by Dick Powell The Breeders’ Cup is over and I am in an airport waiting to go back home to Saratoga. Some impressions before they begin to fade and blur. Being a Saratoga guy, this was my first trip to Del Mar. Never had the time before but the Breeders’ Cup made it a perfect reason to go, even...|
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A sprinkling of seconds were delivered throughout our features this past weekend and our best winning price came in the horses-to-watch list (see H2W below). Hoosier Park’s redux of stakes on Nov. 5, featured many Breeders Crown participants from the week before. We went with some of them but...|
The 34th annual Breeders’ Cup World Championships visited Del Mar, “Where the Turf Meets the Surf,” for the first time on Friday and Saturday, November 3-4, providing an exciting exhibition of some of the finest Thoroughbred race horses on Planet Earth. The day was capped off by Gun Runner...|
Gun Runner's scintillating performance in the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) Saturday night was worthy of a Horse of the Year, which he will undoubtedly be voted when ballots are dispersed to the electorate next month. Lasting the entire 1 1/4 miles, a distance he was zero-for-three at going into the...|
A gutsy half-length victory by Forever Unbridled in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) capped off a stellar Breeders’ Cup Friday at Del Mar. The Charles Fipke homebred held off fast-closing three-year-old filly Abel Tasman to secure the win and go three-for-three thus far in 2017 for trainer Dallas...|
I previewed Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup program prior to the scratch of Ulysses, my top choice in the Turf, and his removal has forced me to make some adjustments to my wagers on the late Pick 4. Juvenile favorite Bolt d’Oro will be singled on a pair of tickets. Here are the Pick 4 tickets I am...|
In my analysis of the Breeders’ Cup Saturday program, I misidentified the early Pick 4 as being races 4-7 when it’s actually begins with the Turf Sprint (race 5) and runs through the TwinSpires Sprint (race 8). I will single Lady Aurelia on my Pick 4 ticket and use multiple horses in the final...|
With no Pick 5 available, bettors concentrating their multi-race play solely on Saturday's eight Breeders' Cup races will have to make do with the Pick 6, two Pick 4s, plus the customary rolling Doubles and Pick 3s. The first Pick 4 starts in the Turf Sprint (G1), where Lady Aurelia figures to be...|