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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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  • Don’t trust any of my handicapping skills in the future, when I can’t even figure out post times.  Post time for Sandy Downs is 6:30 MDT…but it’s 8:30 EDT, not the 4:30 I’ve been listing.  So those of you on the East Coast, go out for a nice dinner, then sit back, turn on the ...

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  • Melissa is doing it again!  She’s giving away Jim’s money (for those who don’t know, Jim and Melissa own Idabet.com).  First the 10% CASH REWARDS on most of the bets on their Sandy Downs meet and now an EXTRA $100.00 THIS SATURDAY, June 11 to the player who BETS THE MOST MONEY. That’s a cool Ben ...

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  • To watch the Sandy Downs races LIVE ONLINE at Idabet.com starting Friday, you will need WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER.  If you don’t have it, go to the following link to download it: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/windows-media-player

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  • It’s only 12 days of racing, but for you the Idabet.com player, it’s really a great chance to get some of the best player incentives in all of racing…no matter how little you bet!  Opening day of the mixed thoroughbred/quarterhorse meet is this Friday, June 10 with a local post time in Idaho Falls at ...

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  • Horse racing returns to Idaho Falls on June 10th with live Thoroughbred and Quarter horse racing at Sandy Downs.  Twelve days of racing are scheduled for the 2011 season with full wagering at the country style race park.  Horses from the Intermountain Region, Northwest, and the Midwest are expected to compete.  Jim Bernard, President and General Manager of ...

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  • The small fair-like race meet at Sandy Downs in Idaho Falls, Idaho will be paying back big cash rebates to online and phone bettors during this summer’s meet that opens Friday, June 10.  The track will rebate 10% on all win, place and exotic wagers over its 12-day mixed Thoroughbred and Quarterhorse season to bettors using ...

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  • For the month of June, all IdaBet.com players will receive an ADDITIONAL 3% CASH REWARD BONUS on all bets from Canada’s Woodbine Race Course and Mohawk Raceway.  Woodbine will be running thoroughbreds Wednesdays at 6:45pm EDT, Thursdays and Fridays at 2pm and Saturday and Sundays at 1pm.  Mohawk features the trotters and pacers going to ...

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  • RACING RETURNS TO SANDY DOWNS JUNE 10th! Thoroughbreds and Quarter horses in Action Horse racing returns to Idaho Falls on June 10th with live Thoroughbred and Quarter horse racing at Sandy Downs.  Twelve days of racing are scheduled for the 2011 season with full wagering at the country style race park.  Horses from the Intermountain Region, Northwest, and the ...

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  • As we know, all of our Idabet players are the most astute gamblers in the country.  In fact, I bet none of you lose (isn’t that what all handicappers say) ha ha…But seriously, coming up on June 10, I really think a rare opportunity is to happen for our players.  Idabet.com’s parent operates the Sandy ...

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  • PREAKNESS UPDATE   Reprinted from the Batlimore Sun Of the past 20 Derby winners, just seven followed it up by winning the Preakness. Some of the contenders quickly faded away, never to be heard from again. For example, last year’s Derby winner, Super Saver, went into the Preakness as a 19-10 favorite. He finished eighth and ran ...

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  • Almost all of the stories this week leading up to the Preakness which you can bet on Idabet.com has been about the state of racing in Maryland.  Before we go there, it appears most of the top handicappers are showing their respect to Animal Kingdom in the race tomorrow.  I’ll take a look at the race and ...

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  • Northern New Jersey racetracks are no longer under state control as private operators will now run the Meadowlands and Monmouth Park.  You can bet both Jersey tracks with Idabet.com.  Morris Bailey, the new owner of the Resorts Casino in Atlantic City has taken over Monmouth Park which ran an incredibly successful meet last year when ...

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  • HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all of our Idabet.com Moms/Players…like “student athletes” we know are mom’s are great mother’s first and then good Idabet.com players. In this era of 20-horse Derby fields, I’ve never believe that the race really determines the top 3-year-old.  So many things can happen in such a race that you really don’t get ...

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  • SORRY STILL NO DERBY ON IDABET.COM We regret to inform you as of today it appears we will not be having wagering on the Derby, although we will have THE PREAKNESS and THE BELMONT on Idabet.com.  Churchill Downs reserves the right to determine what ADW’s (online or phone wagering companies) can take bets on their racetracks.  ...

