Several years ago, I wrote about “smart money” — the notion that a particular horse is getting pari-mutuel love from insiders or bettors in the know. Over the years, I’ve come to affectionately refer to this group as “they,” based on interactions with racing fans I’ve known who seem convinced that...|
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Dortmund continued to impress while being tested for the first time in his three-race career, remaining unbeaten with an ultra-game performance in Saturday’s Grade 1 Futurity Stakes. Wide the entire way, the massive two-year-old colt needed every step of the long Los Alamitos stretch run to...|
A half-length victory in the Starlet (G1) at Los Alamitos on December 13 pretty much sealed the deal for Take Charge Brandi. By winning the Starlet, Delta Downs Princess (G3) and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies in succession, the chestnut miss should continue the tradition of BC Juvenile Fillies...|
The German sports club naming strategy is working well for Kaleem Shah. First up was Bayern, who capped an outstanding three-year-old season with a victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic and is a contender for Horse of the Year. His name is an apparent nod to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, the top...|
TwinSpires' Derek Simon discusses track bias, with an assist from "Betting Thoroughbreds" author Steve Davidowitz. In the U. of Bet, Derek tackles the tote board, with an in-depth look at "insider" betting. How can one spot it and is it meaningful? Lastly, in the Handicapping segment,...|
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As we approach the end of another year and the equine age upgrades that define next season’s division, we are still swarmed with standardbred action across the board. Deep December offers your TwinSpires account many great opportunities across the continent. You may not be as familiar with the...|
To most race fans, a great performance can be hard to define with words, but as Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart said regarding obscenity, “I know when I see it.” From a personal eye test perspective, Shared Belief winning the Pacific Classic Stakes at Del Mar was the single most breathtaking...|