betting

Horse Racing Betting Trends Not Positive For Year’s First Quarter

Betting on U.S. horse racing showed across-the-board declines in March, year over year, and wagering was down for the first three months of 2019 compared to last year, according to figures released by Equibase Friday. Wagering in March was down close to three percent, while purses, race days, races, field sizes and starts all saw […]

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Gulfstream Park Rainbow 6 Carryover Grows To $2.5 Million For Friday

Bettors will have one last chance to take down a life-changing 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot Friday at Gulfstream Park before a mandatory payout of the popular multi-race wager as part of Saturday’s blockbuster 14-race, $1-million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) program. The Rainbow 6 went unsolved for the 29th consecutive racing day Thursday, growing the […]

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Kentucky Horseplayers Caught Off Guard By State Tax Law Changes

A measure enacted last year in Kentucky could hit the wallets of bigger horseplayers in a significant way this tax season. Blood-Horse reporter Frank Angst details how a tax law update from Jan. 1 2018 did away with the itemized deduction that allowed bettors to claim gambling losses against winnings, up to the amount of […]

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Friday’s Stronach 5 Features Four Tracks, $50,000 Guaranteed Pool

Bettors will take a trip cross-country today when the Stronach 5 visits Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park, and Golden Gate Fields while offering a $50,000 guaranteed pool. The sequence kicks off at Laurel Park at 4:35 p.m. with 10 claimers going a mile. After two races at Gulfstream and another at Santa Anita, […]

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British Tracks Want A Drone Ban, Say They Give Bettors Unfair Edge

British racecourses are pushing for authorities to keep drones out of the sky during races because the tracks say the drones’ video feeds give bettors an unfair advantage, reports the Daily Mail. Video can be transmitted from drones seconds faster than a traditional TV broadcast, and racing officials say bettors are buying those feeds for […]

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Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Stands At $79,340 For Friday’s Gulfstream Park Card

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved for the third racing day in a row Thursday at Gulfstream Park, producing a $79,340.35 carryover jackpot for Friday’s program. Multiple tickets with all six winners Thursday were each worth $17,120.14. The popular multi-race wager was solved on Sunday for a $177,317 jackpot payoff. The carryover jackpot is only […]

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The Friday Show: All About The Timing?

It was announced this week that a pilot project by Equibase at Keeneland showed promise for timing workouts in the future using GPS technology. In this edition of the Friday Show, the Paulick Report’s Scott Jagow and Joe Nevills discuss the potential for the program. Plus, what are the prospects for a new wager at […]

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Del Mar Fall Meet Looks To Strengthen Handle Trend With Wide Array Of Bets

Del Mar patrons will have 17 different ways to wager during the track’s 16-day Fall Racing Festival meet that begins on Friday, November 9 and runs through Sunday, December 2. The menu starts with the traditional win, place and show bets and expands out to popular exotic wagers that encompass as many as five- and six-horse combinations. Among the track’s […]

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Betting, Jockey Safety Major Topics At Paris IFHA Conference

Topics ranging from measures to stimulate turnover to rules harmonisation to the health, welfare, and safety of jockeys were highlighted during the 52nd Conference of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), held today in Paris, France. The first International Conference of Horseracing Authorities was organized and hosted by the Société d’Encouragement in Paris, France, […]

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Stronach 5 Returns $1,161 To 74 Bettors Friday

Bettors with all five winners in Friday’s Stronach 5 were rewarded with $1,161.10. There were 74 winners in the Stronach 5 and $97,003 bet into the second edition of the national Pick 5 with an industry-low 12-percent takeout. The third and fourth legs of the Stronach 5 – the ninth and 10th races from Laurel […]

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