The Daily Racing Form/National Thoroughbred Racing Association National Handicapping Championship anticipates a record total purse money for the 2015 event, which will cap the 2014 contest season.
New York Racing Association director of television and interactive platforms Dan Silver said plans to offer racing fans their choice of unique perspectives could see NYRA surge past those sports in that area.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Pilgrim Stakes and Miss Grillo Stakes. read blog
Micromanage is one horse who has the bottom, and plenty of it, and is not going to get tired. read blog
TimeformUS Plays for Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park. read blog
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Jockey Club Gold Cup and examine it's implications for the Breeders' Cup. The duo also touch on several other big races and key horses from around the country. watch video
The California Horse Racing Board will move forward with a committee recommendation that it urge the horse racing industry to examine the issue of pari-mutuel takeout and its effect on wagering.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Super Saturday races at Belmont Park and Santa Anita. read blog
Kentucky Downs closed out its highly successful 2014 live racing season Wednesday, Sept. 24, and the track established new records for wagering handle and starters per race during the five race-date season.
Nominally a Grade 2, the $1,000,000 Pennsylvania Derby has a Grade 1 feel this year, as well as a Grade 1 purse, and that, of course, is due to the presence of 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome. read blog
Frank Angst and Evan Hammonds handicap the talented field of the Pennsylvania Derby. California Chrome, Candy Boy, Protonico, Bayern, Tapiture and more. Who do you think is the best horse in the field? watch video
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II), Cotillion Stakes (gr. I), and Gallant Bob Stakes (gr. III). read blog
The Grade 1, $1,000,000 Woodbine Mile has attracted a field of 11 horses to go a one-turn mile on the scenic Woodbine turf course.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the group I Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown. read blog
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra preview the Sands Points Stakes (gr. IIT) which will be run on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Belmont Park. Watch Video
Los Alamitos Race Course will be one of the host sites Sept. 13 for the CalRacing.com Players' Tournament, a live-money handicapping contest.
TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays for the Grade 2 Super Derby read blog
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) and Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III). read blog
The Santa Anita Autumn Handicapping Challenge, featuring $100,000 in prize money, will be offered during the second weekend of the upcoming autumn meet Oct. 4-5, the track announced.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Woodward Stakes (gr. I) and Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. II) at Saratoga. read blog
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra discuss the return of Wise Dan in the Bernard Baruch Handicap and handicap the Woodward Stakes at Saratoga this week. watch video
TimeformUS looks at the Travers and the Pacific Classic. read blog
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
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