Horseplayers

Stronach 5 Will Have $100,000 Guaranteed Pool Friday, Continued Industry-Low Takeout

The Stronach 5, which continues to grow in popularity with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, will have a $100,000 guaranteed pool Friday as the national wager plays hosts to races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields. The Stronach 5 kicks off at 4:10 p.m. with the first of two races […]

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Woodbine’s Dawn Lupul Captures NHC Charity Challenge, Donates To PDJF

Woodbine racing analyst Dawn Lupul outplayed a field of more than 50 notable journalists, fellow horse racing analysts and personalities this past Saturday to win the NTRA’s National Horseplayers Championship Charity Challenge sponsored by Tito’s Vodka. Aside from earning the bragging rights as winner of the highly-competitive horseplayer tournament for media and celebs, Lupul will […]

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First-Year Qualifier Coles Takes Down $800,000 Prize As National Horseplayers Championship Winner

If Scott Coles wanted to leave the 20th NTRA National Horseplayers Championship (NHC)  with the $800,000 first-place check and an Eclipse Award to his name, he figured that acting like the best handicapper in the room wasn’t going to cut it. He had to play fields that weren’t obvious attractions. He had to focus on […]

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Game Winner Closes As 5-1 Top Individual Choice In Second Kentucky Derby Future Wager

With the Kentucky Derby still 12 weeks away, the pari-mutuel field of “All Other 3-Year-Olds” closed as the 5-2 favorite in Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) and the unbeaten champion 2-year-old Game Winner was the 5-1 second choice. Flashy Gulfstream Park debut winner Hidden Scroll and Game Winner’s undefeated stablemate Improbable […]

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Two Tickets Pay $56,382 Saturday In Santa Anita’s Pick Six Jackpot

With just one exception, double digit payoffs were the order of the day in Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot, with the result being there were two consolation tickets with six winners, each worth $56,382. As has been the case now for three consecutive days, there were three “live” horses in […]

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Gilbert Maintains NHC Lead; Gallo, Littlemore Surge Toward Final Table

Heading into the second day of the 20th NTRA National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) Presented by Racetrack Television Network, STATS Race Lens™ and Treasure Island Las Vegas, J. Randy Gallo was confident he could look around the room and be certain of two things. “I know 90% of the people here and I’m not in their […]

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Gulfstream’s Rainbow 6 Mandatory Payout Rewards $100,919 To Multiple Bettors

The Mandatory payout of Gulfstream Park’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 Saturday, which reached $8.2 million, returned $100,919.88 to multiple tickets with all six winners. It wasn’t an easy ticket to hit. The Rainbow 6 got off to a surprise when Papa Y, a 50-1 longshot who had failed to hit the board in four previous tries, […]

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Veteran, Former Teacher Gilbert Takes Early Lead In 20th NHC

Robert Gilbert, a 68-year-old former high school teacher and military veteran, surged to the lead after the final mandatory race went into the books during Day 1 of the 20th NTRA National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) Presented by Racetrack Television Network, STATS Race Lens™ and Treasure Island Las Vegas, topping the leaderboard with a mythical bankroll […]

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Gulfstream: $10 Million Pool Expected For Saturday’s Mandatory Payout Of Rainbow 6

Gulfstream Park’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 will have a mandatory payout Saturday afternoon with a pool that could climb as high as $10 million. The Rainbow 6 begins with Gulfstream’s seventh race and includes four turf races, one a maiden special weight event going a mile, and the $100,000 El Prado, which attracted a field of […]

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Celebrities, Media Members Line Up In Charity Challenge To Benefit PDJF

While the title of Horseplayer of the Year will be the most illustrious honor up for grabs during this weekend’s 20th NTRA National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) Presented by Racetrack Television Network, STATS Race Lens™ and Treasure Island Las Vegas, another highly-competitive bragging right will be on the line when a cross section of notable journalists, […]

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