Betting The Trifecta

Perhaps due to some early success when first dabbling with the wager, the Daily Racing Blog has a certain affinity for the Trifecta. So let’s take a look at the Trifecta, so that perhaps you too can develop a propensity for this popular (and sometimes lucrative) wager. The goal of the Trifecta is to pick the top three finishers in a race in order. The … Continue reading Betting The Trifecta

Breeders’ Cup Is Special

The 38th Breeders’ Cup Championships are set for November 5-6 at Del Mar Race Course. Ever since the late John Gaines’ vision became a reality back in 1984 with the inaugural Breeders’ Cup at Hollywood Park, the event has brought together the best of the best in the horse world to compete in a group of races that offer both money (huge purses) and prestige (influencing the year-end Eclipse … Continue reading Breeders’ Cup Is Special

Play The Double & Pick 3

Horizontal wagers, or bets involving picking the Winners of multiple races in a row, are among the most glamorous in horse racing. There’s nothing that gets bettors and the Daily Racing Blog fired up more than a juicy Pick 4 or Pick 5 sequence. As a result, their counterparts – the Double and the Pick 3 – can often get lost in the shuffle. However, … Continue reading Play The Double & Pick 3

Baffert v NYRA

The Lance Armstrong of Thoroughbred trainers will finally have his day in court. The official hearing for Bob Baffert’s potential suspension from New York Racing Association tracks will begin on January 24th. That date was decided today during the initial meeting between NYRA and Baffert’s attorneys. Today’s meeting was presided over by O. Peter Sherwood, the retired New York State Supreme Court justice serving as … Continue reading Baffert v NYRA

Belmont’s Tribute to FDNY

From air shows to rock concerts, Belmont Park has hosted a wide variety of non-racing events in its more than 115 years of existence. But none of those events are more important than the hundreds of firefighters, their families and others who have gathered at Belmont Park in recent years to climb the equivalent of 110 flights of stairs from the World Trade Center, where … Continue reading Belmont’s Tribute to FDNY

Breeders’ Cup At Saratoga?

On Monday we talked about this years Breeders’ Cup Championships, and how the end-of-year event rotates each season to different iconic racing venues. This year being Del Mar. So this begs the question- why hasn’t the oldest race course in America ever hosted this extravaganza? That’s right, Saratoga has never been home to the Breeders’ Cup. The charm, beauty and the atmosphere at The Spa … Continue reading Breeders’ Cup At Saratoga?

Kendrick Carmouch

Look up the word optimistic in the dictionary and alongside the written definition will be a picture of jockey Kendrick Carmouche. As an example; the other day, Carmouche was asked what was his best finish in the Pennsylvania Derby? The 37-year-old rider smiled – he’s always smiling – and replied, “Saturday. It will be on Saturday.” On record, Carmouche’s best finish in the signature race … Continue reading Kendrick Carmouch

The Boys Are Back In Town

Live racing resumes at beautiful Belmont Park on Thursday, September 16th. First race Post Time is 2:05 for the Twilight racing card. For more than a century, Belmont as been the stage for many of racing’s greatest legends, from CURLIN to RACHEL ALEXANDRA, and SEABISQUIT to CIGAR to name a few. Significant increases to purses were made for the Belmont Spring and Summer meets across … Continue reading The Boys Are Back In Town