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6/25/15

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~ Weekend highlights…
Hello Summer! We’ve been waiting for you!  The first full weekend of summer is here and starts with an arsenal of graded stakes from Belmont, Monmouth, Churchill, Prairie Meadows, and Santa Anita all Saturday.  There’s plenty to wager on all day and night with forty-three tracks scheduled.

The graded stakes action will start heating things up in the late afternoon with Belmont’s grade 1 $300,000 Mother Goose. The Mother Goose is also Equibase’s “Feature Race of the Week”.  See link to further information below.  Santa Anita will have a revised 4:00pm post and offers the biggest card of the weekend with $1,100,000 in graded stakes highlighted by the grade 1 $500,000 Gold Cup.  The Gold Cup is also a Breeders’ Cup Classic Challenge Race with TV coverage on NBCSN from 8:00pm-9:00pm.   As the sun goes down Churchill’s evening card keeps the racing hot offering the grade 2 $200,000 Firecracker and three more stakes. It’s also Prairie Meadows’ Cornhusker Night and three more graded stakes.

Saturday  is also a good night for harness fans with important elimination races at Pocono Downs H for the Ben Franklin and the Max Hempt, Earl Beal Jr., and James Lynch Memorials.

Sunday is fun-day as they say with six figure stakes from Woodbine, Tioga H, Belmont and Santa Anita. Belmont features the $100,000 Dancin Renee for NY Bred, 3 year olds and up, Fillies and Mares. Santa Anita offers the grade 3 $150,000 San Juan Capistrano and a revised late 4:00pm post.

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…
Fridays, June 26 and July 3 Belmont offers a late 3:00pm post time.

Looking ahead to next weekend Belmont boasts the “Stars & Stripes Festival takes center stage, spotlighting some of America’s top turf runners” with “six graded stakes races worth over $3.25 million in purses.”  There’s an early 12:30pm Belmont post on Saturday, July 4 and four guaranteed wagering pools. More details in the next newsletter.

Good News! Expect extensive TV coverage of the Saratoga thoroughbred meet this year. More details soon.

~Horse News…

“American Pharoah won’t earn the highest honor possible July 15 at ESPN’s Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Awards — he’s not up for Best Male Athlete — but the Triple Crown winner is among four for Best Championship Performance.”  http://www.courier-journal.com/story/sports/2015/06/24/american-pharoah-anthony-davis-and-louisville-sports-figures-up-for-espns-espy-awards/29206315/

Fans are allowed one vote in each category at this link: http://es.pn/1FAVXva

~ 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 27 – MOTHER GOOSE  – Belmont
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.
  • June 26: Belmont 3:00pm post.
  • June 27 & 28 Santa Anita revised later 4:00pm post.
  • June 29 Plainridge H revised 11am post .
  • July 1 & 2 Plainridge H revised 11am post.
  • July 2 Northfield Park H added racing, 6:00pm post.
  • July 4 Belmont Stars & Stripes Day!  12:30pm post.
  • July 10 & 11 Meadowlands revised early 5:30pm post.

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6/18/15

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~ Weekend highlights…
It’s just two weeks since the historic Belmont that produced a Triple Crown winner and we’re back to talking about Belmont. This Saturday, June 20 will be highlighted by the grade 3 $150,000 Bed O’ Roses Handicap at Belmont and the guaranteed $300,000 Late Pick 4 is still available.  (See more NY racing information below.)  Santa Anita follows with the grade 2 $200,000 Summertime Oaks and a $500,000 Late Pick 4.

Saturday evening is capped off with the $2,250,000 Mohawk harness track card highlighted by the $1,000,000 North America Cup Final.  Four more stakes include the Fan Hanover Final, Roses Are Red Final, the Armbro Flight, and the Mohawk Gold Cup. Mohawk has a special early 6:30pm post this evening. The NA Cup is race 12 at approximately 10:40pm.  Wiggle It Jiggleit is the morning line favorite at 8-5 in post 3.  There’s a $100,000 all stakes Late Pick 4 at Mohawk beginning in race 9 (Roses Are Red). The stakes in the additional legs are race 10 (Gold Cup), leg three is race 11 (Fan Hanover), and finishing with the NA Cup in Race 12. There’s also a $50,000 early Pick 4 beginning in Race 4.

