Archives for September 2022

Breeders’ Cup preps this week in horse racing

We’re just five weeks from the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland, and final rehearsals are taking place around the world. Santa Anita’s fall meet opens Friday with a welcome sign for prospects across as many as 10 divisions, while Belmont-at-Aqueduct hosts superstar Life Is Good for Saturday’s Woodward Stakes.

Meanwhile, Kentucky Derby 80-1 upsetter Rich Strike races Saturday in the Lukas Classic at Churchill Downs in search of a second-half encore. And, if that’s not enough, the most prestigious international race in the world, France’s Arc de Triomphe, will be renewed Sunday and features star Irish turfer Luxembourg.

For those betting Santa Anita this weekend, here are the key local autumn meet stakes stats over the past five years.

Percentage of winning stakes favorites: 43.1%

Average win odds: 4.66-1

Hot trainers: Peter Miller (16-62, 26%), Richard Mandella (6-24, 25%), Bob Baffert (13-56, 23%), Mark Glatt (5-22, 23%), Simon Callaghan (6-29, 21%)

Hot jockeys: Flavien Prat (24-89, 27%), Umberto Rispoli (7-26, 27%), Juan Hernandez (7-37, 19%)

What To Watch For This Week with Breeders’ Cup Preps

Gulfstream Park offers a mandatory payout in its Rainbow 6 bet Saturday, joining…

Complimentary Full-card Pace Chart for Pennsylvania Derby Day

Pace Makes The Race!  Here is your complimentary Pace Chart for today’s Parx card, 13 races in all on Saturday and an amazing 10 stakes races.  Best of luck!

Parx – Pennsylvania Derby Day, 9/24/2022
Race 1 Expected Pace Leaders Stalkers Mid-Pack Closers Unknown
7.00 F /  Dirt Unknown 2 12-14-15 7-1-6-5 17 3-4-8-9-10-11-13-16
Race 2
6.50 F /  Dirt Unknown 10-12 14-11-1 9-8 2-3-4-5-6-7-13
Race 3
8.32 F /  Dirt Honest/Fast 4-6-10 3-2-1 11-8-12-7 5-9
Race 4
6.50 F /  Dirt Fast 5 1-9 2-7-3 6-8-4
Race 5
6.50 F /  Dirt Honest 4-6 3-2 8-7-9 1 5
Race 6
8.32 F /  Dirt Honest/Fast 3-1 6-4 8-7-2 5
Race 7
8 F /  Dirt Modest 4-2 7-5 3-8-1 6
Race 8
12.0 F /  Dirt Honest 6 5-8-7 1-3 4-2-9
Race 9
5.00 F /  Turf Very Fast 1 5-15-11 4-3-7-2 9-6-10-14-12-13-8
Race 10
6.00 F /  Dirt Fast 3-4-5-10 14-2-3 6-1-12 7-11-9-8
Race 11
8.50 F /  Dirt Fast 1-9 2-4 5-7-6 3-8
Race 12
9.00 F /  Dirt Honest/Fast 6 3-5-4-8 2-1-7 9-11-10
Race 13
8.50 F /  Turf Honest 1 2-4 3-9-5-7 6-8-10

Rainbow Six at Gulfstream Park on Day 17 of Not Being Hit

Gulfstream Park horse toteFriday’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot Pool Guaranteed at $450,000

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 gross jackpot pool will be guaranteed at $450,000 Friday at Gulfstream Park.

First-race post time is set for 12:25 p.m on Friday, September 23.

The popular multi-race wager has gone unsolved for the 16 racing days following an Aug. 13 mandatory payout.

The Rainbow 6 jackpot is paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket, 70 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.

Source: GulfstreamPark

Churchill Downs Expands Gaming into New Hampshire

Historical Horse Racing Comes to Salem

Churchill Downs disclosed that launching the new project, including the purchase price, would cost the operator roughly $150 million. Such substantial investment indicates high hopes for Salem. The Chasers Poker Room is one of the most high-profile charitable gaming operators in the state, located in the heart of Boston, making it an attractive purchase. The venue offers poker and various table games. CDI CEO Bill Carstanjen expressed his excitement over the new project, stating that the company would honor Chasers’s rich legacy…

British Racing Suspended after Horse Racing’s Queen has Passed

Queen Elizabeth II's Sporting Fascination Was Racing: ‘I Love Horses'London (AFP) – British horseracing chiefs suspended all events after the death of Queen Elizabeth II was announced on Thursday as sport paid tribute to the late monarch.

Buckingham Palace made the announcement in a short statement, triggering 10 days of national mourning. Charles, Prince of Wales, becomes king immediately.

“All of British Racing is in mourning today following the passing of Her Majesty the Queen,” the British Horseracing Authority said in a statement.

“Her Majesty has been one of the greatest and most influential supporters in the history of horseracing. Her passion for racing and the racehorse shone brightly throughout her life”.

The statement added: “It is right, therefore, that all racing is suspended for today and tomorrow as we begin to grieve Her Majesty’s passing and remember her extraordinary life and contribution to our sport and our nation.”

BHA chairman Joe Saumarez Smith, said: “Racing owes an incalculable debt of gratitude, not only for Her Majesty’s dedication and commitment to the sport, but for her public advocacy of it.”

Great Horse Racing Videos – Flightline Moving Like a Tremendous Machine

Flightline winning Pacific ClassicGrade 1 winner and horse racing superstar Flightline rated kindly in second during the early running of the Pacific Classic at Del Mar.  He took over while under an absolute strangehold before drawing off to a 19 length victory.  Trained by top California horseman David Sadler and ridden by Flavien Prat, Flightline is headed to the Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland later this fall.

One YouTube viewer wrote:

“Probably the best I’ve seen since Secretariat. There’s not a horse on this earth that wants to try flightline right now. And I’ll bet he is just as good on turf as he is on dirt. This horse is a superstar. He wants to run his own race, like Secretariat, and he is a ham, did you see him looking at the crowd?, like Secretariat. I wish him and his connections the very best.”


Betting on Sports – A Hard Way to Make an Easy Living

Sports bettingThat’s how professional sports bettor Cris Zeniuk describes [sports] betting, though he’s made it look easy in recent years.

The Las Vegas resident has had an astonishing run of success in football handicapping contests that includes winning Station Casinos’ pro Last Man Standing last year ($150,000) and college LMS in 2016 ($52,000), and finishing second and fifth in the Circa Million II in 2020 ($244,000)…

1. Fade popular plays

In my first year covering betting in 2017, everybody seemingly loved the Buffalo Bills over the New Orleans Saints in a midseason matchup.

That included nine of the 10 contestants in the RJ NFL Challenge contest who took Buffalo to cover as a 2½-point home underdog. When I alerted VSiN host Matt Youmans, who had picked the Bills, he changed his mind and bet on the Saints. They crushed Buffalo 47-10.

Zeniuk subscribes to the same contrarian theory.

“If everyone is on the same side, I’ll feel better being on the other side,” he said. “I love it when everyone is anti-everything about players or teams. It’s usually a buy spot.”

Get all 10 of Zeniuk’s tips for wagering on football and betting on sports in general.