Behind the scenes at NYRA: Oddsmaker David Aragona

There are a lot of thankless jobs in horse racing—outrider, groom, hotwalker come to mind—but few of them are as open to public scrutiny as the morning-line oddsmaker. The work of the morning-line oddsmaker is visible daily, its correctness able to be assessed by anyone interested enough to pay attention. And while a sharp morning…

How To Bet $100 on the Belmont Stakes

If you took the advice of Julie and Nick Tooth for the Preakness Stakes, you cashed tickets. Both Keeneland BETologists made money on the Preakness, their confidence in War of Will literally paying off. Nick bet a total of $102 and made a $40 profit off his $20 win bet on War of Will, which isn’t…

Betting the 2019 Kentucky Oaks

At about 6:10 pm ET on Friday, 14 three-year-old fillies will line up at the starting gate at Churchill Downs for the Grade 1, $1.25 million Longines Kentucky Oaks. Post positions were drawn, morning-line odds announced on Monday (you’ll find them here), and thus began the serious handicapping. The forecast calls for the possibility of showers…