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How I’d Bet $100 On The Belmont Stakes

The bet I will most happily cash will be an exacta with California Chrome finishing first and Samraat in second. I will also hedge a bit with a five horse exacta box that excludes California Chrome — just in case.

06/06/2014

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CBS Local Sports’ 2014 Belmont Stakes Expert Picks

Find out who our experts believe will win, place and show in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes.

06/05/2014

The field breaks the gate at the start of the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 18, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. (credit: Molly Riley/Getty Images)

11 Weirdest Names Of Horses That Won The Preakness

We here at CBS Local Sports have taken an interest in the names of horses who have won the Preakness Stakes. While most are pretty stately (kudos Knight of Ellerslie, 1884), others are, well, pretty weird. Behold the 11 weirdest names of horses that have won the Preakness…

05/17/2014

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How I’d Bet $100 On The Preakness Stakes

From a betting perspective California Chrome is the obvious choice in trying to build a winning ticket. He will offer no value in the win pool at odds of 3-5 or lower. That is why exacta, trifecta, and superfecta wagers (the exotic bets) are the best place to invest in this year’s Preakness.

05/15/2014

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Preview: California Chrome Headlines Preakness Stakes

The Kentucky Derby is among the world’s toughest races to win but California Chrome made it look easy. After his convincing win at Churchill, California Chrome will be a worthy and overwhelming favorite in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday. He is one of only three colts exiting the Derby expected to run in the Preakness. The so-called “new shooters” — those that didn’t make the cut for the Kentucky Derby but will enter the Preakness — includes a mixed-bag of 3-year-old colts and one filly who will take on the “boys.”

05/14/2014

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Top Spots For The Kentucky Derby In Philadelphia

Ladies, don your Lilly, and gents, it’s time to rock the pastels. The 140th Kentucky Derby is Saturday, May 3rd.

05/01/2014

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How I’d Bet $100 On The Kentucky Derby

The key to a financially successful day will be hitting one of the multi-horse wagers: the exacta, trifecta, and superfecta. Even if the favorite California Chrome wins, a few longshots filling in the second through fourth positions could make the return on investment significant.

05/01/2014

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Kentucky Derby: California Chrome Is Primed To Shine

By: Kevin Martin It has been a few years since the Kentucky Derby had a consensus favorite. Big Brown was the last back in 2008 when he won the Derby at odds of 2 to […]

04/29/2014

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Harness Driver Trampled By Horse At Harrah’s Racetrack

A harness driver is in critical condition after a tragic accident on the track at Harrah’s Philadelphia in Chester, Delaware County.

11/18/2013

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Breeders’ Cup Classic: How I’d Bet $100

Find out how one Horse Racing expert would bet on the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

11/01/2013

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Breeders’ Cup: Game On Dude Poised (Again) To Get His Classic

By Kevin Martin Last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic seemed a perfect setup for Game on Dude. The Breeders’ Cup was on his home track at Santa Anita Park where he had never been beaten; the […]

10/29/2013

(The beach at Atlantic City, NJ.  File photo by Tim Jimenez)

Bill Allowing Horse Racing On AC Beach Now Law

A bill signed by Gov. Chris Christie will allow for up to two days of horse racing next month on the beach in Atlantic City.

09/20/2013

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BLOG: Phillies, Now And Later

We won’t be seeing the Phillies at home at Citizens Bank Park for another 10 days.

06/25/2013

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Paterno The Horse Wins Its First Race

Joe Paterno’s wins from 1998 until 2011 as head coach of the Penn State football team were erased from the record books when the NCAA unleashed its unprecedented sanctions on the school. A horse is doing its part to add some wins back to the Paterno name.

06/20/2013

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How I’d Bet $100 On The Preakness Stakes

Since 2000, seven post-time favorites have won the Preakness. There is no doubt that this year’s post-time favorite will be Kentucky Derby winner Orb.

05/16/2013

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