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Kentucky Derby 2023

Saturday, May 06, 2023 | 06:00 EDT

HORSE ODDS
Arabian Knight +1400 15.00 14-1
Forte +1000 11.00 10-1
Cave Rock +1600 17.00 16-1
Extra Anejo +1400 15.00 14-1
Arabian Lion +2500 26.00 25-1
National Treasure +3300 34.00 33-1
Havnameltdown +3300 34.00 33-1
Loggins +1400 15.00 14-1
Echo Again +5000 51.00 50-1
Giant Mischief +3300 34.00 33-1
Signator +2500 26.00 25-1
Awesome Strong +8000 81.00 80-1
Blazing Sevens +3300 34.00 33-1
Mr. Ripple +10000 101.00 100-1
Disarm +8000 81.00 80-1
Instant Coffee +6600 67.00 66-1
Super Chow +10000 101.00 100-1
Tapit's Conquest +10000 101.00 100-1
Verifying +5000 51.00 50-1
Capture the Flag +10000 101.00 100-1
Forbidden Secret +10000 101.00 100-1
Fort Bragg +10000 101.00 100-1
Fort Warren +10000 101.00 100-1
Gulfport +10000 101.00 100-1
Hejazi +10000 101.00 100-1
Massimo +10000 101.00 100-1
Hoosier Philly +6600 67.00 66-1
Champions Dream +10000 101.00 100-1

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RACE REPLAY: 2022 Breeders Cup Classic

November 5, 2022

Watch Flightline win the $6 million 2022 Breeders Cup Classic by a record 8+¼ lengths at Keeneland Racetrack in Lexington, KY on Saturday. Life Is Good set the pace early but Flightline turned on the jets at the quarter pole and drew clear for the win, his sixth in as many starts. Credits to the video owner.


RACE REPLAY: 2022 Belmont Stakes

June 11, 2022

Watch Mo Donegal (5-2) beat Nest (8-1) by three lengths to win the 2022 Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, NY on Saturday. Mo Donegal and Nest share the same breeder (Ashview Farm & Colts Neck Stables) and trainer (Todd Pletcher). Irad Ortiz Jr. (Mo Donegal's jockey) and Jose Ortiz (Nest's jockey) are brothers. Skippylongstocking (20-1) finished third while Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike (7-2) finished sixth. Credits to the video owner.


RACE REPLAY: 2022 Preakness Stakes

May 21, 2022

Watch Early Voting (5-1) win the 2022 Preakness Stakes after holding off a late challenge from favorite Epicenter (6-5) at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Saturday. Creative Minister (10-1) finished third. Armagnac (18-1) set the pace early, but coming around the final turn, Early Voting made his move and overtook Armagnac for first place and didn't look back. Epicenter came charging up from the rail but came 2 ¼ lengths short. Credits to the video owner.


RACE REPLAY: 2022 Kentucky Derby

May 7, 2022

Watch 80-1 long-shot Rich Strike stun the field to win the 148th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY, on Saturday, May 7. Rich Strike was in the middle of the pack going into the homestretch but surged past front-runners and favorites Epicenter and Zandon in the final meters of the race. Rich Strike began derby week as an alternate and wasn't added to the field until Friday, when another horse pulled out of the race. Credits to the video owner.


2022 Belmont Stakes results, payouts

  • 6 - Mo Donegal WIN: $7.20 PLACE: $3.80 SHOW: $3.00
  • 3 - Nest PLACE: $5.30 SHOW: $4.10
  • 2 - Skippylongstocking SHOW: $5.60
  • $2.00 Exacta 6-3 $27.60
  • $1.00 Trifecta 6-3-2 $187.50
  • $1.00 Superfecta 6-3-2-1 $692.00

