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.
Evan Hammonds examines Seattle Slew's Belmont Stakes and compares his racing style to that of California Chrome. Compare footage from Seattle Slew's Belmont win and California Chrome's first two victories in the Triple Crown. watch video
TimeformUS looks at the Californian and the American Oaks. read blog
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Mountainview Handicap and Penn Mile Stakes. 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
There is a lot going on today at Arlington Park. read blog
Evan Hammonds recaps several turf races from the weekend, including the Sheepshead Bay Stakes, Louisville Handicap, and Whittingham Stakes. 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.
Doug Salvatore handicaps juvenile races at Churchill Downs and Santa Anita. read blog
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Hanshin Cup Stakes, Sheepshead Bay Stakes, and Majestic Light Stakes. read blog
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.
Evan Hammonds thought one of California Chrome's moves during the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) reminded him of a move by Seattle Slew during the 1977 Kentucky Derby (gr. I). What do you think? watch video
There will be plenty of money up for grabs today. read blog
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.
Neither the Black-Eyed Susan nor the Pimlico Special lost any horses to scratches, and it is those two races where I plan to take my biggest stands not only today but also the whole weekend. read blog
TimeformUS Friday Stakes Plays for Pimlico, including the G2 Black-Eyed Susan and G3 Pimlico Special. read blog
Social Inclusion a 'True Contender' Against California Chrome read blog
Handicapping Who's Fastest Today, Not Who's Historically Fast read blog
Kentucky Horse Racing Commissioner Ned Bonnie suggested the regulator bring in outside help to investigate the events surrounding the victory by Masochistic in the third race on the May 3 Kentucky Derby day card at Churchill.
California Chrome won the Derby the hard way, because he was never further than two lengths back at any call in the chart. read blog
Gulfstream Park has announced there will be a mandatory payout of the Rainbow 6 on Memorial Day jackpot bet May 26. The track believes the pool could reach $10 million to $20 million.
Track announcer Tom Durkin, who has been calling races for the New York Racing Association circuit since 1990, announced he will bring a 43-year career to a close Aug. 31.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced May 9 that the National Handicapping Championship will see a 13% purse increase to $1.8 million.
Pedigree Handicapping With Brisnet.com & Doug Salvatore: Race 6 Friday at Churchill read blog
TimeformUS Weekend Plays from Belmont and Santa Anita read blog
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park. read blog
The Maryland Jockey Club announced it will add a Preakness Pick 3 wager that will start with a graded stakes Friday, May 16 and end with the Preakness Stakes the following day at Pimlico Race Course.
The Kentucky Derby is like a roulette wheel. read blog
Based on the will-pays of the Kentucky Oaks-Kentucky Derby double, California Chrome will be a big favorite in the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
TimeformUS Kentucky Derby and Oaks Day Analysis read blog
In-depth analysis of the 2014 Kentucky Derby including pace figures and Form Cycle Pattern of each starter. read blog
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the 140th Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). read blog
Picking a Kentucky Derby favorite is much easier than picking the Kentucky Derby winner, but tabbing his (and 19 others') off odds is among the more difficult guessing games in the Sport of Kings. read blog
A poll of Horseplayers Association of North America (HANA) members revealed that 90.2% of respondents will be withholding either some or all of their dollars from Churchill Downs Inc. racetracks and services.
This final installment of three looks at the top contenders ranked in the bottom third of the prospective field by points on the TwinSpires.com Kentucky Derby Championship Series. read blog
J. Keeler Johnson shares his thoughts on three Kentucky Derby longshots that could finish in the superfecta at solid prices. read blog
Stars of the "Horseplayers" reality TV show will go head to head. Part of the winning proceeds from the contest will go to Thoroughbred Charities of America.
TimeformUS Stakes Plays from Keeneland and Churchill read blog
Claire Novak and Frank Angst handicap the Derby Trial Stakes that may hold a few Preakness contenders. Claire picked the winner of the Illinois Derby last week. watch video
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Derby Trial Stakes. read blog
Evan Hammonds recaps his top 5 Kentucky Derby prep race performances by horses still on the Kentucky Derby trail. watch video
Doug Salvatore profiles the form, pedigree, speed and red flags of Kentucky Derby contenders. Part 2 of 3. read blog
Claire Novak and Frank Angst preview the Illinois Derby and the Charles Town Classic. Watch Video
On Saturday, Game On Dude returns to Charles Town to seek another victory in the Charles Town Classic (gr. II). Will he win? read blog
The home team prevailed in Keeneland's spring handicapping contest, the Grade One Gamble, as Lexington's Evan Trommer finished first with a final total of $9,170 after starting with $2,000. read blog
Kentucky horsemen expected backlash from Churchill Downs' decision to charge the maximum takeout rates allowed by state law, but they hope positives follow from increased purses that improve the racing product.
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