Breeders' Cup Turf champ Found will be cross-entered in the Classic (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.).

Arc Winner Found Could Face Boys in Breeders’ Cup Classic

Could defending Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) winner and champ this year’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1) Found really take on the boys in this year’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) on dirt? According to her trainer Aiden O’Brien, it is a possibility. O’Brien told The Racing Post, “We’ve decided to put Found in […]

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A full field goes on the turf in the $100,000 English Channel at Belmont Park.(photo credit:  © Cheryl Quigley |

English Channel at Belmont Park Draws Full Field Led by Catapult

A full field of 12 three-year-olds will head to the gate in Sunday’s $100,000 English Channel at Belmont Park, a one mile test on the turf course with the Chad Brown trained Catapult looking live at a generous 8-1 on the morning line. The race is one of two stakes on the turf at Belmont […]

A full field of 12 goes in Saturday's Lexus Raven Run (G2) at Keeneland. (Photo credit: Keeneland).

Dozen Fillies Line Up in Lexus Raven Run at Keeneland

Saturday’s $250,000 Lexus Raven Run (G2) at Keeneland is the only graded stakes race for thoroughbreds on Saturday, with a field of 12 lining up to go seven furlongs on the main track. The Brian Lynch trained Lightstream is the 3-1 morning line favorite, drawing the 12 post with jockey Julien Leparoux in the irons. […]

The top two from the Northern Dancer (G1), the Pizza Man and Wake Forest take on four Euro shippers in the $1 million Canadian International (G1) at Woodbine on Sunday (Photo credit: Woodbine Entertainment).

Euros Look to Continue Dominance of Canadian International at Woodbine

A field of nine line up Sunday in the $1 million Pattison Canadian International (G1) at Woodbine with four Euro shippers looking to continue the dominance in the 1 ½ mile turf event, one of the richest in Canada. European shippers have won the last six editions of the race, with Joshua Tree accounting for […]

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Brown Sends Out Duo in Pebbles at Belmont Park

Trainer Chad Brown sends out a pair of runners in Saturday’s $200,000 Pebbles, which drew a field of 12 three-year-old fillies that will go one mile on the Widener turf course at Belmont Park. Ancient Secret suffered her first defeat when she went north of the border for the Ontario Cotillion (G3) at Woodbine where […]


How to Control Yourself if You Lost Your Money in Bet

Everyone who does sports betting (or any type of bets), someday, will lose independently of luck or good coefficient. Because in the first place we all human beings. So human factor (like emotions, mood etc) plays crucial role on your success or losing. That’s why you need to remember some simple advices which could help to […]

Arena Racing Company (ARC) announced the launch of an exciting new horse racing series for female jockeys  (Photo credit:  © Martin Applegate |

ARC Set to Launch ‘Silk Series’ in 2017

The announcement by Arena Racing Company (ARC) surrounding the launch of an exciting new horse racing series for female jockeys has only added to the anticipation of the 2017 season, where the Cheltenham Festival and Grand National are once again set to dominate the UK calendar. The Silk Series is an initiative designed to provide […]

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Sure Win: When the Slots Meet Horse Races

Betting on horses and playing casino games are considered to be very similar activities by outsiders – but those practicing them know that there is a huge difference between the two. This doesn’t mean, though, that they can’t go hand in hand. Racetracks inside and out of the United States often add slot machines and […]

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Fall Championship Meet at Belmont Park Opens Friday

The Fall Championship Meeting at Belmont Park gets underway on Friday, a 38-day meeting that features 42 stakes races with over $10 million in purses including six Breeders’ Cup Challenge races. There are 21 graded stakes on tap at the meeting which features a pair of “Super Saturday” cards that will serve as major preps […]

Kentucky Derby champ Nyquist's lead in the division is dwindling after Arrogate's strong performance in the Travers  (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.).

Arrogate Stakes Claim for Leader of Division in Travers Win

The Bob Baffert trained Arrogate went from making his stakes debut in the Travers (G1) on Saturday at Saratoga to becoming one of the leaders in the three-year-old division in the matter of two minutes. Actually it was 1:59.36, the fastest Travers time in the history of the race that goes back nearly 150 years. […]

Eight line up in the $$350,000 Vosburgh (G1) at Belmont Park.  (Photo credit (Photo credit: © Cheryl Quigley |

New York Showcase Day at Saratoga Features Six Stakes

State breds take center stage on Friday at Saratoga with New York Showcase Day, six stakes with over $1 million up for grabs on the 11-race card. The stakes action kicks off with the $200,000 Funny CIde, the opening race on the card. A field of five juveniles will go 6 ½ furlongs including two […]

A field of 13 line up for Saturday's Arlington Million. . (photo credit:

