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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 […]

August 17th, 2019

Quip the key in all-stakes Del Mar Pick 3

Unfortunately, there is no all-graded stakes Pick 4 on the latter half of Saturday’s Del Mar program. Instead, we’ll concentrate on the Pick 3 that […]

August 9th, 2019

A longshot to consider on the Arlington Million undercard

Saturday’s $150,000 guaranteed All-Stakes Pick 5 at Arlington includes all four graded turf stakes, but the sequence starts with $75,000 Bruce D. Memorial for three-year-olds […]

August 3rd, 2019

Thoughts on the 20-cent, multi-day, all-stakes Pick 6 at Saratoga

A multi-day, all-stakes Pick 6, a concept spawned on Kentucky Derby weekend this past spring, makes another appearance on Saturday and Sunday at Saratoga. With […]

July 30th, 2019

Thoughts on the $75,727 Pick 6 Carryover at Saratoga

The good news is that there’s a $75,727 carryover in the $2 Pick 6 when racing resumes Wednesday afternoon at Saratoga. The bad news is […]

July 29th, 2019

Thoughts on Wednesday’s card at the Goodwood Festival

A nationwide American television audience will be treated to another premier English racing fixture this week when NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), which has given prominent […]

July 26th, 2019

How to bet the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot

Saturday’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (G1) at Ascot, a Breeders’ Cup challenge race for the Turf (G1), is the great summer highlight of […]

June 28th, 2019

Debutante favorite the key in Saturday’s Single 6 Jackpot force out at Churchill Downs

There will be a mandatory force out of the Single 6 Jackpot on Churchill Downs‘ closing day Saturday, hopefully with a significant carryover and fresh […]

June 20th, 2019

Selections for Friday’s card at Royal Ascot 2019

Frankie Dettori stole the show Thursday at Royal Ascot, winning all four Group events and leaving the overseas bookmakers reeling. We might be overestimating his […]

June 18th, 2019

Selections for Thursday’s card at Royal Ascot 2019

There are several imposing favorites on Day 3 of the Royal Ascot meeting on Thursday, but we’ll be taking a swing against a few of […]

June 18th, 2019

Hanson’s Spot Plays for Day 2 at Royal Ascot

The richest and most anticipated race of week highlights the Day 2 action at Royal Ascot on Wednesday. The card kicks off with a 28-filly […]

June 11th, 2019

2019 Royal Ascot FAQ: What you need to know

What is Royal Ascot? One of the annual highlights of the English social calendar, Royal Ascot is a five-day fixture held at Ascot Racecourse outside […]