American Pharoah is the 10-11 betting favorite for the Belmont Stakes. (Photo credit: Maryland Jockey Club)

Latest Wagering Odds for Belmont Stakes

American Pharoah continues to be heavily bet in early wagering for the Belmont Stakes (G1) on June 6 at Belmont Park, currently at odds of 10-11 at Bovada for the third jewel of the Triple Crown. The Bob Baffert trainee is seeking to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. Thirteen since… [Continue Reading]

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American Pharoah wins the Preakness by seven lengths in the slop. (Photo credit: Maryland Jockey Club).

American Pharoah to Face Tough Task in Belmont Stakes

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah will attempt to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978 when he breaks from the gate in the Belmont Stakes in three weeks, and he is going to have a tough group of foes waiting for him in New York. It looks as if as many as… [Continue Reading]

Tonalist wins the Belmont Stakes, ending California Chrome's Triple Crown bid (Photo credit: NYRA).

Belmont Stakes Results: Tonalist Derails Chrome’s Triple Crown Bid

For the 12th time since Affirmed in 1978, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner came up short in an attempt to win the Triple Crown, with Tonalist spoiling the party. California Chrome grabbed a quarter coming out of the gate, possibly stepped on by Samraat, and after stalking the early pace and being in position… [Continue Reading]

A field of seven will line up for Saturday's Man o' War on turf at Belmont Park.. (© Cheryl Quigley | Dreamstime.com)

Imagining Looks for Repeat in Man o’ War at Belmont Park

Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey looks for his fourth consecutive win in the $400,000 Man o’ War (G1) at Belmont Park  when he saddles the defending champion Imagining, the 8-5 morning line favorite. Imaging took the field gate to wire to win the race last year. McGaughey won with Point of Entry in 2012… [Continue Reading]

Fair Grounds Oaks (G2) winner I'm a Chatterbox leads the field in the Kentucky Oaks (photo credit: Fair Grounds Race Course).

Kentucky Oaks Betting: I’m a Chatterbox Headlines Stellar Field in Oaks

While the boys are getting most of the attention this week, Friday’s $1 million Kentucky Oaks (G1) for three-year-old fillies is lining up to be one of the best wagering races coming up over the next couple of days at Churchill Downs. The Oaks anchors an outstanding 12-race card under the Twin Spires that gets… [Continue Reading]

A field of eight will line up in the $200,000 Excelsior at Aqueduct (Photo credit: Bigstock.com)

Wicked Strong is Chalk in Excelsior at Aqueduct

A field of eight will line up in the $200,000 Excelsior (G3) on Saturday, the final graded stake of the spring meeting at Aqueduct, led by even money favorite Wicked Strong. Wicked Strong won last year’s Wood Memorial (G1) over the Big A main track and was sent off at 6-1 in the Kentucky Derby… [Continue Reading]

Shared Belief headlines Saturday's $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (Photo: Charles Town Races & Slots)

Shared Belief Imposing Favorite in Charles Town Classic

Shared Belief, owned in part by Jim Rome’s Jungle Racing will be sent off as the chalk in Saturday’s $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (G2) at Charles Town Races & Slots in West Virginia. In just six short years, the Charles Town Classic has become one of the top races of the year for the… [Continue Reading]

A field of eight battle in Saturday's $250,000 Coolmore Lexington at Keeneland. (Photo credit: Keeneland .com)

Coolmore Lexington Picks: Comfort Gets Call in First Start for Pletcher

A field of seven will line up in Saturday’s $250,000 Coolmore Lexington (G3) at Keeneland with the Todd Pletcher trained Comfort getting the call as he makes his stakes debut and first start for the barn. The Lexington was moved back to three weeks before the Kentucky Derby (G1) this year and is back on… [Continue Reading]

A field of ten will line up in the El Camino Real Derby (G3) at Golden Gate Fields (photo credit: Golden Gate Fields)

