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
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.
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
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
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.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Derby Trial Stakes. read blog
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
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.
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
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
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."
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.
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.
Conditions could be ripe for Strong Mandate to turn the tables on Tapiture in the Rebel Stakes.
TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays for Santa Anita, Tampa Bay, and Oaklawn Park. read blog
The question today's handicapper must ask is how much weight matters. read blog
The beauty of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager is that it allows bettors to put their money where their mouths are (assuming the price is right). read blog
Samraat, Uncle Sigh, and Havana are among the box-office stars entered to race in this week's Gotham Stakes (gr. III) and Swale Stakes (gr. II). But could they be overshadowed by the supporting cast? read blog
Two horses have dominated the New York scene this winter, and now they look to validate their form against new blood in the Gotham Stakes.
"Night School," the racing industry's online fan education program, will return for a fourth season the evening of March 4.
Winchell Thoroughbreds' Untapable has turned a dazzling romp in Saturday's Rachel Alexandra Stakes (gr. III) at Fair Grounds Race Course into status as the top individual choice for the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager.
Pool 3 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager opens its three-day run Feb. 27 at noon EST.
Rise Up has a 10-point Prime Power advantage on the field in the Risen Star. read blog
The National Handicapping Championship is growing, but there could be changes on the way. read blog
TimeformUS Saturday Plays from Gulfstream and Fair Grounds read blog
The Fountain of Youth Stakes is comprised almost entirely of early-pace and stalking types, with a couple of closers looking to narrow the gap late. Let's try to sort them out.
There's a lot of early speed in the Southwest Stakes, but not much of it late, so the race should come down to which one of the early first flight lasts the longest.
El Camino Real Continues SHOWdown Drive To $1-million read blog
There was no strong consensus for the top individual choice among six leading contenders in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager's second pool; it concluded Feb. 8, with the Shug McGaughey-trained Honor Code topping the list.
Greg Wolf, Richard Migliore, Andy Serling, Simon Bray, and Alyssa Ali have been tabbed to handle the on-air duties for The Jockey Club Tour on FOX racing series, which makes its debut Sunday, Feb. 9.
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