Latest Horse Betting News

We are focused to keep you informed about every aspect of legal horse betting online, and that includes creating and constantly updating our News Page. We have developed this section to focus primarily on the most important and popular thoroughbred horse races, and will provide you with information you won't usually find anywhere else. And news on international races like The Melbourne Cup in Australia and the Royal Ascot in Ascot, England are covered as well, since there are also great betting opportunities in non-US races.

But the Triple Crown includes the most wagered on races every year by far. Before the Kentucky Derby is held on the first Saturday in May at storied Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, we will let you know what horses are peaking and which jockeys to keep an eye on. We will also alert you to which owners and trainers believe they have the winning horse in The Run for the Roses, and deliver stats, previous race speeds, and track tendencies to help you make an informed wager.

The second leg in the Triple Crown of thoroughbred horse racing is the important Preakness Stakes, which is held a short two weeks after the Kentucky Derby at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Then trainers, jockeys and thoroughbreds have a full three weeks before the final leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, is run at Belmont Park on Long Island.

But there are also significant races that sometimes fly under the radar of the typical sports gambler which give the savvy thoroughbred bettor a great idea of how the big names will be running in the more important races. The American Oaks Invitational Stakes, Arkansas Derby, Arlington Million Grade 1 race and the Florida Derby are just a few of the important races which usually offer excellent betting opportunities, and you can get news on those races here.

Outside of the Big Three races, the full Slate of Breeders' Cup races which are run at the end of the year have challenged the Triple Crown events in terms of television viewership and popularity in recent years. And we will keep you informed about any late-breaking news concerning that race, also providing access to early, changing and last-minute betting odds so you can act quickly upon intelligent information. The Hollywood Park Racetrack, Gulfstream Park, Oaklawn Park, Keeneland Racecourse, Santa Anita and Aqueduct are all home to important horse races every year, and we will keep you updated with the events and news from these and all other top thoroughbred horse tracks year-round.

Latest Horse Racing News Headlines

11 - 1 Hardest Core Upsets at Arlington Million for First Graded Stakes Win - 08/28/14

Get a look at some unexpected upsets on the horse tracks recently, including Hardest Core's feat of beating 11-1 odds at the prestigious Arlington Million race in August, as well as other unexpected victories that beat the odds.

Smart Looking Wise Dan Back On Top of NTRA Thoroughbred Poll - 08/20/14

The NTRA Thoroughbred Poll rates the top ten spots among thoroughbreds that have raced within the last 7 days. This poll determines who the favorites are for upcoming races and can influence the odds as well for legal horse betting action.

Legitimate Horse Betting - How to Bet the Ponies Online - 08/07/14

Get expert input concerning the ins and outs of betting on horses online. This article includes an explanation of the various types of horse racing wagering options, and how to select and navigate an online racebook betting session.

Possible Candidates For the 2015 Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown? - 08/01/14

Learn more about potential candidates for next year's annual Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown races including reports on recent performances that have positioned some specific contenders for being favorites in the Triple Crown series.

Tom's Tribute, Somali Lemonade and TrackAttacker Turn Heads - 07/22/14

Get an inside look into this past week's horse racing upsets and head turning results from some unexpected contenders. Also find out how some of these race outcomes are influencing the upcoming Breeder's Cup, as well as other key races around the country.

Horse Racing Wrapup July 11, 12, 13 - Upsets Abound in Equestrian Action from New York to France - 07/17/14

Get the latest updates in horse racing, including some unexpected upsets and unsurprising victories at key equestrian events all around the globe. Find out how recent races position contenders for the upcoming Breeder's Cup event.

California Chrome Training Ground Los Alamitos Rolls Out Thoroughbred Racing - 07/09/14

Read about the brand new thoroughbred racing options at the Los Alamitos Race Course, which was the location that California Chrome trained at before nearly winning the Triple Crown title in 2014. Though some criticize the training ground, others call it an up and coming horse racing destination.

Untapable Looks Unstoppable - 07/03/14

Find out how the three year old thoroughbred Untapable is making the headlines with a recent series of wins at prominent horse races, most notably the recent win at the Grade 1 Mother Goose Stakes in Belmont. Find out how this winning streak will affect Untapable in future races.

