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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 16 finals of the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship, though he just Tweeted about the most recent one on Jan. 23-25, 2015, at Treasure Island, though he wrote a short recap in his "Tuesdays With Tuley" column at ESPN.com.

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, which we update each year.

The Breeders' Cup is behind us, so the racing world's attention (at least in this country) turns to the Kentucky Derby. The Wynn Las Vegas opened its future book for the 2016 Kentucky Derby on Friday, Sept. 11. William Hill added its Derby futures during BC Week.

2016 Kentucky Derby (Wynn 11-23)

2016 Derby (William Hill 11-23)

For the second straight year, William Hill posted odds for Horse of the Year...it closes in December before the end of the voting, per gaming regulations (note: William Hill stopped posting odds after American Pharoah completed the Triple Crown as he would be a prohibitive favorite...this was the last sheet before the Belmont):

2015 Horse of the Year (William Hill 6-1)

As always, odds are subject to