Chuck Streva, a longtime chart-caller and linemaker at South Florida tracks, passed away the morning of Aug. 15 at Miami's Baptist Hospital following a long illness.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Aug. 8 announced four new appointees to the organization's board of directors unanimously elected at the morning's quarterly board meeting in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
The Breeders' Cup announced that registration is now open for the sixth Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge, which will be held at Santa Anita Park Oct. 31-Nov 1.
J. Curtis Linnell was appointed vice president of wagering analysis and operations for the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau at its board meeting Aug. 7 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
After a slow first day, Bradley Graham caught fire Aug. 7 to win the two-day "Battle of Saratoga Handicapping Challenge," taking down the top prize of $110,000.
The stars are coming out for the Whitney Handicap and Test Stakes this weekend. Watch Claire Novak and Frank Angst handicap the big race day at Saratoga. watch video
Equibase Company announced July 29 the launch of a redesigned equibase.com website that features a multi-homepage concept with user-chosen pathways for new/casual fans, regular visitors, and seasoned handicappers.
Saratoga Race Course will host its first ever live-money tournament on Monday, July 28, when guests will be able to experience the thrill of tournament play for just $40.
TimeformUS looks at the Jim Dandy and the Haskell. read blog
The Global Gaming Almanac provides 746 pages of comprehensive, up-to-date market summaries, financial data, statistics, and profiles of properties, owners, and regulators for 215 international gaming jurisdictions.
The important summer meetings at Del Mar and Saratoga Race Course each registered improved numbers compared with their 2013 seasons. Total handle was up at Del Mar; Saratoga saw total handle improve and a spike in attendance.
Dr. John Ferraro, a 65-year-old oncologist from Clifton Park, N.Y., won a fractional interest in a 2-year-old racing prospect syndicated and managed by Sovereign Stable in a prize drawing held July 17.
Claire Novak and Frank Angst preview the Diana Stakes and the Sanford Stakes, both July 19 at Saratoga. Watch Video
Deep fields and handicapping challenges abound in the opening-day races at Del Mar. read blog
The 28-page report includes NTRA's audited financial statements. For fiscal year 2014, covering the period Feb. 1, 2013 through Jan. 31, 2014, the NTRA's net revenue was $667,477, which represents a $600,627 improvement.
There are three Pick 4 sequences on Arlington Million Preview Day on Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse. read blog
Belmont Park will host its first ever live-money tournament Saturday, July 12, when track patrons will be able to play for a $40 entry fee.
Advance deposit wagering outlet Xpressbet will sponsor the West Virginia Derby (gr. II) Aug. 2 at the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Chester, W.Va.
The guaranteed pool Pick 4 action on Queen's Plate day kicks off at 1:23 p.m. EDT with the fourth race on the 13-race card. read blog
Lexie Lou's tactical speed is an edge here, as the Queen's Plate lacks confirmed front-runners. read blog
Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak preview the Los Alamitos Derby featuring Shared Belief and Candy Boy. Watch Video
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Belmont Derby (gr. I) and Belmont Oaks (gr. I). read blog
A horseplayers group believes its boycott negatively impacted handle at the Churchill Downs spring meet where the total money wagered decreased by more than $48 million.
Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, is excited to announce it has partnered with the Hong Kong Jockey Club to bring live, commingled wagering on Hong Kong races to Xpressbet's U.S. platform.
An investigation by the California Horse Racing Board has determined that two state-licensed advance-deposit wagering providers are currently offering or allowing players pools in violation of California law.
HRTV is unveiling a new show when "The Horizon" premiers Saturday, June 28 at 11 a.m. EDT. The program is designed to shine a spotlight on emerging young equine stars on the racing scene.
A three-year plan of upcoming Breeders' Cup sites does not include eight-time host Churchill Downs or the New York Racing Association, a five-time host; but Cup officials said the schedule should not be seen as a snub.
Doug Salvatore handicaps the Tremont Stakes and recaps two maiden races from June 19. read blog
A potential speed duel makes Gantry a strong contender in the inaugural Evangeline Downs Turf Sprint Stakes. read blog
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Bed o' Roses Handicap at Belmont Park this weekend. watch video
Estimated prize money for the National Handicapping Championship finals in 2015 will total $2 million, up about 25% from this year, officials said June 19.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot. read blog
The all-graded-stakes Pick 4 on the Stephen Foster Handicap card on Saturday night at Churchill Downs is a tricky sequence. read blog
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Stephen Foster Handicap and Matt Winn Stakes. read blog
Like its parent company Betfair, TVG enjoyed a strong 12 months for the fiscal year ended April 30, according to financials released June 11. TVG saw handle increase 33% to $74.76 million.
Samuel Webb, one of three trainers and four people facing federal fraud charges following arrests in November at Penn National Race Course, had those charges dropped on June 5.
Claire Novak and special guest Peter Rotondo handicap the Belmont Stakes. Peter has had success at picking winners in the Belmont and shares stories while providing insight on this year's running. Watch Video
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
The NTRA said June 3 members of Congress have asked the U.S. Department of Treasury to clarify regulations on the taxing of pari-mutuel wagers. The trade organization also is asking bettors to support an online petition.
TimeformUS looks at the Californian and the American Oaks. read blog
Tom LaMarra and Frank Angst handicap the Penn Mile Stakes at Penn National this weekend as well as touching on a few other races around the country. watch video
TimeformUS Memorial Day Weekend Stakes Plays - Belmont and Santa Anita read blog
One lucky 20-cent Rainbow 6 bettor in Palm Beach really hit the jackpot at Gulfstream Park May 25, cashing for a record $6,678,939.12.
If everything comes together, that is to say there's not a lone winner of the Rainbow 6 on May 24 or May 25 at Gulfstream Park, Monday's Gulfstream card figures to be the focus of horseplayers throughout the world.
If there is no single winning ticket on the Rainbow 6 at Gulfstream Park May 24 or May 25, the track expects the total pool of the 20-cent jackpot wager to set a North American Pick 6 pool record Monday, May 26.
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Arlington Classic Stakes at Arlington Park this week. watch video
A horseplayers group that organized a protest of Churchill Downs reports handle is down $19.3 million through the first 14 race days at the Louisville track.
NFL wide receiver and Thoroughbred owner Wes Welker, who celebrated a big betting score on Kentucky Derby day at Churchill Downs by passing out $100 bills, has received a letter from the track demanding back nearly $15,000.
TimeformUS Friday Stakes Plays for Pimlico, including the G2 Black-Eyed Susan and G3 Pimlico Special. read blog
Handicapping Who's Fastest Today, Not Who's Historically Fast read blog
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