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See the Upcoming Weekend Stakes here!

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3/22/17
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Saturday, March 25:

Race # Purse Race Post Time ET
Race 1 $1,000,000 Godolphin Mile (Group 1) 7:45am
Race 2 $1,000,000 Kahayla Classic (Group 1 Arabian) 8:15am
Race 3 $1,000,000 Dubai Gold Cup (Group 1) 8:50am
Race 4 $2,000,000 UAE Derby (Group 2) 9:25am
Race 5 $1,000,000 Al Quoz Sprint (Group 1) 10:00am
Race 6 $2,000,000 Dubai Golden Shaheen (Group 1) 10:35am
Race 7 $6,000,000 Dubai Turf (Group 1) 11:30am
Race 8 $6,000,000 Dubai Sheema Classic (Group 1) 12:05pm
Race 9 $10,000,000 Dubai World Cup (Group 1) 12:45pm

~ Weekend Highlights…
The weekend begins March 24 with ADVANCE WAGERING FRIDAY all day on the Dubai World Cup (DWC) scheduled to race Saturday, March 25. The Meydan races run early, 7:45am through 12:45pm, DWC post is 12:45pm.

The g1 $10,000,000 Dubai World Cup was founded in 1996 and has attracted 168 nominations in 2017. The 2017 g2 $2,000,000 UAE Derby attracted 155 nominations. Of the nominees a field of 14 has emerged including some familiar names: Arrogate, Mubtaahji, Gun Runner, Hoppertunity, Neolithic, Keen Ice, Lani, Special Fighter, Gold Dream, Awardee, Apollo Kentucky, Long River, Move Up and Furia Cruzada. Look for additional TV coverage at NBCSN approximately 9:30am – 12:45pm.

More DWC details and a link to a live blog and PPs below.

The UAE Derby is the first championship Road to the Derby race earning the winners 100-50-20-10 points. The other two Road to the Derby races this weekend are still worth 50-20-10-5 points. Saturday, March 25 features the $500,000 Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park. Sunday, March 26 features the grade 3 $800,000 Sunland Derby. In addition, the $200,000 Sunland Park Oaks is a Kentucky Oaks prep race earning the winners points in that race. Sunland will offer 5 more stakes on Sunday as well.

Click here for all of the “Upcoming Weekend Stakes” now & each week at http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~ A NY Minute…
Aqueduct’s post 1:20pm.
2017 NYRA stakes list
~ Horse News…

Leaderboards

https://www.americasbestracing.net/the-sport/leaderboard#mini-panel-leaderboard_views

http://www.equibase.com/stats/View.cfm?tf=year&tb=horse


USTA Leaderboard
http://www.ustrotting.com/trackside/top_performers/stats.cfm?type=horse&sort=earn&q=0&yr=2017
NTRA Poll
https://www.ntra.com/news-media/polls/

Malagacy Great After Rebel Win and Pointing Towards Arkansas Derby
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/triple-crown/malagacy-just-great-rebel-win-pointed-arkansas-derby/
Gulfstream’s Rainbow 6 Goes Unsolved Again, Carries Over $865,950 To Wednesday, March 22
http://www.paulickreport.com/horseplayers-category/gulfstreams-rainbow-6-goes-unsolved-carries-865950-wednesday/
John Campbell’s Last Race Is In July
http://www.harnessracingupdate.com/pdf/hru/hru031917.pdf?v2

~ Dubai Carnival of Racing 2017…
It’s here! Saturday, March 25 – Dubai World Cup Day at Meydan Racecourse
Post times 7:45am – 12:45pm, DWC post at 12:45pm.

ADVANCE BET FRIDAY, MARCH 24 ALL DAY!!!

LIVE BLOG,
FREE PPs, recap, and overview in the  Handicappers Corner

http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/todays-picks/
Plus NBCSN coverage approx. 9:30am-12:45pm

~ Road to the Derby 2017…
Points = 50-20-10-5
March 25 – Spiral Stakes – Turfway Park
March 26 – Sunland Derby – Sunland Park

Note! Higher Points = 100-40-20-10
March 25 – UAE Derby – Meydan Racecourse

Points = 100-40-20-10
Two races April 1
Three races April 8
One race April 15 (plus one race 10-4-2-1)

Schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2017-road-to-the-kentucky-derby/

The Last Derby Futures Wager, Pool 4, is scheduled for Friday, March 31 – Sunday, April 2.
~ FREE Stuff Heads Up…
Check out Equibase for FREE products in support of the “feature race” each week. March’s feature races:
March 25 – Spiral Stakes – Turfway Park
http://www.equibase.com/free/index.cfm?SAP=TN

~ NY Lottery…
Coming up next week:
Tuesday, March 28 New Instant Games –
$20 game = $5 Million Fortune
$5 game = Lady Luck 7
$3 game = 60x your money
$2 game = Champions of Cash

Quick Draw 50% bonus Thursday 5-7pm. Buy $10 or more of Quick Draw on one ticket in March and receive a 50% bonus on all winnings on that ticket.

March 27 is the last day to enter the Players Club Powerball Drawing to win a 5-Night Royal Caribbean Cruise. See nylotteryplayersclub.com for details.

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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are listed for the eastern time zone.
  • The monthly calendar is posted at Interbets.com   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/
  • March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. 24 hours call 1-877-8HOPE-NY or text HOPENY (467369)
  • March 25 Gulfstream revised post 12:35pm
  • March 24 Advance Bet Dubai World Cup Day races all day.
  • March 25 Dubai World Cup Day – racing in progress at branch opening.
  • March 25 Turfway Park early post 1:30pm
  • March 25 Opening day: Scarborough Downs H – no simulcast – 1:30pm
  • March 31 Opening day: Sam Houston Q 8:10pm
  • March 31 Last day to cash winning 2016 tickets.

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3/16/17
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~ Weekend Highlights…

Wow! Clothes Fall Off & Hot City Girl face off this Saturday in the Correction at Aqueduct.  That’s not even the most exciting part of your weekend. Oaklawn offers the grade 2 $900,000 Rebel, the lone Road to the Derby race this weekend and long with the $350,000 Azeri and $250,000 Essex Handicap.  Santa Anita keeps the party going into the early evening with the grade 1 $400,000 Santa Margarita.

Here’s some “Insider Information” about Gulfstream. They have a revised first post Saturday at 12:35pm.

Click here for all of the “Upcoming Weekend Stakes” now & each week at http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~ A NY Minute…
Aqueduct’s post 1:20pm.
2017 NYRA stakes list

Yonkers’ matinee special post this Sunday, March 19 is 12:30pm.

NY-NY Double ~ A mixed breed wager! ~ post time 2:20pm
Leg 1 = thoroughbreds = Aqueduct race 3
Leg 2 = harness = Yonkers race 6 (2:50pm)
~ Horse News…

Leaderboards

https://www.americasbestracing.net/the-sport/leaderboard#mini-panel-leaderboard_views

http://www.equibase.com/stats/View.cfm?tf=year&tb=horse

USTA leaderboard
http://www.ustrotting.com/trackside/top_performers/stats.cfm?type=horse&sort=earn&q=0&yr=2017
NTRA Poll
https://www.ntra.com/news-media/polls/
“…Gun Runner elicited the usual strong reviews for his final work before shipping for the $10 million Dubai World Cup… “ http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/220379/all-systems-go-for-gun-runner-after-six-furlong-move

2017 Hall Of Fame Finalists

“Five jockeys, three trainers and three racehorses comprise the 11 finalists on the National Museum of Racing’s 2017 Hall of Fame ballot… jockeys Robby Albarado, Javier Castellano, Victor Espinoza Garrett Gomez and Craig Perret; trainers Mark Casse, John Shirreffs and David Whiteley; and the racehorses Gio Ponti, Goldikova and Kona Gold.”
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/people/gomez-shirreffs-among-2017-hall-fame-finalists/


McCraken
remains on track to start in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2) at Keeneland April 8 after emerging from a half-mile workout on Feb. 27 with a slight strain to his left front ankle.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/220293/mccraken-resumes-galloping-blue-grass-still-the-target?source=rss
~ Dubai Carnival of Racing 2017…
March 25 – Plan ahead for the Dubai World Cup Day at Meydan Racecourse
Post times 7:45am – 12:45pm, DWC at 12:45pm.
so ADVANCE BET FRIDAY MARCH 24 ALL DAY!!!

LIVE BLOG,
FREE PPs, recap, and overview in the  Handicappers Corner

http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/todays-picks/
Plus NBCSN coverage approx. 9:30am-12:45pm

~ Road to the Derby 2017…
Points = 50-20-10-5
March 11 – Tampa Bay Derby
March 11 – San Felipe at Santa Anita

Schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2017-road-to-the-kentucky-derby/
~ FREE Stuff Heads Up…
Check out Equibase for FREE products in support of the “feature race” each week. February’s feature races:
March 11 – Tampa Bay Derby
http://www.equibase.com/free/index.cfm?SAP=TN

~ NY Lottery…
Coming up March 28 New Instant Games –
$20 game = $5 Million Fortune
$5 game = Lady Luck 7
$3 game = 60x your money
$2 game = Champions of Cash

Quick Draw 50% bonus Thursday 5-7pm. Buy $10 or more of Quick Draw on one ticket in March and receive a 50% bonus on all winnings on that ticket.

February 5 – March 27: Players Club Powerball Drawing with changes to win a 5-Night Royal Caribbean Cruise. See nylotteryplayersclub.com for details.

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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are listed for the eastern time zone.
  • The monthly calendar is posted at Interbets.com   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/
  • March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. 24 hours call 1-877-8HOPE-NY or text HOPENY (467369)
  • March 18 & 25 Gulfstream revised post 12:35pm
  • March 18 Opening day: Century Downs H 3:10pm
  • March 19 Century Downs H cancelled racing.
  • Mar 21 Opening day rescheduled: Pocono Downs H 6:30
  • March 24 Advance Bet Dubai World Cup Day races all day.
  • March 25 Dubai World Cup Day – racing in progress at branch opening.
  • March 25 Turfway Park early post 1:30pm
  • March 25 Opening day: Scarborough Downs H – no simulcast – 1:30pm
  • March 31 Opening day: Sam Houston Q 8:10pm
  • March 31 Last day to cash winning 2016 tickets.

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~ Weekend Highlights…

The weekend is jammed with stakes!  Two Road to the Derby races this Saturday, one at Tampa & one at Santa Anita. Tampa will have an early 12:00pm post, five big stakes (3 graded), and $925,000 in purses. Santa Anita also has an early post beginning at 3:00pm, five big stakes (4 graded) and over $2 million in purses including the grade 1 $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap. OTB & Interbets also welcomes back Remington Park Saturday for their Quarter Horse meet, post 5:00pm.

Sunday gets started early with the beginning of Daylight Savings Time, so don’t be late for post time. Plenty of excitement this day including Aqueduct’s Stymie, the grade 1 Santa Ana at Santa Anita, and Laurel racing, post time 1:10pm.   The NY-NY Double is back again, Leg 1 – Aqueduct (race 3) – post 2:20pm and Leg 2 – Yonkers (race 6) – post 2:50pm.  Yonkers matinee first race post is 12:30pm this Sunday.

Click here for all of the “Upcoming Weekend Stakes” now & each week at http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~ A NY Minute…
Aqueduct’s post 1:20pm.
2017 NYRA stakes list

Yonkers’ matinee special post this Sunday, March 12 is 12:30pm.
~ Horse News…

Leaderboards

https://www.americasbestracing.net/the-sport/leaderboard#mini-panel-leaderboard_views

http://www.equibase.com/stats/View.cfm?tf=year&tb=horse

 Derby Trail: Three Heating Up, Three Cooling Down for March 8 by Mike Curry

https://www.americasbestracing.net/the-sport/2017-derby-trail-three-heating-three-cooling-down-march-8

NTRA Poll
https://www.ntra.com/news-media/polls/

USTA

http://www.ustrotting.com/trackside/top_performers/stats.cfm?type=horse&sort=earn&q=0&yr=2017
J Boys Echo Parlays Perfect Trip To Gotham Upset by Paulick Report Staff | 03.04.2017 | 5:05pm

“… J Boys Echo was able to parlay a perfect stalking trip to upset heavily-favored El Areeb in Saturday’s G3 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct, earning 50 points and a shot to contest the 2017 Kentucky Derby…”
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/triple-crown/j-boys-echo-parlays-perfect-trip-gotham-upset/
PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: Striving For ‘Authentic Day At The Races’

by Alexa Ravit | 03.03.2017 | 10:19am

“This is part of a series profiling participants of the PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience (PRISE), a program that allows students at the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program the chance to work in paid positions in key roles at Rillito Park.

http://www.paulickreport.com/features/racing-industry-student-experience/paribet-racetrack-industry-student-experience-striving-authentic-day-races/

Student profiles:   http://www.paulickreport.com/features/racing-industry-student-experience/

Emerald & Hastings will spice things up in April
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/the-biz/emerald-downs-hastings-racecourse-team-offer-enhanced-stakes-bonus-program/

~ Dubai Carnival of Racing 2017…
March 25 Dubai World Cup Day at Meydan Racecourse
ADVANCE BET FRIDAY MARCH 24 ALL DAY.

LIVE BLOG,
FREE PPs, recap, and overview in the  Handicappers Corner

http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/todays-picks/

~ Road to the Derby 2017…
Points = 50-20-10-5
March 11 – Tampa Bay Derby
March 11 – San Felipe at Santa Anita

Schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2017-road-to-the-kentucky-derby/
~ FREE Stuff Heads Up…
Check out Equibase for FREE products in support of the “feature race” each week. February’s feature races:
March 11 – Tampa Bay Derby
http://www.equibase.com/free/index.cfm?SAP=TN

~ NY Lottery…
Coming up March 28 New Instant Games –
$20 game = $5 Million Fortune
$5 game = Lady Luck 7
$3 game = 60x your money
$2 game = Champions of Cash

Quick Draw 50% bonus Thursday 5-7pm. Buy $10 or more of Quick Draw on one ticket in March and receive a 50% bonus on all winnings on that ticket.

February 5 – March 27: Players Club Powerball Drawing with changes to win a 5-Night Royal Caribbean Cruise. See nylotteryplayersclub.com for details.

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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are listed for the eastern time zone.
  • The monthly calendar is posted at Interbets.com   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/
  • March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. 24hr help Call 1-877-8HOPE-NY or text HOPENY (467369)
  • March 10 Fair Grounds late post 6:00pm
  • March 10 Remington Park Quarter Horse, post 7:00pm
  • March 11 Tampa Bay Downs, early post 12:00pm
  • March 11 Santa Anita early post 3:00pm
  • March 11 Remington Q early post 5:00pm
  • March 12 Daylight Savings Time begins
  • March 12 Yonkers matinee post 12:30pm.
  • March 12 Turf Paradise, new later post 4:25pm
  • March 13 Opening day: Will Rogers Downs 2:05pm
  • March 18 Opening day: Pocono Downs H 6:30pm & Century Downs H 3:10pm
  • March 24 Advance Bet Dubai World Cup Day races all day.
  • March 25 Dubai World Cup Day – racing in progress at branch opening.
  • March 25 Turfway Park early post 1:30pm
  • March 25 Opening day: Scarborough Downs H – no simulcast – 1:30pm
  • March 31 Opening day: Sam Houston Q 8:10pm
  • March 31 Last day to cash winning 2016 tickets.

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3/2/17
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~ Weekend Highlights…
Advance bet the Dubai Super Saturday races all day Friday, March 3. Dubai’s Saturday card is early in the morning, March 4, and will end before branches even open.

Watch El Areeb in the Gotham Saturday at Aqueduct. Remember the track has an early 12:50pm post this Saturday.  Find the Fountain of Youth at Interbets this Saturday too. Both races are Derby prep races! Gulfstream features 9 stakes worth $1.5 million in purses highlighted by the grade 2 $400,000 Fountain of Youth.

Click here for all of the “Upcoming Weekend Stakes” now & each week at http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~ A NY Minute…
Aqueduct’s post 1:20pm except this Saturday, March 4 special post 12:50pm, Gotham Day.
2017 NYRA stakes list
~ Horse News…

Leaderboards

https://www.americasbestracing.net/the-sport/leaderboard#mini-panel-leaderboard_views

http://www.equibase.com/stats/View.cfm?tf=year&tb=horse

2017 Top 3-Year-Old rankings:
https://www.americasbestracing.net/the-sport/2017-americas-best-thoroughbreds-3

Stellar Wind pointing to Oaklawn’s G1 Apple Blossom Handicap on April 15 http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/stellar-wind-target-oaklawns-apple-blossom-interrupted-santa-anita-training/
“Trainer Joe Sharp reported that his G2 Risen Star winner Girvin exited the race in good shape, and confirmed to drf.com that the son of Tale of Ekati would likely be pointed to the G1 Louisiana Derby on April 1 at the Fair Grounds.”
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/triple-crown/girvin-100-percent-risen-star-effort-points-louisiana-derby/
Arrogate will join fellow Bob Baffert trainee Hoppertunity in the G1 Dubai World Cup March 25.”

http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/hes-going-dubai-world-cup-start-confirmed-arrogate/

“…Saturday afternoon at Gulfstream Park. Delta Prince is among 12 4-year-olds and older horses entered in the mile turf race carrying first-level allowance conditions.”

http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/royal-deltas-half-brother-keeps-turf-2017-debut/

~ Dubai Carnival of Racing 2017…
March 4 Super Saturday (early morning racing) ADVANCE BET FRIDAY MARCH 3 ALL DAY& March 25 Dubai World Cup Day at Meydan Racecourse.

LIVE BLOG,
FREE PPs, recap, and overview in the  Handicappers Corner
http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/todays-picks/

~ Road to the Derby 2017…
Points = 50-20-10-5
March 4 – Gotham at Aqueduct
March 4 – Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park

Schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2017-road-to-the-kentucky-derby/
~ FREE Stuff Heads Up…
Check out Equibase for FREE products in support of the “feature race” each week. February’s feature races:
March 4 – Fountain of Youth – Gulfstream
http://www.equibase.com/free/index.cfm?SAP=TN

~ NY Lottery…
Coming March 28 New Instant Games –
$20 game = $5 Million Fortune
$5 game = Lady Luck 7
$3 game = 60x your money
$2 game = Champions of Cash

Quick Draw 50% bonus Thursday 5-7pm. Buy $10 or more of Quick Draw on one ticket in March and receive a 50% bonus on all winnings on that ticket.

