Arrogate Overcomes Adversity to Win Dubai World Cup 2017

Mike SmithAnyone who had backed Arrogate, the 1/3 favorite in the 2017 $10 million Dubai World Cup, had to endure a nail-biting time on Saturday (March 25) before he achieved the most impressive win of his career. Arrogate not only missed the break but immediately encountered traffic problems that checked his stride and left him languishing in last approaching the first turn.

He had to run wide and more …

Awesome Mastery Limps out of Kentucky Derby Picture

Bob BaffertThe unbeaten Mastery lived up to his name, cruising seven lengths clear in the Grade 2 $400,690 San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday. Mastery’s awe-inspiring performance confirmed his claims for Kentucky Derby glory – until spectators saw Mike Smith jumping off him and spotted that he was lame.

His trainer Bob Baffert (pictured) had always had very high hopes for more …

Gunnevera Tops Kentucky Derby Points after Fountain of Youth Romp

Javier CastellanoGunnevera powered clear of more fancied rivals in the $400,000 Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, March 4. Swooping late from last to first under Javier Castellano (pictured), he won with such authority that Castellano was able to put his whip down and use his hands and heels to urge him over the wire.

Gunnevera was sent off at more …

Girvin Takes Kentucky Derby Points Lead after Risen Star Victory

Joe SharpThe unfancied 8/1 shot Girvin galloped two lengths clear of Untrapped in the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds on Saturday and straight to the top of the Kentucky Derby points leaderboard.

His trainer Joe Sharp (pictured), husband of former top jockey Rosie Napravnik, was so delighted and surprised by the more …

Classic Empire Misses Fountain of Youth With Foot Abscess

Graham MotionClassic Empire’s trainer Mark Casse has announced that he will miss his scheduled run in the Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park on March 4. His star colt is still suffering from the effects of the foot abscess that is believed to be responsible for his disappointing performance at the same track last time out.

That was in the Grade 2 Holy Bull Stakes on more …

Pegasus World Cup Review: Easy for Arrogate as Chrome Flops

Art ShermanThe first running of the $12million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on January 28 was supposed to be a scintillating two horse race but only one of them showed up sound on the day, allowing the Bob Baffert-trained Arrogate to win easily.

Unfortunately the Pegasus will be remembered by many as the one time that the usually ultra-consistent California Chrome failed to more …

Pegasus World Cup: Arrogate vs Chrome, The $12 million Rematch

Khalid AbdullahThe first $12 million Pegasus World Cup will be a race to remember with the Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, Arrogate, set for an eagerly awaited rematch with California Chrome. The newly created most valuable horse race on planet Earth is to be run over a mile and a furlong on dirt at Gulfstream Park on January 28.

The Pegasus World Cup has been on more …

Kentucky Derby Hope Mastery Gives Baffert Futurity Hat-Trick

Mike SmithMastery proved well-named when staking an early claim for the 2017 Kentucky Derby with an awesome display of dominance in the $300,000 Grade 1 CashCall Futurity. The red hot 1/5 favorite finished clear of toiling rivals by a record-breaking margin of seven and a quarter lengths at Los Alamitos on Saturday (December 10).

The betting market was right about the winner, ridden by more …

Annals of Time Surprises in Hollywood Derby

Chad BrownChad Brown (pictured) saddled three colts in the $300,000 Hollywood Derby but Annals of Time, the least popular of his trio with bettors at 6/1, appeared from nowhere under Javier Castellano to beat one of his stablemates at Del Mar on Saturday (December 3). It was quite an achievement for a colt who had only run three times and had just one maiden win on his résumé.

Brown’s 7/2 co-favorite Beach Patrol, the more …

Chrome Seeks Breeders’ Cup Classic Consolation in Pegasus

Bob BaffertThe $12m Pegasus World Cup may prove a rewarding consolation for California Chrome after his epic defeat at the hands of Arrogate in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. It is looking unlikely that his Santa Anita conqueror Arrogate will line up in the world’s richest, and newest, horse race on January 28.

California Chrome appeared a more …

Highland Reel Steals the Breeders’ Cup Turf

Seamie HeffernanHighland Reel stole the $4 million 2016 Breeder’s Cup Turf in style from the front, leaving the star-studded chasing pack wondering where he had gone turning into the stretch at Santa Anita on November 5. Trained in Ireland by Aidan O’Brien, the four-year-old Highland Reel had built up such a lead that he could be gently coaxed to the wire by Seamie Heffernan (pictured).

In contrast Javier Castellano had to more …

Oscar Winning Performance in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf

Jose OrtizOscar Performance produced a winning one in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf assisted by outstanding direction from his jockey Jose Ortiz (pictured) at Santa Anita on November 4. It was a first Breeders’ Cup win for both Ortiz and the 7/1 shot’s trainer Brian Lynch.

Lynch thought that it was more …

Ice Keen to Tackle Chrome in Breeders Cup Classic

Todd PletcherIt is all systems go for Keen Ice’s Breeders Cup Classic bid and the colt could have a bigger chance than his odds of 30/1 in the futures’ betting for the race suggest.

Jerry Crawford, who heads up the partnership of owners, acknowledges that Keen Ice, trained by Todd Pletcher (pictured), is a long shot for logical reasons but is convinced that this four-year-old son of more …

French Raider Erupts into Breeders Cup Picture

Javier CastellanoErupt, a raider from France, is set for Santa Anita after his stunning win in the Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International Stakes on Sunday (October 16) at 12/1. Erupt was immediately included as a 7/1 shot in the Breeders Cup Turf futures’ betting.