Sunday is Father’s Day and what better way to enjoy the day then to go to OTB with Dad! Belmont will offer two NYSS. Woodbine offers the grade 2 $200,000 King Edward, Santa Anita offers two $125,000, and NY’s own Vernon Downs harness track offers  two Empire Breeders Classics, a $105,000 NYSS and Excelsior races. Need a gift for Dad? OTB gift vouchers and NY Lottery games make a great gift and fit in a 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…
Heads up! June 19 is Belmont’s twilight 3pm special post time. There will be another twilight card on June 26.  The Stars & Stripes Festival is scheduled for July 4th featuring approximately $3.5 million in purses. Early post July 4th will be 12:30pm; plenty of guaranteed pools this day too. More details soon.

Finger Lakes changed Friday’s post time to 12:35pm and all Fridays after this too. Other race days remain 1:10pm.

Saratoga released their summer meet schedule. Yes, it’s just about five weeks away!  Post time is 1:00pm. Special post August 29, Travers Stakes Day, at 11:45am, and the last three days of the meet September 5, Woodward Day, September 6 and September 7 at 12:30pm.

2015 Belmont Stakes & Triple Crown history! Relive it all here!  Who else keeps replaying the race?! https://youtu.be/WyDcXtVb8_U

~Horse News…
The latest rumor: #Triple Crown “Monmouth Park may be the likely next stop for Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, with the $1-million William Hill Haskell Invitational on Aug. 2 serving as the first of two races before the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland on Oct. 31.” http://www.app.com/story/sports/2015/06/17/american-pharoah-monmouth-park-del-mar-bonus/28851273/

Interesting news: “Hope’s Love, a full sister to Horse of the Year California Chrome, was a closing second in her racing debut in the fourth race at Golden Gate Fields Saturday (June 13).” Paulick Report 06/13/15

~ 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, June 20 – SUMMERTIME OAKS – Santa Anita
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.
  • June 19 & 26: Belmont 3:00pm post
  • June 20 Mohawk H early 6:30pm post – North America Cup
  • June 20 Delta Downs Q early  6:30pm post.
  • June 21 Happy Father’s Day! OTB gift vouchers make great gifts! Spend the day with Dad at OTB!
  • July 4 Belmont Stars & Stripes Day!

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6/11/15

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~Triple Crown wrap up…
It was the day we’d all been waiting for. Congratulations to American Pharoah, owner/breeder Ahmed Zayat, trainer Bob Baffert,  jockey Victor Espinoza and all their connections on this long awaited Triple Crown triumph. There can be no doubt that American Pharoah earned his place in history with a 5 ½ lengths lead over Frosted when he hit the finish line. Wow!

Relive it all here!  Who else keeps replaying the race?! https://youtu.be/WyDcXtVb8_U

This Saturday American Pharoah’s connections will be presented with their engraved Kentucky Derby trophies just after race 6 at 8:28pm in the Churchill Downs Trackside Winner’s Circle. Check with NBCSN 8pm-10pm for possible coverage of the award presentation.

~ Weekend highlights…
This Saturday is a graded stakes bonanza! Belmont, still riding high from last week, will offer the grade 3 $300,000 Poker Handicap. Santa Anita features the grade 1 $400,000 Shoemaker Mile and the grade 3 $100,000 Adoration. Churchill will have a late 6:00pm post for their special card on Saturday. Churchill will offer four graded stakes highlighted by the grade 1 $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap.

The Stephen Foster is race 6 at Churchill, post time approximately 9:42pm. There will be a field of seven for this race which is also a designated Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In Classic Division” race. The winner earns a spot in the Breeders’ Cup Classic later this year on October 31, 2015.

This year’s Stephen Foster will have additional broadcast coverage on NBC Sports Network from 8pm-10pm. The show will include coverage of American Pharoah at Churchill, the Regret, Fleur de Lis Handicap and the Stephen Foster. The seven contenders are Hopportunity, Commissioner, Lea, Cat Burglar, Majestic Harbor, Noble Bird, and Paganol in no particular order.

On the harness side of life Pocono Downs Harness Track offers the $225,000 Pennsylvania Sire Series this Saturday. Mohawk offers eliminations on the North America Cup, Fan Hanover, and Roses are Red.

Sunday, June 14 is flag day. We have our flag flying already. How about you? Appropriately scheduled, or one week too late, is the Wild Applause at Belmont this Sunday.  The biggest Sunday race event is the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks.

