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Brad Anderson Captures Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge

Sticking to a simple betting strategy against the top horseplayers in the game, Brad Anderson of Sarasota, Florida turned a 9-2 win bet on Vino Rosso in the Breeders’ Cup Classic into a spectacular victory in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge at last week’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The 11th annual Breeders’ Cup Betting […]

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Turf Writer/Handicapper Jerardi Inducted Into Parx Racing Hall Of Fame

The Parx Racing Hall of Fame added two prominent names in Pennsylvania horse racing to its ranks on Saturday, September 16, with the induction of Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (PTHA) President Salvatore M. DeBunda and longtime horse racing handicapper and turf writer Dick Jerardi. The Parx Racing Hall of Fame was created in 2011 through […]

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Xpressbet’s Free Kentucky Derby Wagering Guide Now Available

Xpressbet’s free Kentucky Derby Wager Guide is available for download.  Now in its eleventh edition, the Guide serves as the definitive handicapping source for the 142nd Run for the Roses and is an integral tool for bettors when building their Derby wagers.  Download the Guide today for race stats, historical trends and expert analysis, picks […]

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Jerardi: Deception part of racing’s charm

A confessed racing and college basketball fan, veteran turf writer Dick Jerardi sums it up this way: “What I love about the track is that nobody is pretending the sport is pure. We all know better. What I love about college sports is that everybody pretends it is pure. We all know better. “What I […]

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Jerardi: Plenty of must-see racing beyond the 3yo division

The 3-year-old division has taken a bit of a hit in recent weeks. In addition to the injury/retirement of I’ll Have Another, racing has also suffered the blows of Union Rags’ injury (out for the year), Bodemeister (will miss Haskell), and Went the Day Well (out for the year). So…what’s left then? Plenty, according to […]

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Dick Jerardi: Triple Crown trail unexpected but thrilling

The 2012 Triple Crown was made up of three great stretch runs, and each victorious rally denied Bob Baffert a win in a classic, leading Baffert to quip: “Is there a Triple Crown for seconds? I need a Triple Crown for seconds.” The Belmont led to the re-emergence of Union Rags, a colt everyone pegged […]

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Night School: Intra-race wagering

Night School, the racing industry’s national online fan education program, offers a course this Tuesday on “Intra-Race Wagering”, which explores the construction of Win-Place-Show, Exacta, Trifecta, Superfecta and High-Five tickets and when it makes the most sense to jump into each of those pools. Night School co-founders Jeremy Plonk and Joe Kristufek will co-host the […]

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Jerardi: Charles Town rule an example of ‘stupidity’ in racing

Dick Jerardi writes for the Daily Racing Form about a new rule at Charles Town in West Virginia that has irked at least one prominent owner. Robert Cole, Jr., owner of record-breaker Rapid Redux, tells Jerardi he claimed a five-year-old gelding, Aaron’s Legend, out of a maiden race at Charles Town in mid-December.  Cole was […]

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Jerardi: What happened to those lofty Beyers?

Dick Jerardi writes for the Daily Racing Form on the trend in Beyer Speed Figures among top horses.  It’s not a positive trend.  “When a horse gets a 110 these days, it is cause for celebration. Not that long ago, it was commonplace,” Jerardi says.  But what has caused the drop-off? “… the durability issue […]

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