Horseplayers

National Horseplayers Championship Qualifying Season Ramping Up

Summertime brings with it an acceleration in the number of on-track National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) qualifiers, which frequently offer large cash prize pools along with berths to the world’s richest and most prestigious handicapping tournament. Registration is now open for rich tournaments coming up in the next few weeks at Woodbine Racecourse, Santa Anita Park, […]

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Del Mar Adding Special Pick Six Wager To Betting Menu

Del Mar’s wagering menu comes with its usual full-range of betting options for 2017 and again is expected to attract some of the highest pools in racing. But additionally this year the track will include a special Pick Six bet sure to add extra buzz and further enhance one the foremost racing cards of the […]

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Equibase Analysis: Kentucky Derby Runners Look For Redemption In Ohio Derby

The 83rd running of the Grade 3, $500,000 Ohio Derby is a very interesting race in which top jockey Mike Smith comes in to ride Girvin, the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby winner who is seeking redemption for a 13th-place effort in the Kentucky Derby. Likewise, Julien Leparoux comes into Thistledown to ride Derby 18th-place finisher […]

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Racing To Resume Thursday At Evangeline, Delta Downs After Tropical Storm Cindy Blows Through

Evangeline Downs and Delta Downs are set to resume racing Thursday night after both facilities canceled their Wednesday programs due to Tropical Storm Cindy. The Daily Racing Form reports that both tracks, which are owned by Boyd Gaming, came out of the storm in fine shape. Delta Downs, which is located in Vinton, Louisiana, received more rain […]

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Pleasanton: Record Heat Forces Track To Cancel Opening Day Card

The Oak Tree at Pleasanton meet which was set to start Thursday has been canceled due to the record temperatures that have hit the area. An excessive heat warning was issued for both Wednesday and Thursday, when temperatures were projected to reach 106 and 108 degrees. Temperatures are predicted to hit 100 degrees again Friday before dropping […]

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Exacta Systems Welcomes Churchill Downs To Historical Horse Racing Marketplace

Exacta Systems today welcomed Churchill Downs Incorporated to the ranks of Historic Horse Racing providers, following a Kentucky Horse Racing Commission meeting yesterday in which CDI announced their intention to develop an HHR system and offer it at their Trackside property in Louisville. “We welcome Churchill Downs to the HHR marketplace,” commented Exacta President Jeremy […]

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Patrick Runyan Headed To NHC After Louisiana Downs Qualifying Tournament Victory

Harrah’s Louisiana Downs hosted a live qualifying contest for the National Horseplayers Championship on June 17.  The top two finishers are headed to Las Vegas in February to compete in the world’s richest and most prestigious handicapping tournament. Patrick Runyan took down the top spot. It was the first live tournament win for the 33-year-old […]

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Australia: Tabcorp, Tatts Group Approved For $11 Billion Merger

The Australian Competition Tribunal gave the green light to the huge $11 billion merger between tote companies Tabcorp and Tatts Group. According to a report at Punters.com, Tabcorp operates the tote company in Victoria and New South Wales, while Tatts Group controls Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Northern Territory. The merger had been opposed by corporate bookmakers such as Crownbet […]

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Xpressbet Named Preferred U.S. Betting Site For Royal Ascot Meeting

Xpressbet, a subsidiary of The Stronach Group, has been named the ‘Preferred U.S. Betting Site of Royal Ascot.’ Royal Ascot is one of the world’s most prestigious race meets, featuring 19 graded stakes races and £6.58 million ($8.5 million USD) in purses. A staple on the UK racing calendar since the 1700s, this year’s Royal […]

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Gulfstream’s Rainbow 6 Pays $26,761 Saturday; Super Hi 5 Carryover Of $82,000 Sunday

A victory by longshot Mystic Sky in Saturday’s $100,000 Soldier’s Dancer at Gulfstream Park triggered a Super Hi 5 carryover Sunday of $82,263.53 and a 20-cent Rainbow 6 payout of $26,761.18. There was a mandatory payout of the Rainbow 6 Saturday. The carryover going into the 11-race program was nearly $1 million. Bettors wagered another […]

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