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NASCAR 2023 Kansas Election, AdventHealth 400 Predictions, Odds, Time: Legendary Expert Avoids Tyler Reddick



Kyle Larson will try to bounce back from a couple of disappointing performances when he competes in the 2023 AdventHealth 400 at Kansas Speedway on Sunday. The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series champion, with just three wins last season after 10 wins the previous year, didn’t enter Victory Lane for the first six races of this campaign but went on to win two out of three. However, he continued that stretch, finishing 33rd after the crash at Talladega and 32nd at Dover the last time. Larson has been in the top 10 in half of his 16 series starts at NASCAR in Kansas and won the fall race at the track in 2021.

Larson is the +450 favorite in the latest 2023 AdventHealth 400 odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Two-time race winner Denny Hamlin is +575, William Byron is +600 and Tyler Reddick is +700, rounding out the top contenders for 2023 Kansas at +800. you want Check out NASCAR Kansas Predictions from Mick Roberts, the legendary Vegas bookmaker who was the first to bet on horse racing before locking in any AdventHealth 2023 400 selection..

Roberts was the first to offer extended NASCAR bets and is now handing out NASCAR winners to his SportsLine subscribers. Roberts is NASCAR’s top national betting expert and his top pick, Reddick, won the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix in March at odds of +1,000.

He also correctly predicted that Chase Elliott would win the YellaWood 500 at +1200 last October and the Jockey Made in America 250 in 2021, won the 2021 Coca-Cola 600 over Larson’s win at +550, and hit the mark, targeting Elliott as the winner of the +160 EchoPark Texas Grand Prix last week. Anyone who followed his selection cashed in ticket after ticket.

Now, Roberts has analyzed the field and the odds for NASCAR Sunday’s 2023 Kansas race. He only shares his winner and leaderboard right here.

2023 Advent Health 400 Experts’ Choice

One shock: Roberts is behind Tyler Reddick, even though he is one of the favorites at +700. In fact, according to Roberts, Reddick, who is tied for second this season with four top-five finishes, is struggling to break even into the top 10.

“In the seven cup series that started in Kansas, Reddick is averaging 20th with two top 10s,” Roberts told SportsLine. “Last season he started first in the #8 RCR car in both races and led for a total of 62 laps but finished 30th and 35th.”

Another curve: Roberts ranks Ross Chastain highly even though he has +1400 long-range chances in the last AdventHealth 400 odds. lagging behind Truex by 0.505 seconds. Chastain enjoyed racing in Kansas throughout his NASCAR career: he had one win, four top-five finishes, and seven top-10 finishes in 21 combined Cup, Xfinity, and Truck Series starts, the latter winning came in 2019.

“He’s still out of wins this season after taking his first two wins in the Cup Series last year, but this guy is fighting for victory in every race,” Roberts told SportsLine. “You race to win and Chastain goes out of his way to do it without fear of repercussions.” See who else to bring back here.

How to make AdventHealth 400 predictions for 2023

Roberts has a big chance, he leads all drivers in several categories at Kansas Speedway. This driver is underestimated by the bookmakers and anyone who backs him can win big. You can only see who it is here.

So, who will win NASCAR at Kansas 2023? And what long shot stuns NASCAR? Visit SportsLine now to see Kansas’ 2023 NASCAR Predicted Leaderboard from NASCAR’s top national handicapper.and to know.

2023 Advent Health 400 odds

See full NASCAR Kansas list, predictions, best bets here.
Kyle Larson +450
Danny Hamlin +575
William Byron +600
Tyler Reddick +700
Christopher Bell +800
Martin Truex Jr. +800
Chase Elliott +1200
Ryan Blaney +1400
Kyle Bush +1400
Ross Chastain +1400
Bubba Wallace +1500
Kevin Harvick +1800
Joey Logano +2000
Brad Keselowski +3000
Ty Gibbs +3500
Daniel Suarez +3500
Josh Berry +5000
Chase Briscoe +7500
Chris Buescher +7500
Austin Sindrik +7500
AJ Olmendinger +10000
Arik Almirola +10000
Eric Jones +10000
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. +10000
Austin Dillon +12500
Ryan Price +12500
Justin Hailey +20000
Corey Lajoie +30000
Michael McDowell +30000
Harrison Burton +50000
Noah Gragson +50000
Todd Gilliland +75000
Ty Dillon +100000
Brennan Pool +250000
JJ Yale +250000
Josh Bilicki +500000


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Death of four horses at Churchill Downs renews safety concerns ahead of Kentucky derby



LOUISVILLE, Kentucky. – Just days before the iconic Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs investigates the recent death of four horses, including a foal who was scheduled to compete in Saturday’s Derby.

