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5/21/15

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~ Weekend highlights…
We are so much more than the Preakness! This long weekend is full of sizzling stakes from the $100,000 Paradise Creek at Belmont to five stakes worth $825,000 at Santa Anita to Vernon Downs’ Harness Track’s NYSS and Excelsior all Saturday.

The all new Arlington OTB branch located at 11 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 will have a Hot List Belmont Seminar this Saturday, May 23rd. Plenty of opportunity to meet Bob Ehalt & Shawn Rychling in a casual setting. Learn the Hot List methodology. Play the “Beat The Pro” contest to win free bets. Enter the free drawing to win a $25 Belmont Big Apple Showcase Day Bet. It’s also an OTB Bettor Day only at Arlington this Saturday to win even more free bets! All the seminar fun begins at 1:00pm.
Details:  http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/coming-up-promotions/
Directions:  http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/locations/arlington/

Sunday keeps the unofficial beginning of summer celebration going with three $150,000 races at Philadelphia harness track and the $200,000 Charles Whittingham at Santa Anita.

Monday, May 25th is Memorial Day. OTB will salute our service men and women by making it an OTB Bettor Day. Free bets may randomly print out with any wager.

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 athttp://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~A N.Y. minute…
BELMONT   post time is 1:20pm. Special post at 11:35am Saturday, June 6 for the 147th Belmont Stakes. Belmont will make this a three day festival of great racing and big guaranteed pools from June 4-6. The Belmont Stakes is scheduled as race 11, 6:50pm.  There will be a $500,000 guaranteed Pick 5, $250,000 guaranteed Pick 3 beginning in race 3, $1,000,000 gtd. Pick 6 and a $1,500,000 gtd. Pick 4 beginning in race 8.  OTB always shows the live simulcast. Additional national TV coverage: NBC Sports Network 2:30-4:30pm, NBC-TV 4:30-7pm, and back to NBCSN 7-7:30pm. More details soon.  Even more exciting is the potential for a Triple Crown.

July 4th will be a day to celebrate with Belmont for the 2nd annual Stars & Stripes Festival highlighted by two grade 1 turf races.

Madefromlucky won the 2015 Peter Pan and will be pointed to the Belmont Stakes on June 6. His winning time on the 1 1/8 miles was 1:48.36.  Mubtaahij ran 8th in the Derby, skipped the Preakness, but is hanging around to take on American Pharaoh and the other contenders in the Belmont Stakes.

~NY Hot List Seminar…
This Saturday, May 23 Belmont Seminar at Arlington OTB. Details above!

~ 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, May 25 – LONE STAR PARK HANDICAP – Lone Star Park
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in the newsletter are listed for the eastern time zone.
  • May 17 Golden Gate changed weekend posts to 3:45pm beginning today.
  • May 22 & 23 Freehold H added two race days, 12:30pm post time.
  • May 22 Santa Anita 7:00pm late post time today.
  • May 23 NY Hot List Seminar at the new Arlington OTB begins at 1:00pm.
  • May 25 Memorial Day, Belmont is racing 1:20 regular post. Golden Gate revised holiday post is 3:45pm.
  • May 25 Big Apply NY Showcase Day at Belmont.
  • May 27 Woodbine thoroughbreds begin, 6:45pm post.
  • May 31 New Zealand announced they will offer the Ellerslie simulcast this day.

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5/14/15

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~Jewel 2: Preakness Stakes…
On Sunday, May 10th the Friday card was revised as follows: *A third Pick 4 was added to the card in Race 11 and the Pimlico Special was moved to the final leg of this added Pick 4, Race 14. Race 14 is the last race of the card. The Race 11-14 Pick 4 has a guarantee of $250,000.

Wednesday, May 13 is the post position draw of the 140th Preakness at 5:00pm.

*UPDATED:  FRIDAY, MAY 15: Pimlico offers a fourteen race card, post time 12 noon. OTB opens at 11:45am.
Races 6-11: $100,000 guaranteed Rainbow 6 jackpot wager, post 2:25pm
Races 7-11: $250,000 guaranteed Pick 5, post 2:54pm
Races 8-11: $250,000 guaranteed Pick 4, post 3:23pm
Race 11: Black-Eyed Susan grade 2, post 4:50pm
*Race 11-14: $250,000 guaranteed Pick 4, post 4:50pm
*Race 14: Pimlico Special, post 6:21pm
*The Race 11-14 Pick 4 was added to the card as of May 1oth and the Pimlico Special was moved to the final leg of this added Pick 4, Race 14. Race 14 is the last race of the card.

Black-Eyed Susan(Fri)/Preakness(Sat) Two day Double, separate card wagering, post 4:50pm
Advance Bet The Preakness Stakes all day Friday.

Live simulcast of all races at your local OTB always!

Additional Friday televised coverage 3pm-5pm on NBCSN – BLACK EYED SUSAN

SATURDAY, MAY 16: Pimlico offers a fourteen race card, post time 10:30am. OTB opens at 10am.
Races 2-5: $300,000 guaranteed Pick 4, post 11am
Races 8-13: $100,000 guaranteed Rainbow 6 jackpot wager, post 2:35pm
Races 9-13: $500,000 guaranteed Pick 5, post 3:19pm
Race 10-13: $1,500,000 guaranteed Pick 4, post 4:04pm
Race 13: PREAKNESS STAKES, post 6:18pm

The first three finishers of the Kentucky Derby on May 2, American Pharoah, Firing Line and Dortmund, respectively, are scheduled to return to action Saturday in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.  Additional reports state that Danzig Moon will race. As of the writing of this newsletter it is still unknown if Mr. Z will be running per contradictory statements made by his owner and trainer. So is Z in or is Z out?

Live simulcast of all races at your local OTB  always!

Additional Saturday televised coverage:

2:30pm-4:30pm on NBCSN  - PREAKNESS PREP

4:30pm-6:30pm on NBC-TV – PREAKNESS RAC

6:30pm-7:00pm on  NBCSN – PREAKNESS POST

~ Weekend highlights…
Preakness weekend is here. The festivities begin this Friday. You may advance wager the Preakness this Friday, May 15. The Friday Pimlico card begins at noon. OTB & Interbets will start taking your wagers at 11:45am.  AND…
We are so much more than the Preakness!

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 athttp://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~A N.Y. minute…
BELMONT   post time is 1:20pm. Special post at 12 noon Saturday, May 16. The 147th Belmont Stakes is scheduled for June 6. July 4th will be a day to celebrate with the 2nd annual Stars & Stripes Festival highlighted by two grade 1 turf races.

Madefromlucky won the Peter Pan last weekend and will be pointed to the Belmont Stakes on June 6. His winning time on the 1 1/8 miles was 1:48.36.

~NY Hot List Seminar…
Saturday, May 23, Join us for the NY Hot List Seminar at the all new Arlington OTB location beginning at 1:00pm. Meet the NY Hot List Team, Bob Ehalt & Shawn Rychling for a casual, informal day at your local OTB. Learn the Hot List methodology and hear what Bob & Shawn have to say about Belmont’s Saturday card, Monday’s Showcase Day and The Belmont Stakes. Play the Beat The Pros Game too to win FREE BETS! We’ll see you there!

~ 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, May 16 – PREAKNESS – Pimlico
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in the newsletter are listed for the eastern time zone.
  • May 15 Advance Bet Preakness today + Black-Eyed Susan/Preakness Double.
  • May 15 Pimlico post 12 noon. Branches open 11:45am.
  • May 16 PREAKNESS STAKES DAY Pimlico post 10:30am. Branches open 10am.
  • May 16 Belmont post 12 noon
  • May 16 Pocono Downs offers two race cards today, 11am & 6:30pm.
  • May 16 Gulfstream revised post today is 12:20pm.
  • May 17 Golden Gate changed weekend posts to 3:45pm beginning today.
  • May 22 & 23 Freehold H added two race days, 12:30pm post time.
  • May 23 NY Hot List Seminar at the new Arlington OTB begins at 1:00pm.
  • May 25 Memorial Day, Belmont is racing 1:20 regular post. Golden Gate revised holiday post is 3:45pm.
  • May 25 Big Apply NY Showcase Day at Belmont.

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5/7/15

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~ Weekend highlights…
We’re so much more than the Derby!  OTB & Interbets are here year-round for wagering at your local OTB, by phone and online. Watch the races live at OTB and video streamed online from Belmont to Balmoral H, Mountaineer to Monticello H, Pimlico to Pocono H, Santa Anita to Scioto H, and many more. With 45 tracks Saturday and 24 tracks Sunday there’s something for everyone.

Belmont grabs the spotlight this Saturday with the grade 1 $400,000 Man O’War, grade 2 $250,000 Ruffian, grade 2 $200,000 Peter Pan, and grade 3 $150,000 Beaugay.  The grade 1 $300,000 Vanity Stakes highlights the Santa Anita Saturday card, and Monmouth Park opens, post time 12:50pm.

Diablo is at Belmont, the Honeymoon and Lazaro Barrera at Santa Anita, and Remington Park has the grade 2 $100,000 Oklahoma Challenge Championship all this 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 athttp://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~A N.Y. minute…
BELMONT   post time is 1:20pm. Special post at 12 noon Saturday, May 16. The 147th Belmont Stakes is scheduled for June 6. July 4th will be a day to celebrate with the 2nd annual Stars & Stripes Festival highlighted by two grade 1 turf races.

According to a Paulick Report article on May 4 relaying a report from the Daily Racing Form, eighth place Derby finishers Mubtaahij will stay in the States to race next in the Belmont Stakes.

~Jewel 2: Preakness…
Friday, May 15: Pimlico offers a fourteen race card, post time 12 noon. OTB opens at 11:45am.
Races 6-11: $100,000 guaranteed Rainbow 6 jackpot wager, post 2:25pm
Races 7-11: $250,000 guaranteed Pick 5, post 2:54pm
Races 8-11: $250,000 guaranteed Pick 4, post 3:23pm
Race 11: Black-Eyed Susan grade 2, post 4:50pm
Race 13: Pimlico Special, post 5:50pm
Black-Eyed Susan(Fri)/Preakness(Sat) Two day Double, separate card wagering, post 4:50pm
Advance Bet The Preakness Stakes all day Friday.

Saturday, May 16: Pimlico offers a fourteen race card, post time 10:30am. OTB opens at 10am.
Races 2-5: $300,000 guaranteed Pick 4, post 11am
Races 8-13: $100,000 guaranteed Rainbow 6 jackpot wager, post 2:35pm
Races 9-13: $500,000 guaranteed Pick 5, post 3:19pm
Race 10-13: $1,500,000 guaranteed Pick 4, post 4:04pm
Race 13: PREAKNESS STAKES, post 6:18pm

According to a Paulick Report article dated May 3, American Pharoah, Firing Line, Dortmund, and Danzig Moon are all pointing toward a rematch in the Preakness. International Star, Divining Rod, and Bodhisattva are also planning to race.

~Hot List Winning Results…
Just tweeted by Interbets’ own NY Hot List: The NY Hot List horses won at a 26 percent clip opening week at Belmont!

58% of the Hot List horses hit the board!

April 29: Race 1 Miss Da Point pays $13.20 to win. The Hot List Team gave you the cold exacta $63.50
April 30: Race 1 Moonsilver $10.60 win
May 1: Race 5 Stallwalkin’ Dude $14.20 win, Race 6 Daisy Cutter $7.40 win, and the Race 5 & 6 Double paid $76.50
May 3: Race 4 Bajan Beach $7.10 win and Race 9 Laura’s Patriot $9.30 win.

~ 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, May 9 – PETER PAN – Belmont
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • May 8 & 9 Remington Park cancelled due to reports of severe weather coming their way.
  • May 9 Monmouth Park opens, post 12:50pm
  • May 10 Mother’s Day
  • May 11 & 12 Remington Park added racing with a 6:00pm post.
  • May 15 Advance Bet Preakness today + Black-Eyed Susan/Preakness Double.
  • May 15 Pimlico post 12 noon. Branches open 11:45am.
  • May 16 PREAKNESS STAKES DAY Pimlico post 10:30am. Branches open 10am.
  • May 16 Belmont post 12 noon, Pocono Downs offers two race cards today.

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4/30/15

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~ All Things Oaks & Derby…
It’s finally here! Check out all the Oaks and Derby information and links you need to prepare for this Friday and Saturday on the special Derby page we set up just for you at Interbets.com. There’s information on wagering, handicapping, a wagering calculator, OTB locations, prep race replays, stakes list, etc.   Go to the Interbets Derby & Oaks page here:
http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/kentucky-derby/

Find your local OTB branch here:
http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/locations/
Remember Churchill opens at 10:30am both Friday and Saturday. Branches will open at 10am.

Open an Interbets.com Account online right now and just in time to bet the Derby!
http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/locations/

This is a great time to fund your existing Interbets Account to be ready for Friday & Saturday betting. Sign in as usual or here’s the funding info. page:
http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/horse-racing-account-wagering/

FREE GIFT to Interbets.com Account Holders! You can expect a special FREE OAKS GIFT emailed to you from Interbets in just a few minutes after this Newsletter is received.  Tomorrow you can expect another special FREE DERBY GIFT coming your way with much appreciation for wagering with us.
Best wishes on all your Oaks and Derby wagers!

~ Weekend highlights…

Hey it’s Derby weekend, but we are so much more than the Derby! Check out the Upcoming Weekend Stakes link below. Belmont has a special early 12 noon post on Saturday. Belmont offers three big graded stakes this Saturday and a $100,000 race for NY Breds on Sunday.  Meadowlands harness track offers three Finals Saturday evening and has an early 5:30pm post time.  Penn National moved to a late 6:50pm post Saturday and Pompano Harness moved to 8:00pm. Pocono Downs harness track will offer two cards Saturday, a very early 11:00am card and a 6:30pm card.

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 athttp://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~A N.Y. minute…
BELMONT  is back!  post time 1:20pm. Special post at 12 noon this Saturday, May 2, and again on May 16.  The 59 day Belmont meet will feature 60 stakes races worth $18.55 million. The 147th Belmont Stakes is scheduled for June 6. July 4th will be a day to celebrate with the 2nd annual Stars & Stripes Festival highlighted by two grade 1 turf races.

~ Not happy with some other ADWs?
Derby time is a great time to give Interbets.com a try. We are New York based and ready to open your account instantly on-line now! Let your “bettor” friends know we’re here for them too. Thanks.  Sign up here: https://wagering.interbets.com/firsttime/firstTimeUsage.do?type=n

~ Interbets Account Holders: Are you ready?

Derby time is a smart time to make a deposit… before May 2nd!  Make a deposit now or see below  funding options you may not be aware of.

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Open an account in just a few minutes online now: https://wagering.interbets.com/firsttime/firstTimeUsage.do?type=n
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~ 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, May 2 – KENTUCKY DERBY – Churchill Downs
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • April 26 – May 2 = Page 3 of the April calendar is available and posted at Interbets.com including this Sunday, April 26 through Saturday, May 2!
  • April 30 Golden Gate changed to a 4:15pm post time today.
  • April 30 The complete May calendar is posted at Interbets.com    http://www.interbets.com/racing/schedule.php
  • May 1 Kentucky Oaks Day, advance bet the Derby, Oaks/Derby Double. Betting opens at 10am.
  • May 2 Kentucky Derby Day. Betting opens at 10am.

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4/23/15

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~ Weekend highlights…
As of the writing of this newsletter the Gulfstream Park Rainbow 6 jackpot is $1,270,551.12 for Thursday, April 23. If no one hits it today or Friday then remember that Gulfstream will have a mandatory payout of the Rainbow 6 this Saturday, April 25!  Catskill OTB branches and Interbets will of course offer this wager and we really want one of our own to win it all.

Interbets Account Holders can expect the next set of Hot List Reviews Friday afternoon along with free picks which will likely include Toby Callet’s FULL picks and Key Plays for Gulfstream’s Saturday card.

There’s plenty of stakes action from many of the 41 tracks being offered this Saturday and 21 tracks on Sunday. Churchill Downs opens this Saturday evening at 6:00pm. See the NY section below for more details on the Aqueduct & Yonkers weekend highlights.

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…
AQUEDUCT runs through this Sunday, April 26. Aqueduct features the grade 3 $200,000 Excelsior Saturday and the two $100,000 NY Stallion Stakes divisions, Park Avenue and Time Square.

BELMONT opens next Wednesday, April 29, post time continues at 1:20pm. Special post at 12 noon on May 2 and May 16. The 59 day Belmont meet will feature 60 stakes races worth $18.55 million. The 147th Belmont Stakes is scheduled for June 6. July 4th will be a day to celebrate with the 2nd annual Stars & Stripes Festival highlighted by two grade 1 turf races.

YONKERS – The $200,000 George Morton Levy and $125,000 Blue Chip Matchmaker Series Finals (and consolations) are this Saturday, April 25th.

~ Hot List Red Hot $uccess…

As many of you know our Interbets Hot List team (Bob Ehalt and Shawn Rychling) has experienced much success with their unique Hot List handicapping system since launching this program in 2011. Since then they have successfully applied their techniques beyond NY. Most notably they have created Hot List sheets for Oaklawn Park and Keeneland. These sheets are all made available to our OTB and Interbets customers.

The Hot List team is on quite the winning streak at Keeneland this month. Have you noticed?!

Keeneland Hot List Winning Results:
April 8: Two winners
April 10: Two winners and two boxed superfectas $1,018.20 and $129.20. Two triples paying $535.20 and $43.40.
April 12: Four winners
April 16: Two winners, one paid $11.20. Two boxed triples, $129 and $52. Three boxed exactas, $91.20, $33, $20.60.
April 17: Pick 3 $437.40. From 5 plays, 2 winners, 3 boxed triples including $146 and $139 payoffs. Doubles at $101.40 & $47.80.
April 18: Two winners, 3 boxed exactas, Double $118.40.
April 19: Three winners, Pick 3 $165.40, Cold exacta $32, boxed triple $138. In the last race the Hot List Pick was a 17-1 shot who ran second and gave them a $146.60 boxed exacta.
April 22: Two winners, plus a 20-1 Hot List horse that ran second to their choice for a $51.40 exacta, a boxed exacta $181.80, and a cold exacta in Race 2 $13.20.

~ 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, April 25 –SAN FRANCISCO MILE – Golden Gate
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~ +Derby & ^Oaks Preps…
The Derby & Oaks Preps are complete. The Kentucky Oaks is scheduled for Friday, May 1 and The Derby is Saturday, May 2. That’s just over a week away.  Check out all the Derby Prep race replays here: http://www.kentuckyderby.com/road/schedule

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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • April 24 Santa Anita added racing, post 4:00pm
  • April 25 Churchill opens, special late post 6:00pm, please update your calendar.
  • April 26 – May 2 = Page 3 of the April calendar is available and posted at Interbets.com including this Sunday, April 26 through Saturday, May 2! Yes, the Derby Day schedule is posted.
  • April 30 Golden Gate changed to a 4:15pm post time today.
  • May 1 Kentucky Oaks Day, advance bet the Derby, Oaks/Derby Double. Betting opens at 10am.
  • May 2 Kentucky Derby Day. Betting opens at 10am.

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~ Weekend highlights…
Charles Town moved to a special, early 12:45pm post time for Saturday. The Classic is race 12 at 6:05pm.
Don’t miss SHARED BELIEF in the $1,500,000 Charles Town Classic this Saturday.  Challengers include defending champion IMPERATIVE and graded stakes winners MORENO, STREET BABE, and VYJACK.  In addition there are six more stakes there Saturday.

Hawthorne features the grade 3 $400,000 Illinois Derby this Saturday. Aqueduct features the Woodhaven and Distaff. Pimlico offers five $100,000 stakes. Remington Quarter Horse meet offers five stakes including a grade 1 and the grade 2 $270,000 Futurity. Emerald Downs opens with a 5:00pm post and there are 38 tracks offered, so there’s something for everyone. There are another 22 tracks this 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…
AQUEDUCT runs through Sunday, April 26. BELMONT opens Wednesday, April 29, post time continues at 1:20pm.
Special post at 12 noon on May 2 and May 16. The 59 day Belmont meet will feature 60 stakes races worth $18.55 million. The 147th Belmont Stakes is scheduled for June 6. July 4th will be a day to celebrate with the 2nd annual Stars & Stripes Festival highlighted by two grade 1 turf races.

YONKERS – The fifth (final) preliminary round of the George Morton Levy is scheduled for Saturday, April 18th, with the final (purse TBA) Saturday, April 25th.”

~Spring Fling Handicapping Contest…
It’s here! Eight contests this Sunday. Earn points in the FREE contests for a free spot in the Interbets VIP Big Money Contest this Fall!  Details here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/3233/

~ Cozmic One…
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/cozmic-one-entered-for-friday-debut-at-santa-anita/

“Cozmic One, the first foal out of Horse of the Year Zenyatta, will make his first start in Race 2 at Santa Anita Park Friday, a one-mile maiden special weight for 3-year-olds.

Sired by Bernardini, Cozmic One began… “

~ American Pharoah…
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/triple-crown/the-champ-settles-into-churchill-downs/

“Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah, fresh off a dominant eight-length victory in Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (Grade I) at Oaklawn Park, completed an uneventful Monday journey from the Hot Springs, Ark., track to Churchill Downs in Louisville… “

~ Illinois Derby Saturday…
4/15/15 Press Release – STICKNEY, IL – The field for the Grade 3, $400,000 Illinois Derby was drawn on Wednesday as nine horses have entered for the 1 1/8 mile race.  The Illinois Derby will go as race nine on a ten race Saturday card at Hawthorne…

The Complete Field for the Illinois Derby:

PP       Horse                          Trainer                       Jockey                        M/L

1          Kantune                      M. Casse                     C. Emigh                     6-1

2          Verraco                       J Cassidy                     E. Trujillo                    5-1

3          Cross the Line             J. Hollendorfer            F. Geroux                    3-1

4          A. Rod Again             M. Maker                    M. Mena                      10-1

5          Conquest Curlinate     M. Casse                     S. Bridgmohan            8-1

6          Whiskey Ticket           B. Baffert                    M. Pedroza                  7-2

7          Lewys Vaporizer         L. Rivelli                     S. Sanjur                      15-1

8          Phenomenal Phoenix   D. Von Hemel             L. Quinonez                6-1

9          Private Prospect          M. Campbell               E. Esquivel                  12-1

~FREE! Toby Callet Picks at Interbets…
This just happened today! Way to go Toby!
Gulfstream Park Thursday, April 16, 2015

Toby Callet’s Key Plays for GSP Race 6 were:

1st #5 – FABULOUS APPEAL
2nd #1 – FOROBVIOUSREASONS
3rd #6 – FAKERY
Longshot #8 – KEY TO THE HIGHWAY

Wow! Check out the GSP Official Track Payout Results Race #6 per Equibase

8 Key to the Highway     48.40 17.60 9.40

6 Fakery                                          23.00 15.20

1 Forobviousreasons                                 6.60

Toby’s  Key Plays are FREE at Catskill OTB branches and at Interbets.com
including Tampa Bay, Santa Anita, and more! Interbets Account Holders
also get Toby’s Full Picks with Key Plays FREE for Gulfstream, Keeneland, and many more!

~ 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, April 18 – CHARLES TOWN CLASSIC – Charles Town

http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~ +Derby & ^Oaks Preps…
The Derby & Oaks Preps are complete. The Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 2. That’s just two weeks away.  Check out all the Derby Prep race replays here: http://www.kentuckyderby.com/road/schedule

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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • April 17 Vernon Downs Harness Track opens, post 6:45pm
  • April 18 Charles Town changed to a special EARLY 12:45pm post time for today.
  • April 18 Emerald Downs – th – opens, post 5:00pm
  • April 20 Harrington Harness Track opens, post 5:30pm
  • April 24 Santa Anita added racing, post 4:00pm
  • April 25 Churchill opens, special late post 6:00pm, please update your calendar.
  • April 30 Golden Gate changed to a 4:15pm post time today.

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4/9/15
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~ Weekend highlights…
The last big Derby Prep is this Saturday. The grade 1 $1,000,000 Arkansas Derby (race 11, post 6:18pm) is the highlight of a huge Oaklawn card this day, in addition to the grade 2 $600,000 Oaklawn Handicap and two more $100,000 stakes. Oaklawn has an early 1:30pm post (eastern). Aqueduct offers the grade 3 $200,000 Top Flight Handicap Saturday and $125,000 Plenty of Grace Sunday. Keeneland has an early 12:35pm post and the Lexington. The Lexington is the last chance for a horse to earn a few points toward their Derby entry. On Sunday the Beaumont offers a last chance to gain a few points toward the Oaks. Woodbine thoroughbred meet hits the ground running with a pair of $125,000 stakes each day this weekend. Yonkers continue the George Morton Levy Series.

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…
AQUEDUCT runs through Sunday, April 26. Belmont opens Wednesday, April 29, post time continues at 1:20pm.

YONKERS press release  4-7-15 – “Series leader (3-for-3) and defending champion P H Supercam is also a non-participant this time around. The fifth (final) preliminary round is scheduled for Saturday, April 18th, with the final (purse TBA) Saturday, April 25th.”

~ Oaklawn…
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/triple-crown/field-of-eight-set-for-arkansas-derby-american-pharoah-installed-as-heavy-1-2-favorite/

“Champion American Pharoah, the runaway winner of $750,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) March 14, arrived back in Hot Springs Wednesday just in time to draw the number 6 post position and be installed as the 1-2 favorite for Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1). The Zayat Stable colorbearer arrived via a Tex Sutton flight from his Southern California base along with several other Racing Festival of the South contenders… “

~ Churchill…

http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/bayern-targeting-churchill-downs-stakes-for-return/

“Bayern, unraced since capturing the G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic, will make his 2015 debut at Churchill Downs on Derby weekend, most likely in the seven furlong G2 Churchill Downs Stakes on the Kentucky Derby undercard.

Trainer Bob Baffert told the Daily Racing Form on Wednesday that the 4-year-old colt would be nominated for both the seven furlong Churchill Downs Stakes and the 1 1/16-mile G2 Alysheba Stakes on Oaks Day. Baffert indicated he was leaning towards running Bayern in the seven-furlong contest… “

~ Keeneland…
Track update as of 4-4-15:
“The April 15 card will include the rescheduled Transylvania Stakes, which was canceled on Friday April 3, due to inclement weather.”

~ Woodbine – th…
Announced updated Woodbine Thoroughbred and Mohawk Harness Schedules.  They moved their December Woodbine Thoroughbred dates to Thursdays in November.  This is to support the installation of our new Tapeta surface.

~ 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, April 11 – ARKANSAS DERBY – Oaklawn

http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~ +Derby & ^Oaks Preps…

First place finishers earn 100 POINTS this Saturday in the last big prep race! Upcoming Prep Races:

+ April 11, 2015  Arkansas Derby  Oaklawn  100-40-20-10
+ April 11, 2015  Lexington  Keeneland  10-4-2-1
^ April 12, 2015  Beaumont  Keeneland  10-4-2-1

Check out all the Derby Prep race replays here: http://www.kentuckyderby.com/road/schedule

~ What’s new…

LIKE” us on Facebook, Interbets Horse Racing – Catskill OTB. Please also friend “Betsy at Interbets“.

https://www.facebook.com/interbets

~ Tax time…
Gambling losses may be tax deductible if you are required to pay taxes on your winnings, but only to the extent of your winnings. You may have to itemize deductions and keep a diary of your winnings and losses on the races, lotteries, casino gaming, etc. It may be worth your while to ask your tax preparer for more information about reporting any gambling losses on your 2014 tax return.

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • April 11 Early posts at Keeneland 12:35pm and Oaklawn 1:30pm
  • April 11 Woodbine thoroughbred meet opens, post 1pm.
  • April 14 Miami Valley Harness Track added races, post 6:30pm
  • April 15 Plainridge Harness Track opens, post 4:00pm
  • April 17 Vernon Downs Harness Track opens, post 6:45pm
  • April 18 Emerald Downs – th – opens, post 5:00pm
  • April 20 Harrington Harness Track opens, post 5:30pm
  • April 24 Santa Anita added racing, post 4:00pm
  • April 25 Churchill opens, special late post 6:00pm, please update your calendar.

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4/2/15
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~ Weekend highlights…
This Saturday, April 4 there’s a revised early post at 12:50pm at Aqueduct. The card is highlighted by the $1,000,000 Wood Memorial, NY’s prep race earning the winner 100 points towards entry into the Kentucky Derby. The entries include Gotham winner, El Kabeir in post five, Gotham runner up, Tiz Shea D in post 1, and another likely threat Daredevil in post 6, in addition to four more worthy contenders. Aqueduct’s late Pick 4 has an increased $500,000 guarantee and includes all stakes races. Races 8-11 make up the late Pick 4. Race 8 post is 4:20pm. The Wood Memorial is Race 10 with a 5:30pm post.

The Wood is one of the three big events this Saturday. The other two Derby Preps worth 100 points each are the $1,000,000 Blue Grass and the $1,000,000 Santa Anita Derby. All three tracks have an early post. Aqueduct is 12:50pm as mentioned above, Keeneland post is 12:35pm, and Santa Anita is 3:00pm. You can watch all three tracks’ cards live at OTB, video streamed with your Interbets.com Account, and via cable television on NBCSN with coverage beginning at 5:00pm.

ENTRIES:
Wood Memorial = http://www.equibase.com/static/entry/AQU040415USA-EQB.html#RACE10
Blue Grass =  http://www.equibase.com/static/entry/KEE040415USA-EQB.html#RACE10
Santa Anita Derby = http://www.equibase.com/static/entry/SA040415USA-EQB.html#RACE8

There are four Kentucky Oaks Preps on Saturday.  The Gazelle is at Aqueduct, the Ashland at Keeneland, the Santa Anita Oaks, and the Fantasy at Oaklawn earn the winners 100 points toward the Oaks. Aqueduct, Santa Anita and Keeneland each feature five stakes races on Saturday’s packed card.

Yonkers Raceway continues with the George M Levy Series this Saturday. Woodbine Standardbred Jackpot Hi5 – current Jackpot Hi5 is now over $847,000. The single winner Jackpot Hi5 bet will be available up to and including Monday March 30, 2015.   If it is not won, there will be no Jackpot Hi5 bet on Thursday or Friday (April 2nd or 3rd). Saturday April 4th will be a Mandatory Jackpot Hi5 Payout date. If for whatever reason racing is cancelled on Saturday, the mandatory day will be moved to Monday April 6.  Assuming Mandatory is paid Saturday, Monday April 6th will be the start of a new Jackpot Hi5 that will carry to Mohawk.

