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Belmont Park Betting: Too Discreet the Value in Paradise Creek

A field of six will line up in Saturday’s feature at Belmont Park, with Too Discreet looking like the value at 4-1 on the morning line in the $100,000 Paradise Creek. The race drew a field of eight three-year-olds, but with two main track only entrants a field of six will head to the gate […]

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77 races make up the 2016 Breeders' Cup Challenge Series.  (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.).

2016 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Schedule Features 77 Races

The 2016 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series schedule was announced this week, which will include 77 races throughout the world with the winner of each stamping their ticket to this year’s championship event which will be held at Santa Anita on Nov. 4-5. 17 of the races will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. […]

A field of 14 will line up in Friday's Black Eyed Susan (G2) at Pimlico.. (Photo Cheryl Ann Quigley / Bigstock)

Land Over Sea Headlines Full Field in Black Eyed Susan at Pimlico

Kentucky Oaks (G1) runner up Lane Over Sea is the headliner on Friday in the $250,000 Black Eyed Susan (G2) at Pimlico, one of seven stakes races on a marathon 14-race card on the eve of the Preakness Stakes (G1). Land Over Sea will be saddled by trainer Doug O’Neill, who will be sending out […]

Nine go in Saturday's $400,000 Man o' War at Belmont Park. (photo credit: © Cheryl Quigley |

Belmont Park Picks: Mott Sends Out Go Around in Man o’ War

A field of nine will line up in Saturday’s $400,000 Man o’ War (G1) at Belmont Park including Go Around, a Bill Mott trainee who may hold the tactical edge as the main speed. The four-year-old colt comes into the race off back to back wins, taking the Florida bred Turf Classic at Tampa Bay […]

Rachel's Valentina (center) seen here in her runner up finish in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) is the morning line favorite for the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (G1) on Friday. (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

Full Field Heads to Starting Gate in Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs

Friday’s $1 million Kentucky Oaks (G1) drew a full field of 14 three-year-old fillies that will go 1 1/8 miles on the main track at Churchill Downs, one of six graded stakes on a stellar betting card on the eve of the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby (G1). Songbird was hammered in the early […]

Nine go in Saturday's $400,000 Man o' War at Belmont Park. (photo credit: © Cheryl Quigley |

Belmont Park Picks: Wide Open Field Lines Up in Elusive Quality

The Saturday feature at Belmont Park on the second day of the spring/summer meeting is the wide-open $100,000 Elusive Quality, a seven-furlong turf sprint that drew 12, with nine expected to start. There are two main-track only entrants and Aztec Brave is likely to scratch to run Sunday at Laurel Park. The Wesley Ward trained […]

Six will line up in Saturday's $400,000 Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park.  (Photo credit Bigstock).

Donn Handicap Picks: Valid Threat to Wire Field

A field of eight will line up in Saturday’s $500,000 Donn Handicap (G1) with the speedy Valid the likely one to catch in the 1 1/8-mile test on the main track. The Donn is one of six stakes on the 13-race card. The supporting features on the card are the $350,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap […]

A field of nine line up in Saturday's Santa Monica (G2) at Santa Anita. (Photo credit: © Cheryl Quigley |

Santa Anita Picks: Ben’s Duchess Looks Tough in Santa Monica

A field of nine fillies and mares will line up in the only graded stakes race in the U.S. on Saturday, the $200,000 Santa Monica (G2) at seven furlongs on the main track. Ben’s Duchess is the 5-2 morning line favorite and appears the one to beat. The John Sadler trainee exits the La Brea […]

The $100,000 W.L. McKnight Handicap (G3) on turf highlights an 11-race card at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. (Photo credit: © Richardpross |

Kaigun Looking Tough in McKnight Handicap at Gulfstream Park

The Mark Casse trained Kaigun leads a field of 12 that will go to the post in Saturday’s $100,000 W.L. McKnight Handicap, one of three graded stakes on the Gulfstream Park card. Also on the 11-race card on Saturday are the $100,000 la Prevoyante Handicap (G3) for fillies and mares that drew a field of […]

California Chrome is the betting favorite for Saturday's $10 million Dubai World Cup (Photo credit: Dubai Racing Club).

California Chrome Looks Ready for Dubai World Cup

2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome looks ready to improve upon his runner up finish last year when he takes on a field of 11 runners in this year’s $10 million Dubai World Cup (G1) at Meydan Racecourse. The Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness (G1) winner of 2014 had an abbreviated campaign in 2015, […]

There are four major horse racing events that rival the two most exciting minutes in sports, the Kentucky Derby.

The Four Biggest Horse Racing Events in the World That Rival the Kentucky Derby

Though it may be a year round pleasure for sports bettings most enthusiastic participants, for most regular folks, the occasional flutter is just that; a once-in-a-blue-moon wager usually reserved for the biggest of national events. In football, it’s the Super Bowl, in baseball, it’s the World Series. In the world of American horse racing, you […]

The Breeders' Cup is one of the most popular wagering events in racing in the world. (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.).

Which Horse Racing Events Across the World Have the Most Money Bet on Them?

