Breeders’ Cup Picks Locked & Loaded!

If you have already purchased selections for the 2013 Breeders’ Cup, this post is to let you know that they are posted and ready to go. Please email ryan (at) gradedstakes.com should you experience any issues. If you haven’t yet joined us, get your 2013 Breeders’ Cup Picks. Trust me, you won’t want to miss […]

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile Preview

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The 2013 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile boasts a purse of $1 million and has attracted stars like Graydar, Verrazano, Golden Ticket, Goldencents and Pants on Fire. This relatively new race was direly needed and has been highly entertaining as it enters its seventh year. 2013 Breeders’ Cup Picks Alpha (Bernardini x Munnaya by Nijinsky II): […]

2013 Preakness Picks & Selections

Pimlico is off to a fast start and we have already nailed the first winner! My 2013 Preakness Picks (Full Card) are still available, but you had better hurry. Time is clearly running out! This is one of my favorite cards of the year and my Preakness selection is my highest rated play in the history of […]

Kentucky Derby 2013 Update 4/29

BLACK ONYX (No. 11) – Sterling Racing’s Black Onyx jogged one mile under exercise rider Aurelio Gomez during the Derby and Oaks session. The Rock Hard Ten colt is officially dark bay or brown but appears black. His coat and overall striking appearance has made him a favorite with fans, especially photographers, who gather to […]

Kentucky Derby & Kentucky Oaks Update 4/26/13

Cash big in Derby 2013! Purchase Keeneland Dan’s selections! BLACK ONYX (No. 12) – Sterling Racing’s Black Onyx had an uneventful morning on the track, galloping 1 ½ miles after the Friday morning renovation break under exercise rider Aurelio Gomez. Gomez said trainer Kelly Breen was traveling to Louisville on Friday and is scheduled to […]

Kentucky Derby 2013 contenders Orb, Verrazano, Goldencents & Java’s War

Jarrod Horak and Ryan Patterson break down Kentucky Derby 2013 contenders Verrazano, Orb, Goldencents and Java’s War. Verrazano, the Wood Memorial winner is the likely betting favorite for trainer Todd Pletcher. Orb, for Shug McGaughey will be vying for the second choice slot with Doug O’Neill’s Goldencents. Ken McPeek’s Java’s War, winner of the prestigious Blue […]

2013 Kentucky Derby Contenders Top 10

2013 Kentucky Derby Picks

Verrazano (More Than Ready x Enchanted Rock by Giant’s Causeway): This is exactly the kind of horse I want in the Kentucky Derby. He has a high cruising speed and waits for the jockey to “push the button” and tell him it’s time to rock and roll. He will enter the Kentucky Derby after a […]

Look for the “other” Baffert horse to win 2013 Santa Anita Derby

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Bob Baffert will try to add a seventh to his record six Santa Anita Derby wins. He enters this year’s race with 3 of the 8 entrants and will be tough to deny. Doug O’Neill, winner of last year’s Kentucky Derby, will try to play the role of spoiler. Let’s break down the field. FLASHBACK […]

2013 Kentucky Derby Contenders Top 10

2013 Kentucky Derby Contenders

ITSMYLUCKYDAY (Lawyer Ron x Viva La Slew by Doneraile Court): When I picked this horse to win the Holy Bull it was based largely on a recency edge as well as monstrous speed figures. The 111 BRIS figure he earned for his Gulfstream Park Derby win is as big a number as I can remember […]

2012 Delta Jackpot picks, tips and odds

Delta Jackpot betting & picks & odds

The $1 million Delta Jackpot from Delta Downs is contested at the distance of one and one sixteenth miles for two-year-olds. It will go forward 4:15 CT as race 7 on an 11 race card. The winner of this race will earn 10 points towards an entry in the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday […]