The freshmen and the sophomores continue in combat for further assurances that going to the Breeders Crown is a sound idea and this season there are plenty of contenders in each division for hopes to be high. This weekend, many eligible frosh stake players go in the Fall Four finals after...|
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I probably need an intervention. I’ve picked the favorite to win the Breeders’ Cup Classic in eight of the past 12 editions with just two wins to show from it (and in six of the past eight with just one win). On the other hand, until the last two goose eggs (and four of the last five) picking...|
We start with our biggest success of the weekend, certainly a surprise to us at the price. Pointing to Luck Be Withyou in the Messenger elim at Yonkers on Oct. 18, we expected a decent price but not a longshot. The winner of the elim was Luck Be Withyou ($23, $4.90, $2.40). The Messenger Final is...|
I know, I know. Imploring bettors to look for value in the Breeders’ Cup races is kind of like telling one’s teenaged son or daughter to look both ways before crossing the street. Granted, my mom was famous for the latter… but, generally, it is unnecessary past the age of five. Still, seeking...|
The first stop this weekend takes place on Friday, Oct. 17, at Maywood in Illinois, where the track’s signature stakes events, led by the Windy City Pace, feature many of the Grand Circuit stars on both gaits, adorn the program. On Friday, also, Woodbine’s fresh harness meet presents two of...|
The fact that the top Class and Speed Ratings are each showing a flat bet profit at the current Keeneland Race Course meeting, and I am not makes me ashamed to be director of marketing for Brisnet.com. These two ratings, along with Prime Power, are—for my money—the three most powerful pieces of...|
The best of our action over the weekend was across the board in the Ontario Sires Stakes (ONSS) Super Finals, Saturday, Oct. 11, where we gave you the highest paying of the eight championship winners, Code One Hanover ($55.70, $21.10, $10.20) in the frosh-filly pace. She was also our only...|
by Doug Salvatore “In the old romances of chivalry, there occurs an episode that has taken infinite forms but always has the same central theme. A wizard comes to the court of the king with the most magnificent mantle ever seen. He announces that he will make a gift of it to the fairest lady of...|