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LEXINGTON, Ky. (February 5, ) – Throughout the year, the NTRA will provide a guide to the best stakes races in North America and beyond. Races are listed in chronological order (all times Eastern). Full previews when available can be found through the link for each race.

The Road to the Kentucky Derby resumes on Saturday with the Grade 3 Withers at Aqueduct Racetrack and Grade 3 Sam F. Davis at Tampa Bay Downs both offering qualifying points to the top-four finishers points on a scale toward the first Saturday in May. Both the Withers and the Sam F. Davis will both be showcased on the NYRA-produced “America’s Day at the Races” program along with races from Oaklawn Park and other tracks. Presented by America’s Best Racing and Claiborne Farm, the show will air from p.m. ET on FS2 on February 6.

Racing from Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park, and other tracks will be shown on TVG all weekend as part of their usual comprehensive coverage.

Saturday, February 6

p.m.—$, Grade 3 Suwannee River Stakes at Gulfstream Park on TVG

La Signare (FR) is slated for a return to Gulfstream Park for Saturday’s Suwannee River, and trainer Brendan Walsh couldn’t be more pleased to bring the well-traveled 6-year-old mare back to the site of her last stakes win. The French-bred mare captured the Sand Springs last March before clashing with some of the best turf fillies in the country during the rest of a racing season that concluded with a fifth-place finish in the Grade 1 Flower Bowl Stakes at Belmont Park.


p.m.—$, Grade 3 Tampa Bay Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on TVG

A field of 12 older horses are expected for Saturday&#;s 35th running of the Tampa Bay Stakes headed by Sole Volante, last year&#;s Sam F. Davis Stakes winner, and Grade 2-winning 4-year-old colt Fancy Liquor. Sole Volante is trained by Patrick Biancone and will make his seasonal bow having most recently finished sixth in the Tropical Park Derby on December Fancy Liquor is trained by Michael Maker is seeking his first win since taking the Grade 2 American Turf Stakes last September.


p.m.—$, Grade 3 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita Park on TVG

Richard Mandella’s impressive recent maiden winner Moonlight d’Oro and Bob Baffert’s graded stakes winning Kalypso headline a field of five sophomore fillies going one mile in Saturday’s Las Virgenes Stakes, which offers 10 Kentucky Oaks qualifying points to the winner. The favorite in her first try at two turns, Moonlight d’Oro pressed the early pace and drew off to a solid three length win going a flat mile on December 13 at Los Alamitos under Flavien Prat, who will ride back in the Las Virgenes. A $, Keeneland September Yearling, Moonlight d’Oro finished a close second as the favorite in her five furlong debut last August and was then third, beaten 1 ½ lengths going six furlongs on November 7.


p.m.—$, Grade 3 Withers Stakes at Aqueduct on TVG and FS2

Trainer Todd Pletcher will be packing a one-two punch in pursuit of a fourth Withers victory, sending out maiden-winners Overtook and Donegal Bay, both of which will be making their respective stakes debut. Owned by Repole Stable, St. Elias Stable, Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier and Derrick Smith, Overtook graduated going a one-turn mile at Aqueduct on December The son of Curlin was 10 lengths behind the pace before making a six-wide move around the far turn, making up considerable ground in the stretch to secure a two-length triumph while recording a 70 Beyer Speed Figure.


p.m.—$, Grade 2 San Marcos Stakes at Santa Anita Park on TVG

In what appears to be a wide-open affair on turf, recent arrival Masteroffoxhounds and well-accomplished California-bred Acclimate figure prominently among six older horses in Saturday’s San Marcos Stakes. Originally scheduled to be run January 30, the San Marcos was moved to this Saturday to avoid heavy rains and will be contested for the 69th time. Trained by Richard Baltas, Masteroffoxhounds began his career at age two in Ireland and managed one win from six starts on the Emerald Isle before making his U.S. debut on November 7. A non-threatening seventh in a one-mile turf allowance, Masteroffoxhounds came back win going away by 4 ¼ lengths in a 1 3/8-miles turf allowance November


p.m.—$, Grade 3 Endeavour Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on TVG

