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Race Book Notes

Year-end tourneys
ViewFromVegas.com owner Dave Tuley has covered most every major handicapping tournament in Vegas since 1998 (and some in Reno). He has covered all 15 finals of the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship, though he just Tweeted about the most recent one on Jan. 24-26, 2014, at Treasure Island.

Click this link to his story on the other major year-end tourney, the Horse Player World Series at the Orleans, which was held March 27-29, 2014, and won by Christian Hellmers of the "Horseplayers" TV show 

BC Coverage
For a look at how ViewFromVegas.com previewed championship weekend, go to our dedicated Breeders' Cup Page. We look forward to doing it next fall with the races at one of our favorite tracks, Keeneland.

The Wynn opened the first future book for the 2015 Kentucky Derby on Monday, Sept. 15. Here's the latest sheets we have from the Wynn and William Hill:

2015 Kentucky Derby (Wynn 12-15)

2015 Derby (William Hill 12-15)

Earlier this year, William Hill received approval from the Gaming Control Board to offer odds for the Horse of the Year Eclipse Award (Nevada has long prohibited any wagers based on voting -- such as elections, Oscars, MVP, Heisman, etc., but 3 years ago said it would allow those but only being granted approval on a case-by-case basis). William Hill got such approval for the Horse of the Year Eclipse, but according to gaming regulations betting was closed Nov. 7:

2014 Horse of the Year Eclipse (William Hill 11-7) CLOSED

As always, odds are subject to