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2014 Kentucky Derby Security Restrictions

     Posted on Fri ,18/04/2014 by admin

horse racingThe enhanced security restrictions added last year will once again be in force for the 2014 Kentucky Derby. Be sure to read the rules as many things are banned and will be confiscated, such as large cameras, camcorders, and coolers. There will still be magnetic wand searches of all patrons as well. Check here to make sure you don’t bring anything they will confiscate.

2014 Kentucky Derby Security Restrictions originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 10:17:50.

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Horse Racing: How To Deal With First Time Starter Part 1

     Posted on Thu ,17/04/2014 by admin

How to deal with first time starter horses is to have enough information on them to make a sensible assessment of their potential. First time starters have never ran a race and haven’t made any money yet for its’ owner, trainer or jockey. There is information on first time starters and that amount must be used well. Satisfactory profit can be made from winning such types of races or a race where only one or two first time starters are entered. So what is some of the information available for evaluating them?

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2014 Oaklawn Handicap and Instant Racing Stakes

     Posted on Mon ,14/04/2014 by admin

horse racingAlso on Saturday at Oaklawn, favorite Will Take Charge rallied in the stretch to win the Oaklawn Handicap (G2) by 3/4 of a length over Revolutionary and Carve. Also on the card, Street Story won the Instant Racing Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

2014 Oaklawn Handicap and Instant Racing Stakes originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 03:25:06.

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2014 Arkansas Derby and Northern Spur Stakes at Oaklawn

     Posted on Mon ,14/04/2014 by admin

horse racingSaturday at Oaklawn, longshot Danza drew off to win the Arkansas Derby (G1) by 4 3/4 lengths over Ride On Curlin and favorite Bayern. Also on the card, Bourbonize won the Northern Spur Stakes by a neck over Knock Em Flat. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

2014 Arkansas Derby and Northern Spur Stakes at Oaklawn originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 03:29:15.

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2014 Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn

     Posted on Sun ,13/04/2014 by admin

horse racingClose Hatches went wire-to-wire to win the 2014 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) on Friday at Oaklawn by 1 1/4 lengths over last year’s winner On Fire Baby with Stanwyck third. Also on the card, Breweing Court won the Bachelor Stakes. Get the results, chart, and photos here.

2014 Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at 14:06:22.

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2014 Sovereign Award Winners

     Posted on Sun ,13/04/2014 by admin

Last night the winners of the 2013 Sovereign Awards, the Canadian thoroughbred year-end championships, were announced in a ceremony at Woodbine. Up With The Birds was named Champion 3-year-old Male and Horse of the Year. Trainer Mark Casse won for Outstanding Trainer and jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva won for Outstanding Jockey. Get all the winners and vote totals here.

2014 Sovereign Award Winners originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at 11:44:56.

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Kentucky Derby Horse Players Take Another Hit As Yet Another Track Raises Takeout

     Posted on Fri ,11/04/2014 by admin

Horse racing fans will pay more for the privilege of betting on the Kentucky Derby this year. Churchill Downs, the home of the Kentucky Derby, announced (this week) that it will be raising its takeout for the spring 2014 meet. Takeout is what the track removes from the pools of money before paying off the winners. It is used to pay the purses for each race as well as to provide operating expenses and a profit to the track as well as paying state and municipal taxes and fees. It is the price that horse players pay in order to wager on horse races. So the money that supports horse racing comes from the bettors, the horse players.

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2014 Kentucky Derby Contenders

     Posted on Fri ,11/04/2014 by admin

Just updated! Here is the latest look at the top contenders for this year’s Kentucky Derby with links to profiles for each. With big point preps in full swing, the field is starting to firm up, so check back weekly for updates.

2014 Kentucky Derby Contenders originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at 06:32:15.

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2014 Wood Memorial and Bay Shore at Aqueduct

     Posted on Tue ,08/04/2014 by admin

horse racingSaturday at Aqueduct. Wicked Strong won the $1 million Wood Memorial (G1) on Saturday by 3 1/2 lengths over Samraat and favorite Social Inclusion. Also on the card, Coup de Grace won the Bay Shore Stakes (G3). Get the results, charts, and photos here.

2014 Wood Memorial and Bay Shore at Aqueduct originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Monday, April 7th, 2014 at 15:48:16.

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2014 Carter Handicap and Gazelle Stakes at Aqueduct

     Posted on Tue ,08/04/2014 by admin

horse racingOn the Wood Memorial undercard, Dads Caps won the Carter Handicap (G1) for older sprinters over Sahara Sky and favorite Clearly Now. Also on the card, My Miss Sophia won the Gazelle Stakes (G2) for 3-year-old fillies. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

2014 Carter Handicap and Gazelle Stakes at Aqueduct originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Monday, April 7th, 2014 at 10:43:21.

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