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Doug Salvatore looks at a baby race & the A.P. Indy Curse Wednesday at Saratoga. read blog
The important summer meetings at Del Mar and Saratoga Race Course each registered improved numbers compared with their 2013 seasons. Total handle was up at Del Mar; Saratoga saw total handle improve and a spike in attendance.
Weekend stakes analysis for the Diana Stakes and San Clemente Stakes. read blog
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club opens today and with it TwinSpires.com's $42,000 Beat the Caveman Challenge. read blog
Dr. John Ferraro, a 65-year-old oncologist from Clifton Park, N.Y., won a fractional interest in a 2-year-old racing prospect syndicated and managed by Sovereign Stable in a prize drawing held July 17.
Claire Novak and Frank Angst preview the Diana Stakes and the Sanford Stakes, both July 19 at Saratoga. Watch Video
Deep fields and handicapping challenges abound in the opening-day races at Del Mar. read blog
The 28-page report includes NTRA's audited financial statements. For fiscal year 2014, covering the period Feb. 1, 2013 through Jan. 31, 2014, the NTRA's net revenue was $667,477, which represents a $600,627 improvement.
There are three Pick 4 sequences on Arlington Million Preview Day on Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse. read blog
Belmont Park will host its first ever live-money tournament Saturday, July 12, when track patrons will be able to play for a $40 entry fee.
TimeformUS Weekend stakes analysis of the G1 Delaware Handicap and G2 Bowling Green Handicap. read blog
Princess of Sylmar looks tough to beat in the Delaware Handicap (gr. I), but Belle Gallantey could be a contender for the exotics. read blog
Advance deposit wagering outlet Xpressbet will sponsor the West Virginia Derby (gr. II) Aug. 2 at the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Chester, W.Va.
Evan Hammonds recaps the Belmont Sprint Championship Stakes, won by Clearly Now in track record time, as well as the Suburban Stakes and Los Alamitos Derby. watch video
The guaranteed pool Pick 4 action on Queen's Plate day kicks off at 1:23 p.m. EDT with the fourth race on the 13-race card. read blog
Lexie Lou's tactical speed is an edge here, as the Queen's Plate lacks confirmed front-runners. read blog
TimeformUS's Horse-by-Horse Previews of the G1 Belmont Oaks and G1 Belmont Derby. read blog
Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak preview the Los Alamitos Derby featuring Shared Belief and Candy Boy. Watch Video
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Belmont Derby (gr. I) and Belmont Oaks (gr. I). read blog
A horseplayers group believes its boycott negatively impacted handle at the Churchill Downs spring meet where the total money wagered decreased by more than $48 million.
Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, is excited to announce it has partnered with the Hong Kong Jockey Club to bring live, commingled wagering on Hong Kong races to Xpressbet's U.S. platform.
Evan Hammonds recaps the Gold Cup at Santa Anita and the Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park. Watch Video
An investigation by the California Horse Racing Board has determined that two state-licensed advance-deposit wagering providers are currently offering or allowing players pools in violation of California law.
TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Analysis for The Mother Goose and New York Stakes. read blog
HRTV is unveiling a new show when "The Horizon" premiers Saturday, June 28 at 11 a.m. EDT. The program is designed to shine a spotlight on emerging young equine stars on the racing scene.
Can Game On Dude three-peat in the prestigious Gold Cup at Santa Anita? read blog
- By Frank Angst
- Thoroughbred Breeding, Handicapping, Thoroughbred Racing, Breeders' Cup, West Region, Kentucky
A three-year plan of upcoming Breeders' Cup sites does not include eight-time host Churchill Downs or the New York Racing Association, a five-time host; but Cup officials said the schedule should not be seen as a snub.
TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays for the Bed o' Roses and the Summertime Oaks. read blog
Doug Salvatore handicaps the Tremont Stakes and recaps two maiden races from June 19. read blog
A potential speed duel makes Gantry a strong contender in the inaugural Evangeline Downs Turf Sprint Stakes. read blog
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Bed o' Roses Handicap at Belmont Park this weekend. watch video
Estimated prize money for the National Handicapping Championship finals in 2015 will total $2 million, up about 25% from this year, officials said June 19.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot. read blog
Evan Hammonds recaps the Stephen Foster Handicap, Regret Stakes, and Shoemaker Mile. watch video
The all-graded-stakes Pick 4 on the Stephen Foster Handicap card on Saturday night at Churchill Downs is a tricky sequence. read blog
TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays for the Shoemaker Mile and the Stephen Foster. read blog
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Stephen Foster Handicap and Matt Winn Stakes. read blog
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the accomplished field in the Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs. watch video
Like its parent company Betfair, TVG enjoyed a strong 12 months for the fiscal year ended April 30, according to financials released June 11. TVG saw handle increase 33% to $74.76 million.
Samuel Webb, one of three trainers and four people facing federal fraud charges following arrests in November at Penn National Race Course, had those charges dropped on June 5.
J. Keeler Johnson takes a look at the Belmont Stakes and also reflects on several undercard races for this week's After the Wire. watch video
However you feel about California Chrome (and let's face it, emotions are running hot right about now), in handicapping this race, you must move beyond whatever rooting interest you have and stick to the basics. read blog
Claire Novak and special guest Peter Rotondo handicap the Belmont Stakes. Peter has had success at picking winners in the Belmont and shares stories while providing insight on this year's running. Watch Video
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). read blog
J. Keeler Johnson analyzes several trends that have arisen in recent editions of the Belmont Stakes. read blog
The NTRA said June 3 members of Congress have asked the U.S. Department of Treasury to clarify regulations on the taxing of pari-mutuel wagers. The trade organization also is asking bettors to support an online petition.
Evan Hammonds examines Seattle Slew's Belmont Stakes and compares his racing style to that of California Chrome. Compare footage from Seattle Slew's Belmont win and California Chrome's first two victories in the Triple Crown. watch video
TimeformUS looks at the Californian and the American Oaks. read blog
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Mountainview Handicap and Penn Mile Stakes. read blog
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