February 5 – March 27: Players Club Powerball Drawing with changes to win a 5-Night Royal Caribbean Cruise. See nylotteryplayersclub.com for details.

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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are listed for the eastern time zone.
  • The monthly calendar is posted at Interbets.com   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/
  • March 3 Advance Bet Dubai’s Super Saturday Card all day.
  • March 3 Introducing Rillito Park wagering, post 5:30pm
  • March 3 Opening day: Northville Downs H 7:00pm & Hawthorne 5:10pm
  • March 4 Dubai Super Saturday card races before branch opening, bet Friday & with your account.
  • March 4 Aqueduct early post 12:50pm
  • March 5 Opening day: Rosecroft H 4:40pm
  • March 10 Fair Grounds late post 6:00pm
  • March 10 Remington Park Quarter Horse, post 7:00pm
  • March 11 Tampa Bay Downs, early post 12:00pm
  • March 11 Santa Anita early post 3:00pm
  • March 11 Remington Q early post 5:00pm
  • March 12 Daylight Savings Time begins
  • March 12 Turf Paradise, new later post 4:25pm
  • March 13 Opening day: Will Rogers Downs 2:05pm
  • March 18 Opening day: Pocono Downs H 6:30pm & Century Downs H 3:10pm
  • March 24 Advance Bet Dubai World Cup Day races all day.
  • March 25 Dubai World Cup Day – racing in progress at branch opening.
  • March 25 Turfway Park early post 1:30pm
  • March 25 Opening day: Scarborough Downs H – no simulcast – 1:30pm
  • March 31 Opening day: Sam Houston Q 8:10pm
  • March 31 Last day to cash winning 2016 tickets.

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2/23/17
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~ Weekend Highlights…
Catch the Fair Grounds’ Risen Star at OTB & Interbets this Saturday.

February 24-26: Kentucky Derby Future Wagering Pool 3 & Kentucky Oaks Future Wagering Pool 1

Click here for all of the “Upcoming Weekend Stakes” now & each week at http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

Calendar updates for the last few days of February:
Friday, February 24 Tampa’s post is 12:55pm. Saturday there are several post time changes, Louisiana Downs Q is now 12:30pm and, as you may know, Parx is 12:55pm and Turf Paradise is 2:55pm. On Sunday Gulfstream has a 12 noon post, but it looks like they go back to 12:35pm on Sundays in March. Yonkers has announced this Sunday’s post will be 12:30pm which means the NY-NY Double will be Aqueduct Race 3 (Post Time 2:20pm) and Yonkers Race 6 (Post Time 2:55pm).  Please delete Fonner Park from the calendar February 24-26. Last but not least, Parx finishes out the month on Monday and Tuesday with a 12:55pm revised post.
~ A NY Minute…
Aqueduct’s new post 1:20pm begins February 24 – March 26 post 1:20pm, except March 4 special post 12:50pm, Gotham Day.  Aqueduct Spring meet begins March 31. Click here for the 2017 NYRA stakes list
http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/nyra/
~ Equine Watch…
Risen Star – First 50 point race on the Road to the Derby!
https://www.americasbestracing.net/the-sport/2017-risen-star-stakes-cheat-sheet

Derby Dozen

https://www.americasbestracing.net/the-sport/2017-haskins-derby-dozen-feb-22

NTRA Poll: The latest 2017 Top 3-Year-Old rankings:
https://www.americasbestracing.net/the-sport/2017-americas-best-thoroughbreds-2

~ Dubai Carnival of Racing 2017…
March 11 Super Saturday & March 25 Dubai World Cup Day at Meydan Racecourse.  FREE PPs and a recap sheet, an overview by their handicapper, and on race day the changes will be posted at Interbets.com as we get them. All material is free at Interbets.com in our Handicappers Corner or click the Dubai banner link when it’s available. Receive a LIVE BLOG link in our Handicappers’ Corner each week beginning the night before racing.  Only a few races will be racing during branch hours on the 11th so advance bet Friday the 10th and 24th and with your Interbets.com account.  http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/todays-picks/

~ Road to the Derby 2017…
Points increase = 50-20-10-5
February 25 – Risen Star at Fair Grounds

Schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2017-road-to-the-kentucky-derby/
~ FREE Stuff Heads Up…
Check out Equibase for FREE products in support of the “feature race” each week. February’s feature races:
February 25 – Risen Star – Fair Grounds
http://www.equibase.com/free/index.cfm?SAP=TN

~ NY Lottery…
February New Instant Games –
$5 game = $1,000,000 Large
$5 game = Big Red 8s
$2 game = Cash $50
$1 game = Lucky Bucks

Quick Draw 50% bonus Thursday 5-7pm. Buy $10 or more of Quick Draw on one ticket in February and receive a 50% bonus on all winnings on that ticket.

February 5 – March 27: Players Club Powerball Drawing with changes to win a 5-Night Royal Caribbean Cruise. See nylotteryplayersclub.com for details.

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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are listed for the eastern time zone.
  • The monthly calendar is posted at Interbets.com   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/
  • February 4 Parx Racing revised post 12:55pm
  • February 24-26 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3
  • February 24 New Zealand Racing at Matamata tba & Otaki tba
  • February 25 New Zealand Racing at Wairoa 7:32pm
  • February 26 Yonkers first post 12:30pm

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2/16/17
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~ Weekend Highlights…
Saturday and Sunday Gulfstream’s revised post is now 12 noon betting opens by 11:45am at OTB branches and at Interbets.com

Aqueduct is racing this Monday, February 20, Presidents’ Day, post 12:50pm.

Click here for the “Upcoming Weekend Stakes” now & each week
at http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~ A NY Minute…
Aqueduct’s new post 1:20pm begins February 24 – March 26 post 1:20pm, except Mar 11 special post 12:50pm, Gotham Day.  Aqueduct Spring meet begins March 31. Click here for the 2017 NYRA stakes list
http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/nyra/
~ Equine Watch…

Derby Dozen

https://www.americasbestracing.net/the-sport/2017-haskins-derby-dozen-feb-15

NTRA Poll: The latest 2017 Top 3-Year-Old rankings:
https://www.americasbestracing.net/the-sport/2017-americas-best-thoroughbreds
Arrogate, Song Bird, Hopportunity, Dortmund all nominated to the March 25 Dubai World Cup!
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/arrogate-songbird-headline-nominations-10m-dubai-world-cup/

~ Dubai Carnival of Racing 2017…
Thursdays through February and this Saturday, February 11, Meydan Racecourse hosts the Dubai World Cup Carnival of Racing.  Each Thursday of Dubai racing Interbets.com will post their FREE PPs and a recap sheet, an overview by their handicapper, and on race day the changes will be posted as we get them. All material is free at Interbets.com in our Handicappers Corner or click the Dubai banner link. Receive a LIVE BLOG link in our Handicappers’ Corner each week too.  Note, Dubai racing begins early Thursday mornings around 9:30am. Only one or two races will be racing during branch hours so bet Dubai with your Interbets.com account.  http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/todays-picks/

~ Road to the Derby 2017…
Points = 10-4-2-1
February 18 – El Camino Real at Golden Gate
February 20 – Southwest at Oaklawn

Points increase = 50-20-10-5
February 25 – Risen Star at Fair Grounds

Schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2017-road-to-the-kentucky-derby/
~ FREE Stuff Heads Up…
Check out Equibase for FREE products in support of the “feature race” each week. February’s feature races:
February 18 – Barbara Fritchie Handicap – Laurel
February 25 – Risen Star – Fair Grounds
http://www.equibase.com/free/index.cfm?SAP=TN

~ NY Lottery…
February New Instant Games as of February 14 –
$5 game = $1,000,000 Large
$5 game = Big Red 8s
$2 game = Cash $50
$1 game = Lucky Bucks

Quick Draw 50% bonus Thursday 5-7pm. Buy $10 or more of Quick Draw on one ticket in February and receive a 50% bonus on all winnings on that ticket.
February 5 – March 27: Players Club Powerball Drawing with changes to win a 5-Night Royal Caribbean Cruise. See nylotteryplayersclub.com for details.

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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are listed for the eastern time zone.
  • The monthly calendar is posted at Interbets.com   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/
  • February 4 Parx Racing revised post 12:55pm
  • February 10 New Zealand Racing at Te Rapa 6:30pm & Riccarton 6:40pm
  • February 11 Dubai Racing Carnival today! Early racing in progress at branch opening.
  • February 15 New Zealand Racing at Riccarton 7:07pm
  • February 17 New Zealand Racing at Ellerslie 6:23pm & Pukekura 6:36pm
  • February 18 New Zealand Racing at Makaraka 9:15pm
  • February 22 New Zealand Racing at Wairoa 7:27pm
  • February 24-26 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3
  • February 24 New Zealand Racing at Matamata tba & Otaki tba
  • February 25 New Zealand Racing at Wairoa 7:32pm
  • February 26 Yonkers first post 12:30pm

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2/9/17
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~ Weekend Highlights…
SATURDAY
OTB & Interbets showing some love the weekend before Valentine’s Day!  Multiple stakes at many tracks, two NY Breds races, Dubai Racing, and Louisiana Premier Night all this Saturday for your wagering pleasure!  Bring your sweetheart in to OTB for the day. Play NY Lottery’s Quick Draw all day while you’re here too!  There are plenty of partner locations with OTB wagering, live simulcast racing, and food and drink to complete date night.

Saturday’s big events start with the first Saturday Dubai Racing Carnival card that will be in progress at branch opening. Next up, its Gulfstream with $1,000,000 in purses including the grade 2 Gulfstream Park Handicap and grade 1 Turf Handicap and grade 3 Suwannee River. Tampa’s grade 3 $250,000 Sam F. Davis is a Road to the Derby race, and three more Tampa events total $650,000 in stakes. Delta Downs’s Louisiana Premier Night is packed with 10 stakes events for the evening. The evening is topped off with Los Alamitos’s $200,000 Winter Derby.

SUNDAY
Come back for Sunday’s sixteen track cards highlighted by two handicap events at Sunland Park and the grade 2 $200,000 San Vincente at Santa Anita.

Go to the “Upcoming Weekend Stakes” page now & each week at http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~ A NY Minute…
Aqueduct’s post is 12:50pm now through February 20.
February 24 – March 26 post 1:20pm, except Mar 11 special post 12:50pm, Gotham Day.
2017 NYRA stakes list is posted http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/nyra/
~ Equine Watch…

NTRA Poll: The latest 2017 Top 3-Year-Old rankings:
https://www.americasbestracing.net/the-sport/2017-americas-best-thoroughbreds
Arrogate, Song Bird, Hopportunity, Dortmund all nominated to the March 25 Dubai World Cup!
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/arrogate-songbird-headline-nominations-10m-dubai-world-cup/

~ Dubai Carnival of Racing 2017…
Thursdays through February and this Saturday, February 11, Meydan Racecourse hosts the Dubai World Cup Carnival of Racing.  Each Thursday of Dubai racing Interbets.com will post their FREE PPs and a recap sheet, an overview by their handicapper, and on race day the changes will be posted as we get them. All material is free at Interbets.com in our Handicappers Corner or click the Dubai banner link. Receive a LIVE BLOG link in our Handicappers’ Corner each week too.  Note, Dubai racing begins early Thursday mornings around 9:30am. Only one or two races will be racing during branch hours so bet Dubai with your Interbets.com account.  http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/todays-picks/

~ Road to the Kentucky Derby 2017…
Points = 10-4-2-1
February 11 – Sam F. Davis at Tampa Bay Downs
February 18 – El Camino Real at Golden Gate
February 20 – Southwest at Oaklawn

Points increase = 50-20-10-5
February 25 – Risen Star at Fair Grounds

Schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2017-road-to-the-kentucky-derby/
~ FREE Stuff Heads Up…
Check out Equibase for FREE products in support of the “feature race” each week. February’s feature races:

February 11 – Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap
February 18 – Barbara Fritchie Handicap – Laurel
February 25 – Risen Star – Fair Grounds
http://www.equibase.com/free/index.cfm?SAP=TN

~ NY Lottery…
February New Instant Games as of February 14 –
$5 game = $1,000,000 Large
$5 game = Big Red 8s
$2 game = Cash $50
$1 game = Lucky Bucks

Quick Draw 50% bonus Thursday 5-7pm. Buy $10 or more of Quick Draw on one ticket in February and receive a 50% bonus on all winnings on that ticket.
February 5 – March 27: Players Club Powerball Drawing with changes to win a 5-Night Royal Caribbean Cruise. See nylotteryplayersclub.com for details.

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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are listed for the eastern time zone.
  • The monthly calendar is posted at Interbets.com   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/
  • February 4 Parx Racing revised post 12:55pm
  • February 10 New Zealand Racing at Te Rapa 6:30pm & Riccarton 6:40pm
  • February 11 Dubai Racing Carnival today! Early racing in progress at branch opening.
  • February 15 New Zealand Racing at Riccarton 7:07pm
  • February 17 New Zealand Racing at Ellerslie 6:23pm & Pukekura 6:36pm
  • February 18 New Zealand Racing at Makaraka 9:15pm
  • February 22 New Zealand Racing at Wairoa 7:27pm
  • February 24-26 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3
  • February 24 New Zealand Racing at Matamata tba & Otaki tba
  • February 25 New Zealand Racing at Wairoa 7:32pm

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1/31/17
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~ Weekend Highlights…
SATURDAY
There are graded stakes galore this Saturday and a Road to the Derby Trifecta!  The highlight of the weekend is the grade 3 $250,000 Withers at Aqueduct, the first of three Road to the Derby races.  Gulfstream offers $95,000 in purses in five stakes, four of them graded, including the grade 2 $350,000 Holy Bull. This Road to the Derby race features one the Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2 favorites, Classic Empire.  The Holy Bull is also Equibases feature race of the week with free information at the link provided in the newsletter.  The third race of the exciting Road to the Derby races is the grade 3 $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita. The Robert B. Lewis is one of four stakes worth a total of $850,000 at Santa Anita on Saturday.

Please note, Parx Racing has a revised post time at 12:55pm beginning Saturday, February 4.

SUNDAY
Before kick off this Sunday Catskill OTB & Interbets are open and everyone is racing. Note, some post times are a bit earlier than usual. See the calendar for the complete list. Santa Anita is off at 2:00pm eastern this Sunday. Aqueduct offers the $100,000 Biogio’s Rose for NY Breds. Santa Anita offers the grade 2 $200,000 Las Virgenes

Go to the “Upcoming Weekend Stakes” page now & each week at http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~ The Interbets Card…
All Account Wagering customers should have their own unique Interbets card. The card enables account holders to make deposits, voucher withdrawals, and wager through self-service terminals.   ALL accounts receive “no surcharge” track payouts on their account wagers bet through the self-serve terminals at OTB branches and partner restaurant/bar locations with the card… track prices!

Note for account holders who prefer to call in your wagers with our friendly, efficient live operators at the telebet center, your wagers are “no surcharge” only if you specifically arranged $300 in escrow with customer service.

~ A NY Minute…
Aqueduct’s new post is 12:50 as of February 2.
2017 NYRA stakes list is posted http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/nyra/
~ Equine Watch…
Bold Eagle soars to world record while repeating in Prix d’Amerique
“French trotter Bold Eagle won the Prix d’Amerique for the second straight year when he stormed to a world record victory Sunday afternoon (Jan.29) in the $1 million event at Vincennes Racetrack in Paris, France.”
“It is expected Bold Eagle will race twice more in Paris this winter in the Prix de France and Prix de Paris in France and then take on Nuncio and other global trotting stars in the Elitlopp in Stockholm on May28. The Prix d’Amerique victory also earned Bold Eagle and automatic invitation to race in the Yonkers International Trot set for October in New York City.”  http://www.harnessracingupdate.com/category/news/
Classic Empire, Eclipse Champion, Scheduled For 2017 Debut In Holy Bull Feb. 4

http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/eclipse-champion-classic-empire-scheduled-2017-debut-holy-bull-feb-4/

KY Derby Future Wager: Classic Empire, Mutuel Field Top Choices In Pool 2
“John C. Oxley’s champion Classic Empire (#3) edged unbeaten rising stars Mastery (#12) and McCraken (#14) to be the favored individual contender for the 143rd Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), but the ever-popular…”  “Other betting interests attracting solid support in KDFW Pool 2 were the Baffert-trained American Anthem (#1, 15-1), Remsen (GII) winner Mo Town (#14, 15-1) and Sham (GIII) and FrontRunner (GI) winner Gormley (#7, 19-1).”
http://www.paulickreport.com/horseplayers-category/ky-derby-future-wager-classic-empire-mutuel-field-top-choices-pool-2/

~ Dubai Carnival of Racing 2017…
Thursdays through February, Meydan Racecourse hosts the Dubai World Cup Carnival of Racing.  Each Thursday of Dubai racing Interbets.com will post their FREE PPs and a recap sheet, an overview by their handicapper, and on race day the changes will be posted as we get them. All material is free at Interbets.com in our Handicappers Corner or click the Dubai banner link. Receive a LIVE BLOG link in our Handicappers’ Corner each week too.  Note, Dubai racing begins early Thursday mornings around 9:30am. Only one or two races will be racing during branch hours so bet Dubai with your Interbets.com account.
~ Road to the Kentucky Derby 2017…
Points = 10-4-2-1
February 4 is a Derby Prep Trifecta: Withers-Aqueduct, Holy Bull-Gulfstream & Robert B Lewis-Santa Anita

Schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2017-road-to-the-kentucky-derby/
~ FREE Stuff Heads Up…
Check out Equibase for FREE products in support of the “feature race” each week. February’s feature races:

February 4 – Holy Bull – Gulfstream
February 11 – Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap
February 18 – Barbara Fritchie Handicap – Laurel
February 25 – Risen Star – Fair Grounds
http://www.equibase.com/free/index.cfm?SAP=TN

~ NY Lottery…
February New Instant Games as of February 14 –
$5 game = $1,000,000 Large
$5 game = Big Red 8s
$2 game = Cash $50
$1 game = Lucky Bucks

Quick Draw 50% bonus Thursday 5-7pm. Buy $10 or more of Quick Draw on one ticket in February and receive a 50% bonus on all winnings on that ticket.
February 5 – March 27: Players Club Powerball Drawing with changes to win a 5-Night Royal Caribbean Cruise. See nylotteryplayersclub.com for details.

