Month: January 2019

Saturday Stakes Racing: The SAN GABRIEL STAKES at Santa Anita

Santa Anita Race Track

by: Rich Bieglmeier This is probably the last of the slow holiday related weekends of stakes racing. The number of big bankroll races will start to heat up with the Pegasus World Cup coming in three weeks and all the Kentucky Derby prep races shortly thereafter. There are six stakes races this Saturday with money…

Understanding Claiming Prices and Why Numbers Can Be Deceiving

As much as numbers don’t lie, they can confuse you. In claiming races, numbers like 12,500 can have different meanings. Sometimes, horses who run for the same $12,500 claiming price at different tracks can face different levels of competition. At Aqueduct, for example, a horse racing in a $12,500 claimer is probably facing some of…

2019 PEGASUS CUP TIPS: Early Odds for Eight Pre-Race Favorites

Pegasus Cup Tips and Picks

by: Rich Bieglmeier Like NASCAR’s Daytona 500, horse racing kicks off the new year with its richest day of racing, the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. It’s the third year of the Championship Invitational series and will be run on Saturday, January 26, 2019. We’ll have LIVE COVERAGE of each…

Total wagering on 2018 races increased for fourth consecutive year – Horse Racing Nation

Photo: Eclipse Sportswire Total wagering on U.S. races increased for the fourth consecutive year and exceeded $11 billion for the first time since 2010, according to year-end Thoroughbred economic indicators released by Equibase. The total amount wagered in 2018, which includes worldwide commingled wagering, increased 3.3 percent from the previous year, hitting $11,265,519563, up from…

Twenty Horse Racing Questions for National Trivia Day

Jan. 4 is National Trivia Day, and we’re celebrating with some questions and answers about horse racing. The questions are first, and the answers are after the break. How many can you get right? 1. Justify is the most recent of the 13 horses to win the Triple Crown; who was the first? 2. Which real-life jockey played…