Lady and The Track | June 19, 2018

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Race Of The Week: Stephen Foster Handicap

June 16, 2018 |

  Handicap Stars Attempt To Secure Breeders’ Cup Berth By Derek Simon It’s a great day of racing at Churchill Downs on Saturday, with five graded stakes on tap, including the Grade 2 Wise Dan, which drew last year’s Breeders’ Cup Mile champ World Approval, and the Matt Winn, a Grade 3 affair that lured […]

Fleur De Lis Ladies Dreaming Of Breeders’ Cup Flowers

June 16, 2018 |

  Nine To Race Under The Churchill Downs Lights By Margaret Ransom North American-based distaffers get their first crack at qualifying for the Nov. 3 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (GI) in the $200,000 Fleur de Lis Handicap (GII) on the Stephen Foster Handicap (GI) undercard on Saturday night at Churchill Downs. This year’s Breeders’ Cup will, […]

Chocolate Martini Headlines Summertime Oaks At Santa Anita

June 15, 2018 |

  Six Set for Santa Anita Sophomore Filly Feature By Margaret Ransom The $200,000 Summertime Oaks (GII) will be run for the fifth time at Santa Anita Park on Saturday after being transferred from Hollywood Park when it closed in 2013. Formerly known as the Hollywood Oaks, the race kept its 1 1/16-mile distance as well as […]

What You Need To Know About Betting The Belmont Stakes

June 9, 2018 |

  Handicapping The Longest Triple Crown Race Takes Some Finesse By Derek Simon Of all the Triple Crown races, the Belmont Stakes is probably the most “normal” from a betting standpoint. In Louisville, the emphasis is on improvement — a quest for horses that are ready to deliver a top effort on the first Saturday […]

Nine Try To Deny Justify A Triple Crown In Belmont Stakes

June 8, 2018 |

Dual Classic Winner Looks To Become 13th Triple Crown Winner By Margaret Ransom It hardly seems like three years since the world witnessed American Pharoah capture the first Triple Crown in 37 years, but here we are again with Justify, as he attempts to become the 13th horse in history to win all three jewels — […]

Why Breeding Doesn’t Mean A Thing In The Triple Crown Races

June 7, 2018 |

  Dosage Not A Predictable Factor For Belmont Winners By Derek Simon Almost since the beginning of time, man has been fascinated by artificial selection — the idea that through careful manipulation of the breeding process, one can achieve a more desirable result, whether that be a better-tasting broccoli, a fatter cow or a seedless […]

Three Grade 1 Winners Highlight Beholder Mile

June 2, 2018 |

  Short Field Set For History-Rich Race At Santa Anita By Margaret Ransom This year marks the second official running of the Beholder Mile (GI) at Santa Anita, a race named for B. Wayne Hughes’ four-time Eclipse Award winner and fan favorite Beholder after her victory in the 2016 edition, then known as the Vanity […]

Justify Justly Favored In Preakness

May 19, 2018 |

  Kentucky Derby Aims To Put Dual Classic Winner on Resume in Historic Race By Margaret Ransom Though the Kentucky Derby (GI) has officially been run one more time than the Preakness Stakes (GI), Maryland’s most prestigious race is actually older than it’s red-rose-adorned counterpart and, to many, carries it’s own prestige. In fact, one […]

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 […]