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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are listed for the eastern time zone.
  • The monthly calendar is posted at Interbets.com   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/
  • January 29 NY-NY Double special wager added today, post time 1:18pm. Aqueduct race 3 & Yonkers race 6.
  • February 1 New Zealand Racing at Gore 7:07pm
  • February 3 Monticello H is racing today, 12:25pm
  • February 3 New Zealand Racing at Te Rapa 6:30pm & Wingatui 6:50pm
  • February 8 New Zealand Racing at Te Aroha 7:07pm
  • February 10 New Zealand Racing at Te Rapa 6:30pm & Riccarton 6:40pm
  • February 11 Dubai Racing Carnival today! Early racing in progress at branch opening.
  • February 15 New Zealand Racing at Riccarton 7:07pm
  • February 17 New Zealand Racing at Ellerslie 6:23pm & Pukekura 6:36pm
  • February 18 New Zealand Racing at Makaraka 9:15pm
  • February 22 New Zealand Racing at Wairoa 7:27pm
  • February 24-26 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3
  • February 24 New Zealand Racing at Matamata tba & Otaki tba
  • February 25 New Zealand Racing at Wairoa 7:32pm

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1/26/17
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~ Weekend Highlights…
FRIDAY
Start the weekend wagering early on Friday!  The Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2 is this Friday through Sunday, January 27-29.   Advance betting is available all day Friday on Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup, race 12, from Gulfstream Park. Tampa has a revised special 12:55pm post this Friday and Sunland changed to an all quarter horse card each Friday beginning on the 27th.

SATURDAY
The inaugural $12 million PEGASUS WORLD CUP is our next mega stakes race. “The World’s Richest Race” is slated to debut this Saturday, January 28, 2017, race 12 at Gulfstream Park. Twelve entry spots were purchased for $1 million each. The field is set now with top dirt horses. Arrogate in post 1 at 7-5 and California Chrome in post 12 at 6-5 are bookends to a star-studded field. There are plenty of reasons to participate in the Pegasus Day this Saturday at Interbets & Catskill OTB including Gulfstream’s guaranteed pools:
Race 7:  .20cent Rainbow 6 guaranteed $300,000
Race 8:  .50cent Late Pick 5 guaranteed $500,000
Race 9:  .50cent Late Pick 4 guaranteed $1,000,000
Gulfstream is making it even easier with national television coverage on NBC-TV 4:30-6pm.

Catskill OTB & Interbets will open wagering by 11:15am Saturday for an early 11:30am first race post at Gulftstream.

Believe it or not the day doesn’t end with the Pegasus. It’s also California Cup Day at Santa Anita with $1,000,000 in purses for five stakes events.  Santa Anita has a revised early 2:45pm post and Golden Gate is 3:30pm.  Fair Grounds will also have a special 4:00pm post Saturday.

SUNDAY
Gulfstream revised post is 12 noon this Sunday, so branches will open by 11:45am.  Aqueduct and Yonkers will once again collaborate on the NY-NY Double. Post time is 1:20pm. Aqueduct race 3 and Yonkers race 6. Note, Yonkers first race post is 12:30pm this Sunday.

Sam Houston hosts their racing festival this Sunday. There’s a special early 1pm post. The feature events are the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic g3 (race 9 at 5:10pm) and $250,000 John B Connally Turf Cup g3 (race 8 at 4:40pm) and three more stakes!

Go to the “Upcoming Weekend Stakes” page now & each week at http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/
~ Notes to know…
Congrats to all of the 2016 Eclipse Award Winners especially to Horse of the Year and o     lder dirt male California Chrome.   Congrats to champion 3-year-old male Arrogate. Now the rivalry can continue at the Pegasus for one last showdown.

http://www.paulickreport.com/news/the-biz/california-chrome-wins-2016-horse-year/

~ A NY minute…

Aqueduct post time is 12:20pm through the end of the month. Aqueduct new post 12:50 as of February 2.
2017 NYRA stakes list is posted http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/nyra/

~ Dubai Carnival of Racing 2017…
Thursdays through February, Meydan Racecourse hosts the Dubai World Cup Carnival of Racing.  Each Thursday of Dubai racing Interbets.com will post their FREE PPs and a recap sheet, an overview by their handicapper, and on race day the changes will be posted as we get them. All material is free at Interbets.com in our Handicappers Corner or click the Dubai banner link. Receive a LIVE BLOG link in our Handicappers’ Corner each week too.  Note, Dubai racing begins early Thursday mornings around 9:30am. Only one or two races will be racing during branch hours so bet Dubai with your Interbets.com account.
~ Road to the Kentucky Derby 2017…
Points = 10-4-2-1
February 4 is a Derby Prep Trifecta: Withers-Aqueduct, Holy Bull-Gulfstream & Robert B Lewis-Santa Anita

Schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2017-road-to-the-kentucky-derby/
~ FREE Stuff Heads Up…
Check out Equibase for FREE products in support of the “feature race” each week. This week’s feature race is:

January 28 – Pegasus World Cup – Gulfstream
January 29 – Houston Ladies Classic – Sam Houston

http://www.equibase.com/free/index.cfm?SAP=TN

~ NY Lottery…
January Instant Games – $30 ticket named “$10,000,000 Cash” celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the New York Lottery, $5 game $500,000 Loose Change Multiplier, $3 game Money Match, and $1 game Double Dollars.

Quick Draw 50% bonus Thursday 5-7pm. Buy $10 or more of Quick Draw on one ticket in January and receive a 50% bonus on all winnings on that ticket.

Buy a $5 Play Pack & get a $2 Cash4Life quick pick free.
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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are listed for the eastern time zone.
  • The monthly calendar is posted at Interbets.com   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/
  • January 27 Tampa revised post 12:55 today.
  • January 27 Sunland – All Quarter horse card every Friday starting today.
  • January 27 New Zealand Racing: Riccarton 6:24pm & Trentham 6:36pm
  • January 27 Advance Bet the Pegasus all day!
  • January 27-29 Kentucky Derby Future Wager – Pool 2
  • January 28 betting opens by 11:15am. Gulfstream revised post 11:30am.
  • January 28 New Zealand Racing: Ellerslie tba
  • January 29 NY-NY Double special wager added today, post time 1:18pm. Aqueduct race 3 & Yonkers race 6.

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1/19/17
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~ Weekend Highlights…
FRIDAY – Is this week flying or what?! Everyone is waiting for the big day this Friday! That’s right, the day Sam Houston’s next thoroughbred meet begins, post time 8:10pm. Note, the Texas Champions weekend will not run this weekend and will be rescheduled.

Please delete The Meadows H from the calendar for Friday. They are not racing this day.

SATURDAY –
Everyone is waiting for the big day this Saturday too! That’s right. It’s Sunshine Millions Day at Gulfstream Park, 5 stakes races on one card, 12 noon post.  Tampa has a revise 12:10pm post and three stakes today, $250,000 total. Laurel offers four stakes $75,000 each. Aqueduct offers the NYB Rego Park and Santa Anita offers the grade 2 $200,000 Santa Monica.  Fair Grounds offers the next Road to the Derby race Saturday, the grade 3 $200,000 Lecomte.

The finalists for the 2016 Eclipse Awards were announced. The Awards take place at Gulfstream Park this Saturday, January 21st.  Horse-of-the-Year contenders are Arrogate, California Chrome and Songbird. There are tough choices this year in several categories. Best wishes to all. Check out all the finalists here:
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/throughbred-racing/horse-year-eclipse-award-finalists-announced/
SUNDAY –
Everyone is also waiting for the big football games this Sunday, so don’t forget there’s a full schedule of racing on Sunday with Aqueduct, Tampa, Gulfstream, Oaklawn, Santa Anita and more!

Remember NY-NY Double multi-breed wager is not being offered this weekend and will resume next Sunday, January 29.

Go to the “Upcoming Weekend Stakes” page now & each week at http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/
~ A look ahead…
Saturday, January 28 -

The inaugural $12 million PEGASUS CUP is our next mega stakes race. “The World’s Richest Race” is slated to debut on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Gulfstream Park. Twelve entry spots were purchased for $1 million each. California Chrome and Shaman Ghost are both planning to run. Rumor has it other star studded possibilities include Hopportunity, Keen Ice, Highland Reel, and Arrogate. Save the date for this history making event!
The latest Pegasus articles:

January 15, 2017

http://www.paulickreport.com/news/pegasus-world-cup/prayer-relief-joins-list-horses-seeking-pegasus-berth/

January 16, 2017 – 12 For $12 Million: Field Finalized For Pegasus World Cup
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/pegasus-world-cup/12-12-million-field-finalized-pegasus-world-cup/

Sunday, January 29 –
The Houston Racing Festival at Sam Houston is the richest day in Texas racing, post time is 1:00pm eastern. There are five stakes worth $825,000 with two grade 3 events on tap.

~ A NY minute…

Aqueduct post time is 12:20pm through the end of the month.
2017 NYRA stakes list is posted http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/nyra/

~ Dubai Carnival of Racing 2017…
Thursdays in January and February, Meydan Racecourse hosts the Dubai World Cup Carnival of Racing.

Each Thursday of Dubai racing whenever available Interbets.com will provide FREE PPs and a recap sheet, an overview by their handicapper, and on race day the changes will be post as we get them. All material is free at Interbets.com in our Handicappers Corner or click the Dubai banner link.  There’s an email sign up option in the Handicappers Corner to receive a LIVE BLOG link each week too.

2017 Dubai notes:
- This year it is possible to wager on Win, Place and SHOW for races at the Carnival.
- Dubai racing begins early Thursday mornings around 9:30am. Only one or two races will be racing during branch hours so bet Dubai with your Interbets.com account.
~ Road to the Kentucky Derby 2017…
Points = 10-4-2-1
January 21: Lecomte at Fair Grounds
January 28: Withers at Aqueduct

Schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2017-road-to-the-kentucky-derby/
~ FREE Stuff Heads Up…
Check out Equibase for FREE products in support of the “feature race” each week. This week’s feature race is:

January 21 – Lecomte – Fair Grounds

http://www.equibase.com/free/index.cfm?SAP=TN

~ NY Lottery…
January Instant Games – $30 ticket named “$10,000,000 Cash” celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the New York Lottery, $5 game $500,000 Loose Change Multiplier, $3 game Money Match, and $1 game Double Dollars.

Quick Draw 50% bonus Thursday 5-7pm. Buy $10 or more of Quick Draw on one ticket in January and receive a 50% bonus on all winnings on that ticket.

Buy a $5 Play Pack & get a $2 Cash4Life quick pick free.
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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are listed for the eastern time zone.
  • The monthly calendar is posted at Interbets.com   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/
  • January 19 New Zealand Racing: Tauranga 7:05pm
  • January 20 New Zealand Racing: Trentham 6:13pm & Gore 6:28pm
  • January 20 Delete The Meadows H from the calendar. They are not racing.
  • January 21 New Zealand Racing: Te Rapa 6:40pm
  • January 21 Eclipse Awards
  • January 25 New Zealand Racing: Wingatui 6:15pm
  • January 27 NY-NY Double special wager added today, post time 1:18pm
  • January 27 New Zealand Racing: Riccarton 6:24pm & Trentham 6:36pm
  • January 27-29 Kentucky Derby Future Wager – Pool 2
  • January 28 New Zealand Racing: Ellerslie tba

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~ Weekend Highlights…
SATURDAY –
It’s day two of Oaklawn’s meet. Opening weekend Saturday feature is the $125,000 Pippin.  Aqueduct offers the $125,000 Jazil & the $100,000 Ruthless is rescheduled to today.   Gulfstream offers the grade 2 $200,000 Fort Lauderdale, grade 3 $150,000 Marshua’s River, grade 3 $150,000 Hal’s Hope. Later in the afternoon Santa Anita
grade 2 $200,000 La Canada.  Watch for possible advance wagering on Yonkers Sunday card all day Saturday.

SUNDAY –
Aqueduct offers Sunday stakes with the $100,000 Busanda. Santa Anita $75,000 Astra Stakes. Yonkers post is still to be determined.

The NY-NY Double is back! Take two! The NY-NY Double was cancelled last weekend when Aqueduct cancelled, so the kickoff is this Sunday, January 15. We welcome back the successful wager and NY multi-breed collaboration. Leg 1 is a thoroughbred race from Aqueducts (usually race 3) post 1:18pm. Leg 2 is a harness race from Yonkers (usualy race 6).   Yonkers first race post is tbd each Sunday and likely before branches open. Advance wagering will be available all day Saturday if their first post is before 12 noon.

MONDAY – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Aqueduct is racing!
Aqueduct grade 3 $125,000 Toboggan
Santa Anita grade 3 $100,000 Megahertz Stakes
The next Road to the Derby Race is today at Oaklawn Park – $150,000 Smarty Jones!

Go to the “Upcoming Weekend Stakes” page now & each week at http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~ A look ahead…
Back in December we learned that California Chrome won the 2016 Vox Populi. The Chrome team will celebrated and presented with the trophy this Saturday, January 14 at Santa Anita Park.

The finalists for the 2016 Eclipse Awards were announce last week. The Awards take place at Gulfstream Park on January 21st.  Horse of the Year contenders are Arrogate, California Chrome and Songbird. There are tough choices this year in several categories.  Check out all the finalists here:
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/throughbred-racing/horse-year-eclipse-award-finalists-announced/

The inaugural $12 million PEGASUS CUP is our next mega stakes race. “The World’s Richest Race” is slated to debut on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Gulfstream Park. Twelve entry spots were purchased for $1 million each. California Chrome and Shaman Ghost are both planning to run. Rumor has it other star studded possibilities include Hopportunity, Keen Ice, Highland Reel, and Arrogate. Save the date for this history making event!
The latest Pegasus articles on Paulick Report here:

http://www.paulickreport.com/news/pegasus-world-cup/pegasus-keen-ice-neolithic-worked-super-company-saturday/

http://www.paulickreport.com/news/pegasus-world-cup/arrogate-drills-important-six-furlong-work-races-santa-anita/

http://www.paulickreport.com/news/pegasus-world-cup/california-chrome-feeling-really-good-early-morning-jog-gulfstream/

~ A NY minute…

Aqueduct post time is 12:20pm. Aqueduct is racing Monday, January 16.
2017 NYRA stakes list is posted http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/nyra/
NYRA press release 12/30/16 announces “Eight maiden races worth $100,000 each will be offered this spring as part of the NYRA’s ongoing program for 2-year-olds leading up to the Astoria and Tremont, run on June 8 and 9 as the first two juvenile stakes of the year.” NYRA will add to the successful  program with “… a pair of turf trials for juveniles at Belmont. For fillies Astria Trial D (May 25 and ) … the Tremont Trial D (May 26). The fields for the trials are limited to 10.” Additional bonuses will encourage owners and trainers to participate.

~ Dubai Carnival of Racing 2017…
Thursdays in January and February, Meydan Racecourse hosts the Dubai World Cup Carnival of Racing.

Each Thursday of Dubai racing whenever available Interbets.com will provide FREE PPs and a recap sheet, an overview by their handicapper, and on race day the changes will be post as we get them. All material is free at Interbets.com in our Handicappers Corner or click the Dubai banner link.  There’s an email sign up option in the Handicappers Corner to receive a LIVE BLOG link each week too.

2017 Dubai notes:
- This year it is possible to wager on Win, Place and SHOW for races at the Carnival.
- Dubai racing begins early Thursday mornings around 9:30am. Only one or two races will be racing during branch hours so bet Dubai with your Interbets.com account.
~ Road to the Kentucky Derby 2017…
Points = 10-4-2-1
January 16: Smarty Jones at Oaklawn Park
January 21: Lecomte at Fair Grounds
January 28: Withers at Aqueduct

Schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2017-road-to-the-kentucky-derby/
~ FREE Stuff Heads Up…
Check out Equibase for FREE products in support of the “feature race” each week. This week’s feature race is:
January 14 – Fort Lauderdale Handicap – Gulfstream

January 21 – Lecomte – Fair Grounds

http://www.equibase.com/free/index.cfm?SAP=TN

~ NY Lottery…
January Instant Games – $30 ticket named “$10,000,000 Cash” celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the New York Lottery, $5 game $500,000 Loose Change Multiplier, $3 game Money Match, and $1 game Double Dollars.

Quick Draw 50% bonus Thursday 5-7pm. Buy $10 or more of Quick Draw on one ticket in January and receive a 50% bonus on all winnings on that ticket.
Buy a $5 Play Pack & get a $2 Cash4Life quick pick free.
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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are listed for the eastern time zone.
  • The monthly calendar is posted at Interbets.com   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/
  • January 15,17 added racing: Portland Meadows post 3pm
  • January 11 New Zealand Racing: Wanganui 6:32pm
  • January 13 New Zealand Racing: Ellerslie 6:37pm & Trentham 6:51pm
  • January 15 NY-NY Double special wager added today, post time 1:18pm.
  • January 16 Aqueduct is racing today – post 12:20pm
  • January 19 New Zealand Racing: Tauranga 7:05pm
  • January 20 New Zealand Racing: Trentham 6:13pm & Gore 6:28pm
  • January 21 New Zealand Racing: Te Rapa 6:40pm
  • January 21 Eclipse Awards
  • January 25 New Zealand Racing: Wingatui 6:15pm
  • January 27 NY-NY Double special wager added today, post time 1:18pm
  • January 27 New Zealand Racing: Riccarton 6:24pm & Trentham 6:36pm
  • January 27-29 Kentucky Derby Future Wager – Pool 2
  • January 28 New Zealand Racing: Ellerslie tba

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1/5/17
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~ Weekend Highlights…
SATURDAY –
Gulfstream offers a handful of $100,000 stakes this Saturday totaling $500,000, Old Hat, Hutcheson, Dania Beach, Mucho Macho Man, and Ginger Brew. Santa Anita looks to take top billing with $500,000 in stakes too. Santa Anita offers the grade 2 $200,000 San Gabriel and two grade 3 $100k stakes. The Sham is a Road to the Derby race and Equibases feature race of the week.  Aqueduct offers the $100k Ladies Handicap today.  Louisiana Downs kicks off their quarter horse meet today as well.