Heading the field for the 22nd edition of the Endeavour Stakes are 4-year-old filly New York Girl, an Irish-bred who won her first start in the United States on December 31 at Gulfstream, and Counterparty Risk, a game second in the Lady of Shamrock Stakes on December 26 at Santa Anita. New York Girl is trained by Mott and will be ridden by Junior Alvarado. Chad Brown conditions Counterparty Risk, who will be ridden by John Velazquez


p.m.—$, Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on TVG and FS2

Nova Rags, who won the Pasco Stakes on January 16, and Candy Man Rocket, a runaway winner of a maiden special weight sprint on January 9 at Gulfstream, give Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott a formidable pair of contenders in Saturday&#;s Sam F. Davis Stakes. Mott may have rival trainer Todd Pletcher to beat. Pletcher, who has won a record six Sam F. Davis Stakes, will go for No. 7 with Donegal Racing&#;s colt Millean and St. Elias Stables&#; Known Agenda, who finished third in the Grade 2 Remsen Stakes on December 5 at Aqueduct.


p.m.—$, Grade 2 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita Park on TVG

A pair of impressive first time maiden winners, Bob Baffert’s Concert Tour and Eric Kruljac’s The Chosen Vron, head a field of six sophomores going seven furlongs in Saturday’s San Vicente Stakes. Under a snug hold early, Concert Tour could not have been any more impressive on January 15, as he drew out to a 3 ½ length win going six furlongs in a manner that suggested he should relish more distance.  A California-bred gelding by Vronsky, The Chosen Vron was very quick from the gate in his 6 ½ furlong debut December 27 and he was much the best among nine statebred rivals as the favorite, winning off by 6 ¾ lengths under John Velazquez.


p.m.—$, Grade 3 Thunder Road Stakes at Santa Anita Park on TVG

Fresh off a Grade 2 win sprinting and in the money in 26 out of 40 lifetime starts, Tom Kagele’s 7-year-old Hembree heads a field of eight older horses going one mile on turf in Saturday’s Thunder Road Stakes. Claimed for $62, out of a one turn mile win two starts back on November 19 at Churchill Downs, Hembree rallied for an authoritative three quarter length score going 6 ½ furlongs on turf in the Grade 2 Joe Hernandez Stakes here on January 1. Trained by Peter Miller, Hembree is a two-time graded winner.



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Bet On Horse Races Online Live From Tampa Bay Downs

We already highlighted horse racing at Oaklawn Park, and today we&#;re spotlighting Tampa Bay Downs, located in Oldsmar, Florida. It&#;s one of the six-horse race tracks that are operating still, and one of the most popular in the Florida gambling market. While Oldsmar was a quiet town early in the history of Tampa Bay Downs, it has become more of a suburban sprawl over the years.

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When you sign up for TVG, you&#;ll get access to all the live race events in the country (and world) for that day. Tampa Bay Downs has races scheduled on Wednesday, and then from Friday through Sunday. Come back on those days and you&#;ll see the full race list and all the horses to place wagers on.

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No matter what horse races you&#;re betting on, you&#;ll find these types of bets to place on the ponies at Tampa Bay Downs:

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Tampa Bay Downs Race History

Tampa Bay Downs has supplied the western part of Florida with quality horse racing since (then known as Tampa Downs). The racetrack was called Sunshine Park and Florida Downs and Turf Club at times throughout its history, until officially being called Tampa Bay Downs in

The popularity of the track took off in the late s with the expansion to a acre golf range along with the one-mile dirt oval and 7/8 mile grass track. Poker has also been offered at the Downs since to round out the customer offerings and continue to improve its popularity.

One of the most notable Tampa Bay Derby winners was Street Sense in , as the horse became the first one to win the Tampa Bay Derby and then go on to win the Kentucky Derby. Big winners at races like the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes that have raced at Tampa Bay Downs include Super Saver, Always Dreaming, and Tapwrit.

Where Is Tampa Bay Downs Located?

Tampa Bay Downs is located at:

Race Track Road

Tampa, Florida


Not only can you watch the races and bet on the ponies at Tampa Bay Downs, but you can also play poker at the Silks Poker Room and work on parts of your golf game at The Downs Golf Practice Facility.

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Tampa Bay Downs gets on track for opening day and the future

(ran PC edition of Pasco Times)

Internet betting is changing the nature of the industry, experts say. The track is watching and preparing to adapt.

When the gates open at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday, the venerable thoroughbred track embarks on its 74th season with an eye toward customer service in a time of flux, as the parimutuel industry as a whole ponders its future in cyberspace.

Workers at the track were still painting and bolting in the latest equipment this week while spokeswoman Margo Flynn showed off the additions. Facilities manager Bobby Cassanese vowed everything would be ready for the day meet, running from Saturday through May 7.

"We don't have a choice," Cassanese said.

The big news at the track is the clubhouse overhaul, which includes private desks _ each with its own television _ for serious handicappers on the first floor. The addition gives the facility a Las Vegas sports book flavor, with banks of desks facing a wall of televisions carrying live racing from around the country.

