Horseplayers Corner

Horseplayers Corner: Trainer Gets to Set His Own Suspension?

We reported today that trainer Jorge Navarro began serving a 60-day suspension Monday for half a dozen Banamine violations at Tampa Bay Downs. Trouble is, those positives occurred 20 months ago, and the suspension “conveniently” began after Navarro won the training title at Monmouth Park, and the suspension will end the same day the next […]

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Horseplayers Corner: The Trouble With Show Betting?

A piece sent to us by longtime horseplayer, Frank Macauley, brings up an interesting debate topic. As Macauley explains, he decided to have some fun and see how far he could go betting $500 show wagers through his ADW, Twinspires.com. Macauley said after he placed about 25 such bets and made $650 in profit, he […]

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Horseplayers Corner: Should Bettors Protest With Their Dollars?

Owner-trainer Reid Nagle, who built a successful financial information business before turning to Thoroughbred racing a few years ago, stirred the hornet’s nest last week with an open letter to Stella Thayer and Peter Berube, the respective owner and general manager of Tampa Bay Downs. Nagle said he moved his racing stable to Gulfstream Park […]

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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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Horseplayers Corner: Does New Pick 4 Have Appeal?

The New York Racing Association and Penn National Gaming are launching a new Thursday Pick 4 that will link the final two races at Belmont Park with the first two races at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course. Starting Sept. 12, the Belmont–Penn National Pick 4 will run every subsequent Thursday through October 24, […]

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Horseplayers Corner: Lasix and the Breeders’ Cup

Under pressure from horsemen whose consent is required for simulcast agreements, the Breeders’ Cup has backed off its plan to phase out the use of Lasix in its championship races. Not only that, but the current limited ban on Lasix for juvenile events will be lifted in 2014 after the Thoroughbred Owners of California sent […]

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Horseplayers Corner: Are New Jackpot Wagers Good or Bad?

Jackpot wagers have been around for years in horse racing – bets like the Pick 6, the Pick 5, and the Super High Five offer the chance of a potentially life-changing score for those who correctly select the usually difficult sequence and either take down or share in a large payout. Recently, though, the trend […]

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Paulick Report Adds New Forum for Horseplayers

Horseplayers Corner, a public forum focused around our sport’s most important constituency group, makes its debut on the Paulick Report website this week. The goal of Horseplayers Corner is to build a community where horseplayers and other industry stakeholders can engage in intelligent conversation, discussing issues of importance to them: technology, wagering strategies, bet types, […]

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