betting

Equibase Analysis: Which Sophomore Will Take Saturday’s Penn Mile?

The field for the 6th running of the Grade 2, $500,000 Penn Mile Stakes consists of eight horses, four which are stakes winners on grass. Among that group, last month’s Grade 2 American Turf Stakes winner Maraud gets first mention, having won the Grade 3 Palm Beach Stakes in March. He’s Bankable won the English […]

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Pedulla: Unique Belmont Stakes Offers Up ‘Bonanza’ Of Betting Possibilities

The uniqueness and magnitude of the Belmont Stakes combine to create an annual bonanza of wagering opportunities. Still-maturing 3-year-olds not bred for the purpose of competing at a mile-and-a-half are required to cover that distance, often with historic implications that make the famed “Test of the Champion” compelling for serious and casual horseplayers alike. “Distance […]

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Horseplayers’ Lament: How Could We Have Hit That Derby Day Score?

I’m certain I’m not the only horseplayer kicking themselves over missed opportunities on Derby day. Oh, what could’ve been! I find it helps to deconstruct race results after the fact — both as a learning tool for future wagers and as a way to either feel better about it or instill hope that a big […]

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Mandatory Payout: Pick 6, NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 Offer Carryovers On Aqueduct’s Closing Day

A pair of longshot winners on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack triggered carryovers into the Pick 6 and NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 wagers into Sunday’s closing day card with a mandatory payout. The $18,071 Pick 6 and the $48,700 NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 carryovers became strong possibilities in Race 7 when Vip Nation ($127.50) closed late […]

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U.S. Betting Gets Strong Boost In March, First Quarter

Wagering on U.S. races showed significant gains in the first quarter of the year compared to 2017 and in March, year over year, according to figures released Thursday by Equibase. Despite having fewer race days in 2018’s first quarter, betting increased 6 percent compared to the first quarter of 2017. Average wagering per race day […]

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Prairie Meadows: Next Thoroughbred Meet To Include Starter Bonus, Purse Increases, New Tote

Live Thoroughbred racing returns to Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa on April 26 with a Starter Bonus Incentive program and purse increases for overnight races. Prairie Meadows and the Iowa Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) worked jointly to develop the Starter Bonus Incentive. The incentive, which covers the first 12 days of the season, offers a […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine’s Grey Stakes, Oct. 1: A ‘Fabulous Day’ For Racing?

The oft-maligned Thoroughbred business has every reason to celebrate a “Let It Ride/Richard Dreyfuss” moment this week. After more than a decade, the industry finally prevailed in its cohesive attempt to change antiquated regulations regarding IRS withholding and reporting for bettors. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: Fantasy Meets Reality?

A judge’s ruling in California has the potential for major repercussions in the horse racing industry and possibly, the entire world of Daily Fantasy Sports. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the ruling against Derby Wars in a lawsuit filed by the Stronach Group. What does it mean […]

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Parimutuel Wagering In Nevada Expanded To Include eSports, ‘Other’

Over the holiday weekend, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval (R) signed into law a bill that legalizes parimutuel wagering on “other events” than horse races, animal races and sporting events. Specifically, the bill was designed to target eSports wagering, or betting on competitive video games, according to casino.org, but it opens up the possibilities to include […]

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The Friday Show: Failure To Coordinate, Off-Track Woes?

The issue of not coordinating off times for major races struck again last weekend, much to the displeasure of fans and horseplayers. Plus, Twinspires bettors in California may be shut out of playing the state’s racetracks due to the lack of an agreement concerning on-track versus off-track wagers. In this edition of The Friday Show, […]

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