The track expects to continue drawing top horses with richer stakes races, including the Tampa Bay Derby, a Kentucky Derby prep.

But while Tampa Bay Downs prepares for the season with new, fan-friendly amenities, the industry is contemplating the growing impact of at-home wagering.

A television-based home wagering system that would have sounded like science fiction a few years ago is a reality. Internet sports books abound. Players no longer have to go to the track to bet, and racing officials are wondering if that's a good thing.

"We're watching and waiting," said Tampa Bay Downs general manager John Grady. "It certainly may affect our simulcasting-only days, but will it hurt our live racing? I think we're all looking at that."

Nationally, said Thoroughbred Racing Association spokesman Tony DeMarco, the future is unclear.

"It gets a little bit sticky," he said. "The Internet is pervasive . . . but we still don't know where this is going."

Internet search engines turn up dozens of off-shore betting sites, and one site started using the official name of the Hillsborough track this fall,, only to have track attorneys shut the site down this week.

John Karel, who opened the site from his west Pasco business, said he wasn't trying to make money; he was just in having some fun in an area that he enjoys.

In its brief life, offered handicapping tips, links to racing gifts, and a link to the Internet racing site.

Tampa Bay Downs' official site,, doesn't access Internet betting, but it does include past performances, handicapping comments and daily entries.

The newest entry into at-home wagering is a behemoth: corporate America.

TV Guide, a publicly traded company, introduced TVG Network this summer. The concept is similar to an interactive ESPN sports channel, but it's dedicated only to horse racing. Viewers are able to learn about racing and watch racing and place bets from a television screen menu.

Since its July startup, TVG has gathered about million subscribers through cable and the Dish Network satellite service, all with the blessing of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association. TVG spokesman John Hindman said the company accepts bets from viewers in Oregon, Kentucky and Pennsylvania, with more expected next year.

TVG pays tracks in each market a slice of the betting dollar.

Hindman said TVG hopes to create new fans, building the purse for horse owners and the payoffs for bettors.

Hindman said TVG wants to help track, not hurt them. Besides, he said, no television show can match being there live.

TVG doesn't carry Tampa Bay Downs racing _ yet. But the company does carry races from tracks in South Florida, and Hindman said TVG is always trying for more.

The company, he said, doesn't take bets until it has cleared its system with the state. So far, Florida viewers are locked out.

Industry analyst Sebastian Sinclair, of the New York-based Christiansen Capital consulting company, said groups such as TVG and another satellite horse racing racing network called TRN will creat fans. While some worry that wagering from home might hurt track attendance, Sinclair said those are the same arguments made when television began covering other sports in the s.

Horse racing was among the top spectator sports in the s, he said. Without television, it faded.

Sinclair said he expects Congress to exempt parimutuel betting if it does enact some controls over Internet sports betting.

"The future is in interactive," he said.

The concept is endorsed by NTRA, which was created in

"It's been shown in this country, the more something is on TV, the more people are interested," NTRA spokesman Chip Tuttle said. "Putting football on television has never caused them a problem."


WHAT'S NEW _ An overhauled clubhouse, upgraded air conditioning and sound systems. Being added are interactive results computers and customer-friendly betting kiosks. Tampa Bay Downs also has started a frequent-player program, with rewards to fans who visit often.

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Horse Racing Picks for Friday, April Best Value Bets for Gulfstream Park, Oaklawn Park, and Tampa Bay Downs

Friday horse racing begins at Tampa Bay Downs at p.m. ET, at Gulfstream Park at p.m. ET, and at Oaklawn Park at p.m. ET.

I&#;ll take you through each of the three tracks and provide my favorite win bets, single-race exotics, and multi-race wagering strategies for the day.

On Friday, the feature races are Races 5 and 9 at Oaklawn, the Rainbow Miss Stakes, and the Rainbow Stakes.


Tampa Bay Downs


Race 1 

Time: p.m. ET

I&#;ll use three horses out of this six-furlong dirt sprint, including the likely pacesetter No. 2 Expediter (), who hasn&#;t raced since July but has shown good workouts of late and is the only horse in the field to crack a 70 Beyer.

I&#;ll also use the No. 3 Young American (), who takes a class drop and may have ample pace to set him up late, along with the No. 4 Game Day Drama (), who has shown that he can either be on the lead or sit just off of the pace and still run a good race.

Picks: 2, over 3, 4, 5

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Race 2

Time: p.m. ET

The No. 8 Freedom Lass () is the top selection in this six-furlong race &#; after leading from the gate to the 16th pole in her last start, and now taking a drop-in class.