Advance wager Yonkers Sunday card all day on Saturday!

SUNDAY –
Aqueduct has a two day stakes offering on Sunday with the $100,000 Ruthless. Santa Anita again looks to take top billing with the $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes.

The NY-NY Double is back! This Sunday, January 8 we welcome back the successful wager and NY multi-breed collaboration. Leg 1 is a thoroughbred race from Aqueducts (race 3) post 1:18pm. Leg 2 is a harness race from Yonkers (race 6, post 1:45pm).

Yonkers first race post is 11:30am Sunday before branches open. Advance wagering is available all day Saturday.

Go to the “Upcoming Weekend Stakes” page now & each week at http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~ A NY minute…

Aqueduct post time is 12:20pm. Aqueduct is racing Monday, January 16.

2017 NYRA stakes list is posted http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/nyra/


The NY-NY Double is back!
This Sunday, January 8 we welcome back the successful wager and NY collaboration. Leg 1 is a thoroughbred race from Aqueducts ( usually race 3) post 1:18pm. Leg 2 is a harness race from Yonkers (usually race 6, post 1:45pm). The race legs may change from week to week. Read each newsletter for the updates as we get closer to each race day.

Yonkers will offer 238 live racing cards in 2017. Yonkers reopens Sunday, January 8, post time 11:30am before branches open. Advance bet Saturday!  Yonkers boasts, “To offer appreciation to the rank and file, the first-day purse structure is highlighted by a $75,000 Open Handicap Trot (1 ¼ miles) and a $60,000 Open Handicap Pace (flat mile). Other classes also feature enhanced purses…”  The highlight of the race year is October 14 when the $1,000,000 Yonkers International Trot is scheduled to race. In addition to 23 Sunday matinees Yonkers will go back to racing on Tuesday evenings in 2017.

~ Dubai Carnival of Racing 2017…
Thursdays in January and February, Meydan Racecourse hosts the Dubai World Cup Carnival of Racing.

Each Thursday of Dubai racing Interbets.com will provide FREE PPs and a recap sheet, an overview by their handicapper, and on race day the changes will be post as we get them. All material is free at Interbets.com in our Handicappers Corner or click the Dubai banner link.  There’s an email sign up option in the Handicappers Corner to receive a LIVE BLOG link each week too.

2017 Dubai notes:
- This year it is possible to wager on Win, Place and SHOW for races at the Carnival.
- Dubai racing begins early Thursday mornings around 9:30am. Only one or two races will be racing during branch hours so bet Dubai with your Interbets.com account.

~ Road to the Kentucky Derby 2017…
January 7: Sham at Santa Anita
January 16: Smarty Jones at Oaklawn Park

Schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2017-road-to-the-kentucky-derby/

~ Grand Circuit Racing…
The 2017 schedule begins by March and will be posted as soon as available.
Full 2016 schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2016-grand-circuit-harness-racing/

~ FREE Stuff Heads Up…
Check out Equibase for FREE products in support of the “feature race” each week. This week’s feature race is:
January 7 – Sham Stakes – Santa Anita

January 14 – Fort Lauderdale Handicap – Gulfstream
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm
~ NY Lottery…
January Instant Games – $30 ticket named “$10,000,000 Cash” celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the New York Lottery, $5 game $500,000 Loose Change Multiplier, $3 game Money Match, and $1 game Double Dollars.

Quick Draw 50% bonus Thursday 5-7pm. Buy $10 or more of Quick Draw on one ticket in January and receive a 50% bonus on all winnings on that ticket.
Buy a $5 Play Pack & get a $2 Cash4Life quick pick free.
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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are listed for the eastern time zone.
  • The monthly calendar is posted at Interbets.com   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/
  • January 5 New Zealand Racing: Ruakaka 6:30pm
  • January 6 New Zealand Racing: Omoto 6:32pm & Trentham 6:50pm
  • January 7 Advance Bet Yonkers Sunday card call day today
  • January 7 Tampa revised post 12:55pm today
  • January 7 New Zealand Racing: Thames 6:30pm
  • January 8 NY-NY Double special wager added today, post time 1:18pm.
  • January 9,10,15,17 added racing: Portland Meadows post 3pm
  • January 11 New Zealand Racing: Wanganui 6:32pm
  • January 13 New Zealand Racing: Ellerslie 6:37pm & Trentham 6:51pm
  • January 15 NY-NY Double special wager added today, post time 1:18pm.
  • January 16 Aqueduct is racing today – post 12:20pm
  • January 19 New Zealand Racing: Tauranga 7:05pm
  • January 20 New Zealand Racing: Trentham 6:13pm & Gore 6:28pm
  • January 21 New Zealand Racing: Te Rapa 6:40pm
  • January 25 New Zealand Racing: Wingatui 6:15pm
  • January 27 NY-NY Double special wager added today, post time 1:18pm
  • January 27 New Zealand Racing: Riccarton 6:24pm & Trentham 6:36pm
  • January 28 New Zealand Racing: Ellerslie tba

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12/29/16
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~ Weekend Highlights…

SATURDAY – The year ends on a high note at Aqueduct featuring the $100,000 NYBreds Alex M Robb stakes. Both Laurel and Fair Grounds will offer five stakes each, and Santa Anita offer four stakes on Saturday.

Sunland Park offers the highest stakes events of the day with the grade 1 $350,000 Championship for 3yos and the $200,000 Winter Juvenile Championship for 2yos. This is an all Quarter Horse card including 3 Stakes races with total purses of $635,000 at Sunland Park Saturday.

Wagering on Saturday will be offer through 7:30pm at later closing branches unless scheduled to close earlier. Keep this in mind when planning your bets on our evening tracks especially the Meadowlands. Account wagering is still available Saturday evening by phone and at Interbets.com. Saturday is a perfect day to use your account and download the new mobile app.  Account holders: Did you read the email we sent you with the new mobile app download links? Call customer service if you didn’t. You’re going to love it.

SUNDAY – Aqueduct kicks off the new year “Lost in the Fog” for $100,000. Anyone else feeling like this New Year’s morning? Santa Anita will top off the first afternoon of 2017 with the grade 2 $200,000 San Pasqual.

MONDAY – Aqueduct continues the festivities into Monday with a race card at the regular 12:20pm post. Aqueduct features the grade 3 $150,000 Jerome for 3yos at 1 mile 70 yds. The Jerome at Aqueduct and the Sham at Santa Anita are the first two Road to the Derby races in 2017. The grade 3 $100,000 Sham is a 1 mile race for 3yos. Santa Anita will feature two more graded events on Monday: San Gabriel and the Las Cienegas Handicap.

Go to the “Upcoming Weekend Stakes” page now & each week at http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~ A NY minute…

Aqueduct reopens Thursday, December 29, post time 12:20pm.

2017 NYRA stakes list is posted http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/nyra/
Yonkers is NOT racing now and will reopen Sunday, January 8, post time tba.

~ Whoa!…
It was reported in the Paulick Report 12.01.16 that “the Blue Grass at Keeneland and the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct will be dropped from Grade 1 to Grade 2 status” in 2017. The Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing will be elevated to Grade 1. http://www.paulickreport.com/news/ray-s-paddock/blue-grass-wood-memorial-downgraded-pennsylvania-derby-grade-1-2017/

~ Road to the Kentucky Derby 2017…
The next two races are January 7: Jerome at Aqueduct & Sham at Santa Anita.

Schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2017-road-to-the-kentucky-derby/

~ Grand Circuit Racing…
Full schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2016-grand-circuit-harness-racing/

~ FREE Stuff Heads Up…
Check out Equibase for FREE products in support of the “feature race” each week. This week’s feature race is:
December 26 – Robert J. Frankel – Santa Anita
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm
~ NY Lottery…
On January 3rd, the lottery will launch a $30 ticket named “$10,000,000 Cash” celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the New York Lottery.  Also included in this launch is a $5 game called $500,000 Loose Change Multiplier, a $3 Money Match, and a $1 Double Dollars.
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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are listed for the eastern time zone.
  • The monthly calendar is posted at Interbets.com   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/
  • December 29 Aqueduct back from break today, post 12:20pm
  • December 29 New Zealand = Taupo & Kurow
  • December 30 New Zealand = Statford
  • December 31 Northlands revised post 9:30pm. Bet with your Interbets.com account.
  • December 31 open today!
  • December 31 New Zealand = Ellerslie & Waikouaiti
  • January 1  open today! Happy New Year.
  • January 2 & 16 Aqueduct is racing today – post 12:20pm

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12/22/16
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~ Daily Highlights…

FRIDAY – The holiday weekend brings our racing attention to the Friday and Monday cards. Advance wagering is available all day Friday on Saturday’s lone Laurel card. Be sure you are betting the correct Laurel card when you place your bets this Friday. Monticello Harness track is racing Friday with a 12:25pm post.

Harness fans please note, Western Fair is offering a whopping 16 race card on Friday, so they are starting earlier at 5:30pm eastern.  Reminder, Woodbine Harness will once again offer the Standardbred Jackpot Hi5 today with a mandatory payout on the last race!

SATURDAY – Laurel is the lone track racing today, post 12 noon.  Only some branches are open Saturday noon till 4pm approximately. Please visit us in Middletown, Arlington, Brewster, Johnson City, Nanuet OTB or the Park Avenue tele-theater (admission).   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/locations/

Account wagering available by phone and at Interbets.com. Saturday is a perfect day to use your account and download the new mobile app.  Account holders: Did you read the email we sent you with the new mobile app download links? Call customer service if you didn’t. You’re going to love it.

SUNDAY – Catskill OTB & Interbets are closed December 25. NYS law prohibits horse racing and wagering on Christmas Day.

MONDAY – Gulfstream has a revised 12 noon post today and features the grade 3 $100,000 Mr. Prospector. Parx Racing has a revised post at 12:05pm today. Golden Gate (3:45pm) & Santa Anita (3pm) winter meets both open today.  Santa Anita opens Monday with four graded stakes, all worth a total of $900,000 highlighted by the grade 1 $300,000 Malibu for 3 yos and La Brea for 3yo F. Join us for racing.

Santa Anita announce that they will “… offer the enhanced $2 Pick 6 with a unique ticket jackpot that you may remember from Del Mar. the “enjanced” Pick 6: 70% of the pool will be paid to the ticket(s) picking all six winners or carried over if no winners; 15% consolation; the other 15% will be carried over (no single ticket) or paid out (single unique ticket picking all six winners or as a mandatory payout).” Got it?

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY – Sunland will feature all thoroughbred cards these days.

THURSDAY – Aqueduct reopens, post 12:20pm.

Go to the “Upcoming Weekend Stakes” page now & each week at http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~ Horse News…
2016 DAN PATCH AWARDS – The USTA & USHWA have announced the 2016 Dan Patch award winners! Congrats to all. Visit the USTA at ustrotting.com or follow this link for complete results:  http://xwebapp.ustrotting.com/absolutenm/templates/article.aspx?articleid=72861&zoneid
Video highlights of Horse and Pacer of the Year Always B Miki are available by clicking here. Footage of Trotter of the Year Marion Marauder is available by clicking here.   The award ceremonies will be held February 26, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.

YONKERS 2016 driver and trainer of the year titles go to Jason Barlett and Rene allard once again. Bartlett was the clear winner with 576 wins and $8.4 million in purses.  Allard sent out 233 winners and accumulated $3.4 million in purses. Congrats to them… again.

CHROMEY ALERT! California Chrome handily won his last start at Los Alamitos as expected.

http://www.paulickreport.com/news/pegasus-world-cup/never-challenge-chrome-shatters-track-record-los-al/

Chromes is now preparing for his last career race before going into stud duty. The inaugural $12,000,000 Pegasus World Cup January 28 will be an historic beginning in racing and historic ending for Chromeys (Chromies?) everywhere.  Arrogate may be his biggest challenge in the Pegasus. See who else is in contention:
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/pegasus-world-cup/2016-winds-horsemen-examine-options-inaugural-pegasus-world-cup/

2016 Secretariat Vox Populi aka “Voice of the People” award goes to Chrome for a second time “California Chrome Earns Second Vox Populi”. “The award recognizes the horse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the American public and gained recognition for thoroughbred racing.” Bloodhorse article posted 12.18.16

We can only hope the Santa Anita simulcast on January 14 will show the trophy presentation from the Chenery family to the California Chrome team.

POST PEGASUS PLANS FOR CHROME – “Past the Pegasus, the chestnut son of Lucky Pulpit will most likely be heading to Kentucky and a large book of select mares for the 2017 breeding season.” “Travis White, the stallion nominations manager for Taylor Made, said California Chrome would “probably breed 150 mares” next year… “http://www.paulickreport.com/features/bloodlines/bloodlines-pegasus-california-chromes-stallion-future-looks-bright/

CHROME’S DAM still has a full dance card too.
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/bloodstock/love-chase-dam-california-chrome-booked-pioneerof-nile-2017/

~ A NY minute…

Aqueduct is NOT racing, reopening Friday, December 29, post time 12:30pm. 2017 NYRA stakes list is posted http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/nyra/

Yonkers is NOT racing, reopening Sunday, January 8, post time 11:20am.

~ Road to the Kentucky Derby 2017…
The next two races are January 7: Jerome at Aqueduct & Sham at Santa Anita.

Schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2017-road-to-the-kentucky-derby/

~ Grand Circuit Racing…
Full schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2016-grand-circuit-harness-racing/

~ FREE Stuff Heads Up…
Check out Equibase for FREE products in support of the “feature race” each week. This week’s feature race is:
MONDAY, December 26 – Robert J. Frankel – Santa Anita
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm
~ NY Lottery…
Holiday scratch off games makes a great stocking stuffer & fit nicely in a holiday card. $10 Holiday MIlionaire, $5 Merry & Bright, $2 Jingle Bucks, $1 Frosty Fun & $10 Freezin’ Greetings!

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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are listed for the eastern time zone.
  • The monthly calendar is posted at Interbets.com   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/
  • December 23 Western Fair H early post 5:30pm – Revised: one 16 race card today!
  • Decembe 23 Advance Bet Saturday’s Laurel card all day today.
  • December 23 New Zealand = Pukekura 6:12pm
  • December 24 Laurel is the only track racing, post 12 noon. Account wagering available by phone and at Interbets.com, also download the new mobile app!  Only some branches are open today noon till 4pm approximately: Park Avenue/Nanuet, Middletown, Arlington, Brewster, Johnson City.
  • December 25 Closed, NYS law prohibits horseracing & wagering today. Merry Christmas & Happy Hannukah.
  • December 26 Gulfstream revised early post today, 12 noon.
  • December 26 Santa Anita opens today, post 3:00pm
  • December 26 & 27 Parx Racing revised post 12:05pm
  • December 28 Dayton Harness Track added racing 6:15pm post.
  • December 29 Aqueduct back from break today, post 12:20pm
  • December 29 New Zealand = Taupo & Kurow
  • December 30 New Zealand = Statford
  • December 31 Northlands revised post 9:30pm. Bet with your Interbets.com account.
  • December 31 Open today!
  • December 31 New Zealand = Ellerslie & Waikouaiti
  • January 1  Open today! Happy New Year.
  • January 2 & 16 Aqueduct is racing today – post 12:20pm

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12/15/16
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~ Weekend highlights…
SATURDAY – Only 16 days left in 2016 and NYRA continues to offer big events. This Saturday it’s the $150,000 NYSS Great White Way Division & the Queens County. Gulfstream offers five $100k events, three are grade 3s.  Fair Grounds offers their Santa Super Saturday with six stakes events. The big event is Saturday late afternoon at the Los Alamitos thoroughbred meet featuring the grade 1 $350,000 Los Alamitos Futurity.  The $162,600 Evangeline Downs Derby Final will be run Satuday as part of their closing night program.

SUNDAY – Aqueduct offers the $150,000 NYSS Fifth Avenue Division and the Gravesend. Port Meadows offers five race events. Yonkers has a revised 1:00pm post. Remember the last NY-NY Double is this Sunday, post time 1:18pm, consisting of Aqueduct’s race 3 and Yonkers race 2.

Go to the “Upcoming Weekend Stakes” page now & each week at http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~ A NY minute…

Aqueduct post time 12:20pm.  Aqueduct is NOT racing Monday, December 19 through Wednesday, December 28, reopening Thursday, December 29. 2016 NYRA stakes list is posted http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/nyra/

Yonkers Raceway post time 1:00pm Sunday, December 18.

NY-NY DOUBLE - Aqueduct and Yonkers Raceway H offer the NY-NY Double, $1 minimum.  Sunday, December 18 Leg 1 Aqueduct race 3 – 1:18pm & Leg 2 Yonkers Race 2 – 1:30pm.

~ Road to the Kentucky Derby 2017…
Schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2017-road-to-the-kentucky-derby/

~ Grand Circuit Racing…
Full schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2016-grand-circuit-harness-racing/

~ FREE Stuff Heads Up…
Check out Equibase for FREE products in support of the “feature race” each week. This week’s feature race is:
Saturday, December 18  - LOS ALAMITOS FUTURITY
Monday, December 26 – Robert J. Frankel – Santa Anita
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~ NY Lottery…
Holiday scratch off games makes a great stocking stuffer & fit nicely in a holiday card. $10 Holiday MIlionaire, $5 Merry & Bright, $2 Jingle Bucks, $1 Frosty Fun & $10 Freezin’ Greetings!