Belmont Stakes Order of Finish

# HORSE
1 Mo Donegal T: Todd Pletcher | J: Irad Ortiz Jr.
2 Nest T: Todd Pletcher | J: Jose Ortiz
3 Skippylongstocking T: Saffie Joseph Jr. | J: Manny Franco
4 We the People T: Rodolphe Brisset | J: Flavien Prat
5 Creative Minister T: Kenny McPeek | J: Brian Hernandez Jr.
6 Rich Strike T: Eric Reed | J: Sonny Leon
7 Barber Road T: John Ortiz | J: Joel Rosario
8 Golden Glider T: Mark Casse | J: Dylan Davis

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2022 Belmont Stakes Odds to win

Saturday, June 11, 2022 | 05:14 EDT

PP HORSE ODDS
1 We the People T: Rodolphe Brisset | J: Flavien Prat +250 3.5 7-2
2 Skippylongstocking T: Saffie Joseph Jr. | J: Manny Franco +2200 23 22-1
3 Nest T: Todd Pletcher | J: Jose Ortiz +750 8.5 17-2
4 Rich Strike T: Eric Reed | J: Sonny Leon +550 6.5 13-2
5 Creative Minister T: Kenny McPeek | J: Brian Hernandez Jr. +650 7.5 15-2
6 Mo Donegal T: Todd Pletcher | J: Irad Ortiz Jr. +265 3.65 62-17
7 Golden Glider T: Mark Casse | J: Dylan Davis +2500 26 25-1
8 Barber Road T: John Ortiz | J: Joel Rosario +1200 13 12-1

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Racing Bet Types

All variations of Basic Horse Racing bet types stem from the premise that you will receive payouts based on the first, second, third and fourth place finishers.

Straight, Single or Win Wager
This is the simplest and most common horse wager. You wager on a race winner at given odds. You collect if your chosen horse is the first to cross the finish line.

Place
A place wager is a wager on a horse to finish either first or second. This means you collect if your selected horse finishes either first or second.

Show
A show wager is a wager on a horse to finish either first, second or third. This means you collect if your selected horse finishes either first, second or third.

Combination Bet
Combinations cover from two to four horses to cross the finish line in a chosen order.

Pick 3
This wager requires the player to pick the winners of three consecutive races. Some race tracks have a rolling pick 3 which is when the player must pick three races in a row and it continues for the next three races.

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Pick 6
This wager requires the player to select the winner of six consecutive races prior to the first race of the pick six. Some tracks place the pick six as the first six races, the middle six races, or the last six races. Many tracks have carry over pools for the pick six that can grow to as high as a million dollars.

The Daily Double
The daily double is a wager on the winner of the first and second race. You win if you pick the winner of the first and second race. Your bet must be placed before the start of the first race.

Quiniela
You win if you pick two horses that finish first and second, in either order, in any single race.

Quiniela Double
Quiniela Double is a combination bet of two winning quinielas in the last two races. Select two horses to win and place, in either order, in each of the last two races. You must win both quinielas to win your Quiniela Double.

Perfecta, Exacta or Exactor
The Perfecta is similar to the Quiniela, except the two horses must finish in the exact order.

Trifecta or Triactor
Pick the first three horses to cross the finish line in exact order.

Superfecta
The straight superfecta is played by picking the first four horses to finish in exact order.

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Horse Race Tips

Here are simple angles that you should watch out for. Carefullly consider these angles, utilize them today where they make sense, and have fun developing your own set of angles that work for you.

Fresh Off the Stable

Some horses run well after an extended period of rest, and some trainers excel with this move, too, getting a horse ready to run one big effort after resting for an extended period of time. If a horse is running off of an extended rest (also known as a 'layoff'), this angle should be considered.

Two ways to look for this angle:

  • Take a look back at a horse's previous efforts running off of a layoff. Did he win or run better than he did in races when he had less rest? If so, then consider betting on him today.

  • Take a look at the trainer angle section. Does this trainer excel with horses running off of layoffs? If that's the case, you may want to play this horse today.

TLC (Tender Loving Care)

It's only logical that horses will show improvement on the race track when moved to a new trainer who conditions his horses in different and sometimes more effective ways than the trainer who previously conditioned the horse or greyhound.

