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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 […]

June 8th, 2019

Scully’s Spot Plays on Belmont Stakes Day

The $1.5 million Belmont Stakes highlights a dynamite 13-race card that includes 10 stakes. Here are four horses I will be betting on the program: […]

Belmont Park racing
June 6th, 2019

Why tactical speed plays well in the Belmont Stakes by James Scully

  Run styles in the Belmont Stakes: Tactical speed plays well   When it comes to run styles in the Belmont Stakes, the extended distance […]

April 12th, 2019

Arkansas Derby BRIS Speed Report

The $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park serves as the final of seven major prep races for the 145th Kentucky Derby on May […]

April 5th, 2019

Santa Anita Derby BRIS Speed Rating Report

A short but select field of six has been entered for $1 million Santa Anita Derby (G1). One of seven major preps for the May […]

April 5th, 2019

Blue Grass BRIS Speed Rating Report

Fourteen three-year-olds will square off in the $1 million Blue Grass (G2) at Keeneland and all need points, with none ranking among the top 20 […]

April 5th, 2019

Wood Memorial BRIS Speed Rating Report

Eleven sophomores will contest Saturday’s $1 million Wood Memorial (G2) at Aqueduct, one of seven major final prep races for the May 4 Kentucky Derby. […]

March 28th, 2019

Florida Derby BRIS Speed Rating Report

The $1 million Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park highlights the second weekend of major Kentucky Derby qualifiers. One of seven prep races awarding a […]

War of Will wins the Risen Star Stakes
March 19th, 2019

TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby BRIS Speed Rating Report

Saturday’s $1 million TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) starts the final round of major prep races for the 2019 Kentucky Derby. One of seven races awarding […]

March 2nd, 2019

Fountain of Youth Day handicapping blog

Saturday’s $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) highlights a 14-race card at Gulfstream Park that includes nine graded stakes. A compelling field of 11 has been […]