TwinSpires.com, the official advance deposit wagering service for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), is offering its players an opportunity to win $1 million by betting Kentucky Derby qualifying races.
Thoroughbred racing fans will see more major stakes on national television this year, starting with the Feb. 9 debut of the "The Jockey Club Tour on FOX," featuring champion 3-year-old Will Take Charge in the Donn Handicap.
Churchill Downs oddsmaker Mike Battaglia ranks Cairo Prince, unbeaten champion Shared Belief, and Honor Code as the most attractive individual horses featured in this week's second pool of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.
Evan Hammonds recaps the wins by Samraat, Vinceremos, and Wildcat Red over the weekend. watch video
The old wives' tale to starve a fever doesn't work with the Kentucky Derby variety -- not because the charms of the First Saturday in May are so irresistible 13 weeks away but because sustenance is unavoidable. read blog
TimeformUS Saturday Plays from Santa Anita, Tampa Bay and Aqueduct read blog
Claire Novak and Evan Hammonds handicap the Withers Stakes and Sam F. Davis Stakes. watch video
New Year's Day, the winner of last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), received the high weight of 126 pounds on The Jockey Club's 2013 Experimental Free Handicap released Jan. 29.
Jose Arias of Bell Gardens near Los Angeles topped a field of 500 to win the 15th annual Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Jan. 26 in Las Vegas.
TimeformUS Weekend Plays from Gulfstream, Tampa Bay and Santa Anita read blog
A stacked field of 3-year-olds are set to compete in the Holy Bull Stakes. Claire Novak and Frank Angst give their picks on who you need to watch and wager with in the race. watch video
The Holy Bull Stakes almost always serves as my Kentucky Derby Trail kick-off because it begins the separation of the contenders from the pretenders.
Singpoli Group has announced that Lou Raffetto Jr. has been named president of YUP Racing, effective immediately.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association released the rules for the 2014 Daily Racing Form National Handicapping Championship Tour Jan. 22. Signups for the 2014 DRF NHC Tour are being accepted here.
The United Kingdom's largest bookmaker, William Hill, will broadcast U.S. racing from tracks owned by The Stronach Group through a deal reached with U.K.-based broadcaster Turf TV.
Online wagering provider Xpressbet is giving two customers the opportunity to place a $10,000 win bet on a horse of their choosing.
Brent Sumja won five tournaments in a four-month span from May to September to help clinch the title of 2013 Daily Racing Form NHC Tour Champion and the $75,000 first-place prize that goes with it.
Evan Hammonds recaps the Lecomte Stakes, Strub Stakes and Sunshine Millions Classic. watch video
The New York Racing Association posted a 2.3% average daily total handle gain for 2013. The increase follows a 2012 season during which NYRA posted sizable gains in all handle categories.
TimeformUS Weekend Plays from Santa Anita, Fair Grounds, Gulfstream and Oaklawn read blog
Claire Novak and Frank Angst handicap the Lecomte Stakes at the Fair Grounds this weekend. This is a Kentucky Derby points race with an interesting field. watch video
Two females, Australia's Black Caviar and Treve from France, shared top rating of 130 on the final World's Best Racehorse Rankings of 2013 published Jan. 15 by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.
Are you tired of Kentucky Derby prep races that don't soak up excitement and leave your appetite whet for more? Then you need the Sham, now! read blog
TimeformUS Weekend Plays from Oaklawn and Santa Anita read blog
Tom LaMarra and Frank Angst cashed tickets with the Jerome Stakes. This week they hope to repeat in the Hal's Hope Stakes. Can Jackson Bend win his first race of the year? watch video
Brisnet.com's Ultimate Guide to Letting 8 Ride at TwinSpires.com read blog
TVG and Oaklawn Racing and Gaming announced Jan. 6 that the network will telecast the 57-day Oaklawn Park 2014 race meet beginning January 10, with daily, on-site, live coverage hosted by TVG's Frank Mirahmadi.
Presenting a a fair odds line for the Jerome. read blog
TimeformUS Weekend Plays From Aqueduct and Santa Anita Read Blog
Tom LaMarra and Frank Angst preview the Jerome Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct. Watch Video
With a spirit of optimism, we not only look forward to 2014 but try to close the books on 2013 on a positive note. read blog
Retired jockey Frank Lovato Jr. created "365 Days of Racing Terminology" to educate fans and bring them closer to the sport.
TimeformUS Stakes Plays for the Mr. Prospector Stakes and more. read blog
TimeformUS Weekend Plays: The Hollywood Park Swan Song read blog
Claire Novak and Frank Angst handicap the Dania Beach Stakes for 2-year-olds. watch video
New York racetrack Finger Lakes has launched an advance deposit wagering site, FingerLakesBonusBets.com. The site will offer phone and Internet wagering powered by eBet Technologies.
TimeformUS: Saturday Plays from Betfair Hollywood Park and Gulfstream Read Blog
Claire Novak and Frank Angst look at the CashCall Futurity this weekend. Are there any Kentucky Derby contenders in the field? watch video
Personally, I enjoy playing the inner meet. Horses more easily find their right conditions, and the form holds up. read blog
Handicapping tournaments are an important growth area for horse racing, say racetrack officials and horse players. One professional handicapper urges the industry not to stop here but to push forward with exchange wagering.
The Brisnet.com Ultimate Guide To Winning 1-million Points On TwinSpires. read blog
TimeformUS Saturday Plays from Betfair Hollywood Park Read Blog
Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak talk about the claiming crown and drill down the Claiming Crown Iron Horse and Claiming Crown Jewel Stakes. watch video
Buoyed by an 11% increase in total commingled pari-mutul handle for the Breeders' Cup World Championships, wagering on U.S. races improved 4.37% in November compared with the same month last year.
Brisnet.com's Ultimate Guide to Betting Tampa Bay Downs read blog
Evan Hammonds reviews Honor Code, Flat Out, and Will Take Charge vs. Game On Dude. Watch recaps of the Clark Handicap, Cigar Mile, and Remsen Stakes. watch video
TimeformUS Plays for Thanksgiving Weekend, including the Fall Highweight, the Clark, and the Citation. read blog
Thanksgiving eve includes a Pick 4 carryover at Portland Meadows and a five-stakes program at Zia Park. read blog
Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak preview the Clark Handicap on November 29 at Churchill Downs. Watch Video
Besides giving thanks, eating turkey, and shopping this weekend, Churchill Downs hopes race fans find some time to think about next year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
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