Please note, NY state law prohibits race horse wagering on Easter Sunday, April 5. NY Tracks, OTBs and all NY account wagering sites including Interbets are all closed.

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…
AQUEDUCT Wednesday, April 1 marked the official debut of Larry Collmus as the New York Racing Association’s (NYRA) next race caller. Collmus, known for calling the Triple Crown races and the Breeders’ Cup for NBC Sports, replaces the legendary Tom Durkin who retired in 2014.

YONKERS report – “Series action continues Friday night with the third round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker (two, five-horse, $40,000 divisions), while Saturday offers the third round of George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series (30  entrants in four, $50,000 divisions).” Finals for both series are scheduled for April 25.

~ 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, April 4 – BLUE GRASS – Keeneland

http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~ +Derby & ^Oaks Preps…
First place finishers earn 100 POINTS! The Top 4 finishers receive points toward a spot in the 2015 Kentucky Derby or Oaks. Upcoming Prep Races:

+ April 4, 2015  Wood Memorial  Aqueduct  100-40-20-10
^ April 4, 2015  Gazelle  Aqueduct  100-40-20-10
+ April 4, 2015  Blue Grass  Keeneland  100-40-20-10
^ April 4, 2015  Ashland  Keeneland  100-40-20-10
+ April 4, 2015  Santa Anita Derby  100-40-20-10
^ April 4, 2015  Santa Anita Oaks  100-40-20-10
+ April 4, 2015  Fantasy  Oaklawn  100-40-20-10
+ April 11, 2015  Arkansas Derby  Oaklawn  100-40-20-10
+ April 11, 2015  Lexington  Keeneland  100-40-20-10
^ April 12, 2015  Beaumont  Keeneland  100-40-20-10

Check out all the Derby Prep race replays here: http://www.kentuckyderby.com/road/schedule

~ What’s new…

LIKE” us on Facebook, Interbets Horse Racing – Catskill OTB. Please also friend “Betsy at Interbets“.

https://www.facebook.com/interbets

~ Tax time…
Gambling losses may be tax deductible if you are required to pay taxes on your winnings, but only to the extent of your winnings. You may have to itemize deductions and keep a diary of your winnings and losses on the races, lotteries, casino gaming, etc. It may be worth your while to ask your tax preparer for more information about reporting any gambling losses on your 2014 tax return.

~NY Lottery…
NY Lottery games are sold at all Catskill OTB locations. The Lottery will be running a Cash 4 Life buy 5 ($10) get 1 Free ($2) promotion for the months of April and May.

Quick Draw Bonus Days will be Wednesdays in April and Thursdays in May.  Buy $10 or more of Quick Draw on one ticket between 5 PM and 8 PM and receive 50% bonus on all winnings on that ticket.

There will be 2nd chance sweepstakes for both the Wheel of Fortune and Monopoly Millionaire’s Club Instant Tickets that are in stores starting today.  These sweepstakes can be entered at:  nylotterysweeps.com

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • April 2 Pimlico opens, post 1:10pm.
  • ***April 2 REVISION: Mohawk harness race meet opens next week April 9! Racing continues at the Woodbine Harness track through April 6. See the huge Saturday carryover mentioned above.
  • April 3 Keeneland opens, post 1:05pm.
  • April 4 Keeneland early post 12:35pm.
  • April 4 Aqueduct post 12:50pm.
  • April 4 Sam Houston changed to an early 3pm post. A whopping 19 races today.
  • April 4 Parx Racing begins offering .10 cent Superfectas and .50 cent Trifectas in every race & late DD moves to last 2 races.
  • April 5 OTB is closed today. All NY tracks and OTBs are prohibited from horserace wagering on Easter Sunday.
  • April 9 Mohawk H opens, post 7:25pm.

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3/27/15
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~ Weekend highlights…
Most of the Dubai card runs in the early morning hours Saturday so it is being offered today, Friday, March 27 for advance betting all day and evening. There are so many serious races to consider this Saturday. The Meydan Racecourse touts the “world’s richest day in racing” this Saturday with purses totaling $29,250,000. The most anticipated race is as always the grade one $10,000,000 Dubai World Cup. This year marks the 20th running of the World Cup and will feature US entries California Chrome, Lea, Candy Boy and Long River. Branches will open at 11:30am on Saturday just in time to catch Race 7 the Dubai Duty Free, post time 11:40am. Race 8 is the Dubai Sheema Classic at 12:15pm and the race we’ve all been waiting for, The Dubai World Cup is Race 9 at 1:00pm. Watch the World Cup live at OTB, live video stream with your Interbets Account, and on Fox Sports 1. Note, the UAE Derby is a Derby Prep race. See more on Dubai below!

Gulfstream’s signature race, the grade 1 $1,000,000 Florida Derby, is this Saturday along with seven other big stakes. The Florida Derby is the second Derby Prep Race of the day. The grade 2 $250,000 Gulfstream Park Oaks is also an Oaks Prep Race.  Equibase’s featured race Saturday is the grade two $750,000 Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds. The La. Derby is the third Derby Prep race. The grade two $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks is also an Oaks Prep Race. Fair Grounds offers six more big stakes Saturday in addition to these two prep races.  Today, Friday, March 27 and tomorrow, March 28 will also be your last chance to bet a Derby Future wager at OTB & Interbets. Pool 4 opened today. Remember Future wagers are not refundable.

Remington Park quarter horse meet offers the grade 1 $100,000 Leo and two other stakes. Meadowlands harness track offers the Clyde Hirt Final and the Shiaway St. Pat.

Please note, NY state law prohibits race horse wagering on Palm Sunday, March 29 and Easter Sunday, April 5.

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…
AQUEDUCT is racing Saturday, March 28 early post time 12:45pm. Aqueduct is getting ready for the Wood Memorial next Saturday, April 4. It’s another early post at 12:50pm for Wood Day next Saturday. The winner will earn 100 points towards entry into the Kentucky Derby!

YONKERS – The second round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker (two, $40,000 divisions) is this evening, Friday, March 27. The second round of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series is Saturday. Finals for both series are scheduled for April 25.

~ 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, March 28 – LOUISIANA DERBY – Fair Grounds

http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~ +Derby & ^Oaks Preps…
NOW IT’S DERBY SEASON! THE WINNERS EARN 100 POINTS!
The Top 4 finishers receive points toward a spot in the 2015 Kentucky Derby or Oaks.
Upcoming Prep Races:

+ March 28, 2015  Florida Derby  Gulfstream  100-40-20-10
> March 28, 2015  Gulfstream Park Oaks  Gulfstream  100-40-20-10
> March 28, 2015  Fair Grounds Oaks  Fair Grounds  100-40-20-10
+ March 28, 2015  Louisiana Derby  Fair Grounds  100-40-20-10
+ March 28, 2015  UAE Derby  Meydan  100-40-20-10
Check out all the Derby Prep race replays here: http://www.kentuckyderby.com/road/schedule

~Dubai Carnival of Racing…

Advance betting will be available at Catskill OTB branches and through Interbets.com all day TODAY, Friday, March 27 for the next day’s World Cup Card Races 2-9 from Meydan. Most of The World Cup Day card will run in the early morning hours for bettors on the east coast. Plan ahead. The post times have been released and are listed below (in eastern time):
Race 2 Godolphin Mile 8:40am
Race 3 Dubai Gold Cup  9:15am
Race 4 UAE Derby+ 9:55am <<< Derby Prep Race!
Race 5 Al Quoz Sprint 10:30am
Race 6 Dubai Golden Shaheen 11:05am
(OTB branches will open at 11:30am Saturday, March 28)
Race 7 Dubai Duty Free 11:40am
Race 8 Dubai Sheema Classic 12:15pm

Race 9 Dubai World Cup 1:00pm <<< featuring California Chrome, Lea, Candy Boy, Long River from the USA!

Get entries and other information here: http://www.dubaiworldcup.com/race/racing-info/racecards

Watch the World Cup on Fox Sports 1 Race 9 post 1:00pm

~ What’s new…

LIKE” us on Facebook, Interbets Horse Racing – Catskill OTB. Please also friend “Betsy at Interbets“.

https://www.facebook.com/interbets

~ Tax time…
Gambling losses may be tax deductible if you are required to pay taxes on your winnings, but only to the extent of your winnings. You may have to itemize deductions and keep a diary of your winnings and losses on the races, lotteries, casino gaming, etc. It may be worth your while to ask your tax preparer for more information about reporting any gambling losses on your 2014 tax return.

~***Woodbine Harness note…
Woodbine Standardbred Jackpot Hi5 – current Jackpot Hi5 is now up to $726,120!

Note from the track:  The single winner Jackpot Hi5 bet will be available up to and including Monday March 30, 2015.   If it is not won, there will be no Jackpot Hi5 bet on Thursday or Friday (April 2nd or 3rd).

Saturday April 4th will be a Mandatory Jackpot Hi5 Payout date. If for whatever reason racing is cancelled on Saturday, the mandatory day will be moved to Monday April 6.  Assuming Mandatory is paid Saturday, Monday April 6th will be the start of a new Jackpot Hi5 that will carry to Mohawk.

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • March 21 Inaugural Claiming Crown races at Aqueduct
  • March 25 Oaklawn added racing.
  • March 26 & 27 Aqueduct added racing at 1:20pm
  • March 28 Aqueduct added racing at 12:45pm
  • March 28 $10 million Dubai World Cup – California Chrome is planning to race.
  • March 29 OTB is closed today. All NY tracks and OTBs are prohibited from horserace wagering on Palm Sunday.
  • March 31 Last day to cash OTB winning 2014 tickets.
  • April 2 Pimlico opens, post 1:10pm.
  • ***April 2 Mohawk harness race meet opens and will continue to race at the Woodbine track through April 6.
  • April 3 Keeneland opens, post 1:05pm.
  • April 4 Keeneland early post 12:35pm.
  • April 4 Aqueduct post 12:50pm.
  • April 5 OTB is closed today. All NY tracks and OTBs are prohibited from horserace wagering on Easter Sunday.

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3/19/15
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~ Weekend highlights…
It’s about time! Aqueduct will host their first time ever Claiming Crown this Saturday, March 21. There will be 10 stakes races worth $710,000, all on the inner track. Racing is open to horses that started for a claiming price in 2014 or 2015. The Claiming horses comprise the backbone of the winter meet, and this will be their day to shine! The $100,000 Mr. Sinatra is the highest purse event on the card.

Outside of N.Y. there is plenty to wager on with two big Derby preps, the $550,000 Spiral (Turfway) Saturday and the $800,000 Sunland Derby on Sunday. Each track also offers two big Oaks preps on the same days, the $150,000 Bourbonette Oaks (Turfway) and $200,000 Sunland Park Oaks. Sunland offers five more big stakes on Sunday as well. Wait! There’s more, there are Grade 2 events at Gulfstream and Santa Anita on Saturday, and it’s a big night at Remington for Oklahoma breds featuring five stakes.

On Saturday, Pocono Downs harness track opens, 6:30pm post, and Yonkers offers the $50,000 George M. Levy. Remember Philadelphia Harness Track has cancelled racing this 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…
AQUEDUCT first ever Claiming Crown is this Saturday, March 21.  Aqueduct added 3 days of racing next week, March 26 & 27 with post time 1:20pm and March 28 post time 12:45pm.

YONKERS RACWAY – Foiled Again begins his 2015 season this Saturday in the opening rounds of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series. Five $50,000 seven-horse divisions go as races 4,6,7,9 and 10 with Foiled Again in the third event. The Levy Series and The Blue Chip Matchmaker Pacing Series will offer five preliminary legs with the finals scheduled for Saturday, April 25. Save the date!

Did you hear? Yonkers Raceway just increased purses by 20% across-the-board as of Sunday, March 15.

~ 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, March 21 – SPIRAL STAKES – Turfway Park

http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~ +Derby & ^Oaks Preps…
The Top 4 finishers receive points toward a spot in the 2015 Kentucky Derby or Oaks.
Upcoming March Prep Races:

+ March 21, 2015  Spiral  Turfway  50-20-10-5
> March 21, 2015  Bourbonette Oaks  Turfway  50-20-10-5
> March 22, 2015  Sunland Park Oaks  Sunland  50-20-10-5
+ March 22, 2015  Sunland Derby  Sunland  50-20-10-5
+ March 28, 2015  Florida Derby  Gulfstream  100-40-20-10
> March 28, 2015  Gulfstream Park Oaks  Gulfstream  100-40-20-10
> March 28, 2015  Fair Grounds Oaks  Fair Grounds  100-40-20-10
+ March 28, 2015  Louisiana Derby  Fair Grounds  100-40-20-10
+ March 28, 2015  UAE Derby  Meydan  100-40-20-10
Check out all the Derby Prep race replays here: http://www.kentuckyderby.com/road/schedule

~Dubai Carnival of Racing…

Advance betting will be available at Catskill OTB branches and through Interbets.com all day Friday, March 27 for the next day’s World Cup Card Races 2-9 from Meydan. Most of The World Cup Day card will run in the early morning hours for bettors on the east coast. Plan ahead. The post times have been released and are listed below (in eastern time):
Race 2 Godolphin Mile 8:40am
Race 3 Dubai Gold Cup  9:15am
Race 4 UAE Derby+ 9:55am
Race 5 Al Quoz Sprint 10:30am
Race 6 Dubai Golden Shaheen 11:05am
(OTB branches will open at 11:30am Saturday, March 28)
Race 7 Dubai Duty Free 11:40am
Race 8 Dubai Sheema Classic 12:15pm

Race 9 Dubai World Cup 1:00pm <<< featuring California Chrome!

~ What’s new…

NEW Facebook page! Please “LIKE” our all NEW Official Interbets Facebook Page,
Interbets Horse Racing – Catskill OTB
. Please also friend “Betsy at Interbets“.

~ Tax time…
Gambling losses may be tax deductible if you are required to pay taxes on your winnings, but only to the extent of your winnings. You may have to itemize deductions and keep a diary of your winnings and losses on the races, lotteries, casino gaming, etc. It may be worth your while to ask your tax preparer for more information about reporting any gambling losses on your 2014 tax return.

~Chrome news…
California Chrome had his last local workout on March 13 and was scheduled to ship to Dubai on March 17. In an interview with trainer Art Sherman Chrome plans to work once at Meydan on or about March 25, three days before the Dubai World Cup, according to a March 13 article posted on  Bloodhorse.com by Jeremy Balan.

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • March 14 Parx Racing changes to a new 12:55pm post time.
  • March 15 Yonkers post 1:10pm this Sunday.
  • March 18 & 25 Oaklawn added racing.
  • March 21 Inaugural Claiming Crown races at Aqueduct
  • March 26 & 27 Aqueduct added racing at 1:20pm
  • March 28 Aqueduct added racing at 12:45pm
  • March 28 $10 million Dubai World Cup – California Chrome is planning to race.
  • March 29 OTB is closed today. All NY tracks and OTBs are prohibited from horserace wagering on Palm Sunday.
  • March 31 Last day to cash OTB winning 2014 tickets.
  • April 5 OTB is closed today. All NY tracks and OTBs are prohibited from horserace wagering on Easter Sunday.

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3/11/15
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~ Weekend highlights…
The competition heats up as the points start adding up on the Road to the Derby. This Saturday all eyes are on the $750,000 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park. The Rebel is the lone Derby Prep, the Equibase Feature Race, and highest stakes purse all weekend. The Rebel isn’t the only event however!  Oaklawn will also offer the $300,000 Azeri and the $250,000 Razorback. The lone grade 1 event is the $350,000 Santa Margarita Stakes for 4 year olds and up. The second 4&up event at Santa Anita event is of course the Irish O’Brien. Coincidence? I think not, and it’s still Mardis Gras at Louisiana Downs with the Mardis Gras Futurity and Derby races. Sunday offers the Cicada at Aqueduct and the grade 2 $200,000 Santa Ana another Santa Anita races for 4 year olds and up.

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…
AQUEDUCT Wood Memorial April 4 – Will it be a Gotham three-peat?!  El Kabeir, winner of the Gotham on March 7 may be headed for the Wood next according to a NYRA press release on March 8. Tiz Shea D, second runner up in the Gotham and Classy Class, third in the Gotham, may also be headed for the Wood.

Aqueduct will host their first time ever Claiming Crown coming up on March 21. There will be 10 stakes races worth $710,000, all on the inner track. Racingis open to horses who started for a claiming price in 2014 or 2015. The Claiming horses comprise the backbone of the winter meet, and this will be their day to shine!

Aqueduct added 3 days of racing: March 26 & 27, post time 1:20pm, and March 28, post time 12:45pm.

YONKERS RACWAY Sunday matinee post time Sunday, March 15 is 1:10pm.

Mondays only: Yonkers Pick 5 is now races 7-11 and offers a $10,000 guaranteed pool.

~ 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, March 14 – REBEL STAKES – Oaklawn

http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~ +Derby & ^Oaks Preps…
The Top 4 finishers receive points toward a spot in the 2015 Kentucky Derby or Oaks.
Upcoming March Prep Races:

+ March 14, 2015  Rebel  Oaklawn  50-20-10-5
+ March 21, 2015  Spiral  Turfway  50-20-10-5
> March 21, 2015  Bourbonette Oaks  Turfway  50-20-10-5
> March 22, 2015  Sunland Park Oaks  Sunland  50-20-10-5
+ March 22, 2015  Sunland Derby  Sunland  50-20-10-5
+ March 28, 2015  Florida Derby  Gulfstream  100-40-20-10
> March 28, 2015  Gulfstream Park Oaks  Gulfstream  100-40-20-10
> March 28, 2015  Fair Grounds Oaks  Fair Grounds  100-40-20-10
+ March 28, 2015  Louisiana Derby  Fair Grounds  100-40-20-10
+ March 28, 2015  UAE Derby  Meydan  100-40-20-10
Check out all the Derby Prep race replays here: http://www.kentuckyderby.com/road/schedule

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • March 14 Parx Racing changes to a new 12:55pm post time.
  • March 15 Yonkers post 1:10pm this Sunday.
  • March 18 & 25 Oaklawn added racing.
  • March 21 Inaugural Claiming Crown races at Aqueduct
  • March 26 & 27 Aqueduct added racing at 1:20pm
  • March 28 Aqueduct added racing at 12:45pm
  • March 28 $10 million Dubai World Cup – California Chrome is planning to race.
  • March 29 OTB is closed today. All NY tracks and OTBs are prohibited from horserace wagering on Palm Sunday.
  • March 31 Last day to cash OTB winning 2014 tickets.
  • April 5 OTB is closed today. All NY tracks and OTBs are prohibited from horserace wagering on Easter Sunday.

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~ Weekend highlights…
A huge schedule planned this weekend. Let’s just say it’s a good thing the snow came on the weekdays. It seems there’s a big race at all tracks this Saturday. Aqueduct will start at 12:50pm, Tampa starts the earliest with a twelve noon post. The OTB branches will open at 11:45am so get here right away to bet the first race at Tampa or use your Interbets.com account. Santa Anita has an early 3:00pm post.

There are three Derby preps and one Oaks prep on Saturday. See the list below. Aqueduct offers three big stakes headlined by the Gotham, the local Derby Prep this Saturday. Ocean Knight leads a field of eight 3 year olds in the Gotham, also a prep race to the April 4th $1,000,000 Wood Memorial. Others likely for the Gotham include El Kabeir, Combat Diver, Lieutenant Colonel, and Tencendur.

Tampa offers four big stakes in all on Saturday. Remember Gulfstream will offer the Gulfstream Park Handicap and the rescheduled Swale. It’s also the grade 1 $1,000,000 Santa Anita Handicap Day with five big stakes total at that track for the day.

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…
AQUEDUCT Pick 6 Carryover this Friday, March 6 $148,147.

Aqueduct special early post this Saturday, March 7 at 12:50pm – Gotham Stakes

Aqueduct will host their first time ever Claiming Crown coming up on March 21. There will be 10 stakes races worth $710,000, all on the inner track. Racingis open to horses who started for a claiming price in 2014 or 2015. The Claiming horses comprise the backbone of the winter meet, and this will be their day to shine!

Aqueduct added 3 days of racing: March 26 & 27, post time 1:20pm, and March 28, post time 12:45pm.

YONKERS RACWAY Sunday matinee post time update:
This Sunday, March 8 is 1:00pm & next Sunday, March 15 is 1:10pm.

Mondays only: Yonkers Pick 5 is now races 7-11 and offers a $10,000 guaranteed pool.

~ 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, March 7 – grade 2 $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby – Tampa Bay Downs

http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~ +Derby & ^Oaks Preps…
The Top 4 finishers receive points toward a spot in the 2015 Kentucky Derby or Oaks.
Upcoming Prep Races:

^March 7, 2015  Honey Bee Oaklawn  50-20-10-5
+March 7 , 2015  Gotham  Aqueduct  50-20-10-5
+March 7 , 2015  Tampa Bay Derby  Tampa Bay Downs  50-20-10-5
+March 7 , 2015  San Felipe  Santa Anita  50-20-10-5
+ March 14, 2015  Rebel  Oaklawn  50-20-10-5

Check out all the Derby Prep race replays here: http://www.kentuckyderby.com/road/schedule

~ ACCOUNT REWARDS…
A new “elite level” of rewards announced…  Details here!

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • March 7 OTB branches open at 11:45am.
  • March 7 Tampa early 12 noon post & Aqueduct early post at 12:50pm.
  • March 7 Gulfstream Park Handicap – Wicked Strong may run!
  • March 7 $1,000,000 Santa Anita Handicap – Shared Belief is planning to race.
  • March 8 Daylight Saving Time Begins – Spring forward one hour.
  • March 8 Yonkers post 1pm.
  • March 8 Turf Paradise moves to a later 4:25pm post time.
  • March 18 & 25 Oaklawn added racing.
  • March 21 Inaugural Claiming Crown races at Aqueduct
  • March 26 & 27 Aqueduct added racing at 1:20pm
  • March 28 Aqueduct added racing at 12:45pm
  • March 28 $10 million Dubai World Cup – California Chrome is planning to race.
  • March 31 Last day to cash OTB winning tickets from 2014

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~ Weekend highlights…
This weekend is your third opportunity to bet the Derby hopefuls at odds that are likely much better than they will be on Derby day. Pool 3 of the Derby Futures opens this Friday at noon and stays open through Sunday at 6:00pm. This is also your only chance to bet the Oaks Futures this Friday at noon through Sunday at 6:30pm. Betting is available at all branches and through Interbets.com wagering accounts.

The Oaks Prep race this Saturday is the $100,000 Santa Ysabel at Santa Anita.

There will be a Dubai Carnival Racing card this Saturday. Remember Super Saturday is March 7 and the Dubai World Cup is Saturday March 28. Save the dates.

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…
AQUEDUCT offers the $100,000 Jimmy Winkfield Saturday and continues to offer the $200,000 guarantee on Saturday’s Late Pick 4.

~ 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, February 28 – grade 2 $200,000 Swale – Gulfstream Park

http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~ +Derby & ^Oaks Preps…
The Top 4 finishers receive points toward earning a spot in the 2015 Kentucky Derby or Oaks. Upcoming Prep Races:

^February 28, 2015  Santa Ysabel  Santa Anita 50-20-10-5
^March 7, 2015  Honeybee Oaklawn  50-20-10-5
+March 7, 2015  Gotham  Aqueduct  50-20-10-5
+March 7, 2015  San Felipe  Santa Anita  50-20-10-5
+March 7, 2015  Tampa Bay Derby  Tampa  50-20-10-5
+March 14, 2015  Rebel  Oaklawn  50-20-10-5
+March 21, 2015  Spiral  Turfway Park  50-20-10-5
^March 21, 2015  Bourbonette Oaks  Turfway Park  50-20-10-5
^March 22, 2015  Sunland Park Oaks  Sunland  50-20-10-5
+March 22, 2015  Sunland Derby  Sunland  50-20-10-5

~All Things Triple Crown…
Save the date! Derby Future Pool 3 & Oaks Future Pool 1 is coming up next week February 27 – March 1.
All three Triple Crown races will have live radio coverage this year on NBC Sports Radio.

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~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • February 27 – Derby Future Pool 3 & Oaks Future Pool 1 begin 12 noon today.
  • February 28 – Dubai Racing today! Racing will be in progress at branch opening.
  • March 1 – Derby Future Pool 3 till 6pm & Oaks Future Pool 1 till 6:30pm
  • March 7 $1,000,000 Santa Anita Handicap – Shared Belief is planning to race.
  • March 14 – Gulfstream will change to a 1:00pm post daily.
  • March 28 $10 million Dubai World Cup – California Chrome is planning to race.

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2/19/15
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~ Weekend highlights…
Check in with “Betsy at Interbets” on Facebook to see the latest cancellations, carryover alerts, and other OTB & race related updates daily. The deep freeze isn’t stopping Aqueduct from offering the first Oaks Championship Prep worth 50-20-10-5 points. The $100,000 Busher is the feature race at Aqueduct and the track changes to the later 1:20pm post on weekends beginning this Saturday as well. Of course there’s plenty of racing down in the much warmer southern states.

Gulfstream offers over $1.3 million in purses for eight big stakes highlighted by the grade 2 $400,000 Fountain of Youth, a Derby Prep, and the grade 2 $200,000 Davona Dale, an Oaks Prep. Fair Grounds will host the Louisiana Derby Preview Day including the grade 2 $400,000 Risen Star, Derby Prep, and the grade 3 $175,000 Rachel Alexander, Oaks Prep and four other stakes. Meadowlands Harness Track will host three Finals on Saturday evening. The favorite race of the day, for all the wrong reasons, has to be the $100,000 Spring Fever at Oaklawn.

Note, Buffalo Raceway changed to an earlier, lighter 2:30pm post this Friday, February 20 & Saturday, February 21 while they fix an electrical issue. We’ll update you as we receive updates from the track. Friend “Betsy at Interbets” on Facebook. Betsy posts the latest updates for all matters OTB.

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…
AQUEDUCT post on the weekends will change to 1:20pm as of Saturday, February 21 making their post 1:20pm daily.

YONKERS RACWAY Sunday matinee post time update: Approximately 12:10pm.
Remember, Yonkers Pick 5 is now races 7-11 and offers a $10,000 guaranteed pool on Mondays!

~ 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, February 21 – grade 2 $400,000 Risen Star – Fair Grounds

http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~ +Derby & ^Oaks Preps…
As of Saturday, February 21 the Top 4 finishers receive points toward earning a spot in the 2015 Kentucky Derby or Oaks. Upcoming Prep Races:

+February 21, 2015  Fountain of Youth  Gulfstream Park  50-20-10-5
^February 21, 2015  Davona Dale Gulfstream Park  50-20-10-5
+February 21, 2015  Risen Star  Fair Grounds  50-20-10-5
^February 21, 2015  Rachel Alexandra  Fair Grounds  50-20-10-5

~All Things Triple Crown…
Did you notice? The Derby & Oaks Preps top four finishers now earn higher points, 50-20-10-5.

Save the date! Derby Future Pool 3 & Oaks Future Pool 1 is coming up next week February 27 – March 1.

All three Triple Crown races will have live radio coverage this year on NBC Sports Radio.

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • February 20 & 21 – Buffalo H early post 2:30pm the next two days.
  • February 21 – Aqueduct 1:20pm post EVERY DAY including weekends as of Feb 21 & 22!
  • February 23 – Freehold Harness Track added racing today, post 12:30pm
  • February 27 – Derby Future Pool 3 & Oaks Future Pool 1 begin 12 noon today.
  • February 28 – Dubai Racing today! Racing will be in progress at branch opening.
  • March 7 $1,000,000 Santa Anita Handicap – Shared Belief is planning to race.
  • March 28 $10 million Dubai World Cup – California Chrome is planning to race.

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2/12/15
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~ Weekend highlights…
There’s a three day weekend ahead for most of us and Aqueduct, Gulfstream, Laurel, Golden Gate and Santa Anita are all racing Monday. Aqueduct offers a $100,000 race on Saturday and the holiday Monday. Find big stakes also at Laurel, Oaklawn, Santa Anita, Golden Gate and Los Alamitos. The El Camino Real at Golden Gate is a Derby Prep. The Southwest at Oaklawn on Monday is the last of the 10-4-2-1 point series of prep races. See the rest of February’s prep schedule below. Laurel offers three big stakes Saturday and three more big stakes Monday.

Some good news! Oaklawn announced by press release that… “it is raising overnight purses between $1,000 and $3,000 per race effective Thursday, February 12” due to their booming business in January.

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…
AQUEDUCT is racing Monday, February 16, Presidents’ Day, 12:45pm post time.

YONKERS RACWAY is changing their wagering format as of Monday, February 16 – Pick 4s will now be in races 3-6 and 5-8.  Pick 5 will now be in races 7-11 and will offer a $10,000 guaranteed pool on Mondays!

~ 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, February 14 – grade 2 $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap – Laurel Park

http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~ +Derby & ^Oaks Preps…
Top 4 finishers receive 10-4-2-1 points respectively toward earning a spot in the 2015 Kentucky Derby or Oaks. Upcoming Prep Races:

+February 14, 2015 El Camino Real Derby  1 1/8M  Golden Gate  10-4-2-1
+February 16, 2015 Southwest  Oaklawn Park  10-4-2-1
+February 21, 2015  Fountain of Youth  Gulfstream Park  50-20-10-5
^February 21, 2015  Davona Dale Gulfstream Park  50-20-10-5
+February 21, 2015  Risen Star  Fair Grounds  50-20-10-5
^February 21, 2015  Rachel Alexandra  Fair Grounds  50-20-10-5

~A look ahead…
As reported in the Paulick Reported by Ed Golden on 2/8/15, Shared Belief is still basking in the glow of the San Antonio win over California Chrome and plans to stay in California for the $1,000,000 Santa Anita Handicap scheduled for March 7. California Chrome is headed to Dubai in preparation for the 20th running of the $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 28, two important March dates to save.

