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Another strong year for thoroughbred wagering; handle, purses up more than 3 percent over 2017

KyForward staff Equibase Company, LLC has released the thoroughbred racing economic indicators for 2018 and the news is pretty good. The statistics indicate the resurgence wagering on horse races has experienced in recent years continues. For the fourth consecutive year, total wagering on U.S. races increased year-over-year and topped $11 billion for the first time since 2010. The bump occurred despite...

Equibase, Keeneland announce partnership to conduct pilot test for workout data using GPS

Equibase Company, in partnership with Keeneland and at the request of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, conducted a test at the Lexington track to collect workout data using global positioning satellite technology. Equibase currently has GPS systems at Woodbine Racetrack, Golden Gate Fields, Laurel Park, and Pimlico, and is the official timer at those tracks. Equibase’s GPS technology partner,...