Tips and picks for how to bet on Thorougbred horse racing

  • Luckity.com debuts

    Churchill Downs Inc. has launched <a target="_blank" href="http://www.Luckity.com">Luckity.com</a>, a new and exciting gaming site with hundreds of chances to win cash prizes daily. It features number games, draw games, jackpots, quick picks, casino-style games and more, with the action revolving around live horse races around the world.

  • Pulpit broodmare tops OBS session at $50,000

    DECISIVE (Pulpit), a four-year-old filly carrying her first foal, by Kitten's Joy, on a March 4 cover, was the $50,000 top price at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Fall Mixed Sale Open Session on Wednesday. Consigned by Ramsey Farm, agent, Hip No. 373 was gaveled down to Jose Uzcategui.

  • Gypsy Robin looking for Keeneland hat trick in Raven Run

    Gypsy Robin, front-running winner of this spring's Grade 2 Beaumont at Keeneland, returns to the site of that three-length victory to headline a full field of 14 sophomore fillies in Saturday's 14th running of the Grade 2, $250,000 Raven Run going seven furlongs on the main Polytrack.

  • Registration now open for the Breeders' Cup $500K Pay Day

    The Breeders' Cup announced Wednesday the launch of its $500K Pay Day promotion that will be conducted in partnership with 20 simulcast outlets, up from 17 in 2011, across the country. This is the second year in a row that the Breeders' Cup is offering this co-promotion with its simulcast partners.

  • Santa Anita Notebook

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  • Two dozen fillies to contest Valley View divisions

    The Grade 3, $1250,000 Valley View at Keeneland will be renewed at Keeneland on Friday, and for the second time in four years the 1 1/16-mile grass test for three-year-old fillies will be run in two divisions.

  • Study shows importance of New York equine industry

    A thriving equine industry is vital to the health of the New York State economy, according to the results of a study released Tuesday. The New York State Equine Industry Economic Impact Study determined that the equine industry has a $4.2 billion effect on the state's economy and generates 33,000 full-time jobs. Equine commerce also results in $187 million in state and local taxes for New York. The thousands of horse farms, training centers and riding stables doing business across the state preserve 1.3 million acres of open space. There are 157,500 horses in New York.

  • Breeders' Cup app now available

    The Breeders' Cup announced Tuesday that it has launched the Official 2012 Breeders' Cup iPhone and iPad App in advance of the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on November 2-3. The Official 2012 Breeders' Cup app will allow iPhone and iPad users to watch all 15 Breeders' Cup World Championship races live and for free, as the world's top Thoroughbreds compete for more than $25 million in purses.

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  • Belmont Notebook

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  • Sam Houston creates $400,000 stakes for fillies and mares

    Sam Houston Race Park has announced a revamped stakes schedule in 2013 which will include the richest Thoroughbred race in Texas and in track history. The $400,000 Houston Ladies' Classic is set for January 26 as part of a special stakes-filled card including the Grade 3, $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup. In total, the meet will feature 23 stakes races including four new stakes for Texas-breds paying more than $1.7 million in purses.

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  • Seven confirmed to face Frankel in Champion

    Frankel, in what is expected to be the final start of his remarkable unbeaten career, Cirrus des Aigles and Nathaniel are all set to contest Europe's richest 10-furlong race, the Group 1, £1.3 million Champion Stakes at Ascot, which could make it one of the highest-rated races this century.

  • Sky Lantern definite for BC Juvenile Fillies Turf

    Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes winner Sky Lantern was confirmed on Monday for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, according to trainer <a target="_blank" href="http://richardhannonracing.co.uk/news.htm">Richard Hannon's website</a>.

  • Creative Cause retired to stud at Airdrie

    Grade 1-winning millionaire Creative Cause, last seen finishing third in the May 19 Preakness Stakes, has been retired and will begin his new career as a stallion at Airdrie Stud, it was announced Monday.

  • Preakness 138 tickets now available

    The Maryland Jockey Club has announced that tickets for 2013 Preakness Day went on-sale as of 10 a.m. (EDT) Monday morning. The 138th running of the Preakness place May 18, 2013 at famed Pimlico Race Course.

  • Siyouma stars in E.P. Taylor

    Robert Jeffcock's Siyouma, who brought top-class European form to Sunday's Grade 1, $1,026,822 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/eptaylor12.pdf">E.P. Taylor Stakes</a> at Woodbine, reigned supreme in the prestigious turf test for distaffers. Sent off as the 5-2 favorite with Gerald Mosse, the French shipper kicked clear in the stretch to record her second straight top-level victory, following the Group 1 Sun Chariot at Newmarket September 29.