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…
I think we can still hear them cheering at Belmont. I heard the cheers continued for about 10 full minutes from the time American Pharoah came down the stretch till well after the race was won.

Yonkers is still on their break until their scheduled return this Saturday evening. Yonkers announced that they will increase the guarantee on their already growing Pick 5 for this Saturday up to $60,000 guaranteed. The Pick 5 begins in race 7.  OTB will offer a Yonkers Contest too! See below.

~Harness Contests…
With the return of Yonkers eleven of our OTB branch locations will turn up the heat this Saturday evening by offering a Happy Hour Free Harness Handicapping Contest. It’s free to enter. Entries are available beginning at 6pm and may be entered up to post time of Yonkers’ second  race, approximately 7:30pm. Someone at each branch will win $25 in free bets! More details and find a location here:   http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/3233/

In addition to the eleven OTB branches holding Handicapping Contests there’s another event! Two additional OTB branches will instead be playing The OTB Game. Saturday’s game is free to play. The game will be for Yonkers Race 5. There is a limited number of entries in this game to be held at the Nyack OTB and the Park Avenue Teletheater in Nanuet. One lucky player at each branch will win $10 in free bets! More details and find a location here: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/news/coming-up-promotions/

~ 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 13 – STEPHEN FOSTER – Churchill Downs
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.
  • June 3-12 Yonkers is not racing during this time.
  • June 11 – Ocean Downs  Harness Track opens, post 7:20pm
  • June 12 Northfield Park is racing Fridays beginning today, 6:00pm post.
  • June 13 FREE Harness Handicapping Contest at 11 OTBs  enter 6pm-7:30pm before Yonkers Races 2!
  • June 13 FREE OTB Game at two OTBs. Game pieces distributed by post time of  Yonkers 7:10pm, first come, first served while supply lasts.
  • June 19 Belmont 3:00pm post
  • June 20 Mohawk H early 6:30pm post.
  • June 21 Happy Father’s Day! OTB gift vouchers make great gifts! Spend the day with Dad at OTB!

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6/3/15

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~ Weekend highlights…
BELMONT STAKES DAY IS SATURDAY and a possible history making Triple Crown!  This will be the 14th attempt at a Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978. American Pharaoh, winner of the 2015 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, is just 1 1/2 miles away from the history books. It was reported that Carpe Diem will not run. The post position draw will be today, Wednesday, June 3.  Watch the draw on MSG from 7-7:30pm.

Besides the Belmont Stakes there are 46 tracks total to wager on this Saturday. See details below on the Belmont Festival of Racing Thursday, June 4 – Saturday, June 6. Belmont offers ten stakes Saturday with purses totaling over $7,550,000. Six of the stakes are grade 1, two are grade 2, and one is grade 3.

Harness players will have much to focus on this Saturday as well. During the afternoon The Meadows offers the $200,000 PASS and $120 Currier & Ives. Later in the evening Vernon Downs has NYSS and Excelsior races, Meadowlands offers two more Graduate races, and Mohawk offers the ONSS Gold and Somebeachsomewhere.

There are 24 tracks offered this Sunday including stakes from Monmouth, Woodbine, and Santa Anita.

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 STAKES FESTIVAL JUNE 4-6 & TRIPLE CROWN FEVER:
Complete Belmont Stakes Information and links here:
http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/racing-schedule/belmont-stakes-information/

THURSDAY, JUNE 4: 12:50pm Belmont early first race post.
$75,000 guaranteed Pick 6 in Race 3 post time 1:52pm

FRIDAY, JUNE 5: 12:50pm Belmont early first race post.
Advance wager on the Belmont Stakes today!
Guaranteed Wagers:
Two-Day Double:  $150,000 gtd. True North – Metropolitan Handicap
Two-Day Double: $300,000 gtd. Belmont Gold Cup – Belmont Stakes
Race 5 $150,000 Pick 6,  2:56pm
Race 7 $300,000 Late Pick 4,  4:00pm
Additional National TV coverage on NBC Sports Network 3:30pm-6:00pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 6: 11:35am early first race post. OTB branches open at 10:00am
Guaranteed Wagers:
Race 1 $500,000 Pick 5, 11:35am
Race 3 $250,000 Pick 3, 12:39pm
Race 6 $1,000,000 Pick 6, 2:34pm
Race 8 $1,500,000 Pick 4, 4:00pm
Additional National TV coverage:
NBC Sports Network 2:30pm-4:30pm
NBC – TV 4:30pm-7:00pm – Note, Belmont Stakes, race 11, 6:50pm
NBC Sports Network 7:00-7:30pm