Royal Ascot Runs, US Action Aplenty and Peru Hits the 2014 Breeders' Cup Picture - 06/25/14

Find out how Peru is getting involved in the 2014 Breeder's Cup World Championship, and what took place at the recent Royal Ascot Runs events. This article also provides a sneak peek into how participants are starting to shape up for the upcoming Breeder's Cup Races.

Legal Horse Betting Weekly Global Roundup - 06/18/14

Get an inside look at what is happening in the world of horse racing now that the annual Triple Crown series has come to a close. This article covers races from all around the world, and takes a look at some of the big upcoming races.

Tonalist Foils California Chrome's Triple Crown Bid at Belmont Stakes - 06/09/14

Find out the results from this past weekend's Belmont Stakes and final leg of the Triple Crown series. California Chrome was deprived the Triple Crown victory by Tonalist, and was passed up for second and third place as well. Find out more about what some feel are definitive circumstances affecting the race results.

Is California Colt the Unlucky 13th Loser Since 1978 or 12th Triple Crown Winner? - 06/04/14

Find out what the professionals are saying about California Chrome's chances are for winning or loosing the Triple Crown at this weekend's Belmont Stakes race, the third leg in the Triple Crown series. Will the favorite CA colt bring it home, or will a long shot horse take the win?

Memorial Day Weekend Thoroughbred Racing Roundup - 05/29/14

Get a detailed overview for the multiple Memorial Day Weekend thoroughbred races that took place across the country. This article includes results information on who won big and who fell short, as well as the impact these races have on the upcoming Belmont Stakes race.

California Chrome Flashes Triple Crown Form at The Preakness For 6 In a Row - 05/20/14

Get the details of California Chrome's victory in the recent Preakness Stakes and what we can expect from him in the upcoming Belmont Stakes, possibly determining the next Triple Crown winner, or a tragic loss that brought one Golden State colt so close he could taste it.

California Chrome Draws Inside Slot As a Longshot Filly Settles into the Winningest Preakness Post Position - 05/16/14

Find out how the odds are shaping up for Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome who took the Kentucky Derby win several weeks ago, as well as what the pro's are expecting from filly Ria Antonia as the longshot that has captivated the world.

Kentucky Derby Domination, Preakness Stakes Preview and 2014 Triple Crown Odds - 05/07/14

Get details about the 2014 Kentucky Derby results, as well as some insight into what we can expect to see at the upcoming Preakness Stakes. As soon as California Chrome crossed the finish line, new odds on the Triple Crown were posted for bettors.

2014 Kentucky Derby Field Is In Place, and South African Louis The King Makes Triple Crown History - 04/30/14

Read about the final lineup for the Kentucky Derby, and which contenders are expected to provide a show stopping performance in their Run for the Roses and for the Triple Crown. There are 6 top names in the hat, but as history has shown, anything can happen.

Quenneville Jinxed by Dynamic Impact, Cairo Prince Ruled Out of Kentucky Derby - 04/23/14

Find out how Cairo Prince has been eliminated from consideration for the Kentucky Derby, and how Quenneville's MidnighHawk was unexpectedly and suddenly ousted by Dynamic Impact in the Grade III Illinois Derby race. This is one industry in which long shots can make it to the top over night.

40 - 1 Longshot Danza Convincingly Claims Arkansas Derby and a Kentucky Derby Spot - 04/17/14

Get the inside scoop on how Danza, a genuine longshot has captivated the industry with his unexpected win at the Arkansas Derby, solidifying his spot in the 2014 Kentucky Derby race. Find out what the professionals think about this win coming out of nowhere.

Long Shot Looks Wicked Strong at Aqueduct as Kentucky Derby Picture Shapes Up - 04/08/14

Read about how Wicked Strong has gone from a long shot to a top contender in the Kentucky Derby overnight by coming out of nowhere to impress everyone at the Aqueduct Track in NY during Kentucky Derby prep races and qualifiers.

California Chrome Shines as the New Top Kentucky Derby Contender - 04/02/14

Find out more about the new star of the Kentucky Derby qualifiers and why California Chrome is garnering so much attention. Also get information regarding the National Thoroughbred Association 3 Year Poll and who they are ranking as the top contenders.