There are two good ways to clue you in to this angle: In claiming races, compare the winning percentage of the current trainer to the previous one. When a horse is claimed, past performances will show you the winning percentages for the year for the last trainer and the new one.

If the new trainer is having a considerably better year than the previous one (let's say the new trainer has 16 percent wins and the old one only had 5 percent wins), then you can upgrade the horse's chances with the new trainer. The trainer stats at the bottom of each past performance give you crucial data about whether a new trainer succeeds with horses moving into his or her barn.

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The Horse for the Course

Some horses just love certain racetracks and aren't nearly as successful elsewhere. A great example is Lemon Drop Kid, who won the Futurity at Belmont as a 2-year-old but never threatened in subsequent stakes races in Kentucky. When he returned home to Belmont he ran a huge race and won the Belmont Stakes at 29-1! Lemon Drop Kid was a horse for the course. He loved Belmont Park. If you see a horse that shows a particularly strong record at today's track, take note because he may be a horse for the course.

The Surface Switch

Some horses excel going from turf to dirt, or vice versa. Why? Turf is sometimes a less jarring surface than dirt. Therefore, if a horse has been racing on turf while his competition has been slaving away on dirt, the turf horse that is back on the dirt might have an advantage. And some horses excel going from dirt to turf because they prefer the more forgiving nature of the grass.

Just What the Doctor Ordered

Treatment with Lasix sometimes leads to a dramatically improved performance from a horse. The medication is prescribed when a horse has bled. Bleeding is a result of the rupturing of tiny blood vessels in the lungs, which is usually caused from overexertion in a horse's previous race.

Below are some hints you can use when it comes to Lasix:

  • If you're looking for the big improvement with a horse running on Lasix for the first time, it's best if you see a solid workout since his last race. This indicates the horse may be training well on Lasix and should be ready to 'pop' first time out on this medication.

  • Sometimes horses will show big improvement on Lasix when running on the medication for the second time. If the horse didn't show big improvement first time on the medication, second time Lasix can be an interesting angle, too! Always look at the DRF Trainer Stats at the bottom of each past performance to see if a trainer has a positive history with horses running First-Time Lasix.

  • If they've won 15 to 20 percent or more with their horses adding Lasix for the first time, this is a very positive sign that the horse's performance should improve with the addition of Lasix.

  • Horses adding Lasix for the first time who are 2- 3- or 4-yearsolds, or are that age and coming over from Europe for the first time, are more likely to 'pop' first time on Lasix than older horses.

The Distance Specialist

Some horses just love certain distances. Others have the ability to handle tricky distances that many horses struggle with. For example, when you see a horse running a marathon distance of 1 1/2 miles, you should understand that 1 1/2 miles is a distance that many horses just can't handle. Fortunately, race cards provide this crucial distance data in the career box. This data helps you find horses that have previously excelled at tricky distances such as 1 1/2 miles.

If you see a horse that shows a particularly strong record at the distance on that surface, take note - he may be a distance specialist.

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November 28 - December 4 Race Schedule

