2024 Man o’ War Exotics Plays

Thu May 09 2024John Mucciolo

A deep field of turf stayers will contest the $400,000 Man o’ War S. (G2) at Aqueduct on Saturday. The 1 3/8-mile grassy tussle has a strong European influence to it with five runners that were bred overseas, and I expect four of those to make a huge impact in the event.
How to bet With, and Against, Nice As Pie in the Mamzelle

Thu May 09 2024John Mucciolo

A massive group has been entered for Saturday’s $225,000 Mamzelle S. at Churchill Downs. The 5 1/2-furlong turf dash is led by #2 Nice As Pie (9-5) who is 4-for-4 on the Turfway synthetic this season, with wins in the Valdale S. and Serena’s Song S. in succession as of late.
How to bet the Runhappy Stakes at Aqueduct

Thu May 09 2024John Mucciolo

Stakes winner #1 Straight No Chaser will face five foes in his anticipated return to racing in Saturday’s $175,000 Runhappy S. (G3), one of four graded races on the excellent card.
Thursday’s Best Bets and Quick Picks: First-timer price plays

Thu May 09 2024J. Keeler Johnson

Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares best bets and quick picks for Thursday, May 9 at Horseshoe Indianapolis and Churchill Downs, including a trio of first-time starters at odds between 4-1 and 8-1.
Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast May 9, 2024

Thu May 09 2024Jason Beem

Jason looks ahead to some weekend racing from Churchill and Belmont at Aqueduct, as well as some self-analysis on improving our racing and life success.

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Faded Glory: Forgotten Kentucky Derby Winners (Whiskery, 1927)

Wed May 08 2024Jennifer Kelly

The history of the Kentucky Derby is rich with names that have left their mark on this classic race: Bradley, Woodward, Chenery, and Whitney, owners who all celebrated more than one victory of their own. The Whitney family’s connection to the Run for the Roses spans more than a century with four wins from their long list of starters.
Racing Roundtable: Kentucky Derby 150 and Oaks takeaways

Wed May 08 2024TwinSpires Staff

The Racing Roundtable reconvenes to discuss Mystik Dan's win in the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby (G1) plus Thorpedo Anna's Kentucky Oaks (G1) victory, which gave trainer Kenny McPeek and rider Brian Hernandez Jr. a rare Kentucky/Oaks double.
Wednesday’s Best Bets and Quick Picks: Horseshoe Indianapolis longshots

Wed May 08 2024J. Keeler Johnson

Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares best bets and quick picks for Wednesday, May 8 at Horseshoe Indianapolis, including longshots at 8-1 and 10-1.
Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast May 8, 2024

Wed May 08 2024Jason Beem

Jason opens the show catching up on the news of the day. Then we welcome in Pimlico announcer Dave Rodman to talk about some of his favorite Preakness (G1) memories as well as getting ready for this year's running. 
When a horse willingly races inside and through traffic, take note

Tue May 07 2024J. Keeler Johnson

Some horses are uncomfortable racing inside and behind rivals and fail to run their best when asked to do so. Others don’t mind at all, opening the door for perfect ground-saving trips.
Hong Kong: Selections for Happy Valley May 8

Tue May 07 2024TwinSpires Staff

Racing at Happy Valley begins at 6:40 a.m. ET. Selections and analysis by Declan Schuster of the Hong Kong Jockey Club.
Tuesday’s Best Bets and Quick Picks: Double at Finger Lakes

Tue May 07 2024J. Keeler Johnson

Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares best bets and quick picks for Tuesday, May 7 at Finger Lakes and Horseshoe Indianapolis, including a cold $30 double wager.