The Horseplayers Association of North America said Sept. 9 it has launched a monthly e-magazine that focuses on handicapping horse races.
TwinSpires.com is launching a new faster-paced, multi-track wager Aug. 17 that is structured so players will see the first race through the fifth race in 90 minutes.
The tablet-optimized product features new handicapping tools for analyzing pace and offers a speed rating that has been harmonized with Timeform's European ratings.
TwinSpires.com's summer handicapping contest is offering $1,500 daily to anyone who places consecutive winning $10 show bets for an entire card. If no one succeeds, the payout rolls over to the next day.
- By Pete Denk
Use handicapper Pete Denk's expert analysis of this weekend's major races to unlock the pari-mutuel window successfully! Order Report
When you get right down to it, the Belmont Stakes is all about stamina; horses running a distance they likely will never run again. You can throw out speed figures and any other handicapping tool you use. read blog
Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk discuss exacta, trifecta and superfecta bets. Sponsored by HRTV.
- By Frank Angst
Katie Mikolay Gensler joins Keeneland handicapper Mike Battaglia to provide live paddock commentary and selections at the spring meet. watch video
Evan Hammonds recaps the Holy Bull Stakes as well as a few other stellar performances from the weekend. What did you think of the Holy Bull Stakes? watch video
Pat Cummings' analysis of racing Jan. 17 at the Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse.
Evan recaps the CashCall Futurity as well as Saginaw's tie for 10 wins this year. watch video
You missed the worst million-dollar race I have ever seen (the Pennsylvania Derby), and one of the best races with a four-horse field that I can remember (Questing vs. My Miss Aurelia in the Cotillion). read blog
The "Night School" online fan education program will offer its first industry town hall meeting Sept. 11 evening, organizers said.
Pete and Evan examine the Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga. watch video
A handicapping tournament based on players' return on investment--not how much they wager--will be offered by BetPTC.com Aug. 4.
Evan recaps the American Derby, Man o War Stakes, and more from the weekend's races. watch video
A value approach to maiden claimers. read blog
Pete Denk introduces his new handicapping blog. read blog
Bittersweet is probably the best way to express my feelings on the following news: I will be leaving The Blood-Horse on May 22, just after my coverage of the Preakness. read blog
Union Rags' defeat changed the complexion of the 2012 Kentucky Derby. read blog
Kenny and Sue McPeek, past winners of the Big Sport of Turfdom Award, announced the launch of their iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch application Horse Races NOW!
Evan recaps the Florida Derby (gr. I) and the Louisiana Derby (gr. II). watch video
For the fourth consecutive year Keeneland is the top-rated racetrack under the Horseplayers Association of North America racetrack ratings system.
The first division of the grade III Southwest Stakes looks like the stronger of the two, so we may have to work that much harder to find the winner. Let's get right down to it for both divisions.
"Night School," created and hosted by Horse Player NOW, will launch this year's 40-program run Feb. 28.
Michael Beychok of Baton Rouge, La., topped a record field of 480 to win the $1 million first-place prize as "Handicapper of the Year" at the 13th Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship.
Jason Shandler, Tom LaMarra and Ian Tapp handicap the Marshua's River Stakes at Gulfstream Park this week. watch video
Fan education in the horse racing industry made some inroads in 2011, with plans to ramp things up in 2012.
These horses have the potential to light up the board at Churchill Downs read blog
Vision 2020, a group conceived to educate and give a voice to the under-40 generation of horseracing participants, has released "Fantasy Capping," a group project designed to develop new interest in the industry.
The "Sovereign Stable Handicapping Challenge," a free, online handicapping tournament, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 13. The top finisher will receive a guaranteed berth in the National Handicapping Championship.
Jason and Tim of TwinSpires.com handicap the Shoemaker Mile S. and Suburban H. this week. Watch Video
- By Esther Marr
From the heartbreaking phone call I made to John Greathouse about his ill-fated filly Devil May Care, to the quiet beauty of the descending twilight on Oaks night, to the thrilling Derby finish of Animal Kingdom Read Blog
Jason, Evan, and Tim give an overview of Derby 137. Watch Video
A few changes in the Derby Dozen this week with a new number one! Read Blog
The first revealing of my Kentucky Derby 2011 Top 5 picks. Stay Thirsty is on top, and you should already know why. The rest of the picks are easy to see, if you don't over think the Kentucky Derby this year. Read Blog
Jason, Tom and Tim handicap the Arkansas Derby and Toyota Blue Grass Stakes. Watch Video
Learn the basics of betting on Thoroughbreds in a free webinar on BloodHorse.com. Watch Now!
A Scottsdale, Ariz., handicapper won the $500,000 first prize Jan. 29 on the final day of the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship held at Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa in Las Vegas.
Defending champion Brian Troop heads a record field of 305 horseplayers who will gather at Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa in Las Vegas Jan. 28-29 to vie for the title of "Handicapper of the Year."
Daily Racing Form has extended its title sponsorship of the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship and the DRF National Handicapping Championship Tour through the 2012 National Championship.
Thoroughbred racing fans and handicappers now have access to an expanded racing website, including video of live racing, for Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort.
Keeneland in Kentucky has again finished number one in the Horseplayers Association of North America track ratings released April 1.
Canadian Brian Troop won the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship with the third-highest score in the tournament's history.
The run-up distance at the start of each race and the location of the temporary rail in turf races are now available in Equibase past performances, it was announced May 19 by Equibase, the Thoroughbred industry's official database for racing information
TwinSpires.com, the official advance deposit wagering service for Churchill Downs Inc., will provide an inside look at the DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship from Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas by providing online video coverage of the event throughout the Jan. 23-24.
Keeneland, whose fall meet begins Oct. 3, is launching a "PolyCapping" online database to provide more information for handicappers.
The $1-million Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship will return to the Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa in Las Vegas next year, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association said.
By Dan Farley - I was intrigued when I read in Daily Racing Form that of the top 30 finishers in a recent million-dollar handicapping contest in Las Vegas sponsored by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, six were women.
Richard Goodall, a 64-year-old retired attorney from Las Vegas, defeated 276 Thoroughbred racing handicappers by a record margin to capture the ninth Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas Jan. 26.
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