DATE FIRST POST* TRACK
28 MON 2:00
AM
Birmingham Turf Club Birmingham, AL
11:55
AM
Parx Racing Bensalem, PA
12:45
PM
Mahoning Valley Race Course Youngstown, OH
2:00
PM
Zia Park Hobbs, NM
2:10
PM
Turf Paradise Phoenix, AZ
7:00
PM
Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort Chester, WV
29 TUE 11:55
AM
Parx Racing Bensalem, PA
12:45
PM
Mahoning Valley Race Course Youngstown, OH
2:00
PM
Zia Park Hobbs, NM
2:10
PM
Turf Paradise Phoenix, AZ
6:00
PM
Penn National Grantville, PA
7:00
PM
Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort Chester, WV
30 WED 11:55
AM
Parx Racing Bensalem, PA
12:32
PM
Tampa Bay Downs Oldsmar, FL
12:45
PM
Mahoning Valley Race Course Youngstown, OH
2:40
PM
Turf Paradise Phoenix, AZ
5:55
PM
Delta Downs Vinton, LA
Turfway Park Florence, KY
6:00
PM
Penn National Grantville, PA
6:35
PM
Evangeline Downs Opelousas, LA
7:00
PM
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Charles Town, WV
Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort Chester, WV
8:07
PM
Remington Park Oklahoma City, OK
01 THU 12:10
PM
Gulfstream Park Hallandale, FL
12:20
PM
Aqueduct Ozone Park, NY
12:45
PM
Mahoning Valley Race Course Youngstown, OH
2:10
PM
Turf Paradise Phoenix, AZ
2:15
PM
Fair Grounds New Orleans, LA
4:50
PM
Woodbine Rexdale, ON
5:55
PM
Delta Downs Vinton, LA
Turfway Park Florence, KY
6:35
PM
Evangeline Downs Opelousas, LA
7:00
PM
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Charles Town, WV
7:05
PM
Lone Star Park Grand Prairie, TX
8:07
PM
Remington Park Oklahoma City, OK
02 FRI 12:05
PM
Laurel Park Laurel, MD
12:10
PM
Gulfstream Park Hallandale, FL
12:20
PM
Aqueduct Ozone Park, NY
12:35
PM
Tampa Bay Downs Oldsmar, FL
1:20
PM
Woodbine Rexdale, ON
1:55
PM
Hawthorne Stickney, IL
2:15
PM
Fair Grounds New Orleans, LA
3:30
PM
Del Mar Del Mar, CA
3:45
PM
Golden Gate Fields Albany, CA
5:55
PM
Delta Downs Vinton, LA
Turfway Park Florence, KY
6:00
PM
Penn National Grantville, PA
6:35
PM
Evangeline Downs Opelousas, LA
7:00
PM
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Charles Town, WV
7:05
PM
Lone Star Park Grand Prairie, TX
8:07
PM
Remington Park Oklahoma City, OK
03 SAT 12:10
PM
Gulfstream Park Hallandale, FL
12:15
PM
Laurel Park Laurel, MD
Mahoning Valley Race Course Youngstown, OH
12:20
AM
Aqueduct Ozone Park, NY
12:35
PM
Tampa Bay Downs Oldsmar, FL
12:45
PM
Turfway Park Florence, KY
1:20
PM
Woodbine Rexdale, ON
1:55
PM
Hawthorne Stickney, IL
2:00
PM
Zia Park Hobbs, NM
2:15
PM
Fair Grounds New Orleans, LA
2:40
PM
Turf Paradise Phoenix, AZ
3:30
PM
Del Mar Del Mar, CA
3:45
PM
Golden Gate Fields Albany, CA
5:55
PM
Delta Downs Vinton, LA
6:35
PM
Evangeline Downs Opelousas, LA
7:00
PM
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Charles Town, WV
7:05
PM
Lone Star Park Grand Prairie, TX
8:07
PM
Remington Park Oklahoma City, OK
9:00
PM
Los AlamitosLos Alamitos, CA
04 SUN 12:10
PM
Gulfstream Park Hallandale, FL
12:15
AM
Laurel Park Laurel, MD
12:20
PM
Aqueduct Ozone Park, NY
1:20
PM
Woodbine Rexdale, ON
1:55
PM
Hawthorne Stickney, IL
2:00
PM
Zia Park Hobbs, NM
2:15
PM
Fair Grounds New Orleans, LA
3:30
PM
Del Mar Del Mar, CA
3:45
PM
Golden Gate Fields Albany, CA
7:00
PM
Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort Chester, WV
8:00
PM
Los Alamitos Los Alamitos, CA

*ALL TIMES ET

A Racecard is a printed program containing details about a race meeting. It usually lists the scheduled races, the names of the horses, and other pertinent race information. A racecard helps bettors make an informed betting choice. Move your mouse over the sample racecard below to view a description of the information presented.


Race Time

The race's starting time.


Purse

The purse is the prize money that is split between the owner, trainer and jockey and possibly others in the winning group. Prize money is also distributed, on a sliding scale, to those finishing in the first few places.


