Horse racing launched in Colorado when pari-mutuel wagering was legalized in 1948. The first two tracks to open, Centennial Race Track and Pikes Peak Meadows went out of business decades ago.
The last remaining bastion of live horse racing in the state is Bally’s Arapahoe Park in Aurora, the third-largest city in the state. It opened in 1984. Bally’s took over the track in 2021, enabling them to offer the sports wagering in the state of Colorado via the Bally’s sports app through partnership with the racetrack.
Colorado Best Horse Betting Offers
Online Horse Betting Sites And Mobile Apps
Colorado offers off-track betting on Bally’s Arapahoe Park racing cards at 10 different locations across the state. The hub for the off-track betting sites is Havana Park in Aurora. Havana Park is a full service Off Track Betting facility with a capacity for over 200 and available to patrons seven days a week.
They also offer simulcast wagering from tracks around the world on a daily basis both at Bally’s Arapahoe Park and via all 10 off-track betting facilities.
As far as online horse betting sites are all available in Colorado:
- DRF Bets
- 1/ST BET
- NYRA Bets.
Current Promotions by Colorado Online Horse Betting Sites
|Horse Racing Sites||Betting Offers|
|DRF Bets||$200 first-deposit match, earn an additional card for every $50 wagered|
|TwinSpires Colorado||$200 signup bonus, free play daily & weekly options|
|TVG online||Get up to $200, get a $25 Bonus for every friend you refer|
DRF Bets Colorado
New players at DRF Bets get a 100 percent matching first deposit bonus worth up to $200.
Betting Features: stakes preview, unlimited DRF Classic and Formulator Past Performances, Free Beyer Speed Figures.
TVG presents new players with a 50 percent matching signup bonus on their first deposit. This offer maxes out at $250.
Betting Features: TVG Expert Picks, Free Past Performances Program, Money Back Special on select races.
Newcomers to NYRA Bets receive a $25 free bet, as well as a 100 percent matching first deposit bonus up to a maximum of $200.
Betting Features: Free live video streaming (HD live and replay) free handicapping tips, weekly live money handicapping contests with cash prizes.
Colorado Popular Online Horse Bet Types & Races
Colorado horse players can place straight bets such as win, place, show and across the board (win-place-show). There are also daily doubles and Pick 3, 4, 5, and 6 wagering.
There are also a number of exotic wagering options available. These would include exactas, counting the top two finishers in a race, trifecta, which takes into account the top three finishers in a race, superfecta accounting for the top four finishers in a race and hexafecta, which covers the top six finishers in a race. Players can box – allowing the horses to finish in any order, or wheel – keying at least one horse into a specific spot while wheeling other horses around it – these wagers.
Major Horse Betting Events In The USA That You Can Bet On In Colorado
|6-05||700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY, 40208||TVG|
|20-05||5201 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215||AmWager|
|10-06||2150 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY 11003||AmWager|
Bally’s Arapahoe Park’s Gold Rush Futurity is a prominent stakes race for juvenile horses and is considered to be a stepping stone toward the season-ending Breeders’ Cup events. The race is contested for a purse of $100,000 and covers a distance of six furlongs. The 2012 winner of the race was Get Happy Mister. He went on to become the richest Colorado-bred thoroughbred. Get Happy Mister won 11 of 14 career starts and earned a bankroll of $384,928.
The Butch Gleason Classic for older horses goes at a distance of 1 ⅛ miles for a $50,00 purse.
For Arabian horses, Bally’s Arapahoe Park offers the Emirates Breeders Series. There’s the Emirates Breeders Arabian Derby for three and four year olds at a distance of one mile, the Emirates Breeders VIP Stakes for three year olds and up and the Emirates Breeders VIP Distaff Stakes for three year old and up fillies and mares. All three events are contested at a distance of one mile. There’s also the Emirates Breeders Arabian Maiden Stakes for maiden three year olds and up at a distance of six furlongs.
Quarter horse racing is featured in the Mile High Derby and the Mile High Futurity.
Colorado Horse Racing Betting Legal Overview
Owned and operated by the Mile High Racing and Entertainment Group, Bally’s Arapahoe Park is a one-mile dirt surface track. Bettors can wager on a variety of horse racing breeds at Arapahoe Park.
They race Appaloosa, Arabian, Quarter Horse, American Paint and thoroughbred horses during the track’s annual live meet each summer.
Bally’s Arapahoe Park – 26000 East Quincy Avenue, Aurora, CO 80016. The track operates a 31-day live meet from August-October.
Colorado Online Horse Betting FAQs
TVG is the official streaming site of Bally’s Arapahoe Park. Streams of Bally’s Arapahoe Park live racing can also be accessed via NYRA Bets, DRF Bets, 123Bet, DayAtTheTrack.com and 1/ST BET.
18 or older to place online horse bets in Colorado.
TVG.com, TwinSpires.com, 1/ST BET, and NYRAbets.com.