Nothing to shoot at Wed., as no maiden sprints carded

finish-line-at-santa-anita-park-by-rhetoricru2No maiden sprint races were carded on the main track for Wednesday. So I will save my energy for Thursday when we have four maiden claiming sprints, three of which have full fields.

Will last minute pari-mutual casino deal be struck?

It will be interesting on Wednesday to see if the 80 Nevada casinos make a last minute deal with Track Net on a simulcast agreement. As of Tuesday, no agreement has been made and casinos are reportedly preparing to book bets at Gulfstream Park, Golden Gate Fields, Santa Anita Park, Laurel and Oaklawn, instituting  house limits and no pick sixes. Fair Grounds, which is owned by Churchill Downs, has an existing contract with the casinos.

However, I doubt this stare down will last more than a month, because it seems that everybody loses by it: the tracks, the casinos and the horseplayers.

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