Streiff Wins $10,000 as 2013 NHC Tour First Half Leader

Mark Streiff, a 56-year-old financial consultant from Mission Viejo, Calif., has carried the momentum from his 2012 NHC Tour victory into 2013, earning $10,000 for topping the first-half leader board of this year’s Daily Racing Form National Handicapping Championship Tour. The Tour’s first half concluded on July 31. Streiff also won $7,000 in bonus money […]

Continue reading Launches New ‘Jackpot 5’ Wager, the official advance-deposit wagering service for Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN), is launching an innovative new wager, the Jackpot 5, on Saturday, August 17. The Jackpot 5 is an action packed $1 Pick 5 wager available only at  The bet will feature races from multiple race tracks and will typically be completed within […]

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Another Big Pick 6 Carryover Awaits Bettors at Del Mar

There will be a tempting carryover awaiting handicappers at Del Mar on Wednesday after no one hit the pick six on Sunday. With no racing on Monday or Tuesday, the carryover will be $255,708. The final pick six pool will more than likely be huge. When a similar carryover was building last week, there was […]

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Horseplayer Beats Curse of Favorites With $15,000 Win Bet

Saratoga-area horseplayer Adam McNeill avoided the Spa’s well-known curse of favorites on Saturday when he won a $15,000 wager on Wise Dan in the Grade 2 Fourstardave Handicap. McNeil was the second of five contest winners who were given $15,000 of John Hendrickson and Marylou Whitney’s money to make a one-time bet on a horse […]

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Belmont Bettor Hits Louisiana Downs Super Pick Five For $889,726

A handicapper at Belmont Park bought the single winning ticket in Louisiana Downs’ super pick five jackpot on Friday, earning $889,726. The jackpot had not been hit since June 27, and the carryover was $810,339. The wager, which has a 50-cent minimum, runs through the last five races of the card. On Friday, several longshots […]

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Touchdown: Mike Tice Scores Big at Del Mar

Former Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice scored big in a recent Pick 6 at Del Mar, cashing $100,796.20. Tice, who had just won $4,000 on a Pick 6 during opening week, paid $128 for his $100,000 win. The winning horse in Race 4 on that card was named Tebowing. “There’s some luck involved, but […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: A ‘Special’ Weekend

There are no Grade 1 races this weekend, but an interesting group of Grade 2 and Grade 3 events from coast to coast, including the G2 Saratoga Special, a 6 1/2-furlong test for 2-year-old colts that has been won by the likes of Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags in 2011 and previous classic winners Summer […]

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Local Resident Wins ‘Battle of Saratoga’ Handicapping Tourney

With his final bet of the tournament, Dennis Gort of Delmar, N.Y., won the “Battle of Saratoga” handicapping challenge Thursday, earning a $100,000 first prize and an automatic berth in the 2014 Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship next January at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Gort, a pulmonary critical care physician in Albany and […]

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Portland Meadows to Offer 25-Cent Pick 5 Wager

Starting on Wednesday August 14, 2013 – the next live race day of the 2013/14 Portland Meadows live race meet – there will be a $0.25 base bet Pick 5 offered on Races 5 through 9. The Portland Meadows Pick 5 will offer a 15.00% take-out rate. Like the current Pick 4 offered at Portland […]

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A Slow First Half: Saratoga Reports 2013 Figures Still Below Last Year’s

Despite spectacular weather recently and the excitement and festivities surrounding the 150th anniversary celebrations, attendance and handle still lag behind 2012 figures at Saratoga. According to a report in The Business Review, as the race meet nears the halfway point on Aug. 10, attendance this season is down about three percent from 2012. Whitney Handicap […]

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