There are a couple of interesting first-time starters in this field, however, in the No. 2 Fast Fionnuala (), for a barn that is 7 for 15 at the maiden claimer level, and the No. 3 Hyperloop () for a barn that is 12 for 66 (18%).

The No. 1 Timeless Di () should also improve in her second career start, after making her debut on March

Picks: 8, over 3, 1, 2

Race 3 

Time: p.m. ET

This is another six-furlong dirt sprint, and I&#;ll be using four selections for multi-race purposes: the No. 3 Momento (), No. 4 Lovielee (), No. 5 My Sister&#;s Keeper (), and No. 6 Karatbars ()

Picks: 4, over 3, 5, 6

Race 4 

Time: p.m. ET

I&#;ll go three-deep in Race 4, which will go one mile on turf and will include the No. 6 No Regrets () who should be able to work out a stalking trip and comes off of a bullet workout on March 22; and both the late-kicking No. 3 Fine Spirit () and No. 10 Travel Agent ()

Picks: 3, over 6, 10, 5

Race 5

Time: p.m. ET

The only two horses in this field with past Beyers higher than 50 are the No. 2 Sir Swaysalot () and No. 6 Just Shoot Already (), though the No. 3 Not Telling () ran a 41 in his debut and should improve with the addition of Lasix this time.

The 2 and 6 are my multi-race selections, and potentially an exacta box.

Picks: 2, over 6, 3, 8

Race 6

Time: p.m. ET

The No. 8 Valiant Virtue () drops in from stakes company and could be the main speed in a race without pace, but he&#;s also shown the ability to rate behind other horses in the early running.

He&#;ll likely have to hold off the No. 10 Matty&#;s Express (), the only horse in here with a 70 Beyer, at some point in the stretch.

The No. 3 Caramelito () should also come with a late kick but will need to improve in order to beat these foes.

Picks: 8 over 10, 3, 7

Race 7

Time: p.m. ET

My &#;A&#; option in this seven-furlong dirt sprint is the No. 9 Sacco and Vanzetti (), who wired a field while setting fast fractions on March However, their barn is 1 for 15 at the current meet and doesn&#;t boast particularly impressive stats in this type of spot.

My alternative is the No. 11 The Exception (), who rallied from well off of the pace to finish third in his last start and goes out for a trainer winning at a 26% rate in sprints.

Picks: 9, over 11, 1, 8

Race 8

Time: p.m. ET

After looking to single in Race 7, we&#;ll go three-deep again in the final race of the day &#; another six-furlong dirt sprint &#; with the No. 3 Kitchen Fire (), No. 6 Zorb (), and No. 9 Town Classic ()

Kitchen Fire gets back to his best surface, and has back class with an 86 Beyer on the main track from November, and Zorb makes his first start since December.

Town Classic is in good form, but also has a propensity to run second &#; 14 times in 40 lifetime starts &#; but his 93 Beyer from three starts back indicates loads of potential.

Picks: 3, over 9, 6, 7

Bets for Tampa Bay Downs, April 17

Favorite Win Bets

  • Race 6: No. 8 Valiant Virtue ()
  • Race 7: No. 9 Sacco and Vanzetti ()

Sample Multi-Race Wagers 

  • Daily Double (Race 1): 2,3,4 / 8 ($2 Ticket = $6)
  • Pick 3 (Race 1): 2,3,4 / 8 / 3,4,5,6 ($1 Ticket = $12)
  • Pick 5 (Race 1): 2,3,4 / 8 / 3,4,5,6 / 3,6,10 / 2,6 ($ Ticket = $36)
  • Pick 4 (Race 2): 8 / 3,4,5,6 / 3,6,10 / 2,6 ($ Ticket = $12)
  • Pick 6 (Race 3): 3,4,5,6 / 3,6,10 / 2,6 / 8,10 / 9 / 3,6,9 ($ Ticket = $)
  • Pick 5 (Race 4): 3,6,10 / 2,6 / 8,10 / 9 / 3,6,9 ($ Ticket = $18)
  • Pick 4 (Race 5): 2,6 / 8,10 / 9, 11 / 3,6,9 ($ Ticket = $12)
  • Pick 3 (Race 6): 8, 10 / 9, 11 / 3,6,9 ($ Ticket = $12)
  • Daily Double (Race 7): 9, 11 / 3, 6, 9 ($1 Ticket = $6)

Gulfstream Park

Race 1 

Time: p.m. ET

The No. 10 Harmonic Thunder () looks like the class of this field in this one mile turf race. Her effort from March 25 (52 Beyer) should be enough to win after closing to finish second by a length on that day.

