horse race betting

Third Quarter U.S. Wagering Down From 2018 But Purses See Healthy Boost

The third quarter saw a nearly two percent drop in betting on horse races in the U.S., continuing a trend for 2019, according to numbers supplied by Equibase. At the same time, total purses and average purses per race both climbed about five percent. That’s also in line with the year-over-year trends so far. September […]

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Thoroughbred Idea Foundation Offers Free ‘Prop Betting’ Contests To Benefit Jockey Charities

Beginning Saturday, July 13, the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation (TIF) is launching a series of free-to-enter contests over the next eight Saturdays in which participants will answer a series of prop-style questions, similar to offerings in states with legalized sports betting. Those with the highest scores each week, and overall, will win the right to direct charitable […]

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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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Oaklawn Park: Rebel Stakes Day Sets New All-Time Handle Record

Rebel Day has clearly become Oaklawn’s second-biggest business day. For the next three weeks, at least, it will be the biggest day after an all-time record for total pari-mutuel handle was set on Saturday’s 11-race card. According to figures released Saturday night by the track, total money wagered on Oaklawn’s races was $16,221,639.11, eclipsing the […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Indiana Racing And Breeding: Let’s Make A Deal?

A recent development in Oregon could lead to a new option for horse racing bettors throughout North America. In today’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the potential for this new feature, which would allow bettors to sell a portion or all of their ticket before the last leg of […]

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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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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine’s Grey Stakes, Oct. 1: A ‘Fabulous Day’ For Racing?

The oft-maligned Thoroughbred business has every reason to celebrate a “Let It Ride/Richard Dreyfuss” moment this week. After more than a decade, the industry finally prevailed in its cohesive attempt to change antiquated regulations regarding IRS withholding and reporting for bettors. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: The Gold Standard

It seems fitting that the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years will make an appearance on Gold Cup day. The Grade 1 event, run for decades at Hollywood Park and now as the Gold Cup at Santa Anita, is a pillar of American racing’s long history. Seabiscuit took the first running in 1938 and the […]

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Introducing the 123Racing Pick 6

The Paulick Report welcomes a new advertiser this week in 123racing, a brand that may be familiar to contest players who have participated in any number of free-to-enter handicapping challenges. The company has developed and is now offering an innovative wager, the 123racing Pick6, that is different from the traditional Pick 6 in that a […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Seeking the Gold Cup

This weekend features a full slate of graded stakes races from coast to coast, headlined by the 75th running of the Grade 1, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita. With the closure of Hollywood Park last December, this marks the first time since 1949 the Gold Cup will be run at the Great Race Place.  […]

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