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2014 Oaklawn Handicap and Instant Racing Stakes

Mon ,14/04/2014

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

Mon ,14/04/2014

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

Sun ,13/04/2014

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

Sun ,13/04/2014

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

Fri ,11/04/2014

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

Fri ,11/04/2014

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

Tue ,08/04/2014

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

Tue ,08/04/2014

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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2014 Santa Anita Derby Day

Mon ,07/04/2014

horse racingAt Santa Anita on Saturday, favorite California Chrome won the 2014 Santa Anita Derby (G1) easily by 5 1/4 lengths. Also on the card, Fashion Plate won the Santa Anita Oaks (G1), Nashoba’s Gold won the Providencia Stakes (G3), Rovenna won the Evening Jewel Stakes, and Alert Bay won the Echo Eddie Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 5 races here.

2014 Santa Anita Derby Day originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Monday, April 7th, 2014 at 09:24:21.

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Horse Racing: The Two Types Of Handicapping And How To Grasp Them

Sat ,05/04/2014

Racing’s made of two major parts: Handicapping and Profitcapping. In horse racing there are the two types of handicapping: ‘common’ handicapping and ‘statistical’ handicapping. Common handicapping has two forms: base-common and advanced-common. Statistical handicapping has two forms: base-statistical and advanced-statistical. Both common and statistical handicapping deals with how you’re using factors, sub-factors, angles and sub-angles with the combinations and permutations of these in simple to complex ways. And the testing and use of these to select, pick and choose horses for comparing them and then wagering on them.

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