How We're Playing the Grade 1 Diana Stakes at Saratoga. read blog
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the San Diego Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar. read blog
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra discuss the Diana Stakes (gr. IT) featuring Tepin, Hard Not to Like, and Stephanie's Kitten. Watch Video
Tale of Verve, runner-up to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I), continued to progress toward the Aug. 1 West Virginia Derby with a five-furlong workout at Churchill Downs
In advance of the 2015 Saratoga Race Course meet, the New York Racing Association announced a number of upgrades to the high definition video page on NYRA.com.
Horseplayers still seeking a berth to the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship will have multiple free chances online in August.
All proceeds generated as a result of Xpressbet customers wagering on Assiniboia Downs on the Saturday, July 18, card, will be donated by the online betting company to the trust of injured jockey Alyssa Selman.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Delaware Handicap (gr. I). read blog
A Salix-free race proved so popular at the entry box Wednesday that the over-subscribed field of 2-year-old fillies was split into two races for Saturday's program at Gulfstream Park.
In its annual report released July 15, the NTRA noted strides it made in the past fiscal year to work with horseplayers to improve horse racing.
The award honoring the racing industry's best simulcast production will be presented at the 23rd annual International Simulcast Conference held this year in Clearwater Beach, Fla. The deadline for all entries is Aug. 17.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Parx Dash Handicap (gr. III) at Parx Racing. read blog
New York state regulators have modified a couple of ways in which wagering on Thoroughbred races is conducted as part of an effort to boost field size and revenues for the industry.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes (gr. I). read blog
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Belmont Derby Invitational at Belmont Park. Will the international contenders spoil the locals and how will Bolo perform? watch video
Three-time graded-stakes winner Merry Meadow will cut back to her ideal distance when she returns from more than a three-month layoff in the $250,000 Princess Rooney Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park July 5.
New York Racing Association supports proposals that would decouple entries in stakes races of $50,000 or more, and add superfecta wagering to the betting menu of races with coupled entries.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Gold Cup at Santa Anita (gr. I). read blog
Breeders' Cup and RaceTech have announced they are partnering to develop a new historical horse racing game that will make its debut just prior to the Oct. 30-31 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Keeneland.
The Jockey Club Tour on FOX Sports 1 will kick off its summer schedule July 5 with live coverage of the United Nations Stakes (gr. IT) from Monmouth Park in New Jersey.
The New York Racing Association and Cristal Race Track (Jockey Club Rio Grande do Sul) will begin sharing reciprocal simulcast signals later this year.
The British Horseracing Authority will create a Horseracing Bettors Forum designed to give those who wager on racing a chance to offer "constructive suggestions" on how the industry can develop and implement changes.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Ohio Derby at Thistledown. read blog
The United States Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service were told June 17 that current regulations related to the tax withholding and reporting of pari-mutuel winnings are "unfair and totally burdensome."
Hipodromo de las Americas has signed a long-term agreement with Roberts Communications Network to carry the track's signal, making it available to other tracks and advance deposit wagering companies for simulcast purposes.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is pegged at 3-5 odds with Television Games Network and parent company Betfair to stand for a fee between $175,000 and $200,000 during his first season at Coolmore's Ashford Stud.
Alex Waldrop, president and chief executive officer of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, will address proposed changes to regulations on the taxing of pari-mutuel wagers at a June 17 hearing in Washington, D.C.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs. read blog
Horse Racing Radio Network will launch its "2015 Road to the Breeders' Cup" broadcast series with live coverage of the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) and Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) from Churchill Downs June 13.
J. Keeler Johnson analyzes which races American Pharoah might target this summer and fall. read blog
Regardless of whether American Pharoah ultimately proves himself to be great, he is standing on the precipice of a memorable achievement, and all that stands in his way is one long lap around Belmont Park's massive track. read blog
- By Frank Angst
- Thoroughbred Racing, Handicapping, Triple Crown, Kentucky Oaks, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic Region
With pari-mutuel wagering up for the Kentucky Oaks day card, the Kentucky Derby day card, and the Preakness day card, racing enjoyed a 4.82% increase in wagering in the all-important month of May.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the 147th Belmont Stakes (gr. I). read blog
TimeformUS has Pace and Speed figures for the Belmont Stakes going back through 2004. It isn't a sample size a statistician would consider sufficient, but it's worth a look. read blog
After a slow start that required a push for broad industry participation, the NTRA June 3 said more than 11,600 comments were submitted to the United States Department of Treasury on wagering tax changes.
The Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship presented by Racetrack Television Network and Treasure Island Las Vegas, will be held Jan. 28-30, 2016.
J. Keeler Johnson analyzes the potential pace scenario of the Belmont Stakes. read blog
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, Breeders' Cup, Triple Crown, Handicapping, Northeast Region, Kentucky
Breeders' Cup launched its 2015 Million Dollar Finish fantasy game May 29 with more prizes and opportunities to win than ever before throughout the Breeders' Cup Challenge Series: "Win & You're In."
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra take an early look at the Belmont Stakes, including who has the best chance to upset American Pharoah. Watch Video
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps four stakes races across the country, including the Californian Stakes (gr. II). read blog
Night School, the national online fan education and player development program, will welcome sports broadcaster Bob Costas the evening of May 26 for a discussion of the Triple Crown and a big-picture view of the sport.
Industry participation in the effort to win pari-mutuel tax withholding modernization has helped push the number of comments submitted to the federal government to about 9,500 as of May 26.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Gamely Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita. read blog
On Saturday at the Curragh, an exciting card of seven races will be held, highlighted by the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas (Ire-I). read blog
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association is urging horseplayers and other industry stakeholders to submit comments in support of modernization of gambling withholding and reporting to the U.S. Department of Treasury.
Churchill Downs Inc. has filed suit against Daily Racing Form, alleging the company's DRF Bets wagering service violated the Interstate Horseracing Act when it took bets on this year's Kentucky Derby and Oaks.
J. Keeler Johnson takes an early look at the horses targeting the Belmont Stakes. read blog
TimeformUS Preview of the 2015 Preakness Stakes read blog
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico. read blog
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Preakness Stakes from Pimlico Race Course. Does Tom see bets of value in the race, and who will the duo choose outside the top 3 Kentucky Derby finishers? watch video
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