Major Deal between Paddy Power Betfair and Fan Duel?

Paddy Power Betfair Plc is in talks to merge its U.S. unit with closely held website FanDuel as the Irish bookmaker positions itself for expanded sports betting in the U.S. following a Supreme Court ruling this week.  “Discussions are ongoing and … [Continue reading]

2018 Preakness Notes – Part I

Press Release BALTIMORE – Kentucky Derby (G1) runner-up Good Magic will run in the 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course, trainer Chad Brown announced on Sunday. The morning after Good Magic finished 2½ lengths behind Justify over … [Continue reading]

Congratulations to Jockey Edgar Prado

Great rider scores 7,000 victory With a victory aboard Anthony Merlino's Thefundsarelow in the 6th race Tuesday afternoon at Parx, jockey Edgar Prado won the 7,000th race of his Hall of Fame career. Inducted into racing's Hall of Fame in August of … [Continue reading]

Justify is the early prohibitive favorite in the Preakness

Justify is the early favorite in the Preakness, but he's also far from a sure thing D. Wayne Lukas chimes in on this year's 2nd jewel in the Triple Crown.  “Yes, [the field] can beat him,” Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, who has two Preakness … [Continue reading]

U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Legalized Sport Betting

Monday, May 14, 2018 According to CNN: "The Supreme Court cleared the way [today] for states to legalize sports betting, striking down a 1992 federal law that had prohibited most states from authorizing sports betting. The court said the federal … [Continue reading]

Top NY-based Trainer Looking to Invade Maryland Again

Though based in New York, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin has shipped in to win some of Maryland's most prestigious stakes over the years, among them the 2006 Pimlico Special – the first of six straight Grade 1 wins and the North American debut for … [Continue reading]

G3 Peter Pan Stakes Today at Belmont

Saturday's Grade 3, $350,000 Peter Pan at Belmont Park has long been a historic race for 3-year-olds on the New York racing circuit. In addition to honoring a champion, the 1 1/8-mile race has served as a stepping stone towards a start in the Grade … [Continue reading]

Keeneland 2018 Spring Meet Has Near-Record Wagering

Is Horse Racing Dead? Not in Kentucky Keeneland closed its 2018 Spring Meet on Friday with near-record all-sources wagering on Keeneland of more than $157 million, highlighted by an all-time single-day handle record on Toyota Blue Grass Day and … [Continue reading]

Championship Pimlico Meet Opens Today. Highlighted by Preakness Day

Championship racing returns to Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md., Thursday for the opening of its 12-day Preakness Meet at Pimlico, highlighted by the 143rd running of the $1.5 million, Grade 1 Preakness Stakes Saturday, May 19. The Middle … [Continue reading]

“Off the Charts” Horses to Watch and Trip Notes – May 10, 2018

KEENELAND RIVERBOAT GAMBLER (Race 2 at KEE, 4/18/18) - this first timer by the speedy Justin Phillip was put in a difficult spot breaking from the rail going 7 furlongs in his debut.  Despite those obstacles the Barbara Minshall runner ran very … [Continue reading]