handicappers

Longtime Handicapper Steve Davidowitz, Author Of ‘Betting Thoroughbreds,’ Dies At 77

Nationally-known handicapper and turf writer Steve Davidowitz passed away at his home in Nevada over the weekend, according to his son, Brad. He was 77. “I’d like to imagine he basically died doing what he loved, that he passed while doing what he loved,” Brad Davidowitz told the Daily Racing Form. “Romantically, I envision that […]

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Twinspires Launches Initiative To Reward Smart Bets, Will Pay Out On Hidden Scroll

TwinSpries.com players who suffer unlucky outcomes will have a chance to get rewarded thanks to the new Bad Luck Board that had its first meeting this weekend following the Fountain of Youth Stakes card at Gulfstream Park. The Board, which includes handicappers Ed DeRosa and Scott Shapiro and welcomes input via social media, will meet each week […]

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Georgetown’s Chuck Grubbs Crushes Classic To Win Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge

Chuck Grubbs of Georgetown, Kentucky, cashed more than $87,000 in winning wagers on the Breeders’ Cup Classic, jumping from 31st place to the top of the leaderboard to win the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) at last weekend’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Grubbs finished with a total score of 94,020 and with a first […]

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Gulfstream’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Builds To $3.1 Million For Wednesday Program

For the 31th consecutive program Sunday at Gulfstream Park, the 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved to push the jackpot carryover to $3,102.399.48 for Wednesday’s program. A total of $641,541 was wagered into the popular-multi-race wager, adding to a carryover of $2,946,550.06 from Saturday’s program.  Multiple tickets with all six winners each returned $30,870. The Rainbow 6 was last hit Jan. 28, when the […]

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Friday’s Rainbow 6 To Include $72,237 Carryover At Gulfstream

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved at Gulfstream Park Thursday, producing a $72,237.35 carryover for Friday’s program. The popular multi-race wager has gone unsolved for five consecutive programs since a lucky ticketholder cashed for a $98,309.32 jackpot payoff Dec. 7. Multiple tickets with all six winners Thursday were each worth $3,423.34. The Rainbow 6 carryover […]

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NYRA Announces Continuation Of NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 For Belmont Fall Meet

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today the continuation of the popular NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 wager during Belmont Park’s Fall Championship Meet. Starting on Saturday, September 9, the bet will be exclusively available to NYRA Bets members across the country and to bettors in New York wagering on track or through […]

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Big Scores, Big Losses, And The Scholarship That Wasn’t: Tales From Horseplayers At Equestricon

Without the agony of defeat, there would be less triumph in victory. That was the reason the inaugural Equestricon in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. took a look at some of the worst beats from professional horseplayers, as well as a few memorable scores. Joe Appelbaum recalled a summer at Saratoga when he was alive through the […]

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Bettor Solves Rainbow 6 For $185k Payout At Pimlico

One lucky bettor solved the 20-cent Rainbow 6 Thursday at historic Pimlico Race Course for a life-changing jackpot payday of $185,957.24. A total of $45,260 was wagered into the Rainbow 6 Thursday, adding to a carryover of $149,752.58 from Preakness Day, May 20. Two horses were live to take down the jackpot heading into the […]

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Horseplayers.com Kicks Off NHC ‘Season Opener’ Qualifier With Eight Graded Stakes

HorsePlayers.com, the new official online qualifying site of the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) and the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC), is offering its first NHC qualifier Saturday. The 12-race contest, which begins at 4:12 p.m. ET, includes seven Grade 2 stakes races and concludes with the 66th running of the Grade 1 Florida Derby. Saturday’s […]

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