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • February 11 – Gulfstream changed their weekday post to 1:00pm
  • February 16 – Presidents’ Day – Aqueduct (12:45), Gulfstream(1:00) & Santa Anita (3:30) racing today!
  • February 16 – Yonkers changing wagering format – Pick 4s are now in races 3-6 and 5-8.  Pick 5 is now in races 7-11 and will offer a $10,000 guaranteed pool on Mondays!
  • February 16 – Miami Valley harness track added live racing today, post time 3:00pm.
  • February 16 – Pssst… It’s an OTB Bettor Day. You may Win Free Bets at any branch!
  • February 21 – Aqueduct 1:20pm post every day including weekends starts today!
  • February 23 – Freehold Harness Track added racing today, post 12:30pm
  • February 27 – Derby Future Pool 3 & Oaks Future Pool 1 begin 12 noon today.
  • February 28 – Dubai Racing today! Racing will be in progress at branch opening.

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~ Weekend highlights…
So much excitement, and so many additions, changes, and updates for the coming days ahead! Here’s the break down by day so we can keep track of it all:

FRIDAY -
>Kentucky Derby Future Pool 2 – February 6-8 – Pool opens 12 noon on Friday through Sunday 6:00pm.

>Aqueduct rescheduled the $100,000 Ladies Handicap to today, postponed when racing was cancelled. “Irad Ortiz, Jr will ride Belle Gallantey, the 7-5 morning-line favorite, from post 4” announced NYRA just this Wednesday.

>Monticello harness track is racing today, 12:25pm post time.

>Northville Downs harness track opens. Their post time has been revised at the last minute to 7:30pm.

SATURDAY –

>Two Derby Preps this Saturday: The Withers at Aqueduct & the Robert B. Lewis at Santa Anita.

>Gulfstream special early post at 12 noon.

>There’s a special $500,000 guaranteed “X-Country Pick four” offers two legs from Gulfstream (Donn Handicap and Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap) and two legs from Santa Anita (San Antonio and San Marcos). A .50 cent minimum.    Watch for updates on how to bet this wager on our twitter feed. Our FB page has a temporary problem so you can send a friend request to “Betsy at Interbets to continue to get our Facebook updates.

>Equine Star Studded races: Lea and Constitution are expected in the grade 1 $500,000 Donn Handicap at Gulfstream.  California Chrome and Shared Belief are expected in the grade 2 $500,000 San Antonio at Santa Anita.

>It’s Delta Downs’ Louisiana Premier Night – 12 races with 10 stakes and three Pick 4’s in races 1-4, races 5-8 (all stakes), and races 9-12.

SUNDAY –

>Derby Future Pool 2 wagering all day through 6:00pm

>Gulfstream special early post at 12 noon.

>Nineteen tracks plus Derby Future Pool 2 wagering.

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…

Aqueduct rescheduled the $100,000 Ladies Handicap to Friday, February 6.

Monticello is racing Friday, February 6, 12:25pm.

~ 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, February 7 – grade 1 $500,000 Donn Handicap – Gulfstream Park

http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~ +Derby & ^Oaks Preps…
Top 4 finishers receive 10-4-2-1 points respectively toward earning a spot in the 2015 Kentucky Derby or Oaks.

Oaks Prep Races

+February 7, 2015 Withers 1 1/16 Miles  Aqueduct  10-4-2-1

+February 7, 2015 Robert B. Lewis 1 1/16 Miles  Santa Anita Park  10-4-2-1

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • February 9 – Mahoning Valley adds a Hi5 daily in race #6 on eight race cards, race #7 on nine race cards. $.50 cent minimum. 50% of the pool carryover if no winning tickets, 50% consolation to tickets with the highest number of correct combinations.
  • February 11 – Charles Town changes to a slightly later post at 7:05pm on all race days.
  • February 16 – Yonkers changing wagering format – Pick 4s are now in races 3-6 and 5-8.  Pick 5 is now in races 7-11 and will offer a $10,000 guaranteed pool on Mondays!
  • February 16 – Miami Valley harness track added live racing today, post time 3:00pm.

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~ Weekend highlights…
There is plenty of great racing all day Saturday and before the big game on Sunday! You don’t watch the big game? Even better! We have Twenty-eight tracks on Saturday and fourteen tracks to wager on this Sunday. Remember Santa Anita and Golden Gate will have early post times on Sunday at 2:00pm and 2:15pm.  Tampa offers three big stakes including two grade 3s. Oaklawn and Santa Anita offer Oaks Prep races on Saturday. Aqueduct offers the $125,000 Franklin Square, a 6 furlong race for NY Bred 3 year old fillies on 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…

Aqueduct has rescheduled the inaugural running of the $125,000 Rego Park for NY Breds 3 year olds to Friday, January 31st. The Rego Park was previously scheduled for January 24, but the track had to cancel due to weather conditions. Deficit Hawk is the 9-5 morning line favorite in post 6 with Kendrick Carmouche on board. There’s a field of seven NY Breds in this one.
Aqueduct has been changing their post times around a bit… again. Post time will be 1:20pm on weekdays and 12:45pm on weekends through February 21st. Post time is 1:20pm every day beginning Saturday, February 21st.

Aqueduct offers

Monticello H will add a Pick 5 wager starting on Monday, February 2, races 3-7. The new wager will offer a consolation and a carry over, with a minimum bet of .50cents.

~ 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, January 24 – grade 3 $200,000 John Connally Turf Cup – Sam Houston

http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~ +Derby & ^Oaks Preps…
Top 4 finishers receive 10-4-2-1 points respectively toward earning a spot in the 2015 Kentucky Derby or Oaks.

Oaks Prep Races

^January 31, 2015 Martha Washington 1 Mile  Oaklawn Park  10-4-2-1

^January 31, 2015 Las Virgenes 1 Mile  Santa Anita Park  10-4-2-1

Please note the previous prep schedules have since been revised. The next Derby preps will be on February 7.

+February 7, 2015 Withers 1 1/16 Miles  Aqueduct  10-4-2-1

+February 7, 2015 Robert B. Lewis 1 1/16 Miles  Santa Anita Park  10-4-2-1

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • January 22 – Aqueduct changes to a 1:20pm weekday post & 12:45pm weekend post beginning today
  • January 22 – Gulfstream post changes to 12:30pm
  • January 30 – February calendar information will be available at interbets.com
  • January 31 – Tampa Bay Downs early 12:20pm post time.
  • February 1 – Santa Anita early post 2pm & Golden Gate early post 2:15pm
  • February 6-9 – Derby Future Wager Pool 2 – 12 noon on the 6th through 9th at 6:00pm.
  • February 6 – Monticello H is racing 12:25pm post
  • February 7 – Gulfstream early 12 noon post time today & tomorrow
  • February 8 – Gulfstream early 12 noon post time today.

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~ Weekend highlights…
Guaranteed Picks for Saturday include:

Aqueduct = $200,000 late Pick 4

Santa Anita = $500,000 late Pick 4

Santa Anita = $150,000 late Pick 6

Sam Houston = $100,000 all stakes Pick 4, Races 5-8, post 9:00pm

Guaranteed Picks for Sunday include:

Santa Anita = $500,000 late Pick 4

Santa Anita = $150,000 late Pick 6

Take your pick for stakes action across the country this Saturday from 27 tracks. Aqueduct offers the $125,000 Rego Park for NY Breds. Gulfstream offers the Derby and Oaks Preps this Saturday, the Holy Bull and the grade 2 Forward Gal in addition to three more six figure stakes. It’s California Cup Day at Santa Anita with five stakes races and a special early first race post at 3:00pm eastern. The Houston Racing Festival is at Sam Houston this Saturday highlighted by the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic which is part of an all stakes $100,000 guaranteed Pick 4.  Meadowlands harness track will offer three Finals on Saturday evening. There are sixteen tracks to wager on this 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/

~Eclipse Awards…

Congratulations to all nominees at the 44th annual Eclipse Awards and especially to the winners.

Horse of the Year = California Chrome
3 Year Old Male = California Chrome

3 Year Old Female = Untapable

Top Jockey = Javier Castellano

Top Trainer = Todd Pletcher

Outstanding Owner and Breeder = Ken and Sarah Ramsey

Top Male Turf Horse and Older Male = Main Sequence

Top Female Turf Horse and Top 2 Year Old Filly = Take Charge Brandi

Special congrats one last time to Tom Durkin, long time race caller at NYRA, for his Eclipse Award of Merit.

~ 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, January 24 – grade 3 $200,000 John Connally Turf Cup – Sam Houston

http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~ +Derby & ^Oaks Preps…
Top 4 finishers receive 10-4-2-1 points respectively toward earning a spot in the 2015 Kentucky Derby or Oaks.

+January 24 – Gulfstream – Holy Bull – Derby Prep

^January 24 – Gulfstream – Forward Gal – Oaks Prep

+January 31 – Aqueduct – Withers – Derby Prep

^January 31 – Aqueduct – Busher – Oaks Prep

^January 31 – Santa Anita – Las Virgenes – Oaks Prep

^January 31 – Oaklawn – Martha Washington – Oaks Prep

~ Winter Sign Up Deal…

Have you been thinking about opening an on-line Interbets Wagering Account? Bet on-line, by phone and at OTB branches with one account. Winter weather, holidays, obligations can’t stop you now. Never miss a race again!

Use promotion code “2015WINTER” when opening an account in January then bet $10. You’ll get $10 more to bet with and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win another $50 in bets. See the promotions page for details or call customer service at 888-FUN2BET.

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • January 22 – Aqueduct changes to a 1:20pm weekday post & 12:45pm weekend post beginning today
  • January 22 – Gulfstream post changes to 12:30pm
  • January 22 & 29 – Dubai Racing will already be in progress at branch opening.
  • January 24 – Santa Anita early 3:00pm post time today.

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~ Weekend highlights…
Churchill announcedThe road to the 2015 Kentucky Derby officially begins this Saturday at Fair Grounds.  Five stakes races highlight a loaded 12-race card featuring the $200,000 Grade III Lecomte Stakes for aspiring Kentucky Derby prospects.  Also on the undercard will be the $125,000 Silverbulletday Stakes for prospective Kentucky Oaks contenders. “

The Eclipse Awards are this Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Best wishes to all of the contenders.

It’s Sunshine Millions Day at Gulfstream this Saturday with five six figure stakes on the card. Santa Anita offers the grade 2 $200,000 La Canada. Sam Houston offers two $500,000 stakes in addition to two other stakes. Aqueduct offers the $100,000 Interborough Saturday and the Hollie Hughes for NY Breds on Sunday.

Monday, January 19 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Aqueduct is racing highlighted by the $100,000 Jazil. On Monday Santa Anita features the grade 2 $200,000 Santa Monica.

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 look ahead…

Laurel will now race on some Sundays beginning Sunday, February 1st.

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Delaware Park announced that “the 78th season of live racing at the Stanton oval will feature 81 days with the meet starting on Saturday, May 16 and concluding on Saturday, October 17.  In May, live racing will be held three days per week on a Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday schedule… First post time is set for 1:15 p.m. daily.”
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There’ll be horse racing once again on FOX Sports this year as reported by Paulick Report!
“The Jockey Club and FOX Sports Media Group today announced that The Jockey Club Tour on FOX Sports 1 will kick off its 2015 season with the $500,000 Donn Handicap from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla. and the $500,000 San Antonio Stakes from Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. ET.

It is anticipated that the San Antonio field will include the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome, the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern and the 2013 Eclipse Award winning 2-year-old colt and 2014 Pacific Classic winner Shared Belief. The three newly turned 4-year-olds are 2014 Eclipse Award finalists for leading three-year-old male and last met in a controversial Breeders’ Cup Classic October 31.” http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/bc-classic-rematch-to-kick-off-the-jockey-club-tour-on-fox-sports-1-series/

~ 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, January 17 – grade 3 $200,000 Lecomte – Fair Grounds

http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~ +Derby & ^Oaks Preps…
Top 4 finishers receive 10-4-2-1 points respectively toward earning a spot in the 2015 Kentucky Derby or Oaks.

+January 17 – Fair Grounds – Lecomte – Derby Prep

^January 17 – Fair Grounds – Silverbulletday – Oaks Prep

+January 19 – Oaklawn – Smarty Jones – Derby Prep

+January 24 – Gulfstream – Holy Bull – Derby Prep

^January 24 – Gulfstream – Forward Gal – Oaks Prep

+January 31 – Aqueduct – Withers – Derby Prep

^January 31 – Aqueduct – Busher – Oaks Prep

^January 31 – Santa Anita – Las Virgenes – Oaks Prep

^January 31 – Oaklawn – Martha Washington – Oaks Prep

~ Winter Sign Up Deal…

Have you been thinking about opening an on-line Interbets Wagering Account? Bet on-line, by phone and at OTB branches with one account. Winter weather, holidays, obligations can’t stop you now. Never miss a race again!

Use promotion code “2015WINTER” when opening an account in January then bet $10. You’ll get $10 more to bet with and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win another $50 in bets. See the promotions page for details or call customer service at 888-FUN2BET.

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • January 12 – OTB self service will no longer be available at Wheeler’s in Pine City, NY.  Please visit Pioneer Sport Sports Bar or the Elmira OTB
  • January 17 – 44th annual Eclipse Awards to be held at Gulfstream Park’s Sport of Kings Theater.
  • January 22 – Aqueduct changes to a 12:45pm post time beginning today
  • January 22 & 29 – Dubai Racing will already be in progress at branch opening.
  • January 24 – Santa Anita early 3:00pm post time today.

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1/8/15
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~ Weekend highlights…
Aqueduct cancelled today due to the cold, but it should be warmer by Saturday just in time for the $100,000 Busanda for 3 year old fillies at 1 mile 70 yards.  Remember the $200,000 guaranteed late Pick 4 continues every Saturday. That should heat things up a bit!

Santa Anita is up and running in full swing. However you want to say it they’re back! Saturday features two graded stakes: The grade 2 $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes and the grade 3 $100,000 Sham Stakes. In fact Santa Anita will offer two or more stakes every Saturday through March 14. Plenty of action in California will be brought right to you with your Interbets account.

On Saturday Gulfstream offers the $150,000 Marshua’s River on the turf.

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 athttp://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~ A NY minute…

Congrats to the Ortiz brothers finishing 1-2 in the 2014 jockey standings at NYRA tracks with more than 500 wins combined announced NYRA in a January 2 press release.  Nationally Irad Ortiz, Jr. is ranked third in 2014 purses earned. That’s $20.23 million of which $18.6 million was earned on a NYRA track.  Jose has won twelve graded stakes in 2014 and is ranked fifth nationally. Jose earned over $16 million in purses of which $15 million was earned on a NYRA track.

~ Horse news…

No surprise here. California Chrome, Bayern and Main Sequeence are finalists for Horse of the Year?  http://www.paulickreport.com/news/the-biz/horse-of-the-year-finalists-chrome-bayern-main-sequence/

~Dubai…

The Dubai World Cup Carnival starts today at the Meydan track, Thursday, January 8. On the nine regular days during the Carnival (January 8 through February 28) racing will already be in progress at branch opening. Use your Interbets.com wagering account to get bets in a bit earlier. There are eleven competitive cards during the Carnival that attract the world’s best.

Super Saturday, a.k.a. dress rehearsal to the World Cup, will be March 7. The 20th running of the $10,000,000 Dubai World Cup will be Saturday, March 28 this year. There are eight more high-class races on the “world’s richest race day”, Dubai World Cup Day. Save the dates! Watch for possible early branch openings on World Cup day.

Back in May 2014 the Meydan Group decided to remove the synthetic track surface that was in place since 2010. Beginning with this meet there will be a traditional dirt track in place.  Let’s see how this changes things.

~ 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, January 10 – grade 3 $100,000 Sham – Santa Anita Park

http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~ +Derby & ^Oaks Preps…
Top 4 finishers receive 10-4-2-1 points respectively toward earning a spot in the 2015 Kentucky Derby or Oaks.

Only one this weekend:  +January 10 – Santa Anita – Sham – Derby Prep

~ Winter Sign Up Deal…

Have you been thinking about opening an on-line Interbets Wagering Account? Bet on-line, by phone and at OTB branches with one account. Winter weather, holidays, obligations can’t stop you now. Never miss a race again!

Use promotion code “2015WINTER” when opening an account in January then bet $10. You’ll get $10 more to bet with and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win another $50 in bets. See the promotions page for details or call customer service at 888-FUN2BET.

~ Notes to know…

Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.

Jan 1 – Feb 1 – Greenwood Lake OTB @ Breezy Point Restaurant is closed for the month.

January 8 – Dubai Carnival of Racing begins. Racing in progress at branch opening.

January 9 – Oaklawn opens special 1:30pm post January 9 & 10.

January 9 – Yonkers is back! 7:10pm post.

January 10 – Louisiana Downs Quarter Horse Meet opens 2:00pm post.

January 11 – Yonkers Sunday matinee racing is back 11:25am post. That’s before branch opening.

January 13 – Yonkers Tuesday matinee racing, post 1pm.

January 17 – 44th annual Eclipse Awards to be held at Gulfstream Park’s Sport of Kings Theater.

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1/1/15   –  Happy New Year!
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~ Weekend highlights…
Aqueduct offers the feature Kentucky Derby prep race this Saturday with the grade 2 $200,000 Jerome and Aqueduct continues their $200,000 late Pick 4 guarantee in 2015. You’ll be hearing much in the new year from our premier winter track down in Florida, Gulfstream Park. This Saturday Gulfstream offers five $100,000 stakes including one named for a fan favorite, it’s the Mucho Macho Man. Laurel offers four $100,000 races on Saturday as well. Santa Anita is back in action as of last Friday. Their feature race, the Santa Ynez, is a Kentucky Oaks prep race. Santa Anita will offer a guaranteed $500,000 Late Pick 4 and a $150,000 Pick 6 every Saturday and Sunday! Aqueduct offers the $100,000 Ruthless on Sunday and Santa Anita offers the grade 2 $200,000 Monrovia.  Not too shabby for January 2015.

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…

NYRA’s 2015 live race calendar includes 251 race days. Racing at Aqueduct is conducting on the inner dirt track through March 22. Soon after the switch there will be a short break from live racing in late March. Racing returns to the main track on Wednesday, April 1 through April 26. Remember NY law prohibits horse race wagering on Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Belmont races April 29-July 19. NYRA has already release the Belmont meet 2015 stakes schedule and a preliminary release regarding Saratoga stakes. Saratoga races July 24-September 7. Yes we can start counting down to Saratoga if we want.

As you must know Tom Durkin, long time announcer for NYRA tracks, has retired in August 2014. NYRA announced in a press release that Mr. Durkin will be honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit for a lifetime of outstanding achievement in the Thoroughbred Industry. The award dinner and ceremony will take place on Saturday, January 17 at Gulfstream Park’s Sport of Kings Theater in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Congratulations and sincere thanks to Mr. Durkin.

~A look ahead…

LAUREL

Effective January 1, 2015 Laurel’s post is 12:30pm. Superfectas will be added to all races, Rolling Doubles and Pick3’s, and an additional Pick 4 highlight the changes.

MEYDAN
The Dubai World Cup Carnival starts Thursday, January 8 at Meydan. There are eleven competitive cards that attract the world’s best. Super Saturday will be March 7 and the $10,000,000 Dubai World Cup will be Saturday, March 28 this year.

~ 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, January 3 – grade 2 $200,000 Jerome – Aqueduct

http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~ +Derby & ^Oaks Preps…
Top 4 finishers receive 10-4-2-1 points respectively toward earning a spot in the 2015 Kentucky Derby or Oaks.

+January 3 – Aqueduct – Jerome – Derby Prep

^January 3 – Aqueduct – Busanda – Oaks Prep
^January 3 – Santa Anita – Santa Ynez – Oaks Prep

+January 10 – Santa Anita – Sham – Derby Prep

~ Winter Sign Up Deal…

Have you been thinking about opening an on-line Interbets Wagering Account? Bet on-line, by phone and at OTB branches with one account. Winter weather, holidays, obligations can’t stop you now. Never miss a race again!

Use promotion code “2015WINTER” when opening an account in January then bet $10. You’ll get $10 more to bet with and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win another $50 in bets. See the promotions page for details or call customer service at 888-FUN2BET.

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • December 31 – All branches close by 5:30pm. Bet early & with your Interbets.com wagering account.
  • December 31 – Delta Downs changed to an earlier 6:00pm post.
  • Jan 1, 2015 – All branches close by 7:30pm or earlier if scheduled.
  • Jan 1 – Feb 1 – Greenwood Lake OTB @ Breezy Point Restaurant is closed for the month.
  • January 2 – Miami Valley Harness Track opens, post 6:30pm (was Lebanon Raceway)
  • January 8 – Dubai Carnival of Racing begins. Racing in progress at branch opening.
  • January 9 – Oaklawn opens special 1:30pm post January 9 & 10.
  • January 9 – Yonkers is back! 7:10pm post.
  • January 10 – Louisiana Downs Quarter Horse Meet opens 2:00pm post.
  • January 11 – Yonkers Sunday matinee racing is back 11:25am post. That’s before branch opening.
  • January 13 – Yonkers Tuesday matinee racing, post 1pm.
  • January 17 – 44th annual Eclipse Awards to be held at Gulfstream Park’s Sport of Kings Theater.

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12/26/14

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~ Weekend highlights…
SATURDAY
You’d expect all the action to be down south and there is plenty in Florida this weekend. Tampa offers two $100,000 stakes and Gulfstream offers three grade 3 $100,000 stakes. Over in Louisiana Fair Grounds has two $60,000 stakes.

Turf Paradise (Arizona) offers two juvenile races Saturday and Laurel (Maryland) offers one today and Saturday as well.  Santa Anita picks up the Hollywood sprint stakes formerly the Vernon O. Underwood. The newly named grade 3 Midnight Lute will race this Saturday.

SUNDAY
As has been the case in 2014 NYRA won’t disappoint even in wintertime. Aqueduct features the New York Stallion Series for two year olds, the $150,000 Fifth Avenue Division and the $150,000 Great White Way Division.  Please note this Sunday our friends in New Mexico at Sunland Park will card their signature Quarter Horse race, The Championship, as the 9th race, approximate post 5:44pm. This is the only time that their quarter horse races will not be front loaded on the ca

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 look ahead…

NYRA finishes out 2014 with two $100,000 NY bred races on New Year’s Eve and promises to continue their Value filled racing trend with a full stakes schedule set for Aqueduct going into 2015. Aqueduct kicks off the new year with the $100,000 Affectionately on January 1st.  NYRA announced the 2015 winter stakes in a press release on December 1st. “New to the winter schedule is the New York Claiming Championship Series, which will feature a number of lucarative starter allowance races in different categories for the blue-collar horses who comprise the backbone of winter racing at the Big A.” The NY Claiming Championship is scheduled for March 21, 2015. Save the date!  Remember Aqueduct will continue to race on the inner dirt track through March 22.

SANTA ANITA’s winter meet opens today, Friday, December 26 and will race through April 19. The meet offers 37 stakes total with eight grade 1 events. The track has decided to once again combine the races from the former Cal Cup Day and the Sunshine Millions to one date, the New (and improved) Sunshine Millions is scheduled for January 24. The Santa Anita Handicap will race on March 7 and the Santa Anita Derby is April 4. The Santa Anita Derby preps are scheduled for January 10, February 7 and March 7.

LAUREL will change to 12:30pm post effective January 1st. Please note Superfectas have been added to all races. Rolling Doubles and Pick 3’s and an additional Pick 4 highlight the changes.

~ 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 27 – grade 3 $100,000 Robert Frankel Stakes – Santa Anita Thoroughbred Meet .

http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~ +Derby & ^Oaks Preps…
Top 4 finishers receive 10-4-2-1 points respectively toward earning a spot in the 2015 Kentucky Derby or Oaks.

+January 3 – Aqueduct – Jerome – Derby Prep

^January 3 – Aqueduct – Busanda – Oaks Prep
^January 3 – Santa Anita – Santa Ynez – Oaks Prep

+January 10 – Santa Anita – Sham – Derby Prep

~Chromies…

Congrats go to Chrome once again! It was just announced this morning by press release that California Chrome has been selected to receive the 2014 Vox Populi Award that is the “Voice of the People” award after winning an online poll. California Chrome along with a short list of others were selected to run for the award this year which recognizes popularity with the American public, racing excellence, and for gaining recognition for thoroughbred racing. Is anyone really surprised by this? Chrome does it again.

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • December 29 & 30 – Remember Turf Paradise changed to a 2:25pm post these dates.
  • December 31 – All branches close by 5:30pm. Bet early & with your Interbets.com wagering account.
  • December 31 – Delta Downs changed to an earlier 6:00pm post.
  • Jan 1, 2015 – All branches close by 7:30pm or earlier if scheduled.
  • Jan 1 – Feb 1 – Greenwood Lake OTB @ Breezy Point Restaurant is closed for the month.

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12/18/14

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~ Weekend highlights…

While Aqueduct is closed for the holiday racing continues around the country! The new Los Alamitos thoroughbred meet gets to shine with the grade 1 $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity for 2 year olds at 1 1/16th miles.  Gulfstream picks up two familiar Calder stakes this Saturday, the Tropical Park Oaks & Derby. Fair Grounds has an early 1:00pm post and offers two $50,000 stakes, the Sugar Bowl and Letellier Memorial. Turf Paradise gets in on the “two-fer” action with two $35,000 stakes, Kachina and Hank Mills, Sr.

This is a good weekend to pick up your OTB gift vouchers for your bettor friends. They fit in a stocking or a holiday card. They are available at every branch year round. Did you open your Interbets Online Wagering Account yet? It’s a good time for that too. Open it now. Bet $10 and get $10 in free bets back with promotion code WINTER2014. Bet $10 by December 27 and be entered into the December drawing to win an additional $50 in free bets. Click the picture for details.

Do you already have an Interbets Account? As a holiday gift Interbets is waiving the fee on all Interbets ACH deposits for the 12 days of Christmas, December 13 – 24. Did you get the e-mail sent to all Account Holders?

Monticello Raceway harness track will be the only track racing on Wednesday, December 24. Post time 12:25pm. Wagering is available 12pm – 4:00pm on line at Interbets.com, by phone, at select branches and at all OTB partner locations. See the sign for details.

Remember OTB & Interbets are closed December 25 per NYS law prohibiting horse race wagering at OTBs and Tracks on Christmas Day.

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/


~ 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 20 – grade 1 $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity – Los Alamitos Thoroughbred Meet .

http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~ +Derby & ^Oaks Preps…
Top 4 finishers receive 10-4-2-1 points respectively toward earning a spot in the 2015 Kentucky Derby or Oaks.

+December 20 – Los Alamitos – Los Alamitos Futurity – Derby Prep

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • Dec 15 – Turf Paradise changed all Mondays & Tuesdays post to 2:25pm. Other days still 2:55pm.
  • Dec 20 Fair Grounds early post time 1:00pm
  • Dec 22 & 23 – Delta Downs special 2:15pm post time.
  • Dec 24 – Monticello H is racing! 12:25pm post – limited branches open 12-4pm
  • Dec 31 – All branches close by 5:30pm.
  • Jan 1, 2015 – All branches close by 7:30pm or earlier if scheduled.
  • Jan 1 – Feb 1 – Greenwood Lake OTB @ Breezy Point Restaurant is closed for the month.

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12/11/14
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~ Weekend highlights…

We all appreciate good weather race days more this time of year and look to our southern simulcasts. Fair Grounds will host the Louisiana Champions Day this Saturday, December 13. $750,000 in purses for seven races, Classic, Lassie, Juvenile, Sprint, Turf, Ladies, and Ladies Sprint. In Florida Gulfstream Park will offer four $100,000 stakes this Saturday. Over in Southern California the Los Alamitos thoroughbred meet will offer the $350,000 grade 1 Starlet.

Please note the Los Alamitos Quarter Horse Meet has made a change to their schedule. The Champion of Champions will not be offered this year. It is set to resume in 2015. This Saturday the big race will be replaced with the $100,000 Christmas Invitational, 400 yards for 3 year olds and up.
In spite of possible weather woes our northern tracks keep on racing and offering quality stakes. Aqueduct will offer the $100,000 Queens County and Hawthorne will offer two $100,000 stakes for Illinois Breds on Saturday.

On Sunday Aqueduct offers two more $100,000 stakes we’ve been looking forward to for NY Breds, East View and Damon Runyon. It’s also Remington Park’s day to shine with $500,000 in stakes purses for four big races including this weeks Equibase feature race the Springboard Mile. Remington will offer a 2:30pm post on 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/


~ 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 13 –$250,000 Remington Springboard Mile – Remington Park.

http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~ +Derby & ^Oaks Preps…
Top 4 finishers receive 10-4-2-1 points respectively toward earning a spot in the 2015 Kentucky Derby or Oaks.
^December 13 – Los Alamitos – Starlet – Oaks Prep

+December 20 – Los Alamitos – Los Alamitos Futurity – Derby Prep

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • Dec 13 Fair Grounds post time 1pm
  • Dec 13 Golden Gate post time 3:15pm
  • Dec 14 Yonkers last Sunday matinee & last day of racing till January 12
  • Dec 14 Remington Park special race card today post 2:30pm
  • Dec 20 Fair Grounds early post time 1:00pm
  • Dec 22 & 23 – Delta Downs special 3:15pm post time.
  • Dec 24 – Monticello H is racing! 12:25pm post – limited branches open 12-4pm – Watch for updates here.
  • Dec 31 – Watch for early branch closing updates here.

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12/4/14
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~ Weekend highlights…

There are plenty of six figure stakes races this weekend from Aqueduct, Parx Racing, Tampa Bay (just opened!), Laurel (4 stakes!), Woodbine thoroughbreds, and Gulfstream Park just to name a few.

Gulfstream Park has moved racing back to their main track beginning this weekend. Opening day is this Saturday featuring the $1,000,000 Claiming Crown. There are eight races for the “blue collar” horses that do most of the racing day-in and day-out at tracks. It’s their day to shine and a very popular race event with bettors. Gulfstream has announced in a November 18 press release a record 314 horses were nominated to the 16th annual Claiming Crown. Remember the Iron Lady has been replaced with the Canterbury. The Glass Slipper was changed from seven furlongs to a one-turn mile and the claiming criteria changed as well. Gulfstream is already set to be the host of the Claiming Crown again next year in 2015.

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/


~ 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 6 –$200,000 Claiming Crown Jewel – Gulfstream Park

http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm


~
+Derby & ^Oaks Preps…

Top 4 finishers receive 10-4-2-1 points respectively toward earning a spot in the 2015 Kentucky Derby or Oaks.
^December 13 – Los Alamitos – Starlet – Oaks Prep

+December 20 – Los Alamitos – Los Alamitos Futurity – Derby Prep


~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • December 4 Turfway Park opens 6:15pm post time.
  • December 5 Sunland Park opens 2:15pm post time.
  • December 6 Gulfstream moves back to their main track meet and location today, 12:35pm post time.