El Camino Real Derby Picks: Looking for a Typhoon

A field of 10 will line up in Saturday’s $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (G3), a Road to the Derby points race, with the Mark Casse trained Conquest Typhoon the one to beat. The colt makes his three-year-old debut and his first start over the Tapeta surface at Golden Gate Fields. The colt does have… [Continue Reading]

Eight go to the post in Saturday's Grade 3 Sham, a Derby points race.  (Photo credit santaanita.com)

Calculator Seeking First Career Win, Derby Points in Sham

The Peter Miller trained Calculator is the 8-5 morning line favorite for the $100,000 Sham (G3) despite having not notched a victory yet, and looks not only for his diploma but the valuable 10 Derby points that are awarded to the winner. The colt has started four times, running third and fourth in the maiden… [Continue Reading]

A field of seven will line up in Saturday's $1 million Wood Memorial at Aqueduct. (photo credit: bigstock.com)

Alex M. Robb Closes Out 2014 Stakes Action at Aqueduct

A field of eight New York breds will line up in Wednesday’s $100,000 Alex M. Robb at 1 1/16 miles on the inner track, the final stakes race in New York for 2014. The Robb is supported by a nine-race card that features the $100,000 Bay Ridge for state bred fillies and mares that drew… [Continue Reading]

Breeders' Cup Juvenile champion Take Charge Brandi headlines the Starlet. (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

Brandi Looks to Take Charge of Division in Starlet at Los Alamitos

Take Charge Brandi takes on six foes in Saturday’s $350,000 Starlet (G1) at Los Alamitos, with a victory all but wrapping up the Eclipse Award for top two-year-old juvenile filly. The D. Wayne Lukas trainee was beaten double-digit lengths in three starts going into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), but under jockey, Victor Espinoza… [Continue Reading]

Saturday's Preakness Stakes could be run over a wet track. (photo credit: © Cheryl Quigley | Dreamstime.com)

Aqueduct Betting: Bridgehampton Looks Tough in Garland of Roses

The first stakes race at the inner meeting at Aqueduct comes up on Saturday with a field of nine fillies and mares signed up to go six furlongs in the $100,000 Garland of Roses. Willet is the 5-2 morning line favorite, coming back on short rest after she ran seventh in the Go for Wand… [Continue Reading]

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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… [Continue Reading]

Ahmed Zayat (center) is being sued for outstanding gambling debts from wagering offshore (Photo credit: kentuckyderby.com)

Shedding Light on American Pharoah Owner Zayat’s Gambling Debts

It looks as if American Pharoah owner Ahmed Zayat will not be vacationing in Costa Rica any time soon after reports have surfaced that he owes $1.6 million in gambling debts racked up at an offshore sportsbook located in the Central America country between 2003 and 2005. Zayat is being sued in United States District… [Continue Reading]

An international field of nine line up Saturday in the Group  $10 million Dubai World Cup. (Photo Meydan Race Course)

Derby Preps, Dubai World Cup Highlight Saturday Betting Action

Three Road to the Kentucky Derby points races and the world’s richest race highlight a long and busy day of horse betting on Saturday. Between 8:40am ET beginning with the first wagering race from Dubai until the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) is run at 6:48 ET, we have 10 hours of betting that will… [Continue Reading]

Could Frank Stronach's new wager be called The Frankie Five? (photo credit: toplowridersites.com)

Stronach Group May Swing and Miss With New Pick 5 Wager

When Magna Entertainment introduced the Magna 5 wager back in 2004, it was an innovative wager. Five races run over an hours’ time at several racetracks, and the pools were large and the payouts were strong. Magna is now the Stronach Group, and the plan is to bring back the wager with a new name… [Continue Reading]

16 scratches on Sunday's Aqueduct card left horseplayers with small fields.  (Photo credit: bigstock.com)

Aqueduct Safety Rules Lead to Eight Additional Scratches on Sunday Card

Sunday’s Aqueduct card was decimated by 16 late scratches, leaving two races with fields of three, but it could have been avoided if anyone in the New York Racing Association had the ability to count to 14. After a spate of recent breakdowns, the NYRA instituted new safety measures, one being horses are not permitted… [Continue Reading]

