BetOnline Horse Racing BetOnline Horse Racing en-US Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Horse Racing Pete’s Picks: Side Glance to Upset Arlington Million The 32nd Running of The Arlington Million on Saturday has attracted a talented international cast of seven, with the Aidan O’Brien-trained Magician the 7-5 morning-line favorite. He’s coming off a dull effort, however, so it would be wise to give the entire field a close look. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:50:44 GMT (Pete Mitchell) Horse Racing Arlington Million For handicappers that like to wager a buck or two in Chicago, the 10-furlong Arlington Million on grass is a must visit this Saturday as a short and sweet field will compete. This was the first thoroughbred race to offer a million-dollar purse and the racers have extra incentive as it is a ‘win and you’re in’ the Breeders’ Cup Turf. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:10:05 GMT () Horse Racing Horses to Watch As most astute handicappers know, it’s always wise to keep a list of horses to watch to try to give that little extra edge at the windows and here are a few that could be added to any list. Chasin Chama was hung out in post 10 of 11 in his Saratoga debut when he started for a $40,000 claiming price. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:06:21 GMT () Horse Racing Pete’s Picks: Jack Milton in Fourstardave Handicap A compact field of six turfers will line up in Saturday’s Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga, with the speedy Silver Max likely to be favored. He won’t have it easy on the lead, however, with front-running Sayaad to his outside. If a speed duel develops, the beneficiaries will be Seek Again, Jack Milton and Grand Arch. Let’s take a closer look at the Fourstardave lineup below. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:18:50 GMT (Pete Mitchell) Horse Racing Grass Is Never Greener They say the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence but that is just not true when talking about the 2 different turf courses at Saratoga. One turf course at Saratoga is named for Paul Mellon of Rokeby Stable fame and the other course is just referred to as the inner course. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 21:43:43 GMT () Horse Racing Problems With Grass Personally, never had any problems with grass, as some states like Colorado and Washington have embraced grass of late, but Del Mar has some serious concerns about their new turf course and it’s having a rippling effect. Going into the last day of July, 4 horses were euthanized as a result of turf racing at Del Mar on July 17, 25 and 26. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20:58:03 GMT () Horse Racing Pete’s Picks: Will Take Charge in Whitney Handicap The 87th Running of The Whitney Handicap at Saratoga this Saturday is loaded with quality…7-of-9 starters have earned in excess of $1,000,000! The race features Palace Malice, currently regarded as the top Thoroughbred in North America. However, he’d better have his running shoes on, as rival Will Take Charge and several others figure to provide a stern test. Let’s take a closer look at this stellar Whitney Handicap cast below. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:15:23 GMT (Pete Mitchell) Horse Racing Whitney Handicap Betting Stakes – Will Take Charge Charges To The Finish Line The Whitney Handicap (or the Whitney Stakes) is a race for thoroughbreds three years old and up, and it is a prestigious Grade-1 race. Saturday’s event will be held at Saratoga Race Course in New York, and it is run over 1 1/8 miles on dirt for a purse of $1,500,000. As a bonus, the winner will automatically qualify for the Breeders’ Cup Classic in November. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:22:05 GMT () Horse Racing Only the Strong Survive The hard hitters and the casual players in this game we love called racing know that only the strong survive and online sports betting site enthusiasts saw that play out in spades Saturday at Saratoga in the Jim Dandy. Wicked Strong turned the tables on his archrival Tonalist winning the $600,000 Grade 1 event by over 2 lengths and trainer James Jerkens was rewarded for adding blinkers to his budding star. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:34:36 GMT () Horse Racing Pete’s Picks: Wicked Strong in Jim Dandy The 51st Running of the Grade 2 Jim Dandy at Saratoga this Saturday shapes up as a very contentious affair, with Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist facing 4th-place finisher Wicked Strong, and the improving Kid Cruz, who lurks as the possible upsetter. Let’s take a closer look at the Jim Dandy field below. Note that #1-Cousin Stephen raced on Friday and will be scratched. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:49:04 GMT (Pete Mitchell) Horse Racing Jim Dandy Stakes Some of the top sophomores in the country will line up Saturday at Saratoga in the $600,000 Grade 2, Jim Dandy Stakes at 9 furlongs and online sports betting site players will be able to choose among some that have already had success on the Triple Crown Trail. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:50:08 GMT () Horse Racing Princess of the Diana Some of the best older turf fillies in the world were on full display for all online sports betting site players to see at Saratoga last Saturday and the winner’s thirst was quenched in the Diana Stakes when Somali Lemonade got her neck on the line in the nick of time. