Casino industry launches campaign to legalize sports betting

WASHINGTON -- Casino industry officials on Monday launched a new campaign to legalize sports betting, something New Jersey has been trying to get for years. They're behind the new American Sports Betting Coalition, which is trying to get Congress to … [Continue reading]

Secretariat and the Greatest Horse Racing Performace Ever

"It was like the Lord was holding onto the reins and Secretariat was one of his creatures." His performance on the track in Elmira, New York, back in 1973 placed a close second behind basketball star Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game on ESPN's … [Continue reading]

Royal Ascot Set to Thrill the NBC Audience Later This Month

Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire, England has agreed a deal with NBC to broadcast all five days of the Royal Ascot Festival starting on June 20th. But what can US audiences expect from the royal extravaganza? The world's most prestigious race meeting … [Continue reading]

A New Reality? Santa Anita Adjusts to 3-day Race Week

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SANTA ANITA ADJUSTS RACING SCHEDULE OVER NEXT TWO WEEKS    NO LIVE RACING ON THURSDAY, JUNE 15 & THURSDAY, JUNE 22; ADDITIONAL RACES TO BE OFFERED ON FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS   ARCADIA, Calif. (June, 2017)—With Santa Anita’s … [Continue reading]

Nilsen’s Full-card Belmont Stakes Analysis 2017

with Wagering Strategies & Spot Plays by Rich Nilsen Get the complete analysis of the 2017 Belmont Stakes with Nilsen's value play selections for the big race.  There may not be a Triple Crown on the line, but just like last year, this is a … [Continue reading]

Belmont Favorite Irish War Cry Looks to Rebound on Saturday

ELMONT, N.Y. -- The last time we saw New Jersey's horse, he was making a left turn, looking for a street that didn't exist at the start of the Kentucky Derby. Quicker than you can shout, "Typical Jersey driver!" the inevitable happened. The Jersey … [Continue reading]

2017 Belmont Stakes Field is Wide Open

The 149th running of the Belmont Stakes this Saturday won't include the Kentucky Derby (Always Dreaming) or Preakness (Cloud Computing) winners but could attract its largest field since a record 15 broke from the starting gate in 1983. Source: … [Continue reading]

Met Mile Contender Wows Trainer

NYRA PRESS DEPARTMENT Shadwell Stable's multiple Grade 2 winner Mohaymen put an exclamation point on his final preparations for the Grade 1, $1.2 million Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap June 10with a bullet five-furlong breeze Sunday … [Continue reading]

AGOS Horses to Watch – Belmont Park, more – June 5, 2017

Horses to Watch for AGOS Visitors Belmont Park 5/29/17 Race  #4 - Ancient Secret - 1 mile turf She was making her first start of the 2017 season for Chad Brown. Irad Ortiz in the saddle and was tracking perfectly in the two path and … [Continue reading]

No Derby or Preakness winner, but 2017 Belmont Stakes has intrigue

Here we are again, facing a second consecutive Belmont Stakes without a Triple Crown on the line. And this year, the field won't include either the Kentucky Derby or Preakness winner, the first time both have skipped the race voluntarily since 2010. … [Continue reading]