On Friday at about 5:45 pm, 14 fillies will line up to run for the lilies in the Grade I, $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks. Horse racing is the only sport in the U.S. on which you can bet legally online, and even a $2 win bet makes watching the race more exciting, so our stable of handicappers returns to share their thoughts and strategies.
Two options for wagering from home are NYRA Rewards (for New York and Connecticut residents) and TwinSpires, both of which offer wagering from mobile devices. A third, DerbyJackpot, offers on-line wagering options for those who prefer their gambling to be more akin to playing a game than the result of hours of handicapping; an app was launched last month.
Hello Race Fans! provides an introduction to various wagers, and here’s a look at all 14 Oaks contenders.
Television coverage from Churchill Downs begins at 12:30 pm and will include seven races, leading up to the Oaks, with a post time of 5:49 pm.
Good luck and safe trips to all the contenders, and happy wagering!
Continue reading at Forbes.com for selections from Brisnet’s Ed DeRosa, Pimlico’s Gabby Gaudet, our very own Brian Nadeau, Equidaily’s Seth Merrow, and handicapper/assistant trainer Michele McSweeney.
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