Horse Racing

Magnum Moon won the Arkansas Derby and will be one of 20 horses in the Kentucky Derby. (Image: Coad Photography)

Horse Racing: My Boy Jack, Magnum Moon Round Out Kentucky Derby Field

With the final two prep races concluded over the weekend, the early field for the Kentucky Derby field is set. My Boy Jack won the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland, and Magnum Moon captured the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park to round out the field for the first leg of the […]

While horse racing in Hainan could be a boost to the industry in China, it would not pose much of a threat to racing in Hong Kong, at least in the short term. (Image: Engel & Volkers)

China to Allow Horse Racing and Lotteries on Island of Hainan

The Chinese government has announced that it will allow the island province of Hainan to play host to horse racing and lotteries, part of a plan to turn it into a pilot free-trade port for the mainland. China has a large-scale plan for Hainan that includes tourism and conservation steps […]

Bolt D’Oro is the early selection by oddsmakers to win the Kentucky Derby at 4/1. (Image: Benoit Photo)

Bolt D’Oro, Good Magic Emerge as Early Kentucky Derby Favorites

Three months away from the Kentucky Derby and Bolt D’Oro and Good Magic have emerged as top picks out of the gate. Bolt D’Oro is listed as the favorite at 4/1 and Good Magic is next at 6/1, according to There are six other horses that have favorable odds […]

With Favorites Missing, Many Choices at Belmont Stakes

Most people bemoan the fact if there is not an overwhelming favorite in a horse race, but smart bettors may find some hidden gems. That certainly appears to be the case for this Saturday’s Belmont Stakes race at Belmont Park, in Elmont, New York. The last of three races in […]

Kurt Busch’s Daytona 500 Victory Win for Sportsbooks

Other than his wife, the only people rooting harder for Kurt Busch to win last weekend’s Daytona 500 were those in charge of Las Vegas Sportsbooks. The Sin City resident was previously winless at the opening race of the NASCAR season and opened as a 20-1 longshot. His numbers went […]

Preakness Stakes Preview: Favorite Nyquist Draws No. 3 Post Position 

The 141st Preakness Stakes breaks the gate on May 21 a little after 6:45 pm local time in Baltimore and two forecasts for the second leg of the Triple Crown are approaching near certainty. First, it’s going to rain, heavily at times, as meteorologists say there’s a 90 percent chance […]