When a horse specifically targets a race, take notice

Wed Nov 08 2023J. Keeler Johnson

When handicapping high-profile graded stakes, it’s helpful to keep an eye on the racing news to determine which horses have been specifically pointed to the race and which are joining the field at the last minute.
Racing Roundtable: Breeders' Cup recap and Horse of the Year candidates

Tue Nov 07 2023TwinSpires Staff

This week the Roundtable discusses the best and most disappointing performances from the Breeders' Cup World Championships along with the Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year.
Catching My Eye: Three maidens and an old salt at Churchill Downs

Mon Nov 06 2023Kevin Kilroy

Racing analyst Kevin Kilroy discusses a trio of maidens who caught his eye at Churchill Downs along with a five-year-old allowance winner.
2023 Breeders' Cup trainer and jockey trends

Sat Nov 04 2023Ashley Anderson

The 40th Breeders' Cup World Championships will return to Santa Anita for a record-extending 11th time in the history of the event, where a number of legendary trainers and jockeys will look to further their mark on the prestigious two-day festival.
The 2023 Breeders’ Cup Classic Tipsheet

Sat Nov 04 2023John Mucciolo

A top-notch field of 13 will travel 1 1/4 miles on the Santa Anita main oval in Saturday’s lucrative, $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic S. (G1).
2023 Breeders' Cup Betting Guide

Sat Nov 04 2023TwinSpires Staff

The 2023 Breeders' Cup guide is here! The full betting guide includes Tipsheets, Expert Picks, fresh analysis, trends, and handicapping. It's your ultimate tool to prepare for the races and is available for free!
2023 Breeders' Cup post draw analysis and implications

Tue Oct 31 2023J. Keeler Johnson

Post positions for the 2023 Breeders’ Cup were drawn on Monday evening, finalizing the fields for the 14 championship races across Friday and Saturday at Santa Anita.
Breeders’ Cup Trends: Dirt Races

Mon Oct 30 2023John Mucciolo

The Breeders’ Cup World Championships is nearly upon us, as The Great Race Place will play host to an incredible two days of racing on Nov. 3 and 4. There have been five editions held at Santa Anita dating back to 2012, and the picturesque venue is one of the best locations to host the Championships, in my opinion. Below are a few things to consider when handicapping the dirt races over the weekend.
How much of a connection does the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies have to the Kentucky Oaks?

Mon Oct 30 2023Ashley Anderson

Dating back to the inaugural running of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies in 1984, just two horses have returned off victories in the race for two-year-old females to win the Kentucky Oaks the following season.
Catching My Eye: Closing Day at Keeneland

Mon Oct 30 2023Kevin Kilroy

That’s a wrap on Keeneland’s fall meet, as Kentucky racing moves back to its homebase of Churchill Downs, where they’ll be through Nov. 26.
2023 Breeders' Cup: 10 observations from pre-entries

Wed Oct 25 2023J. Keeler Johnson

Pre-entries for the Breeders’ Cup races at Santa Anita were released on Wednesday. From all appearances, the 14 races are coming up strong.
When turf turns soft, look for longshot speed horses

Wed Oct 25 2023J. Keeler Johnson

When heavy rain strikes and a turf course becomes soft, consider upgrading the chances of frontrunners and speed horses. It can reap lucrative dividends.
Racing Roundtable: British Champions Day, Breeders' Cup memories, and the best of U.S. racing

Tue Oct 24 2023TwinSpires Staff

This week the Roundtable reflects on British Champions Day at Ascot, the top performances in the U.S. from the weekend, and past memories of the Breeders' Cup.