Horseplayers

Thursday’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot Has $900,000 Guarantee At Gulfstream

A jackpot pool guarantee of $900,000 in the 20-cent Rainbow will greet bettors when action returns to Gulfstream Park with a live 10-race program Thursday, May 21. First race post time is 12:45 p.m. The popular multi-race wager went unsolved Sunday, when multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $18.48 The carryover jackpot […]

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Gulfstream Offers Guaranteed Pool Of $700,000 For Saturday’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot

There will be a 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot pool guarantee of $700,000 for Saturday’s 11-race program at Gulfstream Park that features three stakes worth $250,000 in purses. The popular multi-race wager went unsolved Friday, when multiple tickets with all six winners each returned $523.64. The carryover jackpot is only paid out when there is a […]

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Churchill Downs: Scott Shapiro Takes A Stand On Saturday’s Late Pick 5

The following Pick 5 play is provided by TwinSpires.com handicapper and Churchill Downs simulcast analyst Scott Shapiro. Saturday’s late Pick 5 at Churchill Downs will span Races 7-11 and begin at 4:08 p.m. ET. Shapiro’s daily selections can be found on www.churchilldowns.com/handicapping. With full fields, Hall of Fame jockeys, and top barns from all over […]

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TIF: Understanding Takeout, And Why It Matters So Much To Horseplayers

Ogden Mills Phipps, former chairman of both The Jockey Club and New York Racing Association and a legendary owner and breeder, heartily advocated for lower takeout nearly five decades ago. In December 1976, Bloodhorse outlined the Phipps plea, a source of great concern given the rising competition in the New York market. “With continuing declines in track […]

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Equibase Analysis: Big Sweep Could Prove Special In Echo Eddie Stakes

Racing resumes at Santa Anita this weekend and one of two feature races is the $150,000 Echo Eddie Stakes. The field of nine is top-heavy in early speed types. Stir the Pot is the only maiden in the field but may be the fastest early if he can flee the rail, having zipped out to […]

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Gulfstream: Thursday’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot Pool Guaranteed At $400,000

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 will have its jackpot pool guaranteed at $400,000 when live racing returns to Gulfstream Park with a 10-race card Thursday, May 14. First race post time is 1 p.m. Thursday’s Rainbow 6 spans Races 5-10 and includes a maiden special weight going 1 1/16 miles on the grass in Race 6 […]

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Churchill’s Wagering Menu To Include Two 50-Cent Pick 5s, Return Of 20-Cent Single 6 Jackpot

Full fields and large wagering pools are anticipated for the start of the Churchill Downs Spring Meet. Included daily will be at least two 50-cent Pick 5s, three 50-cent Pick 4s and the return of the 20-cent Single 6 Jackpot. Each day’s program will begin with the low takeout 50-cent Pick 5 (Races 1-5). The […]

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Churchill Downs: Saturday’s Late 50-Cent Pick 5 Features Competitive Sequence, 15 Percent Takeout

Saturday’s late 50-cent Pick 5 at Churchill Downs will feature a strong sequence with two allowance events and a duo of maiden special weight races with each having an over-subscribed field. The sequence, which starts in Race 7 at 4:06 p.m. (all times Eastern), has a low 15 percent takeout. The seventh race is a […]

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Fonner Park Reduces May Schedule By One Race Day

Fonner Park has eliminated one of the twelve additional days within their second season of racing in May. There will be no live racing on Wednesday May 20th. Recently, a number of racetracks have opened their stable areas to resume racing operations or have announced dates for their intended resumption of racing in May or […]

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