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.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Ohio Derby at Thistledown. read blog
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."
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.
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, will address proposed changes to regulations on the taxing of pari-mutuel wagers at a June 17 hearing in Washington, D.C.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs. read blog
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.
J. Keeler Johnson analyzes which races American Pharoah might target this summer and fall. read blog
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. read blog
- By Frank Angst
- Triple Crown, Handicapping, Thoroughbred Racing, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic Region, Kentucky Oaks
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.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the 147th Belmont Stakes (gr. I). read blog
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. read blog
After a slow start that required a push for broad industry participation, the NTRA June 3 said more than 11,600 comments were submitted to the United States Department of Treasury on wagering tax changes.
The Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship presented by Racetrack Television Network and Treasure Island Las Vegas, will be held Jan. 28-30, 2016.
J. Keeler Johnson analyzes the potential pace scenario of the Belmont Stakes. read blog
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Breeders' Cup, Triple Crown, Handicapping, Thoroughbred Racing, Northeast Region, Kentucky
Breeders' Cup launched its 2015 Million Dollar Finish fantasy game May 29 with more prizes and opportunities to win than ever before throughout the Breeders' Cup Challenge Series: "Win & You're In."
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra take an early look at the Belmont Stakes, including who has the best chance to upset American Pharoah. Watch Video
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps four stakes races across the country, including the Californian Stakes (gr. II). read blog
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.
Industry participation in the effort to win pari-mutuel tax withholding modernization has helped push the number of comments submitted to the federal government to about 9,500 as of May 26.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Gamely Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita. read blog
On Saturday at the Curragh, an exciting card of seven races will be held, highlighted by the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas (Ire-I). read blog
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 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.
J. Keeler Johnson takes an early look at the horses targeting the Belmont Stakes. read blog
TimeformUS Preview of the 2015 Preakness Stakes read blog
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico. read blog
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Preakness Stakes from Pimlico Race Course. Does Tom see bets of value in the race, and who will the duo choose outside the top 3 Kentucky Derby finishers? watch video
Classic winner American Pharoah leads field as NBC Sports Group presents 6 1/2 hours of Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) coverage May 15 and May 16 from Pimlico Race Course.
Anchored by the Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I), the Maryland Jockey Club will offer bettors a guaranteed pool of $1.5 million for the late Pick 4 during Saturday's 14-race program at Pimlico Race Course.
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra preview the Preakness Stakes. watch video
J. Keeler Johnson analyzes the potential pace scenarios of the Preakness Stakes. read blog
Saying the bill would have expanded gambling in Indiana, Gov. Mike Pence has vetoed a bill that would have allowed state residents to use advance deposit wagering to bet on horse races.
Online wagering provider Xpressbet is pleased to announce its 2015 Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes Handicapping Headquarters is now open and stocked with information.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park. read blog
Keeneland announced May 6 it will move its year-round simulcast wagering operations to The Red Mile, the historic Standardbred track in Lexington, beginning July 15.
Equus Interactive's Racetrack Warriors announced an agreement May 5 with the Jockeys' Guild and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) that will bring a new fantasy draft game to market called "Jockey Draft."
J. Keeler Johnson recaps the 141st Kentucky Derby (gr. I). read blog
Average field size at Gulfstream Park for its Dec. 6, 2014-April 5 race meet grew 13.1% from 8.4 to 9.5 horses per race, while average daily all-sources pari-mutuel handle slipped 1.7% but was still a solid $8.1 million.
Keeneland will ask the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission May 6 for permission to offer Thoroughbred simulcasts at The Red Mile, the Lexington harness track that is constructing a facility for historical race wagering machines.
A second lawsuit has been filed in connection with a decision by Kentucky Downs to begin using a new company for its totalizator services, including historical racing wagering.
The Maryland Jockey Club's Pimlico Race Course and online wagering provider Xpressbet have announced that Xpressbet will serve as the title sponsor of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
American Pharoah is the favorite in the will-pays for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I)-Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) daily double.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). read blog
In 56 of the last 60 runnings of the Kentucky Derby, the winner was either on the lead with an eighth of a mile to go in the race, within a length of the lead, or running second although more than a length off the leader.
Claire Novak and Frank Angst preview the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). Watch Video
J. Keeler Johnson ranks the final pre-Kentucky Derby workouts of nine Derby contenders. read blog
Legislation designed to encourage Atlantic City casinos to offer full-card simulcasts -- or at least protect them at the one casino that still offers wagering on horse races -- was signed into law April 27.
New York regulators April 27 approved rules to enhance certain kinds of wagering on Thoroughbred races, which promoters believe will boost revenue and field size.
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