horse racing wagering

Horseplayer, Economist: Only One Way To Ensure Horse Racing’s Long-Term Survival

While this weekly feature from the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation (TIF) has routinely covered issues related to data horseplayers consume or are offered at outrageous price points, the economist inside of this horseplayer, horse owner and breeder is left to ponder how the greater racing industry has collectively ignored years of troubling trends in the data […]

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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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Rainbow 6 Carryover Up To $1.1 Million For Saturday Card At Gulfstream

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 saw its jackpot carryover swell to $1,108,649.67 after going unsolved for the 22nd consecutive program Friday at Gulfstream Park. Multiple tickets with all six winners each returned $9,211.32. Saturday’s Rainbow 6 begins in Race 6 and includes three of five stakes for 3-year-olds worth $450,000 in purses on the 11-race program – the $100,000 Kitten’s […]

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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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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: 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: 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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Illinois Racing Board refuses ADW licenses; online bets ‘illegal’

Illinois lawmakers wrapped up a legislative session this week without providing new authorization for advanced deposit wagering companies to take bets on the state’s racetracks.  With no legislative approval in place, the Illinois Racing Board has declined to renew licenses to the four ADW companies that have been operating in the state. “It’s been made […]

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Waldrop: December betting numbers ‘good news’

In his latest Straight Up blog post at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association website, NTRA president Alex Waldrop shares his take on the handle numbers released Thursday by Equibase.  Although betting on U.S. horse racing fell five percent in 2011, December’s numbers showed double-digit increases “out of the blue.”  Waldrop cites several possible explanations for […]

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