What Is the Daily Racing Form?


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The Daily Racing Form is a tabloid newspaper that was founded in 1894 in Chicago, Illinois and is currently headquartered in New York, New York. The paper and website cover North American horse racing and provide valuable information for prospective handicappers.

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The Daily Racing Form's publisher as of 2015 is Steven Crist, who was a former editor of the Harvard Lampoon. The paper has also employed several other well-known people, such as Pierre Bellocq, Joe Hirsch and Louis Iverson. The form is most well-known for selecting the annual winners of the Eclipse Awards in conjunction with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Association. The Daily Racing Form currently publishes 30 editions daily, and its official website reports the latest horse racing news from around the country.

The website hosts numerous features that benefit bettors such as live odds, track information, official workout news, and video of races and workouts. The website also provides users with advanced race data for a small subscription for as low as $1.50. Subscribers are also provided access to the DRF Formulator, an advanced handicapping tool. For beginners, the website offers free information on horse racing basics, betting basics, and how to use the various tools that the Daily Racing Form provides.

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