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February 18th, 2019

Longer-priced horses to watch on Southwest Day at Oaklawn Park

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — An excellent and challenging 10-race card awaits fans both here at Oaklawn Park and around the country on this holiday Monday. […]

February 17th, 2019

How to bet the 2019 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park

Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen has won the $500,000 Southwest (G3) on two prior occasions and is taking a serious swing at winning a […]

February 17th, 2019

Sunday spot plays at Oaklawn Park

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Cool, overcast, but mainly dry are the forecasted conditions here at Oaklawn Park this afternoon and for tomorrow’s Southwest Day program. […]

February 15th, 2019

How to bet the Rachel Alexandra-Risen Star Double

This is the final weekend in February to take advantage of TwinSpires.com‘s Derby Prep Double Bonus offer. Opt in and earn a 20% bonus on […]

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February 11th, 2019

Two Triple Crown nominees to keep an eye on ahead of the Kentucky Derby

A little over a year ago in this space I compiled a list of six horses to watch in advance of the 2018 Kentucky Derby […]

February 9th, 2019

Mandatory payout sparks interest in Gulfstream Rainbow 6

Saturday’s mandatory payout of the Rainbow 6 at Gulfstream Park will attract a huge final pool if not huge win mutuels during the sequence. It’s […]

February 6th, 2019

Horses of interest in Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2

Aside from Knicks Go, we won’t be gleaning many clues from the individual entries in this weekend’s Pool 2 of the 2019 Kentucky Derby Future […]

February 1st, 2019

Thoughts on the Swale-Holy Bull Double at Gulfstream Park

Throughout the month of February, TwinSpires.com bettors can opt in and earn a 20% bonus (up to $100 per day) on the gross winnings from […]

January 26th, 2019

How I’m playing the Pegasus World Cup Late Pick 5

As a horse player, the best feeling in the world is when you know at the quarter pole you’re going to get paid and it’s […]

January 25th, 2019

A look at the opening day 12% takeout Pick 5 at Sam Houston

Sam Houston opens a 32-day Thoroughbred meet Friday night, and by far the most attractive aspect for horse players is the 12% takeout on all […]