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  • As a native Marylander and worked at Delaware Park for years, I obviously was glad to see Havre de Grace winning Horse of the Year.  Her Delaware races with Blind Luck were among the best events you’ll ever see.  She becomes the third straight female to capture Horse of the Year and the Delaware Handicap’s ...

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  • As part of our TEBOW MANIA Promotion, we are offering a $25 cash bonus if any horse with the name TIM or TIMOTHY wins and you bet it to win.  I check the entries for Saturday, as best I could see and found only one horse with TIM in his name.  However, I found a ...

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  • The more astute horse racing fan uses past performances to make educated selections on the races, but they are also never immune from a good hunch.  Idabet.com, a United States based account deposit wagering service for online and phone betting on the races is giving their players the opportunity to jump on the Tim Tebow ...

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  • Reports today indicate that Genting, the owner of the new slots casino at Aqueduct has made a proposal to eliminate racing at the Big A and move the winter meet to Belmont Park.   Last week, they proposed a $4 billion complex at Aqueduct to add a full scale casino, hotel and the country’s largest convention ...

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  • The New Year means the return to the legislature in many states and an opportunity for horse racing to improve itself.  Adding casinos to the racing operations of course has been the most important actions for racing and we’ve been following what’s on tap for this year: KENTUCKY:  Governor Beshear announced that this is the year ...

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  • Here is a list of this weekend’s stakes action courtesy of the Blood Horse:   Saturday: Aqueduct: Count Fleet S, $150,000g, 3yo, 8.32f. Busanda S, $100,000g, 3yo f, 8.32f. Gulfstream Park: Marshua’s River S (gr. IIIT), $100,000g, 4&up, f/m, 8.5f (turf). Santa Anita: San Pasqual S (gr. II), $150,000g, 4&up, 8.5f. Sham S (gr. III), $100,000g, 3yo, 8f. Tampa Bay Downs: Pelican S, ...

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  • The big purses of top quality racing from Dubai returns Thursday, Jan. 5 and Friday, January 6 and you can bet it on Idabet.com.  This week starts the Dubai World Cup Carnival and continues with more action in January on the 12, 20, 21 and 26th.   Check your email for complimentary past performances and selections for ...

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  • I was reading about another ADW today which requires you to bet at least $5000 before they reward you.  Then another which took an entire page to explain their rewards program that gave you points based on play which then converted to cash which obviously changes quite a bit that it’s like handicapping a race. Not ...

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  • Happy New Year to all from Idabet.com.  We are extending our NO DEPOSIT FEES promotions into the New Year as a continuing thank you to our players for making us the fastest growing ADW. On all deposits except GreenDot, with a minimum of a $100 deposit, there will be NO FEES. For Greendot: There must be a ...

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  • There’s racing action all weekend long to welcome in the New Year on Idabet.com.  Catch stakes action from coast to coast and expanded racing action Monday, January 2, a legal holiday and big racing day. One big carryover to start the weekend…$155,000 in Gulfstream’s Jackpot Pick 6.  Due to the holiday, please check our schedule as ...

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  • The season of giving is surely the one of offering…as in two big Pick 6 jackpots awaiting Thursday’s (Dec.  29) race cards at Gulfstream and Santa Anita. Santa Anita projects with its carryover from opening day on Monday, that their Pick 6 will be worth at least $750,000 when racing returns Thursday. Its sister track Gulfstream also ...

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  • Monday, December 26 marks the opening of the winter meet at Santa Anita with the $300,000 Malibu Stakes on tap and a Late Pick 4 starting at $400,000.   Gulfstream Park is up and running with a $118,000 carryover on the Pick 6.   Congratulations to our Holiday winners.  Winners have been notified by email for our monthly contest.  ...

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  • On behalf of the Idabet.com team, I want to wish you the very best holiday season and of course the biggest winning year ahead.  Thanks to all of our players that have made our second year of operation a major success.  We must be doing something right, because players are coming from all over the ...

