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New York Aims for Big Days, Big Business — With a Cherry on Top

Ice cream is good. Put a little syrup on top and it gets better. Then add some whipped cream, nuts and a bit of fruit, and you’ve got what might be the perfect dessert. Then someone came along and said, “Wait, why don’t we try putting a cherry on top of all that?” And so […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: The Long and Winding Road

You never know what’s around the next curve on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. This time last year, the eventual Derby winner, Orb, emerged as a top contender with his Fountain of Youth victory, and on the same day, the colt that would go on to the win the Belmont Stakes, Palace Malice, was […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Who Will Take Charge?

Who will seize the opportunities in 2014 in the older male division? We’re a long way from figuring that out, but things start heating up this weekend as last year’s 3-year-old champion Will Take Charge makes his seasonal debut in the $500,000, Grade 1 Donn Handicap at Gulfstream Park Sunday. Will Take Charge enters the […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Sophomore Education

This year’s 3-year-old class is still mostly unknown and unproven, but this weekend, we’ll learn a little more about its potential with four graded stakes featuring sophomores at four different tracks. At Aqueduct, a pair of colts that recently trounced state-bred foes will take on open company for the first time in the Grade 3 […]

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NHC Day 1 Leader Jose Arias Plans to ‘Keep Calm And Pick Winners’

Jose Arias, an environmental safety engineer from Bell Gardens, Calif., leads the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC) Presented by Racetrack Television Network, Sovereign Stable and Treasure Island Las Vegas after Day 1 with a $198.80 bankroll. As Day 1 leader, Arias earned a $6,000 bonus, as well as paid Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Bullish on the Derby

If you haven’t gotten all the way onto the Kentucky Derby trail quite yet, it’s about that time. This weekend features the Grade 2 Holy Bull Stakes, a race that has produced many a contender for the Roses and a couple of winners who have gone on to glory in Louisville. Could this year’s Derby […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Where It’s Warm

For those in the Midwest and Northeast, it’s a good weekend to stay indoors and play the races from the comfort of home. Bone-chilling temperatures cancelled Friday racing at several tracks, but thankfully a majority of the graded stakes races this weekend are in the warmer climes of South Florida and Southern California. There is […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Hollywood’s Farewell

Sunday is the “get out” race of all time for fans of Hollywood Park, which is scheduled to be torn down and developed, ending its mostly glorious 75-year run. Many Southern California horseplayers cut their teeth at the Track of Lakes and Flowers, which brought numerous innovations to the game over the years, including the […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Betting the Bayou

The Delta Downs Jackpot doesn’t carry the weight it once did on the path to the Kentucky Derby. Under the old, earnings-based system, winning the $1 million Jackpot used to punch an automatic ticket to the first Saturday in May, but with the Road to the Kentucky Derby points system, the Grade 3 event is […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Fall Festivals

It’s a light weekend for graded stakes, but that doesn’t mean there’s a shortage of terrific betting opportunities. Both graded events take place at Keeneland, where the weather has turned autumn crisp.  Both races feature full fields, starting on Friday with the Grade 3 Valley View Stakes for a dozen 3-year-old fillies going 1 1/16 […]

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