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Red Rock Resort director shares tips on how and what to bet for sportsbook novices

Stepping inside a sportsbook for the first time can be daunting. All five senses are in play. The big-screen TVs and bright LED boards pop, cigar smoke fills the room while slightly tipsy fans cheer for the first touchdown of the day. Meanwhile, you’re trying to keep your breakfast down because the nerves of walking into such an environment doesn’t sit well with you — because you’ve gotten up early on a Sunday morning and have decided to make a trip to the sportsbook to place your first bet.

Small fields in Breeders’ Cup prep races show lack of depth

There are 10 more Grade 1 prep races this weekend at Belmont Park, Keeneland and Santa Anita. The five stakes at Keeneland offer full fields. But the four races at Belmont Park drew six horses each, and only five entered the Santa Anita Sprint Championship.