Lady and The Track | November 17, 2018

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Noel Michaels

Kentucky Downs: Turf Racing’s September Place To Be

August 31, 2018 |

  Franklin, Kentucky Track Offers Big Purses For Grass Stars By Noel Michaels Blink and you’ll miss it! High stakes turf racing is back at Kentucky Downs to begin the month of September, but you’ll have only five racing days over the course of two weeks to get in on the racing and wagering at […]

Arlington’s International Festival Day Looking Strong As Ever

August 10, 2018 |

Top Horses Converge on Arlington For Exciting Day Of Racing By Noel Michaels Arlington’s International Festival of Racing is set to be contested on Saturday, Aug. 11. Headlined by the 36th running of the Arlington Million (G1), along with the Beverly D. (G1) and the Secretariat Stakes (G1), the International Festival of Racing will encompass […]

Five Quick Tips For A More Successful Saratoga

July 20, 2018 |

  The Spa Is Much More Than Just A Racing Destination By Noel Michaels Saratoga is the most important meet of the summer season for horseplayers. The highly anticipated 40-day Saratoga racing season lasts throughout the heart of the summer, running six days a week (every day except Tuesday) from Friday, July 20 until Labor […]

Use Preakness Trends To Narrow Down Exotics Contenders

May 19, 2018 |

Choosing A Winner May Be The Easy Part, Exotics Maybe Not So Much By Noel Michaels  The Preakness Stakes has mostly been a chalk-players’ heaven in recent years, and that trend is certainly good news for Kentucky Derby winner Justify, who is either at 2-5 or 1-2 odds on various morning lines and will surely be […]

Justify, Good Magic Headline Preakness

May 17, 2018 |

  Top Pair Will be Joined By Six Others In Pimlico’s Starting Gate By Noel Michaels The Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, will be run Saturday, May 19 — in its usual spot two weeks after the Kentucky Derby. With the Derby winner and runner-up heading to Baltimore for the […]

Watch And Wager On The Season’s Best Racing At Belmont Park

May 9, 2018 |

  Belmont Park Season Runs Through July 14 By Noel Michaels With all the hubbub in thoroughbred racing focused on the Triple Crown, it can be easy to overlook that, at the same time horseplayers are concentrating on the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, the new season at beautiful Belmont Park is already up and running. The 2018 Belmont […]

Kentucky Derby 2018 – Exceptionally Strong Field Ready To Rumble

May 1, 2018 |

Field Set for Kentucky Derby 144 By Noel Michaels Kentucky Derby 144 is finally here and after months of prep races across the world, a field of 20 horses are set to enter the starting gate at Churchill Downs for the Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports on Saturday, May 5. This year’s entrants are shaping up […]

Kentucky Derby Road: Todd Pletcher’s Stock Quickly Rising

March 30, 2018 |

By Noel Michaels Trainer Todd Pletcher, who won the Kentucky Derby last year with Always Dreaming, is loaded again this year, as he goes for a third win in the Run for the Roses. Pletcher’s 3-year-olds have surged into the spotlight the last two weeks with victories in both the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park and the Louisiana Derby at Fair […]

Spring Can’t Come Fast Enough At Aqueduct

March 29, 2018 |

By Noel Michaels Spring is finally here and since better racing and wagering will soon be returning to New York, this seems like a good time to take a look at the Aqueduct meet from the winter, so handicappers can try to get a leg up on what to expect this spring in terms of […]

Kentucky Derby Road: Where Things Stand

February 24, 2018 |

By Noel Michaels Handicappers and horse racing fans are stuck in a holding pattern with just a little more than two months to go until the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby. Derby watchers are playing a waiting game on two fronts: 1) We are still waiting for last year’s top juveniles to make their 3-year-old […]