Hmmmm … more purse cuts on the horizon at Hollywood Park, so the TOC and the account-wagering companies get a California deal done in order for out-of-state bettors to wager again. What a coincidence, huh? This deal should have been done at the start of the Hollywood Park meeting, not almost a month into it and at a cost of millions for all concerned.
Still no national agreement, which is what the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Group is seeking. But negotiations on that front continue. No details announced on the settlement, but you can bet that both sides gave a little, which is what should have happened before the mess reached this point.