Archive for September, 2011

New Race Meets Starting Up Coast to Coast

by Horstradamus

posted on September 9, 2011 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, News, Other Events | No Comments >>

As the weather cools down a bit and the autumn weather slowly arrives, the major race meets of the summer are wrapping up and other tracks are getting ready to open their doors. After another successful summer at Saratoga Race Course, the New York Racing Authority (NYRA) will shift the action to Belmont Park for […]

Instant Racing Comes to Kentucky

by Horstradamus

posted on September 7, 2011 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, News, | No Comments >>

In an attempt to increase revenue at US racetracks, many local jurisdictions have turned towards slot machines and table games in order to boost their business.  While some states like Florida and Arkansas have approved Vegas-style slot machines and live poker tables, others have struggled against political opposition to other forms of gambling besides the […]

Bridge Jumping Not for the Faint of Heart

If you ask professional or serious horseplayers their opinions on show betting, most will tell you to not waste too much time with this type of bet.  As the easiest bet to hit on the wagering menu, payouts are low.  Even if you are an excellent handicapper, it is hard to make money betting on […]

Season’s Greetings and Partings

by John Engelhardt

posted on September 1, 2011 in Uncategorized | No Comments >>

Hurricane Irene is racing up the east coast right now, but all is well here in the midwest. Had the option to go backslapping with a buddy at A.J.’s Roadhouse who won the first race today – or take in an evening as the lone soul in the grandstand enjoying a Cuban cigar jockey Francisco […]

Exotic and New Horse Racing Bets for the Budget-Minded Player

by Horstradamus

posted on September 1, 2011 in Educational Articles, General Discussion, Horse Racing | No Comments >>

While huge payouts associated with multi-race wagers like the Pick-6 grab all the attention and headlines, there are a variety of other exotic and new wagers that offer a lot of betting action for a smaller investment.  While some of these bets have been around for a long time, there are a lot of horseplayers […]