Thoroughbred Idea Foundation: New Golden Hour Double Wager ‘Deserves Horseplayer Support’

Saturday marks the launch of the Golden Hour Double, a two-race bet requiring winners to pick the winners of last races of the day at both Santa Anita and Golden Gate Fields. Takeout will be a friendly 15% and perhaps more interesting, the bet minimum increases to $5. This is a laudable experiment, deserves horseplayer […]

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Friday’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot Pool At Gulfstream Park Guaranteed At $900,000

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot pool will be guaranteed at $900,000 Friday at Gulfstream Park. The popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the 11th consecutive racing day on Thursday, when multiple tickets will all six winners were each worth $34.235.44. There were three live tickets going into Thursday’s last race after Shellphone ($69.80) kicked off […]

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Woodbine’s Lawson: Horse Racing Should Embrace Fixed-Odds Wagering

On the heels of last week’s announcement of a continental-first deal between Monmouth Park and The BetMakers to distribute a fixed odds product on the New Jersey track’s races, Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson has called for Ontario and all of Canada to embrace the opportunity. Lawson’s remarks were carried by the Canadian Press on January 27, prior […]

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Bernick: Horse Race Betting, Data Need Far More Industry Attention

At some point the horse racing industry – owners, racetracks, and industry organizations – stopped caring about gambling on live horse racing. If gambling on horse racing was any sort of priority, distributing free data would be one of the first things the industry would do. Get data into the hands of customers. Despite their […]

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2019 Wagering Numbers: Purses Increase, Betting Down From Previous Year

Betting on horse races in the U.S. topped $11 billion for the second straight year in 2019, but year over year numbers show slight declines in most categories. Wager on U.S. races dropped 2 percent between 2018 and 2019, and there were similar drop offs in starts, average field sizes and average wagering per day. […]

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Santa Anita Brings Back Popular Handicapping Contest ‘Showvivor’ For Winter Meet

Santa Anita’s popular free online “Showvivor” returns to The Great Race Place next Thursday, Dec. 26, opening day of the track’s 83rd Winter/Spring Meet. With special early first post time on Thursday at 11:30 a.m., the contest offers fans a total of $5,000 in prize money, highlighted by a $2,500 top prize—to be awarded to the […]

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Thoroughbred Idea Foundation: Released Data Sheds Light On Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge

For the second consecutive year, the Breeders’ Cup released the full ledger of bets from the 457 entries in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge, a plethora of data that offers insight to the approach from a record group participating in the event. Each participant begins with a buy-in of $10,000 – of which $7,500 […]

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Del Mar Fall Meet Returns With 17 Different Bets, Big Pools For Horseplayers

Del Mar patrons will have 17 different ways to wager during the track’s 15-day Bing Crosby Season meet beginning this coming Friday and running through Sunday, December 1. The betting menu starts with the traditional win, place and show wagers and expands out to popular exotic bets that encompass as many as five- and six-horse […]

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Breeders’ Cup Buzz Presented By TVG: Biggest Betting Score?

The Breeders’ Cup is one of the premiere betting events on the racing calendar, featuring two days of large fields and high-quality competition. For an astute handicapper, this can mean a big day at the betting windows. In the Breeders’ Cup Buzz, we’ll speak to some of the notable Thoroughbred industry names with their eyes […]

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