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Expert Horse Racing Picks and Predictions

Join VegasInsider's stable of horse racing expert handicappers and ride your way to profits during the 2021 horse racing season. features the top rated handicappers in the industry, offering their best bets from tracks across the country.
Horse Racing Expert Picks Aqueduct
Get out of the gate in stride for a winning run at Aqueduct! Train with the best as they bring you daily horse plays with Aqueduct Horse Racing Expert Picks Packages.
  • Coverage: 11/11 - 12/31
  • Racing Schedule: Daily (Dark on Monday & Tuesday)
  • Price: $19.95 per handicapper
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Horse Racing Multi-Track Multi-Track packages features Horse Racing from various tracks across the country. Cross the finish line on top with a Multi-Track Racing Package.
  • Coverage: Weekend best plays
  • Selections may include more than one track
  • Price: $19.95 per handicapper
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Horse Racing Monthly Picks
The best value you can get anywhere! Our Horse Racing Monthly Expert Picks Packages can't be beat. Just select one of the handicappers below and get your Monthly Pick package, which includes 30 days of selections from your purchase date.
  • Coverage: 30 Days of Race Action
  • Click handicapper below for track listing
  • Price: $99.95 per handicapper
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VegasInsider Horse Racing Pick Packages

Our Horse Racing expert handicappers offer their best bets from various tracks in the Multi-Track package or you can get 30 days of their top plays in the Monthly package. Additional tracks will be offered daily throughout the year, subject to availability. Each handicapper and their packages are sold separately. Please note, some tracks are dark on Monday and Tuesday.

Different Types of Horse Racing Bets?

In Horse Racing, bettors have many wagering options. The first bet type is Win, Place or Show. Win bets require your horse to finish 1st. Place bets require your horse to finish 1st or 2nd. Show bets require your horse finish somewhere in the top 3. Another bet type is Quinella and requires you to pick the top 2 horses, who finish in either order. Exactas and Trifectas are a little more tricky to win but can have a higher payout if you can predict the 1st & 2nd place horses in that order (Exacta) or the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place finishers, in that order (trifecta). A Superfecta bet takes it one step further and requires you to select the top 4 horses in the correct order of finish. The final betting option is to predict the winning horse in consecutive races and can pick from 2 to 6 races.

What is the Triple Crown?

Many say horse racing’s Triple Crown is the toughest feat in all of sports. When you think about it, winning three races at three different tracks at three different distances in five weeks seems to be truly impossible. The first race is the Kentucky Derby, and is probably the most popular horse race in the U.S. The race takes place at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky and is a 1 1/4 mile long. The Preakness Stakes follows the Kentucky Derby and takes place at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. The Preakness Stakes is the shortest of the 3 races at 1 and 3/16 miles long. The Belmont Stakes is the 3rd and final leg of the Triple Crown. The race is held at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York and covers 1 and 1/2 miles.

Mike Dempsey's Pick Sample

Join Mike Dempsey today for live horse racing throughout the year. No horse racing expert puts more effort into his daily selections than Mike! Mike’s report includes his selections for each race, detailed analysis for his top picks and a race rating to determine whether to go big or keep the action small. He also provides the morning line compared to his fair odds line as well as wagering recommendations including Win bets, Exactas, Trifectas and more! To sample Mike's in-depth full card report, Click Here!

Today’s Free Pick

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Mike Dempsey Mike covers the New York racing circuit (Aqueduct, Belmont Park, and Saratoga) year-round as well as covering the biggest events including the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes and the Breeders’ Cup.
A professional handicapper and horseplayers for more than three decades, no handicapper in the industry works harder and been more successful in bringing horseplayers analysis that produces profits at the track!

Mike has owned racehorses and knows the racetrack from the backstretch to the finish line.

Mike is in his second decade of producing great results for the readers of Vegas Insider. Among his scores in the Kentucky Derby include winning with his top pick Animal Kingdom who paid $43.80 in 2011 and Super Saver at $18.00 in 2010.

While favorites have dominated the Run for the Roses in recent years, Mike’s full card analysis for every race on each card is always looking for value for horseplayers looking to pad their wagering bankroll.

Mike's Reports include his selections, detailed analysis, a fair odds line, and wagering recommendations for the entire card each day.

Check out Mike’s daily column At the Gate where he offers up free selections and live longshots.

Join Mike daily with top picks from Churchill Downs or grab winners in the Weekend Best Plays Report in the horse racing Multi-Track package. Want more action? Sit at the track with him for 30 Days with his Monthly Horse Package!
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