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.
Evan Hammonds recaps the victories of Will Take Charge, Dance With Fate, and Danza. watch video
All maiden Pick 3 Wagering Strategy for Saturday at Keeneland From Brisnet.com & American Produce Records. read blog
The Horseplayers Association of North America has re-released its 2014 HANA Racetrack Ratings in the wake of a decision by Churchill Downs to increase pari-mutuel takeout rates to the maximum permitted by state statute.
Brisnet.com Predicteform Horse-by-Horse Arkansas Derby Analysis read blog
TimeformUS Stakes Plays from Keeneland, Oaklawn, and Santa Anita read blog
Claire Novak and Frank Angst are on location at Keeneland this week to handicap the Blue Grass Stakes and Arkansas Derby. watch video
Racing Analyst J. Keeler Johnson gives us a play by play of the weekend's Kentucky Derby prep races and mentions the exciting Ashland Stakes (gr. I) finish. watch video
Aqueduct Racetrack is unveiling a new simulcasting center and sports bar, Longshots, on the second floor April 5.
TimeformUS Saturday Stakes and Derby Prep Plays read blog
Pedigree Handicapping with Brisnet.com and Doug Salvatore: Saturday, April 5, at Keeneland read blog
Pedigree Handicapping with Brisnet.com and Doug Salvatore: Friday, April 4, at Keeneland read blog
For the sixth consecutive year, Keeneland topped the 2014 racetrack ratings produced by the Horseplayers Association of North America.
Keeneland has launched a new mobile website and enhanced its popular Race-Day App to provide a better experience for fans.
TVG has announced it will begin offering commingled pari-mutuel wagering on, and live television coverage of, horse races from Happy Valley and Sha Tin racecourses in Hong Kong, which routinely attract large wagering pools.
Night School, the racing industry's national online fan education program, readies horseplayers for spring this Tuesday with an in-depth discussion on "Turf and Synthetic Surface Handicapping."
Evan Hammonds comments on the efforts of Vicar's in Trouble and Constitution. watch video
For only the third time in the 16-year history of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager's final pool, bettors were unable to decide on an individual horse, instead making the Mutuel Field the top choice.
TimeformUS Saturday Stakes Plays from Gulfstream and Fair Grounds read blog
A survey of more than 800 people conducted by HorsePlayerNOW.com, a fan education website that hosts the weekly "Night School" program, indicates a strong belief that racehorses are well cared for in Thoroughbred racing.
The fourth and final pool of Churchill Downs' Kentucky Derby Future Wager will open March 27 with fast-rising West Coast star California Chrome as the narrow morning-line favorite over East Coast standout Cairo Prince.
Evan Hammonds recaps the exciting finish of the Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park. watch video
TimeformUS Weekend Plays from Turfway, Aqueduct, Santa Anita and Sunland read blog
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