilize the NYRA Bets platform to provide bettors with pari-mutuel wagering services on premier horse racing content from more than 250 tracks around the world. Caesars Racebook will offer wagering on marquee horse racing events in the United States, as well as on international tracks. The new app will also offer players all the additional...

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FOX Sports and NYRA Reach Exclusive Belmont Stakes Deal

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and FOX Sports have reached an agreement with the latter acquiring exclusive media rights for the GI Belmont Stakes, beginning in 2023. The eight-year agreement runs through 2030 and includes the entire Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, which is the multi-day event of top races preceding the Belmont S., as well as a new title sponsorship deal which grants NYRA Bets the title sponsorship to the Belmont S. "FOX Sports has quickly become the year-round home of the finest Thoroughbred racing in the country,"...

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BetMGM Horse Racing Mobile App Launched in Ohio

The BetMGM Horse Racing mobile app has been launched in Ohio, it was announced Thursday. BetMGM Horse Racing allows Buckeye State customers to watch and wager on premier Thoroughbred, Harness and Quarter Horse races at more than 200 tracks around the world. "We're proud to introduce BetMGM Horse Racing, our new mobile offering to the state of Ohio," said BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt. "In partnership with NYRA Bets, we've created an innovative digital experience for horse racing fans and anticipate the platform's future launch in additional states." NYRA Bets is...

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