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October 13th, 2019

International trends to note for 2019 Breeders’ Cup

The Breeders’ Cup presents a handicapping challenge in weighing the merits of so many legitimate contenders, especially the international shippers. It can help to view […]

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October 13th, 2019

Blog Tags International Trot Score; $43 Winner Tops $164 Exacta

Indiana, Ontario Sires Stakes Tough On Contenders Friday, Oct. 11 Each of the eight Indiana Sires Stakes (INSS) finals at Hoosier were dominated by one […]

Redzel winning the 2018 Everest Stakes
October 12th, 2019

Powell looks ahead to The Everest

The A$14 million Everest will be run on Saturday, October 19, 2019, for the third time at Royal Randwick in Sydney, Australia. It is run […]

October 12th, 2019

How to bet the 2019 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland

Saturday’s feature at Keeneland is the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (G1). The nine-furlong event for three-year-old fillies drew a solid field of nine, […]

October 11th, 2019

2019 E.P. Taylor international scouting reports

Four of the 10 lining up in Saturday’s E.P. Taylor (G1) are European shippers seeking to extend their rate of success in the Woodbine feature. […]

October 11th, 2019

Top exacta payouts for Breeders’ Cup races

Total handle during Breeders’ Cup weekend has exceeded $124 million in each year since the World Championships became a two-day event in 2007, and there […]

October 11th, 2019

Hong Kong Spot Plays: Aethero back for more in tough turf sprint

The Saturday, October 12 race card at Sha Tin in Hong Kong is one you won’t want to miss. Ten events are on the agenda […]

October 11th, 2019

2019 Canadian International, Nearctic scouting reports

European shippers have won eight of the past 10 editions of the Canadian International (G1), and the raiding party brings strength in numbers to Saturday’s […]

October 10th, 2019

Taking a swing at Woodbine’s Late Pick 5 on Saturday

A trio of graded stakes events, with two of the Grade 1 variety, tops a fine day of action at Woodbine on Saturday. The closing […]

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October 10th, 2019

International Trot On Stage; Super State-Bred Champs Contested

All harness racing is as global as it is local . . . The Breeders Crown Countdown takes a deep breath and holds it until […]

October 9th, 2019

Historic trends favors this handicapping approach for Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf

Grass racing continues to be an increasingly popular and crucial segment of the American racing landscape. One sign of this has been the explosion in […]

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October 8th, 2019

Keeneland trip notes and horses to watch October 4-6

The following are trip notes for horses who had sharp efforts or tough trips at Keeneland during opening weekend, October 4-6, and who figure to […]