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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 8th, 2019

Hong Kong Spot Plays: Dragon poised for flight Happy Valley

Wednesday, October 9 will bring night racing back to Happy Valley racecourse in Hong Kong, which means bettors in North America will enjoy a morning […]

October 7th, 2019

Kentucky Derby Pedigree Profile: Maxfield

In a performance that brought to mind memories of Arazi’s victory in the 1991 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), Maxfield unleashed a stellar, sweeping rally to […]

October 7th, 2019

Kentucky Derby Pedigree Profile: Tiz the Law

The folks behind Sackatoga Stable of Funny Cide fame are back on the Road to the Kentucky Derby with Tiz the Law, who rallied to […]

Beauty Generation 2018
October 5th, 2019

Hong Kong Spot Plays: Two improving runners offer appeal

Racing in Hong Kong continues on Sunday, October 6 with a 10-race card at Sha Tin. If you’re all wound up and excited following a […]

Randwick Racing in Australia
October 2nd, 2019

Six things to know about Australian horse racing

Racing in Australia has a lot to offer, but there are a few key differences from North American racing that bettors should keep in mind when preparing to play.

Beauty Generation in Hong Kong
September 30th, 2019

Hong Kong Spot Plays: Beauty Generation returns in Celebration Cup

The seasonal debut for reigning Hong Kong Horse of the Year Beauty Generation. Top jockey Zac Purton will be in the saddle, and his other scheduled mounts include Mr Croissant and Aethero, two runners who rate strong chances later on the card.

September 28th, 2019

Kentucky Derby Pedigree Profile: Eight Rings

By dominating the September 27 $300,000 American Pharoah Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita in gate-to-wire fashion, Eight Rings has announced his presence as an early […]

September 27th, 2019

How to Bet the 2019 Sprinters Stakes at Nakayama

Following its annual summer hiatus, Group 1 racing will return to Japan on Sunday, September 29 with the prestigious Sprinters Stakes (G1) at Nakayama Racecourse. […]

September 27th, 2019

How to Bet the 2019 Royal Lodge and Beresford Stakes

The 2019-20 European Road to the Kentucky Derby gets underway this weekend with the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes (G2) at Newmarket in England and the […]

September 26th, 2019

How to Bet the 2019 American Pharoah Stakes

Friday’s $300,000 American Pharoah Stakes (G1) might be packed with proven stakes performers and up-and-coming maiden winners, but only one horse in the 1 1/16-mile […]

September 24th, 2019

Hong Kong Spot Plays: Sprinters shine on return to Happy Valley

One week after an entire race card was cancelled at Happy Valley, night racing will return to Hong Kong’s oldest racetrack on Wednesday. Nine races […]