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June 16th, 2019

Selections for Tuesday’s opener at Royal Ascot 2019

Before drilling into the Group races on a banner opening Tuesday at Royal Ascot, a preamble on the recent rain in Berkshire. At Sunday’s final […]

June 16th, 2019

2019 Royal Ascot News & Notes

The 2019 Royal Ascot meet kicks off Tuesday, June 18, with five straight days of high-class stakes action. Several U.S.-based runners have headed overseas to […]

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June 16th, 2019

Captain Crunch Wins ‘Cup’; Bettors Wish Second For Us; Favorites Control Canada Stakes; Booming Place Prices Connect For Five Exactas

  Early-week Hambletonian Trail (HT) blogs started our week. Check out the HT section below. Other harness reports on our selected features are noted. Saturday, […]

June 15th, 2019

Hong Kong Spot Plays: A Winning Method

By J. Keeler Johnson The Sunday card at Sha Tin, the last before racing takes a one-week hiatus in Hong Kong, is stacked with 11 […]

June 15th, 2019

Thoughts on the Stephen Foster Day Early Pick 5

An all graded stakes version is one of three Pick 5s available to bettors on Saturday night’s “Downs After Dark” program at Churchill Downs. That […]

June 14th, 2019

Scully’s Stephen Foster Day handicapping blog

An important race for older horses, Saturday’s $600,000 Stephen Foster (G2) has attracted one of the most competitive fields in years. It’s the centerpiece of […]

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June 13th, 2019

How to use the Kentucky Handicapper’s Sheet for the Stephen Foster H.

  Handicapping the Stephen Foster using the Kentucky Handicapper’s Sheet   Want a quick guide to betting Churchill Downs, Keeneland, and other Kentucky tracks every […]

June 13th, 2019

Spot Plays for Stephen Foster Day

The $600,000 Stephen Foster Stakes (G2) headlines a huge evening of racing at Churchill Downs on Saturday. A total of five graded races will be […]

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June 13th, 2019

North America Cup Promises Speed, Class And Profit; Top Stakes Program At Woodbine/Mohawk For Mares And Sophs

  The first giant program of the season takes place at Woodbine/Mohawk (WoMo) with The North America Cup Final highlighted. Supporting features remain traditional, with […]

Hambletonian Trail Blog
June 12th, 2019

Improving Colts Embrace Goodtimes Final Field Without Division Stars; Others Convene In PA Sires Stakes Splits

  The letter (e) notes a Hambletonian-eligible horse. Three divisions of Pennsylvania Sires Stakes (PASS) are on tap June 14 at Philly, featuring some mighty […]