Second-Half Surge Propels David Gutfreund to NHC Tour Championship

Second-Half Surge Propels David Gutfreund to NHC Tour Championship

LEXINGTON, Ky. (January 17, 2019) – One of the most remarkable stretches in the history of the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) Tour propelled longtime contest player David Gutfreund to five tournament victories in the second half of the year … [Continue reading]

Getting to Know the BCBC Boys – Tournament Players

All In for the Win: Getting to Know the BCBC Boys

Nice profile / handicapping piece from a few years ago by Ren Hakim Carothers We’ve long marketed our sport as that of kings. While this packaging does reflect the money that goes into breeding, training, and running these majestic athletes, … [Continue reading]

Amoss with Live Longshot in early Kentucky Derby Prep

Good horses are blessed with natural talent, but heart and the ability to overcome adversity is often what takes them to the next level. In just five career starts, Roiland has checked all the boxes, but Saturday's Grade III $200,000 Lecomte Stakes … [Continue reading]

Guaranteed $2M Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpots Beginning Saturday 1/19

Santa Anita cancelled Thursday due to Weather and will resume Friday SANTA ANITA TO GUARANTEE $2 MILLION SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOTS BEGINNING THIS SATURDAY; POPULAR 20 CENT WAGER TO HAVE JACKPOT GUARANTEE FOR EIGHT RACING DAYS PRIOR TO … [Continue reading]

$883,200 Pick Six Jackpot at Santa Anita for Thursday 1/17

For the 13th consecutive racing day, there was no 20 cent Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot winner at Santa Anita, resulting in a Jackpot carryover into Thursday of $883,200. First post time for an eight-race card on Thursday is at 1 p.m. With a … [Continue reading]

3 for 1 Churchill Downs’ CHDN Stock Split

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As previously announced on October 31, 2018, the Board of Directors of Churchill Downs Incorporated (“the Company”) (Nasdaq: CHDN) approved a three-for-one split of the Company’s common stock (the … [Continue reading]

Understanding Claiming Prices in Horse Racing

Understanding Claiming Prices and Why Numbers Can Be Deceiving

and Why Numbers Can Be Deceiving As much as numbers don’t lie, they can confuse you. In claiming races, numbers like 12,500 can have different meanings. Sometimes, horses who run for the same $12,500 claiming price at different tracks can face … [Continue reading]

The World’s Most Beautiful Race Courses

World's most beautiful race courses: From beaches to frozen lakes

If the thunder of hooves and the thrill of the racing doesn't grab you, the sublime settings surely will. From the grounds of a 16th-century chateau, to beaches, snow-covered lakes, glorious greensward and a track squeezed among skyscrapers, the … [Continue reading]

Purchase of Presque Isle Downs & Casino by Churchill Finalized

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan., 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI” or “the Company”) (Nasdaq: CHDN) today announced that it has completed the previously announced purchase of Presque Isle Downs & Casino (“Presque Isle”) in Erie, … [Continue reading]

Scandal in $2.5M Sports Betting contest?

Leader prevented from making final wager in $2.5M sports betting contest

Ugly Ending to DraftKings Sports Betting National Championship A national sports betting handicapping contest with a $2.5 million prize pool ended in controversy Sunday in New Jersey, after the Day 3 leader was prevented from making his final wager … [Continue reading]