Kentucky Derby Broadcast to Emphasize Betting More this Year

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If horse racing is the sport of kings (as it has often been described), then the royals really enjoy laying a wager or two. It’s a sport that has long been intertwined with gambling, but now with more American states legalizing sports betting, it’s a past time that is set to go more mainstream.

It doesn’t get more mainstream, in regards to American horse racing, then the Kentucky Derby, which takes place on Saturday. It was just a couple days after the 2018 Belmont Stakes that the state of New Jersey legalized sports gambling, and this is a game changer from a television production standpoint for NBC Sports.

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Belmont Stakes Betting Flaws You Should Avoid

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The Belmont Stakes, the final leg of the Triple Crown Series will commence on June 8, 2019. This will conclude the initial two legs of the Triple Crown Series which is the Kentucky Derby held on the 4th of May and the Preakness Stakes which will follow by May 18, 2019. The Belmont Stakes also serves as the most anticipated horse racing showdown out of the two because it is where the Triple Crown Winner will be determined.

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2019 Preakness Stakes: Predictions, Picks, Odds and More

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Two or three weeks after the Kentucky Derby, comes the second leg of the Triple Crown Series which is the Preakness Stakes. This horse racing event is more popularly known as “The Run For The Black-Eyed Susans” giving pride to the Maryland state flower. The Preakness Stakes is often held in the Pimlico racetrack, situated in Baltimore, Maryland.

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April Set To Be Bumper Month for Sports Fans

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A quick look at the sporting line-up in April should get sports and betting fans excited. From the last day of March when Liverpool hosted Tottenham Hotspur in what proved to be a crucial game for both clubs, through to the beginning of May when the snooker World Championships reaches its climax, there is a veritable feast of delicious sporting action. Here is just a taste of what to expect.

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Will Anyone Challenge Tiger Roll In Grand National?

Tiger Roll was outstanding at Cheltenham Festival, claiming the Cross Country Chase crown for the second year on the bounce. Gordon Elliott’s charge will now aim to become the first horse since Red Rum to successfully win back-to-back races at the Grand National.

The odds are stacked against the bay gelding, although the manner of his performance at Cheltenham will give Elliott, along with his owners Godolphin, optimism that he can achieve the feat.

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Odds Stacked Against Native River for Gold Cup Defence

By Jason Verduzco

Native River produced a fine performance to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup last season and he will aim to become the first horse to win the event twice in a run since Best Mate in 2004.

The Irish-bred horse rose to the occasion to see off race favourite Might Bite for the crown, surging down the stretch to beat out his rival by four-and-a-half lengths. Colin Tizzard’s charge was in control of the contest and had the pace when it mattered the most to claim the crown.

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The significance of the Cheltenham Festival to bookmakers

By Joe Plunkett

It’s a special time of year for sports fans with the Premier League and Champions League competitions coming to a close, the tennis Grand Slam series warming up and the better weather bringing in the biggest and best golf events from around the globe.

None are quite as excited as followers of the horse racing schedule, however, with the Cheltenham Festival fast-approaching. Four glorious days of action takes place at Prestbury Park between Tuesday 12th and Friday 15th March with a number of important Grade 1 contests settled in the process, including the most famous single race – the Gold Cup.

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Tips to make the most of the Grand National

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By Eamon Cunningham

Run over 4 miles with steep and unrivaled fences that have even acquired their own names over the years, the Grand National comes with a huge reputation – not just in the UK but around the world. If you’re attending this much-anticipated event in 2019, here are some tips for making the most of the event and how to make betting a more profitable activity when race time comes around.

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Cheltenham Festival: Irish Runners to Topple Buveur D’Air in 2019 Champion Hurdle?

By Patrick Pierce

Buveur D’air is on the verge of rewriting the Cheltenham Festival history books. Having won the last two renewals of the Champion Hurdle, the Nicky Henderson stable star is looking to become only the sixth horse to secure three victories in the race.

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What Makes the Cheltenham Gold Cup Special

By Joe Plunkett

With the Cheltenham Gold Cup just over a fortnight away, excitement continues to build within the National Hunt racing community and there’s no little sense of relief either after the recent outbreak of equine flu had threatened to badly affect the world’s best chase race.

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2019 Pegasus World Cup Preview Guide, TV Info, Odds and FYIs

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Saturday brings the first horse racing event of the year with the 2019 Pegasus World Cup, a $9 million invitational held at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. The Pegasus World Cup is more than just a sporting event, it’s where horse racing meets cutting edge music, the latest in fashion and trendiness in food.

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Where to look for free horse racing tips

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By Jason Verduzco

You’re likely to hear a lot about the mass of horse racing tips on the internet, but it’s rare that you’ll be informed over how best to pick one up. The internet now holds a vast selection of different websites that provide their own free horse racing tips each day, so it’s more down to who you opt to trust rather than anything else. One website we’d recommend checking out for tips is The Winners Enclosure as they post regular tips for each race meeting.

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