American Pharoah is the 10-11 betting favorite for the Belmont Stakes. (Photo credit: Maryland Jockey Club)

Preakness Stakes Latest Betting Odds, Post Positions

Kentucky Derby (G1) winner American Pharoah will break from the one post as the 4-5 morning line favorite in Saturday’s $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. The Bob Baffert trainee faces seven foes as he seeks to keep his Triple Crown bid alive with a victory. Derby runner up… [Continue Reading]

Saturday's Preakness Stakes could be run over a wet track. (photo credit: © Cheryl Quigley | Dreamstime.com)

Preakness Betting: Weather Could Play Role on Saturday

The 140th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) is set for Saturday and Mother Nature just may crash the party. The extended forecast for Saturday calls for an 80% chance of afternoon thunderstorms with a high of 84 degrees. As someone that visits Weather.com several times daily, there is one thing I know for certain–that… [Continue Reading]

American Pharoah captures the 2015 Kentucky Derby (Photo credit (kentuckyderby.com)

Top Three From Kentucky Derby Heading to Preakness Stakes

It looks as if the top three finishers of the Kentucky Derby (G1) will be heading to Baltimore to compete in the second jewel of the Triple Crown, the $1 million Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. Two questions popped into my head immediately after American Pharoah won the Run for the Roses: First… [Continue Reading]

Materiality winner the 2015 Florida Derby (G1) is one of three that will be saddled Saturday by Todd Pletcher.  (Photo credit: Gulfstream Park)

Kentucky Derby Prop Betting: Look for a Knockout

There is a wide variety of prop and match up wagers available for the Kentucky Derby, with Bovada spicing things up this year with wagering involving the winner of the race along with the winner of the big fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. One prop that will get some action is involving Itsaknockout,… [Continue Reading]

Finding the Kentucky Derby runner up can produce a big windfall. (Photo credit dreamstime).

Kentucky Derby Betting: Finding Runner Up Key to Profits

Until next Saturday, horseplayers will be focused on finding the winner of the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby (G1). However, to cash big on the first Saturday of May it is just as important to find the runner up before heading to the betting window. The last two editions of the Run for the… [Continue Reading]

The Road to the Kentucky Derby is over with International Star finishing first in points. (Photo credit: Churchill Downs)

Final Road to the Kentucky Derby Points Standings

International Star, who swept the three Kentucky Derby prep races contested at Fair Grounds, finished first in the Road to the Kentucky Derby points standings with 171. Trained by Mike Maker, the colt won the LeComte (G3), Risen Star (G2) and Louisiana Derby (G2), but figures to be no better than the fifth or sixth… [Continue Reading]

Carpe Diem, winner of the Toyota Blue Grass at Keenealand on Saturday is now third in the points standings (Photo credit: Keeneland Race Course).

Road to the Kentucky Derby Points Standings

With just two races left, International Star leads the Road to the Kentucky Derby points standings with 171, and it will take at least 30 to earn a starting spot in the gate for the Run for the Roses. The undefeated Dortmund shot up the points standings with his victory on Saturday in the $1… [Continue Reading]

Bayern veered in sharply at the break and went on to win the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

Bayern Takes Field from Bump to Wire to Win Breeders’ Cup Classic

In a roughly run edition of the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), the Bob Baffert trained Bayern took the field from bump to wire to win, returning $14.20 for the victory, leaving the connections of the other horses and horseplayers around the world wondering what the California stewards might have been thinking. With Martin… [Continue Reading]

A field of 14 will line up in this year's Breeders' Cup Classic (photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

Breeders’ Cup Betting: Classic to Decide Horse of the Year

After a chalky start on Friday, there should be plenty of fireworks on Breeders’ Cup Saturday, with nine championship races and the $5 million Classic likely to decide Horse of the Year honors. The Friday Breeders’ Cup races started with Hootnanny winning the Juvenile Turf and returning $14.00, giving trainer Wesley Ward his first Breeders’… [Continue Reading]