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Los Al’s Starlet, Futurity Provide Last Hurrah For Southern California Juveniles

December 6, 2019 |

  Baffert Seeks To Extend Domination In Both Races By Margaret Ransom With Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (GI) and likely champion British Idiom tucked away for the rest of 2019, a handful of races remain to be claimed in the division, including Saturday’s $300,000 Starlet Stakes (GI) at Los Alamitos. Both Donna Veloce and Bast, […]

Maximum Security, Spun To Run Lead Cigar Mile

December 5, 2019 |

Eleven Will Line Up For Aqueduct Saturday Feature By Margaret Ransom Multiple grade 1 winner and disqualified Kentucky Derby (GI) hero Maximum Security will face off against a talented field of ten others, including Breeders’ Cup Mile (GI) hero Spun to Run, in Saturday’s $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap on Saturday at Aqueduct. The Jason Servis-trained […]

Demoiselle, Remsen Stakes Mark Last Juvenile Showcase Of 2019 in New York

December 5, 2019 |

  Road to The Kentucky Derby/Oaks Points Up For Grab By Margaret Ransom Twelve juvenile fillies are set to race nine furlongs in Saturday’s $250,000 Demoiselle Stakes (GII) at Aqueduct including two stakes winners – Maedean and Critical Value – and several others who will face winners for the first time. The Demoiselle was first […]

Four From Derby, Nine Classic Rookies Set For Preakness 144

May 17, 2019 |

  Baffert Seeks Record Eighth Win With Favored Improbable By Margaret Ransom WinStar Farm LLC, China Horse Club International and Starlight Racing’s Improbable, who crossed the finish line in fifth but was elevated to fourth after the disqualification of the winner in the Kentucky Derby (GI) at Churchill Downs two weeks ago, was installed the […]

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 […]

Simon Says: Does Anybody Want To Win This Year’s Derby?

March 29, 2018 |

By Derek Simon Does anybody want to win this year’s Kentucky Derby? I mean, seriously? After watching the Louisiana Derby on Saturday, which came on the heels of a subpar Rebel Stakes, a terrible Tampa Bay Derby and a God-awful Gotham, I have doubts. I mean, the figures weren’t bad. Noble Indy earned the highest Equibase […]

Twelve Take On Last Triple Crown Jewel in Belmont Stakes

June 9, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom This year marks the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes, the final jewel of the Triple Crown and the oldest of the three races. This race is known for a lot of things — from being the crowning glory of a grueling five-week race series to being a crushing spoiler for runners […]

Belmont Stakes: Rested Horse Rubbish

June 8, 2017 |

By Derek Simon Mere moments after Tonalist thwarted California Chrome’s quest to become the 12th Triple Crown champion in thoroughbred racing history, Steve Coburn, one of the colt’s owners, blasted the Belmont Stakes winner. “It’s all or nothing,” Coburn said. “… It’s not fair to these other horses that have been running their guts out […]

Why A Longshot Will Win the Belmont Stakes

June 2, 2017 |

By Noel Michaels The 2017 Belmont Stakes lacks the drama of a Triple Crown bid and does not have the star power of either the Kentucky Derby or Preakness winner as a headline attraction, but what the race does have is a world of great betting opportunities afforded by a large wide-open field of contenders. […]

Born for the Belmont Stakes

May 31, 2017 |

By Derek Simon When American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes in 2015, he did something that had been accomplished just eight times since 1941. No, I’m not talking about winning the Triple Clown — that’s statistically easy by comparison. I’m talking about annexing the Belmont Stakes as a February foal. A dozen horses have won […]