Post Times

Del Mar Post Times Adjusted

Del Mar' Friday post time has been moved up to 3 p.m. instead of the usual 4 p.m. start time. The Friday switch to 3 p.m. will be the first of four such Friday changes--Aug. 19, Aug. 26, Sept. 2 and Sept. 9--going through to the track's final Sept. 9, 10, 11 weekend. The change is being brought into play to ensure that the track has enough light to run its final races in a safe and viewable manner with sunset coming earlier in the late afternoon as summer nears...

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Breeders' Cup Announces Post Times

The Breeders' Cup today announced post times for the Nov. 5-6 World Championships at Del Mar. There will be 14 Breeders' Cup races and eight undercard races. The official race order and wagering menu for both days of the Championships will be announced Oct. 27. The 38th Breeders' Cup begins Nov. 5 with Future Stars Friday, featuring all five Breeders' Cup races for 2-year-olds. There will be five undercard races preceding the first Breeders' Cup race, with the first race post time at 11:55 a.m. PT. Friday's first Breeders' Cup...

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NYRA Announces Saratoga Post Times

The New York Racing Association announced post times for the 40-day summer meet at historic Saratoga, which will feature 76 stakes worth $21.5 million in total purses. With the exception of Travers Day, Whitney Day and closing weekend, first post on live race days will be 1:05 p.m. First post for the GI Runhappy Travers Day card Aug. 28 will be 11:35 a.m. GI Whitney S. Day Aug. 7 kicks off with a 12:35 p.m. first post. Closing weekend of the Saratoga meet will offer a 12:35 p.m. post time...

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Woodbine Changes Post Times for Rest of Meet

Woodbine Entertainment announced Friday that post times for the rest of the meet will be altered. Beginning Sunday, Nov. 8, first post at the Ontario oval will be at 2:25 p.m. on Thursdays, 4:45 p.m. on Fridays, and 1:25 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Live Thoroughbred racing for the season will conclude Sunday, Dec. 13. Visit for more information.

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Breeders' Cup Announces Post Times for 2020 World Championships

The Breeders' Cup announced post times Thursday for the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 Championship races and eight undercard races with total purses and awards of more than $31 million, which will be held Nov. 6-7 at Keeneland. The official race order and wagering menu for both days of the Championships will be announced Wednesday, Oct. 28. The 37th Breeders' Cup, which will be held in Eastern Standard Time, begins Friday, Nov. 6 with Future Stars Friday, featuring all five Breeders' Cup World Championships races for 2-year-olds....

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Making Betting More Friendly: Peter Rotondo

With racing's temporary opportunity as the only game in town, the TDN's Katie Ritz took a poll of some industry insiders known to like a good bet and asked them: what is one simple way that tracks could make betting more friendly for existing horseplayers and/or more effective at bringing in new players? As you'll see, none of them could stop at just one. PETER ROTONDO, Vice President Media & Entertainment, Breeders' Cup In terms of bringing in new people, I believe that new players should come from folks who...

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With Just Two Tracks Running, Post Times Still Collide

Under normal circumstances, with many tracks running on a busy Saturday afternoon, it's not uncommon to see races at different venues go off on top of each other. The occurrence usually leads to a flurry of frustrated tweets, with bettors, fans and even racing participants wondering why the issue can't be remedied--it seems like it should be an easy fix. Last Saturday, the convergence of post times reached a new level of irrationality. With the Tampa Bay Downs card already in the books, just two Thoroughbred-only tracks were holding races--Gulfstream...

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