Month: December 2020

Best Bets: Santa Anita Opening Day Plays

America’s Best Racing and handicapper (and avid gambler) Monique Vág team up to provide horseplayers with their best bets of the weekend. Vág will identify her top picks as well as at least one longshot play of the weekend, a nice opportunity to swing for the fences on a win bet or to take a shot with a show bet. She…

It’s not just Covid relief: Smokey Bear, horse racing and the Dalai Lama included in government funding bill – NBC News

WASHINGTON — Congress passed a $1.4 trillion government spending measure Monday that includes $900 billion in coronavirus relief but is also chock-full of miscellaneous provisions, a massive year-end bill after months of inaction. The 5,593-page bill would fund the government through September and provide $600 stimulus checks for qualifying families and individuals, enhanced unemployment benefits…

Key Takeaways from Cigar Mile Weekend

Tom Pedulla presents takeaways from Cigar Mile Handicap day at Aqueduct on Nov. 5 and another other key development this weekend. WHAT A BUY!: What caliber of horse can be purchased for $5,000? Well, Mark Schwartz looks to have a Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve contender after New York-bred Brooklyn Strong outslugged Ten for…