Each year the TwinSpires harness department looks into the 12-month archives of suggested contenders posted in the exclusive weekly harness blog. We categorize all of the winners that have paid at least two digits (4-1 and up) in the order of win prices high to low (while including their place and...|
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Santa Anita concludes Monday’s opening-day card with an All-Stakes Pick 4 (races 6-9). Here are my thoughts on the sequence: San Simeon (G3), 6th race: The Pick 4 kicks off with a full field of 14 turf sprinters and I will look to spread in the contentious affair. Eddie D (G3) winner #10 Holy Lute...|
It was a short week for personal features and the horses-to-watch list (H2W), since all tracks were dark on Dec. 24 and Dec. 25, but our penultimate blog preview for 2016 was productive. Check out the H2W results below; they include a cold $180.00 Exacta and three strong hits at The Meadowlands on...|
Santa Anita's opening day is a big one on the U.S. racing calendar and everyone would love to be at their handicapping and betting best, myself included. However, with the possibility of potential bragging rights comes the chance of missing by over thinking, especially in the four graded stakes on...|
by SCOTT SHAPIRO Once again Santa Anita will open its winter/spring meeting the day after Christmas and the racing office has compiled an extremely challenging nine-race card that is headlined by the 44th running of the La Brea (G1) and the 65th edition of the Malibu (G1), both run at seven...|
by SCOTT SHAPIRO Happy Holidays racing fans! I hope everyone gets to enjoy the coming days with family and friends, but also can find the time to get involved with the start of the racing season at beautiful Santa Anita Park. Once again opening day at “The Great Race Place” is the day after...|
by DICK POWELL Farewell tours seem to be in vogue in sports lately. Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter and David Ortiz each took a whole baseball season to say goodbye. Not to be outdone, horse racing has joined the trend as CALIFORNIA CHROME (Lucky Pulpit)’s career is winding down. The earner of...|
A short week of harness-racing between blogs is presented as the Christmas and Hanukah holidays fall upon Saturday and Sunday in the last week of December. Many tracks will abandon those two days, going dark as the calendar of 2016 enters its final six days. There are still plenty of races...|