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Del Mar Teams With LRF Cares For Charity Handicapping Contest July 20

In a first of its kind event, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and LRF Cares, a 501(c)(3) sponsored charity, have teamed together to host a live money, on-track contest to benefit thoroughbred aftercare on Saturday July 20, 2019 at Del Mar. Each player receives a $250 live bankroll with the “takeout” going to guaranteed prizes […]

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Friday’s Stronach 5 Rewards 79 Bettors With $1,640

Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring races from Laurel Park and Gulfstream Park, rewarded 79 bettors with $1,640.30. The Stronach 5, featuring a $100,000 guaranteed pool, industry-low 12-percent takeout, and free past performances, kicked off at Laurel Park with Top Czar winning the eighth race and returning $8.20. Favorites won the next three races before the sequence […]

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Thoroughbred Idea Foundation Unveils Dozen Saratoga Prop Bets For Contest

As revealed earlier this week, the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation will be directing $25,000 to a series of jockey health-related initiatives based on the choices of the weekly and overall winners of our prop-related contests over the next eight weeks. Writer, handicapper and podcaster extraordinaire Peter Thomas Fornatale is this week’s guest prop-setter and he’s devised […]

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Colonial Downs Meeting Could Include Lower Takeout

The upcoming Colonial Downs meet will be a mix of the old and the new, according to a report from The Racing Biz. At the recent Virginia Racing Commission meeting, Colonial’s Vice President of Racing Operations Jill Byrne told commissioners the track will look to keep its 80 percent turf race menu — a familiar […]

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Delaware Handicap, Saratoga’s Diana Part Of NYRA Cross Country Pick 5

The New York Racing Association will host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Saturday, July 13, featuring racing from historic Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., as well as Delaware Park in Wilmington, Del. The sequence will begin at Delaware with the $100,000 Glasgow for 3-year-olds and up going 7 1/2 furlongs on the […]

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$100,000 Guaranteed Pool In Friday’s Stronach 5 From Gulfstream, Laurel

Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring races from Gulfstream Park and Laurel Park, will once again have a guaranteed pool of $100,000 as well as an industry-low 12-percent takeout and free past performances. Friday’s sequence kicks off at 4:50 p.m. with 3-year-olds and up going 5 ½ furlongs at Laurel and will conclude with a 7 ½-furlong […]

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NYRA Bets Customers To Be Eligible For $1-Million Bonus For Single Ticket Late Pick 5 Winner

The New York Racing Association has announced that NYRA Bets is offering a $1-million single-ticket bonus for the Late Pick 5 during the summer meet at Saratoga Race Course starting on Saturday, July 13.  Saratoga’s Late Pick 5 is open to all horseplayer’s across North America, but the $1-million bonus is only eligible to NYRA […]

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Equibase Analysis: Delaware Handicap Could Be Ripe For Upset

The Grade2, $750,000 Delaware Handicap brings together a strong group of older fillies and mares with seven of the nine attempting the mile and one-quarter distance for the first time in their careers. One horse who is proven at the distance is likely betting favorite Elate. She won this race last year and is attempting […]

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NYRA Plans Launch Of ‘Empire 6’ During Saratoga Meeting

The New York Racing Association is planning to launch a lower-minimum jackpot-style Pick Six bet during this year’s Saratoga meeting, according to drf.com, along the lines of the Rainbow 6 at Gulfstream Park. “I believe we were the last major jurisdiction offering the $2 pick six, and there’s tradition to that bet – and that […]

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Gulfstream’s Rainbow 6 Hit For $173,583

Gulfstream Park’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 was hit Saturday by one bettor for $173,583.90. The Rainbow 6 was last hit June 27 for $3.151 million. Saturday’s sequence ended with longshot Blind Ruckus ($54.60) winning the 12th and final race of the sequence. Blind Ruckus was one of two live tickets going into the last leg. The […]

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