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Keeneland Scenic
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 […]

Keeneland Scenic
October 3rd, 2019

Keeneland handicapping: winning track profiles for dirt and turf

Top class racing returns to Keeneland as the annual fall season gets ready to open for its three-week boutique meet featuring 17 racedays from Friday, […]

Covfefe at Churchill Downs
September 30th, 2019

Churchill Downs trip notes and horses to watch (Sept. 26-29)

The horses listed below exit races run at Churchill during the week of Sept. 26-29, and all of them have good chances to run well, outrun their odds, and/or win in their subsequent starts.

September 25th, 2019

Arlington Trip Notes and Horses to Bet in their next starts (September 18-21)

The following are Trip Notes for horses who had tough trips during closing week at Arlington Park, September 18-21. These horses figure to improve in […]

September 24th, 2019

Tacitus, Code of Honor, Omaha Beach up next in chaotic three-year-old division

The $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) annually is a rich and important race on the fall calendar leading up to the Breeders’ Cup, but […]

Math Wizard wins the Pennsylvania Derby
September 24th, 2019

Maximum Security, Math Wizard December maiden claiming race emerges as ultimate key race

Sometimes you don’t need to be a math wizard to know a good maiden claiming race when you see one.

Churchill Downs Racetrack scenic
September 23rd, 2019

Churchill Downs Trip Notes and Horses to Watch (Sept. 19-22)

The following are trip notes for horses who had sharp efforts or tough trips at Churchill Downs during the week of September 19-22, and who […]

September 20th, 2019

Laurel Stakes Spot Plays for Saturday, September 21

Even if you are not a daily player of Maryland racing, you should be paying attention to Laurel this Saturday for the track’s loaded De […]

Arlington International Racecourse scenic 2019
September 17th, 2019

How to Play Arlington’s Wednesday Two-Day Pick 5 Carryover

It is closing week at Arlington Park and the four-day race week will be led-off by a rare Wednesday of live racing and wagering at […]

McKenzie wins Pennsylvania Derby
September 17th, 2019

Pennsylvania Derby Could Finally Establish a 3YO Divisional Leader … Maybe

The Grade 1 $1 million Pennsylvania Derby annually is a rich and important race, but never has it been as important as it is this year with the sophomore division still lacking a clear leader.

Churchill Downs Racetrack scenic
September 17th, 2019

Churchill Downs Trip Notes and Horses to Watch (September 13-15)

The horses listed below exit races run at Churchill during the week of September 13-15, and all of them have good chances to run well, outrun their odds, and/or win in their subsequent starts.

Arlington International Racecourse scenic 2019
September 17th, 2019

Arlington Trip Notes and Horses to Watch for September 12-14

Add these Arlington runners to your horses to watch list, and bet them back next time out if they land in a reasonable spot.