Hastings Racecourse, Vancouver

It might surprise you to know that he longest continually operating professional sports facility in Vancouver, British Colombia is a racetrack. Hastings Racecourse opened in 1889 as East Park and has continued to offer championship caliber thoroughbred racing every year since that time. Now owned by the City of Vancouver and leased to the Great Canadian Gaming Corporations since 2004, […] Continue Reading

What Happened to EZ Horseplay?

To bet on horseracing in the US with approved racebooks like BetAmerica and Twin Spires has long been permitted, and EZ Horseplay was the online betting parlor of the now-defunct Colonial Downs in New Kent, Virginia. EZ Horseplay facilitated account wagering for fans of Colonial Downs and many other racetracks. That all came to a screeching halt in 2014 when […] Continue Reading

Morphettville Racecourse

Many horseracing fans and handicappers tend to focus on American racetracks for their betting action, but did you know that Australia offers some of the best turf racing in the world? Morphettville Racecourse is the main horseracing track in South Australia and is situated in a suburb of Adelaide where it has been conducting race meets since 1876. Morphettville is […] Continue Reading

Woodbine Racetrack

For horseracing action north of the border it is hard to find a better track than Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. Woodbine has been in existence since 1956 and has often been praised for its ability to host both thoroughbred and Standardbred (harness) racing on the same day. Woodbine as it is known today takes its name from a track […] Continue Reading

Lone Star Park

Lone Star Park (www.lonestarpark.com) has been the premier racing venue in Texas since 1997. Situated on 315 acres in the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie, Lone Star Park features a one-mile dirt racing surface and a seven-furlong turf track. The backside sports 32 barns that can accommodate 1600 horses as well as grooms and other racetrack workers. The grandstand offers […] Continue Reading

Louisiana Downs – Race Track

Located in Bossier City, Louisiana Downs is a sprawling 350-acre racing and gaming venue that conducts a yearly race meet in the spring and summer. Now owned by Caesar’s Entertainment, Louisiana Downs also offers OTB (off-track betting) wagering for every racetrack in North America as well as slot machines. In the winter months a short Quarterhorse racing meet is held […] Continue Reading

Calder Racecourse

Calder Racecourse in Miami Gardens, Florida is known for hosting great thoroughbred racing that attracts many top trainers and horses. A reincarnation of Miami’s Tropical Park which closed in 1972, Calder also appeals to handicappers because the race outcomes can be very challenging to predict. The summer weather in Florida lends itself to lots of rain. It is not uncommon […] Continue Reading

Saratoga Race Course “Graveyard of Favorites”

Often referred to as the “Graveyard of Favorites” for its handicapping difficulty, Saratoga Race Course is one of the most revered racetracks in all of horseracing. The track is located in beautiful Saratoga Springs, New York and is open for six weeks each year. The meet begins in July and traditionally closes on Labor Day, and each racing day is […] Continue Reading

Gulfstream Park Racetrack

In the United States, Florida hosts some of the best winter racing to be found, and no better example of this exists than Gulfstream Park in Hallandale. Running from December until April each year, the Gulfstream Park meet features some of the best horses, trainers, and jockeys that compete on the track. The climate and weather are beautiful and this […] Continue Reading

Tampa Bay Downs

While not as famous as its counterpart, Gulfstream Park, Tampa Bay Downs still offers great thoroughbred racing each year from December until May. Situated in Oldsmar, Florida, a hallmark of Tampa Bay Downs are huge fields. It is not uncommon to see ten horses or more in each race. The track has been lauded by the Horseplayer’s Association of America […] Continue Reading

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