December 6 – Batavia Downs H has two race cards on their last day! Post 12:15pm & 6:35pm

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11/26/14
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~ Weekend highlights…
Zia Park seems like the Land of Enchantment way down in New Mexico while it’s snowing in the Northeast. Today, Wednesday, November 26, that is even more true. It’s the Land of Enchantment Day at Zia with seven stakes races worth a total of $1.1 million including the Zia Park Oaks, Derby, Championship, Quarter Horse Championship, and more. Post time is 2:15pm eastern.

Thursday is Thanksgiving Day and Aqueduct will offer a traditional holiday feature, the $300,000 Fall Highweight Handicap. There is a field of eleven in the grade 3 event. Remember post times are early on Thursday. Aqueduct post is 11:25am with the nine-race card set to conclude at 3:10pm. OTB will be open 10:45am-3:30pm.

Friday may be a shopping day for some, but it’s always race time at OTB! There’s a full menu of tracks to choose from with a special added event. The first Kentucky Derby 2015 Future Wager , Pool 1, will be offered this Friday, November 28 at twelve noon through Sunday, November 30 at 6:00pm. Bet anytime and remember once again there are no refunds, no cancellations allowed on these bets. Win and Exacta wagering will be offered. Bet it as Derby Future Race 1.

Saturday is a big day at Aqueduct, Penn National, Del Mar and Meadowlands. Remember the old days when everything in racing slowed down a bit December through February? Well those days are gladly behind us! Aqueduct offers a huge $1.7 million day with four graded stakes races. It’s Cigar Mile Day this Saturday highlighted by the grade 1 $500,000 Cigar Mile for 3 yos & up in addition to Derby and Oaks Prep races, a.k.a. the Remsen and Demoiselle respectively.  Big stakes at Churchill and six $75,000 Juvenile stakes are planned for Gulfstream Park West. Penn National cancelled their big pre-holiday Wednesday stakes events, therefore, their entire Wednesday card will be moved to this Saturday.  Meadowlands boasts a full post-Breeders’ Crown card on Saturday that should be checked out by our harness players.

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/


~ 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 29 – grade 1 $300,000 Hollywood Derby – Del Mar

http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~ +Derby & ^Oaks Preps…
Top 4 finishers receive 10-4-2-1 points respectively toward earning a spot in the 2015 Kentucky Derby or Oaks.
+November 29 – Aqueduct – Remsen – Derby Prep

+November 29 – Churchill – Kentucky Jockey Club – Derby Prep

^November 29 – Aqueduct – Demoiselle – Oaks Prep

^November 29 – Churchill – Golden Rod – Oaks Prep


~ A look ahead…

California Chrome & Lexie Lou are possible for the 1 1/8 mile $300,000 Hollywood Derby to be held at Del Mar on November 29. This would be a first start on turf for California Chrome.

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • November 26 – Portland Meadows, Monticello H, and Penn National cancelled racing today.
  • November 27 – Gulfstream Park West changed to an 11:40am post time, Thanksgiving Day.
  • November 27 – Early post times for all tracks: Laurel 11:05am, Aqueduct 11:25am, see the complete schedule on the calendar.  Psst! It’s an OTB Bettor Day! Thanks for betting with us!
  • November 28 – 30 –Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1
  • November 29 – Batavia Downs H adds a second card today! Post 12:15pm & 6:35pm

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~ Weekend highlights…
THE BREEDERS’ CROWN IS HERE FRIDAY, NOV 21 & SATURDAY, NOV 22! The biggest harness day of the year with $5.4 million in purses will be held at The Meadowlands Racetrack. Finals are this Friday races 7-10 and Saturday races 4-11. Further Breeders’ Crown information may be found through links on our website interbets.com and through shared links on our Facebook page Interbets – Horse racing and betting from OTB.

There are several guaranteed pools on both days:

Friday, November 21:
Race 1     7:15pm     Pick 5     $30,000

Race 3     7:59pm     Pick 4     $25,000

Race 7     9:24pm     Pick 4     $50,000 All Breeders’ Crown Races

Saturday, November 22:

Race 1     7:15pm     Pick 5     $30,000 Some Breeders’ Crown Races

Race 4     8:19pm     Pick 4     $50,000 All Breeders’ Crown Races

Race 8     9:55pm     Pick 4   $100,000 All Breeders’ Crown Races

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Aqueduct is always a thoroughbred fan favorite and this weekend is no different. Aqueduct’s NY Stallion Stakes offers two divisions at $125,000 each, the Staten Island and the Thunder Rumble. Aqueduct has some major competition from Delta Downs this Saturday. Delta offers an early 2:15pm post time for their Delta Jackpot Day featuring $2 million in purses including the $1,000,000 Delta Jackpot+ and the $400,000 Delta Princess^.

Please note, Yonkers continues to offer a Sunday matinee. Post time is 11:00am. Racing will be in progress at branch opening. Account wagering will be available to wager races before regular branch opening at 11:45am at all branches. No branches will open early this 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/


~ All Things Harness …

USTA = http://www.ustrotting.com/
The Grand Circuit = http://news.ustrotting.com/grandcircuit/

Breeders’ Crown hosts:

2014 Meadowlands
2015 Woodbine
2016 Meadowlands

2017 Hoosier Park

~ 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 20 – grade 3 $1,000,000 Delta Jackpot – Delta Downs

http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~ +Derby & ^Oaks Preps…
Top 4 finishers receive 10-4-2-1 points respectively toward earning a spot in the 2015 Kentucky Derby or Oaks.
+November 22 – Delta Downs – Delta Jackpot – Derby Prep

^November 22 – Delta Downs – Delta Princess – Oaks Prep

~ PINpocket ACH Deposits…

PINpocket ACH online deposits are now available through your Interbets.com Wagering Account. Of course you must first set up a PINpocket account. Make deposits directly from your bank account to your PINpocket Account.

Next you fund your Interbets.com Account from your PINpocket Account you already set up. The fee per funding transaction is just $1.

At Interbets.com go to “Fund Account”, select “PINpocket”, enter amount, confirm, continue, confirm, continue. Some repetition for security purposes is unavoidable. I’m sure you’ll appreciate it. There’s a $10 minimum deposit. Funds are available immediately for wagering.

~ A look ahead…

California Chrome & Lexie Lou are possible for the 1 1/8 mile $300,000 Hollywood Derby to be held at Del Mar on November 29. This would be a first start on turf for California Chrome.

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • November 22 – Delta Downs special post 2:15pm
  • November 22 – Day 2 of the Breeders’ Crown Races – Psst! It’s an OTB Bettor Night… Free Bets!
  • November 24 – New track! Mahoning Valley Race Course replaces Beulah Park, 12:45pm post time.
  • November 25 – Portland Meadows added all thoroughbred racing, 3pm post time.
  • November 26 – Portland Meadows cancelled racing. More changes in the meet too.
  • November 27 – Gulfstream Park West changed to an 11:40am post time, Thanksgiving Day.
  • November 27 – Early post times for all tracks: Laurel 11:05am, Aqueduct 11:25am, see the complete schedule on the calendar.  Psst! It’s an OTB Bettor Day! Thanks for betting with us!
  • November 28 – 30 – Just announced! Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1

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~ Weekend highlights…
Aqueduct offers the grade 3 $250,000 Red Smith this weekend. Remember there is also a guaranteed $200,000 Late Pick 4 every Saturday. Focus your attention on Laurel this weekend with the $350,000 DeFrancis Dash (Race 8) and five more $100,000 stakes. Their Super High 5 (SH5) is a $1.00 minimum. No winning tickets results in a carryover to the next SH5 wager. Any accumulated carryover will be forced out on Race 8, the DeFrancis Dash! Churchill’s $200,000 Mrs. Revere is this weekend’s Equibase Featured Race and this evening is highlighted by Lone Star Park. Lone Star’s Texas Classic races include the grade 1 $1,000,000 Futurity, grade 1 $400,000 Derby, and $80,000 Juvenile.

Once again there will be advance betting all day Saturday on Yonkers’ Sunday matinee card. Meadowlands Harness Track opens Friday and will hit the ground running with so many entries for the Breeders’ Crown that there will be Elimination Races on both this Friday (races 2,3,4,6,7,12) and Saturday (races 2,4,5,7,8,10,11) evenings! Finals are next Friday and Saturday.

Sunday’s begin early once again with Yonkers matinee racing and a post time of 11:00am. Racing will be in progress at branch opening. Account wagering will be available and four branches will open this Sunday at 10:45am: Middletown, Mahopac, Park Avenue and Nanuet OTB. The Sunday card is front-loaded with trotters on the first five races. These five races are all added-distance (1 ¼ miles) with higher than usual purses and over sized fields (12,12,10,10, and 10 horses, respectively). Note, Yonkers is reinstating their full exotic wagering options after the success of the first matinee.

The attention is back on Aqueduct this Sunday afternoon with New York Breds in two $100,000 races for 2 year olds and 2 year old fillies. Next year’s Derby hopefuls perhaps?

Heads up! Del Mar has already revised their Fall meet schedule. The post time is now 3:30pm on ALL race days effective immediately. Del Mar will offer a guaranteed $150,000 Pick 6 and a guaranteed $400,000 Pick 4 on weekends only.

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/


~ All Things Harness …

USTA = http://www.ustrotting.com/
The Grand Circuit = http://news.ustrotting.com/grandcircuit/

BREEDERS’ CROWN Races will be held at The Meadowlands Racetrack this year. Elimination races are this Friday and Saturday. Finals will be next Friday races 7-10 and Saturday races 4-11. There are several guaranteed pools on both days:

Friday, November 21:
Race 1     7:15pm     Pick 5     $30,000

Race 3     7:59pm     Pick 4     $25,000

Race 7     9:24pm     Pick 4     $50,000 Breeders’ Crown Races

Saturday, November 22:

Race 1     7:15pm     Pick 5     $30,000

Race 4     8:19pm     Pick 4     $50,000 Breeders’ Crown Races

Race 8     9:55pm     Pick 4   $100,000 Breeders’ Crown Races

Breeders’ Crown hosts:

2014 Meadowlands
2015 Woodbine
2016 Meadowlands
2017 Hoosier Park

~ 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 13 – grade 2 $200,000 Mrs. Revere – Churchill Downs

http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~Interbets VIP Live Money Contest…

The results are in and a good time was had by all. Congrats to our grand prize winner Gerry Foley from the Pearl River OTB. Gerry is going to Vegas baby and will represent Interbets.com & Catskill OTB in the March 2015 Boyd Gaming Horse Player World Series! Our best wishes to go out to Gerry! Congrats also to the other nine winners who all collected cash prizes.

~ PINpocket ACH Deposits…

It’s finally here! PINpocket ACH online deposits are now available through your Interbets.com Wagering Account. Of course you must first set up a PINpocket account. Make deposits directly from your bank account to your Pinpocket Account. That’s all between you and Pinpocket. Once you have that all set up then you can fund your Interbets Account.

Fund your Interbets.com Account from your Pinpocket Account. The fee per funding transaction is just $1.

At Interbets.com go to “Fund Account”, select “PINpocket”, enter amount, confirm, continue, confirm, continue. Some repetition for security purposes is unavoidable. I’m sure you’ll appreciate it. There’s a $10 minimum deposit. Funds are available immediately for wagering.

~ NY Hot List More Winning Results…
The Hot List was 3 for 6 at Aqueduct Wednesday, November 12. They are winning at a 20% clip for the meet so far! Get their free picks in our Handicappers Corner and the complete NYRA Review Sheets with an Interbets.com Wagering Account.

~ California Chrome Racing Again…

Chrome fans can celebrate! Trainer Art Sherman says California Chrome will race on the turf at Del Mar Saturday, November 29 in the grade 1 $300,000 Hollywood Derby. Sherman wants to try CC on the grass in his last race of the 2014 season because CC came out of the Breeders’ Cup Classic “really super” and incidentally it may help him for possible Horse of the Year honors according to a Jay Privman article at DRF.com posted on November 12.

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • November 13 – Finger Lakes changed post time on ALL Thursdays and Fridays to 12:30pm
  • November 14 – Meadowlands opens 7:15pm post
  • November 15 – Del Mar changed to a 3:30pm post on ALL race days. Update your calendars.
  • November 17 & 18 – Bangor added racing, 5pm post time.
  • November 18 & 25 – Portland Meadows added all thoroughbred racing, 3pm post time.
  • November 19 & 26 – Portland Meadows cancelled racing. More changes in the meet too.
  • November 22 – Delta Downs special post 2:15pm
  • November 24 – New track! Mahoning Valley Race Course replaces Beulah Park, 12:45pm post time.
  • November 27 – Gulfstream Park West changed to an 11:40am post time, Thanksgiving Day.
  • November 27 – Early post times for all tracks: Laurel 11:05am, Aqueduct 11:25am, see the complete schedule on the calendar.

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~ Weekend highlights…
It’s the perfect weekend for a Live Money Handicapping Contest. What a coincidence. We’re having one at the Park Avenue OTB & Nimmonsburg OTB. See more details and the link below. The two contest tracks are Aqueduct and Gulfstream Park West. Aqueduct features the grade 3 $200,000 Long Island. Will the Long Island be part of your contest race picks if you were in the contest? Plenty of spots left so come on down!  Gulfstream Park West offers eight $75,000 Florida Breds races. This should make for an interesting day.

OTBs and Interbets.com will offer ADVANCE WAGERING ALL DAY SATURDAY FOR YONKERS’ SUNDAY CARD that starts before regular branch opening on Sunday. Yonkers’ Sunday early matinee post is 11:00am for the next six Sundays, November 9 through December 14. Three OTB branches will open earlier. Mahopac OTB, Park Avenue OTB, and Middletown OTB will open at 10:45am the next six Sundays. Let us know if you want us to open early at your branch.

Heads up! Del Mar’s new Fall meet begins this Friday, November 7, post time 3:30pm. Del Mar will offer a guaranteed $150,000 Pick 6 and a guaranteed $400,000 Pick 4 on weekends only.

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/


~ All Things Harness …

USTA = http://www.ustrotting.com/
The Grand Circuit = http://news.ustrotting.com/grandcircuit/

~ 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 8 – grade 3 $200,000 Long Island Stakes – Aqueduct
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~Interbets VIP Live Money Contest…

IT’S TIME! The 2nd Annual Interbets VIP Live Money Handicapping Contest is scheduled for this Saturday, November 8. There’s plenty of spots left so you can still sign up Saturday morning during Check-In time 10:30am-12:20pm at the Park Avenue OTB, Route 59, Nanuet, NY 10954. Go to the rear of the building! We’re behind Dunkin’ Donuts, yum, and you can google map Dunkin’ Donuts to find us faster.

Bring $100 cash entry fee plus at least $60 more in cash for your live money contest wagers. This one contest is being held at two locations simultaneously, Park Avenue OTB & Nimmonsburg OTB. All entry fees are combined for one total prize distribution. 100% distributed as prizes. Remember you get to keep any winnings from your live money bets too. See all the details on the contest page. The first place finisher also gets the GRAND PRIZE TRIP TO LAS VEGAS including entry into the Boyd Gaming *$1,000,000 HORSEPLAYER WORLD SERIES (HWS) scheduled for March 2015. This is a live money contest format. Questions? 1-800-FUN2BET or go to Contact information at interbets.com   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/3233/

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • November 7 – New Del Mar Fall meet opens 3:30pm post.
  • November 7 – Evangeline changed to a 6:15pm special post today only.
  • November 8 – Interbets VIP Live Money Contest – CASH PRIZES! WIN a trip & entry into the 2015 Boyd Gaming HORSEPLAYER WORLD SERIES IN LAS VEGAS! Save the date & follow the Contest link for details. http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/3233/ Early registration is open now. Limited to the first 50 players!
  • November 8 – Saratoga Harness special 7:05pm post today.
  • November 9 – December 14 – Yonkers Sunday matinee racing begins before branch opening 11am. Three branches will open 10:45am – Mahopac, Park Avenue & Middletown.
  • November 10 – Aqueduct is racing this Monday, regular 12:20pm post.
  • November 11 – OTB is open on Veteran’s Day. Psst! OTB Bettor Day Free Bets are possible with much thanks to our Veterans!
  • November 14 – Meadowlands opens 7:15pm post

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~Breeders’ Cup Weekend highlights…
A scary good weekend begins on Friday, October 31. It’s Day 1 of the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita. The first regular Santa Anita race is 2:25pm eastern. There are four Breeders’ Cup Races on the card Friday, Races 6-9. Race 6 post is 5:25pm. The Special Breeders’ Cup Double is Friday’s Race 9, the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, post time 7:35pm. Remember the second leg of the Special Double is the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday. Advance Breeders’ Cup wagering is available all day on Friday for all of Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Races. See the three guaranteed Pick pools below that are available for wagering on Friday.

Saturday, November 1 is Day 2 of the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita. OTB wagering begins at 11am at all branches. The first regular Santa Anita race is 1:15pm eastern. There are nine Breeders’ Cup Races on the card Saturday, Races 4-12. Race 4 post is 3:04pm. See the four guaranteed Pick wagers below that are available Saturday. The Breeders’ Cup Classic is Race 12 at 8:35pm.

Breeders’ Cup Guaranteed Pools:

Day                  Guarantee         Bet Type           Races   Post – eastern

Friday               $   500,000        Pick 5               1-5        2:25pm

Friday               $   750,000        Pick 6               4-9        4:10pm

Friday               $1,500,000        Pick 4*              *6-9      5:25pm

Saturday           $   750,000        Pick 5               1-5        1:15pm

Saturday           $1,500,000        Pick 4 early       4-7        3:04pm

Saturday           $2,500,000        Pick 6               7-12      5:05pm

Saturday           $3,000,000        Pick 4 late         9-12      5:23pm

Friday TV coverage on NBC Sports Network 5:00pm – 8:00pm.
Saturday TV coverage on NBC Sports Network 3:30pm – 8:00pm and NBC-TV 8:00pm – 9:00pm.

As you prepare for the Breeders’ Cup October 31 & November 1 find all of the
Breeders’ Cup Challenge Race Results here: http://www.breederscup.com/races/breeders-cup-challenge

Aqueduct opens on Wednesday, October 29 with a 1:00pm special post time for the first four days October 29-November 1. Aqueduct’s post moves to 12:20pm on Sunday, November 2. Remember November 2 is also the end of daylight savings time so we all must fall back one hour. Opening weekend at Aqueduct will feature three stakes. Saturday is the 71st running of the grade 3 $200,000 Discovery Handicap for 3yos. Sunday features two one-mile juvenile events: the grade 2 $250,000 Nashua and grade 3 $250,000 Tempted for fillies.

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/

~ All Things Harness …
USTA = http://www.ustrotting.com/
The Grand Circuit = http://news.ustrotting.com/grandcircuit/

~ 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 1 – grade 1 $5,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Classic – Santa Anita
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~ +Derby & ^Oaks Preps…
Top 4 finishers receive 10-4-2-1 points respectively toward earning a spot in the 2015 Kentucky Derby or Oaks.
+November 1 – Santa Anita – Breeders Cup Juvenile – Derby Prep
^November 1 – Santa Anita – Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies – Oaks Prep

~Interbets VIP Contest November 8…
The Interbets VIP Live Money Handicapping Contest is scheduled for Saturday, November 8. You can sign up at any OTB branch through Thursday, October 30. Sign up at the Park Avenue OTB Teletheater through Tuesday, November 4. See all of the details on the contest page. The VIP Contest offers cash prizes and a grand prize trip to Las Vegas including entry into the Boyd Gaming *$1,000,000 HORSEPLAYER WORLD SERIES (HWS) scheduled for March 2015. All Interbets VIP Contest entry fee money will be distributed as prizes! Bring $100 cash for your entry fee plus at least $60 cash for your live contest wagers. This is a live money contest format. Contest Questions? 1-888-FUN2BET & customer service at interbets.com.

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • October 22 – Plainridge has cancelled the remainder of their race season. Delete Oct. 25, 26, 29 & Nov. 1.
  • October 29 – November 1 – Aqueduct revised post time 1:00pm all four days.
  • October 31 & November 1 – Breeders’ Cup World Championship Races at Santa Anita
  • October 31 – Advance Bet the Breeders’ Cup Classic today for tomorrow’s race!
  • November 2 – Aqueduct changes post time to 12:20pm all days.
  • November 8 – Interbets VIP Live Money Contest – CASH PRIZES! WIN a trip & entry into the 2015 Boyd Gaming HORSEPLAYER WORLD SERIES IN LAS VEGAS! Save the date & follow the Contest link for details. http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/3233/ Early registration is open now. Limited to the first 50 players!
  • November 10 – Aqueduct is racing this Monday, regular 12:20pm post.
  • November 11 – OTB is open on Veteran’s Day.

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~Weekend highlights…
Belmont is always the tops on our dance card at Interbets.com including this Saturday with the grade 3 $200,000 Bold Ruler Saturday and two stakes Sunday including the $100,000 Award and the inappropriately scheduled grade3 $200,000 Turnback the Alarm.  With that said there are other big events this weekend. Keeneland racing never disappoints and will offer the grade 2 $200,000 Hagyard Fayette Stakes Saturday. Santa Anita will not be outdone with their own six figure graded event, The Autumn Miss Stakes.

All eyes will be on harness racing Saturday evening. Yonkers big Finals night is here featuring the $500,000 Messenger, $500,000 Yonkers Trot, $125,000 Lady Maud Pace and $125,000 Hudson Trot. As if this wasn’t enough there’s stiff competition for harness players’ affections with Woodbine’s big Finals night also this Saturday featuring the $540,000 Governor’s Cup, $500,000 Valley Victory, $460,000 Goldsmith Maid, and $400,000 Three Diamonds.

Sunday’s biggest event will be the $1.8 million New Mexico Cup Championship Races; a twelve race event from Zia Park. Post time is 2:15pm eastern.

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/

~ All Things Harness …
USTA = http://www.ustrotting.com/
The Grand Circuit = http://news.ustrotting.com/grandcircuit/

~ 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 25 – grade 3 $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes – Santa Anita
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~*Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” Races…
Friday, October 31 Breeders’ Cup Races 6-9 will begin at 5:25pm at Santa Anita. The Special Breeders’ Cup Double is Friday’s Race 9, the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, post time 7:35pm. The second leg of the Special Double is the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday.

Saturday, November 1 Breeders’ Cup Races 4-12 will begin at 3:04pm. The Ultra Pick 6 begins in race 7 at 5:05pm.  The Breeders’ Cup Classic is Race 12 at 8:35pm.

Breeders’ Cup Guaranteed Pools:

Day                  Guarantee         Bet Type           Races   Post – eastern

Friday               $   500,000        Pick 5               1-5        2:25pm

Friday               $   750,000        Pick 6               4-9        4:10pm

Friday               $1,500,000        Pick 4*              *6-9      5:25pm

Saturday           $   750,000        Pick 5               1-5        1:15pm

Saturday           $1,500,000        Pick 4 early       4-7        3:04pm

Saturday           $2,500,000        Pick 6               7-12      5:05pm

Saturday           $3,000,000        Pick 4 late         9-12      5:23pm

As you prepare for the Breeders’ Cup October 31 & November 1 find all of the
Breeders’ Cup Challenge Race Results here:
http://www.breederscup.com/races/breeders-cup-challenge

~ +Derby & ^Oaks Preps…
Top 4 finishers receive 10-4-2-1 points respectively toward earning a spot in the 2015 Kentucky Derby or Oaks.
+November 1 – Santa Anita – Breeders Cup Juvenile – Derby Prep

^November 1 – Santa Anita – Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies – Oaks Prep

~Hot List Winning Results…

It was a big week for the Hot List at Belmont with 12 winners from 43 starters for a 28% win percentage! Highlighted by a big winner last Saturday on Empire Showcase Day.

A good time was had by all Saturday at the Hot List Seminar at Kingston OTB. Bettors rubbed elbows with Bob Ehalt & Shawn Rychling the Interbets Bloggers and NY Hot List Creators. Lucky patrons played the “Beat The Pros” game just to make things interesting and win free bets.  The day was topped off by the Hot List Team picking a $37.20 winner while they were at the Seminar. Let’s hope everyone was playing along with their picks which are available for free to our patrons daily. In addition, The complete Hot List Review Sheets are provided exclusively to all Interbets.com Account Holders who sign up to get them emailed for every NYRA race day. Open an account at Interbets.com instantly on-line today and start getting your Hot List Review Sheets tomorrow.

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • October 27 – Pompano has cancelled racing.
  • October 29 – November 1 – Aqueduct revised post time 1:00pm.
  • October 31 & November 1 – Breeders’ Cup World Championship Races at Santa Anita
  • October 31 – Advance Bet the Breeders’ Cup Classic today for tomorrow’s race!
  • November 2 – Aqueduct changes post time to 12:20pm.
  • November 8 – Interbets VIP Live Money Contest – CASH PRIZES! WIN a trip & entry into the 2015 Boyd Gaming HORSEPLAYER WORLD SERIES IN LAS VEGAS! Save the date & follow the Contest link for details. http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/3233/ Early registration is open now. Limited to the first 50 players!

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~Weekend highlights…
NYRA said it best in today’s press release stating “More than 100 New York-breds will gather for a unique 11-race card at Belmont Park to celebrate the best of New York for the annual Empire Showcase Day” this Saturday, October 18 with “… eight stakes races worth $1.75 million, anchored by the $300,000 Empire Classic Handicap”.

Please note, Belmont has changed to an earlier 12:20pm post time for Saturday. The Hot List Seminar will now start at 12 noon at the Kingston OTB branch. Meet Bob Ehalt & Shawn Rychling, discuss the Showcase card in a casual atmosphere, and play the “Beat the Pros” game to win some bets.   In addition there will be some live TV broadcast coverage of Showcase Day on MSG 5:00pm-6:00pm.  It’s also Maryland Million Day at Laurel Park. Remember Laurel also has an earlier post time. Laurel will go off at 12:15pm this Saturday.  Later in the evening Charles Town will offer the $1.2 million Wester Virginia Breeders’ Classic Day with a total of 9 races.

Harness fans will be busy Saturday evening with State Sire Stakes at Hoosier and Yonkers elmination races for the Yonkers Trot, Messenger, and Lady Maud.
On Sunday the focus is up at Woodbine for the $1,000,000 Pattison Canadian International, $500,000 E.P. Taylor, Nearctic and Ontario Fashion. Both Belmont and Keeneland will offer six figure stakes as well.
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/

~ All Things Harness …
USTA = http://www.ustrotting.com/
The Grand Circuit = http://news.ustrotting.com/grandcircuit/

~ 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 18 – $1,000,000 Canadian International – Woodbine
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm


~*Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” Races…

As you prepare for the Breeders’ Cup October 31 & November 1 find all of the
Breeders’ Cup Challenge Race Results here:
http://www.breederscup.com/races/breeders-cup-challenge

~ +Derby & ^Oaks Preps…
Top 4 finishers receive 10-4-2-1 points respectively toward earning a spot in the 2015 Kentucky Derby or Oaks.
+November 1 – Santa Anita – Breeders Cup Juvenile – Derby Prep

^November 1 – Santa Anita – Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies – Oaks Prep

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • October 17 – Nov 1 – Hazel Park Thoroughbreds adds six more race days, Fridays & Saturdays.
  • October 18 – Belmont Fall NY Showcase Day. 12:20pm post! Hot List Seminar at Kingston OTB 12:00pm
  • October 20 & 27 – Pompano has cancelled racing.
  • October 29 – November 1 – Aqueduct revised post time 1:00pm.
  • October 31 & November 1 – Breeders’ Cup World Championship Races at Santa Anita
  • October 31 – Advance Bet the Breeders’ Cup Classic today for tomorrow’s race!
  • November 2 – Aqueduct changes post time to 12:20pm.
  • November 8 – Interbets VIP Live Money Contest – CASH PRIZES! WIN a trip & entry into the 2015 Boyd Gaming Coast Casinos HORSEPLAYER WORLD SERIES IN LAS VEGAS! follow the link for details. http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/3233/

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~Weekend highlights…
Belmont never disappoints! Bet the grade 3 $200,000 Knickerbocker Saturday, the grade 3 $200,000 Athenia Sunday, and Belmont will race on Monday, Columbus Day, serving up two six figure stakes, the Pumpkin Pie and Pebbles. The main attraction is however from our good friends at Keeneland featuring the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II. Belterra offers the Best of Ohio racing this Saturday. On Sunday our Canadian neighbors at Woodbine offer two six figure stakes of their own, the Cup & Saucer and Bunty Lawless Stakes.

Harness fans will be delighted with more than Yonkers Raceway on Saturday evening. Balmoral offers $1,465,000 in purses on eight races with the American National. Mohawk tops that total with $2,500,000 in purses in ten ONSS Gold races. Hoosier offers $440,000 in purses for ten INSS races.

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/

~ All Things Harness …
USTA = http://www.ustrotting.com/
The Grand Circuit = http://news.ustrotting.com/grandcircuit/

~ 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 11 – $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II – Keeneland
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~*Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” Races…
October 9 – Keeneland – Jessamine – BC Juvenile Fillies Turf – Last Challenge Race!

As you prepare for the Breeders’ Cup October 31 & November 1 find all of the

Breeders’ Cup Challenge Race Results here:
http://www.breederscup.com/races/breeders-cup-challenge

~ +Derby & ^Oaks Preps…

Top 4 finishers receive 10-4-2-1 points respectively toward earning a spot in the 2015 Kentucky Derby or Oaks.
+November 1 – Santa Anita – Breeders Cup Juvenile – Derby Prep

^November 1 – Santa Anita – Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies – Oaks Prep

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • October 8 – Gulfstream Park West is an all new meet conducted at Calder Racecourse.
  • October 11 – Laurel changes to a new 12:35pm post time every race day.
  • October 12 – Fall Festival Handicapping Contest at select OTB branches. See link for details.
  • October 13 – Belmont is racing Columbus Day
  • October 13 – Dayton Raceway Harness Track adds racing today, post time 6:35pm
  • October 17 – Nov 1 – Hazel Park Thoroughbreds adds six more race days, Fridays & Saturdays.
  • October 18 – Belmont Fall NY Showcase Day. OTB NY Hot List Seminar at Kingston OTB 12:30pm
  • October 29 – Aqueduct opens 12:20pm post time.
  • October 31 & November 1 – Breeders’ Cup World Championship Races at Santa Anita
  • October 31 – Advance Bet the Breeders’ Cup Classic today for tomorrow’s race!
  • November 8 – Interbets VIP Contest – CASH PRIZES! WIN a trip & entry into the 2015 Boyd Gaming – Coast Casinos HORSEPLAYER WORLD SERIES IN LAS VEGAS! Location to be announced. Save the date!

