Horse Racing Picks & Promotions (Saturday, May 23): A $300 Free Bet at Churchill Downs

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May 23, 2020, 04:05 PM EDT

It’s a big weekend for horse racing.

The ponies are back in action on Friday afternoon/evening and TVG has a limited-time offer for new customers in the 31 states where horse racing is legal: Bet $300, Lose Nothing.

That’s right, if you sign up for a new TVG account, your first win-bet on a horse is 100% risk-free, up to $300. That means if you bet on a horse to win and it doesn’t come in first, you get your $300 refunded in the form of free bets. You can withdraw whatever you turn those bonus funds into.

If you’re new to betting on the ponies and are unsure of the best way to take advantage of this limited-time $300 promotion, Mike Conti has his eye on a couple of races, but he particularly likes Race 8 at Churchill Downs:

Churchill Downs (Race 8, 4:40 p.m. ET)

By Mike Conti

All the way to the outside is No 14. Alms (3-1), who is a perfect 4-for-4 in her career and has two graded stakes victories. She made her three-year-old debut in February at Fair Grounds in a non-graded stakes event where she won by 4 1/2 lengths over No. 4 Dominga (15-1) and No. 10 Pass the Plate (20-1).

She will have to overcome the outside post position and the short run into the first turn, so don ‘t be surprised if she has to come from further off the pace than she normally is. Alms owns a 36% score in Bryan Patton’s model, giving her the highest score by more than double. She’s my top pick.

Using this bet as an example … If No. 14 Alms wins at 3-1 odds and you put the full $300 on him, you’d profit $900 and be able to withdraw any portion of those winnings, plus your original stake, whenever you want.

Simply put, this is far and away the best new-customer horse racing offer for those of you looking to get into the ponies, but it’s only running for a limited time, so be sure to act fast. Good luck!


Terms apply. Must be 21+ to wager with TVG. Available to new customers who are in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

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