Is horse racing a game of skill or a game of chance? Maybe it’s both. To reach the greatest heights in racing, you not only need great skill, but also a bevy of factors to properly align.
In 2015, American Pharoah proved himself early, overcoming troubled starts and bad weather, while taking down the competition time and time again. After his win in the Kentucky Derby (gr. 1), it was clear this was a special horse that could make his own luck.
The Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown racing season is getting close. There are many ways to handicap a race ranging from workout times, pedigrees, past performances and speed. But, what a bout post position?
Check out what horse racing expert Eric Floyd has to say.
As the winner of the National Handicapping Championship Tour, Jonathon Kinchen is now eligible for a $2 million bonus if he also wins the NHC finale, which carries an $800,000 first-place prize.
He will have the maximum two of more than 600 entries for the Jan. 28-30 championship held in Las Vegas at Treasure Island Casino.
Trackside Jennie Rees caught up with the horseplayer in this Q&A.
So-called “daytime” tracks require a different betting strategy than nighttime ovals, primarily because the difference in jockeyÂ quality can cause results to be much less predictable. Try these six tips for making the most of betting off the beaten path.
History was made this June with a stunning and unlikely feat. After a thirty-seven year interlude, one horse, American Pharoah, won each of the three major races that make up the Triple Crown: the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes.
Since the first Triple Crown winner in 1919, Sir Barton, only 12 horses have been awarded the prestigious honor, making this triumphant victory so gallant and thrilling to those who follow horse racing, as well as to those who became intrigued with the magnificence of this standout horse.
This year will see horse racing celebrate the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby, the 140th Preakness Stakes, and 147th Belmont Stakes: and just 11 horses have captured all three. Unlike any other sport where an athlete can try for a Triple Crown over and over, a horse only has one chance to be three-years-old on the first Saturday in May.
EARLY LAST MARCH WHILE ordering a cup of coffee at the Clubhouse Turn CafÃ© inside Tampa Bay Downs, I overheard a patron boisterously proclaim to everyone within earshot that he had caught the daily double for $116. Normally my spirit would revel alongside such a...
HORSERACING: LIVE AND ONLINE DAY AT THE RACES IS NO LONGER LIKE it was a generation or two ago when betting on horse racing was virtually restricted to wagering at the track where live racing was being held. A boom in simulcast off-track betting (OTB) locations...
Known as the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, theÂ Preakness StakesÂ is held two weeks after theÂ Kentucky Derby,Â but that hasnâ??t always been the case? Read below to learn when exactly the Preakness has been run in the past in addition to other...
Few factors can be as meaningful in handicapping a horse race as a jockey switch. While even the best of jockeys lose two out of three races, when one of a circuitâ??s top riders hops aboard a horse itâ??s a reason to take a careful look at that runner. When you can...