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Although it’s common practice to see European horses ship over for a shot at winning American high-profile races, American Racing has a number of distinct differences than European flat racing.

In general, American races tend to favour very fast starts, and positioning at the beginning of the race can be a make or break factor, whereas European racing (and turf racing in general) tends to be all about the final furlong or two.

American racing is built primarily around 3 year-olds, who are the only horses able to run in any of the Triple Crown races. The first leg of the Triple Crown is the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs followed by the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico and the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park.

Betting on American racing is a bit different than European wagering and exotic bets are extremely popular in the United States. Pick 4’s, Pick 6’s and superfectas are unique wagers that you generally won’t find on other shores. Additionally, all American racing uses what’s called the pari-mutual system which is, effectively, tote betting

American Racing Betting News

2021 Pegasus World Cup Betting
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The biggest flat race on the American calendar in July is the widely-anticipated Pegasus World Cup which is set to run at Gulfstream Park on January 23rd. This 1m1f contest for older horses will... Read More
2020 Preakness Stakes Betting Preview PT 2
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Art Collector missed the Kentucky Derby and was respected in the markets for that one and he looks to be fit and ready for the Preakness. You’ll find him available around a 9/2 margin but there... Read More
2020 Preakness Stakes Betting Preview PT 1
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The third and final leg of the American Triple Crown is set to unfold at Pimlico Racecourse in early October and, now that the dust has settled following the rescheduled Kentucky Derby, the ante post... Read More
2020 Kentucky Oaks Ante Post Betting PT 2
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The bookmakers are listing Gamine at a best price as high as 4/6 and that price will likely drop as we get closer and closer to the race itself. There is every chance to think that Baffert will have... Read More
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