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~Weekend highlights…
Champagne, LA Woman, and the Arc de Triomphe sounds like the makings of a beautiful romance! Well it is love alright! You’re going to love this weekend’s line up!

The Keeneland Fall Meet has begun! Bet the grade 1 $1,000,000 Shadwell Turf Mile with Interbets this Saturday. Keeneland’s card also includes the grade 1 $500,000 Futurity, $400,000 First Lady and two more six figure graded stakes. There is Cable Television coverage on the top three races on NBC Sports Network beginning at 4:30pm Saturday. NBCSN additional T.V. coverage continues on Sunday for Keeneland’s two big stakes, The $500,000 Dixiana Bourbon & $250,000 Spinster, beginning at 5:00pm. Watch & wager it all Live at an OTB and online at Interbets.com.

NYRA is having a banner year! Belmont offers $2.1 million reasons to wager at Interbets.com this weekend including the grade 1 $500,000 Champagne & grade 1 $500,000 Frizette Saturday. Derby & Oaks Prep races respectively. The grade 3 $500,000 Hill Prince and $200,000 Temperence Hill are also Saturday. Sunday features the two grade 2 $200,000 races.  Finger Lakes offers three NY Breds races for the day highlighted by the $200,000 NY Breeder’s Futurity. Later Saturday evening catch the grade 2 $500,000 Indiana Derby, $200,000 Indiana Oaks, and a packed undercard.

Saturday features a special event all day at OTB & Interbets.com. Advance wager all day Saturday, October 4 on Sunday morning’s big race from all the way over in France. It’s the Qatar Prix l’Arc de Triomphe from Longchamps. Post time on Sunday is 10:30am which is before branches open at 11:45am, so remember to bet this one on Saturday! Better yet, watch and wager this one online at Interbets.com.

Harness fans know it’s all about The Red Mile this weekend with $1,350,000 in stakes purses Saturday and $1.5 million in purses on Sunday including the $600,000 Kentucky Futurity.

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/

~ All Things Harness …
USTA = http://www.ustrotting.com/
The Grand Circuit = http://news.ustrotting.com/grandcircuit/

~ 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 4 – $500,000 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity – Keeneland
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm


~*Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” Races…

October 3 – Keeneland – Stoll Keenon Ogden Phenix Stakes – BC Sprint

October 3 – Keeneland – Darley Alcibiades Stakes – BC Juvenile Fillies

October 4 – Keeneland – Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes – BC Mile

October 4 – Keeneland – Thoroughbred Club of America – BC F&M Sprint

October 4 – Keeneland – Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity – BC Juvenile

October 4 – Belmont – Frizette – BC Juvenile Fillies

October 4 – Belmont – Champagne – BC Juvenile
October 4 – Santa Anita – S.A. Sprint Championship – BC Sprint

October 5 – Keeneland – Dixiana Bourbon Stakes – BC Juvenile Turf

October 5 – Keeneland – Juddmonte Spinster Stakes – BC Distaff

October 5 – Longchamp – Prix Marcel Boussac – BC Juvenile Fillies Turf

October 5 – Longchamp – Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere – BC Juvenile Turf

October 5 – Longchamp – Longines Prix de l’Opera – BC F&M Turf

October 5 – Longchamp – Qatar Prix de la Foret – BC Mile

October 9 – Keeneland – Jessamine – BC Juvenile Fillies Turf


~ +Derby & ^Oaks Preps…
Top 4 finishers receive 10-4-2-1 points respectively toward earning a spot in the 2015 Kentucky Derby or Oaks.
October 3 – Keeneland – Alcibiades – Kentucky Oaks Prep

October 4 – Belmont – Champagne – Kentucky Derby Prep

October 4 – Keeneland – Breeders’ Futurity – Derby Prep

October 4 – Belmont – Frizette – Oaks Prep

October 5 – Woodbine – Grey – Derby Prep

October 5 – Woodbine – Mazarine – Oaks Prep

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • The October calendar (Oct 1-25 only) is posted at Interbets.com
  • October 3 – Keeneland Fall Meet begins.
  • October 4 – Advance Bet l’Arc de Triomphe all day (Race is Sunday, Oct 5 before branch opening!)
  • October 5  – Fall Festival Handicapping Contest at select OTB branches. See link for details.
  • October 8 – Gulfstream Park West is an all new meet conducted at Calder Racecourse.
  • October 12 – Fall Festival Handicapping Contest at select OTB branches. See link for details.
  • October 18 – Belmont Fall NY Showcase Day. OTB NY Hot List Seminar. Location to be announced.
  • October 29 – Aqueduct opens 12:20pm post time.
  • October 31 & November 1 – Breeders’ Cup World Championship Races at Santa Anita
  • October 31 – Advance Bet the Breeders’ Cup Classic today for tomorrow’s race!
  • November 8 – Interbets VIP Contest – CASH PRIZES! WIN a trip & entry into the 2015 Boyd Gaming – Coast Casinos HORSEPLAYER WORLD SERIES IN LAS VEGAS! Location to be announced. Save the date!

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9/25/14
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SUPER SATURDAY

~ Weekend Highlights…
It’s a Super Weekend! There’s superstar horsepower and millions in purses everywhere with nine Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races this weekend! Saturday there’s the million dollar Jockey Club Gold Cup with TV coverage on NBC Sports Network at 5:30pm, a $500,000 guaranteed late Pick 4 at Belmont with five grade 1s and a grade 2 stakes including an additional $2.9 million undercard. That’s $3.9 million in purses at Belmont alone. “Super” is an understatement for this Saturday’s Belmont card.  The Jockey Club Gold Cup may possibly attract V.E. Day, Wicked Strong, Tonalist, Moreno, Zivo and other possible equine heavyweights. Watch Stopchargingmaria take on older runners in the Beldame. Big Blue Kitten is expected in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic, Stephanie’s Kitten possible in the Flower Bowl, and Itsmyluckyday may be headed to the Kelso at a mile. Laurel offers six $100,000 stakes, Churchill offers two six figure stakes, and Santa Anita offers the grade 1 $300,000 Awesome Again and four more big stakes. There’s an early 3:30pm post at Santa Anita on Saturday.

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/

~ All Things Harness …
Grand Circuit Harness Racing: Bluegrass Stakes and Allerage eliminations, Saturday at The Red Mile, Lexington, Ky. and Jim Ewart Memorial at Scioto Downs. Big stakes racing at Scioto Downs Saturday for their Ohio Super Night and the Grand Circuit action all kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 25 at The Red Mile with four divisions in the $336,000 Bluegrass for 2-year-old filly trotters… read more at the USTA site:   http://xwebapp.ustrotting.com/absolutenm/templates/grandcircuit.aspx?articleid=61087&zoneid=109

USTA = http://www.ustrotting.com/
The Grand Circuit = http://news.ustrotting.com/grandcircuit/

~ 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 27 – $300,000 Awesome Again – Santa Anita
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm


~*Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” Races…

Wow! Nine this weekend at Belmont & Santa Anita:

September 27 – Belmont – Jockey Club Gold Cup – BC Classic
September 27 – Belmont – Vosburgh  – BC Sprint
September 27 – Belmont – Flower Bowl – BC F&M Turf
September 27 – Belmont – Joe Hirsch Turf Classic – BC Turf
September 27 – Santa Anita – Awesome Again – BC Classic
September 27 – Santa Anita – Chandelier – BC Juvenile Fillies
September 27 – Santa Anita – Rodeo Drive – BC F&M Turf
September 27 – Santa Anita – FrontRunner – BC Juvenile
September 27 – Santa Anita – Zenyatta – BC Distaff

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • September 24 – *Belmont changes to an earlier 12:50pm post (pending official track confirmation)
  • September 24 – *OTB branches opening time changes to 11:45am (and noon on Sundays) along with Belmont’s post time changes. See posted branch “hours and days” signs for any alternate scheduling at an individual branch.
  • September 26 – Santa Anita opens 4pm post.
  • September 27 – Early post time 3:30pm
  • September 28 – Fall Festival Handicapping Contest at select OTB branches. See link for details.
  • September 29 – Suffolk Downs cancelled racing Monday.
  • October 5  – Fall Festival Handicapping Contest at select OTB branches. See link for details.
  • October 12 – Fall Festival Handicapping Contest at select OTB branches. See link for details.
  • October 18 – Belmont Fall NY Showcase Day. OTB NY Hot List Seminar. Location to be announced.
  • October 31 & November 1 – Breeders’ Cup World Championship Races at Santa Anita
  • November 8 – Interbets VIP Contest – CASH PRIZES! WIN a trip & entry into the 2015 Boyd Gaming – Coast Casinos HORSEPLAYER WORLD SERIES IN LAS VEGAS! Location to be announced. Save the date!

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9/18/14
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Pennsylvania Derby, Cotillion, Charles Town Oaks, Milton Final, Centaur & more at Interbets.com & OTB

~ Weekend Highlights…
California Chrome, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, will race in the grade 2 $1,000,000 Pennsylvania Derby this Saturday at Parx Racing. This is his first race since not winning the Belmont Stakes back in June. Parx offers a pair of $1,000,000 races Saturday. The second million is offered in the grade 1 Cotillion this day in addition to the grade 3 $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes. There’s a special early post at 11:25am at Parx Racing, so racing will already be in progress when OTB branches open at their regular time. Branches will be open way before the big stakes this day and what a day this will be! Not enough? Belmont offers the grade 2 $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap. Charles Town offers seven stakes worth just under $1,000,000 in purses highlighted by the grade 3 $500,000 Charles Town Oaks. Mohawk will feature the $270,000 Milton final for our harness fans. Woodbine offers two six figure stakes on Sunday. Belmont offers two $150,000 races for New York Breds.

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/

~ 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 20 – $1,000,000 Pennsylvania Derby – Parx Racing
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~ Monmouth at Meadowlands…
In addition to the regular Monmouth races on the weekend there is all turf thoroughbred Monmouth racing at The Meadowlands on four dates in September, today the 18th, 19th, 25th,and 26th. Racing continues through November 1. Note, each track will conduct separate Jersey Shore Pick 6 wagers therefore in the case of a carryover it will only be for the track’s pool for that Pick 6 and will not be carried over when the racing moves from one track to the other.  The Monmouth Pick 6 has a mandatory payout on Sunday, September 28. The Monmouth at Meadowlands Pick 6 will have a mandatory payout on Saturday, November 1.

~*Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” Races…
None this weekend, but there are nine next weekend at Belmont & Santa Anita!

September 27 – Belmont – Jockey Club Gold Cup – BC Classic
September 27 – Belmont – Vosburgh  – BC Sprint
September 27 – Belmont – Flower Bowl – BC F&M Turf
September 27 – Belmont – Joe Hirsch Turf Classic – BC Turf
September 27 – Santa Anita – Awesome Again – BC Classic
September 27 – Santa Anita – Chandelier – BC Juvenile Fillies
September 27 – Santa Anita – Rodeo Drive – BC F&M Turf
September 27 – Santa Anita – FrontRunner – BC Juvenile
September 27 – Santa Anita – Zenyatta – BC Distaff

~ All Things Harness …
USTA = http://www.ustrotting.com/
The Grand Circuit = http://news.ustrotting.com/grandcircuit/


~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • September 19 – Los Alamitos Quarter Horse cancelled racing today.
  • September 20 – Parx Racing changed to an earlier 11:25am post time.
  • September 20 – Parx Racing in progress at branch opening 12:00pm noon.
  • September 20 – Calendar update: New Zealand is not racing this day.
  • September 21 – Parx Racing cancelled this day.
  • September 24 – *Belmont changes to an earlier 12:50pm post (pending official track confirmation)
  • September 24 – *OTB branches opening time changes to 11:45am (and noon on Sundays) along with Belmont’s post time changes. See posted branch “hours and days” signs for any alternate scheduling at an individual branch.

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9/11/14

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SANDS POINT, NOBLE DAMSEL, “NY Night of Champions”, WOODBINE MILE & much more at Interbets.com & OTB

~ Weekend Highlights…
Interbets and OTB continue to offer our customers the best and biggest races around the country and beyond. This weekend is no different. We are so fortunate to be located in the heart of New York with quality racing all around. Live Simulcast Television and Live video streaming of races at Interbets.com have allowed OTB to bring it all to you and reach far beyond the Hudson Valley, Catskills and Leatherstocking regions of New York.

SATURDAY – Our premier NY tracks are center stage again this weekend. Belmont’s graded stakes action begins Saturday with a pair of turf races, the grade 2 $500,000 Sands Point and the grade 3 $200,000 Noble Damsel. Saturday is also Yonkers Raceway’s 25th edition of the “New York Night of Champions” including eight NY Sire Stakes in races 2-9 with purses totaling $1.8 million! Interbets will offer the added Yonkers $10,000 guaranteed Pick 5 on Saturday in races 5-9. Yonkers will offer a total of 13 races on this card. See the final points standing for each division.

There’s much more to look forward to this weekend as well. Delaware Park will have a twelve race card for their annual Owner’s Day Program including six stakes worth $75,000 each for either horses that have raced there this year or have been Delaware Certified. Overnight purses are enhanced also. First post is the usual 1:15 ET.  Woodbine offers three six figure stakes including two *Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races. Laurel offers five stakes each worth $60,000 a piece. Canterbury offers the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby for their last day of racing. Canterbury Park will feature a $50,000 guaranteed Pick Four on races 9-12 which includes the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby and the $75,000 Shakopee Juvenile Stakes. Race 9 is scheduled to go to post at 5:42 p.m. ET. It’s a truly spectacular card at Mohawk harness track featuring the $685,000 Canadian Trot Classic Final and four more high stakes totaling over $2 million dollars in purses. Harness fans have a full Saturday night ahead because it’s also Balmoral’s “Super Night” featuring 8 stakes races worth $1.3 million. Balmoral will have a special early 7:30pm post.

SUNDAY – There are two words for Sunday’s schedule: Woodbine & Belmont. Woodbine (post 1pm) offers the three biggest stakes of the day including the grade 1 *$1,000,000 Woodbine Mile (post 6:15pm), grade 1 $300,000 Northern Dancer Turf, and the grade 2 *$300,000 Canadian Stakes. There is a $100,000 early Pick 4 (races 4-7) and a $200,000 late Pick 4 (races 8-11), both guaranteed. Belmont offers two $125,000 turf races for NY Breds 3&up and 3&up F&M.

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/

~*Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” Races…
September 13 – Woodbine – Natalma – BC Juvenile Fillies Turf
September 13 – Woodbine – Summer Stakes – BC Juvenile Turf
September 14 – Woodbine – Woodbine Mile – BC Mile
September 14 – Woodbine – Canadian Stakes – BC F&M Turf

~ Watch the races…
Sunday, September 14 – Fox Sports 1 – 5pm-6:30pm -  Woodbine Mile

~ A look ahead…
In addition to the regular Monmouth races on the weekend there will be all turf thoroughbred Monmouth racing at The Meadowlands. Note, each track will conduct separate Jersey Shore Pick 6 wagers therefore in the case of a carryover it will only be for the track’s pool for that Pick 6 and will not be carried over when the racing moves from one track to the other.  The Monmouth Pick 6 has a mandatory payout on Sunday, September 28. The Monmouth at Meadowlands Pick 6 will have a mandatory payout on Saturday, November 1.

~ All Things Harness …
USTA = http://www.ustrotting.com/
The Grand Circuit = http://news.ustrotting.com/grandcircuit/


~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • September 12 – Los Alamitos Quarter Horse cancelled racing today
  • September 13 – Balmoral H – early post 7:30pm – Night of Champions
  • September 13 – Canterbury – early post 1:15pm – last day
  • September 19 – Los Alamitos Quarter Horse cancelled racing today
  • September 20 – Calendar update: New Zealand is not racing this day.

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9/4/14
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Belmont’s Back! SUPER DERBY & much more at Interbets.com & OTB

~ Weekend Highlights & Belmont…
Friday is opening day at Belmont (1:05pm), Laurel (1:10pm), Los Alamitos (Fall Thoroughbreds 5:00pm), Churchill (6:00pm), and Retama (7:45pm). Belmont kicks off the meet on Friday with the $100,000 Left Bank. On Saturday Belmont offers the $100,000 Yankee Affair on the turf and finishes off their opening weekend with two $100,000 races on Sunday. They are the Real Courage also on the turf and the Sky Beauty.

Interbets and OTB also offer Louisiana Downs with over $800,000 in big races this weekend highlighted by the $400,000 Super Derby. Don’t forget Kentucky Downs is racing right now and will offer three six figure stakes on Saturday. There’s even more stakes races on Saturday at Parx, Gulfstream, Churchill, Monmouth, Laurel, and Arlington. We have it all!

Harness fans take note, Mohawk offers $800,000 in stakes races, Pocono Downs offers eight PASS races worth over a million dollars, Hoosier offers INSS, Scioto offers OHSS, and Batavia Downs offers NYSS all on Saturday.

Sunday features more harness action at Philadelphia with more PASS racing. Belmont offers two six figure stakes and Woodbine offers the $125,000 Swynford. Bet the big races at Emerald and Presque Isle early or use your Interbets.com account as these two tracks race into the “after hours” schedule.

BELMONT – What a year NYRA is having and we all benefit. Wouldn’t you agree? You can expect this Belmont fall meet to be just as exciting considering these first three days already offers over $400,000 in feature races!

Each weekend offers high stakes and a $300,000 guaranteed Late Pick 4 on Saturdays. Some special dates to remember this fall include September 27 – $2.4 million Super Saturday featuring a boost in the guaranteed Late Pick 4 up to $500,000 and highlighted by the Jockey Club Gold Cup and national cable television coverage on NBC Sports Network at 5:30pm. October 4 features the $500,000 Champagne and $500,000 Frizette are the grade I juvenile races for Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” hopefuls. October 18 is NY Showcase Day, a local favorite with purses totaling $1.75 million. Post time is 1:05pm until the last week of the month when post time moves to 12:50pm, actually switchover date is still to be determined.

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/

~*Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” Races…
September 6 – Churchill – Pocahontas – BC Juvenile Fillies
September 6 – Churchill – Iroquois – BC Juvenile

~
+Derby & ^Oaks Preps…
Top 4 finishers receive 10-4-2-1 points respectively toward the goal of earning a spot in the 2015 Kentucky Derby or Oaks. The Road to the Derby & Oaks prep season begins this Saturday, September 6 at Churchill Downs:
September 6 – Churchill – Pocahontas – Kentucky Oaks Prep
September 6 – Churchill – Iroquois – Kentucky Derby Prep

~ 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 6 – $400,000 Super Derby – Louisiana Downs
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~ All Things Harness …

USTA = http://www.ustrotting.com/
The Grand Circuit = http://news.ustrotting.com/grandcircuit/

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • Friday, September 5 – Opening day at Belmont 1:05pm, Laurel 1:10pm, Los Alamitos thoroughbreds 5:00pm, Churchill 6:00pm, and Retama 7:45pm.
  • September 6 – Gulfstream special early post today 12:50pm
  • September 6 & 20 – Calendar update – please delete New Zealand Racing these two dates.
  • September 6 – Kentucky Downs 2:35pm & Zia Park 2:15pm begin today

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WOOD MEMORIAL, FOREGO, DURKIN RETIRES, METRO PACE & much more at Interbets.com & OTB

~ Weekend Highlights…
The long weekend is off to a good start on Friday evening for our harness fans with the $500,000 Zweig Memorial and $236,000 Crawford Farms Trot at Vernon Downs.

SATURDAY – A stellar meet at Saratoga comes to an end on Monday, September 1. This long weekend will go out with a bang. Saturday offers the grade 1 $600,000 Woodward. The Woodward and grade 1 $500,000 Forego will have additional television coverage on NBC Sports Network 6:00-7:00pm.

On the other coast Del Mar offers the grade 1 Debutante, and up in Canada our harness fans will enjoy Grand Circuit Racing at Mohawk featuring the $685,000 Metro Pace, $650,000 Canadian Pacing Derby, two Simco Stakes, and the $450,000 She’s A Great Lady.

SUNDAY – Everyone will be in the house and listening up at Saratoga for the grade 1 $350,000 Spinaway, and for race caller Tom Durkin’s last day. You won’t want to miss this historic day at OTB to hear Tom’s final call at the end of a long and successful 43 year career. Tom Durkin is as much a part of NY racing as any horse, jockey, or track.
Thank you Mr. Durkin for all your years of making the races come alive for us all!

On the other coast Del Mar will offer the grade 2 $300,000 Del Mar Derby. Harness fans get your Interbets.com Accounts ready on Sunday evening to watch the live stream of the Red Mile’s seven Kentucky Sire Stakes worth $1,225,000.

MONDAY – Remember the grade 1 $350,000 Hopeful for 2 years is on Labor Day the last day of the Saratoga meet.

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/

~ Watch the races…
Friday, August 29 – MSG+ – 5pm-6pm -  Riskaverse – Saratoga
Saturday, August 30 – NBC Sports Network – 6pm-7pm -  Woodward & Forego – Saratoga

~*Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” Races…
August 30 – Saratoga – Forego – Breeders’ Cup Sprint
September 6 – Churchill – Pocahontas – BC Juvenile Fillies
September 6 – Churchill – Iroquois – BC Juvenile

~ 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, August 30 – $600,000 Woodward – Saratoga
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~ All Things Harness …

USTA = http://www.ustrotting.com/
The Grand Circuit = http://news.ustrotting.com/grandcircuit/

~ A look ahead…
The September calendar is set and will be available as of Friday, August 29. New to the schedule will be racing from the New Zealand Racing group of tracks on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays whenever available. The tracks offered and post times will vary each day. Post times will generally begin 7:00pm or later each evening. New Zealand Racing is geared toward our Interbets.com Account Holders who may check the schedule through their wagering menu.

On four dates in September the 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th Monmouth will offer thoroughbred turf racing at the Meadowlands. Post time on these four evenings is 7pm with a six race card planned for each evening.

Harness fans should save the dates September 16-18 for the Delaware County Fair in Ohio once again hosting the Little Brown Jug Meet. The Jugette is Wednesday the 17th and the Little Brown Jug is Thursday the 18th. Post time on the 16th is 12 noon. Depending on the number of races on Wednesday and Thursday there may be two cards. OTB & Interbets.com will offer the second card on these days with post time approximately 12 noon.

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • Thursday, August 28 Freehold Harness Track opens 12:30pm post time.
  • Monday, September 1 Labor Day – Last day at Saratoga
  • Friday, September 5 – Opening day at Belmont
  • Friday, September 5 – Opening day at Laurel
  • Friday, September 5 – New Zealand Racing

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8/21/14


TRAVERS DAY begins at 11am SATURDAY! PACIFIC CLASSIC & NY SHOWCASE SUNDAY! More at Interbets.com & OTB

~ Weekend Highlights…
SARATOGA SATURDAY – Travers Day 145 is here August 23. Saratoga offers a fourteen race card with a special early first race post at 11:35am. OTB branches & Interbets.com online betting begins by 11:00am Saturday.

$1,000,000 guaranteed Pick 4 in Races 9-12 – Race 9 post 3:59pm
$200,000 gtd. Pick 6 in Races 7-12 – Race 7 post 2:51pm

The $1,250,000 Travers Stakes* is Race 12, post 5:45pm. Yes, the purse has increased this year! Watch this race and all tracks on our live simulcast at OTB, video-streamed at Interbets.com, and additional live National television broadcast coverage of the grade 1 Travers and grade 1 Ballerina on NBC-TV, see below. The grade 1 $500,000 King’s Bishop & grade 2 $250,000 Ballston Spa will also share the card this day.

NYRA reports Bayern is the 3-1 favorite for the Travers in a field of ten which also includes rivals Tonalist with Joel Rosario on board at 3-1 from post 6, and Wood Memorial winner Wicked Strong. Wicked Strong also recently won the Jim Dandy, the traditional Travers prep, back on July 26.

SARATOGA SUNDAY – Inaugural Saratoga Showcase Day features the Albany, West Point, Yaddo, Fleet Indian, Funny Cide, and Seeking the Ante. It’s a whopping total of $1,250,000 in purses for the six NY bred races.

Sunday also features the other Breeders’ Cup Classic “Win & You’re In” race, the grade 1 $1,000,000 Pacific Classic* at Del Mar. Del Mar will have an early 4:00pm eastern post time this Sunday. The Pacific Classic will be featured on the NBC Sports Network 8pm-9pm. Two additional stakes share the card, the grade 2 $250,000 Del Mar Mile and the grade 2 $250,000 Pat O’Brien*.

HARNESS FANS – Mohawk offers eliminations on Saturday for the Metro Pace, Canadian Pacing Derby, and She’s A Great Lady. The finals will be held on August 30.  Tioga will offer the $100,000 Cane Pace this Sunday and two races in the Kindergarten series.

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/

~ Watch the races…
Saturday, August 23 – NBC-TV – 4:30pm-6:00pm – Travers Stakes & Ballerina Stakes – Saratoga
Sunday, August 24 – MSG+ – 5pm-6pm -  Saratoga Showcase Day (NY Bred) – Saratoga
Sunday, August 24 – NBC Sports Network – 8pm-9pm -  Pacific Classic – Del Mar

~*Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” Races…
August 22 – Saratoga – Personal Ensign Handicap – Breeders’ Cup Distaff
August 23 – Saratoga – Travers Stakes – Breeders’ Cup Classic
August 23 – Saratoga – Ballerina – Breeders’ Cup F&M Sprint
August 23 – Del Mar – Del Mar Handicap – Breeders’ Cup Turf
August 24 – Del Mar – Pacific Classic – Breeders’ Cup Classic
August 24 – Del Mar – Pat O’Brien – Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

~ 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, August 23 – $1,250,000 Travers Stakes – Saratoga
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~ All Things Harness …

USTA = http://www.ustrotting.com/
The Grand Circuit = http://news.ustrotting.com/grandcircuit/

~ More NY News…
Saratoga’s Tom Durkin to retire….
Last Durkin race call on August 31.  Larry Collmus from Churchill Downs will try to fill his shoes. Read more here:
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/people/report-collmus-to-succeed-durkin-as-nyra-track-announcer/

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • Friday, August 22 Rideau Harness Track adds racing today 6:30pm post time.
  • Saturday, August 23 early opening at OTB 11:00am
  • Saturday, August 23 Saratoga early post 11:35am Travers Stakes Day!
  • Sunday, August 24 Del Mar earl post 4pm Pacific Classic Day!
  • Thursday, August 28 Freehold Harness Track opens 12:30pm post time.
  • Monday, September 1 Labor Day – Last day at Saratoga
  • Friday, September 5 – Opening day at Belmont

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8/14/14
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ARLINGTON MILLION, ALABAMA, BEVERLY D, DEL MAR OAKS,
TURF RACING GALORE & more at Interbets.com & OTB

~ Weekend Highlights…
The 32nd running of the grade 1 Arlington Million is this Saturday, Race 10 approximate post 6:36pm. Defending Million champion Real Solution and 2013 Breeders’ Cup Turf winner Magician are both pre-entered in the Million along with five others. Get here earlier because there’s a $200,000 guaranteed all stakes Pick 4 in Races 7 – 10, post time 4:45pm. Big note here, the races must remain on the turf for the guarantees to remain in effect. There’s also a $1 Jackpot High 5 Unique Ticket wager in Race 11, approximate post 7:18pm. Race 9 is the grade 1 $750,000 Beverly D on the Turf.

Saratoga does its best to compete with the Million and they did it! Saturday is also highlighted by the grade 1 $600,000 ALABAMA for 3 year old fillies on the dirt featuring Stopchargingmaria and 8 other contenders. Stopchargingmaria will be trying 1 ¼ miles for the first time and drew post 8. The $300,000 Lake Placid is the turf race for 3 year old fillies this day.

“Saratoga Harness Racetrack will welcome several of the country’s finest standard-bred individual performers, with the running of the sixth annual Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial FFA Pace on Saturday, August 16.  The Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial FFA Pace is comprised of an elite eight horse field with combined lifetime earnings in excess of $12 million. In addition to the Gerrity Memorial, Saturday’s 15 race card will feature nine Sire Stakes races, in what will round out one of northeast’s top standard-bred events of 2014.”

Sunday finds the action stays in Saratoga with another thoroughbred grade 1 race, the $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational and $100,000 Alydar. Woodbine features the $500,000 Breeders’ Stakes. Del Mar features a pair of $150,000 Hanicap races.

There’s more NY Harness action on Sunday with six more Tompkins-Geers races at Tioga and Batavia Downs features the $95,000 NYSS and Excelsior 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/

~ Racing on TV, Cable,…
Friday, August 15 – MSG+  John Morrissey (NY Bred) – Saratoga
Sunday, August 17 – FOX Sports 1 – 5pm-6:30pm -  Sword Dancer Invitational Stakes – Saratoga

~Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” Race…
August 16 – Arlington –Arlington Million – Breeders’ Cup Turf
August 16 – Arlington – Beverly D – Breeders’ Cup F&M Turf

~ 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, August 16 – $1,000,000 Arlington Million – Arlington
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~ All Things Harness …
Thursday, August 14 – Yonkers – $175,000 NYSS
Friday, August 15 – Northfield – Carl Milstein Memorial races & OHSS
>>> Saturday, August 16 – Saratoga Harness – Joe Gerrity

USTA = http://www.ustrotting.com/
The Grand Circuit = http://news.ustrotting.com/grandcircuit/

~ More NY News…
Saratoga’s Tom Durkin to retire….
Last Durkin race call on August 31.  Larry Collmus from Churchill Downs will try to fill his shoes. Read more here:
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/people/report-collmus-to-succeed-durkin-as-nyra-track-announcer/

An emotional 2014 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony held in Saratoga Springs on August 8. Read more here:
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/86660/emotional-inductions-highlight-hall-of-fame

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • Friday, August 15 New meets open for Fair Grounds QH (1:30pm), Golden Gate (6:45pm), Remington TH (7pm) and CARF at Ferndale (5:05pm). Maywood Harness (8:10pm) is back from their break too.
  • Saturday, August 16 Prairie Meadows QH opens 7:30pm
  • Monday, August 18 Saratoga will add a Steeplechase race to make up for last week’s cancellation.
  • Monday, August 18 Harrington Harness Track reopens 5:30pm post time
  • Friday, August 22 Rideau Harness Track adds racing today 6:30pm post time.
  • Saturday, August 23 early opening at OTB 11:00am
  • Saturday, August 23 Saratoga early post 11:35am Travers Stakes Day!
  • Thursday, August 28 Freehold Harness Track opens 12:30pm post time.