I&#;ll bet this daughter of Honor Code to win, and single her on top of some multi-race tickets.

Picks: 10, over 7, 8, 4

Race 2

Time: p.m. ET

Trainer Wesley Ward sends out the No. 7 Golden Pal () who he hopes to prepare for Royal Ascot this summer.

Ward wins at a 26% clip with juvenile horses, but could face a stiff test from the No. 3 Gatsby () or No. 4 Peppi (), my &#;B&#; options.

Picks: 7, over 3, 4, 5

Race 3 

Time: p.m. ET

I&#;m not particularly enthusiastic about this race after the scratch to the No. 6 Sensational Ride, but I&#;ll go three deep with the No. 3 Love Nest (), No. 5 Differential (), and No. 8 Millionaire Runner ().

Picks: 5, over 3, 8, 1

Race 4 

Time: p.m. ET

I like two contenders in this one-mile turf race &#; the No. 5 Fast Fraction () for trainer Saffie Joseph, and the No. 7 Garner State Park () for Todd Pletcher.

I&#;ll pair them in multi-race tickets, and likely an exacta box too.

Picks: 7, over 5, 8, 1

Race 5 

Time: p.m. ET

This is a deep race on the turf &#; we&#;ll take Todd Pletcher&#;s No. 2 Philly Special (), in addition to the No. 5 Chochou de Boo (), No. 9 Lake Parima (), who should be near the pace, and the No. 11 Show Maid () as a price.

Picks: 2, over 9, 11, 5

Race 6

Time: p.m. ET

I don&#;t love this race, but would take three options for multi-race wagering: the No. 5 Do Share (), who has a lot of back class, the lightly raced No. 6 Sniper Shot (), and the No. 7 Royal Squeeze ().

Picks: 5, over 6, 7, 8

Race 7

Time: p.m. ET

My tepid top selection in Race 7 is the No. 11 Sovereign Warrior (), but I&#;ll also use the No. 3 Reservenotattained (), a new gelding who has the speed to take this group gate to wire.

Picks: 11, over 3, 9, 6

Race 8

Time: p.m. ET

The No. 11 Notorious R B G () stalked the early pace in her career debut at this distance on March 4, before going on to win gamely for jockey Tyler Gaffalione.

She should be able to work out another good trip from an outside post in this five-furlong sprint, and should win if she gets the first jump on the No. 5 Shippy () who switches over from dirt.

Picks: 11, over 5, 1, 4

Race 9

Time: p.m. ET

Chad Brown&#;s talented No. 6 Fortin Hill () only has two career starts, but both were open length victories.

Brown wins at a 31% clip with last out winners, and 28% of the time off of long layoffs (+ days), so the spot is right. And Fortin Hill has been working well alongside graded stakes company &#; he looks ready to roll.

Picks: 6, over 1, 2, 7

Race 10

Time: p.m. ET

I&#;ll close the Gulfstream card with the No. 1 King of Rock () or No. 12 Magic Street (), who are both lightly raced but coming off of strong recent works.

Picks: 12, over 1, 7, 3

Bets for Gulfstream Park, April 17

Favorite Win Bets

  • Race 1: No. 10 Harmonic Thunder ()
  • Race 8: No. 11 Notorious R B G ()

  • Race 9: No. 6 Fortin Hill ()

Sample Multi-Race Wagers 

  • Pick 5 (Race 1): 10 / 3,4,7 / 3,5,8 / 5,7 / 2,5,9,11 ($ Ticket = $36)
  • Daily Double (Race 1) 10 / 3,4,7 ($2 Ticket = $6)
  • Pick 6 (Race 5): 2,5,9,11 / 5,6,7 / 3,11 / 11 / 6 / 1,12 ($ Ticket = $)
  • Pick 5 (Race 6): 5,6,7 / 3,11 / 11 / 6 / 1,12 ($ Ticket = $6)
  • Pick 4 (Race 7): 3,11 / 11 / 6 / 1,12 ($1 Ticket = $4)
  • Pick 3 (Race 8): 11 / 6 / 1,12 ($1 Ticket = $2)
  • Daily Double (Race 8): 11 / 6 ($2 Ticket = $2)
  • Daily Double (Race 9): 6 / 1,12 ($2 Ticket = $4)

Oaklawn Park

Race 1 

Time: p.m. ET

The No. 5 Rockthepulpit () is my top selection, but I&#;m also intrigued by the No. 4 Slightly Crafty () who stretches back out to two turns after five sprint races at six furlongs.

