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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 […]

June 7th, 2019

How to bet the 2019 Woodbine Oaks

The C$500,000 Woodbine Oaks, for Canadian-bred three-year-old fillies, is the most lucrative of the three stakes at Woodbine on Saturday, and often serves as a […]

May 31st, 2019

Epsom Derby: Sir Dragonet to arise; Bangkok the better price

If racing were purely a game of chance, Coolmore’s prolific trainer Aidan O’Brien would have a roughly 54 percent chance of winning Saturday’s Epsom Derby […]

May 30th, 2019

Epsom Friday: Maqsad the top selection in Oaks; Marmelo for Coronation Cup upset

The racing world’s attention focuses this weekend on Epsom Downs for both the Derby (G1) and Oaks (G1), the latter of which is the feature […]

Alwaysdreaming wins the Kentucky Derby
May 29th, 2019

Churchill Downs Pick of the Week for May 30

The 6TH race at Churchill Downs on Thursday is a highly competitive maiden special weight affair at six furlongs on the dirt. A field of […]

May 20th, 2019

Fluid three-year-old title race a good thing for second half of 2019

We all knew well ahead of time there was not going to be a Kentucky Derby (G1)-Preakness (G1) double pulled off this year, and given […]

May 18th, 2019

Standing against Dixie, Preakness favorites in Late Pick 4 at Pimlico

A $2 million-guaranteed Late Pick 4, encompassing the most important and historic stakes held at Pimlico on Preakness Day, is a good sequence we’re hoping […]