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It was a stakes-filled weekend and if you like the headline events get used to it because we are just starting with the big-purse flow. Let’s start this review with our good-news wins. At the Meadows we nailed the $178 exacta in the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes (PASS) for soph-colt pacers with Our...|
It’s no secret that I’m not enamored with the "bounce theory" — the notion that a tough race will knock a horse off its game for weeks or months at a time. In my opinion, this theory, which was first espoused by followers of “The Sheets” (a term applied to both Len Ragozin’s speed figure serviceof...|
Pacers adorn this weekend’s highlights, with older and younger fields in combat. For the mare pacers there are two generously pursed Golden Girl divisions at the Meadowlands and there are two New Jersey Sires Stakes (NJSS) finals for sophomore pacers on a huge Saturday program. More sophomores vie...|
Bettors walk a fine line between trying to "hit" their wagers and maximizing profit from them.As a multi-race player, I constantly struggle with ULWs--underlaid likely winners--and how to use them.|
Derek Simon and Ed DeRosa discuss the 2013 campaign of defending Horse of the Year Wise Dan, as well as the future prospects of top three-year-olds Orb an Verrazano.In the U. of Bet segment, Dave Schwartz is back and he offers an interesting way for “traditional” handicappers to answer that time-...|
We're still 11 days out, but the Belmont Stakes (click for FREE Brisnet.com Ultimate PPs of possible entrants) is shaping up to be a fantastic race as part of an always-fascinating card at Belmont Park.Many of us (including the TwinSpires.com Players Pool) will attempt to conquer the $1-million...|
Hello from my neighborhood track, Penn National Racecourse (see photo by Sharon Hindermyer). Here I was by the paddock, sheltered from the rain pelting the track, watching my thoroughbred-trainer friend Frank Cifarelli walk his steed before sending it to the gate in a maiden-claiming event recently...|