You Can Still Watch and Bet on Horse Racing

The horses race into the stretch in a turf race at Santa Anita Park in this file photo. (Eclipse Sportswire)

There’s no shame in admitting it. No, not that you’re scared about the Coronavirus, that’s entirely understandable at this point. What you would like to say out loud — but don’t want anyone to judge you for — is that you can’t imagine weeks, and probably months, without sports that you can watch and bet.

The NBA, MLB, and NHL all suspended their respective seasons; the NCAA canceled March Madness; and on Friday the PGA announced it was cancelling The Players Championship.

But all is not lost. We still have America’s original sport: horse racing.

While nearly all racetracks in the United States have announced that they’re not allowing fans to attend, racing itself will continue in cities small and large from New York and Florida to Arkansas and California. What makes racing unique is that the sport is largely held up by the fuel of the wagering dollar, rather than the types of revenue-generators that other sports rely on like admission, parking, concessions, and merchandise sales. That being said, wagering on racing is easy and at your fingertips around the clock with legal online and mobile betting available in majority of states across the country.

If you’re new to racing or if you’ve only dabbled once in a while — perhaps on Kentucky Derby Day — welcome! America’s Best Racing is the ultimate resource for everything you need to know about racing and betting on the sport. We even have the leading tool in the sport for figuring out how to make your bets and what they’ll cost: ABR’s Gambling Calculator, presented by Xpressbet.

Speaking of Xpressbet, it’s one of our preferred wagering websites. If you sign up for an account, our friends at Xpressbet will give you an automatic deposit bonus of $25 when you use promo code ABR25. We’re also big fans of NYRA Bets, which offers a match on your first deposit of up to $200 when you use promo code ABR. It never hurts to have a little free money when you’re just starting out! 

While you can watch the races on both of the above-mentioned wagering sites, you can also catch some of the biggest races this weekend — and every weekend — on TVG and FS2.

If you are a DFS fan and want to try something different this weekend, visit and play in a tournament.

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