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Powell, OH [December 13, 2013] -- DarkHorseBet.com has added Swedish racing to its simulcast line-up, giving players the opportunity to bet into some of the world’s largest pari-mutuel pools.   The popular V75 and other V pool wagers (V86, V65, V64, V5 and V4) are offered as part of full-card wagering on various Swedish harness tracks, including Solvalla, home of the famed Elitloppet.   The weekly V75 is a .10 Pick 7 held every Saturday, starting at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.  The average pool size for the V75 is more than $10 million (USD).  With a carryover, that pool can balloon to more than $20 million (USD).  On DarkHorseBet.com, wagering on the V75 is available beginning at 5 a.m. EST on Saturday mornings.  Wagering closes at post time for the V75: 8:30 a.m. (EST) / 7:30 a.m. (CST) / 6:30 a.m. (MST) / 5:30 a.m. (PST).   In addition to the V75, the offerings include the weekly V86, a .05 Pick 8 that averages pools of $2.5 million.  The V86 goes to post every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. EST   DarkHorseBet.com, a division of Avatar Ventures LLC, is a U.S. based, secure online wagering site created by longtime horse player and owner Bruce Soulsby.  Launched in 2011, DarkHorseBet.com is licensed, bonded and insured through the North Dakota Racing Commission, with business offices located in Ohio.  All wagers placed through DarkHorseBet.com are commingled with host racetrack pari-mutel pools.   For further information, go to www.DarkHorseBet.com.   by Amy Silver for DarkHorseBet.com

Powell, OH [November 14, 2013] -- DarkHorseBet.com, the wagering site committed to the horse player, launched the Spanish-language version of its online platform today.   The URL is www.Darkhorsebet.com/es.   “We saw a strong need for a wagering site that caters directly to the large segment of horse players whose native language is Spanish,” said DarkHorseBet.com CEO Bruce Soulsby.  “By presenting the registration experience and handicapping information in-language, Spanish-speaking fans will have an easier time betting the races online.  This was a natural step forward in our commitment to better service the horse player and to grow the industry.”   The translation was done by digital marketing agency The Social Firm of Columbus, Ohio.  Spanish-language Thoroughbred racing programs and results charts are available through Equibase at the following link: http://www.equibase.com/premium/eqpSpanishSelections.cfm   The Spanish-language site follows a highly successful Breeders’ Cup weekend, over which DarkHorseBet.com more than doubled its total wagering revenue versus the previous year.  The site, which has grown 60 percent year-to-date, plans to expand its growing menu of international wagering opportunities by adding Swedish racing to its calendar later this month.     DarkHorseBet.com, a division of Avatar Ventures LLC, is a U.S. based, secure online wagering site created by longtime horse player and owner Bruce Soulsby.  Launched in 2011, DarkHorseBet.com is licensed, bonded and insured through the North Dakota Racing Commission, with business offices located in Ohio.  All wagers placed through DarkHorseBet.com are commingled with host racetrack pari-mutel pools.   DarkHorseBet.com strives to offer the best online wagering experience for every level of horse player, with cash rewards paid daily, personalized customer service, live phone tellers and an easy-to-use wagering site.  DarkHorseBet.com demonstrates its commitment to the horse racing industry as the only wagering site to match a percentage of its wagering activity to player-selected racing and equine charities.      For further information, go to www.DarkHorseBet.com (English) or www.DarkHorseBet.com/es (Spanish).   by Amy Silver for Dark Horse Bet

Meadowlands Racetrack will hold 82 dates of live harness racing in 2013, as approved by the New Jersey Racing Commission at its meeting today (Wednesday November 14).

The first columns of steel have been raised for the new grandstand at the Meadowlands Racetrack. The 155,000 square-foot building, expected to open in late 2013, is the integral part of track operator Jeff Gural's plan to reinvigorate harness racing at the Meadowlands.

New Meadowlands Racetrack LLC Chairman Jeff Gural has pledged $250,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in New Jersey. Gural and his wife, Paula, will make a personal donation of $200,000, while another $50,000 will be donated by the Meadowlands Racetrack, the world's premier harness racing track operated by Gural in East Rutherford, NJ.

With the Harrisburg Mixed Sale coming up this week, Meadowlands Racetrack would like to advise horsemen of a new series and harness racing opportunities available this winter and spring at the East Rutherford oval.

The Meadowlands will introduce ABC Racing when the HARNESS RACING track re-opens on December 28, 2012.

Winners Bayonne and McLoone's Bayonne Grille will be offering complimentary breakfast and deeply discounted lunch and dinner buffets to local residents in need Monday, November 5 through Friday, November 9.

Stir-crazy North Jerseyans in search of a hot meal or momentary break from the clean-up after Hurricane Sandy can head to Meadowlands Racetrack or Winners Bayonne this weekend.

Meadowlands Racetrack will be open for simulcast wagering on Thursday, November 1.

Winners Bayonne will be open for simulcast wagering on Wednesday, October 31, while Meadowlands Racetrack will remain closed as preparations are made to re-open the building to the public after Hurricane Sandy.

Meadowlands Racetrack and Winners Bayonne will be closed Monday, October 29 in expectation of Hurricane Sandy's arrival to the area.

Bet the Breeders Crown simulcast from Woodbine and win big in the Breeders Crown Challenge on Saturday, October 27 at the Meadowlands. The top two finishers in the harness racing tournament will earn spots in the 2013 World Harness Handicapping Championship, courtesy of Woodbine.

The application for Meadowlands Racetrack's 2013 January and February late closing harness racing program is now available at MeadowlandsRacetrack.com.

The 2013 World Harness Handicapping Championship, which will bring together harness racing horseplayers from across North America to compete for $100,000 in prize money, is slated for Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ.

Foundation work for the new harness racing grandstand at the Meadowlands Racetrack is underway. Pile installation is on-schedule to be finished this week, with concrete work to follow. The 155,000 square-foot building is expected to be completed by 2014.

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