There is a herd of progeny from Somebeachsomewhere on the tracks this season. The incredible beast that paced a hole in a lot of winds and retired to stud after a monstrous sophomore season, winning $2.4 million and taking a mark of 1:46.4, presents the cream of his crop, Captaintreacherous, in the...|
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Host Derek Simon and Ed DeRosa of Brisnet.com discuss Chantal Sutherland’s ride aboard Game On Dude in the Pacific Classic, as well as the pluses and minuses of Sutherland’s status as a “sports sex symbol.” They also talk about a possible run by Frankel in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.In the...|
A name he liked coupled with a jockey he recognized led Mr. Hariri to scoop Thursday’s Pick 6 at Del Mar for gross winnings of $495,060.80 on a $146 play.Playing through TwinSpires.com, the West Coast resident took a stab at Thursday’s $89,785 Pick 6 carryover by crafting nine separate tickets,...|
If you are one of “the crowd” then you cashed a few tickets this weekend, though most of the returns were pale and paltry. You may have, however, zeroed in on one of our choices, Prestidigitator, from our Breeders Crown Countdown blog, and beaten a big choice as the ex-Hambo contender won and...|
Rail TripA few years ago, I wrote about the Freshened Horse Fallacy, the theory that the modern-day thoroughbred simply cannot withstand the rigors of day-to-day training and — heaven forbid — racing on a consistent basis.I pointed out that much of this hysteria is based on the belief that...|
Harness drivers will have their “pedal to the metal” this weekend, no doubt, as they gun for big purses and prestige over profit.TwinSpires carries the DuQuoin State Fair from Illinois and even with reduced status and purses, there is plenty there to bet about, so to speak, and we cover what may be...|
Derek Simon and Ed DeRosa discuss yet another scintillating win by Frankel in the Juddmonte International, as well as Questing's equally impressive — well, OK, not quite — performance in the Alabama. Derek also gives his take on the attrition among this year’s top three-year-olds and shares some...|
Some weeks don’t look as promising as others for a betting bankroll and those turn out to be terrific times, while others look good enough to eat and those wind up not being able to be digested fully. So it is that the three-day-full-of-action weekend wound up with less success than expected. It...|