About Ryan Patterson

Ryan Patterson is the purveyor of Gradedstakes.com. In addition to picking winners, Ryan owns racehorses and has worked several jobs in the industry.

“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 […]

Saratoga 2014: Woodward Stakes betting preview

The Grade 1, $600,000 Woodward Stakes will go as race 11 on Saturday at Saratoga (6:46ET).

The Woodward Stakes is the final of four graded stakes races on Saturday at Saratoga as well as the final leg of the $500,000 Guaranteed Late Pick 4. Regally bred colt has lost three races in a row, but looks poised for a bounce back effort thanks to the addition of blinkers and a race that […]

Horse Racing in Australia: Run To The Rose Stakes


Friday Night/Saturday Morning Australian Racing  (US Time) ANTHONY KELZENBERG for Gradestakes.com Race 6C (Rosehill) – 1:45 AM EDT   The MTA NSW “Run To The Rose” Stakes – 6 furlongs (1200 Meters). Three year olds The Golden Rose, with its $1 Million Dollar purse, is the race AFTER this race.  Let’s go down the field […]

Four graded stakes on tap for Saratoga 2014’s final Saturday

By Jerry Bossert This Saturday will mark the final Saturday of racing for the 2014 Saratoga meeting, featuring 12-races topped by four Graded Stakes – the Grade II Bernard Baruch (race five), the Grade I Prioress (race eight), the Grade I Forego (race 10) and the Grade I Woodward (race 11). Although it is just a Grade II […]

Australian Horse Racing 101: Major Tracks in Melbourne

Track configuration for Flemington Racecourse

by Anthony Kelzenberg MAJOR RACE TRACKS IN MELBOURNE Using the FREE PPs available at Australianracing.com For scratches, changes, and equipment changes (which will NOT be in the form) go to: http://www.racingvictoria.net.au/default.aspx MELBOURNE-area tracks (run anti-clockwise, the same direction as in North America) I prefer to concentrate on the Melbourne-area tracks. It is considered the most […]