Horseplayers

Track Phantom Play Of The Day: Cal-Bred Maidens At Santa Anita

The Track Phantom’s Play of the Day for Sunday is Race 6 at Santa Anita Park, a $56,000 maiden special weight for California-bred 3-year-olds. A field of nine will go six furlongs on the main track. Post time is 5:57 ET, 2:57 PT. Here are the Track Phantom’s selections for the race: 7 PARTICLEACELERATOR 4-1 […]

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Trio Of Tracks Cancel Live Racing For Saturday

Laurel Park, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, and Parx Racing have all cancelled their live racing cards for Saturday due to winter weather and track conditions. All of these tracks will remain open throughout the day for simulcast wagering. Laurel will also play host Saturday to the Champions Handicapping Tournament with the winner earning […]

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Track Phantom Play Of The Day: A Price At Tampa Bay

The Track Phantom’s Play of the Day for Saturday is race 4 at Tampa Bay Downs, a $28,000 maiden special weight for 3-year-olds. A field of 10 is set to go seven furlongs on the main track. Post time is 1:54 p.m ET, 10:54 a.m. PT. Here are the Track Phantom’s selections for the race: […]

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Gulfstream: Nicoletti, Bossinakis Handicap Saturday’s 20-Cent Rainbow 6

With the 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot reaching life-changing levels this week, Gulfstream Park’s TV hosts and handicappers Ron Nicoletti and Christina Bossinakis were asked to share their insights and handicapping tips for Saturday’s six-race sequence. The Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot stood at $514,767.62 entering Friday’s 11-race program with the potential to reach $1 million […]

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Track Phantom Play Of The Day: Race 4 At Santa Anita

The Track Phantom’s Play of the Day for Friday is race 4 on the card at Santa Anita, a $8,000 claimer for 4-year-olds and up. A field of 10 is set to go six furlongs on the main track. Post time is 5:27 p.m ET, 2:27 PT. Here are the Track Phantom’s selections for the race: […]

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Starr: Recommended Picks For The Derby Dollars Contest

The goal of the Derby Dollars Contest is to score points as if we were wagering $2 to win, place and show so the strategy should be one of finding contenders who have good chances and who aren’t likely to be the top betting choices. As such, in the Tampa Bay Derby, although the undefeated […]

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Equibase Analysis: Upset In The Tampa Bay Derby?

The 35th running of the Grade 2, $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby offers all-important “Road to the Kentucky Derby Championship Series” points. Perhaps more importantly, the outcome of the race may give us a strong early favorite on the run-up to the first Saturday in May where there has been none to date. Ocean Knight will […]

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PTP: Why ‘Asinine’ Breakage, Uncashed Ticket Policies Will Never Change

In his latest blog post, Pull The Pocket takes on a pair of longstanding policies in U.S. racing that end up taking money out of horseplayers’ wallets. For one, the rounding down of payouts, or breakage ($2.57 to $2.40 for example), and two, the disappearing revenue of uncashed tickets. PTP argues these issues will never be resolved because there […]

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Gulfstream Park’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot Now Stands At $514,767

There will be 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot of $514,767.62 up for grabs on Friday’s 11-race card at Gulfstream Park. The popular multi-race wager has gone unsolved for 14 consecutive live programs since it was last hit for $133,874.46 with a $4 ticket on Feb. 12. The largest payout of the Championship Meet was $317,161.44 on […]

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Aqueduct, Laurel Park Cancel Friday Cards Due To Winter Storm

Due to the impact of winter weather conditions on the Aqueduct track surface including rain, snow and ice, and in an aggressive effort to prepare the track for this weekend’s championship racing including tomorrow’s running of the Gotham Stakes, the New York Racing Association has cancelled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack on Friday, March 6. […]

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