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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are listed for the eastern time zone.
  • The monthly calendar is posted at Interbets.com   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/
  • December 15 delete Hawthorne from the calendar today
  • December 16 Sunland Park opens, post 2:45pm
  • December 16 New Zealand = Te Rapa & Awapuni
  • December 17 New Zealand = Gore 6:23pm
  • December 18 NY-NY Double – Aqueduct & Yonkers H
  • December 20 Delta Downs is racing, early 2:15pm post
  • December 23 Western Fair H double header, card 1 post 5:30pm. Card 2 follows.
  • Decembe 23 Advance Bet Saturday’s Laurel card all day today.
  • December 23 New Zealand = Pukekura 6:12pm
  • December 24 Laurel is the only track racing, post 12 noon. Account wagering available by phone and at Interbets.com, also download the new mobile app!  Only some branches are open today noon till 4pm approximately: Park Avenue/Nanuet, Middletown, Arlington, Brewster, Johnson City.
  • December 25 Closed, NYS law prohibits horseracing & wagering today. Merry Christmas & Happy Hannukah.
  • December 26 Santa Anita opens today, post 3:00pm
  • December 29 Aqueduct back from break today, post 12:20pm
  • December 29 New Zealand = Taupo & Kurow
  • December 30 New Zealand = Statford
  • December 31 Northlands revised post 9:30pm. Bet with your Interbets.com account.
  • December 31 Open today!
  • December 31 New Zealand = Ellerslie & Waikouaiti
  • January 1  Open today! Happy New Year.
  • January 2 & 16 Aqueduct is racing today – post 12:20pm

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12/8/16
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~ Weekend highlights…
Aqueduct keeps up a season long fast pace of great racing with the$125,000 Garland of Roses Saturday, but as the temperatures drop in NY racing really heats up down south. First stop heading south is Laurel with four stakes worth $375,000 then Gulfstream Park with six stakes worth $75,000 each. Moving west along the Gulf we find the highlight of our weekend. It’s LOUISIANA CHAMPIONS DAY at The Fair Grounds with eleven stakes worth $1.1 million. First race post is 1:30pm eastern. We keep going west till we reach Los Alamitos. Their two year old feature races include the Futurity features Mastery and the Starlet which is part of the “Road to the Kentucky Oaks” series. Remember Los Alamitos has both a thoroughbred and quarter horse meet racing for the next two weeks through the 17th.

On Sunday we come full circle and start once again at Aqueduct offering the $100,000 Bay Ridge for NYBreds, but the highlight of the day is once again in warmer parts. Remington Park’s $300,000 SPRINGBOARD MILE is this week’s Equibase Feature Race. Remington has for additional stakes Sunday bringing their purse total to more than $600,000. Remington first race post is 2:30pm eastern.  There is no NY-NY Double this weekend.

Go to the “Upcoming Weekend Stakes” page now & each week at http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~ A NY minute…
Aqueduct post time 12:20pm.  Note, Aqueduct is NOT racing next Monday, December 12. Please update your calendar.  2016 NYRA stakes list is posted http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/nyra/

NY-NY DOUBLE - NYRA and Yonkers Raceway H offer the NY-NY Double on Sunday, December 18. $1 minimum.  Sunday, December 4 Leg 1 Aqueduct race 3 – 1:18pm & Leg 2 Yonkers Race (5 or tbd)

~ Road to the Kentucky Derby 2017…
Schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2017-road-to-the-kentucky-derby/

~ Grand Circuit Racing…

Full schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2016-grand-circuit-harness-racing/

~ FREE Stuff Heads Up…

Check out Equibase for FREE products in support of the “feature race” each week. This week’s feature race is:
Saturday, December 10  - SPRINGBOARD MILE – Remington
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~ A look ahead…
The inaugural $12 million PEGASUS CUP is our next mega stakes race. “The World’s Richest Race” is slated to debut on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Gulfstream Park. Twelve entry spots were purchased for $1 million each. California Chrome and Shaman Ghost are both planning to run. Rumor has it other star studded possibilities include Hopportunity, Keen Ice, Highland Reel, and Arrogate. Save the date for this history making event!

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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are listed for the eastern time zone.
  • The monthly calendar is posted at Interbets.com   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/
  • December 4 Yonkers H post 12 noon
  • December 8 Los Alamitos Thoroughbred meet opens, post 4:00pm
  • December 16 Sunland Park opens, post 2:45pm
  • December 18 NY-NY Double – Aqueduct & Yonkers H
  • December 20 Delta Downs is racing, early 2:15pm post
  • December 23 Western Fair H double header, card 1 post 5:30pm. Card 2 follows.
  • December 24 Laurel is racing, post 12 noon. Account wagering Interbets.com & new mobile app!  Any branch openings still t.b.d.
  • December 25 Closed, NYS law prohibits horseracing & wagering today. Merry Christmas & Happy Hannukah.
  • December 26 Santa Anita opens today, post 3:00pm
  • December 29 Aqueduct back from break today, post 12:20pm
  • December 31 Northlands revised post 9:30pm. Bet with your Interbets.com account.
  • December 31 Open today!
  • January 1  Open today! Happy New Year.

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12/1/16
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~ Weekend highlights…

SATURDAY

Gulfstream Park Championship Meet begins Saturday, December 3, post time 12 noon. Once again Gulfstream hits the ground running hosting the $1.1 million Claiming Crown on opening day. The meet also includes the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational January 28, the Florida Derby, and the Sunshine Millions.

“A record $25 million stakes purse disbursement including the record $12 million purse for the world’s richest horse race, the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1)”    http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/inaugural-pegasus-world-cup-florida-derby-headline-gulfstreams-championship-meet/

The 18 year old Claiming Crown event has been hosted at Gulfstream for the last 5 years.  “The Claiming Crown is a joint venture between the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.”” The event was started to reward the blue-collar horses that provide the backbone of day-to-day racing programs.” This year’s event includes 9 races.

Aqueduct offers the grade 3 $250,000 Go For Wand Handicap, 1 mile (Dirt), F&M 3&up.  It is the final graded stakes of 2016 on the NYRA circuit.  Tampa offer two $100,000 stakes on Saturday, and Del Mar offers the grade 1 $300,000 Hollywood Derby and grade 2 $200,000 Bayakoa Handicap. Advance bet Yonkers’ Sunday matinee card all day on Saturday.

SUNDAY

Yonkers has a 12 noon post on Sunday. Advance betting of the Yonkers Sunday card is available all day Saturday. The NY NY Double includes Aqueduct race 3 and Yonkers race 5 this week.

Woodbine thoroughbred racing offers the group 3 $150,000 Valedictory Stakes and later in the afternoon Del Mar offers the grade 1 $300,000 Matriarch Stakes.

Go to the “Upcoming Weekend Stakes” page now & each week at http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~ A NY minute…

Aqueduct post time 12:20pm.
2016 NYRA stakes list is posted http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/nyra/
NY-NY DOUBLE - NYRA and Yonkers Raceway H offer the NY-NY Double on Sundays, December 4, and 18. $1 minimum.  Sunday, December 4 Leg 1 Aqueduct race 3 – 1:18pm & Leg 2 Yonkers Race 5 – 2:00pm.

~ Road to the Kentucky Derby 2017…
Schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2017-road-to-the-kentucky-derby/

~ Grand Circuit Racing…

Full schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2016-grand-circuit-harness-racing/


~ FREE Stuff Heads Up…

Check out Equibase for FREE products in support of the “feature race” each week. This week’s feature race is:
Saturday, December 3  - Claiming Crown Jewel – Gulfstream
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm
Full schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/breederscupchallenge/

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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are listed for the eastern time zone.
  • The monthly calendar is posted at Interbets.com   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/
  • December 1 Hawthorne new, earlier post 1:55pm
  • December 1 New Zealand Riccarton 9:10pm
  • December 2 New Zealand Trentham 6:10pm & Ellerslie 8:54pm
  • December 3 New Zealand Waipukurau 7:13pm
  • December 3 Gulfstream Park Championship Meet begins
  • December 4 & 18 NY Double Sundays – Aqueduct & Yonkers H
  • December 4 Yonkers H post 12 noon
  • December 8 Los Alamitos Thoroughbred meet opens, post 4:00pm
  • December 16 Sunland Park opens, post 2:45pm
  • December 20 Delta Downs is racing, early 2:15pm post
  • December 23 Western Fair H double header, card 1 post 5:30pm. Card 2 follows.
  • December 24 Laurel is racing, post 12 noon. Account wagering Interbets.com & new mobile app!  Any branch openings still t.b.d.
  • December 25 Closed, NYS law prohibits horseracing & wagering today. Merry Christmas & Happy Hannukah.
  • December 26 Santa Anita opens today, post 3:00pm
  • December 29 Aqueduct back from break today, post 12:20pm
  • December 31 Northlands revised post 9:30pm. Bet with your Interbets.com account.
  • December 31 Open today!
  • January 1  Open today! Happy New Year.

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11/23/16
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~ Weekend highlights…

THURSDAY

Happy Thanksgiving! On Thursday November 24 OTB offers special betting hours, 11am-3:45pm. Elmira & Port Jervis OTBs are closed. Check the holiday schedule for all the early post times. Aqueduct post is 11:50am.
While the cooking and other preparations are being made for later in the day catch a few races at OTB. Aqueduct serves up three stakes Thursday: the grade 3 $200,000 Fall Highweight Handicap, $125,000 Gio Ponti & $100,000 Furlough.

The 2017 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1 is open Thursday, November 24 – Sunday, November 27.

Del Mar has Pick 6 carryover $84,426 and The Jackpot $58,120.  Place your bets and you’ll be home in time for turkey!

Psst!  It’s an OTB Bettor Day. You may win a Free Bet just by placing a bet at a Catskill OTB branch today with much thanks from us to you for your patronage.
FRIDAY

OTB opens 11:30am. Take a break from the Black Friday frenzy!  Get your shopping done & place bets!  OTB offers gift vouchers that fit in a holiday card or stuff a stocking.  Treat yourself to an Interbets.com wagering account before the winter weather keeps you home. OTB sells Lottery Games too!

Derby Future Pool 1 wagering continues all day.  Note, Finger Lakes first race this Friday is a non-wagering race.

Aqueduct offers two big stakes Friday: $125,000 Winter Memories & $100,000 King’s Swan. Early post 11:50am.
Evangeline Quarter Horse Futurity for 2-year-olds has 107 horses entered to run in 12 trials November 25. The 10 fastest qualifiers from the trials will return to run in the Final, Saturday, December 17. Save the date.

SATURDAY

OTB opens 11:30am. Aqueduct post 11:50am. Aqueduct offers another big race card with four graded stakes highlighted by the grade 1 $500,000 Cigar Mile Handicap.

Two races will earn the winner point Saturday on their Road to the 2017 Kentucky Derby: The Remsen at Aqueduct and the Kentucky Jockey Club at Churchill.  Derby Future Pool 1 wagering continues all day.   Del Mar and Churchill both offer grade 2 races Saturday.

Northfield Park harness track offers the $125,000 Courageous Lady Saturday evening.
SUNDAY

OTB opens at regular time today, 12 noon. Aqueduct post is back to the regular 12:20pm again.   The NY-NY Double is available once again. This week the Double includes Aqueduct Race 3 and Yonkers Race 6.  Sunday is the final day of the Derby Future Pool 1 wager.  Woodbine thoroughbreds offers the $125,000 Swynford Stakes and Del Mar offers two grade 3 $100,000 stakes: Cecil B Demille and Native Diver.

Go to the “Upcoming Weekend Stakes” page now & each week at http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~ A NY minute…

Aqueduct special post at 11:50am on November 24, 25, and 26. Nov 27 regular post time 12:20pm.
2016 NYRA stakes list is posted http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/nyra/
NY-NY DOUBLE - NYRA and Yonkers Raceway H offer the NY-NY Double on Sundays, November 27, December 4, and 18. $1 minimum.  Sunday, Nov 27 Leg 1 Aqueduct race 3 – 1:18pm & Leg 2 Yonkers Race 6 – 1:40pm.  Yes, leg 2 is Yonkers RACE SIX this week!

~ Road to the Kentucky Derby 2017…
Schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2017-road-to-the-kentucky-derby/

~ Grand Circuit Racing…

Full schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2016-grand-circuit-harness-racing/


~ FREE Stuff Heads Up…

Check out Equibase for FREE products in support of the “feature race” each week. This week’s feature race is:
Saturday, November 26  - Kentucky Jockey Club – Churchill
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm
Full schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/breederscupchallenge/

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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are listed for the eastern time zone.
  • The monthly calendar is posted at Interbets.com   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/
  • November 24 Elmira OTB & Port Jervis OTB closed today.
  • November 24 Thanksgiving OTB open 11am through Aqueduct’s last race.
  • November 24-27 Kentucky Derby Future Wagering Pool 1.
  • November 24 New Zealand – Otaki 6:28pm after hours
  • November 25 New Zealand – Ellerslie tba & Wanganui tba
  • November 26 New Zealand – Cromwell 6:48pm
  • November 26 Tampa revised post 12:10pm opening day.
  • November 27 NY Double Sundays – Aqueduct & Yonkers H
  • November 28 ADD Laurel Park 12:30pm to our calendar
  • November 28, 29, 30 Finger Lakes revised post 11:55am.

November 30 DELETE Turf Paradise from our calendar.

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11/17/16
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~ Weekend highlights…

SATURDAY

Early post 12 noon at Laurel Saturday for their Fall Festival of Racing & DeFrancis Dash Day. It’s post time at branch opening, so we’ll hit the ground running. Laurel offers seven stakes worth $825,000 total highlighted by the grade 3 $250,000 DeFrancis Dash. Aqueduct offers the Artie Schiller and NY-bred racing both Saturday and Sunday.
The afternoon kicks off with and early post at Delta Downs for the $1,725,000 Delta Downs Jackpot Day. Originally scheduled at 2:15pm, the Jackpot card was just pushed back to 2:45pm. The grade 3 $1,000,000 Jackpot is race 7 at 5:45pm. There is a $200,000 all stakes Pick 4 beginning in Race 4, $250,000 Delta Mile, post time 4:13pm. Leg two is the $75,000 Sam’s Town and the grade 3 $400,000 Delta Princess is leg 3.  It’s also opening day at Fair Grounds, post time 4:00pm.  Catch Bob Hope at Del Mar too.

Evangeline is ready for the stellar $1,000,000 LQHBA Breeders Futurity Finals for 2-year-old Louisiana-breds. Early post 5:35pm at Evangeline. The excitement continues into the evening with Woodbine Harness offering four huge races: $565,000 Governor’s Cup, $525,000 Valley Victory, and two more. See the complete stakes list at the link below!

SUNDAY

Let’s get ready to Thunder Rumble at Aqueduct on Sunday. It’s a $125,000 NYSS along with the $100,000 Key Cents for NY-breds. Aqueduct & Yonkers collaborate on the NY-NY Double again this Sunday. More details are in the “NY Minute” section below. Cary Grant at Del Mar too.

Go to the “Upcoming Weekend Stakes” page now & each week at http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~ A NY minute…

Aqueduct post time 12:20pm.  Special post at 11:50am on November 24, 25, and 26.
2016 NYRA stakes list is posted http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/nyra/
NY-NY DOUBLE - NYRA and Yonkers Raceway H offer the NY-NY Double on Sundays, November 20,27, December 4, and 18. $1 minimum. The first leg will be an Aqueduct race, generally race 3 – 1:18pm and the second leg will be Yonkers Race 5 – 1:30pm on November 20.  The second leg race is subject to change each week.

~ A look ahead…
Monday, November 21 – $200,000 Steel City Spring and $75,000 Mahining Distaff at Mahoning Valley.

Wednesday, November 23 – The pre-turkey festivities include Zia Park’s Land of Enchantment Day with over $1,000,000 in purses for seven thoroughbreds and quarter horse races highlighted by the $300,00 Zia Park Oaks.
Penn National hosts the $200,000 Fabulous Strike Handicap and a pair of $100,000 stakes.

Thanksgiving, Thursday November 24 offers special betting hours, 11am-3:45pm. Check the holiday schedule for all the early post times. Aqueduct post is 11:50am. The 2017 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1 is open Thursday, November 24 – Sunday, November 27.

~ Road to the Kentucky Derby 2017…
Next race up: November 19 – Delta Jackpot
Schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2017-road-to-the-kentucky-derby/

~ Grand Circuit Racing…

Full schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2016-grand-circuit-harness-racing/

~ Horsing around…
The word is Nyquist & Frosted have been retired to stud. Beholder will start her broodmare duties in 2017 and she already has a date set up with none other than Uncle Mo. California Chrome’s camp is also arranging for his stud service to start in 2017 after the Pegasus World Cup. Best wishes to them all.
~ NY Lottery November promotions…
Expect four new holiday scratch-off games to be out on November 22 at an OTB near you!


~ FREE Stuff Heads Up…

Check out Equibase for FREE products in support of the “feature race” each week. This week’s feature race is:
Saturday, November 19  - DELTA DOWNS JACKPOT
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm
Full schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/breederscupchallenge/

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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are listed for the eastern time zone.
  • The monthly calendar is posted at Interbets.com   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/
  • November 17 New Zealand – Pukekura 10:04pm
  • November 18 New Zealand – Pukekohe 6:25pm & Awapuni tba
  • November 19 New Zealand – Te Rapa 6:30pm
  • November 19 Laurel revised post 12 noon today only.
  • November 19 Delta Jackpot Day early post 2:15pm.
  • November 19 Fair Grounds opens post time 4:00pm.
  • November 20, 27 NY Double Sundays – Aqueduct & Yonkers H
  • November 24 Elmira OTB & Port Jervis OTB closed today.
  • November 24 Thanksgiving OTB open 11am through Aqueduct’s last race.
  • November 24-27 Kentucky Derby Future Wagering Pool 1.

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11/10/16
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~ Weekend highlights…

FRIDAY

Friday is the last day at Century Downs H and Bangor H. It’s opening day at Del Mar, post time 3:30pm. Remember there’s an early post 3:45pm at Fraser H.

SATURDAY

Gulfstream Park West has a revised early 12 noon post this Saturday to accommodate their 11 race card including seven $100,000 Millions Preview races. Betting opens by 11:45am at OTB & Interbets Saturday.  Aqueduct offers two grade 3 stakes Saturday: $250,000 Red Smith and $150,000 Discovery.  Remember Turf Paradise has a new earlier post starting today at 2:40pm.
Meadowlands harness track offers $1.2 million four TVG Finals Saturday evening. Lone Star Park quarter horse track offers the $1,000,000  Texas Classic Futurity and $400,000 Texas Classic Derby on their last day.  It’s also the last day at Hoosier Park H.

Saturday the entire Yonkers Sunday card will be available for advance wagering all day. Yonkers has a revised early post for Sunday at 11:25am. Yonkers racing will already be in progress at branch opening Sunday 12 noon.

SUNDAY

We will add the NY-NY Double on Sunday to our betting menu. Leg 1 is thoroughbreds – race 3 at Aqueduct
Leg 2 is harness/standardbreds – race 5 at Yonkers.  Aqueduct offers a $125,000 NYSS and Woodbine has the $250,000 Coronation Futurity.  It’s Will Rogers Q last day this Sunday.

