Horseplayers

Turfy Stronach 5 On Tap For Valentine’s Day

Three turf races, four tracks and a $100,000 guaranteed pool highlight Friday’s Valentine’s Day edition of the popular Stronach 5. The Stronach 5, with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, will kick off at 3:50 p.m. with an 11-horse field going 5 ½ furlongs Laurel Park’s eighth race. After moving to Gulfstream Park for its seventh race, […]

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Brisnet Betting Guide To Be Made Available At NYRA Tracks

A new option for past performances data will make its New York debut this weekend as the Brisnet Betting Guide goes on sale at Aqueduct beginning Friday and every live racing day thereafter. Each day’s NYRA Betting Guide presented by Brisnet will feature Brisnet past performances for Aqueduct plus full cards from two of the afternoon’s top simulcast offerings, […]

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Equibase Analysis: Another Upset Brewing On Road To Kentucky Derby?

There were so many entries, 23 to be exact, in this year’s Grade 2, $400,000 Risen Star Stakes that the race had to be broken up into two divisions. This one, the second division, brings together a field of 12 all hoping to make their mark on the road to the Louisiana Derby next month, […]

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Woodbine’s Lawson: Horse Racing Should Embrace Fixed-Odds Wagering

On the heels of last week’s announcement of a continental-first deal between Monmouth Park and The BetMakers to distribute a fixed odds product on the New Jersey track’s races, Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson has called for Ontario and all of Canada to embrace the opportunity. Lawson’s remarks were carried by the Canadian Press on January 27, prior […]

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Santa Anita Rainbow Pick Six Carryover Of $229,500 Into Friday’s Card

Live racing will resume at Santa Anita with a four-day week on Friday and fans will be greeted by a substantial 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $229,500. With a carryover from Saturday of $197,331 to shoot at, $140,508 in new money was wagered Sunday, creating a total Jackpot pool of […]

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Goldsmith Works Strategy To Perfection To Capture 2020 NHC Title

Like so many before him, Thomas Goldsmith arrived in Las Vegas this week looking for trouble. Unlike most who find themselves in the midst of drama on the famous strip, the resident of Montgomery, CA was able to emerge from a heated battle with his life undoubtedly changed for the better. The 21st edition of […]

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Nadal, Tiz The Law Close At 8-1 In Second Pool Of Kentucky Derby Future Wager

With the Kentucky Derby 12 weeks away, the pari-mutuel field of “All Other 3-Year-Old Colts and Geldings” closed as the 2-1 favorite in Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) with San Vicente (GII) winner Nadal and Holy Bull (Grade III) and Champagne (GI) winner Tiz the Law as the 8-1 co-second choices. […]

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21-1 Longshot Propels John Vail To NHC Lead On Day 2

If there was one key lesson John Vail gleaned from his lone prior visit to the NTRA’s National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) in 2016, it was not to stray too far from the strategy that got him there. Where he found himself futilely chasing longshot after longshot during his time as an NHC rookie nearly four […]

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Sunday’s Rainbow 6 Pool At Gulfstream Guaranteed At $750,000

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 will have a guaranteed pool of $750,000 Sunday after no one solved the popular multi-race wager for the eighth consecutive racing day Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Multiple tickets with all six winners Saturday each returned $117.54. Sunday’s Rainbow 6 spans Races 6-11, four of them on the grass, including one-mile allowance […]

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Mandatory Payout: Sunday’s Empire 6 Pool At Aqueduct Will Be Boosted By $363,535 Carryover

Sunday’s nine-race card at Aqueduct Racetrack will be highlighted by a mandatory payout of the Empire 6, which boasts a jackpot of $363,535. In January, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced a series of bi-weekly mandatory payouts for the Empire 6 wager beginning with Sunday’s card and continuing, every other Sunday, to include […]

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