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Barry Spears Joins Bettor Things

Barry "The Sniper" Spears, a successful handicapping tournament player, public handicapper, podcast host and influential voice in the world of horse racing Twitter, joined the latest episode of Bettor Things with Joe Bianca this week for a wide-ranging conversation on topics inside the sport and out. Later in the show, following up a profitable first week of his handicapping segment sponsored by the Breeders' Cup in which he gave out $17.60 Haskell winner Cyberknife (Gun Runner), Bianca lays out his plays for Saturday's GI Whitney S. at Saratoga, a star-studded...

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Breeders' Cup and HorsePlayers Launch HorsePlayers Happy Hour

Breeders' Cup launched the second season of HorsePlayers Happy Hour Tour ("HorsePlayers Tour") hosted by In the Money Media (ITMM). The Horseplayers Tour will begin Thursday, June 2, at 2 p.m. ET, and will coincide with the HorsePlayers Happy Hour livestream every Thursday at 4 p.m. ET, featuring ITMM's Matt Bernier and Peter Fornatale. The HorsePlayers Tour kicks off on June 2 with a $20 feeder contest on HorsePlayers.com, where sign-ups are currently live. Breeders' Cup will donate all proceeds from the HorsePlayers Tour online contests to the Thoroughbred Aftercare...

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Established Handicapper, New Racecaller Nick Tammaro Joins Bettor Things with Joe Bianca

Nick Tammaro has been known in public handicapping and tournament circles for nearly a decade now, but he took on what he calls the "biggest professional challenge" of his life earlier this year at his hometown track, Sam Houston Race Park, when he started his first job as a full-time racecaller. He caught up with Joe Bianca on the third episode of Bettor Things with Joe Bianca.

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Bettor Things with Joe Bianca: Handicapping the 2022 Kentucky Derby

TDN podcast hosts Joe Bianca and Bill Finley break down the 2022 Kentucky Derby from a variety of angles to try to provide clarity and insight for Derby bettors.

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TDN Launches 'Bettor Things With Joe Bianca' Handicapping Podcast

This week, the TDN is adding a new show to its expanding podcast lineup by introducing 'Bettor Things with Joe Bianca', which will be the publication's first podcast focused solely on handicapping and betting. The show will feature in-depth one-on-one conversations with the host of TDN's popular Writers' Room podcast and some of the brightest wagering minds in the handicapping world. The interviews will delve into strategies for playing the horses as well as sports betting, but also branch out into more general life topics to learn what makes the...

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Harrison Crowned NHC Champ; Kinchen DQd

David Harrison, a real estate appraiser and collateral analyst from Webster, New York, northeast of Buffalo and near the southern shore of Lake Ontario, took home the $725,000 first prize and an Eclipse Award as Horseplayer of the Year ad the 23rd annual National Horseplayers' Championship at Bally's Las Vegas Jan. 30. The 63-year-old amassed a total of $342 over the course of the three-day tournament from 53 mythical $2 win/place bets--18 each during the qualifying rounds Friday and Saturday, 10 in Sunday morning's semi-final round and seven at the...

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BC Betting Challenge Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2021 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge is now open. The winner will be the player with the highest accumulated bankroll at the end of the two-day World Championships. The 2021 BCBC total cash prize pool is expected to be $1 million based upon a minimum of 400 players registered. Players may participate in the BCBC from Del Mar and official satellite locations at Gulfstream Park, Monmouth Park and Santa Anita. Players can also participate online at TVG.com, Xpressbet.com and NYRA Bets. To register now and view complete 2021...

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Kentucky Downs Turf Pick of the Day for Sept. 12

Steve Sherack and Brian DiDonato give their best bet for each day of racing during the FanDuel Meet at Kentucky Downs. $100 Win/Place format; highest bankroll at the end wins. Steve Sherack: Saturday's Results - Bombard set the pace as expected and just got nipped on the wire for second to finish third. Bankroll: $550. Race 7 - In a race absolutely loaded with speed, Lady Danae is the clear cut one to beat, bad post and all, off an ultra-impressive, come-from-behind debut win at Saratoga over a razor-sharp, next-out...

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Kentucky Downs Turf Pick of the Day for Sept. 11

Steve Sherack and Brian DiDonato give their best bet for each day of racing during the FanDuel Meet at Kentucky Downs. $100 Win/Place format; highest bankroll at the end wins. Steve Sherack: Thursday's Results - Couple of late gate scratches completely killed my price (went from 6-1 to 5-2), but still great to finally get on the board with Red Danger after a steady diet of no-shows with logical horses to start this thing off. Bankroll: $550. Race 8 - A full field of turf sprinters are signed on for...

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Kentucky Downs Turf Pick of the Day for Sept. 9

Steve Sherack and Brian DiDonato give their best bet for each day of racing during the FanDuel Meet at Kentucky Downs. $100 Win/Place format; highest bankroll at the end wins. Steve Sherack: Tuesday's Results - Reward Night was sixth. Race 9 - Bargain $17k KEENOV graduate Red Danger should offer solid value off a good-looking maiden win at second asking in his turf debut at Saratoga Aug. 11. The chestnut overcame some early trouble checking in traffic shortly after the start, made a strong, three/four-wide move on the far turn and...

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Kentucky Downs Turf Pick of the Day for Sept. 8

Steve Sherack and Brian DiDonato give their best bet for each day of racing during the FanDuel Meet at Kentucky Downs. $100 Win/Place format; highest bankroll at the end wins. Steve Sherack: Monday's Results - Setting the Mood was fourth. Race 5 - Reward Night has looked like a graded stakes horse in the making since switching to grass in his last two starts for Ian Wilkes. Rallied nicely--albeit into a hot pace--to finish a very useful third sprinting over the Ellis lawn July 9, then broke through with a visually...

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Kentucky Downs Turf Pick of the Day for Sept. 6

Steve Sherack and Brian DiDonato give their best bet for each day of racing during the FanDuel Meet at Kentucky Downs. $100 Win/Place format; highest bankroll at the end wins. Steve Sherack: Sunday's Results - Gamble's Orb finished 6th. Monday - Race 7 - Considering the brutal meet trainer Saffie Joseph, Jr. has endured at Saratoga this summer, Setting the Mood's second-place finish in a first-level allowance going long Aug. 6 looks even better now. Claimed for just $20k back in March and a back-to-back winner at Gulfstream right out...

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