Distance

Flat races are usually run at distances from 5 to 12 furlongs. A furlong is one eighth of a mile or 0.2 km.


Program Number

This is the race number.


Morning Line Odds

The horse's odds at the start of the day. This changes as the day progresses and more bets are placed.


Saddle Cloth Color

This is included to help the spectators and bettors identify their horses at a distance.


Post Position

The position assigned to the horse in the starting gate.


Horse Name

Owners often use a name that stands out and is easily recalled by bettors. This is done since the horse's name is often used by many neophyte bettors to select their bet.


Horse Color

The major colors are bay, chestnut, black, brown, white, gray, pinto (patches of brown, white and black), buckskin, dun, and roan.


Sex

Contains an abbreviation of the horse's sex - c: colt; f: filly; h: thoroughbred age of 5 or older; g: gelding.


Age

All horses count January 1 as their birth date. Individual horses mature at different ages. Most horses reach mental maturity at around seven or eight years old, when their behavior generally becomes calmer and more accepting.

Sire & Dam

The names of the horse's parents. The dam's sire is often included.

This data is useful for bettors to determine possible horse performance through lineage.


Breeder

The person who handled the horse's upbringing.


Weight

The amount of weight, including the jockey, which the horse will carry.

Many jockeys are on strict diets so they can 'make the weight' for their rides.


Claiming Price

The Claiming Price is the price at which the horse is available for sale to a qualified buyer.

As not all horses are competitors in stakes level races, racing in the claiming ranks gives the opportunity to race against horses of similar caliber.

Thus, for example, when a horse easily wins against $5,000 claimers, he may be moved up in value to avoid his being claimed.

More prominent tracks would generally feature horses of higher value.

Claiming Prices vary from $5,000 to $150,000 depending on the track.


Trainer

The trainer is responsible for getting the horse in perfect shape for race day.


Owner

The owner pays for a horse's training, and is eager to receive a return on his investments.


Jockey

The rider has a massive part to play in a big race.

His ability to guide the horse in the race often spells the difference between victory and defeat.


Jockey's Silks

The rider's silks differentiate one mount from another, and are crucial to viewers who want to distinguish which horse they have backed.

The variations can include spots, hoops, stars and stripes.

A more recent innovation is the use of a sponsors' logo.

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Summary of Results

This section includes a breakdown of the horse's racing results during the current year, during his lifetime, under wet track conditions, on the same distance and on the same track. It also lists the horse's previous earnings.

It also contains the horse class rating which is a mark that is based on the horse's speed in previous races, with emphasis placed on recent performance and races run at today's distance. It's usually a number between 50.0 and 100.0.


Summary of Races & Performance

This section is usually found on the lower portion of a horse's slot on a racecard and contains a performance summary of the horse's most recent races. It includes the following:

  • Date, track and race number
  • Race Distance - expressed in terms of miles and furlongs
  • Track Condition - tracks may be wet fast (wf), fast (ft), good (gd), slow (sl), wet slow (ws), rain affected (ra) and others
  • Type of Race - races may be maiden race (Mdn), starter race (Str), claiming race (Clm), allowance race (Alw), or stakes race (Stk).
  • Purse Amount - the race prize
  • Pace Figure - a speed rating averaged over several points of call
  • Points of Call - horse times, positions and distance from the leader at the First Call, Second Call, Third Call and Stretch Call
  • Final Position - the horse's position at the finish; the number usually contains a whole number and a mixed numeral -- the whole number denotes the horse's order of finish while the mixed numeral denotes the measurement of lengths behind the winner
  • Jockey's name - the jockey that rode the horse in the race
  • Final Odds - the horse's odds at the start of the race
  • Speed Figure - this is a comparison of the horse's time with the best time at the distance at that track in the last three years
  • Company Line - the first, second and third-place horses in the race and the margins separating each one
  • Comments - the horse's performance as written by a chart caller; the highlights are on the trouble encountered in the race and how he finished