European Invader Tryster Favorite for Arlington Million

The Charles Appleby trained Tryster is the 7-2 morning line favorite in a field of 13 for the 34th running of the Arlington Million (G1), one of four graded stakes on the International Festival of Racing card at Arlington Park on Saturday. William Buick is in to ride Tryster, who was fifth in the Prince […]

California Chrome (far left) was third in the '14 Breeders' Cup Classic and the early favorite for this year's edition (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

Frosted to Take on California Chrome in Breeders’ Cup Classic

It’s official, as Godolphin Racing announced on Thursday that Frosted would indeed start in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) instead of the $1 million Dirt Mile (G1). That sets up a dynamic match up against 2014 Horse of the year California Chrome and the up and coming three-year-old sensation Arrogate, winner of the […]


The 2016 Breeders’ Cup Wagering Guide Available

The Turf ‘n’ Sport 2016 Breeders’ Cup Wagering Guide is now available to subscribers, a 32-page look at the early contenders and betting trends for the two-day championship event. The 2016 Breeders’ Cup Wagering Guide is $9.95 or FREE for readers that purchase Michael Dempsey’s 2-Day Breeders Cup Report. The color guide is in .PDF format. […]

The Jessamine at Keeneland on Wednesday wraps up the Breeders' Cup Challenge series of races. (Photo credit: Keeneland ).

Jessamine at Keeneland Wraps up Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races

The last of 81 Breeders’ Cup Challenge races will be decided on Wednesday with a full field of 14 two-year-old fillies go 1 1/16 miles on the Keeneland turf in the $150,000 JP Morgan Chase Jessamine (G3). The race winner earns a fee-expenses paid trip to the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) on […]

A full field of 12 goes in Saturday's Lexus Raven Run (G2) at Keeneland. (Photo credit: Keeneland).

Dixiana Bourbon Victor Earns Berth to Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf

Going into Sunday’s action there are just three Breeders’ Cup Challenge races left to be decided, including the $250,000 Dixiana Bourbon (G3), the winner stamping a fees-paid trip to the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1). A full field of 14 along with a pair of also-eligibles were entered in the 1 1/16 mile […]

Keeneland hosts three Breeders' Cup Challenge "Win and You're In" races on Saturday.  (Photo credit: Keeneland .com)

Shadwell Turf Mile Tops Eight Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races on Saturday

Eight Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” races highlighted by the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) at Keeneland are on tap this Saturday. The Shadwell Turf Mile is one of the best wagering races among the eight Challenge races, a field of 11 lining up. The race usually produces a leading contender for […]

Keeneland opens Friday with a pair of Breeders' Cup Challenge races on tap. (Photo credit:

Eight Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races on Tap as Keeneland Opens Friday

The fall meeting at Keeneland gets underway on Friday, highlighted by Fallstars Weekend and over the course of the 17-day meeting there will be 17 graded stakes worth over $5 million in purses. There are eight Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” races on tap at the meeting including two on opening day—the $400,000 […]

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies  champ Songbird remains undefeated and the betting favorite for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Distaff.(Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

Songbird Heavy Favorite in Early Breeders’ Cup Distaff Betting

The undefeated Songbird appears to be headed into the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) on Nov. 4 at Santa Anita as the one to beat, currently at odds of -125 in early wagering at As of Sunday night Mybookie still had Beholder as the second choice at +280 despite getting beaten twice now […]

Five Grade 1 races including the Met Mile support today’s Belmont Stakes on a 13-race card.  © Wingbeats551 |

Six Grade 1 Races Highlight Belmont Stakes Day

There is no Triple Crown hanging in the balance like in the past two seasons, but Belmont Stakes Day will still be one of the best wagering days of the year, with 13 races on the card, 10 stakes, with six Grade 1 races on tap. The highlight of course is the $1.5 million Belmont […]

Exaggerator is the early wagering favorite for the Belmont Stakes.  (Photo credit: Maryland Jockey Club).

Hot Pace, Exaggerator End Nyquist’s Triple Crown Bid

There will be no Triple Crown winner this year after Exaggerator and a hot early pace extinguished Nyquist’s bid in the Preakness Stakes (G1). Under jockey Mario Gutierrez, the previously undefeated Nyquist broke alertly but they found themselves in a bitter early pace duel with Uncle Lino, going 22.38 and then 46.56 for the first […]

Nyquist remained undefeated wiith his win in the Kentucky Derby (G1). (Photo credit: Churchill Downs).

2016 Kentucky Derby Handle, Ratings Down from Last Year

Despite coming off a year where we saw the first Triple Crown in nearly four decades, both handle and television ratings for the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday were down. Wait, what? American Pharoah’s historic run through last year’s Triple Crown was supposed to give the horse racing industry a boost right? […]