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:48:17 GMT () Horse Racing Oceanside Stakes The beautiful hats will be in full array as will the bathing suits under the racing gear as Del Mar kicks off Thursday with the traditional $100,000 Oceanside Stakes and online sports betting site players better learn how to swim with the sharks quickly. A full field of 13 racers will line-up for the traditional opening day fixture, which is carded for 3-year-olds at a mile on the grass. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:12:14 GMT () Horse Racing The Need To Succeed One thing horse racing enthusiasts should be aware about the stomping grounds known as Del Mar, which opens on July 17, is that you cannot make a favorite too short on the morning line. Chalk gets pounded here. It may be because it is a resort track and there are a ton of kids in the grandstand and in the infield or maybe it’s just the concept of trying too hard to cash a ticker. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:34:46 GMT () Horse Racing Pete’s Picks: Princess of Sylmar over Molly Morgan in Delaware Handicap Exacta Princess of Sylmar will take a ton of beating in Saturday’s Grade 1 Delaware Handicap at Delaware Park. The key to betting on this race will be to identify the second-best horse and keying that horse underneath in the exacta as well as in the second and third slots in the trifecta. Let’s take a closer look at this compact field of six below. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:57:20 GMT (Pete Mitchell) Horse Racing Ship Shape Interlopers could be the word of the day at Del Mar this season as once again they will off a ‘ship and win’ policy and bettors should give extra attention to the weary travelers that come to the beach from points beyond. The meet opens on July 17 and goes to September 3. The usual post time will be 2 p.m. with a 4 p.m. start on Friday. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:48:34 GMT () Horse Racing Pete Mitchell Nails Los Alamitos Derby and Queen’s Plate Winners Plus Los Alamitos Derby Exacta! Pete Mitchell nailed the winners of Saturday’s Los Alamitos Derby and Sunday’s Queen’s Plate, selecting 2YO champ Shared Belief in The Los Alamitos Derby and the filly Lexie Lou in The Queen’s Plate! He also threw in the winning Los Alamitos Derby Exacta combination of Shared Belief over Candy Boy! Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:15:43 GMT (BetOnline Staff) Horse Racing No Ordinary Joe Gamblers making the mark in Southern California these days will look back some years down the line when they gather and even if they are not from Texas, the theme will be ‘remember the Talamo. Joe Talamo that is. And vaulted by winning with 43 of his 230 mounts at the recent Santa Anita meeting, he ran away with the riding title thanks in part to the injury to Rafael Bejarano. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:03:56 GMT () Horse Racing Pete’s Picks: Shared Belief in Los Alamitos Derby, Lexie Lou in Queen’s Plate It’s not often that we cover our friends to the north, but certainly The Queen’s Plate at Woodbine for three-year-olds, with a purse of $1,000,000, is worthy of our attention. That Canadian classic goes as Race 11 on Sunday, but first we’ll take a look at the Grade 2 Los Alamitos Derby on Saturday at the newly configured Los Alamitos Race Course. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 21:01:31 GMT (Pete Mitchell) Horse Racing The Forbidden Apple On the fourth of July older turf performers will pit skills at a mile in the $150,000 Forbidden Apple and online sports betting site players have some decisions to make. A total of 8 have entered the Forbidden Apple with Dawly a main track only runner. From the rail out, let’s look at the candidates. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:47:55 GMT () Horse Racing Dude Is Done Speed kills; well at least it killed Game On Dude in the Gold Cup at Santa Anita last weekend. The $500,000-guaranteed mile and a quarter dirt stakes took on a whole new perspective when Fury Kapcori gained the lead from Game On Dude from the get go and led through 3 quarters of a mile. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:30:15 GMT () Horse Racing Keep It Simple For all the lofty figures, the sheets, the trip notes, the medication situations some times online sports betting site players are just better off trying to keep it simple. It’s like playing golf and keeping the course ahead of you and to just think about one shot at a time or when playing hoops just take care of the ball and get the rock to the open man. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:54:03 GMT () Horse Racing Pete’s Picks: Regally Ready in Firecracker, Kathleen Rose in Royal Heroine We’ll be looking at a pair of Grade 2 events at one mile on grass this weekend, starting with The Firecracker at Churchill Downs for three year olds and up, and finishing with The Royal Heroine at Santa Anita for fillies and mares, three year olds and up. Both races are highly competitive…let’s take a closer look at the major players below. