Ballydoyle, O'Brien come loaded for Hong Kong International Races

Sat Dec 02 2023TwinSpires Staff

With Luxembourg fronting a squad which is represented in each one of the Hong Kong International Races (HKIR) on Dec. 10, it is unlikely that Aidan O'Brien will have ever arrived at the meeting with such strength in depth.
TwinSpires horse racing podcast playlist for December 2, 2023

Sat Dec 02 2023TwinSpires Staff

Come join our TwinSpires experts as they make special appearances on horse racing podcasts, including At the Races, Horse Racing Radio,The Jury, Racing Roundtable, and Jason Beem's podcast. Be sure to tune in before races begin!
Analyzing Pick 6 carryovers at Aqueduct, Gulfstream, and Fair Grounds

Sat Dec 02 2023J. Keeler Johnson

Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares horses to play in a trio of Pick 6 carryovers at Aqueduct, Fair Grounds, and Gulfstream Park.
Meet the Contenders: 2023 Remsen Stakes

Fri Dec 01 2023TwinSpires Staff

Meet the horses running in the 2023 Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct. For each horse, we're listing a pro, a con, and a rating of potential.
The Heart that Wears the Crown: Affirmed

Fri Dec 01 2023Jennifer Kelly

But who was the lanky chestnut colt that came out on top, the one that followed Seattle Slew into history a scant 12 months after his own classic campaign? The combination of an easygoing disposition, a clever mind, and an iron will gave Affirmed everything he would need to turn away his challengers and become an immortal.
How to bet the 2023 Matriarch Stakes

Fri Dec 01 2023John Mucciolo

A fantastic cast of 12 fillies and mares will travel one-mile on the Del Mar lawn in the wildly competitive $300,000 Matriarch S. (G1) on Sunday.



Keeler Johnson’s picks and plays of Dec. 1, 2023

Fri Dec 01 2023J. Keeler Johnson

Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares picks and plays for Friday, Dec. 1 at Fair Grounds and Turfway Park, including tickets for Turfway’s $1,067 Super High 5 carryover.
The Jury: Expert Picks, Bets and Fades for Dec. 2 [Video]

Thu Nov 30 2023TwinSpires Staff

Racing analysts Ashley Anderson, James Scully, and Darin Zoccali examine stakes races at Aqueduct, Turfway Park, and more. Ashley and James give their thoughts in the written portion below. Be sure to check out Darin's opinions in our on-camera portion as well!
How to bet the 2023 Hollywood Derby

Thu Nov 30 2023John Mucciolo

A well-matched field of nine sophomores will go 1 1/8 miles on the Del Mar turf in Saturday’s $300,000 Hollywood Derby (G1). Conditioner Chad Brown has saddled three winners of the race in the past seven years, and I expect him to make it four from eight at the conclusion of this tilt.
Exotic Plays for the 2023 Cigar Mile Handicap

Thu Nov 30 2023John Mucciolo

An excellent and full field of 12 will vie in Saturday’s lucrative Cigar Mile H. (G2) at Aqueduct. The race is loaded with numerous talented runners that are deep-closing types, and I will tab the contenders that will be forwardly placed from the opening bell in the well-matched cast.
Betting With, and Against, Marissa’s Lady in the Holiday Inaugural Stakes

Thu Nov 30 2023John Mucciolo

An overflow and talented field of 14 fillies and mares are signed on for the Saturday feature at Turfway Park, the $125,000 Holiday Inaugural S.
How to bet the 2023 In Reality Stakes

Thu Nov 30 2023John Mucciolo

A total of seven juveniles will run 1 1/16 miles on the Gulfstream Park dirt in Saturday’s $300,000 In Reality S. The Florida Sires Stakes event is led by the exciting #2 Bentornato, who is unbeaten from four lifetime appearances for conditioner Jose D’Angelo.
Spot Plays for the 2023 Claiming Crown at Fair Grounds

Thu Nov 30 2023John Mucciolo

A total of eight starter stakes races for some of the top blue-collar horses in training will be contested at Fair Grounds on Saturday in the 25th edition of the Claiming Crown.


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