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‘A Step Forward For American Racing’: Reviewing Four Months Of Category One Interference Rules In Oklahoma

In September 2022, the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission became the first North American jurisdiction to implement the Category 1 interference philosophy, used by all major racing jurisdictions worldwide. After almost 800 races with the Category 1 rules in place, covering both Thoroughbreds at Remington Park and Quarter Horses at Will Rogers Downs, the stewards overseeing […]

Bill Introduced To Legalize Fixed Odds Betting For Racing In New York

Fixed odds betting options on horse racing could come to New York residents if a new bill introduced by Senator Joseph Addabbo, Chairman of the state Senate’s Racing, gaming and Wagering Committee, is passed. Senate Bill 2343 is similar to a measure introduced a year ago, also by Sen. Addabbo, but which was never advanced for […]

TIF: Tampa Stewards Acknowledge Missed Call, Revise Procedures

Stewards at Tampa Bay Downs have revised their procedures after acknowledging they missed an incident at the start of the third race there on November 25. The doors of the starting gate for the race’s second favorite, #6 Cash Call Kitten, did not open simultaneously with the others in the race, disadvantaging his chances, and […]

TIF: ‘Races With Smaller Pools And Uncompetitive Entrants Invite Manipulation’

Since the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation published its piece on pool manipulation at Gulfstream Park, TIF has received a plethora of questions and comments about it. We have summarized them into eight questions below and, hopefully, provided some additional insight and context with your answers. If you have more, don’t hesitate to contact TIF using this […]

TIF: Pool Manipulation At Gulfstream Prompts Swift Action; Questions Remain

On Friday, November 11th, in the first race at Gulfstream Park, someone seemingly sacrificed approximately $18,000 in a brazen manipulation of the quinella pool. Additionally, some of the odds displayed during the race changed after the race had been run leaving bettors wondering just what was going on. “We have been tracking pool manipulation across American […]

Breeders’ Cup Win, Place, Show Pools Return Additional $545,000 Thanks To Penny Breakage

Horseplayers at the 2022 Breeders’ Cup enjoyed more than $545,000 in additional winnings from just the win, place and show pools thanks to the revised Kentucky law that pays pari-mutuel winnings down the penny. “The two days of racing at Keeneland were sensational, but it was made that extra bit better thanks to penny breakage […]

Kentucky: Over $1.1 Million Returned To Bettors In First 49 Days Of Penny Breakage

Through the Keeneland races on Sunday, October 15th, more than $1.1 million has been returned to horseplayers from the first 49 Kentucky race days of rounding pari-mutuel winning dividends to the penny. The penny breakage provision, supported by the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation (TIF), was the first of its kind in North American racing and went […]

Thoroughbred Idea Foundation: Sports Bettors Won’t Stay If Racing Is Purely Pari-Mutuel

Pushing today’s pari-mutuel wagering experience to sports bettors might turn them off to racing forever. Significant work has been dedicated to getting North American horse racing content on the platforms of existing and emerging sports betting providers. Racing would bring tens of thousands of wagering events to these platforms. In the absence of fully-evolved legal […]

‘Unscratched Horse’ Runs Second At Mountaineer; Officials Working To Update Protocols

Nearly ten months after the unsatisfactory outcome of Modern Games winning the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf as a “purse money only” runner, another confusing and frustrating incident involving an error left a sour taste amongst multi-race bettors. On Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Mountaineer Park, pre-race changes were announced for the card that included the scratching […]