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  • It’s official…warm weather sunny Florida racing action from Gulfstream Park and Tampa Bay Downs will be offered to our players all winter.  Of course, you can choose from scores of tracks from across the globe as well as these two popular winter venues.  Gulfstream gives you an early view into the many Derby hopefuls as ...

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  • Happy Holidays at Idabet.com begin with NO DEPOSIT FEES all through December with just a few simple rules.  We will refund all of your deposit fees when you deposit a minimum of $100.  With GreenDot, we will refund your $4.95 fee once daily with a minimum total deposit of $250 daily.  Idabet continues to offer ...

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  • The Idabet.com family wishes your family and Happy Thanksgiving and Holiday Season and while we can’t get our famous Idaho Holiday Potatoes to your dinner table, we do have a couple of Turkey Day treats. Our No Deposit Fee promotion continues through November.  Just make a minimum $10 deposit and we’ll credit your deposit fees within ...

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  • This Saturday’s $1 Million Delta Downs Jackpot has shaped us anything as exciting on Breeders’ Cup Day and proves the racing season is still in high gear.  Bob Baffert will send his two year star DRILL, winner of the Grade I Del Mar Futurity to the post as favorite for this juvenile test. Idabet.com players can ...

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  • Congratulations to our lucky winners of our Kickoff to the Holidays giveaway last week.  You will be receiving your gift shortly.  Don’t thank Melissa or Steve this time around, just thank the little jockey running around inside the computer that selected our winners. The following winners can now avoid the lines of Black Friday: Jack J., Port ...

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  • CHECK YOUR SPAM MAIL…DON’T MISS OUR EMAILS We send out E-Mail blasts reoutinely and they offer great specials and offers.  You don’t want to miss any of Idabet.com’s players news, so be sure you check your Spam or Junk Mail to see if our mail landed there. Better yet, make sure you change your email controls ...

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  • Congratulations to the players tip sheet MINNESOTA CUP MAGIC by Rick K. of Blaine Minnesota.  Rick scored 17 points edging Justin P. of Staten Island, NY with 15 points and David G. “Louisiana Lightning” of Mandeville, LA with 14 points.  Rick actually made all of his selections on Wednesday night. He got off to  fast ...

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  • NO DEPOSIT FEES IN NOVEMBER Idabet is giving thanks to our players EVERYDAY in NOVEMBER with NO DEPOSIT FEES.  We want to thank you for your support and our continued growth.  Idabet owned by horsemen is committed to live racing and your business helps give live racing a brighter future.  More importantly, we are doing everything ...

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  • It’s a Halloween Mnnster Mash with Trifectas at Selected tracks this weekend (Oct. 29-30).  We will reward you an extra 2% cash rewards on all Trifectas from the following tracks: Harness: Dover, Batavia, Colonial, Pompano and Pocono;  Thoroughbreds:  Parx, Suffolk and Delta Downs.  Your extra bonus will be posted within 24 hours of your wagers.  Choose ...

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  • BET THE BREEDERS’ CUP We’ll have all the action of the Breeders’ Cup for you right here on Idabet.com.  You can watch and wager on all the races that will crown the divisional championships on both Friday and Saturday, November 3 and 4.  Look for our Breeders’ Cup specials in a couple of days. NEW IDABET.COM PLAYERS ...

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  • Four Rivals For Black Caviar A multiple Group 1-winning sprinter will be among Black Caviar’s rivals in the most anticipated support race of Cox Plate Day Wednesday, 19 October 2011 A multiple Group 1-winning sprinter will be among Black Caviar’s rivals in the most anticipated support race of Cox Plate Day. Black Caviar’s quest for a 15th straight win ...

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  • The Last Player Standing wins $200 in our exclusive contest with Delta Downs this Friday, October 21.  To enter, you simply need to pick one horse in races 1 through 9 on Friday’s card.  We’ll tally  up the results and the player who selects the most winners gets $200 credited to their account.  Runner up ...

