PA Track and Casino to Resume Horse Racing on July 27

Presque Isle Downs and Casino to Reopen Friday at Noon; Horse Racing to Resume July 27

All guests and staff will be required to wear masks and will have their temperature checked at the door, according to the casino. Only the main, south, and north entrances will be open for guests to use. The casino will open half its slot … [Continue reading]

Illinois Horse Racing and Sports Issue Still Pending

Illinois’ Arlington Park, ITHA Still Trying To Hammer Out Contract

Despite moving to the brink of a two-year contract for horse racing in 2020 and 2021, Arlington Park and the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association have yet to put pen to paper on an agreement and forced the Illinois Racing Board to recess its … [Continue reading]

Make It a Trio. European Racehorse Stradivarius Wins Gold Cup at Royal Ascot Again

Stradivarius was on hand to produce a breathtaking performance to carve a niche for itself as the third horse to win three successive Gold Cups at Royal Ascot. Frankie Dettori took his time on the ground which had been softened by rain and … [Continue reading]

$67.7M in Handle on Belmont Stakes Day 2020. Tiz The Law Dominates.

Saturday's 12-race Belmont Stakes Day card, featuring six graded stakes and highlighted by Tiz the Law's victory in the 152nd running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes, generated all-sources handle of $67,753,336. Tiz the Law, the … [Continue reading]

Mandatory Rainbow Six Payoff Set at Santa Anita for Sunday

Sunday’s closing day of Santa Anita’s shortened spring meet could include a massive mandatory payout of the Rainbow Pick Six if no one ticket hits the 20-cent wager Saturday. Heading into Friday’s nine-race card, there was a $924,314 Jackpot … [Continue reading]

Nilsen’s Belmont Stakes Analysis

by Rich Nilsen, founder of To say this is an unusual Triple Crown year would be a huge understatement.  We have a 1 1/8 miles Belmont Stakes as the first jewel of the Triple Crown with the second and third legs not run until … [Continue reading]

Belmont Stakes and Undercard Notes

Source: NYRA Press Office A history-making Saturday will see the 152nd running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park serve as the Triple Crown's first leg for the first time in history. Sackatagoa Stable's Tiz the Law headlines … [Continue reading]

Little Racetrack expecting big business out of the gates from online horse betting

JONES: Century Mile expecting big business out of the gates from online horse betting

So, what betting handle total will Edmonton’s Century Mile hit next Sunday when the track reopens with no fans onsite? I’m putting the over-under at a million dollars. You should know that the average handle for thoroughbred racing in the … [Continue reading]

Handicapping Tip of the Day #58 – The Fewer This The Better

Fewer Negatives the Better By ART PARKER   About forty years ago on a sunny Saturday afternoon, I sat in the old grandstand building at Fair Grounds in New Orleans. I was in the area where you had a seat without a table among many … [Continue reading]

The Belmont Stakes this Year. What You Need to Know.

What to know about the 152nd Belmont Stakes

When is the 2020 Belmont Stakes? The 152st Belmont Stakes is on Saturday, June 20. Post time will be at approximately 5:42 p.m. ET. What is unique about the Belmont Stakes? The Belmont is the final test for horses seeking a Triple Crown title. … [Continue reading]