Picks: 5, over 4, 3, 7

Race 2

Time: p.m. ET

The No. 4 Defender () runs consistent figures and should come with a late run to put himself in contention &#; and the No. 1 Honoring Major () showed he could do the same on March 12, closing from eighth after moderate fractions to win by two lengths.

Picks: 4, over 1, 2, 7

Race 3 

Time: p.m. ET

No Bets

Race 4 

Time: p.m. ET

We&#;ll take three contenders out of the fourth race &#; Steve Asmussen&#;s No. 7 Elitch (), in addition to the No. 3 Tapitor (), and No. 5 Senor Blanco ()

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Picks: 7, over 3, 5, 6

Race 5 (Rainbow Miss Stakes)

Time: p.m. ET

This is a full field of eight state breeds, and I prefer the No. 8 Sekani () who has a ton of speed and the field&#;s fastest Beyer &#; winning by 10 lengths two starts back. But you cannot discount trainer Ronald Moquett, who has won this race the past two years, and his No. 6 Proud Victoria (). The No. 2 The Mary Rose () lost by a bob last time and should be competitive here, and the No. 5 Choctaw Charlie () just missed as the odds-on favorite last month.

Picks: 8, over 6, 5, 2

Race 6

Time: p.m. ET

The No. 8 First Citizen has the career-best Beyer in this field (83), earned last time out against older rivals. I also like the No. 11 Shacks Way () for trainer Brad Cox and the triple-crown nominated No. 12 Dreamonmebaby () who gets some class relief.

Picks: 8, over 12,11, 10

Race 7

Time: p.m. ET

The No. 5 Junior Gilliam () is the one to beat if he can sit closer to the pace than he was last time. But I&#;ll also use Steve Asmussen&#;s No. 3 Summer Revolution (), who should also be running late and will have a bit extra steam cutting after back to a one turn race. 

Picks: 5, over 3, 7, 8

Race 8

Time: p.m. ET

No bets

Race 9

Time: p.m. ET

This is the race of the day, with a $, purse for three-year-old Arkansas breds.

The No. 10 Zaino Boyz () should be fast out of the gate and on or near the lead. He&#;s a three-time winner in a race where nobody else has more than one win, and three competitors are still maidens.

My one alternative is the No. 7 Main in the Can (), who was game in the stretch of his second career start and looked good in recent works. He should improve in his third time out on the track.

Picks: 10, over 7, 2, 6

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Race 10

Time: p.m. ET

The No. 2 Scrutinizer () has won four of six starts while posting consistent speed figures &#; he&#;s a sure contender. The No. 3 Codetowin () has won five of six and cuts back to his ideal distance.

I also like the No. 8 Irritator () for trainer Tom Amoss, who wins at a 28% clip when moving from turf to dirt.

And I&#;m finding it difficult to leave off the No. 4 Ruler of the Nile () and the No. 11 Midnight Las Vegas ().

Picks: 2, over 3, 8, 4

Bets for Oaklawn Park, April 17

Favorite Win Bets

  • Race 9: No. 10 Zaino Boyz ()

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Sample Multi-Race Wagers (EDIT)

  • Daily Double (Race 1): 4,5 / 1,4 ($2 Ticket = $8)
  • Daily Double (Race 6): 8,11,12 / 3,5 ($2 Ticket = $12)
  • Daily Double (Race 9): 10 / 2,3,4,8,11 ($2 Ticket = $10)

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By Dean Arnold

Spring is here and that means two-year-old races are just starting to blossom on race cards from coast to coast. Right now, trainers across North America are bringing two-year-old colts and fillies into their barns as they arrive from training tracks, training farms, and even straight from the sales ring. Look for key indicators to accurately predict strong efforts from training sales entrants.

Each year from February to April, the big players in the horse auction business, such as Fasig-Tipton, Ocala (OBS) and Keeneland offer two-year-old horses in training. Some youngsters are not quite ready to head to the racetrack and compete, while others strut their stuff by running blistering public workouts at ‘under tack’ shows in the weeks leading up to the auction. 

Many of these horses are purchased with the intention of making a quick return on investment. Keeneland will card 13 races at its current spring meet with purses in the neighborhood of $60,, while Santa Anita, Gulfstream Park, Aqueduct, Churchill Downs, and Belmont Park will soon follow. If a precocious two-year-old has shown the talent to win at first asking in its auction workouts, trainers will take dead aim on winning a maiden special weight purse, and then immediately look for a five or five-and-one-half furlong two-year-old stakes race in May or June. Nothing makes an owner happier than watching an expensive little phenom quickly become a stakes winner.

