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Twinspires Offers $30,000 Breeders’ Cup ‘Trifectathon’

TwinSpires.com, the official advance-deposit wagering service for Churchill Downs Incorporated, is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships by offering its customers an opportunity to win up to $30,000 in cash through the TwinSpires.com $30,000 Breeders’ Cup Trifectathon promotion. The Trifectathon rewards any TwinSpires.com player who can hit a Trifecta in three […]

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Horseplayers Corner: Lower Bet Minimums Versus Lower Takeouts?

At last week’s International Simulcast Conference in Lexington, several track executives said lowering bet minimums was a promising phenomenon that would continue. The executives were far less enthusiastic about lowering takeouts. “I never hear anyone say anything about takeout rates unless I read it in a blog,” said John Walsh, assistant general manager at Hawthorne […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: All Green

If you like turf racing, it’s a fun weekend ahead, with a pair of Grade 1 races on grass: Saturday’s Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Keeneland and Sunday’s G1 Nearctic for sprinters, 3 and up at Woodbine. Toss in a pair of graded turf stakes from Belmont Park’s Saturday card – the […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Just Win Baby

Connections from Kentucky to France will fire their best shots this weekend to land an automatic berth in next month’s Breeders’ Cup. All they have to do is win. With 15 “Win and You’re In” events today through Sunday at Keeneland, Belmont, Santa Anita, and Longchamp in Paris, the betting options are tremendous. Stateside, we’ll […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Super Duper

There’s a reason they call it Super Saturday. Not even the Breeders’ Cup boasts 10 (yes, 10!) Grade 1 races in a single day.  But between Belmont and Santa Anita, that’s what we’ll get tomorrow. The storylines and betting opportunities abound. In addition to kicking off the last round of preps for the Breeders’ Cup, […]

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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Teacher, Teacher

You’ve probably seen them at the track or on television or YouTube – the Horseplayernow.com team sharing knowledge about the many aspects of handicapping and the racing life. Since 2009, Horseplayernow.com has provided handicapping analysis for online players and a live chat platform for handicappers to discuss the races as they happen.  In its third […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Up North

It’s a big weekend north of the border, as Woodbine hosts half a dozen graded stakes, including four “Win and You’re In” events for the Breeders’ Cup in November. Saturday’s card features a pair of high-class turf races for juveniles, the Summer Stakes and the Natalma, both of which look like great betting opportunities. Sunday, […]

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Horseplayers Corner: Do You Play With a Bankroll?

In the September issue of Horseplayers Monthly, Dean Towers has a column about why horseplayers should play with a proper bankroll – a set-aside of money that does not conflict with paying the mortgage or the bills. Among other things, Towers says a bankroll changes your thinking about gambling and “frees your mind.” He writes: […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Fall Forward

As summer fades into fall, the racing spotlight pivots to both the Breeders’ Cup and the 2-year-old stakes that could begin a path to the Classics next spring. Two important juvenile races at Churchill Downs – the Grade 3 Iroquois and the Grade 2 Pocahontas – that have traditionally come after the Breeders’ Cup will […]

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Racing Ideas Flow More Like A Trickle

Was going through my morning Twitter feed (feel free to follow me at @raypaulick) when I came across this gem from the folks at @Mental_Floss: “Why do our best ideas come to us in the shower?” While I don’t want to delve into the personal bathing habits of people in the horse racing industry, it […]

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