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April 15th, 2019

Hanson: Thoughts on the Kentucky Derby Top 25

The 2019 Road to the Kentucky Derby series is now complete and the field is somewhat set. Now comes the wait for final works and […]

April 6th, 2019

Firmer ground helps Will Call in Shakertown, thoughts on the Blue Grass Day Early Pick 5

Perhaps Saturday’s $200,000 Shakertown (G2) at Keeneland will serve more of a get-fit trip for for #6 WILL CALL‘s (6-1) title defense in next month’s […]

April 5th, 2019

Pleasant Company and three others to watch in 2019 Grand National

Great racing at Keeneland, Aqueduct, and Santa Anita on Saturday will be proceeded, on my agenda at least, by an annual flutter on the Grand […]

March 30th, 2019

Thoughts on the Rainbow 6 mandatory payout

The Florida Derby (G1) and a force-out of the Rainbow 6 Jackpot carryover of more than $2.6 million highlight the racing action Saturday afternoon at […]

Almond Eye wins the 2018 Japan Cup
March 29th, 2019

Hanson: Spot Plays on the Dubai World Cup card

The Dubai World Cup Day program at Meydan, which will be held primarily during the morning hours Saturday in the United States, is again filled […]

March 23rd, 2019

Two horses to watch on the Louisiana Derby Day undercard

Readers know my thoughts on Saturday’s All-Graded Stakes Pick 4, but what about the rest of the TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby Day program? Here are a […]

March 22nd, 2019

Thoughts on the All-Graded Stakes Pick 4 on Louisiana Derby Day

Saturday’s $500,000 Guaranteed All-Graded Stakes Pick 4 at Fair Grounds encompasses the New Orleans track’s most prestigious annual features. With a 50-cent minimum, plenty of […]

March 16th, 2019

Horses to watch on Rebel Stakes Day at Oaklawn Park

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — The biggest non-Racing Festival of the South Day in Oaklawn Park history? Saturday’s card is surely in that discussion with two […]

March 15th, 2019

Spot Plays for Oaklawn Park’s Friday card

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Glorious sunshine is forecast both today and Rebel Stakes Day here at Oaklawn Park on Saturday, with temperatures a touch on […]

March 11th, 2019

A brief history of and recent betting trends in the Rebel Stakes

If Saturday’s Rebel (G2) is split into two divisions as Oaklawn Park officials expect, each division of the Road to the Kentucky Derby series prep […]