With this in mind, use the combination of auction prices, trainer stats with debuting horses, and the tote board to guide your play in these races. The entries will seldom have more than a couple of workouts showing in their past performances. Instead of trying to interpret the indications of talent hidden in the workouts, check to make sure that the trainer wins with at least 15% of his/her debuting runners. Then look at the auction price listed in the past performances. The auction location and date will be listed along with the sales price, so you can quickly identify if the horse was purchased as a two-year-old. If the horse was purchased as a yearling or earlier, then the connections have had plenty of time to work with the young horse and train it ‘their way’. But if the horse was purchased just a couple months, weeks, or even days ago as a two-year-old, the trainer is only entering their new acquisition if he/she thinks that the horse is ready to go without their input; in other words, ‘off the rack and ready to wear’.  

Pay particular attention if the auction price of the horse exceeds $, In these cases, the horse showed enough talent to be worth a considerable sum, and therefore the owners would not be hasty with their investment. If the runner needed more time to develop before competing, the runner would be allowed to wait. When the prices climb to half a million and beyond, you can bet that if the connections are ready to put their investment on the track immediately after buying it, then they also expect an immediate return. These are not runners that pay longshot prices. In fact, if the horse is going off at double-digit odds, it should raise a red flag that no one is interested in wagering on such a talented runner. In these cases, only play the horse at high odds if another animal is getting all the attention and is odds on, since the betting public is probably just piling on and skewing the odds board. But when there is no clear favorite, and the expensive auction horse is getting no play, stay clear.

Requirements to Play the Two-Year-Old In Training Sales Horse:

– Search for race two-year-old races at abbreviated sprint distances ranging from four-and one-half to five-and-one-half furlongs

– Identify the entrants that were purchased at two-year-old in training sales

– Eliminate horses from trainers that win with less than 15% of their debut runners

– Pay particular attention to expensive runners while those in the $, through $,+ sales prices range should be given extra consideration

– Play longshots that fit this criteria only if another runner is an odds-on favorite

Be sure to check out Dean Arnold’s handicapping book, A Bettor Way, on sale now through Amazon.

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TVG Network

Not to be confused with TVGN.

American horse racing company and TV network

TVG Network ("TVG" being an initialism for its official name Television Games Network) is an online horse and greyhound racing betting business and Americansports-orienteddigital cable and satellitetelevision network owned by FanDuel Group, the U.S. subsidiary of British bookmaker Flutter Entertainment.[1]

Dedicated to horse racing and greyhound racing, in New Jersey it operates the 4NJBets platform on behalf of the state of New Jersey and its racing industry.[2]


The channel was launched on July 14, , and was founded by the United Video Satellite Group, the then owners of the TV Guide Network (now Pop) and TV Guide magazine (from which the "TVG" initials were partially taken). On October 5, , Gemstar International Group Ltd. purchased United Video Satellite Group.

In May , TVG introduced several new programs to its schedule including Morning Line, Fandicapping, Flat, Lady Luck (an all female panel discussion program focusing on the day's races) and Drive Time (which covered exclusive racing from the Meadowlands). TVG places microphones on select jockeys, owners, trainers, and the starting crew.

The channel formerly operated a fictional betting site,, which allowed it to have a presence in the fifteen states which prohibit televised and off track betting, operating similarly to poker sites which use the .net domain to differentiate their fictional betting sites from the .com sites which allow real gambling. The site was discontinued at the start of due to a site upgrade, and currently redirects to

In the end of February , TVG ended its longtime affiliation with Churchill Downs Incorporated. On May 2, , Gemstar-TV Guide was acquired by Macrovision (now TiVo Corporation) for $ billion.

Macrovision, which purchased Gemstar-TV Guide mostly to boost the value of its lucrative VCR Plus+ and electronic program guide patents, later stated that it was considering a sale of TVG, TV Guide Network and the TV Guide print edition's namesake to other parties.

In the end of , Macrovision sold TVG to Betfair for $50 million in cash consideration. The deal was consummated on January 27, , separating the channel from the company which acquired its founding owner in [3] In February , Betfair acquired TVG's sole competitor, HRTV, and began to consolidate it into TVG's facilities. The network was re branded as a sister network, TVG2, in October [4][5][6]

The network saw an increase in prominence during the COVID pandemic, as the shutdown of nearly all other live sports has prompted increased interest in horse racing and off-track betting from tracks that remain active; the limited tracks available have resulted in greater prominence given to smaller tracks and meets such as Nebraska's Fonner Park and Oklahoma's Will Rogers Downs, and the network's personalities have made efforts to accommodate new viewers and explain the technical terminology associated with horse racing and wagers. TVG also reached an agreement with the mainstream sports channel NBCSN (which reaches at least 80 million homes, as opposed to TVG's 45 million) to simulcast a block of Trackside Live on Friday through Sunday afternoons.[7]

Wagering services[edit]

TVG offers wagering services to residents of Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey (under 4NJBets), New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.[8] TVG account holders are able to wager online at, or by landline or mobile phone.