Horse racing is one of the most popular sports in the world for punters to bet on but with so many events and meetings taking place every year which ones see the most money bet on them by the punters? Cheltenham Festival This horse racing festival is considered to be the granddaddy of them all […]

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Super Bowl Wagering Guide: Everything You Need to Bet on the Big Game

The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will do battle on Sunday in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, with the Pats currently favored by two points at Bovada. The boys at our sister site Oddsshark have been burning the midnight oil gathering the latest betting and odds updates and […]

Breeders' Cup Juvenile and Kentucky Derby champ Nyquist will not race in the Belmont Stakes. (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.).

Nyquist Out of Belmont Stakes, Exaggerator Heavy Favorite

Trainer Doug O’Neill announced on Tuesday morning that Kentucky Derby (G1) champ Nyquist will not run in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1), leaving Preakness Stakes (G1) winner Exaggerator the heavy favorite. Nyquist spiked a fever after his first defeat in the Preakness, and by Tuesday morning O’Neill announced the colt had an elevated white […]

Exaggerator won Saturday's Preakness Stakes (G1), ending the Triple Crown bid of Nyquist (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 […]

The undefeated Nyquist is the chalk for the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico (Photo credit: Maryland Jockey Club).

Nyquist is Imposing Favorite in Preakness Stakes

The undefeated Nyquist seeks to become the fourth Kentucky Derby (G1) winner in the last five years to win the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1), and the Doug O’Neill trainee will be the betting favorite in the field of 11 that will go to the post at Pimlico on Saturday evening. Nyquist’s price drifted up […]

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? […]

A field of 14 will line up in Friday's Black Eyed Susan (G2) at Pimlico.. (Photo Cheryl Ann Quigley / Bigstock)

Kentucky Derby Day Card Features Seven Graded Stakes

While a field of 20 will line up in the $2 million Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs at 6:34 ET, the race is just one of seven graded stakes on an outstanding 14-race marathon betting card. First post is 10:30 ET with the final race going off 9 ½ hours later at 8:05 ET. […]

Trainer Bob Baffert is seeking his fifth Kentucky Derby win with Mor Spirit.  (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

Baffert Seeking Fifth Kentucky Derby Win With Mor Spirit

Bob Baffert is not front and center as he was last spring when he sent off the Kentucky Derby (G1) favorite American Pharoah, but the Hall of Fame trainer has a legitimate shot of winning again this year with Mor Spirit. The colt was no match for Exaggerator in his runner up finish in the […]

Breeders' Cup Juvenile and Kentucky Derby champ Nyquist will not race in the Belmont Stakes. (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.).

Undefeated Duo Clash in Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park

It is rare for the top two betting favorites for the Kentucky Derby (G1) to square off in their final prep, but thanks to Fasig-Tipton Mohaymen and Nyquist will battle on Saturday in the $1 million Florida Derby (G1). A field of 10 will line up with Road to the Kentucky Derby points up for […]

California Chrome returns from a long layoff in Saturday's San Pasqual at Santa Anita. (Photo credit:  © Cheryl Quigley |

California Chrome’s Return in San Pasqual Easier With Dortmund Out

The much anticipated return of 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome is coming up on Saturday at Santa Anita in the $200,000 San Pasqual (G3). A 10-month absence from the racetrack along with the emergence of Triple Crown American Pharoah put the plucky colt on the back pages, but his 2016 campaign gets underway […]

American Pharoah capped off his career with a victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

Horse Racing Fans Up in Fetlocks Over SI Sportsperson of Year Pick

Horse racing fans around the globe are upset that American Pharoah was snubbed by Sports Illustrated with Serena Williams winning the Sportsperson of the Year award, and rightly so. Oh the outrage! Serenity now! A tennis player? Really? Nobody watches tennis anymore. I haven’t watched a tennis match since Guillermo Vilas beat some other guy […]


Gulfstream Park Championship Meet Kicks off Saturday With Claiming Crown

Gulfstream Park kicks off its championship meeting on Saturday with the Claiming Crown, stakes races restricted to the blue collar set.  The meeting offers a record 73 stakes, including 37 graded races during the 77th anniversary meet at the Hallandale, Florida racetrack. The marquee event of the meeting is the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) […]

A field of eight line up in Saturday's $400,000 Gotham (G3) at the Big A.   (Photo credit:

Aqueduct Announces Stakes Slate for Winter / Spring Meeting

Aqueduct’s Winter / Spring meeting will feature 49 stakes races worth over $7.5 million the New York Racing Association announced on Saturday. The winter meeting runs from Jan. 1 until March 26, with the spring meeting concluding on April 24. Included in the racing action is a trio of key stakes for three-year-olds looking to […]

Jockey Kent Desormeaux celebrates after his 2010 Breeders' Cup Distaff win aboard Unrivaled Belle (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.).

Desormeaux Case Illustrates Stewards Have No Respect for Horseplayers

When this horseplayer goes to the betting window or wagers online, I don’t ask for much. I just want to know the horse has not been drugged and the jockey will give a 100% effort to win the race. There seems far too many times after the race I can’t be sure I got what […]