We began the weekend on Friday (though there were horses to watch on Thursday, so always look at the H2W list for entries on Thursdays) at Woodbine with two winter series finals. In the Snowshoe Final we raced second to the big favorite and ignited a well-paying exacta. Behind the 9-5...|
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TwinSpires.com player William Smith of Maryland hit the Rainbow 6 Jackpot at Gulfstream Park on Friday for $119,599. This is the second time already in 2015 the big prize has been taken down by a TwinSpires player, bringing our players’ Rainbow 6 total prize winnings to more than $475,000 this...|
Todd Pletcher, who picked up a record seventh Eclipse Award for leading trainer last weekend, doesn’t have any starters in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby prep at Gulfstream Park, the $400,000 Holy Bull (G2). But he’ll be represented by a lavish contingent on the undercard, with seven horses costing a...|
Gulfstream Park will be presenting an all-stakes, 50-cent Pick 5 on their quintet of three-year-old features on Saturday, and here's how I'm playing it. Race 7 -- Hutcheson Stakes Barbados (#7) looks to be a strong favorite after an impressive three-length score in the January 3 Spectacular Bid...|
Saturday’s Forward Gal S. (G2) at Gulfstream Park has come up pretty competitive with 11 sophomore fillies throwing their hat in the ring. In addition to the winner’s share of the $200,000 purse, there are also 10 points up for grabs on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks series. This seven-furlong...|
I often hear from players asking me what factors work best in different races. “Hey Simon,” they say (nobody uses my first name, not sure why). “What do you look for in $16,000 claiming races at Canterbury Park?” To which I respond: “The same thing I look for in $25,000 claiming races...|
Nobody would have expected much from a foal out of a mare claimed for $8,000 by an obscure, $2,500 sire. Nobody would expect much from a colt whose knees were a little crooked and whose trainer and owners weren’t among the racing elite. For California Chrome, the public had no expectations. His...|
Once again this week we go after the prices, the contenders that confuse the crowds—and we do it with some winter series finals at Woodbine and the Meadowlands and with selected overnight events—our feature races—and our exclusive, popular horses-to-watch list (H2W). Week in and week out, the...|