Ron Flatter looks at the final big race until fall in Japan, where three of the last six $1 trifecta payouts exceeded $2,300 with a high of $4,942 five years ago.
Before new stars arise over Ascot, the Royal meeting attracts established celebrities. Here are five such performers, one for each day of Royal Ascot.
Amid the anniversary of Sunday Silence and Easy Goer, another rivalry blooms in Contrail and Salios Sunday at 2:40am ET.
In Japan’s last 20 Grade 1 turf races going back nearly a year, Deep Impact progeny have won only four times, including three as favorites.
Saturday night’s Tenno Sho (Spring) pits defending champion #14 Fierement against surging challenger #7 You Can Smile and veteran #8 Kiseki.
At first glance racing from Japan appears to be a complicated, intimidating world of its own. But once a few user-friendly resources are put to use, it becomes very friendly.
Eighteen fillies will contest the first Japanese classic of the season, the Oka Sho (G1), at 2:40 a.m. (ET) as Saturday night turns into early Easter Sunday morning. Three are capable of…
Racing analyst Ron Flatter explains that Resistencia is the favorite, but history says this is the winning trend for Japan’s Oka Sho. Bet Japanese racing on TwinSpires!
The Japanese classics are going forward on schedule, albeit spectator-less, in April while fans of U.S. racing have to wait until the first Saturday in September for the Kentucky Derby (G1),
Tonight’s Osaka Hai promises to be a formful affair, but the presence of a few top-notchers suggests that the winner could go off at a fair price.
After Japanese success in British and Australian Group 1s of late, can a Breeders’ Cup coup be next? Matera Sky is a tough read.
Now that another outstanding Royal Ascot is in the books, it’s time to evaluate the Breeders’ Cup implications from the British summer spectacle. The four “Win and You’re In” contests are the…