Keyword: wagering

  • THS: Man o' War Stakes and Virginia Derby

    Frank Angst and Claire Novak handicap the Man o' War Stakes and Virginia Derby. Both seem to think the Virginia Derby will be a very telling and exciting race to watch. Can the Kittens finish 1-2-3?

  • THS: Calder Summit of Speed

    Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak take a look at Calder's Summit of Speed race card. They handicap the Smile Sprint Handicap and the Princess Rooney Handicap. Will Jackson Bend be able to handle the talented Trinniberg?

  • Racing Registers Handle Surge in May

    While the biggest wagering card of the year saw a 1% decline in handle, U.S. racing managed to register a strong month of May as pari-mutuel handle was up 3.57% compared with the same month last year.

  • THS: Peter Pan Stakes

    Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk handicap the Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont Park this week. Are there any Belmont Stakes contenders in this field?

  • Churchill Increases Oaks, Derby Pick 6 Pools

    Churchill Downs and announced an increase in the guaranteed Pick 6 pools on the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) card May 3 and the following day's card that features the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I)

  • THS: Spiral Stakes

    Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park this weekend. Is there a Kentucky Derby winner in this field?

  • THS: Rebel Stakes

    Claire Novak and Pete Denk handicap the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park this weekend. Can Super Ninety Nine repeat his efforts from his last race?

  • THS: Withers Stakes

    Pete Denk and Claire Novak handicap the Withers Stakes and take a brief look at the Robert B. Lewis Stakes.

  • THS: Holy Bull Stakes

    Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk discuss the tough field in the Holy Bull Stakes. Can Shanghai Bobby survive the other talented 3-year-olds?

  • Churchill Downs

    Churchill Meet Handle Nearly $116.7 Million

    Wagering during the 21-day Churchill Downs fall meet, highlighted by Shackleford's career finale in the Clark Handicap (gr. I), totaled nearly $116.7 million, according to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

  • Ten Grade 1s on tap Saturday

    You missed the worst million-dollar race I have ever seen (the Pennsylvania Derby), and one of the best races with a four-horse field that I can remember (Questing vs. My Miss Aurelia in the Cotillion).

  • THS: Jockey Club Gold Cup

    Tom and Pete handicap two races from Belmont and Santa Anita this weekend, the Jockey Club Gold Cup and FrontRunner Stakes.

  • THS: Arlington Million 2012

    Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak handicap the Arlington Million and talk about Millions day. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Arlington Million.

  • Arlington Park Handle, Purses Spike

    A number of initiatives, including a refocused marketeting plan and working with other Chicago area teams and companies, has led to a resurgence in business at Arlington Park, one of North America's most iconic racetracks.

  • U.S. Wagering Stable During May

    Despite strong handle for the spring's first two classics, wagering on U.S. racing in May was nearly identical to the same month a year ago, according to the latest economic indicators from Equibase.

  • THS: San Felipe Stakes

    Jason Shandler and Tom LaMarra handicap the Tampa Bay Derby and San Felipe Stakes.

  • THS: Malibu Stakes 2011

    Tom, Ian and Les from handicap the Malibu Stakes on opening day of the Santa Anita winter/spring meet.

  • Handle Down, But Purses Up in September

    For the month of September, pari-mutuel handle continued to decline, but a considerable increase in purses provided a silver lining, according to the latest Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators.

  • Pope: Reward Horses Generating Handle

    Thoroughbred industry marketer Fred Pope outlines a plan to reward the owners of the most popular horses with bonus purse money.

  • Fornatale Attempts Betting Marathon

    On Friday, Sept. 3 professional writer and horseplayer Pete Fornatale will attempt a day-long effort to wager on every race and every track around the world offered through to benefit the Race for Education.