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:32:31 GMT (Pete Mitchell) Horse Racing What Time Is It One would not have to ask what time is it if a person had a Longines watch and that empire also is an official partner to numerous events that online sports betting site players know by heart. They are affiliated with the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, the Dubai World Cup and Royal Ascot and they also published an official list of the world’s best racehorses. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:47:19 GMT () Horse Racing Pete Mitchell Calls Hot Stones Upset in Bed O’ Roses Handicap Pete Mitchell nailed Hot Stones, the upset winner of The Bed O’ Roses Handicap at Belmont Park last Saturday! Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:05:29 GMT (BetOnline Staff) Horse Racing Pete’s Picks: Hot Stones in Bed O’ Roses Handicap The Grade 3 Bed O’ Roses Handicap on Saturday at Belmont Park is a puzzler for handicappers. Of the eleven horses entered, a case can be made for more than half of them. Demand value, because all of the contenders have their pros and cons. Let’s take a closer look at the race below. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:52:47 GMT (Pete Mitchell) Horse Racing EATONTOWN HANDICAP Successful soldiers in the underworld are known as good earners and online sports betting site players can try to get paid in the Eatontown Handicap in Jersey’s own Monmouth Park on Saturday. The Grade 3 stakes, carded at 8 and a half furlongs for fillies and mare on the turf, has been won by some quality ladies over the decades like The Very One, B. A. Valentine, and Smart N Classy and last year Laughing Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:47:47 GMT () Horse Racing Hockessin Stakes The Hockessin Stakes is showcased at the underrated track of Delaware Park on Wednesday and online sports betting site players that like speed, have options in this event for older runners. Carded at 6 furlongs, the $50,000 stakes has attracted a full field of 12 and they have a smorgasbord of ability from post 1 to 12. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:25:32 GMT () Horse Racing Pete’s Picks: Departing in Stephen Foster Handicap The Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs on Saturday has attracted a strong field of nine, with five boasting earnings in excess of a million dollars. Revolutionary, Will Take Charge, Departing, Golden Ticket and Prayer for Relief are members of the millionaire’s club, but there are several others worth a long look for the top prize. Let’s take a closer look at the Stephen Foster field below. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:47:52 GMT (Pete Mitchell) Horse Racing Lessons From The Belmont California Chrome was far from a cinch on paper to win the Belmont Stakes and as all online sports betting site players know, they don’t run them on paper, they run them on the track. One thing horse bettors tend to forget is that horses are not machines, there is blood running through those veins and not octane. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 22:15:36 GMT () Horse Racing Not Meant To Be The dream was shattered for California Chrome Saturday as Tonalist spoiled the Triple Crown party with a clever head victory over Commissioner with Medal Count another length back in third in the Belmont Stakes. Wide in his debut, Tonalist has now won 3 of 4 since with a second and his tactical speed style will put him in position to win a to of races in his career. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 21:11:21 GMT () Horse Racing Pete’s Belmont Stakes Pick: California Chrome to Win Triple Crown Will the remarkable California Chrome capture the 146th Running of The Belmont Stakes, and in so doing, become the first Triple crown winner since Affirmed in 1978? God knows the sport needs a new hero. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 11:25:44 GMT (Pete Mitchell) Horse Racing Historic Numbers The essayist T.S. Eliot once said ‘the historical sense involves a perception, not only of the pastness of the past, but of its presence’ and online sports betting site players can look to Belmont Stakes history to glean insight about Saturday’s race. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 21:30:18 GMT () Horse Racing Many Are Called Many are called, few are chosen and sports fans and online betting site players will be treated by yet another attempt to win the Triple Crown. Only 11 have turned the Golden Trifecta of the Derby, Preakness and Belmont. A total of 22 others have won the first 2 Classic tests only to fail in New York. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:22:42 GMT () Horse Racing Pete’s Picks: Room Service in American Oaks, Global View in Penn Mile Sophomore turf runners are in the spotlight this Saturday as a field of eight fillies will head postward in the Grade 1 American Oaks at Santa Anita, while an equal number of colts will contest the $500,000 Penn Mile at Penn National. Let’s take a closer look at the contenders below. Fri, 30 May 2014 22:36:20 GMT (Pete Mitchell) Horse Racing Commentator Handicap A full field of 13 entered at Belmont Saturday for the $200,000 Commentator Handicap for New York-breds at a mile and online spots betting site players have a smorgasbord of opportunities. Wed, 28 May 2014 19:43:25 GMT () Horse Racing The Elusive Third Jewel Even though styles of the sophomores will be evident by the time they get to New York, it will still be the first time this crop runs this far and question marks have to be answered. As much as breeding and the innate blood evident to get the