Horse Racing

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 […]

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 […]

Saturday’s Kentucky Derby Could Set New Horse Racing Records

The 142nd Kentucky Derby posts at 6:34 ET Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, and the first leg of the Triple Crown is ready to perhaps set new records for both viewership and total money wagered. Of the 22 horses scheduled to post in the gate, California owner Paul […]