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Suspension, Pair Of Revocations In Iowa ‘Hidden Syringes’ Case

Stewards at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino have revoked the licenses of an assistant trainer and veterinarian and suspended a trainer for a year following a security episode in a barn last month. Stewards ruled assistant trainer Victor Ibarra and vet Verlin Jones should lose their licenses and that trainer Kenneth Laymon’s license should be […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Weekend Play At Saratoga: Hitting Saturday’s Late Pick 5?

If you haven’t signed up to play the NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 at Saratoga, time’s running out, and the ante has been upped for Saturday’s card. If someone has the single winning ticket, the minimum payout is now $300,000. Realistically, there could be a number of winning tickets for the sequence, but there’s enough […]

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California Chrome Makes ‘Verbal’ Return To The Races

People watching Monday’s final race at Delaware Park must’ve been surprised to learn that California Chrome was at the front of the pack. Surely, he’s still retired and enjoying his stud career? He can’t possibly be in a $10,000 maiden claiming race? Of course not. But good natured track announcer John Curran kept calling a […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Weekend Play At Saratoga: Travers Trifectas

While there have been periods when favorites take down consecutive runnings of the Travers Stakes, a favorite hasn’t won since Alpha in 2012. And that was a dead heat with a 33-1 longshot. In the last 10 runnings, including both of the dead heat winners, the $2 win payout has averaged $19.90. In the last […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Weekend Play At Saratoga: Saturday’s Tough Late Pick 4

The late Pick 4 on Saturday at Saratoga looks a difficult sequence, which despite the pain of trying to narrow it down, is what makes it such an enticing wager. The wager begins with race 7 at 4:25 ET and includes a pair of races for 3-year-old fillies — the Grade 2 Lake Placid on turf […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Weekend Play At Saratoga: Sunday’s Cross-Country Pick 4

The New York Racing Association offers up another coast-to-coast bet on Sunday, which we will try to take down here in our Weekend Play. The .50 minimum Cross-Country Pick 4 is a partnership between Saratoga Race Course and Emerald Downs, and the wager will feature the always enjoyable Grade 3 Longacres Mile. The bet includes Sunday’s […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Weekend Play At Saratoga: Looking For Turf Value

The Paulick Report in conjunction with NYRA Bets is pleased to offer this weekly feature that focuses on a single wager/play over the weekend at Saratoga – could be win, place or show, exacta, trifecta or a multi-race bet like the NYRA Bets Late Pick 5, which is available exclusively to NYRA Bets customers or […]

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‘Show’ Us The Money? The Plight Of A Simple Wager

The modern menu of betting options in North American horse racing has reached dizzying levels. Daily Double, Pick 3, 4, 5, 6, exacta, trifecta, superfecta, Super High Five, Pick 6 jackpots, Grand Slams, Place Pick All. You get the idea. But it’s one of the oldest and most basic wagers that has horseplayers in fits, […]

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Crazy Canterbury Race: Jockeys’ ‘Masterful Work’ Avoids Disaster With Loose Horse

Canterbury Park track announcer Paul Allen has called some 25,000 races, and he said he’s never seen anything like the fifth race on Sunday. The drama began in the maiden claimer for fillies and mares when one horse, Lil’ Red Devil, flipped in the gate and was scratched. Then another horse in the field, Show, bolted and […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Belmont Countdown: Picks For The Big Day?

The Belmont Stakes card has arguably become of one of the best betting days on the racing calendar. With that in mind, here are my thoughts on some of the major undercard races, plus the third leg of the Triple Crown. Top selections come first with interesting alternatives next. Race 3, Grade 2 Brooklyn Invitational […]

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