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February 16th, 2019

Handicapping Risen Star Day at Fair Grounds

The $400,000 Risen Star (G2) kicks off the Championship portion of the Road to the Kentucky Derby series and highlights a dynamite 12-race at Fair […]

February 15th, 2019

Friday spot plays at Fair Grounds

A pair of Kentucky Derby and Oaks preps, the $400,000 Risen Star (G2) and $200,000 Rachel Alexandra (G2), highlight a strong 12-race program at Fair […]

January 26th, 2019

Pegasus World Cup thoughts and a couple of wet track horses

North America’s richest race, Saturday’s $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) features a solid field of 12 at Gulfstream Park. Cigar Mile (G1) winner […]

Mourinho wins Smarty Jones Stakes
January 25th, 2019

[Video] ON POINTS: Lecomte S. & Smarty Jones S. Kentucky Derby Discussion

Fresh from The Big Easy, James Scully joins Scott Shapiro to talk all things three-year-olds, including a recap of the Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds […]

January 19th, 2019

Handicapping Fair Grounds All-Stakes Pick 4

The first of three Kentucky Derby qualifiers at Fair Grounds, Saturday’s $200,000 Lecomte (G3) shapes up as a good betting race with a full field […]

Instilled Regard wins the 2018 Lecomte Stakes.
January 18th, 2019

[Video] ON POINTS: Lecomte Stakes Kicks Off Fair Grounds’ Road to KY Derby

The Lecomte Stakes on Saturday drew a full field of three-year-olds hopeful to launch themselves on the Kentucky Derby trail via Fair Grounds Race Course’s […]

December 15th, 2018

Playing Saturday’s All-Stakes Pick 4 at Gulfstream Park

An extremely competitive edition of the Ft. Lauderdale (G2) anchors Saturday’s All-Stakes Pick 4 at Gulfstream Park. Here are my thoughts on the sequence: Rampart […]

Sunny Ridge wins the 2016 Withers
December 1st, 2018

Thoughts on Saturday’s stakes at Aqueduct

Aqueduct offers four stakes with the potential for odds-on favorites — Enliven, Marley’s Feedom, Maximus Mischief and Mendelssohn – in the Demoiselle (G2), Go for […]

November 8th, 2018

2018 Breeders’ Cup Wrap-Up

Churchill Downs (c) Coady Photography The 35th Breeders’ Cup featured two days of notable performances at Churchill Downs. Here is a brief recap of the […]

November 3rd, 2018

Best plays on Breeders’ Cup Saturday

Here are four horses I look forward to playing on Breeders’ Cup Saturday: Turf Sprint: World of Trouble drew well in post 11 and exits […]