Go to the “Upcoming Weekend Stakes” page now & each week at http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~ A NY minute…

Aqueduct post time 12:20pm.  Special post at 11:50am on November 24, 25, and 26.
2016 NYRA stakes list is posted http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/nyra/
NYRA and Yonkers Raceway H offer the NY-NY Double on five Sundays, November 13, 20,27, December 4, and 18. $1 minimum. The first leg will be an Aqueduct race, generally race 3 – 1:18pm, and the second leg will be a Yonkers race, generally a race within the closest post time to leg one – 1:25pm. The second leg is Race 5 on November 13.  The second leg race is subject to change each week.

~ Road to the Kentucky Derby 2017…
Next race up: November 19 – Delta Jackpot
Schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2017-road-to-the-kentucky-derby/

~ Grand Circuit Racing…

Full schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2016-grand-circuit-harness-racing/

~ Horsing around…
The word is Nyquist & Frosted have been retired to stud. Beholder will start her broodmare duties in 2017 and she already has a date set up with none other than Uncle Mo. California Chrome’s camp is also arranging for his stud service to start in 2017 after the Pegasus World Cup. Best wishes to them all.
~ Interbets Accountholder Alert!

Did you open your sneak peak private preview email invitiation to the next generation of Interbets wagering?  Be the first to convert your account and try out the new mobile app!  You’ll need to set up an all new user name and a password for added security.

You’re going to love it!

Added security measures will affect your account. Have you verified your address yet?

Please verify your address listed on your Interbets account is identical to your address listed on any credit cards you use to make deposits to your account. Going forward, if the addresses don’t match exactly the deposit will be denied. Safety first! Save yourself time by checking this out now. Thank you.

If you experience any issue with credit card deposits or any other issues please contact 
~ NY Lottery November promotions…

Expect four new holiday scratch-off games to be out on November 22 at an OTB near you!


~ FREE Stuff Heads Up…

Check out Equibase for FREE products in support of the “feature race” each week. This week’s feature race is:
Saturday, November 12  - COMMONWEALTH TURF – Churchill
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm
Full schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/breederscupchallenge/

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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are listed for the eastern time zone.
  • The monthly calendar is posted at Interbets.com   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/
  • November 11 New Zealand – Riccarton 6:10pm & Tauranga 6:25pm
  • November 12 New Zealand – Waverley 6:30pm
  • November 12 Gulfstream Park West revised post 12 noon today only.
  • November 13 Yonkers revised post 11:25am today only.
  • November 13, 20, 27 NY Double Sundays – Aqueduct & Yonkers H
  • November 19 Laurel revised post 12 noon today only.
  • November 19 Delta Jackpot Day early post 2:15pm.
  • November 19 Fair Grounds opens post time 4:00pm.
  • November 24 Thanksgiving OTB open 11am through Aqueduct’s last race.
  • November 24 Elmira OTB & Port Jervis OTB closed today.
  • November 24-27 Kentucky Derby Future Wagering Pool 1.

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11/3/16
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~ Weekend highlights…

FRIDAY
Breeders’ Cup races today and tomorrow. See all the details below!
Aqueduct opens today, 12:20pm post daily. Aqueduct offers stakes Friday, Saturday and Sunday this weekend.
SATURDAY

Breeders’ Cup races today. See all the details below! Betting opens by 11:00am today.
Meadowlands H – Kindergarten Finals $600,000 – 4 races and $200,000 – 4 consolation races.
SUNDAY

There is racing after Breeders’ Cup and remember the Breeders’ Cup Pick 6, Pick 5 and Super Hi-5 may carryover to Sunday this year!  Aqueduct, Woodbine and Santa Anita all offer $200,000 graded stakes on Sunday. Turf Paradise offers two $25,000 stakes.

Go to the “Upcoming Weekend Stakes” page now & each week at http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~ A NY minute…

Aqueduct November 4 – December 18, post time 12:20pm.
There are 11 graded stakes during the 37 day meet, November 4 – December 31. The centerpiece of the meet is the $500,000 Cigar Mile on November 26. More details as we get closer. Special post at 11:50am on November 24, 25, and 26.
2016 NYRA stakes list is posted http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/nyra/
NYRA and Yonkers Raceway H announce the NY-NY Double was a big success. The NY-NY Double will be offered on five Sundays, November 13, 20,27, December 4, and 18. $1 minimum. The first leg will be an Aqueduct race, generally race 3 – 1:18pm, and the second leg will be a Yonkers race, generally a race within the closest post time to leg one – 1:25pm.

Congrats to Belmont Fall Meet 2016 leaders:  Michael Dubb – top owner, tied for top jockeys Javier Castellano and Irad Ortiz, Jr. and another tie for top trainers Chad Brown and Rudy Rodriquez.

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~2016 Breeders’ Cup…

Friday, Nov 4, Santa Anita races 6-9, race 6 post 5:25pm.
Juvenile Turf, Dirt Mile, Juvenile Filly Turf, Distaff
Special Two-Day Double Distaff/Classic, post 4:35pm.
$2 minimum Pick 6 & Doubles except $1 minimum Special 2-Day Double & Exactas, Dime Superfectas, Fifty cent Tri, P3, P4 P5 & Super Hi-5s.

>Saturday, Nov 5 Santa Anita races 4-12, race 4 post 3:05pm and race 12 the Classic 8:35pm.
Juvenile Filly, F& M Turf, Sprint, Turf Sprint, Juvenile, Turf, F& M Sprint, Mile, Classic

OTB betting opens by 11am Saturday at all branches and online. Fund your account today!

$2 minimum Pick 6 & Doubles except $1 minimum Special 2-Day Double & Exactas, Dime Superfectas, Fifty cent Tri, P3, P4 P5 & Super Hi-5s.
Nyquist is not racing in the Breeders’ Cup and has been retired to stud. Best wishes to Nyquist!

>Everything you need to know for betting the 2016 Breeders Cup is here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/breederscupinfo/

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~ Road to the Kentucky Derby 2017…

Schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2017-road-to-the-kentucky-derby/

~ Grand Circuit Racing…

Full schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2016-grand-circuit-harness-racing/

~ Interbets Accountholder Alert!

Did you open your sneak peak private preview email invitiation to the next generation of Interbets wagering?  Be the first to convert your account and try out the new mobile app!  You’ll need to set up an all new user name and a password for added security.

You’re going to love it!

Added security measures will affect your account.

Have you verified your address yet?

Please verify your address listed on your Interbets account is identical to your address listed on any credit cards you use to make deposits to your account. Going forward, if the addresses don’t match exactly the deposit will be denied. Safety first! Save yourself time by checking this out now. Thank you.

If you experience any issue with credit card deposits or any other issues please contact 

~ NY Lottery November promotions…
Expect four new holiday scratch-off games to be out on November 22 at an OTB near you!


~ FREE Stuff Heads Up…

Check out Equibase for FREE products in support of the “feature race” each week. This week’s feature race is:
Saturday, October 29  - Autumn Miss – Santa Anita
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm
Full schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/breederscupchallenge/

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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are listed for the eastern time zone.
  • The monthly calendar is posted at Interbets.com   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/
  • November 4 Aqueduct opens, post 12:20pm
  • November 4 & 5 Breeders’ Cup Races at Santa Anita
  • November 5 OTB & Interbets’ 11am special early opening today.
  • November 6 Daylight Savings ends – Fall back 1 hour
  • November 6 Dover Downs H cancelled racing
  • November 11 New Zealand – Riccarton 6:10pm & Tauranga 6:25pm
  • November 12 New Zealand – Waverley 6:30pm
  • November 13, 20, 27 NY Double Sundays – Aqueduct & Yonkers H
  • November 19 Laurel revised post 12 noon today only
  • November 24 Thanksgiving early opening tba
  • November 24-27 Kentucky Derby Future Wagering Pool 1

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~ Weekend highlights…

Meadowlands H hosts two days of BREEDERS’ CROWN FINALS this Friday & Saturday totaling $5.8 million in purses. There’s a $30,000 guaranteed Pick 5, races 1-5 both nights as usual.

FRIDAY

Friday’s Meadowlands post is 7:15pm. The $1.4m Friday Finals are races 6-9. Race 6 post is 9:07pm and a $75,000 guaranteed Breeders’ Crown Pick 4. Breeders’ Crown feature races include the Mare Trot, Open Pace, Mare Pace, and Open Trot.  There’s also a $25,000 guaranteed late Pick 4 races 10-13.

Mahoning Valley opens today, post 12:45pm. Bangor H changed all Friday posts to 3pm. Evangeline Q revised early 5:35pm post this Friday only.
SATURDAY

It’s Belmont’s closing weekend and offers three stakes on Saturday: Turn Back the Alarm, Bold Ruler, and Awad.
Six figure stakes are also offered at Woodbine, Keeneland, Indiana Grand, Santa Anita, and it’s a big night at Los Alamitos Q featuring the Challenge Championships, six races.

Meadowlands H hosts day 2 of the Breeders’ Crown Finals this Saturday. Saturday has an early post at 6:35pm. The Saturday $4.4m Finals are races 4-11. Race 4 post is 7:46pm with a $50,000 guaranteed Breeders’ Crown Pick 4 beginning in race 4. Breeders’ Crown races 4-7 are all for 2 year olds: Filly Trot, Filly Pace, Colt Trot, and Colt Pace respectively. Races 8-11 are for 3 year olds: Colt Trot, Filly Trot, Filly Pace, and Colt Pace respectively. There is a $75,000 guaranteed Breeders’ Crown Pick 4 beginning in race 8, post 9:35pm.
Early in the day Century Downs H offers the Alderta Super Finals and consolation races, eight in all.

SUNDAY

It’s Zia Park’s $1.8m New Mexico Classic Day for thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses with twelve big stakes this Sunday. Belmont is serving up the Pumpkin Pie and another $100k stakes race on their final race day of 2016. Yonkers matinee Sunday racing begins today, post 12:30pm.

Go to the “Upcoming Weekend Stakes” page now & each week at http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~ A NY minute…

Belmont October post time 12:55pm. Next up Aqueduct November 4 – December 18, post time 12:20pm.
Fall 2016 stakes list:  http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/nyra/

~ Grand Circuit Harness Racing…

Full schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2016-grand-circuit-harness-racing/

~2016 Breeders’ Cup is coming up…
>Friday, November 4, Santa Anita races 6-9, race 6 post 5:25pm.
Juvenile Turf, Dirt Mile, Juvenile Filly Turf, Distaff
Special Two-Day Double Distaff/Classic, post 4:35pm.
$2 minimum Pick 6 & Doubles except $1 minimum Special 2-Day Double & Exactas, Dime Superfectas, Fifty cent Tri, P3, P4 P5 & Super Hi-5s.

>Saturday, November 5 Santa Anita races 4-12, race 4 post 3:05pm and race 12 the Classic 8:35pm.
Juvenile Filly, F& M Turf, Sprint, Turf Sprint, Juvenile, Turf, F& M Sprint, Mile, Classic
OTB betting opens by 11am Saturday at all branches and online. Fund your account today!
$2 minimum Pick 6 & Doubles except $1 minimum Special 2-Day Double & Exactas, Dime Superfectas, Fifty cent Tri, P3, P4 P5 & Super Hi-5s.

Top Breeders’ Cup Contenders (subject to change!):
California Chrome, Tepin, Flintshire, Songbird, Frosted, Arrogate, Beholder, Melatonin, Cavorting, and Nyquist.

>Everything you need to know for betting the 2016 Breeders Cup is here:
http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/breederscupinfo/

>BC Updates…
–BC Classic: Castellano To Pilot Keen Ice, Irad Ortiz Jr. Picks Up Mount On Shaman Ghost
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/breeders-cup/bc-classic-castellano-pilot-keen-ice-irad-ortiz-jr-picks-mount-shaman-ghost/
–California Chrome, Tepin, Songbird Top List Of Breeders’ Cup Pre-Entries
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/breeders-cup/chrome-tepin-songbird-top-list-breeders-cup-pre-entries/
–Santa Anita Turf ‘Perfect’ Before 2016 Breeders’ Cup
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/breeders-cup/santa-anita-turf-perfect-2016-breeders-cup/


~ Road to the Kentucky Derby 2017…
Schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2017-road-to-the-kentucky-derby/

~ Interbets Handicappers Winning Results!
Are you following the Keeneland Hot List Picks posted for free at Interbets.com? You should be!
Keeneland Hot List Winning Results:
October 23= KHL had two winners that comprised a $116 Pick 3, two Doubles for $33 and $23, two Trifectas for $80 and $55, and three Exactas for $26, $23, and $19.
October 21= KHL had two chalk winners with cold Exacta for $26, $29 box Exacta; a box Triple for $82 and a Double for $46.
October 15= KHL had exactas for $65.40 and $27.60 and a double for $98.20.
October 12 = KHL had a $23.40 exacta and $78 triple.
October 9 = KHL had one winner with exactas for $46 and $5, chalky straight $8 trifecta and a $47.40 double.
October 8 = KHL had exactas for $69 and $20 and a $56.20 double.
October 7 = KHL had 3 winners plus exactas for $20 and $8 plus $97 and $26 triples and a $77.60 superfecta.

~ FREE Stuff Heads Up…
Check out Equibase for FREE products in support of the “feature race” each week. This week’s feature race is:
Saturday, October 29  - Autumn Miss – Santa Anita
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm
Full schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/breederscupchallenge/

~ Interbets Accountholders October Alert!  Added security measures will affect your account.
Please verify your address listed on your Interbets account is identical to your address listed on any credit cards you use to make deposits to your account. Going forward, if the addresses don’t match exactly the deposit will be denied. Safety first! Save yourself time by checking this out now. Thank you.

If you experience any issue with credit card deposits or any other issues please contact “>

~NYS Lottery…

October – Five new games were launched last month in branches: $3,000,000 in Benjamins (a $10 game), $500,000 in Grants (a $5 game), $75,000 Hamilton ($3), $25,000 Lincoln ($2), and $5,000 Washington ($1).

Every day in October:  Buy $10 of Cash4Life on one ticket and Get a $2 Cash4Life Quick Pick all month long!

Thursdays in October: Buy $10 of Quick Draw on one ticket and Get a 50% Bonus on winnings.

Four new scratch-off lottery games have launched Tuesday, October 18!
$25 “$7,000,000 Cash Blowout
$5 “7”

$3 “Scrabble”

$2 “Goldfish”

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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are listed for the eastern time zone.
  • The monthly calendar is posted at Interbets.com   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/
  • October 28 Mahoning Valley Race Course opens.
  • October 28 Bangor H revised Friday post 3:00pm through the end of the meet.
  • October 28 Evangeline revised earlier post 5:35pm today only.
  • October 28 & 29 Breeders’ Crown Finals at The Meadowlands H
  • October 29 Meadowlands H revised early post 6:35pm today only.
  • October 29 Cal Expo H added to the schedule, post 9:15pm
  • October 30 Zia Park hosts New Mexico Classic Cup, $1.8 million in purses.
  • October 30 Yonkers Sunday matinee racing begins today, post 12:30pm
  • November 4 & 5 Breeders’ Cup Races at Santa Anita
  • November 5 OTB & Interbets’ 11am special early opening today.

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10/20/16
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~ Weekend highlights…

FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Meadowlands harness meet reopens with a bang on Friday, October 21 featuring two days of Breeders’ Crown eliminations on Friday and Saturday, post time 7:15pm.  Finals are next Friday and Saturday. There’s an early post next Saturday at 6:35pm.

SATURDAY

Belmont’s Fall NY Showcase Day is here! Belmont will have an early 12:25pm post Saturday and boasts,  “New York-breds will take center stage on Saturday as Belmont Park hosts its annual Empire Showcase Day, featuring a unique 11-race all-state-bred card, including eight stakes races worth a total of $1.75 million in purses and anchored by the $300,000 Empire Classic Handicap.”  Watch Belmont Live on NY Empire Showcase Day, Saturday, October 22, on MSG+ from 4pm-6pm

Laurel Park has an early 12:15pm post Saturday for Maryland Million Day consisting of eight guaranteed stakes “restricted to the nominated progeny of nominated stallions standing in the state.”

Keeneland’s last guaranteed late Pick Four was so successful that they are doing it again this Saturday, October 22.
The late Pick Four beginning in race 7 at 4:24pm will be guaranteed at $350,000. The grade 2 $250,000 Lexus Raven Run Stakes (race 9 at 5:30pm) is part of the late Pick Four.

SUNDAY
Belmont offers two turf races Sunday, the grade 3 $200k Athenia and $100k English Channel. Keeneland offers the $150,000 Rood & Riddle Dowager.  Woodbine offers two $150,000 stakes for fillies today.

Go to the “Upcoming Weekend Stakes” page now & each week at http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~ A NY minute…

Belmont October post time 12:55pm
Fall 2016 stakes list is posted  http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/nyra/
Watch Belmont Live on NY Empire Showcase Day, Saturday, October 22, on MSG+ from 4pm-6pm

~ Grand Circuit Harness Racing…

Full schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2016-grand-circuit-harness-racing/

~2016 Breeders’ Cup is coming up…
Friday, November 4 Santa Anita races 6-9, race 6 post 5:25pm
Saturday, November 5 Santa Anita races 4-12, race 4 post 3:05pm and race 12 the Classic 8:35pm
Everything you need to know: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/breederscupinfo/

~ Road to the Kentucky Derby 2017…
Schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2017-road-to-the-kentucky-derby/

~ Interbets Handicappers Winning Results!
Are you following the Keeneland Hot List Picks posted for free at Interbets.com? You should be!
Keeneland Hot List Winning Results:
October 15= KHL had exactas for $65.40 and $27.60 and a double for $98.20.
October 12 = KHL had a $23.40 exacta and $78 triple.
October 9 = KHL had one winner with exactas for $46 and $5, chalky straight $8 trifecta and a $47.40 double.
October 8 = KHL had exactas for $69 and $20 and a $56.20 double.
October 7 = KHL had 3 winners plus exactas for $20 and $8 plus $97 and $26 triples and a $77.60 superfecta.

