Tom and Claire preview the Pennsylvania Derby and the Cotillion Stakes on September 21, 2013 at Parx. Watch Video
Scene from The Simpsons came to mind when considering whether to single Wise Dan in the $200,000 guaranteed Pick 4 on Sunday at Woodbine, or go against him in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile. read blog
TimeformUS looks at the Garden City at Belmont Park, and the Kentucky Turf Cup at Kentucky Downs. read blog
The Horseplayers Association of North America said Sept. 9 it has launched a monthly e-magazine that focuses on handicapping horse races.
TimeformUS Weekend Plays: The Bowling Green and the Super Derby. read blog
NYRA and Penn National Gaming Inc. will launch a special reduced takeout Thursday Pick 4 that will link the final two races at Belmont Park with the first two races at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.
TimeformUS Weekend Plays: The Spinaway and Del Mar Derby. read blog
Why Mucho Macho Man and Lea will win on Saturday. read blog
Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak preview the Woodward Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga. Watch Video
Kentucky Downs has scheduled a handicapping contest that will qualify the winner for free entry and travel expenses for this year's lucrative Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge contest.
When Kentucky Downs holds its 21st meet in September, the Franklin, Ky. oval will have some of the lowest exotic takeout rates among U.S. tracks.
TimeformUS Weekend Plays: Saratoga and Del Mar Graded Stakes Races. read blog
Claire and Evan preview the Travers Stakes. watch video
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 grade III, $100,000 Sunset Handicap might not be what it once was during its glory days, but the July 14 closing-day feature at Betfair Hollywood Park has more glamour than usual.
Dick Powell offers a study of turf sprints at Saratoga, which starts its meet on July 19.
The July 13 grade II stakes worth $300,000 will feature a rematch between Tell a Great Story and Ile St. Molly as a field of nine 3-year-old fillies line up in the 1 1/16-mile contest at Delaware Park.
Up the track in a pair of Dubai starts earlier this year, Dullahan will look to jump-start the second half of his 4-year-old season when he returns to action in July 13 $200,000 Arlington Handicap.
The good thing about last Saturday's Preakness Stakes is when the action leaves Maryland for its summer home at Colonial Downs, they can plant corn on the main track.
Intro To Exotic Bets with Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk. Sponsored by HRTV.
Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk discuss exacta, trifecta and superfecta bets. Sponsored by HRTV.
Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk focus on maiden races and betting angles related to them.
Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk discuss Rolling Daily Doubles and Pick 3s. Sponsored by HRTV.
Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk discuss Pick 4s, 5s, and 6s. Sponsored by HRTV.
With the Kentucky Derby field now in place, the points system that got us here looks like it's working pretty well.
In 54 of the last 58 runnings of the 1 1/4-mile Kentucky Derby, the winner was either on the lead with an eighth of a mile to go, within a length of the lead, or running second although more than a length off the leader.
The makeup of the grade III Derby Trial presents several interesting scenarios that could impact the makeup of the Kentucky Derby field.
Johnny Avello at Wynn Las Vegas added horses and updated their odds to win the Triple Crown this week.
The major Kentucky Derby by Yum! Brands preps are finished, but there's still some good 3-year-old racing out there. Let's take a look at the Grade III Coolmore Lexington Stakes and the Grade III Illinois Derby.
We take a look back at the 2013 Kentucky Derby Trail to determine whether the new points system attracted more horses to the prep races for the first Saturday in May.
When Keeneland resumes its spring juvenile racing schedule Thursday, April 18 with a 4 1/2-furlong race for fillies, the field is scheduled to include two runners with previous starts.
The only graded winner entered in Thursday's Grade 3, $100,000 Appalachian is Watsdachances and she looks to make a splash in her three-year-old debut in the one-mile contest over Keeneland's turf course.
The Kentucky Derby field is close to being set, but more things can and will happen before entries close on May 1. We could see horses now ranked well into the 20's pop up in the field.
This year's edition of the Grade I Blue Grass Stakes may be wide open, so let's have fun with it and try to bring home a winner.
If you're leaning in favor of any particular horse for the Kentucky Derby, maybe you'd like to know what Johnny Avello thinks about its odds to win the Triple Crown.
Verrazano could lose the grade I Wood Memorial, and so could Vyjack, but it would be a first for either one of them.
Orb doesn't have to win the Florida Derby to go on to the Kentucky Derby -- he just needs to run the right kind of race. Still, there's a good argument that he will win the race.
We're in full tilt mode now, with Kentucky Derby prep races going nine furlongs. Let's see where the contenders are going next during this exciting phase of the Kentucky Derby Trail.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Treasure Island Las Vegas announced that the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship will return to the Las Vegas property in 2014.
The 2013 edition of the grade III Spiral Stakes brings together an interesting mixture of dirt, turf and synthetic track runners that includes shippers and local entries.
We are now officially barreling down the road to the Kentucky Derby, and the Road to the Roses contest is coming up soon. So here's a survey of over 80 horses and where they're going next on the Derby Trail.
With many of the also-rans from the grade III Southwest Stakes out of the grade II Rebel, can Super Ninety Nine fend off the new challengers?
A prevalent idea at this point on the 2013 Kentucky Derby Trail is that the new points system is attracting more horses to the prep races. But is that what's actually happening?
The road to the Kentucky Derby winner's circle has run through Tampa twice since 2007. On Saturday in his first run in graded company, Verrazano will follow the path of Street Sense and Super Saver and see where it leads.
Here are next-race plans for over 70 horses on the Kentucky Derby trail. We'll start off with some of the more prominent names.
The second Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) pool and the only Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (KOFW) of 2013 closed within 30 minutes of each other on Sunday, but with vastly different results.
Optimistic about potential growth in Internet gaming in the U.S., British bookmaker William Hill has bought out the minority shares software company Playtech holds in William Hill Online.
One week into the Kentucky Derby Championship Series, we run down the schedules of the major contenders, and more.
Brittlyn Stable's homebred Sunbean ran away with the $59,400 Gentilly Stakes for three-year-old state-breds at Fair Grounds on Saturday, Louisiana
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