Thoroughbred Racing Roundup, Kentucky Derby Contenders Update - 03/25/14

Get the latest information concerning the Kentucky Derby contenders based on recent racing performances, losses and wins, revealing who is most promising at this point.

Kentucky Derby Contenders Shake-Up – New Blood Emerges - 03/20/14

Learn about the 'new blood' that is emerging as the top rated Kentucky Derby contenders race their hearts out as they compete in events leading up to the Run for the Roses in May.

Kentucky Derby Contenders Updated Power Rankings - 03/14/14

Get the latest updates for the top rated Kentucky Derby, including information on their latest performances, their current Derby Points, and their power rankings according to the experts. The Run for the Roses gets closer every day, and the Derby contenders have growing pressure to perform.

Kentucky Derby Prep Results and Dubai World Cup Hopefuls - 03/06/14

Get insight into the results of last week's Kentucky Derby prep series races as well as the Dubai World Cup races that took place. These results provide information for prediction Triple Crown results and who has it in them to come out on top.

Cairo Prince Noses Out Honor Code In Top 10 Kentucky Derby Hopefuls List - 02/21/14

Read about Cairo Prince's rise in the rankings as he beats out Kentucky Derby favorite Honor Code by just half a length. Was it enough to make him the favorite? Not with everyone. Find out who is supporting this 2014 Triple Crown hopeful and who is sticking with Honor Code for the odds.

Record Number of Horses Nominated for Kentucky Derby, Pletcher in Control - 02/13/14

Learn more about the many prize thoroughbreds who have been nominated for this year's Kentucky Derby. This article provides an inside look into these contenders and what they are predicted to bring to the table. Find out who the early favorites are for 2014.

Early Derby Hopefuls Make Some Noise - 01/30/14

With the storied Kentucky Derby less than four months away, some horses are starting to make a case for themselves as possible Las Vegas odds on favorites for the Run for the Roses and this year's Triple Crown. Weekend stakes races held early in the year are often times strong indicators of future talent in bigger races, and that appeared to be the case this past weekend.

Los Alamitos Race Course Expanding Schedule to Absorb Hollywood Park Closure - 01/19/14

Read about how the Los Alamitos Race Course is willing to step up to the plate and dramatically change their schedule in order to ensure that the industry does not feel the full impact of the closing of the historic and beloved Hollywood Park track.

Top 3 Handicapping Books to Consider - 01/08/14

Find out more about the top 3 books about handicapping and how the information in each can help you in your horse betting sessions. These books are written by experts in the industry who know what they are talking about based on their own success.

Professional Horse Race Handicappers Hit Your TV Screen in 2014 Reality Show - 12/31/13

Learn more about a new reality show TV series that will attempt to provide the audience with an inside look into professional horse race handicappers. The show will feature several specific gamblers who are wealthy and willing to risk their fortunes on the races.

Storied Hollywood Park Closing After 75 Years of Horse Racing Magic - 12/20/13

This article details the historic Hollywood Park that has been providing memorable horse race moments for 75 years. Learn more about the memories made at this beloved track, and join with us in saying goodbye to a special piece of horse racing history.

Preakness Stakes Receives 50% Purse Boost to $1.5 Million - 12/16/13

Learn the details about the Preakness Stakes purse boost that increases the total by 50%, ending up with a very nice $1.5 million figure. Find out how this winner's purse compares to the other elite horse racing events and how it will affect the industry.

Honor Code Holds Off Cairo Prince to Emerge as Early 2014 Kentucky Derby Favorite - 12/03/13

Find out how Honor Code has fought hard to come out on top as an early 2014 Kentucky Derby leader, and what lies ahead for this successful thoroughbred, including the competition that this horse may see as the horse racing world already starts thinking about 2014's Run for the Roses.

Delta Downs Jackpot and Clark Handicap Offer Big Thoroughbreds to Watch in 2014 11/25/13

For those horse betting fans who are already contemplating the action for the 2014 Kentucky Derby, this article will provide you with some information on how the Delta Downs Jackpot and the Clark Handicap event will give industry watchers an inside look to the 2014 lineup of thoroughbreds. Read full article.