Horseplayers

$725,823 Jackpot, Mandatory Payout Sunday In Belmont’s Empire Pick 6 Wager

A mandatory payout for the Empire 6 wager, featuring a jackpot of $725,823 is set for Sunday at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The Empire 6, which kicks off in Race 5 at approximately 2:59 p.m. Eastern, will feature three graded stakes that are each part of the Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge […]

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Belmont: Sunday’s Empire 6 Wager Features Mandatory Payout

A mandatory payout for the Empire 6 wager will be paid out following the conclusion of racing on Sunday at Belmont Park. The 10-race card on October 6, the concluding day of the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Racing Festival, will feature three graded stakes that are each part of the Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re […]

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‘Help Us Out, Equibase’: Thoroughbred Idea Foundation’s Latest Push For Free Data

Craig Bernick, CEO of Glen Hill Farm and also founder and board chairman of the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation, offered his thoughts on the state of data in North American racing in an op-ed this week. Bernick wrote: “Consider the environment in today’s sports world. From ‘moneyball’ to fantasy leagues, from sports reporters to Internet chat rooms, […]

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Bettor Turns $288 Into $144,893 In Santa Anita’s Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six

On day number four of its 2019 Autumn Meet at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., one lucky ticket connected the dots and hit the track’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot for $144,893 on Thursday.  The ticket was purchased through XpressBet.com for $288. With a Jackpot carryover of $78,545 coming into […]

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Woodbine Launching ‘Power Pick 6,’ Featuring Low Takeout, Jackpot, 20-Cent Base

Woodbine Entertainment in Toronto, Canada, will launch a new wager called the Power Pick 6, featuring a low 15 per cent pari-mutuel takeout rate and 20-cent minimum, this Friday, Oct. 4. The Power Pick 6 is a Jackpot-style wager where horseplayers must pick the winners of six consecutive races on the program. The Jackpot proviso […]

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Equibase Analysis: Upset Brewing In Santa Anita Sprint Championship?

The Grade 1, $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship is an interesting race on many fronts, not the least of which is due to the return of Omaha Beach, sidelined since winning the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes and Grade 1 Arkansas Derby this spring. The ultra-fast Shancelot ships in from the East Coast off a loss […]

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Stronach Pick Five Heavy On Turf Racing For Friday Wager

The Stronach 5, which continues to offer a strong return on investment, will feature four turf races Friday as well as a $100,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout. The Stronach 5 will feature Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita Park with four of the five races contested on the turf. The sequence kicks […]

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Horseplayers.com: All October Contests To Feed Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge

With just one month remaining to what is shaping up to be the biggest-ever Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC), the Breeders’ Cup announced today that all contests on Horseplayers.com in October will be exclusive to the BCBC with up to five qualifying contests offered each weekend. The winners of each qualifying contest on Horseplayers.com will […]

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Australia: Epsom Handicap, Turnbull Stakes Have Historic Connections To U.S. Racing

This Friday night’s racing from Australia is highlighted by a pair of time-honored Group One races: the Epsom Handicap at Royal Randwick in Sydney and the Turnbull Stakes at Flemington in Melbourne. Both races were inaugurated in 1865, are steeped in tradition and hold fascinating storylines for North American racing fans. The Epsom, named for […]

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Keeneland: Self-Serve Betting Terminals To Have Charitable Donation Feature For TAA

In keeping with Keeneland’s mission to support the horse industry, all self-serve wagering machines at the track will have a charitable donation feature that allows handicappers to donate a portion or all of their winnings to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and receive a receipt for their donation. The terminal will have a pop-up interface that […]

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