~ FREE Stuff Heads Up…
Check out Equibase for FREE products in support of the “feature race” each week. This week’s feature race is:
Saturday, October 22  - Lexus Raven Run – Keeneland
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

Full schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/breederscupchallenge/

~ Interbets Accountholders October Alert!  Added security measures will affect your account.
Please verify your address listed on your Interbets account is identical to your address listed on any credit cards you use to make deposits to your account. Going forward, if the addresses don’t match exactly the deposit will be denied. Safety first! Save yourself time by checking this out now. Thank you.

If you experience any issue with credit card deposits or any other issues please contact “>

~NYS Lottery…

October – Five new games were launched last month in branches: $3,000,000 in Benjamins (a $10 game), $500,000 in Grants (a $5 game), $75,000 Hamilton ($3), $25,000 Lincoln ($2), and $5,000 Washington ($1).

Every day in October:  Buy $10 of Cash4Life on one ticket and Get a $2 Cash4Life Quick Pick all month long!

Thursdays in October: Buy $10 of Quick Draw on one ticket and Get a 50% Bonus on winnings.

Four new scratch-off lottery games have launched Tuesday, October 18!
$25 “$7,000,000 Cash Blowout
$5 “7”
$3 “Scrabble”
$2 “Goldfish”

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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are listed for the eastern time zone.
  • The monthly calendar is posted at Interbets.com   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/
  • October 20 – Golden Gate Fall meet opens, post 3:45pm.
  • October 20 Northlands Park added racing today.
  • October 21 Northlands Park revised early post 8pm today.
  • October 21 & 22  Breeders’ Crown Eliminations at The Meadowlands H, post 7:15pm
  • October 22 NY-breds Empire Showcase Day at Belmont
  • October 22 Laurel Maryland Million Day, early 12:15pm post.
  • October 22 Cal Expo Harness opens today and is added to the schedule, post 9:15pm
  • October 28 Mahoning Valley Race Course opens.
  • October 28 & 29 Breeders’ Crown Finals at The Meadowlands H
  • October 29 Meadowlands H early post 6:35pm
  • October 29 Cal Expo H added to the schedule, post 9:15pm
  • October 30 Zia Park hosts New Mexico Classic Cup, $1.8 million in purses.
  • October 30 Yonkers Sunday matinee racing begins today, post 12:30pm
  • November 4 & 5 Breeders’ Cup Races at Santa Anita

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10/13/16
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~ Weekend highlights…

SATURDAY

Yonkers Raceway has a special early 1:10pm card today featuring the $1,000,000 Yonkers International Trot. There are ten invitees for the event representing Norway, Sweden, Canada, Finland, Italy, Denmark, and the USA. Note, Obrigado from Maine, USA replaced Italy’s Ringostarr Treb.  The other two American representatives are Resolve and the mare Hannelore Hanover.

Belmont offers the grade 3 $200,000 Futurity and $200,000 Pebbles.

NY DOUBLE – NY Thoroughbred & Harness combined wager! “Yonkers Raceway and NYRA(Belmont) have joined up for a Daily Double  this Saturday.  This will be Yonkers 6th race, (International Trot ) post time  3:20pm, and Belmont’s 3rd race, Grade 3 Futurity,  post time 2:01 pm.  Belmont will be the first leg of the double”.  The “New York Double” will be bet as Race 1 on a special separate card.

Reminder, Woodbine is not offering the Jackpot Hi5 until tomorrow. There’s a $400,000+ carryover right now. There will be a mandatory payout Sunday, October 16.

Keeneland adds a $350,000 guaranteed Pick 4 to Saturday’s card. The Pick 4 includes races 7-10, post time 4:24pm.  The third leg is the 9th race (5:30pm) grade 1 $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.

Quarter horse fans! Prairie Meadows offers eight stakes races on Saturday worth over $800,000.

SUNDAY

It’s Woodbine $2,000,000 Pattison Canadian International Day! Woodbine’s Jackpot Hi5 has a $400,000+ carryover and a mandatory payout today. There’s also a $100,000 guaranteed Pick 4.   The card features four big stakes highlighted by the group 1 $1,000,000 Canadian International and p 1 $500,000 E.P. Taylor.

Go to the “Upcoming Weekend Stakes” page now & each week at http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

Did you ever want to ride a horse around a racetrack?! This Sunday Finger Lakes offers a chance to check that off your bucket list and it’s for a good cause, helping retired racehorses. http://www.paulickreport.com/features/aftercare-spotlight/cosequin-presents-aftercare-spotlight-ride-retirees-finger-lakes/

~ A NY minute…

Belmont post 12:55pm October 5 – 30.
Fall 2016 stakes list is posted  http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/nyra/
Watch Belmont Live on NY Empire Showcase Day, Saturday, October 22, on MSG+ from 4pm-6pm

~ Grand Circuit Harness Racing…

Full schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2016-grand-circuit-harness-racing/

~2016 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races…
Winners earn automatic entry into the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Full schedule here:
http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/breederscupchallenge/

~ Road to the Kentucky Derby 2017…
Schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2017-road-to-the-kentucky-derby/

~ Interbets Handicappers Get Results!
Keeneland Hot List is “off to a nice start so far. On Friday(, October 7, opening day the Keeneland Hot List) had 3 winners plus exactas for $20 and $8 plus $97 and $26 triples and a $77.60 superfecta. On Saturday had exactas for $69 and $20 and a $56.20 double. On Sunday, one winner with exactas for $46 and $5, chalky straight $8 trifecta and a $47.40 double .”

~ FREE Stuff Heads Up…
Check out Equibase for FREE products in support of the “feature race” each week. This week’s feature race is:
Saturday, October 15  - Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup – Keeneland
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm
Full schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/breederscupchallenge/

~ Interbets Accountholders October Alert!  Added security measures will affect your account.
Please verify your address listed on your Interbets account is identical to your address listed on any credit cards you use to make deposits to your account. Going forward, if the addresses don’t match exactly the deposit will be denied. Safety first! Save yourself time by checking this out now. Thank you.

If you experience any issue with credit card deposits or any other issues please contact “>

~NYS Lottery…

October – Five new games were launched last month in branches: $3,000,000 in Benjamins (a $10 game), $500,000 in Grants (a $5 game), $75,000 Hamilton ($3), $25,000 Lincoln ($2), and $5,000 Washington ($1).

Every day in October:  Buy $10 of Cash4Life on one ticket and Get a $2 Cash4Life Quick Pick all month long!

Thursdays in October: Buy $10 of Quick Draw on one ticket and Get a 50% Bonus on winnings.

Four new scratch-off lottery games launch Tuesday, October 18!
$25 “$7,000,000 Cash Blowout
$5 “7”

$3 “Scrabble”

$2 “Goldfish”

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10/6/16
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~ Weekend highlights…

FRIDAY
The weather is wreaking havoc in Florida forcing the delayed opening of Gulfstream Park West till Saturday. Meanwhile in Kentucky, Keeneland says they “are ready for opening day this Friday; should be a beautiful fall day in the Blue Grass!” Post time is 1:05pm.  Please note late changes to Keeneland’s wagering menu:
Saturday, October 8 All Stakes Pick 5 in now in races 5-9, guaranteed pool of $250,000
Saturday, October 8 All Stakes Pick 4 remains in races 6-9, guaranteed pool of $350,000
October 7-29 added each day – $1 Pick 6 on the last six races.

SATURDAY

Belmont new 12:55pm post began Wednesday, October 5th.  Gulfstream Park West rescheduled to open today.

Belmont’s Super Saturday #2, 12:15 post, has six huge graded stakes worth over $3 million!  Belmont’s grade 1 $1,000,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup is a Breeders’ Cup Classic Challenge race. Belmont’s grade 1 $500,000 Champagne is a designated “Road to the Kentucky Derby” race.  Both complete schedules are on the Interbets.com site, links are below.

Keeneland Fall Stars card is this Saturday with over $2.3 million in purses, fives graded stakes including three Breeders’ Cup Challenge races with additional NBC national TV coverage, and one Road to the Kentucky Derby race.
Watch Belmont & Keeneland Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” races Saturday on NBC 5:00pm-6:00pm

Charles Town hosts 9 stakes on West Virginia Breeders’ Day with over $1,000,000 in purses highlighted by the $500,000 West Virginia Breeders’ Class XXX.

Harness fans Grand Circuit Alert! This Saturday the Red Mile features races totaling $700,000 in purses.

Parx Racing announces, “The second annual Fall Festival of Racing at Parx begins Saturday. Overnight purses during the festival will be increased 50 percent and average between $450,000 and $470,000 a day, according to Sam Elliott, the track’s director of racing. The festival runs through Oct. 25.”

SUNDAY

Watch Keeneland Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” races, Spinster and Dixiana Bourbon, Saturday on NBC 5:00pm-6:00pm

Harness fans Grand Circuit Alert! This Sunday the Red Mile H offers nine big races worth over $2,000,000 in purses!

MONDAY – Columbus Day

Belmont is racing Columbus Day Monday, October 10, post time 12:55pm. Plenty of stakes Monday from Belmont, Woodbine, Zia Park, Northlands, Santa Anita and Mohawk harness track. Our Norwich OTB location will be open.

Go to the “Upcoming Weekend Stakes” page now & each week at http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~ A NY minute…

Belmont post 12:55pm October 5 – 30. Special post Saturday, October 8th 12:15pm.

Belmont’s 2016 stakes list is posted  http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/nyra/
Watch Belmont Live on NY Empire Showcase Day, Saturday, October 22, on MSG+ from 4pm-6pm

~ Grand Circuit Harness Racing…

Full schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2016-grand-circuit-harness-racing/

~2016 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races…
Winners earn automatic entry into the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Full schedule here:
http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/breederscupchallenge/

~ Road to the Kentucky Derby 2017…
Schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2017-road-to-the-kentucky-derby/

~Horse tid bits…
“Keen Ice… is nearing his return to the races… Churchill Downs’ G1 Clark Handicap on Nov. 25.”
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/throughbred-racing/keen-ice-donegal-announces-clark-handicap-primary-target/

NYRA announces Hopportunity is entered in the Jockey Club Gold Cup this Saturday.
In addition, “…Mubtaahij… prepares for his next start in the … Jockey Club Gold Cup…” Also mentioned in this article are Watershed, Tamarkuz, Sentiero Italia, and Frosted.
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/breeders-cup/mclauglin-send-mubtaajij-watershed-jockey-club-gold-cup-aiming-classic/

~ FREE Stuff Heads Up…
Check out Equibase for FREE products in support of the “feature race” each week. This week’s feature race is:
Saturday, October 8  - JOCKEY CLUB GOLD CUP – Belmont
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

Full schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/breederscupchallenge/

~ Interbets Accountholders October Alert!  Added security measures will affect your account.
Please verify your address listed on your Interbets account is identical to your address listed on any credit cards you use to make deposits to your account. Going forward, if the addresses don’t match exactly the deposit will be denied. Safety first! Save yourself time by checking this out now. Thank you.

If you experience any issue with credit card deposits or any other issues please contact “>

~NYS Lottery…

October – Five new games were launched last month in branches: $3,000,000 in Benjamins (a $10 game), $500,000 in Grants (a $5 game), $75,000 Hamilton ($3), $25,000 Lincoln ($2), and $5,000 Washington ($1).

Every day in October:  Buy $10 of Cash4Life on one ticket and Get a $2 Cash4Life Quick Pick all month long!

Thursdays in October: Buy $10 of Quick Draw on one ticket and Get a 50% Bonus on winnings.

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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are listed for the eastern time zone.
  • The monthly calendar is posted at Interbets.com   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/
  • September 30 Santa Anita opens, post time 4pm.
  • October 4,11 & 18 – Mohawk H added three Tuesdays, post 7:30pm.
  • October 5 Gulfstream Park West meet opens (GPW)
  • October 7 Keeneland opens. 1:05pm post time.
  • October 8 Belmont early 12:15pm post time.
  • October 10 Belmont is racing Columbus Day
  • October 12 Bangor H opens, post time 3pm.
  • October 15 Yonkers International Trot Day early 1:10pm post.
  • October 21  Breeders’ Crown Eliminations at The Meadowlands H
  • October 22 NY-breds Empire Showcase Day at Belmont
  • October 22 Laurel Maryland Million Day early 12:15pm post.
  • October 28 Mahoning Valley Race Course opens.
  • October 28 & 29 Breeders’ Crown Finals at The Meadowlands H
  • October 30 Zia Park hosts New Mexico Classic Cup, $1.8 million in purses.
  • November 4 & 5 Breeders’ Cup Races at Santa Anita

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9/29/16
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~ Weekend highlights…

FRIDAY
Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway announces, “Don’t miss the $160,000 Dayton Trotting Derby and $150,000 Dayton Pacing Derby to be run tomorrow night (…) First post at 6:15 PM ET.  The $150,000 Dayton Pacing Derby will feature a showdown between top U.S. pacers, Always B Miki and Wiggle It Jiggleit (…) A full field will contest the $160,000 Dayton Trotting Derby.”

SATURDAY

Branches open at 11:45am this Saturday. Belmont post time notes:  Saturday, October 1st at 12:30pm, Sunday, October 2nd at 1:30pm, and an all new 12:55pm post begins Wednesday, October 5th.

Belmont’s Super Saturday, 12:30 post, has five huge graded stakes worth $1.85 million highlighted by the $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitiational for 3-year-olds and up. Sword Dancer winner, Flintshire, hopes to earn a spot in the Breeders’ Cup in this race.

“The Joe Hirsch will be run as race 6 on a star-studded card that includes four additional stakes – the Grade 1, $400,000 Beldame, the Grade 1, $350,000 Vosburgh, the Grade 2, $300,000 Gallant Bloom, and the Grade 3, $200,000 Pilgrim. The Joe Hirsch serves as a “Win and You’re In” race with an all-fees paid entry to next month’s Breeders’ Cup Turf Division at Santa Anita Park.” ~NYRA press release 9/28/16

“A.P. Indian will be going for his third consecutive Grade 1 win as part of a field of eight talented 3-year-olds and up in the $350,000 Vosburgh on the first of two “Super” Saturdays at Belmont Park.  (The Vosburgh is a) “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint in November at Santa Anita…” ~ NYRA press release 9/28/16

Gulfstream will have an early 12 noon post Saturday and $1.6 million for eight big stakes highlighted by the FSS $500,000 In Reality Div. and $500,000 My Dear Girl Div.

As if this wasn’t enough Santa Anita has big day with six stakes worth $1,575,000, five are grade 1 stakes. Everyone is looking forward to the $300,000 Awesome Again featuring California Chrome!

Watch Belmont & Santa Anita races Saturday on NBC Sports Network from 5:30pm-8:00pm covering three stakes from Belmont and five from Santa Anita.

http://www.paulickreport.com/news/breeders-cup/santa-anita-california-chrome-beholder-headline-blockbuster-day-racing-oct-1/

“…California Chrome seeks his sixth straight victory, this in the Awesome Again Stakes (October 1st), one of five Grade I Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Races in a stellar lineup that stacks up as an equine version of the ‘27 Yankees.” http://www.paulickreport.com/news/breeders-cup/santa-anita-california-chrome-beholder-headline-blockbuster-day-racing-oct-1/

PENDING COMMISSION APPROVAL: Catskill OTB & Interbets.com plan to offer advance wagering all day this Saturday, October 1st on the Qatar Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe. Note, the L’Arc will run early on Sunday at approximately 10:05am before branches open.

Harness fans – This Saturday the Red Mile features two Bluegrass races totaling $700,000 in purses.

SUNDAY

You’re invited! Eight Catskill OTB branches will host a Free Fall Festival Belmont Handicapping Contest this Sunday. Read the sign and follow the link for more detail.

Belmont has a nice Sunday in store with the grade 3 $200,000 Miss Grillo and two NY-breds races, the Bertram F Bongard and the Joseph A. Gimma.

Harness fans – This Sunday there are four Bluegrass races totaling $800,000!

Go to the “Upcoming Weekend Stakes” page now & each week at http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~ A NY minute…

Belmont post 1:30pm September 9 – October 2. Belmont post 12:55pm October 5 – 30. Special posts October 1st 12:30pm & October 8th 12:15pm.

Belmont’s 2016 stakes list is posted  http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/nyra/
Watch Belmont Live in October on MSG+ from 4pm-6pm

~ Grand Circuit Harness Racing…

Full schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2016-grand-circuit-harness-racing/

~2016 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races…
Winners earn automatic entry into the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Full schedule here:
http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/breederscupchallenge/

~ Road to the Kentucky Derby 2017…
Schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2017-road-to-the-kentucky-derby/

~ FREE Stuff Heads Up…
Check out Equibase for FREE products in support of the “feature race” each week. This week’s feature race is:
Saturday, October 1  - RODEO DRIVE – Santa Anita
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm
Full schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/breederscupchallenge/

~Free Handicapping Contests…
The next contest series is this Sunday, October 2, The Free Fall Festival Handicapping Contest Series covers Belmont Races. More details soon here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/3233/

~ Interbets Accountholder Alert!  Added security measures will affect your account.
Please be verify your address listed on your Interbets account is identical to your address listed on any credit cards you use to make deposits to your account. Going forward, if the addresses don’t match exactly the deposit will be denied. Safety first! Save yourself time by checking this out now. Thank you.

If you experience any issue with credit card deposits or any other issues please contact “>

~NYS Lottery…

September – Five new games in branches this week: $3,000,000 in Benjamins (a $10 game), $500,000 in Grants (a $5 game), $75,000 Hamilton ($3), $25,000 Lincoln ($2), and $5,000 Washington ($1).

Tuesdays: September Extra Power Hours! Play Quick Draw with Extra from 5pm=7pm on Tuesdays for the chance to multiply base winnings by 2x – 10x.

Thursdays: Bonus Thursdays! Buy $10 or more of Quick Draw on one ticket between 5pm-7pm on Thursdays and receive a 50% bonus on all winnings on that ticket.
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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are listed for the eastern time zone.
  • The monthly calendar is posted at Interbets.com   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/
  • September 30 Santa Anita opens, post time 4pm.
  • October 1 OTB early opening 11:45am. Gulfstream special post 12noon & Belmont 12:30pm.
  • October 1 Advance bet the L’Arc de Triomphe (pending approval) The L’Arc races early Sunday.
  • October 5 Gulfstream Park West opens (GPW). Remember this meet is at the old Calder Racecourse.
  • October 7 Keeneland opens. 1:05pm post time.
  • October 8 Belmont early 12:15pm post time.
  • October 10 Belmont is racing Columbus Day
  • October 15 Yonkers International Trot Day early 1:10pm post.
  • October 22 Laurel Maryland Million Day early 12:15pm post.