Wild on the ice, a 3-year-old who had three wins in five career starts and played at the Derby, was euthanized after suffering a leg injury while training on a dirt track last Thursday, Churchill Downs said in a statement. Take Charge Briana was euthanized after suffering an injury during a turf race on Tuesday.

Two horses trained by Saffy Joseph Jr died suddenly of unknown causes. Parents Pride collapsed on Saturday and Chasing Artie collapsed on Tuesday.

The deaths come in one of the few times of the year when the sporting world is focused on horse racing as the Derby kicks off the Triple Crown season. They are likely to rekindle long-standing concerns about horse safety, even as the industry grapples with doping scandals, competition from other forms of betting and declining fan interest.

“Although a series of events like this is highly unusual, it is completely unacceptable,” Churchill Downs said in a statement. “We take this very seriously and recognize that these disturbing incidents are troubling and must be addressed.”

The statement continued: “We have full confidence in our racing surfaces and our riders and riders have assured us that they are as well.”

At the stable where his Kentucky Derby competitor, Lord Miles, is being held Wednesday, Joseph said he was “shaken” by the death of his two horses. “The chance of this happening twice is in the trillions,” he said. “I have almost 4,000 horses and this has never happened before. It does not make sense”.

Lisa Lazarus, CEO of the newly minted Horse Racing Integrity and Safety Authority, said both the ground and the turf had been tested by his experts and found to be safe. An autopsy will be performed on the horses, hair and blood samples will be taken, which will be sent for laboratory research in the near future. On Wednesday, Joseph scratched the filly as a precaution, and on Thursday said he would also voluntarily scratch the horses he planned to run on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with the exception of Lord Miles, who said he had no contact with the horses that died.

Lazarus added: “We take our role in horse protection very seriously and we are very concerned. We trust that the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will properly conduct its investigation and that its stewards will draw appropriate conclusions.”

On Thursday, Joseph watched as Lord Miles was led out of his barn before being taken to the treadmill for a light workout. Joseph checked the horse’s legs both in the stable and on the racetrack.

When asked if he would scratch Lord Miles, he replied, “No.” When asked why he checks his legs, he replied, “I always do that.”

Although Churchill Downs stated that it would “continue to take every measure to ensure the safest possible conditions for horses on our property”, it did not have the authority to require Joseph to scratch his Derby horse as he was already registered with the race. This decision had to come from the racing commission.

Joseph, 36, a native of Barbados, is a top coach from Florida. His 2022 Derby horse, White Abarrio, finished 16th. According to a database that tracks drug use disorders, in 2015 he was fined $500 for testing positive for clenbuterol, a bronchodilator, at Gulfstream Park in Florida, and $1,000 for testing positive for aminocaproic acid, which treats bleeding disorders, in Monmouth Park in New York. Jersey in 2021. He is also appealing a 15-day suspension and $500 for testing positive for gabapentin, an anticonvulsant and nerve pain drug, at Presque Isle Downs in Pennsylvania in 2022.

Horse racing in the United States has long had a culture of drugs and lax regulation, and far more horses are broken and euthanized here than in most other places in the world.

Trainers have experimented with anything that can give their horses an edge, including chemicals that bulk up pigs and cattle before slaughter, cobra venom, Viagra, blood doping, stimulants and cancer drugs. Detection is difficult as labs struggle to keep up.

Conventional medications such as anti-inflammatory drugs pose the greatest risk to the horse and rider. At higher levels, painkillers can mask the injury, making pre-race checks less effective. If the horse does not feel pain, he may run faster than he otherwise would, placing additional stress on the injury.

This was one of the reasons the Horse Racing Integrity and Safety Authority was created under the oversight of the Federal Trade Commission. Rules and penalties written to eliminate doping and abuse in Thoroughbred racing will go into effect May 22.

In 2021, Medina Spirit won the Kentucky Derby, only to be suspended after testing positive for a banned substance. A few months later, he died while training. An autopsy revealed that California scientists speculated that he might have had a heart attack, but they said they couldn’t be sure. They cited an international study of exercise-related sudden death in racehorses, which showed that the cause of death was determined with certainty in about 53 percent of cases, the presumed cause was established in 25 percent of cases, and the specific cause of death could not be determined. . determined in about 22 percent of them.

