If you’re the type who thinks that racing needs its stars to keep racing to increase interest, then this is the Saturday for you! The one-two finishers and beaten favorite in America’s richest race all make the second start of their season on Saturday at Santa Anita Park in the Santa Anita...|
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If you’re playing the $21,000 Lucky 7s promotion over the next seven Friday nights at TwinSpires.com then the phrase that pays is Return on Investment (ROI) because that is how all the scoring is done. Picking winners on Australian races is always a fun challenge because of the full field and...|
With champion two-year-old male Shared Belief and Remsen Stakes winner Honor Code both unraced as three-year-olds, I’ve looked forward to each weekend of the TwinSpires.com Kentucky Derby Championship Series as a chance for some sophomore to take up the mantle as top Triple Crown contender, but...|
If going into the TwinSpires.com $1-million Road To the Kentucky Derby Showdown game I had told you that the favorite would hit the board in each of the first six races, what percentage of starting players would you expect to be alive? 88.9% of the pool eliminated from the grand prize sounds like...|
One of racing’s great ironies is the common lament, “I don’t regard weight to handicap races” (or some such). In today’s parlance, “to handicap a race” usually means to figure out who’s going to win (or what chance each horse has of winning), but the origin of the term has to do with assigning...|
There is no shortage of opinions regarding a horse’s performance following races on the TwinSpires.com Kentucky Derby Championship Series, and the beauty of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager is that it allows bettors to put their money where their mouths are (assuming the price is right). Pool 3 is...|
No one said winning $1-million in the TwinSpires.com Road to the Kentucky Derby SHOWdown would be easy, and one of the reasons it’s so difficult is a bettor’s tendency to overthink things. We’re a quarter of the way home (5 races down, 15 to go), and 348 players are still alive for the $1-million...|
I’m rarely a one-factor handicapper, but sometimes a particular factor is so glaring and the corresponding price so generous that analysis beyond that one variable just seems like platitude. In the case of Rise Up in the Risen Star Stakes on Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Course (click the stakes...|