Triple Crown champion American Pharoah has continued to present a magnificent appearance in the three weeks since completing his historic sweep -- as if the rigors of the Kentucky Derby (G1), Preakness (G1) and Belmont (G1) had little effect on his constitution. When graciously parading for his...|
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Our week began on an up note, with a winner in the Meadowlands’ $50,000 Open on Friday, June 26. We took it straight up with Obrigado ($10.20, $5.00, $2.80). Pocono’s Sun Stakes Saturday’s overture featured a bevy of eliminations on June 27 to set up the dynamic card coming next Saturday, July...|
Saturday’s Mother Goose S. (G1) at Belmont Park turned into a tour de force, but not for the expected fillies. The 1 1/16-mile contest showcased the return of Eskenformoney (Eskendereya) off a troubled 10th-placing in the May 1 Kentucky Oaks (G1), and also featured Wonder Gal (Tiz Wonderful)...|
Churchill Downs drops the curtain on its 2015 spring-summer meeting on Saturday, June 27, and it's a tough 11-race card featuring four Pick 4s, including an all-stakes sequence with a pair of juvenile stakes. As evidenced by the grid below I'm especially befuddled by the early double of maiden...|
Hard Aces makes his fourth start for trainer John Sadler in Saturday’s Gold Cup at Santa Anita and the late runner figures to receive a prime set-up in the 1 ¼-mile race, with three confirmed speedsters (Batti Man, Big Casanova and Moreno) guaranteeing a contested pace. His 12-1 morning line price...|
Going into Saturday's Irish Derby at the Curragh, the major interpretive key appeared to be a battle of formlines between the Epsom and French Derbies. With placegetters from each lining up, the Irish classic loomed as a "proxy war" between the respective Epsom and French winners Golden Horn and...|
Perhaps the oldest and silliest horse racing rule of thumb in the history of old and silly horse racing rules of thumb is the notion that a length equals a fifth of a second. Although it has been shown — repeatedly — that this rule is not accurate, many horseplayers still swear by it. In fact, for...|
In the News & Notes segment, TwinSpires' Derek Simon opines on American Pharoah's next start, as well as the gutty win by Mr. Z in the Ohio Derby. In a special History segment, the post-Belmont start of another Triple Crown hero is discussed. Lastly, in the U. of Bet segment, Derek...|