The Stronach Group announced today the inaugural Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship, a handicapping tournament that will offer a prize pool guaranteed at $300,000 but estimated to be more than $500,000. The two-day contest will be held at Gulfstream Park on January 26-27 with satellite locations being offered at Santa Anita Park, Laurel Park and […]
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Isabelle de Tomaso's Irish War Cry, the epitome of a “house horse,” will break from the rail as the favorite in Sunday's 50th running of the $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. An ultra-competitive field of seven was drawn for the mile and an eighth Grade 1 fixture here Thursday, including Battle of […]
Green Lantern Stable's multiple graded stakes winner A. P. Indian is set to make his Saratoga Race Course return in the Grade 1, $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap for 3-year-olds and up at six furlongs on Saturday. Carded as Race 8, the Vanderbilt is one of four stakes on Saturday's 11-race program, anchored by the […]
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The 2017 Bill Handleman Memorial Award went to Tom Cassidy of TVG for outstanding coverage of last year's $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational. Inaugurated in 2012, the Handleman Memorial Award honors outstanding media coverage of the Haskell Invitational, Monmouth Park's signature race. “Tommy is a very deserving winner of the Handleman Award,” said Bob Kulina, […]
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Beginning with its card on August 17, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races will offer patrons the opportunity to play a new 20-cent Pick 6 wager, the Charles Town 6-12. Similar to previously implemented wagers at other venues, the Charles Town 6-12 will require the bettor to select the winner of 6 consecutive races on […]
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today the continuation of the Cross-Country Pick 4 for Sunday, July 30 that will include the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park and the Grade 3 Shuvee at Saratoga Race Course. The Cross-Country Pick 4 starts with Race 11 at Monmouth, with an approximate post time […]
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This year's fourth of five free online qualifiers for the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) is set for Sunday on HorsePlayers.com, the official online qualifying site of the NHC. The top five finishers will earn automatic berths to the NTRA National Horseplayers Championship Presented by Racetrack Television Network, STATS Race Lens™ and Treasure Island Las Vegas, […]
Dream It Is, a 2-year-old daughter of Shackleford, announced her presence to the racing world in a big way last Friday, dominating Saratoga's G3 Schuylerville Stakes by nine lengths. “To win by nine at Saratoga, you just don't expect that,” said trainer Barbara Minshall, 60. “You don't know that going in. We just went there […]
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Controversy reigned at Yarmouth when it was discovered that the Charlie McBride-trained Mandarin Princess, winner of the opening two-year-old race, was in fact stablemate Millie's Kiss. The mistake was only discovered after the 50-1 outsider had overturned the 4-6 favorite Fyre Cay on her racecourse debut in the six-furlong novice auction stakes for juveniles. Millie's Kiss, […]