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Big Bets And Big Drama Underpin ‘The Greatest Gambling Story Ever Told’

Mark Paul arguably picked the very best and very worst moment to publish a book about the Kentucky Derby.  The book being about more than just the race was probably the difference. “The Greatest Gambling Story Ever Told,” a rollicking yarn about his and some cohorts’ prescient, yet risky futures bets on eventual 1988 Kentucky […]

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Is The Run For The Roses A Run For The New Normal? Kentucky Derby To Allow Fans

The Kentucky Derby has been part sporting event, part gala for more than a century. It’s a rite-of-spring spectacle and a deep-ingrained facet of the local identity in Louisville, a fashion show for the dandies, a bacchanal for the rich, pretend rich and regular folk and, for two-ish crucial minutes on the first Saturday in […]

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Your 2020 Belmont Stakes Betting Guide: Details, Odds And More

The 2020 Belmont Stakes will be a huge race with not only Triple Crown implications, as it’s run as the first leg for the first time ever, but also as a Road to the Kentucky Derby series race. The top four finishers will receive 150-60-30-15 points towards qualifying for a spot in the starting gate […]

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NTRA Head: Horse Racing Aims To Retain Sports Bettors After Shutdown

Alex Waldrop is as optimistic about the current and near-future state of the pari-mutuel industry as a president of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association could be after the Triple Crown has been postponed, reshuffled, altered. But with the Kentucky Derby moved from the first Saturday in May until Sept. 5, the traditional Triple Crown-capping Belmont […]

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Horse Racing Industry Hopes To Sustain Newfound Momentum As Events Return

If it’s not already trademarked, Alex Waldrop should consider it. “We were the original sports bet. We’re still here. And we’re still going strong.” And with COVID-19 keeping sports contested by humans off their fields of play, the chief executive officer of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association earnestly hopes one of the United States’ original […]