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  • FINAL WEEKEND FOR NO DEPOSIT FEES;  IDABET CONTINUES TO SUBSIDIZE YOUR TRANSACTIONS IDABET.COM SAVES YOU EVERYDAY ON DEPOSIT FEES AND STILL MAINTAINS THE HIGHEST REWARDS   Our current promotion offering No Deposit fees concludes on Sunday.  Until Congress clarifies the banking law that prohibits illegal offshore gambling  that is not to be confused with American based online horse ...

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  • We have received preliminary agreements with Churchill Downs for the Breeders’ Cup Championships of Racing on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 & 5.  You can watch and wager on all the great races of the year over the two day event right here on IdaBet.com.  Look for special announcements on the Breeders’ Cup on this ...

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  • IdaBet.com is pleased to announce NO DEPOSIT FEES through October 16.  We will reimburse you for your deposit fees within 24 hours.  Be sure you check out our new easy and convenient funding options on both credit and debit cards.  We are working hard to make it as simple as possible while the industry continues ...

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  • Idabet.com is closing in on another record month, thanks to you our loyal players.  We’re celebrating by covering your deposit fees for Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 28-30.  We’ll reimburse your fees the next day directly to your account.  We know thing are tough all over and wherever we can help out, we are so glad ...

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  • Idabet.com is running a fabulous promotion the weekend of September 23-25.  We have selected 8 tracks both thoroughbreds and harness that are among the better tracks for top rewards…and they’ve bonused that even more.  Choose your track and we’ll reward you 7% for all Win and Place bets and a whopping 11% on all Trifectas. It’s ...

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  • UNDERSTANDING CREDIT & DEBIT DEPOSITS As many of you are aware, changes were made by Congress to stop illegal gambling online by preventing credit and debit cards from being used by players.  However, many banks read this law to affect how online wagering, even legal sites like Idabet.com.  As a result many players across the country ...

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  • We’ve extended our September Stretch Run promotion for Free Deposits through Sunday, Oct. 2.  Your deposits will be credited to your account the next day. This weekend is France’s biggest racing week, the Prix d’ Arc deTriomphe.  The action gets underway at 8edt Saturday and an bright eye opening 7:30am on Sunday (4:30am for you west ...

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  • FAVORITES SCORE IN SANDY DOWNS FINALS Leading Trainer Bret Vickery Saddles Derby and Futurity Winners   They crowned the two and three year old stars at Sandy Downs last Saturday night and local favorites Lajolla Famosa and Wayward Wings didn’t disappoint in the track’s top stakes races of the season on closing night.  A record crowd with standing ...

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  • FAMILY FESTIVAL, STAKES FINALS AS SANDY DOWNS CONCLUDES SEASON THIS WEEKEND   In a rematch of their Hadtobenuts Derby trial, Lajolla Famosa and Hadtobeawinner are the main challengers in the three-year-old quarter horse championship for the 2011 Sandy Downs meet in Idaho Falls.  The Gary and Jeralyn Messenger owned Lajolla Famosa returned to his strong 2010 form with an easy ...

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  • It’s time for another IdaCapper Contest.  Saturday, July 30 we are offering an IdaWin Contest.  Just select one horse from each race at Les Bois Park and our top ‘capper wins $50 added to their account with the runner up getting $25. It’s easy to play and enter.  Just email Steve@Idabet.com the race number and program number of ...

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  • LAJOLLA FAMOSA, WAYWARD WINGS, EYE YIN FURY SCORE IN SANDY DOWNS TRIALS Duo Leading Contenders for Hawthorne Futurity and Hadtobenuts Derby IDABET.COM, CO-PROMOTIONS WITH LES BOIS LEAD TO IDAHO RACING RESURGENCE   Gary and Jeralyn Messenger’s LAJOLLA FAMOSA victory in a division of the $24,000 Hadtobenuts Derby Trials on Friday at Sandy Downs, is just one of the bright spots of ...

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  • SEE SELECTIONS BY TRACK PR WHIZ CHRIS SOBOCINSKI AT THE END OF THE STORY Havre de Grace-Blind Luck VI headlines 74th renewal of Delaware Handicap  Stanton, Del., July 12, 2011 - The old racetrack adage from long ago says with a “filly or mare go to Delaware,” and the connections of the best fillies in the country, arguably ...