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  • As expected FRANKEL took the early lead and went on to a six length victory in Saturday’s G1 2000 Guineas at Newmarket Race Course in England.  The 3-year-old colt is now undefeated in six starts.  He is now listed as a  2-1 favorite if he goes postward in the G1 Investec Derby on June 4.  ...

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  • The Blood Horse reports today that Tom Durkin will no longer call the races for NBC, but will still remain active with the NYRA tracks through 2015.  I thought I use my time today reflecting on some of the announcers I’ve been associated with over the years.  Durkin of course is one of the best ...

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  • If you need to get up early to watch something British this week, forget the Royal Wedding.  Make it Saturday morning for racing from Newmarket and the season’s first classic race, the 2000 Guineas and you can bet it with Idabet.com.  The big story is that veteran trainer Henry Cecil says his colt “Frankel” is ...

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  • There were 1311 winning tickets Saturday on Gulfstream Park’s Rainbow Pick 6 with each worth $3279.00.  The carryover had grown since early February and had a mandatory payout Saturday for the 10¢ wager. The bet brought some needed excitement to day in and day out racing cards and offered players like you a real opportunity to make ...

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  • $5 MILLION UP FOR GRABS TODAY….BET BY 4PM EDT (4/23) Reprinted from the South Florida Sun Sentinel….Gulfstream will be the center of the racing universe Saturday, ironically the only Saturday of the season without a stakes race. The attraction is the mandatory payout of the Rainbow 6 pool, which has been building since last hit on Feb. ...

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  • GULFSTREAM PARK PICK 6 UP TO $1.36 MILLION   If you want to be the 10¢ Rainbow Pick 6 at Gulfstream Park, do it right here on Idabet.com where the carryover for Friday, April 22 is nearly $1,370,000.00.  If there is no winner today, the entire pool WILL BE PAID OUT tomorrow Saturday, April 23. Prominent owner ...

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  • Trainer Todd Pletcher did an easy workout with Uncle Mo in preparation for the Kentucky Derby on Tuesday morning.  Remember, Secretariat finished third in the Wood Memorial as the heavy favorite before electrifying the crowd on Derby Day.  Pletcher who reported his star colt was diagnosed with an infection right after the Wood should aleviate ...

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  • It’s the final countdown of Gulfstream Park’s 10¢ Rainbow Pick 6.  The pool has now swelled to over $1.3 million for Thursday’s race card (post time 12:55 est).  If there is no winner, Friday’s first race will be at 3pm and there will be a winner on Saturday the next to last day of the ...

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  • Racing returns to beautiful Hollywood Park on Thursday, April 21 and you can bet every Hollywood Park race with Idabet.com.  Idabet.com now takes bets on all of California’s major racetracks including Santa Anita and Del Mar.  Hollywood features a 54-day meet including a new 14% low takeout 50¢ Pick 5.  If there are no winner ...

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  • We are pleased to add INSTANT FUNDING for your account with your Credit or Debit Card.  You can now deposit funds into your account instantly when you call our Business Office at 877-782-9994.  There is a 4% processing fee for any deposits under $100.00.  All deposits over $100.00 and we will cover the bank fees.  ...

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  • We are offering some FREE BETS to selected players as part of our program to improve our service.  If you frequent any racing blogs, chatrooms or sites, can you please send me their names.steve@idabet.com)   I will select some of the responses for free bets over the next week.  And if you don’t mind, when ...

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  • So you are up from your nap from watching the Royal Wedding this morning and time to get back to basics…racing of course.  The newest royalty in racing runs tomorrow at Newmarket as Europe’s top 3-year-old FRANKEL heads a field fo 13 in the 203rd Running (Yes 203 years of this classic) 2000 Guineas (Group ...

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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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  • IdaMatch makes it easier this week.  Just bet as little as $50 in total exotic wagers at Delta Downs or Indiana Downs Harness and we’ll match up to $50 of your net winnings. Don’t forget, our Fall Woodbine special continues through November 13.  We pay you an extra 3% to your daily IdaRewards on ALL BETS ...

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  • WOODBINE RACETRACK 12/31/2012                      New Year’s Eve matinee “selections” by Wilbur Woodbine   Race  1   #6 Instant Thrill—made the final of the Valedictory series, raced on Boxing Day.  He was over a 70-1 shot in that, and raced like one.  These will be easier, and it would be fitting that team Moreau/Filion win this after the year they’ve had, that ends today.          #5 Espen De Vie—Raced at ...

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  • 5% TAMPA BAY BONUS CONTINUES

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