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8/7/14

Fourstardave, La Jolla, Dan Patch & more at Interbets.com & OTB

~ Weekend Highlights…
The weekend kicks off on Friday evening, August 8 with the $250,000 Dan Patch Invitational at Hoosier Park harness track. Post time is 5:15pm and the Dan Patch is Race 12 scheduled to go off approximately 9:15pm. Sweet Lou leads a field of nine with 4-5 odds. Hoosier’s post is early on Saturday at 3:00pm with eight Indiana Sire Stakes. Pocono Downs harness track also offers sire stakes from their state of Pa. on Saturday evening.

Saratoga highlights every weekend and this one is no different with an eleven race card highlighted by the grade 2 $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap an 8 furlong Turf race for 3&up, and a $500,000 guaranteed late Pick 4 (races 8-11) on Saturday. The Fourstardave Handicap was won the past two years by two-time reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan boasted NYRA back in April. This week NYRA reported, “After the turf work July 25, (Wise Dan trainer) LoPresti decided not to attempt to try and win the… Fourstardave… for the third straight year.” Instead the Bernard Baruch, Woodward, and the Woodbine Mile are all possibilities.

Other big stakes on Saturday include Del Mar’s grade 3 $150,000 La Jolla Handicap an 8.5 furlong Turf race for 3yos, two $100,000 races at Gulfstream, and the grade 3 $100,000 Gardenia at Ellis Park.Finger Lakes offers the $50,000 Niagara Stakes, a NY Sire Stakes 6 furlong dirt race for 3 yo fillies.

Sunday brings two grade 2 $200,000 events for 2yos at Saratoga, the Adirondack and Saratoga Special. There are some special 2 year olds at Saratoga, Jess’s Dream, by Curlin out of Rachel Alexandra and Cozmic One, a son of Zenyatta and Bernardini. I wonder when these two will get to race?! The grade 2 $250,000 John C. Mabee will run at Del Mar, a 9 furlong Turf race for 3&up fillies and mares. There are two more big stakes turf races at Woodbine on Sunday. Tioga harness track offers two Empire Breeders Classic races totaling $500,000, NYSS and Excelsior races all on one card. Tioga just this week increased purses by 10% as well per an article at ustrotting.com.

The 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/

~ Racing on TV, Cable,…

Saratoga Special - FOX Sports 1 - Sunday Aug 10 - Coverage 5:00-6:30pm ET

~ 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, August 9 – $500,000 Fourstardave – Saratoga
http://www.equibase.com/homehorseplayer.cfm

~ Harness Links …
USTA = http://www.ustrotting.com/
The Grand Circuit = http://news.ustrotting.com/grandcircuit/

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • Saturday, August 9 Hoosier Harness early post 3pm
  • Sunday, August 10 Last one! Sizzling Summer Saratoga Free Handicapping Contest at an OTB near you http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/3233/
  • Friday, August 15 New meets open for Fair Grounds QH 1:30pm, Golden Gate 6:45pm, Remington TH 7pm and Maywood Harness 8:10pm is back from their break.
  • Saturday, August 16 Prairie Meadows QH opens 7:30pm
  • Saturday, August 23 early opening at OTB 11:00am
  • Saturday, August 23 Saratoga early post 11:35am Travers Stakes Day!

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7/30/14

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WHITNEY, HAMBLETONIAN, WEST VIRGINIA DERBY & much more at Interbets.com & OTB

~ Weekend Highlights…
Don’t miss the $1,500,000 Whitney from Saratoga, $1,200,000 Hambletonian from The Meadowlands (Race 13, 5:11pm), Hambletonian Oaks (Race 12, 4:41pm) and the $750,000 West Virginia Derby from Mountaineer (Race 8, 5:45pm). All at OTB & Interbets.com for your wagering pleasure.  There’s an early opening at 11:30am on Saturday for Meadowlands’ early post at 12 noon. Mountaineer has an early 2:00pm post for their special day as well. Saratoga will be at the regular 1:00pm post. Saratoga’s guarantee in the Pick 4 beginning in Race 8 increases to $750,000 on Saturday in addition to the $250,000 guaranteed Pick 5 in Race 1 and the $250,000 guaranteed Pick 6 in Race 6. Meadowlands offers a few guaranteed Picks on Saturday including the $100,000 guaranteed Pick 4 beginning in Race 11 (Cashman 4:14pm).

A picture is worth one thousand words, so here’s this weekend’s complete stakes line up!

The 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/

~ Racing on TV, Cable,…
August 1 – Saratoga – Sportech Caress National Racing Museum – MSG+ 5:00pm-6:00pm
August 2 – Saratoga – Whitney Handicap & Test Stakes – NBC-TV 5:00-6:00pm
August 2 – Meadowlands – Hambletonian, Hambletonian Oaks & John Cashman Jr Memorial – CBS Sports Network 4:00pm-5:30pm – That’s a 90 minute live broadcast!

~Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” Race…
August 2 – Saratoga – Whitney Handicap – Breeders’ Cup Classic
August 2 – Del Mar – Clement L. Hirsch Handicap – Breeders’ Cup Distaff

~ 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, August 2 – $1,500,000 Whitney – Saratoga
http://www.equibase.com/free/index.cfm?SAP=TN

~ Harness Links …
USTA = http://www.ustrotting.com/
The Grand Circuit = http://news.ustrotting.com/grandcircuit/

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • Friday, August 1 Hoosier H revised post time 4pm.
  • Friday, August 1 – Note August 1 & 2 tracks are listed on page 3 of the OTB / Interbets.com July calendar that is already posted at http://www.interbets.com/racing/schedule.php
  • Saturday, August 2 OTB branches early opening at 11:30am
  • Saturday, August 2 Meadowlands early post 12 noon – Hambletonian
  • Saturday, August 2 Mountaineer early post 2pm – West Virginia Derby
  • Sunday, August 3 & 10 Sizzling Summer Saratoga Free Handicapping Contest at an OTB near you http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/3233/

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7/23/14
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JIM DANDY, ADIOS, HASKELL, SHUVEE, BING CROSBY & much more at Interbets.com & OTB

~ Weekend Highlights…
The final weekend of July continues to satisfy with sizzling stakes all around & another Saratoga handicapping contest at an OTB near you! The $500,000 late Pick 4 at Saratoga will include the grade 2 1 1/8 mile $600,000 JIM DANDY on Saturday. Tonalist, Belmont Stakes winner, with Joel Rosario in the saddle will be the 8-5 favorite in post 4 in a field of seven. It looks to be a good race with Wood Memorial winner Wicked Strong in post 7 at 2-1 and Rjiv Maragh on board. The rest of the field won’t make it any easier with Kid Cruz and Commanding Curve in the mix with more worthy contenders. The Jim Dandy is a prep race for 3-year-olds headed to the grade 1 Travers Stakes on August 23 so pay attention to this one. Another 3-year-old prep race on Saturday that should get your handicapping wheels turning is the Amsterdam. The 6 ½ furlong grade 2 $200,000 Amsterdam is a prep race for the grade 1 King’s Bishop also on August 23. Rock Fall with Javier Castellano, is the 9-5 favorite in post 2. Rock Fall has some serious competition in the field of 9 with Coup de Grace (3-1), Captain Serious (4-1), Nobel Moon (8-1), and five more. Saturday is also Los Alamitos’ California Champions Night for quarter horses.

Remember the first track up on Saturday is The Meadows harness track with an early 12:20pm post time for their big $450,000 ADIOS, four more divisions of the Arden Downs, and the $136,000 Adioo Volo. The track has announced several guaranteed pools for the day including a $10k early Pick 4, $20k Adios Pick 4, $7,500 Adios Pick 3 and $5k Pick 5. It’s also a big night at The Meadowlands with the Hambo Oaks & US Pacing Championship prep races and two elimination races.

OTB branches will open at 11:45am this Sunday for the early 12 noon opening at Monmouth. Monmouth offer a $1.8 million card Sunday highlighted by the $1,000,000 William Hill HASKELL Invitational and five more big stakes, a $250,000 guaranteed Pick 4 starting in race 9, and a $100,000 guaranteed Pick 5 starting in Race 5. The Haskell is race 12. All races are simulcast live at OTB branches and video streamed live to our Interbets.com online account customers so this heads up goes out especially to our phone account customers: The Haskell will air on NBC-TV, watch approximately 4:30-6:00pm.

See the Upcoming Weekend Stakes page for the complete races list.
http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~ Racing on TV, Cable,…
The Haskell will air on NBC-TV, 4:30pm-05:00pm.

~ 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, July 27 – $1,000,000 Haskell – Monmouth
http://www.equibase.com/free/index.cfm?SAP=TN

~ Harness Links …

USTA = http://www.ustrotting.com/

The Grand Circuit = http://news.ustrotting.com/grandcircuit/

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • Thursday, July 24 Harrington harness track is racing today, late 7pm post.
  • Friday, July 25 California Fair racing moves to Santa Rosa today through August 10.
  • Saturday, July 26 The Meadows early post 12:20pm
  • Sunday, July 27 OTB opens all branches at 11:45am
  • Sunday, July 27 Monmouth early 12 noon post today – Haskell today!
  • Sunday, July 27 Page 3 of the July calendar (July 27-August 2) is available at all OTB branches & is posted at http://www.interbets.com/racing/schedule.php
  • Sunday, July 27 Sizzling Summer Saratoga Handicapping Contest Series at an OTB near you beginning in Race 3. See our promotions page for more details. http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/3233/
  • Friday, August 1 Hoosier H revised post time 4pm.

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7/17/14
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SARATOGA SEASON IS HERE PLUS DEL MAR & much more at Interbets.com & OTB

~ Weekend Highlights…
The summer is officially in full swing! It’s the first weekend for Saratoga and Del Mar. Saratoga hits the ground running with the grade 1 $500,000 Diana, grade 3 $150,000 Sanford and a $500,000 guaranteed late Pick 4 this Saturday.  Del Mar offers the grade 2 $200,000 San Clemente Handicap and $90,000 Osunitas Stakes. There are so many more big stakes this Saturday including the Ohio Derby, Nijinsky Stake, Arlington Oaks, and more.

On the harness side this Saturday is the $550,000 Maple Leaf Trot, Lawrence B Sheppard Pace Final at Yonkers, NYSS at Saratoga Harness, Battle of Lake Erie at Northfield, and much more.

See the Upcoming Weekend Stakes page for the complete races list now.
http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~ NYRA…
The Belmont Spring meet ended with some excitement when the jockey title turned out to be a tie between Javier Castellano and Irad Ortiz, Jr. Ortiz battled it out to tie for the title in the very last race of the meet. Both jockey’s had 51 wins a piece. Joel Rosario was third and Jose Ortiz, Irad’s brother, was 4th in the standings. Todd Pletcher won the trainer title for the meet. Michael Dubb was top owner with 11 wins. Congrats to all.  Now it’s on to Saratoga!

Saratoga opens its 146th meet on Friday, July 18. Post time 1:00pm except on Wednesdays and Thursdays Saratoga offers a steeplechase also known as a jump race with an earlier post time at 12:25pm. Tuesday is the only dark day. Travers Stakes is Saturday, August 23, 11:35am 1st race post this day. Travers Day is followed that Sunday, August 24 with a Saratoga Showcase Day featuring the best New York bred horses.

A record $17.45 million in stakes purses and 15 Grade 1 races will be offered in 2014. The Whitney on August 2 will offer an increased purse of $1.5 million, a guaranteed $750,000 late Pick 4 Race 8-11, a gtd. $250,000 Pick 6 Races 6-11, and a gtd. $250,000 Pick 5 Races 1-5. The Travers on August 23 will offer an increased purse to $1.25 million, a $1 million gtd. Late Pick 4 Race 8-11, a gtd. $500,000 Pick 6 Race 6-11, and a $500,000 gtd. Pick 5 Race 1-5.

~Sizzling Summer Saratoga Handicapping Contest…
OTB branches will offer a chance to win $30 in Free Bets with our Sizzling Summer Handicapping Contest Series beginning this Sunday and it’s FREE to enter. You must enter before the third race at Saratoga on designated Sundays. Race 3 post is approximately 2pm. The contest is for races 3-9. This Sunday, July 20 there is a contest at OTBs in Middletown, Monroe, Brewster, Johnson City, and Norwich. You just have to submit your picks on an official entry form before race 3. Tell us your picks for the first and second place finishers of the designated races. Easy!
Participants earn points for each contest entered in 2014.

The one with the most points will earn a free spot in the big money Interbets.com VIP Handicapping Contest tentatively scheduled for November. Entry fee to all other participants of the Interbets VIP Contest is expected to be between $100-$200. The Interbets VIP Contest grand prize is a free trip to Vegas and entry into the Horse Player World Series Contest tentatively scheduled for March 2015!

~ Racing on TV, Cable,…
Heads up especially to our phone account bettors: Two big races will be televised on Fox Sports 5:30pm-7:30pm this Sunday. The featured races include Saratoga’s grade 1 $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks and Del Mar’s grade 1 $300,000 Eddie Read.

~ FREE Stuff Heads Up…
Check out Equibase for FREE products in support of the “feature race” each week. This week’s feature race is
the EDDIE READ at Del Mar    http://www.equibase.com/free/index.cfm?SAP=TN

Equibase Upcoming Weekend Feature Race Schedule
Sun. July 20 Del Mar G1 Eddie Read Stakes $300,000
Sun. July 27 Monmouth Park G1 William Hill Haskell Invitational S. $1,000,000
Sat. August 2 Saratoga G1 Whitney H. $1,500,000
Sat. August 9 Saratoga G2 Fourstardave H. $500,000
Sat. August 16 Arlington Park G1 Arlington Million S. $1,000,000
Sat. August 23 Saratoga G1 Travers S. $1,250,000
Sat. August 30 Saratoga G1 Woodward S. $600,000
Sat. September 6 Louisiana Downs G2 Super Derby $400,000
Sun. September 14 Hastings G3 British Columbia Derby $150,000
Sat September 20 Parx Racing G2 Pennsylvania Derby $1,000,000

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • Thursday, July 17 Del Mar opens post 5:05pm
  • Friday, July 18 Saratoga Thoroughbred Track opens post 1:00pm
  • Friday, July 18 OTB & Interbets July calendar 27th-31st (page 3) will be distributed & posted online.
  • Friday, July 18 Gulfstream changes to a 1:15pm post each race day.
  • Sunday, July 20 Sizzling Summer Saratoga Handicapping Contest Series at an OTB near you. See Promotions page for more details.
  • Wednesday, July 23 (and July 24) Saratoga post 12:25pm Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1pm other days.
  • Friday, July 25 California Fair racing moves to Santa Rosa today.

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7/10/14
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Delaware Handicap, New York Derby, Meadowlands Pace & much more at Interbets.com & OTB

~ Weekend Highlights…
Beautiful weather brings quality racing throughout the northeast this weekend beginning on Saturday when Parx Racing features the grade 3 $200,000 Parx Dash, Belmont features the grade 2 $200,000 Bowling Green Handicap, Woodbine $150k Clarendon and $125k Passing Mood. Finger Lakes offers their season’s biggest race for NY bred 3-year-olds the $150,000 New York Derby. The NY Derby is also the second leg of the Big Apple Triple, but Captain Serious (winner of leg 1 in the Mike Lee on May 31st) is not entered in this race.

The biggest Saturday flats event has to be the 9th race, grade 1 $750,000 Delaware Handicap for 3&up fillies and mares. In addition Delaware offers three other stakes in races 6, 7 and 8. Delaware will offer an all stakes Pick 4 beginning in the 6th race.  Fan favorite Princess of Sylmar is entered into the Handicap. Further to our west it’s Arlington Million Preview Day with four grade 3 races. Back in the northeast Saturday evening culminates with harness racing at the Meadowlands featuring over $2.5 million in purses highlighted by the $650,000 Meadowlands Pace Final, $500,000 Wm. R. Haughton Memorial Final and eight more races of significance on a very full quality card.

Sunday offers stakes from Woodbine, Monmouth, Belterra Park, Los Alamitos (thoroughbreds) and Belmont’s $125,000 Rockville Center for New York Bred 2-year-olds.

See the Upcoming Weekend Stakes page for the complete races list.
http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~ NYRA…
It’s Belmont’s last weekend and what a season it has been. Next it’s onto Saratoga opening Friday, July 18. Post time will be 1:00pm except for Wednesday and Thursday with a steeplechase race to kick off those two days at 12:25pm. Tuesday is the only dark day. NYRA announced higher purses at Saratoga this year with a record $17.45 million stakes card and 15 Grade 1 races. The Travers Stakes is Saturday, August 23, 11:35am 1st race post this day.

~ Racing on TV, Cable,…
Saturday, July 12:  $650,000 Meadowlands Pace – The Meadowlands H – CBS Sports Network coverage beginning at 9pm eastern anchored by the live race. Check local cable and via satellite on DirectTV channel 221 and Dish Network channel 158, or check the channel finder on cbssportsnetwork.com

~ 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, July 12 – $  –
http://www.equibase.com/free/index.cfm?SAP=TN

~A look ahead to Del Mar…
Del Mar opens next Thursday, July 17. This year Del Mar will offer a renovated turf course. The course was widened and the chute’s sharp turn on to the main part of the course was significantly softened. Something to note for this year’s race season. The new, 80 foot wide course was renovated in order to be considered as a host for the Breeders’ Cup and it looks like that paid off. Del Mar is now scheduled to be the 2017 host on November 3 and 4; a few years away but still exciting news.

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • Friday, July 11 Belmont 3pm post time
  • Friday, July 11 California Fair racing moves to Sacramento today.
  • Saturday, July 12 Meadowlands early 6:30pm post time
  • Thursday, July 17 Del Mar opens post 5:05pm
  • Friday, July 18 Saratoga Thoroughbred Track opens post 1:00pm
  • Friday, July 18 OTB & Interbets July calendar 27th-31st (page 3) will be distributed & posted online.
  • Sunday, July 20 Sizzling Summer Saratoga Handicapping Contest Series at an OTB near you. See Promotions page for more details.
  • Wednesday, July 23 (and July 24) Saratoga post 12:25pm Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1pm other days.
  • Friday, July 25 California Fair racing moves to Santa Rosa today.

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7/3/14
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Belmont Inaugural Stars & Stripes, Meadowlands Maturity, Queen’s Plate & More! Happy 4th! All at Interbets.com & OTB

~ Weekend Highlights…
Happy Independence Day! OTB is open for your wagering pleasure all day and the evening of Friday, July 4th. No early closing this year with plenty of racing offered. If you’re there, we’re there! The three day weekend brings good racing again to NY and the Northeastern part of the continent starting with Belmont’s Inaugural three day Stars & Stripes Festival ( more details below). Monticello Harness Track features an added Friday evening card with a post of 5:30pm and NYSS and Excelsior racing both Friday and Sunday. In NJ The Meadowlands Harness Track features the big $400,000 Hambletonian Memorial Final on Saturday and the all important eliminations for the Meadowlands Pace and Wm. R. Haughton Memorial. Down in Delaware Park there are four big stakes Saturday highlighted by the grade 2 $300,000 Delaware Oaks. Sunday’s feature race is of course the $1,000,000 Queen’s Plate at Woodbine, Canada’s premiere thoroughbred track, and back in New Jersey is Monmouth’s Salvatore Mile and the United Nations.

See the Upcoming Weekend Stakes page for the complete races list.
http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~ NYRA…
We kick off the three day weekend on Friday, July 4th with Belmont’s late 3:00pm card featuring two six figure turf races. The inaugural Belmont Stars & Stripes Festival is focused around Saturday’s 10 race card with a regular 1:20pm post. The Late Pick 4 has a $500,000 guarantee, race 7, post time 4:34pm. Watch and wager at OTB, live stream on your PC to all Interbets.com Account Holders, and TV coverage 5pm-6pm on NBC Sports Network.

Over $3.24 million in purses including two grade 1 races. The $1.25 million Belmont Derby Invitational (formally the Jamaica Handicap) is the centerpiece of the day and the $1 million Belmont Oaks will include a strong European Contingent headlined by Toast of New York, Gailo Chop and Adelaide among others in the Derby. The Belmont Derby is Equibase’s featured race of the week. See the link to FREE information on the race below. Toast of New York, winner of the UAE Derby, is the favorite in post position one in spite of his past successes being on synthetic tracks. His trainer doesn’t see a problem since he “trains on turf and moves well over it…” according to yesterday’s NYRA press release. Both races are 1 ¼ mile turf races for 3-year-olds. The Oaks is of course restricted to fillies. Three more big stakes round out the card including the grade 2 $500,000 “Suburban Handicap (which) will be run at the classic distance of 1 ¼ miles for the first time since 2009.”

NYRA announced higher purses at Saratoga this year with a record $17.45 million stakes card and 15 Grade 1 races. Saratoga’s opening day is Friday, July 18. Post time will be 1:00pm except for Wednesday and Thursday with a steeplechase race to kick off those two days at 12:25pm. The Whitney will now boast a $1.5 million purse and the Travers Stakes will jump to $1.25 million. Besides the Spring and Fall NY Showcase days this year NYRA will host a Saratoga Showcase Day on Sunday, August 24 just one day after The Travers Stakes. What a weekend this will be in New York.

~ Breeders’ Cup – Win & You’re In…
Saturday, July 5 – Belmont Oaks – Belmont Park – F/M Turf

~ Racing on TV, Cable,…
Saturday, July 5: Belmont Derby & Belmont Oaks – Belmont – NBC Sports Network 5-6pm eastern

~ 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, July 5 – $1,250,000 Belmont Derby – Belmont Park
http://www.equibase.com/free/index.cfm?SAP=TN

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • July 3rd – Los Alamitos inaugural thoroughbred meet opens 5pm
  • July 4th – Belmont 3pm post
  • July 4th – California Fair – Oak Tree at Pleasanton post time revised to 4:45pm eastern
  • July 4th – Monticello H is racing this special Friday at 5:30pm.
  • July 5th – Meadowlands H – early 6:30pm post time

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6/26/14
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Mother Goose! Santa Anita Gold Cup!  Pocono Finals… Earl Beal, Max Hempt, Ben Franklin, James Lynch! All at Interbets.com & OTB

~ Weekend Highlights…
See the complete Upcoming Weekend Stakes page for more details.
http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~ NYRA…
NYRA offers another quality weekend at Belmont featuring the grade 1 $300,000 Mother Goose, grade 2 $200,000 New York, and $100,000 Manila. Jockey John Velazquez will replace Rosie Napravnik on Untapable in the Mother Goose after Rosie had a minor shoulder accident a couple of Sunday’s ago. Napravnik is expected back in action in another month.

Update from Belmont on jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. A June 26th press release states that the jockey was already released from the hospital with no broken bones after a spill on Wednesday.

Believe it or not this weekend is probably the slower of the blockbuster weekend cards they’ve been putting out this year. NY fans have to be enjoying themselves this year. We know we are and we haven’t even hit July. Coming up next weekend Belmont will host a new Stars & Stripes card and then it’s Saratoga Season beginning July 18! NYRA reports sending 28 invitations out for the new Belmont Derby & Belmont Oaks races and expects a strong International presence for these races on July 5.

Saratoga is hands down the best meet of the year in all the country. It doesn’t get any better or does it? NYRA announced higher purses with a record $17.45 million stakes card, with 15 Grade 1s. The Whitney will now boast a $1.5 million purse and the Travers Stakes will jump to $1.25 million. Besides the Spring and Fall NY Showcase days this year NYRA will host a Saratoga Showcase Day on Sunday, August 24 just one day after The Travers Stakes. What a weekend this will be in New York.

~ Breeders’ Cup – Win & You’re In…
Saturday, June 28 – The Gold Cup – Santa Anita – BC Classic

~ Racing on TV, Cable,…
Saturday, June 28: The Gold Cup – Santa Anita – NBC Sports Network 7-8pm eastern

~ 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, June 28 – $300,000 Mother Goose – Belmont Park
http://www.equibase.com/free/index.cfm?SAP=TN

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • June 26th – Louisiana Downs revised post is now 3:50pm
  • June 27th – Belmont late post, 3pm.

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6/19/14
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Bed Of Roses! Summertime Oaks! CARF! Win Free Bets at OTB! Interbets.com & OTB

~ Weekend Highlights…
See the complete Upcoming Weekend Stakes page for more details.
http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

The weekend events begin Friday, June 20 with a late Friday 3:00pm Belmont post time for thoroughbred fans. For our harness fans there is an early 7:05pm post at Mohawk Friday, several OTB branches will offer a Yonkers Handicapping Contest, and a couple of Rockland County branches will offer The OTB Game. Both events are FREE to enter and give you a chance to win Yonkers bets! See the event signs for details. With 42 tracks Saturday and 28 on Sunday there’s a track to wager on for everyone.

Saturday offers a full list of thoroughbred stakes events from Monmouth, Woodbine, Churchill, Belmont, Arlington, Santa Anita and more. Belmont features the grade 3 $150,000 Bed of Roses and the $100,000 Wild Applause turf event. Highest purse event goes to Santa Anita with the grade 3 $200,000 Summertime Oaks. It’s also a big day at the Pocono Downs harness track featuring elimination races for the Earl Beal Jr Memorial, Max Hempt Memorial, Ben Franklin, and James Lynch Memorial with finals to follow next Saturday, June 28.

Sunday’s are anything but lazy with 28 tracks to choose from. Belmont offer the NY Stallion Stakes. There are two divisions (Spectacular Bid & Cupecoy’s Joy) each worth $100,000 in purse money. Woodbine offers two six figure stakes, Santa Anita offers the $125,000 Juvenile and $125,000 Landaluce.

~ CARF = California Racing Fairs…
The Fairs have just begun. There are two new jackpot wagers this year, the .20 cent Gold Rush (Pick) 6 and the .20 cent Super High 5. Here’s the twist. A single player could win the jackpot and have multiple wagers, but the wagers just have to all be on the same single ticket, making it a unique ticket. There’s a mandatory payout for closing day of each Fair’s meet.

June 19 – July 6       = Oak Tree at Pleasanton (Alameda County Fair)
July 11 – July 20      = Sacramento (California State Fair)
July (tba)                 = Santa Rosa (Sonoma County Fair) Santa Rosa may or may not offer the unique ticket wagers.
August 15 – 24        = Ferndale (Humbolt County Fair)
September 19 – 2 8 = Stockton (San Joaquin Fair)
October 2 – 12         = Fresno (Big Fresno Fair)

~ 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, June 21 – $200,000 Summertime Oaks – Santa Anita
http://www.equibase.com/free/index.cfm?SAP=TN

~ If you can’t beat’em, join’em… The Calder–Gulfstream Deal
It was reported by several industry media outlets that Calder and Gulfstream made a deal in which Calder agreed it would not race year round and Gulfstream will run the racing operation at Calder. On Monday according to a Blood-horse article Calder has cancelled their big race day “The Summit of Speed” which was originally scheduled for the first Saturday in July. The next day Gulfstream indicated that it will run some of the races on July 5 and others would be on other days in July, but there is still more to be determined on purse, grade and even renaming the races. Two of the races were to be “Win & You’re In” races to earn a spot in Breeders’ Cup races. This will also have to be determined.

~ Breeders’ Cup Update… almost…
Everyone probably knows by now that the Breeders’ Cup will once again be hosted by Santa Anita in November this year. It was just reported at courier-journal.com on Tuesday, June 17 that the host of the Breeders’ Cup races for the next three years has been determined. An official announcement is expected by June 24. The courier-journal reports that it is Keeneland that is expected to make a formal announcement that it is the 2015 host of the Breeders’ Cup races. In addition the article states that Santa Anita will be announced as the host in 2016, and Del Mar will host in 2017. This will be the first time Keeneland and Del Mar will host these races.

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • June 19th – California Fair at Pleasanton begins, 4:15pm.
  • June 20th – Belmont late post, 3pm.
  • June 20th – Mohawk H early post, 7:05pm.
  • June 21st – Delta Downs early post, 6:00pm
  • June 26th – Louisiana Downs revised post is now 3:50pm
  • June 27th – Belmont late post, 3pm.

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6/12/14
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STEPHEN FOSTER! SHOEMAKER MILE! NORTH AMERICA CUP! MEADOWLANDS MATURITY! YONKERS IS BACK! Much more at Interbets.com & OTB

~ Weekend Highlights…
See the complete Upcoming Weekend Stakes page for more details.
http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

FLATS:
Two big Belmont weekends are behind us and Belmont is nowhere near done with this reconstructed and exciting meet. Saturday’s and Sunday’s daytime programs are highlighted by a $100,000 Belmont stakes event, The Astoria and Tremont respectively. Six 2 year old fillies are ready for the Astoria. Expect more to follow soon on the new Stars & Stripes Day events at Belmont on July 5. Save the date. Six figure stakes will also be offered at Woodbine and Delaware on Saturday, but that’s not the best of it. The fun really heats up late in the day with Santa Anita offering The grade 1 $400,000 Shoemaker Mile and grade 1 $300,000 Vanity Stakes. In the evening Churchill will take charge (get it?) and offer a late 6pm post highlighted by the grade 1 $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap, grade 2 $200,000 Fleur De Lis, and two more grade 3 $100,000 events.

Will Take Charge has the starting high weight in the Stephen Foster on Saturday and it’s a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Classic Division race! Yes it’s that time of year. The first “Win & You’re In” was last Saturday. Palace Malice won his way into the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile with his win in the Met. Mile at Belmont. Revolutionary, Departing are also expected to compete in the Stephen Foster on Saturday.  As mentioned above the Tremont is at Belmont on Sunday, but some may say that Woodbine is the clear favorite with the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks Stakes and $150,000 Plate Trial. Monmouth offers the grade 3 $150,000 Pegasus.

HARNESS:
Welcome back Yonkers. Yonkers will begin racing again Friday, June 13 with twelve races after their brief regularly scheduled hiatus. The Friday 13th card at Yonkers will feel lucky indeed with across-the-board purse increases of approximately 15% on all overnight races. Not enough? It’s also an OTB Bettor Night. Free bets may print out with your wagers at any of our OTB branches. On the same night The Meadowlands will offer the $100,000 Meadowlands Maturity, a 4 year old open pace featuring Captaintreacherous.