~NYRA/MSG Broadcast Announced…
Wednesday, June 3, 7-7:30pm  – Belmont Insider: Belmont Draw
Friday, June 5, 7-7:30pm – Belmont Show
Friday, August 28, (time tbd) Saratoga Insider: Travers Preview Show & NY Racing Series: Empire
Saturday, Oct. 24, (time tbd) Belmont Fall Showcase Day

~ 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, June 6 – BELMONT STAKES – Belmont 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.
  • June 3-12 Yonkers is not racing during this time.
  • June 4 & June 5 Belmont post 12:50pm
  • June 5 Advance Bet the Belmont Stakes today.
  • June 6 Belmont post 11:35am, Belmont Stakes Day, OTB & Interbets betting opens at 10am!
  • June 6 Pocono Downs early post 3:30pm, 4 races, card breaks for the Belmont then card finishes after.
  • June 6 Charles Town last post 7:30pm
  • June 12 Northfield Park is racing Fridays beginning today, 6:00pm post.

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5/28/15

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~ Weekend highlights…
There are a whopping 43 Saturday tracks and 24 tracks offered this Sunday at OTB and Interbets. Thoroughbred fans have plenty to wager on this weekend featuring Santa Anita’s grade 1 $400,000 American Oaks and Penn National’s five big stakes worth over $1 million highlighted by the grade 3 $500,000 Penn Mile from Penn National. Quarter Horse fans celebrate with eight stakes at Remington worth a million bucks highlighted by two grade 1’s, the $300,000 Heritage Place Futurity and the $250,000 Invitational Championship. Harness  fans have the $300,000 Art Rooney Pace and $115,000 Lismore Pace Finals at Yonkers. There’s something for everyone!

We’re just 9 days away from a potential Triple Crown history making moment! It’s almost hard to think of anything else, but this weekend is chock full of high stakes, graded events and finals. If you’ve never followed the “Upcoming Weekend Stakes” link below then this is the time.

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 STAKES FESTIVAL JUNE 4-6:

Special early 12:50pm post on Thursday, June 4 and Friday, June 5.

Early post 11:35am Saturday, June 6
for the 147th Belmont Stakes.

The Belmont Stakes is scheduled Saturday as race 11, 6:50pm.

$500,000 guaranteed Pick 5
$250,000 guaranteed Pick 3 beginning in race 3
$1,000,000 gtd. Pick 6
$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
NBCSN 7-7:30pm.

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. Paulick Report reports that Frosted is confirmed for the Belmont Stakes as well.  Other possible contenders include Carpe Diem,  Frammento, Materiality, War Story Keen Ice, Conquest Curlinate and Tale of Verve.

~NYRA/MSG Broadcast Announced…
Wednesday, June 3, 7-7:30pm  - Belmont Insider: Belmont Draw
Friday, June 5, 7-7:30pm – Belmont Show
Friday, August 28, (time tbd) Saratoga Insider: Travers Preview Show & NY Racing Series: Empire
Saturday, Oct. 24, (time tbd) Belmont Fall Showcase Day

~ 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 30 – PENN MILE STAKES – Penn National
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 29 Finger Lakes cancelled racing today.
  • May 31 Remington Park added racing today, 2:30pm post time.
  • May 31 New Zealand Racing announced they will offer wagering from Ellerslie this day.
  • June 3-12 Yonkers is not racing during this time.
  • June 4 & June 5 Belmont post 12:50pm
  • June 5 Advance Bet the Belmont Stakes today.
  • June 6 Belmont post 11:35am, Belmont Stakes Day, OTB & Interbets betting opens at 10am!
  • June 12 Northfield Park is racing Fridays beginning today, 6:00pm post.

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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
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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.

~ Open an Interbets Account now…
Open an account in just a few minutes online now: https://wagering.interbets.com/firsttime/firstTimeUsage.do?type=n
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Here are all the different ways you can fund your account: http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/horse-racing-account-wagering/

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Check or Money Order     http://www.interbets.com/racing/otb/horse-racing-account-wagering/funding-checksmoney-orders/

OTB Pay    http://www.otbpay.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, 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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4/16/15
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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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~ 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…

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~ 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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~ 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