Horse Racing Links

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Recommended Horse Racing Links from AGameofSkill.com

Handicapping Books

The Anatomy of Horse Race Handicapping or How to Have Fun at the Track – check it out.

Keeneland Winning Trainer Patterns – by Art Parker of AGameofSkill.com.  Produced twice a year for each Keeneland meet.

 

Horse Racing News Portal

GoatZapper is a fairly new site on the scene but they do an excellent job of aggregating news story from around the industry.

 

Horse Racing Education

Hello Race Fans is an excellent site to learn to more about the great game of horse racing and handicapping.

Racetrack Location Map – where are some tracks located?  Find on the google-based map.

 

Horse Ownership

Equibase provides the public records and statistics on the publicly-sold racing syndicates.  If you are looking to invest, find out how well each ownership group performs.

 

Online & Phone Wagering

Premier Turf Club “Racing’s Best Kept Secret” is licensed in the U.S. by the state of Oregon. This largely unknown ADW has safely and securely handled over $100 million since 2007. What separates Premier Turf Club from other ADWs is the lucrative cash rebates they offer on all wagering. There are no fees to wager, and members get to access FREE high-quality online video. The site offers wagering on over 100 Thoroughbred, Harness and Greyhound racetracks. Each week Premier Turf Club offers a special cash-back promotion on a “bonus track,” whereby players can take advantage of an even higher rebate for their wagering.

To learn more about Premier Turf Club and to claim your higher rebate schedule as AGameofSkill reader, visit this link and enter promo code “AGOS” upon sign-up. If you enter promo code “AGOS” you will receive a cash sign-up bonus and, best of all, higher cash back rewards.

 

1978 Interstate Horse Racing Act

In December 2000, Congress, in spite of the Justice Department’s strong opposition, amended the Interstate Horseracing Act of 1978  and specifically expanded the definition of “interstate off-track wager” to include pari-mutuel wagers transmitted between states by way of telephone or other electronic media, as follows…[learn more via the link].

 

Safety and Integrity

Access the New York State Equine Breakdown, Death, Injury and Incident Database here.

 

Race Horse Retirement

After The Finish Line is a nationally recognized 501(C)(3) funding non-profit for Thoroughbred racehorses that are transitioned off the racetrack into a second career. The donations receivedwill help support Thoroughbreds at rescue organizations across the United States while they await adoption. They are committed to the welfare of these horses, and the organization exists to honor and respect the Thoroughbreds and ensure they have a quality of life when they are done racing.

Numerous Thoroughbreds need assistance everyday. A dignified existence for retired racehorses and broodmares needs to be the norm and not the exception. There is no limit to their potential and desire to succeed off the racetrack. We can empower these horses by giving them the opportunity to awaken their spirit. Our treatment of these animals will empower all of us to be better people for our act of kindness.

It is our privilege to be associated with these magnificent Thoroughbreds. They are celebrities that draw fans to racetracks across the country. In their time of need let’s respect them for their achievements. Their abilities differ greatly. Yet they all gave us their best effort on the racetrack. We will be their voice in time of need. Together we can help support the rescues that accept Thoroughbred horses in their programs.

 

Special Events

Saratoga Racecourse celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2013, so a ton of special events (150, in fact) were planned for the beautiful town in the Adirondacks.

 

Tournaments

The National Handicapping Championship (NHC) is the premier contest event for horseplayers. The 2012 winner in January won $1 million at Treasure Island in Las Vegas! Nearly every weekend, either online or at a racetrack, tournaments are held that are “qualifiers” for the NHC.  You can not buy your way into the prestigious event; rather, you must win your way via  a top finish in a qualifying event. The major event is always held the last weekend of January, the off week for the NFL, in Las Vegas.

The Horse Player World Series is the “little dance” in Las Vegas and was held in 2014 in March at The Orleans, a great local casino off the strip.  Over 700 horseplayers compete annually in this tournament.

 

Harness Racing

Learn more about the Standardbred game of harness racing with the Fan Guide from USTrotting.com. Topics include: Harness Lingo, Where to Go, Who’s Who at the Track and much more.

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