HORSE BETTING NEWS
August 5, 2011 -- One of the best races this weekend takes place on Saturday afternoon at Saratoga Race Course with the 84th running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Whitney Handicap. The field of 11 is led by Grade I winners Giant Oak, Morning Line, Rail Trip and Tizway. The race is expected to be extremely competitive as seven horses are listed with single-digit horse betting odds.
August 4, 2011 -- Post positions have been drawn for the 42nd running of the Grade 2, $750,000 West Virginia Derby. The 1 1/8-mile race for three-year-olds highlights a nine-race card (comprised entirely of open company stakes) to be run this Saturday, August 6, at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort.
August 3, 2011 -- If you are a horse player then you need to know about rebates because they can turn you from a losing player into a winning one. A horse betting rebate is simply getting cash back for every wager you make whether it wins or loses. Let's look at just how important horse rebates can be to you when you bet on horses.
August 2, 2011 -- Most people know Toby Keith for his success as a country music singer-songwriter, and for good reason. The 50-year-old Keith has had 19 Number One singles, and this year marks the release of his fifteenth studio album. But Keith is also a Thoroughbred racehorse owner. And one of his horses, a three- year-old colt with the misspelled name of Sherriff Cogburn, will go to the post this Saturday in the Grade 2, $750,000 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort.
August 2, 2011 -- Bob Baffert, now age 58, has thrice been honored with Eclipse Awards as North America's outstanding horse trainer. And he was a 2009 inductee to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, New York.
July 29, 2011 -- Two high profile horses will be going up against each other on Sunday in the $1 million dollar Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. Preakness winner Shackleford takes on Belmont Stakes winner Ruler On Ice. The winner of Sunday's race that can be seen live on ABC gets an automatic spot in November's Breeders' Cup Classic.
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.