List of participating tracks[edit]

EXIndicates a racetrack that TVG maintains an agreement to be the exclusive horse racing broadcaster of that track's races.

The following tracks are available for wagering at (listed alphabetically):

TVG also shows races from international tracks in Australia, Dubai, Great Britain, Ireland, Sweden, France, Hong Kong and Japan.


TVG covers over one hundred tracks, with exclusive coverage of several tracks, including North American tracks such as Woodbine Race Course, Keeneland Race Course, Del Mar Racetrack, Meadowlands, Suffolk Downs and Monmouth Park. The network also broadcasts races from various tracks in Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland and Japan.

TVG coverage includes events, such as the Travers Stakes, Haskell Invitational, Pacific Classic, Hollywood Gold Cup, Blue Grass Stakes, Wood Memorial, Melbourne Cup, Japan Cup and the All American Futurity.

Current programming[edit]

  • The Barstool Sports Advisors – A Sunday morning program featuring personalities from the website Barstool Sports, including David Portnoy, Dan Katz and PFT Commenter (Pardon My Take), and Stu Feiner.[9]
  • Drive Time – A harness racing program, featuring action from Meadowlands, home of the Hambletonian, harness racing's biggest event.
  • Horseracing All Access – A program providing a look at horse racing from an insider's perspective.
  • Horseracing Today – A Saturday morning preview show highlighting the weekend's stakes action, with emphasis on handicapping angle, exotic and multi race wagers and interviews with trainers and jockeys live from the tracks.
  • International Racing – A program with the same format as Horseracing Today, focusing on races at tracks outside the United States.
  • Legends – A program featuring conversations with horseracing personalities.
  • More Ways to Win – A Sunday morning program dealing with sports coverage from a betting perspective, hosted by Lisa Kerney.[9]
  • Pick 6 Central – A program providing analysis for major Pick 6 Carryovers.
  • Race Night – Live race telecasts, airing Monday through Thursday evenings.
  • Racing Coast to Coast – Live racing from some of the tracks across the United States.
  • Starting Gate – A live race telecast program from East Coast tracks, with analysis and handicapping angles for all featured races.
  • The Morning Line – Morning talk show, featuring weather reports from tracks around the country and timely updates detailing the morning line and any significant scratches for the day's most important races.
  • The Quarters – A late night quarter horse racing program featuring racing, interviews, analysis, and contests, all live from Los Alamitos racetrack.
  • The Works – A look at the final preparations of contenders in major stakes races.
  • Trackside Live – analysis and information provided by TVG's team of hosts and analysts, live from featured tracks and the Los Angeles studios.
  • TVG Classic – Highlights of TVG coverage of past major races and events.
  • Television Games – Racing coverage on Mondays and Tuesdays during the day with one host who analyses the races as well as answers emails and tweets. Usually hosted by Rich Perloff and Caleb Keller, although Peter Lurie and Nick Hines have filled in on occasion.

In July , with the removal of restrictions on U.S. states' ability to offer sports betting, the network announced that it was developing studio programs dedicated to the subject. Paddy Power Betfair had recently acquired daily fantasy sports service FanDuel with an intent to use it as its main brand in the United States for sports betting. The new programs, The Barstool Sports Advisors and More Ways to Win, would air on Sunday mornings beginning September 9, (coinciding with the NFL season).[9][10]

On air staff[edit]

Current on air staff[edit]

Camera Personnel
  • Tom Amoss
  • Christina Blacker
  • Simon Bray
  • Caton Bredar
  • Donna Barton Brothers
  • Matt Carothers
  • Tom Cassidy
  • Megan Devine
  • Britney Eurton
  • Gabby Gaudet
  • Scott Hazelton
  • Nick Hines
  • Kurt Hoover
  • Joaquin Jaime
  • Mike Joyce
  • Caleb Keller
  • Paul Lo Duca
  • Peter Lurie
  • Rich Perloff
  • Ken Rudulph
  • Todd Schrupp
  • Dave Weaver

High definition[edit]

TVG HD is a high definition simulcast feed of TVG, that broadcasts in the p resolution format. The HD feed was launched on April 4, [11]


External links[edit]


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