Let winter wallow through the first weekend of March, roaring like the lion it always imitates when it arrives, because the northern hemisphere is cooking with harness racing and we will be targeting every great wagering opportunity available. Overnight races once again highlight the menu and...|
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Godolphin's Local Time clocked her foes once again in last Thursday's U.A.E. Oaks (UAE-G3), but the striking visual impression could be no more than a desert mirage. The evidence of the clock, and the form book, raise questions about her otherwise admirable accomplishment of turning the U.A.E. One...|
We were in play with the features this week but this time of the season our major accomplishments are not the races that make headlines. Indeed, it’s the results that impress the bettors more than the insiders. Check out the horses-to-watch list (H2W) below for the past weekend. There are no...|
As expected, Light the City was sent off the favorite in Saturday’s Santa Ysabel S. (G3), but it was Stellar Wind who stole the show at Santa Anita Park for new trainer John Sadler. The chestnut miss utilized her outside post position to good effect, letting the speedsters take control up front...|
Anybody who’s been around the Sport of Kings for any length of time knows that all thoroughbreds descended from the Byerley Turk, the Darley Arabian or the Godolphin Arabian; all horseplayers seemingly descended from Mr. Geppetto. Asking a racetrack punter for an honest account of his/her...|
Prime Power Play, Saturday, Feb. 28: THE GREAT WAR (Turfway Park, Race 6, #11) Prime Power is Brisnet.com’s most powerful number, a rating that is a feature of the Ultimate Past Performances and other reports. With Prime Power, BRIS Speed, Class, Pace, form, weight, distance and more are combined...|
Who can win the Kentucky Derby is an important question to ask when deciding whether to get involved in a future wager, but just as important for making the advance investment worth your time and money is the chance that a horse not only makes the gate but also what his odds will be if he does....|
That headline is a bit misleading. While Achiever’s Legacy could begin her, well, legacy in Saturday’s Santa Ysabel S. (G3) at Santa Anita Park, there is little chance that Light the City will light up the toteboard in the 1 1/16-mile contest. It wouldn’t be at all surprising to see the Jerry...|