A pair of carryovers await bettors of Mahoning Valley Race Course’s 8-race card on Monday, April 10: $17,521 in the jackpot Buckeye^6 (races 3-8) and $1,636 in the Pick 4 (races 5-8). That $1,636 might not sound like much, but as about 5% of the pool, it’s sure to provide a little lagniappe for...|
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Grand Circuit action on Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8 featured leg three of the Matchmaker and “Levy.” In each of the series’ fewer divisions we scored once in each series. In the Levy we hit Clear Vision ($8.90, $4.90, $3.30), with no exotic luck, as Long Live Rock (7-1) finished...|
How uninspiring was this weekend’s Kentucky Derby prep races? With 510 points up for grabs, only one horse who raced this weekend—Wood Memorial Stakes winner Irish War Cry—is in my current top 6 Kentucky Derby contenders (up from #9). McCraken and Practical Joke drop to 7th & 8th,...|
by TERESA GENARO OZONE PARK, N.Y. -- Draped in ignominy following a discouraging seventh place finish in the Fountain Youth (G2), Irish War Cry re-established his credentials as a Kentucky Derby (G1) contender with a decisive 3 1/2-length win in the downgraded Wood Memorial (G2) at Aqueduct on...|
Saturday's All-Stakes Pick 5 at Keeneland obviously has contentious fields, and whittling them down to form a manageable ticket is the goal. Here's where I'm leaning: Race 6 - Commonwealth (G3) -- Limousine Liberal (#3, 9-2) and A. P. Indian (#8, 8-5) were separated by a nose in last October's...|
Kentucky Derby contenders will be featured in major preps at Aqueduct, Keeneland and Santa Anita today. All three races will be held at 1 1/8 miles and let’s take a look at the fields: Blue Grass (G2) Deepest of all prep races with McCraken, Tapwrit, J Boys Echo and Practical Joke generally...|
With a total of 170 Kentucky Derby (G1) points for the taking, and no unimpeachable standouts on paper, Saturday’s $1 million Santa Anita Derby (G1) has attracted a crowded field of 13 trying their luck. The 1 1/8-mile affair is an assortment of would-be rebounders, up-and-comers, and one form...|
Before diving into the big race cards at Aqueduct, Keeneland, and Santa Anita on Saturday, my eyes will be on Liverpool, England, just after noon for the world-famous Grand National Steeplechase over 4 1/2 miles at Aintree. As I've written the past two years, the 40-horse spectacle over highly-...|