On Saturday evening, the $1,000,000 North America Cup will be contested at Mohawk. There are ten starters in this one. McWicked gets post #2 and is the 7-2 favorite. Mohawk has an early 6:45pm special post time. Not enough? Mohawk’s undercard includes the $400,000 Fan Hanover Final (race 9), $325,000 Roses Are Red Final (race 7), $270,000 Armbro Flight Final, $225,000 Goodtimes Final and the $100,000 Gold Cup (race 8). There is a $50,000 guaranteed early Pick 4 races 4-7, race 4 post is 7:44pm. There’s also a $100,000 guaranteed All Stakes Late Pick4 in races 7-10, race 7 post 8:52pm, anchored by the North America Cup (race 10). In a word, “wow”.

~ Belmont Stakes Festival wrap up…
Congratulations to all of the 2014 winners during the Belmont Stakes Festival especially:
Belmont Stakes = Tonalist
Metropolitan Handicap = Palace Malice
Acorn = Sweet Reason
Ogden Phipps = Close Hatches
Just A Game = Coffee Clique
Manhatten = Real Solution

California Chrome is back home at Los Alamitos and owner Stephen Coburn has publicly apologized for comments made after the race when his horse lost the Belmont Stakes and he lost his cool. For the record, it is probably agreed that Mr. Coburn lost his cool, but the issue of reconsidering the Triple Crown requirements was already a discussion. Back on May 19 after the Preakness the Baltimore Sun posted an article (http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/horse-racing/preakness/bal-preakness-stakes-2014-winner-california-chrome-equipment-might-be-an-issue-for-belmont-stakes-20140518,0,1565223.story) about the momentarily famous nasal strip issue or nasal-gate as some have joked. It was reported that “…some industry leaders – including Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas – have called for a more extended Triple Crown schedule.” It was noted that the California Chrome connections were already in favor of the idea. Trainer Art Sherman stated that it would encourage more horses to participate in the subsequent two races. Coburn also stated then that he believes horses not running in the Derby should not be eligible for the other two Triple Crown races.

Commissioner, runner up in the Belmont Stakes, was discovered to have a small chip in his front left ankle on Monday after the race as reported by Paulick Report on June 11, 2014. He’ll be out of commission till the Fall.

On Sunday, June 9 Paulick Report also posted that Beholder, who raced in Saturday’s Ogden Phipps, came out of the race with a deep gash in her left hind pastern. Beholder was 4th in that race. Her trainer, Richard Mandella, expects her to be sidelined for about six weeks.

~ 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, June 14 – $500,000 Stephen Foster from Churchill Downs

~Cash4Life…
As you may or may not know all Catskill OTB branches offer NYS Lottery games. There’s a new online lottery game called Cash4Life on sale beginning this Friday, June 13. Players may win $1,000 a day for life, $1,000 a week for life, or 7 other prizes based on the number of matching numbers. The two “for life” prizes will keep paying to the winner’s estate for up to 20 years! There will be drawings every Monday and Thursday for this $2 multi-state game. The game is available only in New York and New Jersey so far. Players select 5 numbers out of 60. One “Cash Ball” number out of four will also be drawn randomly. Players may also play by quick pick. This game is played like all other online games with a play card.

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • June 12th – Ocean Downs Harness racing begins, 7:20pm.
  • June 14th – Canterbury revised early post 1:15pm
  • June 14th – Churchill late 6pm special post
  • June 14th – Mohawk early 6:45pm special post
  • June 19th – California Fair at Pleasanton begins, 4:15pm.
  • June 20th – Belmont late post, 3pm.
  • June 20th – Mohawk H early post, 7:05pm.
  • June 27th – Belmont late post, 3pm.

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6/5/14
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TRIPLE CROWN POSSIBLE! Belmont Stakes Saturday! $1.5 million Pick 4 & $1 million Pick 6! Much more at Interbets.com & OTB

~ ALL THINGS BELMONT STAKES…

Belmont Stakes Wagering Information:
Friday, June 6 – Advance wager the Belmont Stakes all day at OTB & Interbets.com
Friday, June 6 – Belmont two-day Special Doubles – $1 miminum – see the sign for details http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/
Saturday, June 7 – Wagering opens at OTB & Interbets at 10am. Belmont first race 11:35am – see the sign for details. http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/
$500,000 guaranteed Pick 5 races 1-5 – .50cent minimum – Bet by race 1 post time 11:35am.
$1,000,000 guaranteed Pick 6 races 6-11 – $2 minimum – Bet by race 6 post time 4:00pm.
$1,500,000 guaranteed Late Pick 4 races 8-11 – .50cent minimum – Bet by race 8 post time 2:32pm.

Where to wager:
Find an OTB locations in NY – http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/locations/
Wager online with your Interbets.com account OR open an online account instantly right now by clicking here - https://wagering.interbets.com//firsttime/firstTimeUsage.do?type=n

Wagering Calculator
:
Our Belmont Stakes page includes a link to a helpful wagering calculator for planning your wagers here – http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/belmont-stakes-information/

How to wager – share this newsletter and this link with friends who may not know! Thank you!
http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/horse-racing-betting-tips/

Belmont Stakes TV Coverage:
Friday: MSG+ will air an hour long special “Belmont Insider: Belmont Stakes Preview Show on June 6 at 7:30pm.
Saturday: The Belmont Stakes LIVE coverage will be on NBC-TV beginning on Saturday at 4:30pm.
Saturday: All OTB locations offer LIVE coverage of all Belmont races, every race day!!! Watch it all with us Saturday!!!
Find complete Belmont Stakes TV, Cable & Satellite Radio coverage right now through the actual race all listed here:
http://www.americasbestracing.net/en/the-latest/news-stories/2014/5/27/where-to-watch-listen-belmont-week/

Belmont Contenders:
NYRA Video of some Belmont Stakes Festival Days contenders recently breezing! I hope their links still work, otherwise, go to YouTube and search the horse name!
Ride On Curlin – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVqQaka7g7w
Wicked Strong – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wkMjkkYB1s
Commanding Curve – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3iQg2RCIBk
Commissioner and Matterhorn – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UStodjiaO-o
Princess of Sylmar – http://youtube.com/watch?v=vULEWM5Up1o

Updates:
>Intense Holiday is out of the Belmont Stakes with an injury.
>Medal Count joins the list of contenders.
> Social Inclusion will not race in the Belmont Stakes, but will race in the Woody Stephens instead.

Win a piece of Triple Crown History!
Follow the steps on the sign and IF CALIFORNIA CHROME WINS the Belmont Stakes then we’ll send the first 100 participants a winning $2 California Chrome Win bet ticket for free from Catskill OTB in NY for you to save for all time!!! Remember to
1 – Like us on Facebook by Friday at 4pm – our Facebook name is:  Interbets – Horse Racing and Betting from OTB
2 – post the correct message on the Interbets Facebook page (share it to your own page too!)
3 – IF Chrome wins “Betsy at Interbets” will send you a friend request so you two can private message about how you’d like your free souvenir ticket sent to you.

More Belmont Stakes Links:
Here’s our page for all Belmont Stakes Links that we think may be helpful to you.
http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/belmont-stakes-information/
Psst! This page includes a link to a helpful WAGERING CALCULATOR for planning your wagers.

Major Changes for the 2014 Belmont Stakes:

Belmont Stakes day will be a huge event this year with a thirteen race card, ten stakes races and over $8 million in purses including the $1,500,000 Belmont Stakes. Belmont Stakes day will now be North America’s second riches day of racing just behind the Breeders’ Cup Saturday card in November. Note, several purses have increased this year and several races have been moved to the Saturday Belmont Stakes day to make this happen, The Acorn, The Brooklyn Invitational, and the Jaipur Invitational.

Belmont has created a three day Belmont Stakes Festival in 2014. Featuring two two-day special Doubles on Friday, June 6 and this year there will also be racing on Sunday, June 8 including an all new turf, sprint stakes event for fillies.

Background on the Belmont Stakes Day:
California Chrome has won the first two legs of the elusive Triple Crown. Upon winning the Preakness Stakes on May 17 California Chrome became eligible to break the 36 year drought since Affirmed back in 1978.

~ Weekend Highlights…
On such a big Belmont Day it’s hard to think of anything else, but there is plenty of other racing this weekend.
Saturday’s wagering opens at 10am and Belmont’s card begins at 11:35am. Several Tracks have just recently changed their post times for Saturday to accommodate the big Belmont event. The latest changes are: Pimlico 12:45pm, Santa Anita 3pm, Pocono Downs –early card 11am and evening card 7:15pm. Please check the racing calendar for the full list of tracks for a total of 46 race cards on Saturday. I think that’s a record.

Santa Anita’s grade 3 $100,000 Affirmed Stakes is appropriately scheduled for Saturday. Affirmed was the last Triple Crown winner, 36 years ago, back in 1978. Harness players will have several events of note today as well. The Meadows offers a $200,000 Pensylvania Sire Stakes (PASS), Hoosier offers eight Indiana Sire Stakes, and Mohawk features elimination races for the North America Cup, Fan Hanover, and the Roses Are Red.

See the complete Upcoming Weekend Stakes page for more details.
http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~Congratulations to Bob Ehalt…
Interbets Blogger, NY Hot List Handicapping System co-creator, ESPN Blogger & on & on…
Bob Ehalt who is our very own Interbets.com Professional Handicapper & Blogger has just won another award from NYRA, the Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Contest, recognizing the best in print and internet coverage of the 2013 Belmont Stakes. Bob earned top honors in the feature/advance division for a story that appeared on ESPN.com. Bob was at the Belmont Stakes draw on Wednesday morning to receive his award. Bob will be spending the next few days at Belmont to cover the Belmont Stakes and will even have an article published in the Belmont Stakes Day program that may soon be a Triple Crown Souvenir!

If you were lucky enough to meet Bob at the Interbets-OTB Belmont Seminar last Saturday you’ll agree that Bob’s a very approachable, down-to-earth person. This recognition couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. Congrats again Bob! Meet Bob & NY Hot List co-creator Shawn Rychling at the next OTB Seminar scheduled for the Fall, October 2014, seminar location to be announced.

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • June 6th – Monticello is racing this Friday, 12:50pm
  • June 6th – Retama Quarter Horse racing begins, 7:45pm
  • June 6th – Advance wagering the Belmont Stakes at OTB & Interbets all day.
  • June 6th – Bet two Belmont two-day Doubles at OTB & Interbets:
    True North/Met Mile Double & Belmont Gold Cup/Belmont Stakes Double
  • June 7th – OTB & Interbets open betting at 10am.
  • June 7th – Belmont Stakes Day & Possible Triple Crown Winner!!! Belmont opens at 11:35am
  • June 12th – Ocean Downs Harness racing begins, 7:20pm
  • June 19th – California Fair at Pleasanton begins, 4:15pm
  • June 20th – Belmont late post, 3pm
  • June 27th – Belmont late post, 3pm

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5/30/14
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Belmont Big Apple Showcase Day! Belmont Hot List Seminar at OTB! Penn Mile! More at Interbets.com & OTB!

~ Weekend Highlights…
It’s a big New York Racing weekend with Belmont’s all new Big Apple Showcase Day. There are six big stakes from Belmont ranging from $125,000 to $200,000 all featuring the best of the best that NY thoroughbred racing has to offer. The $125,000 Mike Lee is also the first leg of New York’s Big Apple Triple. Calder features their Summit Preview with four $65,000 races.
*** Interbets Account Holders Heads up!  There’s an MSG broadcast of the Belmont Big Apple Showcase Day this Saturday, May 31 from 5-6pm. ***

Thoroughbred racing continues well into Saturday evening with Santa Anita’s grade 1 $350,000 American Oaks, the $500,000 Penn Mile, a one mile turf event, and three more big stakes races at Penn National. The first four Penn races are part of an early all stakes Pick 4. Penn’s post time is 6:00pm. The Penn Mile is race 4, post time 7:31pm. Remington Park has three grade 1 races and two grade 2 races highlighted by the $300,000 Heritage Place Futurity & $250,000 Invitational Championship. Remington changed to an early 6:00pm post time for today.

This Saturday also features New York harness racing at Yonkers highlighted by the $300,000 Art Rooney Pace Final & the $115,000 Lismore Pace Final. Over in Jersey the Meadowlands features four NJSS Finals. On Sunday the NY harness events continue at Tioga with the $200,000 Roll with Joe, NYSS & Excelsior races.

See the complete Upcoming Weekend Stakes page for more details.

~FREE Belmont Seminar at OTB & Win FREE Bets…
OTB will host a free Belmont Handicappers’ Seminar led by our very own Interbets.com Professional Handicapping Team, and the creators of the NY Hot List, Bob Ehalt & Shawn Rychling. The Hot List Seminar and Belmont’s Big Apple Showcase Day make for the perfect opportunity to visit OTB this Saturday, May 31 in Newburgh, NY. The Seminar begins at 1pm. Hear how the NY experts are handicapping the Belmont Big Apple card in a casual presentation and discussion, ask questions, play the “Beat The Pros” game during the card, or just shoot the breeze with these fellow NY handicappers. Get directions to Newburgh OTB here:  http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/locations/newburgh/

~ NY Hot List Success…
Here are the NY Hot List results in just the last 2 weeks at Belmont:
16 winners from 83 starters, just under 20 percent.
7  winners paid double-digits to win led by Mad Props $21.20  3rd race  May 16
Peaceful Talk $20.60  4th race  May 23
Precious Franca  $24.60  3rd  race  May 25
Indy Sea  $24.60   5th race  May 26
Other highlights:
May 25,  3rd  race Trifecta  $115
May 26,  6th race Trifecta  $88.50

As you may know Bob Ehalt is a regular blogger for ESPN including an exclusive Triple Crown analysis page on the ESPN website.  Bob Ehalt is an award-winning turf writer, NTRA Blogger, was a “Ragozin (The Sheets) Insider” columnist previously in the Thoroughbred Times & handicapper. In 2011 Bob & Shawn developed the NY Hot List handicapping tool analyzing and categorizing NYRA horses, and studying late betting swings to help you win more! The Hot List methodology has since expanded to encompass the Keeneland Hot List and Oaklawn Hot List. The NY Hot List was introduced at Interbets.com and Catskill OTB and continues to be featured at interbets.com with free NY Daily Picks in the Handicappers Corner. The Hot List team continues to post a weekly blog at Interbets.com as well.  ONLY Interbets Account Holders receive the complete NY Hot List race reviews, analysis and horse category lists for free.

~ Plan ahead for The Belmont Stakes…
California Chrome has won the first two legs of the elusive Triple Crown. Upon winning the Preakness Stakes on May 17 California Chrome became eligible to break the 36 year drought since Affirmed back in 1978. Belmont Stakes day will be a huge event this year with a thirteen race card, ten stakes races and over $8 million in purses including the $1,500,000 Belmont Stakes. Belmont Stakes day will now be North America’s second riches day of racing just behind the Breeders’ Cup Saturday card in November.

Updates:
>Intense Holiday is out of the Belmont Stakes with an injury.
>Medal Count joins the list of possible contenders.
>MSG+ will have a live telecast of the Belmont Stakes Post Position Draw Show on Wednesday, June 4 at 11am.
>MSG+ will air an hour long special “Belmont Insider: Belmont Stakes Preview Show on Friday, June 6 at 7:30pm.

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • May 30th – Western Fair H signature event the Molson Pace will feature FOILED AGAIN.
  • May 31st – NY Hot List Team Belmont FREE Seminar at Newburgh OTB – All Welcome! Win FREE BETS!
  • May 31st – Belmont Big Apple Showcase day.
  • May 31st – Penn National’s $500,000 PENN MILE & four other stakes, 6:00pm post.
  • May 31st – Remington changed to an early 6pm post time.
  • June 7th – Belmont Stakes Day & Possible Triple Crown Winner!!!

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More at Interbets.com & OTB!

~ Weekend Highlights…
The big holiday weekend ahead is a time to honor our fallen heroes, cherish the freedoms they achieved for us all & celebrate our American way of life. Many of us will have a good old fashioned American barbeque at some point this weekend and OTB and Interbets.com will be serving up the stakes!!!  The long weekend is packed with stakes from tracks in New York to California and many places in between and beyond.

Belmont offers the Sheepshead Bay Stakes Saturday. Arlington offers three grade 3 $150,000 stakes. Remington offers the grade 1 National Cowboy & Western Heritage Stakes. How American is that?! Yonkers offers important pacing eliminations Saturday, the Art Rooney and Lismore. Sunday features Belmont’s $200,000 Wonder Again, two big stakes from our northern neighbors Woodbine Thoroughbreds, four stakes from Remington and much more.

Monday, May 26 is the official Memorial Day holiday. Belmont offers three six figure races, and Santa Anita offers the grade 1 $300,000 Gamely Stakes and grade 3 $100,000 Los Angeles Handicap just to name a few.

See the complete Upcoming Weekend Stakes page for more details.

~ Rainbow 6 Mandatory Payout on Memorial Day Monday…
Gulfstream Park reports that the Rainbow 6 has not been hit since January 10 resulting in a record carryover jackpot now at about $6 million. On May 10th Gulfstream announced that the Rainbow 6 jackpot will have a mandatory payout on Monday, May 26. If there is no single unique winning ticket through Sunday, May 25 then the total pool on Monday, May 26, Memorial Day, is anticipated to be over $10 million! Remember it’s just a .20 cent wager and the rules will change to a MANDATORY PAYOUT this day. Tell your lottery playing friends about this one too!

~ Plan ahead for The Belmont Stakes…
California Chrome has won the first two legs of the illusive Triple Crown. His biggest and final challenge is ahead on Saturday, June 7 in the Belmont Stakes. Upon winning the Preakness Stakes on May 17 California Chrome became eligible to brake the 36 year long drought. There hasn’t been a Triple Crown winner since Affirmed way back in 1978.

One minor bump in the road to the Triple Crown was smoothed out within a few days as reported by just about every racing media outlet out there. Apparently, trainer Art Sherman had to put in an application with New York racing officials requesting to use a nasal strip on California Chrome during the Belmont Stakes. Sherman never actually stated that he would not race without the strip just that it “might be a problem” because California Chrome wears a nasal strip while racing. New York already allows Standardbreds to wear nasal strips and according to Sherman nasal strips are permitted at racetracks “all over the country”.  New York racing officials have since granted the request and will now allow nasal strips at all NY tracks. We can all breathe a little easier now that the nose strip issue is behind us.

Belmont Stakes day was already shaping up to be a huge event this year with the changes that were made to the card. It will be a thirteen race card touting ten stakes races and over $8 million in purses including the Belmont Stakes with a purse increase to $1,500,000 this year. Belmont Stakes day will now be North America’s second riches day of racing just behind the Breeders’ Cup Saturday card in November. Contenders include Commanding Curve, Ride On Curlin, Wicked Strong, Samraat, Intense Holiday, Social Inclusion, Kid Cruz, Tonalist, and Commisioner. It was already announced that Danza will not be racing in the Belmont.

~ Going back to dirt…
Keeneland began a track renovation this week to convert the main race track from synthetic Polytrack material back to a new dirt surface.

Meydan Racecourse has had a synthetic surface from 2010-2014. It was reported in Paulick Report last week that Meydan will replace their synthetic Tapeta track surface with a traditional dirt track in time for the 2014-2015 racing season. Meydan Racecourse will host its twentieth Dubai World Cup in 2015.

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • May 22nd – Mohawk opens 7:25pm post.
  • May 23rd – Emerald cancelled racing for today.
  • May 23rd – Santa Anita late 6pm post time.
  • May 25th – Pocono Downs early 5:30pm post time.
  • May 26th – Memorial Day – Belmont is racing, 1:20pm
  • May 27th – Suffolk Downs cancelled racing
  • May 29th – Santa Anita cancelled racing
  • May 30th – Western Fair H signature event the Molson Pace will feature FOILED AGAIN.
  • May 31st – NY Hot List Team Belmont FREE Seminar at Newburgh OTB – All Welcome!
  • May 31st – Belmont Big Apple Showcase day.
  • May 31st – Penn National’s $500,000 PENN MILE & four other stakes, 6:00pm post.
  • June 7th – Belmont Stakes Day & Possible Triple Crown Winner!!!

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5/15/14
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PREAKNESS TIME & More at Interbets.com & OTB!

~ Plan ahead for the 139th Preakness…

~ FRIDAY WAGERING:  All OTB branches open by 11:45am, Pimlico’s first race post is 12 noon. Friday, May 16 offers the grade 2 $500,000 Black-Eyed Susan, the grade 3 $300,000 Pimlico and six more big stakes! There are 13 races total. The Black-Eyed Susan is Race 10, post time 4:47pm. The Pimlico Special is Race 12, post time 5:52pm. There is a two-day Pimlico Special/Preakness Double with a bet minimum of $1.00, and a two-day Pimlico Special/Dixie Stakes/Preakness Pick 3 with a bet minimum of .50cents. Bet each special wager as Race 1 on two separate cards.  You must wager by post time of the Pimlico Special, approximately 5:52pm for the Special two-day wagers. On Friday there is also a $250,000 guaranteed Pick 4 on Races 9-12. Race 9 post is 4:16pm. Advance wagering on the Preakness is available Friday, May 16.

Watch the live simulcast at all OTB locations plus Friday special television coverage on NBC Sports Network includes:
Preakness Classics 3-4pm and the Black-Eyed Susan live coverage 4-5pm.

~ SATURDAY PREAKNESS WAGERING:  All OTB branches will open by 10:15am. On Preakness Day, Saturday, May 17, 2014 Pimlico’s first race post time is 10:45a.m. The grade 1 $1,500,000 Preakness Stakes is Race 12 at 6:18pm. There is a whopping $1,500,000 guaranteed late Pick 4 in Races 9-12. Bet the late Pick 4 by Race 9, post 4:04pm. There is also an $350,000 guaranteed early Pick 4 on Races 5-8. Race 5 post is 1:10pm.

Preakness post positions were just selected on Wednesday, May 14. Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome drew post position 3 and is the favorite with morning line odds of 3-5. Social Inclusion (who didn’t get his chance to be in the Derby) drew post 8 with odds of 5-1. It looks like the early prediction is a two horse race with these odds. There are only two other Derby horses entered in the Preakness, General A Rod and Ride on Curlin. Both have jockey changes since the Derby. Ride on Curlin will now be ridden by Joel Rosario. General A Rod will now be ridden by J. Castellano. Calvin Borel now gets the mount on Ria Antonia. Ria Antonia, the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner, drew post 6 at 30-1. Jockey Rosie Napravnik now gets the mount on Bayern in post 5 at 10-1. Will these changes make a difference?! Pablo Del Monte will be in post 9 at 20-1. He pulled out of an opportunity to run in the Derby.

Watch the live simulcast at all OTB locations plus Saturday special television coverage includes:
Pimlico card coverage on NBC Sports Network 1-4:30pm. The action moves over to NBC-TV for Preakness coverage from 4:30-6:30pm, and then jumps back to NBCSN for post Preakness coverage 6:30-7pm.

More Preakness information here!   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/kentucky-derby/

~ Weekend Highlights…
The weekend begins Friday with an early 11:45am opening at OTB for Pimlico’s 12 noon post time. The day begins with the Pimlico excitement and advance wagering on the Preakness all day and then Santa Anita will have a 6:00pm evening post time in the eastern time zone. Note, Hoosier Harness Track changed to a much earlier 1:00pm post time for this Friday.

Saturday offers a full day with an early 10:15am opening at OTB for Pimlico’s 10:45am post time. There are 49 tracks to bet on this Saturday besides Pimlico and the Preakness! Remember most tracks will adjust their post times today around the Pimlico card. Belmont has an early 12 noon post and Santa Anita is 2:30pm. Belmont, The Meadowlands H and Santa Anita all offer two stakes each. Monmouth, Gulfstream, and the Meadows will all offer six figure stakes Saturday. Sunday’s line up offers 28 tracks to choose from with three tracks offering six figure stakes races: Belmont, Woodbine-th, and Santa Anita.

See the complete Upcoming Weekend Stakes for more details: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/stakes-races/

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • May 16th – OTB branches open 11:45am
  • May 16th – Advance bet the Preakness today.
  • May 16th – Santa Anita late 6pm post time.
  • May 16th – Hoosier H changed to an early 1pm post time for the day.
  • May 16th – Santa Anita late 6pm post time.
  • May 17th – Preakness Stakes 139, Pimlico post 10:45am.
  • May 17th – OTB branches open 10:15am
  • May 17th – Belmont special 12 noon post time.
  • May 17th – Santa Anita special 2:30pm post time.
  • May 23rd – Emerald cancelled racing for today.
  • May 23rd – Santa Anita late 6pm post time.
  • May 25th – Pocono Downs early 5:30pm post time.
  • May 26th – Memorial Day – Belmont is racing, 1:20pm
  • May 31st – NY Hot List Team Belmont FREE Seminar at Newburgh OTB – All Welcome!
  • May 31st - Belmont Big Apple Day at OTB & Interbets.com

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5/8/14

~ Weekend Highlights…

Mother’s Day weekend is here, so remember to bring your Mom with you to OTB! She’d love an OTB Gift

Voucher in that card I know you already bought for her.
Let Mom know that Belmont Saturday late Pick 4 has a $300,000 guarantee. You can buy a lot of flowers and quite a few spa treatments with $300,000.

Belmont features the grade 2 $200,000 Peter Pan and the $100,000 Diablo. The Peter Pan is Belmont’s traditional prep race for the Belmont Stakes which is coming up on June 7. Santa Anita offers the grade 3 $100,000 Lazaro Barrera and a $150,000 guaranteed Pick 6. For those Moms who like standardbreds Meadowlands offers a $50,000 Pace and the AJ Cutler Memorial Eliminations are this Saturday evening. Woodbine offers two Harness Finals, the Princess and the Diplomat. With 45 tracks to choose from there’s a track for every Mom’s taste at OTB & Interbets.com.

Sunday is of course the bigger day this weekend.  Who wouldn’t agree? It’s also a better day to bring Mom to OTB with you, right after you take her to breakfast. Belmont offers four big stakes on Sunday headlined by the grade 1 $400,000 Man O’ War, grade 2 $250,000 Ruffian, grade 3 $150,000 Westchester, and $100,000 License Fee. Will you be attending a family dinner on Sunday? Not a problem. Place your bets and watch these three stakes televised from 4:30pm – 6:00pm in a special broadcast on Fox Sports 1 as part of “The Jockey Club Tour on FOX”. Now everybody is happy, right? Oh no, You mean you can’t get to OTB? Never fear. Interbets is here! We offer mobile wagering with your Interbets.com Account so you “Never miss a race again!”  There are twenty-nine tracks to choose from on Sunday.

~ Plan ahead for Preakness 139…
Wednesday, May 14 the Preakness post position draw will be announced by 7pm.

Friday, May 16 is the Black-Eyed Susan and Pimlico Special Day. Advance wagering on the Preakness is available next Friday, May 16. There is a two-day Pimlico Special/Preakness Double. There is also a two-day Pimlico Special/Dixie Stakes/Preakness Pick 3. You must wager by post time of the Pimlico Special, race 12, approximately 5:52pm for the Special two-day wagers. On Friday there is also a $250,000 guaranteed Pick 4 on Races 9-12. Race 9 post is 4:16pm. Friday special television coverage on NBC Sports Network includes:
Preakness Classics 3-4pm
Black-Eyed Susan 4-5pm.

On Preakness Day, Saturday, May 17, Pimlico’s post time is 10:45a.m. All OTB branches will open by 10:15am. The Preakness Stakes is Race 12 at 6:18pm. There is a whopping $1,500,000 guaranteed Pick 4 in Races 9-12. Race 9 post is 4:04pm. According to bloodhorse.com as of May 6th Preakness contenders include Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome, Social Inclusion (who didn’t get his chance to be in the Derby), Kid Cruz, Dynamic Impact, Ring Weekend, Bayern, and Pablo Del Monte (who pulled out of an opportunity to run in the Derby). In a Pimlico press release Ria Antonia, 2013 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner may run in the Preakness as well. Kentucky Derby runner up Commanding Curve will not run in the Preakness reports the Paulick Report.

Special Pimlico television coverage includes:
Pimlico card coverage on NBC Sports Network 1-4:30pm. The action moves over to NBC-TV for Preakness coverage from 4:30-6:30pm, and then jumps back to NBCSN for post Preakness coverage 6:30-7pm

More Preakness Stakes information here!  http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/preakness-information/

Alert to Account Holders! Expect another special gift from Interbets:  Hot List Handicapping Sheets

e-mailed to you for the   Preakness, Belmont Stakes & more to come!

Get on the list now if you don’t already get the Hot List Reviews!!!

Did you get your Hot List gift for the Derby?  They had the 5 top winners, also mentioned 10 of the 13 winners on the card!

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Churchill reminder:

As of May 4 the Pick 6 is a .20cent minimum, Single Six Jackpot wager similar to the Fall meet. The Jackpot is only paid out if there is one unique winning ticket. If there aremultiple winning tickets then

70% is shared and 30% carries over into the Jackpot.

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • May 16th – Advance bet the Preakness today.
  • May 16th – Santa Anita late 6pm post time.
  • May 17th – Preakness Stakes 139, Pimlico post 10:45am.
  • May 17th – OTB branches open 10:15am

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5/2/14

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Get Ready for the Derby… plus a Preakness Bonus for you!

~ Special Derby Time News…

*Hoppertunity & Pablo Del Monte are both out!

All Derby information & Links here!

~ All Other Weekend Stakes…

~ Not happy with some other ADWs?
Derby time is a great time to give Interbets.com a try. We are
New York based and ready to open your account instantly on-line
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~ Already an Interbets Account Holder?
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Make a deposit several convenient ways right now.

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~ BONUS PREAKNESS GIFT!
Let us know you bet at least $25 on the Derby with your Interbets.com Account
and we’ll give you a $5 Preakness bet!

Limited to the first 50 Account Holders who bet & send an email with your
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Use subject/code: “Preakness Gift

Happy betting!

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Aqueduct Park Avenue & Times Square! Yonkers Levy & Blue Chip Finals! $5.4 mil. Rainbow 6 Friday! More at Interbets.com & OTB!

