Tips and picks for how to bet on Thorougbred horse racing

  • New York OTBs, CDI at Odds Over Host Fees

    New York's five off-track betting corporations said they have cut ties with Churchill Downs Inc. and won't offer signals from tracks owned by the company or tracks that contract with CDI to sell their simulcast signals.

  • WV Stakeholders Seek Racing Revenue Boost

    Racing stakeholders fully understand that having sports betting at tracks in West Virginia is a 90-1 shot. But other things like off-track betting are a bit more realistic as they fashion a wish list to increase revenue.

  • Tale Of Verve
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    Tale of Verve Works for West Virginia Derby

    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

  • Simulcast Award Entries Deadline Aug. 17

    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.

  • Coupled entries 1, 1A and 2, 2B leave a starting gate.

    New York Coupled Entry Rules Modified

    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.

  • THS: Belmont Derby Invitational

    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?

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    Merry Meadow Returns in Princess Rooney

    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.

  • BHA Creates Horseracing Bettors Forum

    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.

  • Alex Waldrop

    Waldrop Testifies on Wagering Tax Reporting

    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."

  • Roberts to Carry Mexican Track's Signal

    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.

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    Odds Set on 'Pharoah' Stud Fee, Next Race

    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

    Waldrop to Address Withholding Taxes in D.C.

    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.

  • HRRN Launches Breeders' Cup Coverage

    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.

  • TimeformUS Preview of the 147th Belmont S.

    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.

  • Year-Over-Year Handle Up Almost 5% in May

    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.

  • Belmont Stakes Race Dynamics: Distance

    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.

  • Bob Costas
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    NBC Sports Commentators on 'Night School'

    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.

  • NTRA: Comments Needed on Withholding Changes

    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 Sues DRF Over Derby, Oaks Wagers

    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.