trip, conditioning will be of the utmost and so will racing style. Mon, 26 May 2014 20:17:57 GMT () Horse Racing Pete’s Picks: Riposte in Sheepshead Bay, Quick Casablanca in Charles Whittingham Handicap Long-distance turfers are in action this Saturday on both coasts. At Belmont Park, older fillies and mares will contest The Sheepshead Bay at 1 3/8 miles. At Santa Anita, The Charles Whittingham Handicap at 1 1/4 miles for three-year-olds and upward tops the card. Both are Grade 2 events. Let’s take a closer look at these races below. Fri, 23 May 2014 21:15:56 GMT (Pete Mitchell) Horse Racing Filling The Void Brilliant rider Rafael Bejarano will be sidelined at least another 4 to 5 weeks after he took a horrible spill and there will be several jockeys at Santa Anita that are all but happy to fill the void. Online sports betting site players should pay attention to the barns that used to use Bejarano almost exclusively and whom they will now hire. Tue, 20 May 2014 20:40:18 GMT () Horse Racing Pete Mitchell Nails KY Derby and Preakness Winner Plus Preakness Exacta Pete Mitchell nailed the winner of this year’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness, selecting budding equine superstar California Chrome to capture the first two legs of the Triple Crown! He also threw in the winning Preakness Exacta combination of California Chrome over Ride On Curlin! Tue, 20 May 2014 01:33:12 GMT ( BetOnline Staff) Horse Racing Two Down The say in the National Basketball Association that closing out a series is one of the toughest things to do and all online sports betting site players know the same can be said about the Triple Crown. Mon, 19 May 2014 01:20:28 GMT (Brian Mulligan) Horse Racing Ganging Up On Chrome As impressive, or unimpressive, online sports betting site players believe California Chrome has been in the last 2 weeks know that he is not scaring anybody away from a possible date with destiny in the Belmont Stakes. Mon, 19 May 2014 01:20:08 GMT (Brian Mulligan) Horse Racing Pete’s Preakness Pick: California Chrome The 139th Preakness goes this Saturday at Pimlico with a field of 10 expected to head postward. Post time is set for 6:18 PM ET. Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome will be heavily favored, so the trick may be to figure out who to use underneath in the exotics. We’ll take a closer look at each of the Preakness starters below. Thu, 15 May 2014 22:26:26 GMT (Pete Mitchell) Horse Racing The Second Jewel Bayern has only run poorly once and that was off the 2-month layoff. He was game in the last race but the stewards got involved and he was taken down. This runner would have been highly regarded in the California’s Chrome San Felipe but he had a setback with a foot bruise but showed up in the Arkansas Derby to run a well-beaten third. Thu, 15 May 2014 20:50:38 GMT () Horse Racing Styles Make Fights The Preakness Stakes must feel like an orphan child as often have those kids have a sense of not belonging, they fight to receive attention from anybody and they feel like they are being ignored, which drives their insecurity. But as online sports betting site players know, the second jewel of the Triple Crown has come out of that phobia in the last few years and has become a true gem. Tue, 13 May 2014 20:41:15 GMT () Horse Racing Pete’s Picks: Tonalist in Peter Pan, Real Solution in Man O’ War The Peter Pan at Belmont Park this Saturday fits perfectly schedule-wise as a prep for the Belmont Stakes in four weeks. It is unclear, however, if any of the Peter Pan contestants will be up to the task in the final leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown. We’ll see. By contrast, the Grade 1 Man O’ War on Sunday at Belmont Park is an end in itself. An evenly-matched field of seven will head postward, presenting an interesting handicapping puzzle for us to solve. Let’s take a closer look at these races below. Fri, 09 May 2014 23:21:11 GMT (Pete Mitchell) Horse Racing Rags To Riches They call this game the Sport of Kings but online sports betting site players were treated to a victory for the little guy on Saturday when California Chrome shocked royalty to earn glory in the Kentucky Derby. Since being freshened last year from November 1 to December 22, this colt just grew out and matured big time. Tue, 06 May 2014 21:21:34 GMT () Horse Racing Intimidation Factor Some online sports betting site players may dabble on a fight on occasion and as it is common in that racket to duck opponents, California Chrome will be experiencing the same kind of soul searching from his Preakness rivals. Tue, 06 May 2014 21:21:01 GMT () Horse Racing Polishing Them Off The word on the street is that horse racing is a dead sport but as most online sports betting site players know that is not true and the 164,906 attendees of the Kentucky Derby Saturday also did not get the memo. Mon, 05 May 2014 21:04:13 GMT () Horse Racing Pete’s Kentucky Derby Pick: California Chrome Nineteen will head postward for the 140th Running of The Kentucky Derby, due to the scratch of #11-Hoppertunity and the decision of the connections of also-eligible #21-Pablo Del Monte to skip the race. West Coast flash California Chrome will be favored, but several others figure to attract plenty of support, including Danza, Intense Holiday and Wicked Strong. Let’s take a closer look at the 2014 Run for the Roses below. Fri, 02 May 2014 21:51:14 GMT (Pete Mitchell) Horse Racing