International spotlight: 10 storylines for 2023 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Tue Sep 26 2023Kellie Reilly

Sunday’s €5 million Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1) is living up to its historic legacy as a fascinating intergenerational clash, pitting current classic winners versus older stars.
Betting Intelligence: Dea Matrona vs. Dazzling Star in Natalma Stakes

Sat Sep 16 2023Kellie Reilly

In an alternate universe, Dea Matrona might have been the Godolphin shipper in Saturday’s Natalma (G1) at Woodbine, rather than the one making her North American debut for Chad Brown.
Royal Randwick Everest Racing Carnival 2023

Fri Sep 15 2023Michael Wrona

The immediate, stunning success of The Everest had already established the six-furlong, “slot-holder” event as the world’s richest race on turf, but this year’s renewal sees a whopping 33% purse increase to an eye-watering AU$20 million. Friday night’s card contains a key prep for The Everest, named The Shorts, which is the eighth of 10 races, broadcast live at TwinSpires and Sky Racing World. First post at Royal Randwick is 9:50 p.m. ET/6:50 p.m. PT.
International Spotlight: Five BC WAYIs during Irish Champions Festival

Thu Sep 07 2023Kellie Reilly

This weekend’s Irish Champions Festival features a grand total of five Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” contests.
International spotlight: York's Ebor Festival offers Breeders' Cup spots

Mon Aug 21 2023Kellie Reilly

While it’s Travers Week stateside, the British racing scene is focused on the Ebor Festival at York from Wednesday through Saturday. A trio of Breeders’ Cup Challenge events will highlight the first three days, with star power in the Juddmonte International (G1) on Wednesday’s opening day.
International spotlight: Sussex, Nassau serve up Glorious clashes at Goodwood

Mon Jul 31 2023Kellie Reilly

The British summer festivals roll on to Glorious Goodwood this week, with an action-packed five days of racing kicking off on Tuesday.
How to bet the 2023 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Fri Jul 28 2023J. Keeler Johnson

One of the most exciting events on the British racing calendar is the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (G1) at Ascot. The 2023 edition has drawn a bevy of Group 1 winners.
International spotlight: Battle royal on tap in 2023 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth

Thu Jul 27 2023Kellie Reilly

A vintage edition of the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth (G1) is set for Ascot on Saturday (10:40 a.m. ET), with an overload of angles and storylines.
Longshot of interest for the 2023 Irish Oaks

Fri Jul 21 2023Kellie Reilly

An up-and-comer from the Dermot Weld yard, #1 Azazat (15-1), has plenty of appeal as an “each-way” proposition.
Pedigree notebook: Frankel hits Royal Ascot triple, follows up with Curragh juvenile

Tue Jul 04 2023Kellie Reilly

Frankel deserved the pedigree notebook treatment for siring three Group 1 stars at Royal Ascot, but the Juddmonte great is a moving target. He has continued to supply more material in the interim, most significantly a juvenile filly who broke her maiden over Irish Derby weekend.
Stakes spot plays for Irish Derby weekend at the Curragh

Fri Jun 30 2023J. Keeler Johnson

Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares spot plays for seven weekend stakes at the Curragh Racecourse in Ireland, including the prestigious Irish Derby (G1).
What is a World Pool, and how does it work?

Wed Jun 28 2023J. Keeler Johnson

Once in a while, you might hear the term “World Pool” pop up in reference to international horse racing. Have you ever wondered what it means?
Royal Ascot 2023: Top 10 takeaways

Tue Jun 27 2023Kellie Reilly

While the proliferation of longshots was a recurring theme of Royal Ascot 2023, there’s much more to be gleaned from the five action-packed days. Here’s my synthesis, in top 10 style.