As the Maryland Jockey Club moves forward under new leadership, it will place an emphasis on improving the day-to-day racing product by lowering takeout to attract new bettors and improving regional cooperation.
Churchill officials will outline their ideas for the wager at the Dec. 2 Kentucky Horse Racing Commission meeting in Lexington. If approved in time, the wager could be offered in advance of the 2015 Derby.
In the first 2015 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, set to open a three-day run of betting Nov. 28, two-time grade I winner American Pharoah is the top individual morning-line choice at odds of 12-1.
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes at Delta Downs this weekend. This is a 2-year-old race that kicks off the Kentucky Derby trail. watch video
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Red Smith Handicap (gr. III) and Frank De Francis Memorial Dash. read blog
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the $100,000 River City Handicap, which will be run on Saturday, November 8 at Churchill Downs. watch video
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra are joined by Eric Guillot for the Breeders' Cup Classic edition of That Handicapping Show. watch video
Timeform US Breeders' Cup Preview: Will Shared Belief Remain Undefeated? read blog
TimeformUS Breeders' Cup Preview: Can Close Hatches revert to form in the Distaff? read blog
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Breeders' Cup Friday races. read blog
Equibase Co. will offer separate handicapping tournaments on Friday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1, of the Breeders' Cup World Championships with $10,000 in total cash prizes.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Bold Ruler Handicap (gr. III) and Fayette Stakes (gr. II). read blog
TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays: The Grade 2 Hagyard Fayette Stakes at Keeneland read blog
J. Keeler Johnson shares his early thoughts on the Breeders' Cup pre-entries. read blog
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Canadian International (gr. I) and E.P. Taylor Stakes (gr. I) at Woodbine. read blog
TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays for the G2 Raven Run at Keeneland. read blog
The New York Racing Association announced that starting Saturday, Oct. 18, visitors to NYRA.com will be offered a special, two-day sneak preview of new, HD video capabilities.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the British Champions Day races at Ascot. read blog
Gulfstream Park issued an apology to customers Oct. 10 after confusion over access to its Gulfstream Park West signal created problems at simulcast outlets on the first two days of that meeting.
TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays for the Grade I Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland. read blog
Longtime handicapper and author Barry Meadow won the first-ever Ron Rippey Award for Handicapping Media for his piece, "Statistics and Garbage", that appeared in the Horseplayers Association of North America newsletter.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland. read blog
Santa Anita Park and the New York Racing Association announced an all-new $2 wager called the "Belmont/Santa Anita Cross-Country Double," which will link Belmont Park's final race each day to a selected race at Santa Anita.
TVG has launched what it calls "the first fully integrated horseracing betting App on the iPad," the racing network and wagering company announced Oct. 8.
The opening weekend at Keeneland, which marked a return to a dirt racing main track for the first time since the spring of 2006, saw steady attendance and on-track wagering but total handle declined 5.7%.
With sporadic rain showers throughout the day for Keeneland's fall meet opener Friday, which also marked the return to dirt for the Lexington track, attendance and handle figures were down compared with last year.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) at Longchamp in France. read blog
TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays for the G1 Shadwell Tuf Mile, featuring lifetime PPs from Wise Dan. read blog
Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak at Keeneland to preview the Shadwell Turf Mile featuring Wise Dan, Optimizer, Silver Max, Kaigun, and Seek Again. Watch Video
Horseplayers now will know when a racehorse is running for the first time after having been reported as a gelding, it was announced Oct. 2 by Equibase Company president Hank Zeitlin.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps six grade I races at Keeneland, Belmont, and Santa Anita. read blog
In trying to introduce customers to new technology such as track wagering apps and web-based platforms, racetracks are finding a human touch-and a little cash -- still helps.
Keeneland earned its seventh Simulcast Award for production excellence Sept. 30 at the International Simulcast Conference in Delray Beach, Fla.
According to a Thoroughbred Racing Associations study, money from added-gaming sources now accounts for more than one-third of the purse money awarded in U.S. Thoroughbred racing.
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.
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