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9/23/16
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~ Weekend highlights…
Big Saturday stakes at Belmont, Parx Racing, Woodbine, Laurel & more! Check out the sign. Too much list, so check out the stakes sign below for all the action. Did you know the complete weekend stakes link is always posted here? You can go to the “Upcoming Weekend Stakes” page now & each week at http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

Unbeaten Songbird will be in the Cotillion at Parx Racing Saturday. There’ll be five challengers looking to upset the superstar filly. Cathryn Sophia or Carina Mia just might have what it takes to cause an upset.  Nyquist, Exaggerator and ten others will battle it out in the Pennsylvania Derby also at Parx Racing. What a day at Parx.

Saturday is Yonkers’ NY Night of Champions with $1.8million and 8 NY Sire Stakes. It’s NY’s richest night of racing.

Besides three six figure stakes at Woodbine and the Jon Hettinger for NY Breds at Belmont, Remington has a huge Sunday ahead with 10 stakes highlighted by the grade 3 $400,000 Oklahoma Derby.

You’re invited! Catskill OTB branches host the Free Fall Festival Handicapping Contests at nine branches this Sunday.

~ A NY minute…

Belmont post 1:30pm September 9 – October 2. Belmont post 12:55pm October 5 – 30. Special posts October 1st 12:30pm & October 8th 12:15pm.

Belmont’s 2016 stakes list is posted  http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/nyra/
Watch Belmont Live in September on MSG+ from 4pm-6pm Sept  24,25,  28,29,&30.

~ Grand Circuit Harness Racing…
@Hoosier & Mohawk this weekend

Full schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2016-grand-circuit-harness-racing/

~2016 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races…
Winners earn automatic entry into the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.
http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/breederscupchallenge/

~ Road to the Kentucky Derby 2017…
http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2017-road-to-the-kentucky-derby/

~ FREE Stuff Heads Up…
Check out Equibase for FREE products in support of the “feature race” each week. This week’s feature race is:
Saturday, September 24  - PENNSYLVANIA DERBY – Parx Racing
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm
See the full schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/breederscupchallenge/

~Horse news…
Rumor has it Tepin, recent winner of the Woodbine Mile, will go to Keeneland next for at least one start before heading to Santa Anita for the Breeders’ Cup Mile.

~Free Handicapping Contests…
The next contest series begins this Sunday, September 25 and October 2, The Free Fall Festival Handicapping Contest Series covers Belmont Races. More details soon here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/3233/

~NYS Lottery…

September – Five new games in branches this week: $3,000,000 in Benjamins (a $10 game), $500,000 in Grants (a $5 game), $75,000 Hamilton ($3), $25,000 Lincoln ($2), and $5,000 Washington ($1).

Tuesdays: September Extra Power Hours! Play Quick Draw with Extra from 5pm=7pm on Tuesdays for the chance to multiply base winnings by 2x – 10x.

Thursdays: Bonus Thursdays! Buy $10 or more of Quick Draw on one ticket between 5pm-7pm on Thursdays and receive a 50% bonus on all winnings on that ticket.
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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are listed for the eastern time zone.
  • The monthly calendar is posted at Interbets.com   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/
  • September 24 Parx Racing revised post 12:25pm
  • September 24 Gulfstream revised post 12:45pm
  • September 25 Gulfstream revised post 1:15pm
  • September 25 Free Belmont Handicapping Contest at nine branches.
  • September 26 & 27 Zia Park revised post every Mon&Tues 2:10pm
  • September 28 Penn National added a make-up day today, post time 6pm.
  • September 30 Santa Anita opens, post time 4pm.
  • October 1 OTB early opening 11:45am. Gulfstream special post 12noon.

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~ Weekend highlights…
$3.75 million Saturday on tap at Woodbine highlighted by the group 1 $1,000,000 Woodbine Mile. Rumor has it Tepin will race in the Mile. The undercard includes the $300,000 Canadian Stakes and Northern Dancer Turf. The Mile and Canadian are Breeders’ Cup Challenge races. Churchill offers two more Challenge races Saturday, The Pocahontas and Iroquois. Churchill offers two more high stakes this day. Belmont offers the grade 2 $500,000 Sands Point Saturday.

Saturday evening the excitement moves over the Charles Town for an $800,000 eight stakes card highlighted by the grade 3 $350,000 Charles Town Oaks, Charles Town special post is 5:00pm. The Oaks is race 12, post 10:18pm.

On the harness side there’s $2.5 million up for grabs Saturday evening at Mohawk featuring the $700,000 Canadian Trotting Classic and $680,000 Maple Leaf Trot. Mohawk boasts four additional high stakes event.

Woodbine is once again the place to be on Sunday featuring two more Breeders’ Cup Challenge races, the $250,000 Natalma, and just squeaking in at the end of the season, the $200,000 Summer Stakes.

The complete weekend stakes races are posted by Thursday each week in branches and at Interbets.com. You can go to the “Upcoming Weekend Stakes” page now & each week at http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~ A NY minute…

Belmont post 1:30pm September 9 – October 2. Belmont post 12:55pm October 5 – 30. Special posts October 1st 12:30pm & October 8th 12:15pm.

Belmont’s 2016 stakes list is posted  http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/nyra/
Watch Belmont Live in September on MSG+ from 4pm-6pm Sept  15,16,17,18,  21,22,23,24,25,  28,29,&30.

NY Harness – NYSS & Excelsior Weekly Schedule – Vernon (Four finals 17th), Yonkers (15th) and Tioga (16th)

~ A look ahead…
It’s Little Brown Jug time!  On Tuesday, September 20 through Thursday, September 22 a sleepy, small town in Ohio hosts the fan-favorite Delaware County Fair meet. Tuesday’s post is 1:00pm. Wednesday features the $350,000 Jugette. Thursday features one of the most prestigious 3-year-old pacing races in North America the 71st edition of the $700,000 Little Brown Jug (LBJ). There’s an early 11am post on Wednesday and Thursday. Branches open at noon. There are typically so many races that two cards may be scheduled in a day.  The top 10 contenders for the LBJ include: Betting Line, Racing Hill, control the Moment, Check Six, Manhattan Beach, Another Daily Copy, Fernando Hanover, Lyons Snyder, Pure Country, and Dr J Hanover.

~ Grand Circuit Racing…
Friday, September 16 – Two events at The Meadowlands

Saturday, September 17 – Six events at Mohawk, two events at The Meadowlands

Monday, September 19 – one event at Harrington
Tuesday, September 20 – one event at Delaware County Fair (Ohio)
Wednesday, September 21 – three events at Delaware County Fair (Ohio)

Thursday, September 22 – four events at Delaware County Fair (Ohio)

Full schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2016-grand-circuit-harness-racing/

~2016 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races…
Winners earn automatic entry into the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.
September 17 – two races at Churchill & two races at Woodbine
September 18 –  two races at Woodbine

~ FREE Stuff Heads Up…
Check out Equibase for FREE products in support of the “feature race” each week. This week’s feature race is:
Saturday, September 17  - WOODBINE MILE
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm
See the full schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/breederscupchallenge/

~Free Handicapping Contests…
The next contest series begins in just one week on September 25 and October 2, The Free Fall Festival Handicapping Contest Series covers Belmont Races. More details soon here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/3233/

~NYS Lottery…

September – Five new games in branches this week: $3,000,000 in Benjamins (a $10 game), $500,000 in Grants (a $5 game), $75,000 Hamilton ($3), $25,000 Lincoln ($2), and $5,000 Washington ($1).

Tuesdays: September Extra Power Hours! Play Quick Draw with Extra from 5pm=7pm on Tuesdays for the chance to multiply base winnings by 2x – 10x.

Thursdays: Bonus Thursdays! Buy $10 or more of Quick Draw on one ticket between 5pm-7pm on Thursdays and receive a 50% bonus on all winnings on that ticket.
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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are listed for the eastern time zone.
  • The monthly calendar is posted at Interbets.com   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/
  • September 17 Charles Town Oaks today, special post 5pm.
  • September 21 Delaware County Fair meet begins before branches open, Jugette today.
  • September 22 Delaware County Fair meet begins before branches open, Little Brown Jug today.
  • September 25 Free Belmont Handicapping Contest at nine branches.
  • September 28 Penn National added a make-up day today, post time 6pm.
  • September 30 Santa Anita opens, post time 4pm.

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~ Weekend highlights…

We’re back to Belmont this weekend beginning on Friday, September 9. Post time is 1:30pm. Belmont offers $100,000 stakes Friday (Christiecat), Saturday (Seattle Slew), and Sunday (Allied Forces).  The fan favorite Kentucky Downs boutique meet, a European-style turf course, continues this weekend with $1.5 million for four stakes Saturday and $550,000 for two stakes Sunday.    It’s also Super Derby Day at Louisiana Downs with five stakes highlighted by the $400,000 Super Derby.

In July Claming Crown Limited announced that Kentucky Downs and Laurel Park will host automatic qualifying races for the 2016 Claiming Crown at Gulfstream Park on December 3. The Kentucky Downs qualifying races are this Sunday, September 11 for the Emerald and Tiara.

Zia Park begins their 56-day race meet on Saturday, September 10 with live racing every Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday at 12:15 PM Mountain Time.  New for 2016, Zia Park will card all Thoroughbred racing on Mondays and Tuesdays throughout the meet.  Saturday and Sunday will feature cards with a mix of both Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred racing.

Live Harness racing returns The Meadowlands this Friday, September 9th and Saturday, September 10th at 7:15 pm.
PASS races at The Meadows H Saturday and at Philadelphia Park H Sunday.

The complete weekend stakes races are posted by Thursday each week in branches and at Interbets.com. You can go to the “Upcoming Weekend Stakes” page now & each week at http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~ A NY minute…

The 38-day 2016 Belmont Fall Championship Meet runs through October 30 offers a total of 42 stakes worth over $10.6 million. Post time is 1:30pm September 9 – October 2. Post time will change to 12:55pm October 5 through October 30. There are special posts on the two Super Saturdays. Saturday, October 1st post time is 12:30pm and October 8th post time is 12:15pm. October 1st , Joe Hirsch Classic Day, offers five big graded stakes. October 8th , Jockey Club Gold Cup Day, offers six graded stakes.

Belmont’s 2016 stakes list is posted  http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/nyra/

Watch Belmont Live in September on MSG+ from 4pm-6pm Sept  9,10(Seattle Slew),11(Allied Forces),  14,15,16,17,18,  21,22,23,24,25,  28,29,&30.

NY Harness – NYSS & Excelsior Weekly Schedule – Yonkers (8th), Yonkers (9th), Batavia (10th), Yonkers (12th), Batavia (14th), and Yonkers (15th).

~ Grand Circuit Racing…
Friday, September 9 – Two events at Mohawk & 3 events at The Meadowlands

Saturday, September 10 – Five events at Mohawk, two events at The Meadowlands, and one event at Scioto Downs.
Full schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2016-grand-circuit-harness-racing/

~2016 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races…
Winners earn automatic entry into the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.
This weekend’s five races are overseas in Ireland.
September 17 – two races at Churchill & two races at Woodbine
September 18 -  two races at Woodbine

~ FREE Stuff Heads Up…
Check out Equibase for FREE products in support of the “feature race” each week. This week’s feature race is:
Saturday, September 10  - SUPER DERBY – Louisiana Downs
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm
See the full schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/breederscupchallenge/

~Free Handicapping Contests…
Look for the next contest series in two & half weeks, on September 25 and October 2, The Fall Festival Handicapping Contest Series covers Belmont Races. More details soon here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/3233/

~NYS Lottery…

September – Five new games in branches this week: $3,000,000 in Benjamins (a $10 game), $500,000 in Grants (a $5 game), $75,000 Hamilton ($3), $25,000 Lincoln ($2), and $5,000 Washington ($1).

Tuesdays: September Extra Power Hours! Play Quick Draw with Extra from 5pm=7pm on Tuesdays for the chance to multiply base winnings by 2x – 10x.

Thursdays: Bonus Thursdays! Buy $10 or more of Quick Draw on one ticket between 5pm-7pm on Thursdays and receive a 50% bonus on all winnings on that ticket.
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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are listed for the eastern time zone.
  • The monthly calendar is posted at Interbets.com   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/
  • Sept 1 Ellis Park added a race day to make up for a previous cancellation.
  • Sept 3,4,5 Saratoga post 12:30pm for the last three days of the meet.
  • September 3 Gulfstream revised post 12 noon today.
  • September 3 Mohawk early post 7:05pm. It’s Super Saturday.
  • September 5 Labor Day OTB is open. Closing by 9pm or earlier if scheduled.
  • September 6 Plainridge H changes to a 1pm post all month.
  • September 8 Los Alamitos Thoroughbred fair meet opens 5:00pm post.
  • September 8 Bangor H races today 3pm
  • September 9 Bangor H races today 6pm
  • Sept 9 Belmont is back! Post 1:30pm
  • September 9 special posts at Philadelphia H (6:05pm) and Century H (7:05pm)
  • September 10 Zia Park opens, post time 2:15pm eastern.
  • September 12 Dayton Raceway H begins. Mon & Tues 2pm. Thurs, Fri, Sat 6:15pm.
  • September 17 Charles Town Oaks today, special post 5pm.
  • September 28 Penn National added a make-up day today. Post time 6pm.

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~ Weekend highlights…

Sizzling stakes for Labor Day weekend at Interbets & OTB!  The $500,000 Woodward featuring Frosted is this Saturday’s big Saratoga event, but wait there’s more! Saratoga also plays host to the $350,000 Spinaway. The Spin Away is a Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” race. Both have TV coverage on NBC from 5-6pm. Gulfstream hosts $900,000 in Florida bred races. A special treat this Saturday is over $1.4 million in stakes at our fans favorite track, Kentucky Downs. Even Parx Racing gets in the mix Saturday with six stakes worth over $845,000 featuring Kentucky Oaks winner, Cathryn Sophia. There’s a special treat this Saturday. One of our fans’ favorite tracks, Kentucky Downs, hosts over $1.4 million in stakes. Later in the day Del Mar hosts the $300,000 Debutante.

Harness highlights the Saturday evening schedules at Yonkers, Mohawk and Northfield Park. Yonkers will host the second jewel of the Pacing Triple Crown, the $500,000 Messenger and the Yonkers Trot Finals. Saturday is also Ohio Super Night with over $2,000,000 in purses.  Mohawk’s Super Saturday card is filled with stakes action, highlighted by the $661,000 Metro Pace, the $616,000 Canadian Pacing Derby, the $427,000 Shes a Great Lady, the $215,704 Simcoe Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies, $208,040 Simcoe Stakes for three-year-old trotters (two divisions) and the $210,000 Ontario Sires Gold for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings (two divisions). Some of the top horses in North American will compete on the card including Wiggle It Jiggleit, Always B Miki and Betting Line. Mohawk also offer our Pick 4 ($50,000 races four through seven) and Pick 5 ($30,000 race 1) guarantees. Early post 7:05pm at Mohawk this Saturday. Running Aces Night of Champions will feature 9 MN sired feature and two undercard events on the 11 race card worth $250,000 in purses.

That’s all just on Saturday! More stakes action Sunday and Monday. Monday is the last day of Saratoga and Del Mar.

The complete weekend stakes races are posted by Thursday each week in branches and at Interbets.com. You can go to the “Upcoming Weekend Stakes” page now & each week at http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~ A NY minute…

Saratoga’s 2016 stakes list is posted  http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/nyra/

First race post time 1 p.m. – $150,000 Guaranteed Pick 6 beginning in Race 5

Watch Saratoga Live on MSG+ from 4pm-6:30pm Sept1,2,4 & 5.

Watch Saratoga on NBC (or NBCSN?) this Saturday, September 3, 5:00pm-6:00pm with live coverage of the Woodward and Spin Away. Note, conflicting posts list either network. We do know all of Saratoga’s races will be simulcast live as always at OTB branches and video streamed to Interbets account holders!

Belmont opens next Friday, September 9, post time 1:30pm. Post time changes to 12:55pm as of October 5.
Belmont Super Saturdays are October 1 and 8.

NY Harness – Weekly
NYSS at Vernon (2nd), Batavia (3rd), Vernon (5th), Monticello (6th), and Yonkers (8th).

~ Grand Circuit Racing…
Friday, September 2 – Two events at Mohawk

Saturday, September 3 – Five events at Mohawk and two events at Yonkers.
Full schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/2016-grand-circuit-harness-racing/

~A look ahead…
Live Harness racing returns The Meadowlands on Friday, September 9th, Saturday, September 10th, Friday, September 16th and Saturday, September 17th, post time for all four days 7:15 pm.

~2016 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races…
Winners earn automatic entry into the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

Saturday, September 2 – Spin Away – Saratoga

~ FREE Stuff Heads Up…
Check out Equibase for FREE products in support of the “feature race” each week. This week’s feature race is:
Saturday, September 3  - DEL MAR DEBUTANT
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm
See the full schedule here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/breederscupchallenge/

~Free Handicapping Contests…
Look for the next contest series in four weeks, September 25 and October 2, The Fall Festival Handicapping Contest Series covers Belmont Races. More details posted in early September here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/3233/

~NYS Lottery…

September:  The next new Scratch-off ticket game launch is next week! There are five new games featuring five important figures from American history. $3,000,000 in Benjamins (a $10 game), $500,000 in Grants (a $5 game), $75,000 Hamilton ($3), $25,000 Lincoln ($2), and $5,000 Washington ($1).

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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are listed for the eastern time zone.
  • The monthly calendar is posted at Interbets.com   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/
  • Sept 1 Ellis Park added a race day to make up for a previous cancellation.
  • Sept 3,4,5 Saratoga post 12:30pm for the last three days of the meet.
  • September 3 Gulfstream revised post 12 noon today.
  • September 3 Mohawk early post 7:05pm. It’s Super Saturday.
  • September 5 Labor Day OTB is open. Closing by 9pm or earlier if scheduled.
  • September 8 Los Alamitos Thoroughbred fair meet opens 5:00pm post.
  • Sept 9 Belmont is back! Post 1:30pm
  • September 9 special posts at Philadelphia H (6:05pm) and Century H (7:05pm)

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