2014 Breeders’ Cup Distaff betting

Main Contenders UNTAPABLE 5-2: The favorite is reportedly thriving at Santa Anita and should secure a perfect trip with jockey Rosie Napravnik. She’s incredibly fast and if she brings her “A” race the competition doesn’t stand a chance. I think she’s going to do just that. Challengers BELLE GALLANTEY 6-1: She doesn’t need the lead and […]

2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf betting

Main Contenders LADY ELI (6-1): Her tremendous turn of foot could make her hard to deny for trainer Chad Brown. The daughter of Divine Park is a perfect 2 for 2 and looked like a special type of filly in both races. Her potential is seemingly limitless. Challengers OSAILA (5-1): Group 3 winner has faced […]

2014 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile betting

Main Contenders GOLDENCENTS 6-5: The defending champ hasn’t lost a step and in fact could be even better than last year. It would take a huge effort to keep him from scoring the repeat win in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. Challengers PANTS ON FIRE 6-1: Capable on his best and the only true threat to Goldencents. […]

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf betting

2014 Breeders' Cup Distaff betting

Main Contenders War Envoy 9-2: Looks like the class of the race after a respectable fifth place effort in the Grand Criterium. Ryan Moore rides this turf course well and figures to get plenty of pace in front of him. Commemorative 8-1: Europeans dominate this race and he looks as good as any of the […]

“King” California Chrome my ’14 Breeders’ Cup Classic choice

The 2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic will have a solid favorite in the form of Jerry Hollendorfer’s Shared Belief, but Art Sherman’s Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome should have him shaking in his boots. The Santa Anita Derby where California Chrome cracked a 107 Beyer Speed Figure without breaking a sweat is my choice for the […]

Racing at Keeneland

My partner Mike Martin and I own #2 Citizen Jane.

I became a racehorse owner on March 7 and just over seven months later on October 9 I will get to do something I never dreamed would happen so soon; saddle a live contender at Keeneland! As you can see in the picture, I own Citizen Jane with my partner Mikey Martin and together we race as Team […]

Keeneland Opening Day Daily Double

Note: I had planned to offer the entire card, but the weather has mucked everything up. I’m going to observe today’s races before getting to Saturday’s big time Keeneland card. Check back early Saturday morning for picks in races like the First Lady Stakes, Breeders’ Futurity, Shadwell Turf Mile and more. Race 1 @ 1:05 […]

Protonico is Pennsylvania Derby’s “Now” Horse

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome is the 1-1 favorite to win the $1 million, Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby

Parx Racing’s all-stakes Pick Four (Races 9-12) concludes with the $1 million, Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby led by dual classic winner California Chrome. Big races provide opportunities for big horse betting scores and handicappers should begin by asking themselves the following question. Is there a realistic chance that California Chrome will lose this race? If […]

Don’t Miss This 30-1 Shot!

Louisiana Derby betting, picks & selections

Vicar’s In Trouble is the 9-5 morning line favorite to win the Grade 2 Super Derby, a race severely lacking in quality when you consider he exits a pair of third place finishes against what I will generously call second rate three-year-olds. As a racing fan, I hate seeing races that aren’t competitive and aren’t […]

Saratoga 2014: Grade 1 Forego Stakes

Grade 1, $500,000 Forego Stakes

The Grade 1 Forego Stakes has attracted nine contenders. It should be considered a small miracle that Todd Pletcher got this horse to win a Grade 1 race (2013 King’s Bishop). He’s very, very slow compared to his foes and he has even less chance of success than a snowball in hell. 3 for 3 at […]