What 5 Races are Best to Bet on Kentucky Derby Day?

The Kentucky Derby generates a tremendous amount of coverage and interest from the media and horse racing industry. But with 14 races on the Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby Day card, there are six other stakes races that also generate strong wagering interest. With the requirement to bet a minimum of 4 races on Kentucky Derby […]

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Strategies for Betting in Tournaments

What to think about in horse racing tournament betting strategy Despite the dire statistics about the overall horse racing handle’s steady decline, horse racing tournament participation has grown steadily, especially the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) held each January in Las Vegas. While there are a number of variants on tournament play, most involve a one-time buy-in […]

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Contest Strategies for Betting Horse Players

John Mucciolo has participated in several tournaments and has been a betting horse player long enough to provide insightful tid-bits for tournament handicapping. Horse racing contests have grown at a rapid rate since the inception of the NHC 19 years ago, both in field size and purse structure. While I have yet to win one, […]

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The Super Bowl of Horse Betting is the NHC

The National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) precedes the Kentucky Derby Betting Championship (KDBC) and is the Biggest Betting Event of the Year. The Road to the Kentucky Derby may be in full stride with 16 Derby prep races completed and the biggest races coming in March with the Championship Series. But this weekend in Las Vegas […]

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Dan Shugar Shows Experience With Conservative Strategy Bets For KDBC

by Alastair Bull Dan Shugar has learned quite a big in eight years playing horse racing tournaments, which included a victory in the Wynn Handicap event a few years ago. He leaned on that experience when choosing a conservative strategy for the Kentucky Derby Betting Championship on March 26. “With only 20 entries, I looked […]

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2017 Kentucky Derby Betting Championship Qualifier Mike Kappel Looks Forward to Competing

by Alastair Bull Retired computer store operator Mike Kappel has been a horseplayer for 48 years, but nothing has matched the thrill of qualifying for the Kentucky Derby Betting Championship. Kappel, 69, of Belleville, Illinois, just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, earned his spot after finishing second in a qualifying tournament Feb. 19. […]

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California Horseplayer is 1st Kentucky Derby Betting Championship Qualifier from TwinSpires.com

Veteran contest player wins $24,000 prize package to inaugural KDBC via TwinSpires.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 5, 2016) – A veteran contest player will make his first-ever trip to the Kentucky Derby thanks to TwinSpires.com and winning an entry into the inaugural Kentucky Derby Betting Championship. Kevin Geraghty of California won a $24,000 prize package to […]

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Kentucky Derby Betting Contest 2016 is Open

            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                   Contact: Ed DeRosa Director of Communication 859-327-8516 Ed.DeRosa@TwinSpires.com TwinSpires.com & Churchill team to offer $20,000 handicapping tournament The Kentucky Derby Betting Championship […]

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