2018 Year in Review: In Remembrance of Racing’s Departed Stars

Private Zone winning the Forego Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga - Photo by NYRA/Adam Coglianese Photography With 2018 winding down, the following is a brief remembrance of equine and human stars who passed away during the course of the year. Though hardly a complete list, we hope to shine a spotlight on some of these memorable figures and their unforgettable accomplishments in the sport of horse racing. John Asher During his 21 years of work at Churchill Downs—the [...]

Taking a Contrary Approach in Multi-Race Wagers

Keen Ice upsetting American Pharoah in the Travers Stakes - Photo by Courtney Henney/Coglianese Photography In the sport of horse racing, there are two main types of “exotic” wagers separate from the tried-and-true win, place, and show bets that have existed for years. The first group of exotic wagers, commonly referred to as “vertical exotics” or “single-race exotics,” involve predicting the order of finish in a single race. The second group of exotic wagers, often called “horizontal exotics” [...]