Since 2009, the Jockey Club has maintained a horse injury database to track fatal breakdowns at American racetracks and provide a database to analyze how they can be prevented. In that first year, Thoroughbreds had fatal injuries at a rate of two per 1,000 launches.

There were 1.25 fatalities per 1,000 launches last year compared to 1.39 fatalities per 1,000 launches in 2021. This declined for the fourth year in a row, and for the first time the rate was below 1.3 fatalities per 1,000 launches.

“We can say with confidence that the risk of fatal injury is steadily declining both overall and in many specific areas,” said Tim Parkin, professor of veterinary epidemiology at the University of Bristol in England, announcing the latest results in March. He said the six months at the end of 2022 was the safest six-month period since the database was created.

However, there were clusters of fatal accidents. Last month, Maryland’s Laurel Park was closed for three days after a series of injuries resulted in the euthanasia of five horses. Coaches and owners said the track surface was unsafe. The owner of Laurel Park, 1/ST, disputed this claim.

The sport was hit hard in 2019 after 30 horses died in Santa Anita in six months. The news made national headlines and drew the attention of California lawmakers and animal rights activists.

In response, state and racing officials tightened regulations on the use of the riding whip, horse medication, coach and jockey training, track safety regulations, and injured horse recovery policies. Last year, 12 horses died in Santa Anita, and Thoroughbred deaths across California dropped 54 percent from 144 in 2019 to 66 in the most recent fiscal year.

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California and New York are investigating the NFL over allegations of hostile work



California and New York Attorneys General announced Thursday they are launching an investigation into the National Football League, focusing on allegations of workplace discrimination and a hostile environment more than a year after dozens of former employees uncovered negative experience within the organization.

According to a joint statement released by the California Attorney, the investigation will address allegations of gender pay inequality, harassment and discrimination based on sex and race in a potential violation of state and federal laws. General Rob Bonta and New York Attie. General Letitia James.

The states subpoenaed the NFL, which has offices in New York and California, for information.

“We have serious concerns about the role of the NFL in creating an extremely hostile and harmful work environment,” Bonta said. “No company is too big or popular to escape responsibility for its actions.”

According to James, no employee should suffer in a hostile work environment.

“No matter how powerful or influential, no organization is above the law and we will make sure the NFL is held accountable,” she said.

Brian McCarthy, the NFL’s chief spokesman, said the league would cooperate with the investigation. In a statement, McCarthy called the allegations “completely inconsistent with NFL values ​​and practices” and said the league’s offices offer a culture where employees of all genders, races and backgrounds “thrive.”

“The NFL is committed to ensuring that all league employees are respected, treated fairly, paid fairly and have access to development opportunities,” McCarthy said. “Our policy is not only to comply with all applicable laws, but also to create a work environment free of harassment, intimidation and discrimination.”

In response to a request from James and other state attorneys general in April 2022, the NFL provided a written response the following month detailing policies and initiatives to improve its culture. A copy of this response was given to the Los Angeles Times.

The league had not received any other additional communications from attorneys general prior to Thursday’s announcement, McCarthy said.

“We are confident that our pay practices exceed any legal requirement and, like many organizations, we regularly take deliberate steps to ensure that women and people of color are fairly compensated,” he said. “This includes working with outside experts to ensure that compensation decisions are not based on race, ethnicity or gender, and we are proud of the results of this work.”

The states announcement comes more than a year after more than 30 employees shared their experience in the NFL. with the New York Times in a wide-ranging investigation arguing that the organization overlooked them and left them demoralized despite promises to improve working conditions for women in the league and the culture in general.

The NFL has been in trouble with the law for years. One lawsuit filed against the NFL mentioned in the announcement involved supposed racial discrimination against a black employee; and sexual harassment by a female stylist. Last month, a former female manager filed employment discrimination lawsuit in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleging age, gender, and gender discrimination, and a hostile work environment.

In 2022, the Congressional Oversight and Reform Committee launched a year-long investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct by Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyderconcluding that the owner created a “culture of fear” within the team and attempted to obstruct the investigation.

“Despite reports and allegations of abuse perpetrated by both players and male staff, allegations that the NFL has not taken sufficient effective steps to prevent discrimination, harassment and retaliation in the workplace persist,” Bonta said in a statement. and James.

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