~ Weekend Highlights…
The Derby Preps are done, but a full card of racing continues at OTB this weekend. This Saturday Aqueduct features the $100,00 Park Avenue & Time Square Stakes Races for NY. Hawthorne features four $100,000 Illinois breds. Churchill opens with a special “Downs After Dark” card with a 6:00pm post time.

Saturday is also Yonkers Raceway’s big night with Finals in the $567,000 George Morton Levy Pacing Series and the $371,400 Blue Chip Matchmaker Series. Each series also offers a consolation race Saturday evening, $100,000 and $75,000 respectively. With 42 tracks Saturday and 24 Sunday there’s something for everyone!

Start the weekend early this Friday, April 25 with the Gulfstream Park Rainbow 6 jackpot wager carryover of $5,448,254.85 at OTB & Interbets.com.

~ It’s Back to Belmont May 1st…
Aqueduct ends this Sunday, April 27 then its back to Belmont!  The 2014 Spring/Summer Belmont meet begins next Thursday, May 1st. NYRA has announced the following: Belmont continues with the 1:20pm post time. There are four twilight cards at 3:00pm on Fridays, June 20, 27, July 4 and 11. There are special 12 noon posts on Derby & Preakness days, May 3 & 17. Belmont will feature a full 12 race card these days. There will be 62 stakes races! Beginning May 10th Belmont offers a guaranteed $300,000 Late Pick 4 every Saturday! Big dates include May 11th Mother’s Day, May 31st Big Apple Showcase Day, July 5 Stars & Stripes Day, and June 6-8 Belmont Stakes Festival days.

Belmont is doing Belmont Stakes day in a big way this year, Saturday, June 7. Post time is 11:35am featuring six Grade 1 races and four more stakes. Belmont boasts it will be the second most lucrative day in all of North America with purses totaling almost $8 million!   They are also planning three guaranteed pools: $1.5 million Pick 4 (8-11), $1 million (6-11), and a $500,000 Pick 5 (1-5). There are two 2-day Doubles to bet on Friday, June 6:
“True North-fri/Metropolitan-sat” and the “Gold Cup-fri/Belmont Stakes-sat”

Note, The 2014 Belmont Derby was the 2013 Jamaica Handicap. The 2014 Belmont Oaks was the 2013 Garden City. The 2014 Belmont Sprint Championship was the 2013 James Marvin. The Suburban Handicap will be 1 ¼ miles in 2014, not raced at this classic distance since 2009.

With or without a Triple Crown contender this will be B-I-G.

~Sunray Park…
Sunray is an all new track just added to Interbets.com last Friday. Sunray Park is a 6 furlong track with sharp turns and an expected $110,000 average per day. The New Mexico based track offers a predominantly thoroughbred Tuesday card, fast Fridays with an all quarter horse card, and mixed cards on Saturdays and Sundays with a 3:30pm eastern post time each day. Look for guaranteed Pick pools possible on Tuesdays.

~ Kentucky Derby 140…
POST POSITION DRAW will be held at Churchill Downs on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30 at 5:00pm eastern. You can watch the event LIVE on the NBC SPORTS NETWORK. The Derby is limited to twenty starters and up to an additional four horse designated as Also Eligibles (AE). An AE could draw into the field if there is a scratch before Friday, May 2 at 9:00am.

Friday, May 2 is Kentucky Oaks Day post time 10:30a.m. Kentucky Oaks is Race 11 at 5:49pm.
The two day Oaks/Derby and the two day Oaks/Woodword/Derby Pick 3 are also bet on Friday by Race 11.
Saturday, May 3 is Kentucky Derby Day post time 10:30a.m. Kentucky Derby is Race 11 at 6:24pm.
Note, Superfecta minimum is $1.00 and Pick 6 is a $2.00 minimum.

More Derby information here!   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/kentucky-derby/

~ Win a trip to the Preakness…
Wagering customers at Interbets and OTB are eligible to win a trip for two to the 2014 Preakness just by playing the Pimlico Players’ Jackpot Pick 5 April 3-May3, New .10 cent minimum. Opening day is Thursday, April 3 and Pimlico will hit the ground running with a contest just for you! See the sign for details. Best wishes from Interbets.com & Catskill OTB.

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • April 24 – Atlantic City opens, 3:30pm post time.
  • April 25 – Gulfstream Park added racing today. Post time is 1:25pm
  • April 25 – Delta Downs opens, 7:15pm post time.
  • April 25 – Satna Anita special late 6:00pm post time.
  • April 25 -  The Meadows H special late 6:55pm post time.
  • April 26 – Churchill Downs special late 6:00pm post time.
  • April 28 – Fairmount opens, post time 2:00pm.

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CHARLES TOWN CLASSIC, ILLINOIS DERBY & LEXINGTON at Interbets.com & OTB! Closed Sunday!

~ Weekend Highlights…
There’s one last Derby Prep this Saturday at OTB & Interbets.com. The grade 3 $200,000 Coolmore Lexington at Keeneland, worth 10 points to the winner. Keeneland offers two more stakes this day.  The big event this Saturday is, however, the grade 2 $1,500,000 Charles Town Classic, race 12 at 10:30pm. GAME ON DUDE who needs no introduction & LEA, winner of the Donn Handicap, are possible starters. There will be a $100,000 all stakes Pick 4 in Races 9-12, post time 8:45pm. The 5 stakes are worth almost $2,000,000 at the West Virginia track. Remember Charles Town has an early 5:00pm post time Saturday.

Saturday is also the grade 3 $500,000 Illinois Derby at Hawthorne. The card is worth over $850,000 in purses including four big stakes, two of which are grade 3s and two Illinois Bred events. Five is the magic number at Remington, offering five stakes worth $555,000 in total purses for quarter horses. Meadowlands will have two Finals and Yonkers offers another leg in the Levy Pacing Series.

All New York Tracks and OTBs are prohibited by law from offering horse race wagering Easter Sunday, April 20.

~More Thoroughbreds on Tuesdays…
Interbets is exciting to offer another all new track beginning this Friday, April 18. Sunray Park is described as a 6 furlong track with sharp turns with an expected $110,000 average per day. The New Mexico based track offers a predominantly thoroughbred Tuesday card, fast Fridays with an all quarter horse card, and mixed cards on Saturdays and Sundays with a 3:30pm eastern post time each day.

~ Kentucky Derby 140…
The last Derby Prep is this Saturday, April 19 – Lexington – Keeneland – Derby Prep – 10-4-2-1 points.

Derby Contender Updates:
CONSTITUTION will skip the Derby and all Triple Crown Races due to a hairline fracture in his front right cannon bone per the press release dated April 16, 2014.
WICKED STRONG winner of the Wood Memorial breezed a half mile in 49.62 this morning at the Belmont training track. Trainer Jimmy Jerkens said “He did most of his work on the turns, which is what I wanted. (…) It was just what I was looking for.” NYRA press release today, April 17, 2014 – For video of this workout visit http://youtu.be/pnKrs4LuFsQ
MEDAL COUNT, Blue Grass runner up, is headed to the Derby. Trainer Dale Romans said “Medal Count came out of the Blue Grass in great shape… He’s trained at Churchill Downs most of his life and seems to really love the track.” Jockey Robby Albarado will get to partner with Medal Count once again, this time in the Derby per press release dated April 15, 2014 and the Paulick Report.

POST POSITION DRAW will be held at Churchill Downs on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30 at 5:00pm eastern. You can watch the event LIVE on the NBC SPORTS NETWORK. The Derby is limited to twenty starters and up to an additional four horse designated as Also Eligibles (AE). An AE could draw into the field if there is a scratch before Friday, May 2 at 9:00am.

More Derby information here!   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/kentucky-derby/

~ Win a trip to the Preakness…
Wagering customers at Interbets and OTB are eligible to win a trip for two to the 2014 Preakness just by playing the Pimlico Players’ Jackpot Pick 5 April 3-May3, New .10 cent minimum. Opening day is Thursday, April 3 and Pimlico will hit the ground running with a contest just for you! See the sign for details. Best wishes from Interbets.com & Catskill OTB.

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • April 18 – Finger Lakes opens, 12:35pm post on Fridays, 1:10pm other days.
  • April 18 – Gulfstream Park added racing today, 1:25pm post time.
  • April 18 – Sunray opens and offered for the first time ever at OTB, 3:30pm post time.
  • April 18 – Thistledown opens, 12:55pm post time. They are approved to simulcast this year.
  • April 19 – Charles Town has an early 5:00pm post time.
  • April 20 – NYS law prohibits horse race wagering on Easter. OTB is closed.
  • April 21 & 22 – HAPPY 38TH BIRTHDAY OTB
  • April 24 – Atlantic City opens, 3:30pm post time.
  • April 25 – Gulfstream Park added racing today. Post time is 1:25pm
  • April 25 – Delta Downs opens, 7:15pm post time.
  • April 25 – Satna Anita special late 6:00pm post time.
  • April 25 -  The Meadows H special late 6:55pm post time.
  • April 26 – Churchill Downs special late 6:00pm post time.
  • April 28 – Fairmount opens, post time 2:00pm.

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4/10/14
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BLUE GRASS & ARKANSAS DERBY at Interbets.com & OTB!

~ Weekend Highlights…
Saturday is highlighted by the last two big points Derby Preps. The Toyota Blue Grass Stakes is at Keeneland and the Arkansas Derby is at Oaklawn Park. Keeneland has a special early post at 12:35pm and a very full card with five big stakes races including the grade 1 $750,000 Blue Grass, two more grade 1 races and two grade 3s. There’s a guaranteed $300,000 all stakes Pick 4 and a guaranteed $300,000 all stakes Pick 5.

The entries are in for the Blue Grass and Medal Count gets the lucky 13 spot and 9-2 morning line odds. Bobby’s Kitten gets the #5 spot and 3-1 odds. Gala Award is all the way on the outside in the #14 spot, but proves that last is not least with a 5-1 morning line. Coastline (11) and Viceremos (12) both received 8-1 mlo followed by Harry’s Holiday in the #4 spot with 10/1. The points may play a key role in handicapping this one for a few runners. Coastline is only at 13 points now, so he needs this win in order to be in one of the twenty Kentucky Derby spots. Vinceremos and Harry’s Holiday both have twenty points and are in nineteenth and twentieth spots on the Derby card. Wins on Saturday may be needed to ensure their spots in May. The tension is on.

Watch & wager on Saturday’s racing live at an OTB near you. Stream it live on your PC or mobile device with your Interbets.com account. Additional special Blue Grass coverage will be offered in a live broadcast on FOX Sports 1 with coverage from 4:30pm-6:00pm.

Oaklawn has a special early post at 1:00pm and four big stakes races including the grade 1 $1,000,000 Arkansas Derby, grade 2 $500,000 Oaklawn Handicap, and two more $100,000 races.  Entries are in and the post positions are set with Tapiture favored at 9-5 morning line odds in post #3 in a field of nine followed closely by Strong Mandate with 9-2 mlo in that last #9 spot. Commissioner get #6 at 8-1 and Bayern is #8 at 2-1. The Derby points will be a factor in this race. Tapiture already has 42 points so he is likely in the Derby, but Strong Mandate and Commissioner both need a first or second place finish to earn enough points Saturday. As of now they have just 11 and 10 points respectively. Will this make a difference on Saturday? I guess we’ll find out. A few others, Uncle Sigh, Cairo Prince, and Candy Boy, who are not racing Saturday, should be starting to worry just about now that they may lose their spot in this year’s Derby.

This is the first Saturday of Gulfstream’s later 1:25pm post time. Yonkers offers harness fans the fourth leg of the $50,000 George Morton Levy Pacing Series.

All of New York is prohibited by law from horse race wagering this Sunday, April 13 because it is Palm Sunday. This rule also applies next Sunday, April 20 for Easter.

~ Win a trip to the Preakness…
Wagering customers at Interbets and OTB are eligible to win a trip for two to the 2014 Preakness just by playing the Pimlico Players’ Jackpot Pick 5 April 3-May3, New .10 cent minimum. Opening day is Thursday, April 3 and Pimlico will hit the ground running with a contest just for you! See the sign for details. Best wishes from Interbets.com & Catskill OTB.

~ Road to the Derby…
See above for this weekend’s races.
Saturday, April 12 – Arkansas Derby – Oaklawn – Derby Prep – 100-40-20-10
Saturday, April 12 – Blue Grass – Keeneland – Derby Prep – 100-40-20-10
Saturday, April 19 – Lexington – Keeneland – Derby Prep – 10-4-2-1 – last Derby Prep race.

Sunday, April 13 – Beaumont – Keeneland – Oaks Prep – 10-4-2-1 – last Oaks Prep race.

More Derby information here!   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/kentucky-derby/

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • April 11 – Gulfstream changes to a 1:25pm post time all days.
  • April 11 – Vernon Downs Harness  opens 6:45pm
  • April 12 – Keeneland early post 12:35pm
  • April 12 – Oaklawn early post 1:00pm
  • April 12 – Woodbine thoroughbreds opens, 1:00pm post time.
  • April 12 – Emerald Downs thoroughbreds opens, 5:00pm post time.
  • April 12 – Hazel Park harness track opens, 7:30pm post time.
  • April 13 – NYS law prohibits horse race wagering on Palm Sunday. OTB is closed.
  • April 18 – Finger Lakes opens, 12:35pm post on Fridays, 1:10pm other days.
  • April 18 – Gulfstream Park added racing today, 1:25pm post time.
  • April 18 – Sunray opens and offered for the first time ever at OTB, 3:30pm post time.
  • April 18 – Thistledown opens, 12:55pm post time. They are approved to simulcast this year.
  • April 19 – Charles Town has an early 5:00pm post time.
  • April 20 – NYS law prohibits horse race wagering on Easter. OTB is closed.
  • April 21 & 22 – HAPPY 38TH BIRTHDAY OTB
  • April 24 – Atlantic City opens, 3:30pm post time.
  • April 25 – Gulfstream Park added racing today. Post time is 1:25pm
  • April 25 – Delta Downs opens, 7:15pm post time.
  • April 25 – Satna Anita special late 6:00pm post time.
  • April 25 -  The Meadows H special late 6:55pm post time.
  • April 26 – Churchill Downs special late 6:00pm post time.
  • April 28 – Fairmount opens, post time 2:00pm.

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4/3/14
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WOOD MEMORIAL, SANTA ANITA DERBY, ASHLAND, FANTASY and so much more at Interbets.com & OTB!

~ Weekend Highlights…
Aqueduct offers wagering fans a $500,000 guaranteed all stakes late Pick 4 Saturday beginning in race 8 at approximately 4:35pm including the Gazelle, Bay Shore, Wood Memorial and Carter. The grade 1 $1,000,000 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct will offer the best-of-the-best the opportunity to earn their spot in the Kentucky Derby. The Gazelle is one of four Kentucky Oaks Preps Saturday. These four Oaks Preps are the last big points earners. The Gazelle is a 1 1/8m prep. Aqueduct will have an early 1:00pm first race post time. The Wood is race 10 at approximately 5:40pm.

NYRA reports in the Aqueduct Racetrack Notes: March 31, 2014, Kristo will make the Wood his first start ever outside of California. His trainer, John Sadler, was quoted as saying, “In his last race, we changed Kristo’s running style… and that probably was a mistake… and we think he deserves one more chance.”  Sadler also has Kobe’s Back as a possible runner in the Bay Shore. NY Bred Uncle Sigh is another possible runner in the Wood with Corey Nakatani confirmed on board once again. The unbeaten Social Inclusion arrived at Aqueduct on Monday and plans to run in the Wood. This will be his first start away from Gulfstream and third overall. Some more Derby contender insight may be gleaned by paying attention to the Wood Memorial this Saturday.

Watch & wager on Saturday’s racing live at an OTB near you. Stream it live on your PC or mobile device with your Interbets.com account. Additional special Wood Memorial coverage will be offered in a live broadcast on NBC Sports Network with coverage from 5:30pm-7:00pm. The Santa Anita Derby will be offered in this same telecast.

Santa Anita will also offer fans a $500,000 guaranteed lat Pick 4 Saturday for their big day highlighted by the grade 1 $1,000,000 Santa Anita Derby, another Derby Prep. In addition there are four more Santa Anita big stakes this day including the grade 1 $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks, a Kentucky Oaks Prep race. Santa Anita will have an early 3:00pm first race post time.

The racing fun begins Friday when Keeneland opens April 4. Keeneland first Saturday card features the third Oaks Prep on April 5, the grade 1 $500,000 Ashland. Oaklawn “brings it” with the grade 3 $400,000 Fantasy and fourth Oaks Prep of the day.  Some very useful Derby & Oaks contender insight may be gleaned by paying attention to the six Preps this Saturday.

On Sunday Oaklawn offers the $100,000 Carousel and Sunland Park offers the $100,000 New Mexico Challenge. Remember that Santa Anita offers a $150,000 guaranteed Pick 6 every Saturday & Sunday as well.

~ Win a trip to the Preakness…
Wagering customers at Interbets and OTB are eligible to win a trip for two to the 2014 Preakness just by playing the Pimlico Players’ Jackpot Pick 5 April 3-May3, New .10 cent minimum. Opening day is Thursday, April 3 and Pimlico will hit the ground running with a contest just for you! See the sign for details. Best wishes from Interbets.com & Catskill OTB.

~ Road to the Derby…
See above for this weekend’s races.
Saturday, April 12 – Arkansas Derby – Oaklawn – Derby Prep – 100-40-20-10
Saturday, April 12 – Blue Grass – Keeneland – Derby Prep – 100-40-20-10
Saturday, April 19 – Lexington – Keeneland – Derby Prep – 10-4-2-1 – last Derby Prep race.

Sunday, April 13 – Beaumont – Keeneland – Oaks Prep – 10-4-2-1 – last Oaks Prep race.

More Derby information here!   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/kentucky-derby/

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • April 2 – Miami Valley Harness opens 6:30pm – All new track for us!
  • April 2 – Balmoral cancelled racing.
  • April 3 – Pimlico opens 1:10pm post time. Win a trip to the Preakness! See above!
  • April 4 – Keeneland opens 1:05pm
  • April 5 – Aqueduct early post 1pm & Santa Anita early post 3pm
  • April 7 – Miami Valley H added racing 6:30pm
  • April 11 – Gulfstream changes to a 1:25pm post time all days.
  • April 11 – Vernon Downs Harness  opens 6:45pm

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3/27/14
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FLORIDA DERBY! DUBAI WORLD CUP! LOUISIANA DERBY… AND SO MUCH MORE!

~ Racing Highlights…
Derby Future Pool 4 wagering is underway since Thursday and continues through Saturday.
You may Advance Wager the Dubai World Cup card all day Friday. Half of the Dubai races are run
before the branches open on Saturday.

On Saturday OTB branches open at 11:30am. Update! Gulfstream has an early 12 noon post time Saturday. It’s $1,000,000 Florida Derby Day.  Fair Grounds has an early 1:30pm post time. It’s also the $1,000,000 Louisiana Derby Day and Dubai World Cup Day.

Watch Saturday’s racing live at an OTB near you. Stream it live on your PC or mobile device with your Interbets.com account. Additional special race coverage below:
Louisiana Derby on NBC Sports Network, race 11 at 7:10pm.
Dubai World Cup on Fox Sports1 coverage 1:00pm-2:30pm
Florida Derby coverage on NBC

~ Meydan Racecourse…
DUBAI WORLD CUP DAY, Saturday, March 29, 2014 $27,000,000 in purses!
Please note we will start with Race 2.  Post times are as follows:

Race 2 9:10am EDT $1,000,000 Godolphin Mile
Race 3 9:45am EDT $1,000,000 Dubai Gold Cup
Race 4 10:25am EDT $2,000,000 UAE Derby***
Race 5 11:03am EDT $1,000,000 Al Quoz Sprint
OTB Branches open at 11:30am today!
Race 6 11:41am EDT $2,000,000 Dubai Golden Shaheen
Race 7 12:39pm EDT $5,000,000 Dubai Duty Free
Race 8 1:17pm EDT $5,000,000 Dubai Sheema Classic
Race 9 2:05pm EDT $10,000,000 Dubai World Cup

Superfecta Carryover of $2,645 on Race 9
***Kentucky Derby Prep Race
FREE Dubai Past Performance Sheets & Picks are available in the Handicappers’ Corner at Interbets.com http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/ny-hot-list/

~ MARCH Road to the Derby…
Saturday, March 29 – Florida Derby – Gulfstream – Derby Prep
Saturday, March 29 – Louisiana Derby – Fair Grounds – Derby Prep
Saturday, March 29 – UAE Derby – Meydan Racecourse – Derby Prep

Saturday, March 29 – Gulfstream Park Oaks – Gulfstream – Oaks Prep
Saturday, March 29 – Fair Grounds Oaks – Fair Grounds – Oaks Prep

The top four finishers now earn 100-40-20-10 beginning on March 29!!!
The Kentucky Oaks Preps also follow the same points system for a spot in the race.

RIGHT NOW >>> Kentucky Derby Future Pool 4 Thursday, March 27 – Saturday, March 29.
California Chrome is the morning line odds favorite at 5-1. Cairo Prince is close behind with 6-1 mlo. All Others are in third with 8-1. Hoppertunity, Bobby’s Kitten, In Trouble, Midnight Hawk, Ride On Curlin, Ring Weekend (g), Social Inclusion, We Miss Artie, and Wildcat Red are new wagering interests from Pool 3.

More Derby information here!   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/kentucky-derby/

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • Thursday, March 27 – Saturday, March 29 – Derby Future Pool 4
  • Thursday, March 27 – Buffalo H added racing today, 5pm
  • Friday, March 28 – Advance bet the Dubai World Cup Day card
  • Friday, March 28 – Philadelphia H opens today 12:40pm post time.
  • Friday, March 28 – Hoosier H opens 5:15pm post time
  • Saturday, March 29 – Branches early open 11:30am. Gulfstream early post 12 noon. Meydan – Dubai racing will be in progress when branches open.
  • Saturday, March 29 – Sam Houston changed to an early 3:15pm post time.
  • Sunday, March 30 – Turfway Park added racing today, post time 1:10pm.

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3/20/14
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INSIDE INFORMATION AT OTB, SPIRAL & SUNLAND DERBY TOO!

~ Racing Highlights…
~Saturday…
It’s a big Derby & Oaks Prep weekend both Saturday and Sunday. Turfway Park is the place to be Saturday. The Derby Prep Race is the $550,000 Spiral Stakes and the Oaks Prep Race is the Bourbonette Oaks.  The Spiral is scheduled as race 11 on the twelve race card. Post time is 6:28pm. The Bourbonette is race 10 at 5:42pm. That’s not all that’s happening though. Gulfstream offers the grade 2 $200,000 Inside Information. Aqueduct offers the grade 3 $150,000 Excelsior, Santa Anita offers the grade 2 $200,000 Luis Rey Stakes, and the George Morton Levy Pacing Series begins at Yonkers.

~Sunday…
Sunland Park is the place to be Sunday. The Derby Prep race is the $800,000 Sunland Derby and the Oaks Prep Race is of course the Sunland Park Oaks. Sunland’s undercard features six more stakes races today. For those of us ready for warmer days the $100,000 Dream of Summer at Santa Anita may be the race for you.

~ MARCH Road to the Derby…
Saturday, March 22 – Spiral – Turfway Park – Derby Prep
Saturday, March 23 – Sunland Derby – Sunland Park – Derby Prep
Saturday, March 29 – Florida Derby – Gulfstream – Derby Prep
Saturday, March 29 – Louisiana Derby – Fair Grounds – Derby Prep
Saturday, March 29 – UAE Derby – Meydan Racecourse – Derby Prep

Saturday, March 22 – Bourbounette Oaks – Turfway Park – Oaks Prep
Saturday, March 23 – Sunland Park Oaks – Sunland Park – Oaks Prep
Saturday, March 29 – Gulfstream Park Oaks – Gulfstream – Oaks Prep

The Derby Championship Season: The top four finishers earn 50-20-10-5 points now through March 23 toward winning a spot in the Kentucky Derby. The points jump to 100-40-20-10 on March 29. The Kentucky Oaks Preps also follow the same points system for a spot in the race.

More Derby dates to remember:
NEXT WEEK: Kentucky Derby Future Pool 4 Thursday, March 27 – Saturday, March 29.

More Derby information here!   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/kentucky-derby/

~ Oaklawn Hot List $uccess…
The NY Hot List Team continues to be successful at Aqueduct and the Oaklawn Hot List Picks are proving the methodology works. March 14th was a good day with three winners. The high payout was $58. The Hot List also gave out three parts of the Pick four. Their other selection of the four legs came in second.

Interbets offers the NY & Oaklawn Hot List Picks FREE in the Handicappers’ Corner on the website daily and at all Catskill OTB branches.

~NY Racing news…
~Thoroughbreds…
The NY Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. just announced the NY bred stakes schedule upgrades for 2014. This year’s schedule offers a defined series of races for each age group and the addition of five new races for 2-year-olds. The intention is to offer similar programs for 3-year-olds and older horses of both sexes in future years. In addition there will be an additional Showcase Day featuring six stakes to be held at Saratoga on Travers Stakes Day, August 24. The next NY Bred Stakes event is the $100,000 Broadway Stakes on Saturday, March 29 at Aqueduct.

~Harness… Now is a good time to bet Yonkers Raceway with Interbets.com. Yonkers just announced across-the-board purse increases of approximately fifteen percent beginning March 24. With increased competition they want to be sure to maintain the best racing right here in NY according to their press releases. Yonkers also kicks off two six week series, the Blue Chip Matchmaker this Friday and the George Morton Levy Pacing Series this Saturday. On Friday the Matchmaker Series with offer four $40,000 opening-round divisions, races 4,6,9, and 10 on the 12-race card.  On Saturday the Levy Series offers five $50,000 races in the opening-round divisions as races 2,4,5,9, and 11 on the 12-race card.

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • Friday, March 21 – Sam Houston (Qtr) begins 8pm post time
  • Saturday, March 22 – Pocono Downs H begins 6:30pm post time
  • Thursday, March 27 – Saturday, March 29 – Derby Future Pool 4
  • Thursday, March 27 – Buffalo H added racing today, 5pm
  • Friday, March 28 – Advance bet the Dubai World Cup Day card
  • Friday, March 28 – Hoosier H opens 5:15pm post time
  • Saturday, March 29 – Dubai World Cup Day & Florida Derby – Branches early open 11:30am. Meydan – Dubai racing will be in progress when branches open. Gulfstream early post 12 noon.

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3/13/14
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REBEL, IRISH O’BRIEN & SANTA MARGARITA & MUCH MORE AT OTB & INTERBETS THIS WEEKEND!

~ Racing Highlights…
~Saturday…
The $100,000 Cicada tops the card at Aqueduct Saturday. Santa Anita once again delivers with the grade 2 $350,000 Santa Margarita and $100,000 Irish O’Brien Stakes. The highlight of the day will be Oaklawn featuring the lone Derby Prep Race, the grade 2 $600,000 REBEL in addition to the $200,000 Azeri (Race 8) and $200,000 Razorback Handicap (Race 9). Yes that’s right, the Azeri and Razorback both had a $50,000 boost in purse this year. The Rebel is scheduled as race 10, post time 7:04pm eastern.

~Sunday…
Santa Anita features the grade 2 $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes.

~ MARCH Road to the Derby…
Saturday, March 15 – Rebel Stakes – Oaklawn Park – Derby Prep
Saturday, March 22 – Spiral – Turfway Park – Derby Prep
Saturday, March 23 – Sunland Derby – Sunland Park – Derby Prep
Saturday, March 29 – Florida Derby – Gulfstream – Derby Prep
Saturday, March 29 – Louisiana Derby – Fair Grounds – Derby Prep
Saturday, March 29 – UAE Derby – Meydan Racecourse – Derby Prep

Saturday, March 22 – Bourbounette Oaks – Turfway Park – Oaks Prep
Saturday, March 23 – Sunland Park Oaks – Sunland Park – Oaks Prep
Saturday, March 29 – Gulfstream Park Oaks – Gulfstream – Oaks Prep
Saturday, March 29 – Bourbounette Oaks – Turfway Park – Oaks Prep
Saturday, March 22 – Bourbounette Oaks – Turfway Park – Oaks Prep

The Derby Championship Season: The top four finishers earn 50-20-10-5 points now through March 23 toward winning a spot in the Kentucky Derby. The points jump to 100-40-20-10 on March 29. The Kentucky Oaks Preps also follow the same points system for a spot in the race.

More Derby dates to remember:
Kentucky Derby Future Pool 4 Thursday, March 27 – Saturday, March 29.

More Derby information here!   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/kentucky-derby/

~ NY Hot List $uccess…

The NY Hot List Team continues to be successful at Aqueduct. A little overdue, but worthy of note is their weekend winnings February 22 & 23. They had 9 winners in 44 starters, 29 of which finished in the money! Saturday’s biggest win came in the 8th race with Joe Mooch ($10.20), boxed Trifecta paid $159.50. Sunday’s biggest win came in the 8th race with Hot Rendezvous ($21.20), the Exacta paid $145.50, Tri $785, and Superfecta $2,791. Their streak continued into Monday, February 24th when the 4th race Exacta with 29-1 Newyork Conspiracy finished 2nd paying $247.50.
Remember the Hot List complete Review Sheets and unique methodology is provided free to Interbets Account Holders. Call888-FUN@BET or go to Interbets to register instantly on-line to get started today. Be sure to let us know you want access to the Review Sheets. Archived Reviews are available to get you up to speed as well. Interbets also offers the Hot List Free Picks in the Handicappers’ Corner on the website daily.

~Harness news…
Good news! Balmoral & Maywood will be back up and running as of this Friday, March 14.

~ Notes to know…

  • Times posted in this newsletter are always listed for the Eastern Time Zone.
  • Friday, March 14 – Maywood & Balmoral are back on the schedule.
  • Friday, March 21 – Sam Houston (Qtr) begins 8pm post time
  • Saturday, March 22 – Pocono Downs H begins 6:30pm post time
  • Thursday, March 27 – Saturday, March 29 – Derby Future Pool 4
  • Thursday, March 27 – Buffalo H added racing today, 5pm
  • Friday, March 28 – Advance bet the Dubai World Cup Day card
  • Friday, March 28 – Hoosier H opens 5:15pm post time
  • Saturday, March 29 – Dubai World Cup Day & Florida Derby – Branches early open 11:30am. Meydan – Dubai racing will be in progress when branches open. Gulfstream early post 12 noon.