  • Game on Dude headlines busy Breeders' Cup tab at Santa Anita

    Game on Dude headed a parade of heavyweight hopefuls Sunday morning prepping for the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita as the countdown began in earnest for the 28th World Championship events at The Great Race Place on November 2-3.

  • On the Breeders' Cup worktab

    Leading Breeders' Cup Turf contender <b>Point of Entry</b> (Dynaformer) -- hero of the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational, Sword Dancer Invitational and Man o' War, all Grade 1s, in his past three -- logged five-eighths in 1:04 on Belmont's good inner turf Sunday.

  • Delegation wires Durham Cup

    Gary Barber's Delegation went wire-to-wire at Woodbine in the $153,411 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/durham12.pdf">Durham Cup</a>. The 6-5 favorite paid $4.50, $2.80 and $2.10 to his backers on Sunday and has now hit the board in all six of his lifetime starts.

  • Joshua Tree regains Canadian International crown

    Under a crafty Frankie Dettori ride, the globetrotting Joshua Tree wired Sunday's Grade 1, $1,531,868 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/canintl12.pdf">Canadian International</a>, regaining the title he first won at Woodbine in 2010. The Marco Botti charge was a troubled runner-up behind the filly Sarah Lynx last year, but didn't have a straw in his path this time. Joshua Tree joins George Royal (1965-66) and Majesty's Prince (1982, 1984) as the only two-time Canadian International winners since the race was switched to turf in 1958.

  • Next Question upsets Nearctic in stakes debut

    Three Diamonds Farm's Next Question was overlooked at 16-1 when making his stakes debut in Sunday's Grade 1, $511,576 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/nearctic12.pdf">Nearctic Stakes</a> at Woodbine, but the Michael Trombetta charge proved more than up to the task, and thereby earned an automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint. After forcing the pace beneath Ramon Dominguez, the New York-bred edged clear down the lane and repelled English invader Night Carnation by a half-length.

  • Veterans Musketier, Rahystrada still going strong to highlight Sycamore

    Millionaires Musketier and Rahystrada, with a combined 11 graded/group victories between them, head a field of seven turf marathoners entered for Thursday's 18th running of the Grade 3, $100,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/sycamore12.html"> Sycamore</a> going 1 1/2 miles on the Keeneland grass.

  • Gentildonna wins photo, claims Japan's Triple Crown for fillies

    Gentildonna has become the first since Apapane in 2010 and fourth in history to sweep Japan's Triple Crown for fillies. Under jockey Yasunari Iwata, the bay filly nosed out her archrival Verxina in a breathtaking photo-finish to claim the final leg, Sunday's Grade 1 Shuka Sho at Kyoto. Both fillies are by Deep Impact, hero of the 2005 Japanese Triple Crown.

  • Gleaves mulling options for Csaba

    While the Florida Stallion Stakes sweep by jockey Angel Serpa was the lead story at the 21st annual Festival of the Sun at Calder Race Course on Saturday, the headlines coming out of the day could be made by Bruce Hollander and Cary Shapoff's Csaba, the three-year-old colt who put the sword to his rivals when winning the Tropical Park Derby by 14 lengths.

  • Lucky Primo captures Cal Cup Classic while returning to dirt

    Lucky Primo just missed by a neck in last year's California Cup Classic at Santa Anita, but returned for Saturday's <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/ccclassic12.pdf"> 23rd running</a> to make up for that tough beat with a half-length score in the $175,000 contest.

  • Talamo talks no-contest race at Santa Anita

    The six-furlong sprint for maiden two-year-olds was declared a no contest by track stewards as a result of a loose horse running the wrong way up the homestretch.&nbsp; Spinning Love was away in good order, but as he left the chute he hesitated and then jumped to his left, over the temporary inside rail, unseating jockey Alonso Quinonez. He proceeded to run the wrong way along the inside rail through the clubhouse turn and into the stretch.

  • Two Months Rent catches Film Shot in Hawthorne Derby

    Trainer Jimmy Toner notched his second graded stakes win of the day when AJ Suited Stable's Two Months Rent upset Saturday's Grade 3, $200,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/hawderby12.pdf">Hawthorne Derby</a>. Contested in a driving Chicago area rainstorm on soft turf, Two Months Rent saved ground to the stretch, split rivals to reach contention and wore down 10-1 chance Film Shot to record his initial stakes victory by a head. At 20-1, Two Months Rent returned $43.20, $16.20 and $7.

