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Replays of Old Horse Races Are No Longer Allowed — So What’s Next for Texas Racetracks?

Posted on · Back in September (Sept. 11, 2015), we talked with Houston Chronicle reporter Brian Rosenthal about something called “historical racing.” It’s a practice at Texas racetracks where old horse races are replayed on a screen with no identifying traits that would allow you to recognize the race, the horse or the outcome. It allows players to bet on a simulation […]

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No Historical Racing: Friday’s Show (March 4, 2016)

Posted on · Back in September (Sept. 11, 2015), we discussed the concept of  “historical racing.” It’s a practice at Texas racetracks where old horse races are replayed on a screen with no identifying traits that would allow you to recognize the race, the horse or the outcome. It allows players to bet on a simulation of a real race […]

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Horse Racing is Back in Texas After a Brief Shutdown — But for How Long?

Posted on · The Texas horse racing industry shut down briefly last week (Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015) amid debate over a new type of gambling at horse tracks. But some say the debate is about something more — namely who gets to profit from the industry. And are racetracks like the Sam Houston Race Park profitable anymore? And are […]