The COVID-19 pandemic touched every aspect American life. In the grand scheme of things wagering on horse racing rightfully took a backseat over the past year and a half to the essential tasks we all focused on to keep ourselves and our families safe and help our neighbors as much as possible. Throughout the pandemic those who are passionate about horse racing had to pursue other … Continue reading Advance Deposit Wagering
The New York Racing Association today announced three new hospitality areas at Saratoga Race Course set to debut during the upcoming 2021 summer meet. The Spa Verandas at the Top of The Stretch, Tailgate at the Turn picnic area and the newly expanded section of The Stretch will welcome fans for the first time on Opening Day, Thursday, July 15th. “As we prepare to welcome … Continue reading Viewing Saratoga
America’s Track– Saratoga Race Course announced Wednesday that the track would open all sections at 100 percent capacity when its elite summer meet begins on Thursday, July 15th. With 70 percent of adult New Yorkers now vaccinated against COVID-19, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday declared the immediate removal of COVID-19 protocols and restrictions for nearly all activities and industries, including outdoor sports and entertainment … Continue reading Saratoga Open For All
Bob Baffert is becoming (or already is) horse racing’s version of Lance Armstrong. Lie. Deny. Distract. Rinse and Repeat. In the distraction portion of Baffert’s strategy he is now suing the New York Racing Association in federal court in an attempt to end his indefinite suspension. The suspension was levied after MEDINA SPIRIT tested positive on a routine drug test following the Kentucky Derby. Baffert’s … Continue reading Baffert = Lance Armstrong
We would like to think that regular readers of the Daily Racing Blog are by now somewhat familiar with the basics of wagering. But for those inquiring minds that would like to delve a bit deeper, we give you these FAQ’s. How Are The Odds Determined? The track handicapper sets the Morning Line, which are the odds he believes the horses will be at Post … Continue reading Does The IRS Need To Know ?
Five weeks until America’s Racetrack– Saratoga begins it summer meet. Which means there is still plenty of racing at Belmont Park before the NYRA crew heads north. Belmont is one of the country’s largest tracks, both in terms of stature and of size. Its 1 ½-mile circumference makes it the largest dirt track in the country. Its high-quality racing and massive media exposure make it … Continue reading Make Bank At Belmont
Horse racing can be a confusing sport, regardless of how long you’ve been following the game. In an on-going effort to continue educating both the racing neophytes as well as railbirds, here are a few things you may or may not know about The Sport Of Kings. 1. Where does a horse go after the race? After a horse is unsaddled near the Winner’s Circle, … Continue reading Some Basic Questions
A field of eight 3-year-olds will start in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes. This is the smallest field since 2015, and it is the first time since 2010 that there are no horses that have competed in all three legs of the Triple Crown. The field includes five horses that appeared in the Kentucky Derby (G1) five weeks ago and two that ran in … Continue reading The Belmont Stakes Winner Is…
Saratoga Race Course will re-open to fans at near-full capacity when the 2021 summer meet commences on July 15th. In order to re-open Saratoga Race Course to fans at near-full capacity, the New York Racing Association will designate most sections for vaccinated fans only, including the popular Saratoga backyard. Officials said the policy aligns with current state guidance for large outdoor sports and entertainment venues, which … Continue reading Saratoga Is Back !
Founded in 1918 the United States Remount Service systematically began breeding horses for the U.S. Cavalry. As a part of the Quartermaster Corps, its roots go back to the expansion of the Union Army during the early going of the Civil War. Thoroughbred horses played a vital role in the U.S. Cavalry and Artillery. Military vehicles were relatively new and prone to problems. Horses were … Continue reading The U.S. Army Remount Service