Month: June 2019

Using History to Handicap the 2019 Belmont Oaks

I hope you’re ready for another exciting Saturday of racing at Belmont Park! One month after hosting the Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets, Belmont Park will return to the spotlight on July 6 with a stakes-packed Stars & Stripes Racing Festival card, highlighted by the $1 million, Grade 1 Belmont Derby Invitational and the…

The Final Lap For Boston’s Suffolk Downs: New England’s Last Thoroughbred Horse Track Holds Final Races – WBUR

New England’s last thoroughbred horse track, Boston’s Suffolk Downs, is hosting its final live races this weekend, but it’s not clear what comes next for the industry, which continues to receive millions of dollars in casino tax subsidies. Sterling Suffolk Racecourse, the company that operates the once grand, 84-year old track, has been running a…

Keys to Class Handicapping

Class handicapping is one of the simpler and more effective ways of picking a winner. Final time does not come into play. Nor does a track bias favoring speed horses or closers. It simply involves finding a horse who has been racing against better company that drops into a class level where it be will be more…

New Racehorse Aftercare Funding Initiative Announced in New York

ELMONT, N.Y. – Underlining an ongoing commitment to the safe and healthy retirement of New York’s racehorses, the New York Racing Association Inc. (NYRA) and New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA) today announced an initiative to increase funding for aftercare for horses retiring from NYRA racetracks. Beginning on July 11 opening day at Saratoga Race Course,…