The four-year-old’s trainer Francis-Henri Graffard has always had international hopes for this colt but the more …

Tepid Tepin Hot Favorite for Breeders Cup Mile

Julien LeparouxTepin proved that there is no such thing as a certainty in horse racing when she was beaten on Saturday (October 8) in the Grade 1 First Lady Stakes at Keeneland but she still remains favorite for the Breeders Cup Mile.

She started as the 2/5 favorite but her jockey Julien Leparoux (pictured) allowed unfancied Photo Call to more …

O’Brien Arc Stars Target Breeders Cup

Aidan O'BrienTrainer Aidan O’Brien has a history of sending his top horses to the Breeders’ Cup and Found’s impressive Arc de Triomphe victory at Chantilly, France last Sunday (October 2) has made her favorite for the race she won last year, the Breeders’ Cup Turf.

O’Brien (pictured) saddled a never-to-be-repeated first three home in the Arc and second-placed Highland Reel is another more …

Chrome Awesome as Flintshire Flops

Chad BrownHeading into the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont Park on Saturday Flintshire had never won when soft was mentioned in the going description and he still hasn’t. The heavy odds-on 1/5 favorite only faced three runners but was beaten by a wide margin into second.

In polar contrast to the favorite, his conqueror Ectot has only ever won when soft was part of the ground conditions. Indeed the more …

Horse Racing: Lady Aurelia Flies Flag for USA in Cheveley Park Stakes

Wesley WardThere is one two-year-old filly flying the flag for the USA far from these shores. Lady Aurelia may only have won a maiden in America, but she has become a star of the international horse racing stage thanks to her exploits in Europe.

California-based Wesley Ward (pictured), who trains the daughter of Scat Daddy, debuted her in a maiden special weight on more …

Woodbine Mile Preview: Tepin Strong Favorite For Weak Grade 1

Mark CasseThe wonder-mare Tepin, who has won her last seven races, runs in the $1million Woodbine Mile on Saturday against a moderate European challenge.

Tepin’s most recent race was at Royal Ascot in England when she cosily landed the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes. Had the race been run in America she would surely have started odds-on but instead she more …

Rookie Trainer Shelbe Ruis Eyes Breeders Cup for Union Strike

Shelbe RuisShelbe Ruis, who trained her first winner as recently as May, hit the big time when her two-year-old filly Union Strike landed the Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante Stakes over 7f at the weekend.

In the process the 25-year-old Ruis (pictured) took a high-profile scalp in the shape of the much-touted full-sister to American Pharoah, also trained by Bob Baffert, called American Cleopatra. Union Strike was more …

Arrogate Stakes Breeders’ Cup Classic Claim in Travers Romp

Mike SmithArrogate totally destroyed a strong field in the Travers Stakes on Saturday in the fastest time ever recorded in the race at Saratoga, and it has a history going back almost 150 years. Trained by Bob Baffert, the colt beat his stablemate American Freedom by a breath-taking thirteen and a half lengths.

Arrogate broke the mile and more …

Is California Chrome Just Getting Better?

Art ShermanArguably California Chrome’s victory in last Sunday’s Pacific Classic was as good as any piece of form that has gone before.

That was the colt’s 14th victory from his 23 lifetime starts and his fifth on the bounce, which included a dismissive and emphatic triumph in the World’s richest race, the Dubai World Cup. He has now won over more …

Mondialiste Lands Arlington Million

Robby AlbaradoMondialiste grabbed himself another big chunk of North American prizemoney when landing the 2016 Arlington Million at the eponymous racetrack on August 13.

The raider from Yorkshire, England would have been well known to USA race fans, having been a great runner-up to the mighty Tepin in the Breeders Cup Mile 2015. Mondialiste had also won the Woodbine Mile for more …

English Premier League Soccer: Champions Leicester Lose At Lowly Hull

Jamie VardyEngland’s Premier League soccer season kicked off with a shock today as the fairytale champions of last season, Leicester City, were beaten by the relegation favorites, Hull City.

There has been much interest in the Leicester City story in the USA, including talks of a Hollywood film, and all the offshore sportsbooks have reported increased handle on England’s Premier League from more …

Bitcoin User Guide: How To Sell Bitcoin Or Spend BTC In The Real World

How To Sell BitcoinSo you got paid in Bitcoin for the first time by a betting company, or perhaps by someone you did some work for, and now you want to swap it for currency or use it to buy something in the shops. Here is our simple guide on how to sell Bitcoin or spend it in the real world.

Bitcoin (BTC) is fast becoming the currency of online betting, especially in the USA-facing sector. It does circumvent a lot of more …

Bitcoin User Guide: How To Buy Bitcoin At An Exchange

How To Buy BitcoinIn this post, part of our series about the burgeoning currency Bitcoin, USAbetting.com focuses on how to buy Bitcoin at an exchange.

BTC is gaining major traction in the USA’s offshore betting industry and, fortunately, getting your hands on your first Bitcoin is a simple process. Here is the step-by-step procedure of swapping USD, or any currency, into more …

Bitcoin User Guide: Benefits of Bitcoin for Offshore USA Betting

Bitcoin & USA BettingIf you are a regular bettor with one of the USA Sportsbooks or casinos then you can not have missed their incentives for you to start using Bitcoin. There was a time, not so long ago, when people had to look around to find Bitcoin sportsbooks, but now nearly all offshore US bookies accommodate the new currency.

So what is the fuss all about and why are more …