  • Boisterous drives to Knickerbocker repeat

    Phipps Stable's Boisterous rallied boldly to the lead in the midstretch and drew clear to two-length decision in Saturday's Grade 3, $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/knickerbocker12.pdf"> Knickerbocker Stakes</a>, capturing the 1 1/8-mile turf affair at Belmont Park for the second straight year. Now a five-time stakes winner for trainer Shug McGaughey, the five-year-old horse has earned $646,390 from a 20-8-1-2 career line.

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  • Speak Logistics wires In Reality; Verso a Verso upsets My Dear Girl

    Ralph Nabavi's Speak Logistics was never headed en route to a 2 3/4-length score Saturday on Calder's Festival of the Sun program, going gate-to-wire in the $300,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/fssinreality12.pdf">In Reality</a> division of the Florida Stallion Stakes series.

  • Dayatthespa leads every step of the way in QEII

    Nearly six months after her impressive wire job in the Grade 3 Appalachian Stakes at Keeneland, Dayatthespa returned to the Lexington, Kentucky, turf and repeated the feat in Saturday's Grade 1, $400,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/qeii12.pdf">Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup</a>. The Chad Brown trainee got away with a leisurely pace for Javier Castellano, quickened stylishly, and extended her 2012 mark to a perfect five-for-five.

  • La Cloche takes down Athenia

    Phillips Racing Partnership's La Cloche took down the field in the Grade 3, $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/athenia12.pdf"> Athenia</a> at Belmont on Saturday.

  • Cash Rules just holds in Spend a Buck

    In a virtual replay of the Frances A. Genter one race earlier, Larry Fugate's Cash Rules just held the late run of Ducduc on the wire of the Grade 3, $100,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/spendabuck12.pdf">Spend a Buck Handicap</a> on Calder's Festival of the Sun program Saturday.

  • Dawn Approach dominates Dewhurst; Reckless Abandon brave in Middle Park

    Dawn Approach made it six out of six when registering a comfortable 2 3/4-length success in Saturday's Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes. Partnered by Kevin Manning, the 3-10 favorite briefly looked as if he may be in trouble, but showed a devastating turn of foot in the final furlong to push aside stablemate Leitir Mor.

  • Madame Giry getting well-deserved break

    Connections of Madame Giry and Bounding Bi, the top-two finishers in Friday's Franklin County Stakes at Keeneland, reported their runners came out of the 5 1/2-furlong grass test in good order.

  • Golden Ticket posts Keeneland move for Classic

    Breeders' Cup Classic hopeful Golden Ticket, dead-heat winner of the Grade 1 Travers two back, turned in his second-straight work at Keeneland on Saturday. With Danny Ramsey aboard, the Speightstown colt worked five furlongs in 1:00 1/5.

  • Camelot still on course for 2013 comeback

    Three-time classic winner Camelot is scheduled to race on as a four-year-old next season, Coolmore Stud reiterated via <a target="_blank" href="http://twitter.com/coolmorestud">Twitter</a> on Saturday. The Montjeu colt just underwent exploratory surgery for colic Thursday evening, but is recovering well.

  • Paynter to be discharged from New Bolton

    Grade 1 Haskell Invitational star Paynter, who underwent intestinal surgery at New Bolton Center October 3, will be discharged Sunday, owner Ahmed Zayat reported on <a target="_blank" href="http://twitter.com/jazz3162">Twitter</a> Friday. Having overcome life-threatening illnesses that have kept him hospitalized since August 26, the strong-willed colt will now take up residence at a rehabilitation facility to be announced at 6 p.m. (EDT).

  • Madame Giry scores easy win in Franklin County

    Nutmeg Stable's Madame Giry rallied in the stretch of Friday's $100,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/franklincounty12.pdf"> Franklin County Stakes</a> at Keeneland to post an easy 2 1/2-length victory under jockey Eddie Castro. The sophomore daughter of Castledale earned her fifth-straight win when completing 5 1/2 furlongs on the firm turf in 1:03 for trainer Cam Gambolati.

  • Europeans loom large in Canadian International

    The entries for Sunday's Grade 1, C$1.5 million <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/canintl12.htm">Canadian International</a> are dominated by Europeans, both quantitatively and qualitatively. Seven of the 11 contenders are based on the other side of the pond, including the Aidan O'Brien-trained Imperial Monarch; 2010 Canadian International winner Joshua Tree; Wigmore Hall, two-for-two in his previous visits to Woodbine; and Reliable Man, last year's Group 1 French Derby hero. The North American team comprises Al Khali, Air Support, Prince Will I Am and an ex-European in Forte dei Marmi.