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  • Q-ACES RACING SEMINAR SATURDAY AT SANDY DOWNS Free Bets, Happy Hour, Live Music, Family Fun as Racing Season Hits the Homestretch   Racing for the 2011 season at Sandy Downs heads into the homestretch this Friday and Saturday with another weekend packed with quarter horse and thoroughbred racing, family fun and giveaways.  Gates open at 5 p.m. each day with ...

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  • TRIALS FOR SANDY DOWNS STAKES SET FOR FRIDAY; IDABET.COM OFFERS WAGERING ON LES BOIS PARK   Sandy Downs will feature trials for Sandy Downs two big stakes races the $32,000 Hawthorne Futurity and the $24,000 Hadtobenuts Derby this Friday as the only race day of the week at the Idaho Falls track.  Leading trainer Brett Vickery sends out Country ...

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  • FANS ARE THE WINNERS AS IDAHO RACING WORK TOGETHER WATCH AND WAGER LES BOIS’ PARK LIVE HORSE RACES ON IDABET.COM   Last week before a banner crowd, live horse racing returned to Les Bois Park in Boise ending a three year hiatus.  This week, for the first time, Idaho players can watch and wager on Les Bois from any ...

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  • BOOK SIGNING AT SANDY DOWNS HONORS THE GREAT EARL SANDE Family Fun and Giveaways Headline Friday and Saturday Action   Following a holiday break, racing returns to Sandy Downs this Friday and Saturday with post time at 6 p.m. (MDT) Another weekend of festivities and giveaways are on tap including a book signing by writer Richard Maturi of his novel ...

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  • NIKEELA BLACK WINS 3 MORE INCLUDING STAKES Denny and Sandy Weigt’s Illtacmanhattan remained undefeated in five starts by capturing the $44,010 John Deere Sandy Downs Challenge Finals for two-year-old quarterhorses at 350 yards at Sandy Downs on Saturday.  With hot jockey Nikeela Black aboard, the filly went wire to wire in 17.579 in a field of eight.  Trained ...

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  • Melissa and her best gal pal Ida are at it again…another cash giveaway!  They are offering $100 CASH to the player who bets the most on any of the Idabet.com tracks (total wagers for Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25) AND another Benjamin Franklin to the bettor who bets the most on the Sandy ...

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  • Preview for Weekend of June 24 Q-Racing Aces Seminar, Cash Giveaways, Championship Finals at Sandy Downs Earlier Post Time of 5:30 each day   For bettors who want to use their brain instead of just betting numbers and colors at Sandy Downs are encouraged to attend the Q-Racing Aces Seminar at the track on Saturday, June 25 at 5p.m.  The Q-Racing ...

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  • JOCKEY DIRK CRANE WINS 5 OF 7 RACES AT SANDY DOWNS Sets Track Record Aboard Lutyens   There were no surprise winners with jockey Dirk Crane on Friday at Sandy Downs in Idaho Falls as he made five trips to the winners circle out of the seven race card.  In the seventh race riding Lutyens, the track record for ...

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  • JOCKEYS GREENE & BLACK WIN 9 OF 15 RACES AT SANDY DOWNS OPENING WEEKEND Track attracts out of state fans via the Internet   You could have thrown out all of your handicapping skills and still won 9 of the 15 races on opening weekend at Sandy Downs in Idaho Falls by just betting your favorite combination of colors ...

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  • IdaRacing would like to thank all of our players who took advantage of the Sandy Downs racing this past weekend and our special promotions.  We were amazed by the hundreds of fans who were watching our races from our homepage.  Considering most major tracks only have “hundreds” of fans ontrack these days, this was terrific. We ...

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  • Ricardo Valenzuela’s six-year-old “Go Straight” is the heavy favorite in the “Legendary Dream Handicap” at Sandy Downs Race Track’s opening day card Friday.  Go Straight coming off an allowance victory at Southern California’s Los Alamitos Race Course is listed at 8 to 5 odds in a field of eight going 350 yards for quarter horses.  Tyson Luck ...

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