July 28, 2011 -- Fifty-seven horses have been nominated for this year's 42nd running of the Grade 2, $750,000 West Virginia Derby. The 1 1/8-mile event for three-year-olds will anchor a nine-race card comprised entirely of stakes on Saturday afternoon, August 6, at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort.
July 26, 2011 -- It is somewhat rare when you get a stakes race in the middle of the week but that will be the case on Wednesday at Saratoga Race Course with the Grade 2 $150,000 Lake George Stakes . The race has some high profile entrants led by Winter Memories, who is the even money favorite in horse betting.
July 24, 2011 -- Hilvers' and Johnston's Acclamation, a distance-loving California-bred son of Unusual Heat, took command in the opening strides and never was seriously threatened in scoring a wire-to-wire victory in today's 38th running of the Grade I $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes at Del Mar Race Track.
July 22, 2011 -- LAS VEGAS, NV - Two of the biggest races this weekend take place on opposite sides of the country. The big race on Saturday at Saratoga is the $250,000 Grade I Coaching Club American Oaks while Del Mar features the $300,000 Grade 1 Eddie Read Stakes. Here is a look at both of those races and what to expect in horse betting odds.
July 21, 2011 -- SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - A pair of stakes races - the Grade 3, $100,000 Schuylerville for 2-year-old fillies and the $75,000 James Marvin for older sprinters - grace the opening-day card as the 143rd meet gets underway Friday at Saratoga Race Course." The Schuylerville Stakes will be run as race 9 on the 10-race card, following the James Marvin, which drew an outstanding field of 11, featuring Grade 1 winners Gayego, Here Comes Ben, and Jersey Town. First race post time is 1 p.m.
July 20, 2011 -- DATES: Wednesday, July 20, through Wednesday, September 7; 37 days of racing; dark on Mondays and Tuesdays, with the exception of Labor Day Monday (September 5). LOCATION: At the Fairgrounds in Del Mar, west of Interstate 5, 20 miles north of San Diego and approximately 100 miles south of Los Angeles. POST TIMES: First race 2 p.m., except on Fridays when racing begins at 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. post time on Pacific Classic Day, Sunday, August 28. HIGHLIGHTS: Approximately $23 million in purses, including $7 million in advertised stakes money, topped by eight Grade I events, including the $1 million Pacific Classic on Sunday, August 28.
July 20, 2011 -- Ladies and dudes and racing fans of all ages, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club invites you to step right up, see for yourselves and be amazed and entertained when the 72nd season of racing begins this Wednesday (July 20). It may sound like a carnival barker's come-on, but there's some special substance behind the spiel for the 37-day meeting "Where The Turf Meets The Surf."
July 15, 2011 -- An exciting weekend of races in horse wagering is set as Hollywood Park closes out their spring/summer meet. Saturday is highlighted by the Grade 1 $600,000 American Oaks Invitational while the $100,000 Sunset Handicap and $100,000 Juvenile Championship are set for Sunday.
July 12, 2011 -- The old racetrack adage from long ago says with a "filly or mare go to Delaware," and the connections of the best fillies in the country, arguably the two best horse in training in the nation, are heeding that wisdom as the pair prepares to meet for the sixth time at the site where the rivalry began a year ago. Havre de Grace, the current leading filly and mare in the nation, and Blind Luck, the 2010 3-year-old filly champion, are slated to meet again at Delaware Park in the Delaware Handicap. Havre de Grace, locally-owned by Richard Porter's Fox Hill Farm, and California invader Blind Luck, owned by Mark DeDomenico, John Carver, Peter Abruzzo and Jerry Hollendorfer, headline the 74th renewal of the $750,000 Grade II Delaware Handicap this Saturday. The mile-and-a-quarter filly and mare summer classic has attracted a field of five.
July 11, 2011 -- Online horse betting for many handicappers is all about speed. There are some bettors who make their horse bets based solely on the speed figures they see in the Daily Racing Form. Should you be basing all of your handicapping on speed?