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September 6th, 2019

Hong Kong Spot Plays: Destined for Success?

by J. Keeler Johnson Racing in Hong Kong continues on Sunday (first post time 12:45 a.m. ET) with a 10-race card at Sha Tin featuring […]

September 6th, 2019

Arlington Saturday Stakes Spot Plays for September 7

The final stakes blowout of the 2019 Arlington live racing season happens this Saturday when Arlington’s two premier juvenile stakes races will highlight the track’s […]

August 10th, 2019

Ellis Park Spot Plays for Sunday, August 11

Race 2 – SPLIT THE WICKETS (#2) (6-1) In tight between horses in his June 23 run over the Churchill Downs turf, he made a […]

August 9th, 2019

Ellis Park Spot Plays for Saturday, August 10

Race 7 – SISTA OF WAR (#1) (10-1) Charlie Lopresti isn’t known as a trainer who wins races first out of the box, but this […]

August 3rd, 2019

Saratoga Stakes Spot Plays for Sunday, August 4

Sunday rounds out a remarkable weekend of racing and wagering at Saratoga with another high-quality 11-race card. Sunday’s races at The Spa are headlined by […]

August 1st, 2019

Ellis Park Spot Plays for Friday, August 2

Race 5 – GREELEY AND BEN (#3) (6-1 ML) A sneaky good performer on dirt his entire career, he tried two turns on turf against […]

July 28th, 2019

Ellis Park Spot Plays for Monday, July 29

Race 2 – ETERNAL FORCE (#6) (10-1) Ran better than he has in months last out, finishing second at 23-1. Hung three-wide while pressing into […]

July 27th, 2019

Ellis Park Spot Plays for Sunday, July 28

Race 2 – DARK ARDEN (#7) (4-1) Hasn’t won since 2017 and he’s had more downs than ups, but he did show signs of life […]

July 25th, 2019

Saratoga Scouting Report: Kentucky Horses for Friday, July 26

by Joe Kristufek With Churchill Downs coming off perhaps their strongest spring meet in history, the horses based in Kentucky should perform even better than […]

July 19th, 2019

Arlington’s Spot Plays for Saturday, July 20

A pair of stakes events for Illinois-bred runners are the centerpiece of a nine-race card at Arlington Park on Saturday. I have a handful of […]

July 17th, 2019

Ellis Park Spot Plays for Saturday, July 20

by Joe Kristufek Race 7 – HITCH (#4) (2-1) After knocking on the door against legitimate competition at both Keeneland and Churchill Downs this sophomore […]

July 13th, 2019

Ellis Park Spot Plays for Sunday, July 14

by Joe Kristufek Race 2 – RICH DADDY (#4) (7-2 ML) It’s been a long time between drinks of water (wins) for this veteran performer, […]