Tampa Bay Downs: Analyzing the $29,210 Pick 5 carryover

Sun Apr 30 2023J. Keeler Johnson

The Sunday card at Tampa Bay Downs brings a $29,210 non-jackpot carryover in the 50-cent Late Pick 5.
How to think about the post position factor in Kentucky Derby handicapping

Sat Apr 29 2023Vance Hanson

Whether a post is good or bad is generally dependent on who occupies it and/or what their running style is, while many times events simply overtake any advantages or disadvantages related to it away.
Kentucky Oaks international scouting report: Mimi Kakushi

Sat Apr 29 2023Kellie Reilly

Named for a Japanese restaurant in Dubai, Mimi Kakushi is the second straight UAE Oaks (G3) winner to try the Kentucky Oaks (G1).
Carryovers: Aqueduct's $19,729 Pick 6, Gulfstream's $12,771 Super High 5

Sat Apr 29 2023J. Keeler Johnson

The final weekend of April brings a pair of five-figure, non-jackpot carryovers at Aqueduct and Gulfstream Park. Let’s check out both wagers and identify horses to build tickets around.
The Jury: Bets and fades for April 29

Fri Apr 28 2023TwinSpires Staff

Opening day of the Churchill Downs spring meet highlights this pre-Derby weekend of racing. James Scully, Vance Hanson, and Ashley Anderson provide their best opinions in this week's deliberations.
Continuar – Kentucky Derby Context

Fri Apr 28 2023James Scully

An expected deep closer, Continuar will seek to improve upon a late-running third in the UAE Derby (G2) when he starts in the Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs.



Skinner – Kentucky Derby Context

Fri Apr 28 2023James Scully

A late runner, Skinner enters the Kentucky Derby on the upswing for a Kentucky Derby-winning trainer.
Keeler Johnson's picks and plays of April 28

Fri Apr 28 2023J. Keeler Johnson

Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares picks and plays for Friday, April 28 at Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita, along with horses to single in the $28,186 Pick 5 carryover at Tampa Bay Downs.
2023 Kentucky Derby jockey profile: Ramon Vazquez

Fri Apr 28 2023J. Keeler Johnson

Jockey Ramon Vazquez has come a long way since starting his riding career in Puerto Rico in 2002.
Jason Beem's Thursday Column for April 27, 2023

Fri Apr 28 2023Jason Beem

Jason writes about his first experience owning a horse back at Portland Meadows.
2023 Kentucky Derby jockey profile: Christophe Lemaire

Fri Apr 28 2023J. Keeler Johnson

The career of globetrotting jockey Christophe Lemaire can be divided into two halves, both stacked with success in major races.
How Kentucky Derby Future Wager backers might be feeling

Thu Apr 27 2023John Mucciolo

With the Kentucky Derby (G1) rapidly approaching, many bettors are curious to know if they did the right thing with their respective future wager plays. A total of six pools were offered in advance of the Run for the Roses on May 6, and below is where things currently stand for the early punters.
Kentucky Derby scratches that changed history

Thu Apr 27 2023Vance Hanson

While a comprehensive list of Kentucky Derby scratches since 1875 is not possible, these four withdrawals perhaps were the most significant.