betting

Del Mar’s Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot Hit Again For $130,850

For the eighth time this Del Mar summer race meeting, the Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot was hit, returning $130,850 to a bettor who wagered $540 through the Twin Spires wagering platform. Saturday’s Pick Six began in the fifth race with a shocking upset as As a Rule won and paid $145.80. The sixth race […]

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Parlay Wagering On Del Mar Now Available At Xpressbet

Xpressbet is excited to announce that customers can now make parlay wagers via its online, mobile and telephone betting platforms.  Parlay wagering, which returned to select tracks in 2018, allows horseplayers to combine multiple races into a single multi-leg bet, even when those races are not ordered sequentially on the card. Parlay wagering is currently […]

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Justify’s Triple Crown Bid Gives Healthy Boost To Belmont Meet Handle

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that the Belmont Park spring/summer meet generated all-sources handle of $634,276,776, a 9.1 percent increase over the 2017 Belmont spring/summer meet. Average daily handle over the 53 days of racing was $11,967,486, an 11.1 percent increase over 2017. The June 9 Belmont Stakes Day card, highlighted by Justify’s […]

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U.S. Betting Handle Sees Continued Growth In Second Quarter

Wagering on horse racing in the U.S. continued to show an increase in June, the second quarter and year-over-year, based on statistics released Thursday by Equibase. The second quarter results came on the heels of positive numbers in the first quarter. Even though U.S. races, race days and starts declined by about 2 percent in […]

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Del Mar Adds Pick 4, Pick 5 And Win/Place/Show Parlay

Del Mar’s betting menu, which last year offered 14 different wagers for seaside investors, will grow by three new bets this summer when the 36-day session gets off and running on Wednesday, July 18. The track’s bet roster, which starts with the traditional win, place and show wagers and expands out to several five- and six-horse combinations, […]

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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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