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Noel Michaels

It’s Never Too Early to Think About the Kentucky Derby

December 19, 2017 |

We’re still four months out from the first Saturday in May, but for horseracing fans it’s never too early to start thinking about the Kentucky Derby. Yes, the Derby itself will last only about two minutes — it’s been called the Fastest Two Minutes in Sports — but that doesn’t mean we can’t have months […]

Del Mar Ready To Host First Breeders’ Cup

October 27, 2017 |

By Noel Michaels The Breeders’ Cup World Championships slogan is “The Best is yet to Come,” and the lyrics of that song might ring true this season if this year’s brand new host site is any indication. The Breeders’ Cup makes its debut at yet another iconic American racing venue in 2017 when Del Mar […]

Jockeys Do Matter When Handicapping The Breeders’ Cup

October 20, 2017 |

By Noel Michaels Handicapping the Breeders’ Cup is a complex puzzle with too many variables to list. We must weigh factors such as speed, pace, trainers, current form and much more in order to come up with selections in every Breeders’ Cup race. However, no matter how well a horse is prepared or how well […]

Keeneland Handicapping Primer: Fall Stars Weekend And Beyond

October 4, 2017 |

By Noel Michaels Keeneland Racecourse is ready to open for its three-week, 17-race day, boutique meet that runs from Friday, Oct. 6, to Saturday, Oct. 28. And since Keeneland’s fall meet is front-loaded with stakes, now is the time for handicappers to start brushing up on some of the things they need to know to make […]

Don’t Overlook Jockey Trends And Angles at Del Mar & Saratoga

August 4, 2017 |

By Noel Michaels A horse’s jockey is one of the most important handicapping elements to consider before making a bet on a race. When making selections, the jockey and various jockey moves and trends should always be considered in conjunction with your other handicapping angles to come up with your best possible pick in every […]