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Lookin At Lee, Patch Top 51 Nominees To West Virginia Derby

The racing office at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort has announced there are 51 nominees for this year’s $750,000 West Virginia Derby, which will be held Aug. 5. The 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-olds is one of seven stakes on a nine-race program that will begin at the special first post time of 2 p.m. […]

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Round Three: Stellar Wind, Vale Dori Square Off Once Again In Clement L. Hirsch

It’ll be Stellar Wind vs. Vale Dori, Round III – plus four others being sent out to steal the spotlight – when the 47th running of the $300,000 Grade I Clement L. Hirsch Stakes is presented Sunday. Stellar Wind and Vale Dori were never more than a half-length apart running 1-2 for the distance of […]

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Inaugural $300,000 Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship Set For Jan. 26-27

The Stronach Group announced today the inaugural Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship, a handicapping tournament that will offer a prize pool guaranteed at $300,000 but estimated to be more than $500,000. The two-day contest will be held at Gulfstream Park on January 26-27 with satellite locations being offered at Santa Anita Park, Laurel Park and […]

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‘House Horse’ Irish War Cry Draws Rail, Installed As Morning Line Favorite For G1 Haskell

Isabelle de Tomaso’s Irish War Cry, the epitome of a “house horse,” will break from the rail as the favorite in Sunday’s 50th running of the $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. An ultra-competitive field of seven was drawn for the mile and an eighth Grade 1 fixture here Thursday, including Battle of […]

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A. P. Indian Bids For Repeat In Alfred G. Vanderbilt

Green Lantern Stable’s multiple graded stakes winner A. P. Indian is set to make his Saratoga Race Course return in the Grade 1, $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap for 3-year-olds and up at six furlongs on Saturday. Carded as Race 8, the Vanderbilt is one of four stakes on Saturday’s 11-race program, anchored by the […]

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Monmouth Park: TVG’s Tom Cassidy Presented With Bill Handleman Memorial Award

The 2017 Bill Handleman Memorial Award went to Tom Cassidy of TVG for outstanding coverage of last year’s $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational. Inaugurated in 2012, the Handleman Memorial Award honors outstanding media coverage of the Haskell Invitational, Monmouth Park’s signature race. “Tommy is a very deserving winner of the Handleman Award,” said Bob Kulina, […]

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Charles Town To Offer Low Takeout, Jackpot Pick 6

Beginning with its card on August 17, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races will offer patrons the opportunity to play a new 20-cent Pick 6 wager, the Charles Town 6-12. Similar to previously implemented wagers at other venues, the Charles Town 6-12 will require the bettor to select the winner of 6 consecutive races on […]

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NYRA Cross-Country Pick 4 Will Include Haskell Invitational

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today the continuation of the Cross-Country Pick 4 for Sunday, July 30 that will include the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park and the Grade 3 Shuvee at Saratoga Race Course. The Cross-Country Pick 4 starts with Race 11 at Monmouth, with an approximate post time […]

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HorsePlayers.com: Five NHC Spots, Record Points Up For Grabs In Sunday’s Free Online Qualifier

This year’s fourth of five free online qualifiers for the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) is set for Sunday on HorsePlayers.com, the official online qualifying site of the NHC. The top five finishers will earn automatic berths to the NTRA National Horseplayers Championship Presented by Racetrack Television Network, STATS Race Lens™ and Treasure Island Las Vegas, […]

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Britain: Racetrack Drama As 50-1 Juvenile Winner Later Found To Be Older Stablemate

Controversy reigned at Yarmouth when it was discovered that the Charlie McBride-trained Mandarin Princess, winner of the opening two-year-old race, was in fact stablemate Millie’s Kiss. The mistake was only discovered after the 50-1 outsider had overturned the 4-6 favorite Fyre Cay on her racecourse debut in the six-furlong novice auction stakes for juveniles. Millie’s Kiss, […]

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