2012 Clark Handicap betting & picks

Shackleford Clark Handicap picks & betting

The CLARK HANDICAP from Churchill Downs has been upgraded to Grade  1 status on the strength of its recent winners. Horses like Saint Liam, Einstein, Blame and Wise Dan have strengthened the reputation of the 9 furlongs race. This year’s race will go forward at 5:35 ET on Friday. POOL PLAY enters this race after […]

2013 Kentucky Stallions: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Every year a platoon of stallion prospects come to the blue grass of Kentucky. Very few of them will actually make it in the thoroughbred capitol of the world. Some will head to easier markets like Florida, Pennsylvania or even overseas and South America. A select few will find themselves among the elites of thoroughbred […]

2012 Vanderbilt Handicap betting preview


Looking for a place to play Saratoga? TVG and Twin Spires have lucrative sign up offers. The Grade 1 Vanderbilt Handicap is the premier race for sprinters at Saratoga. The $400k six furlong race has attracted a field of eight horses this year.  Notable winners include Speightstown, Pomeroy, War Front, Fabulous Strike and Majesticperfection. Shackleford (Forestry x Oatsee by […]

2012 Metropolitan Mile Preview

2011 Met Mile winner Tizway

One of our best hits of last year came in the Met Mile, but with a short field of only six in 2012 we are unlikely to replicate that success. You just cant hit big on six horse fields; period. The NYRA should be ashamed that on one of their biggest days of racing they […]

Donn Handicap deep and full of talent

Flat Out

The 2012 Grade 1 Donn Handicap (Saturday|Race 10|Gulfstream) has attracted a deeply contentious field of 11 contenders. Notable recent winners include Quality Road in 2010, Invasor in 2007 and Saint Liam in 2005. This year’s winner could become a top contender for the world’s richest race; the $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 31. […]

2011 Breeders Cup Dirt Mile Preview


Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile Preview (Race 7 — Saturday — Churchill Downs — post time 4:01 ET) As with last year, the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile will be run at a one-turn mile.  It will be shown on ESPN as part of the ESPN/ABC coverage.  Let’s meet the field of nine coming out of the […]

2011 Breeders Cup Dirt Mile early preview


By Paul Mazur The Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile is one of the newer, perhaps less glamorous events on the Breeders’ Cup program. This year’s renewal received a huge boost when Preakness winner Shacklefordjoined the list of possible starters. He was the runner-up in the G1 Florida Derby before annexing the middle Jewel of the Triple […]

2011 Travers Stakes betting preview


The Midsummer Derby is one of the most coveted races in all of thoroughbred racing. Trainer Chad Brown was quoted yesterday saying he wants to win this race more than any other, including the Kentucky Derby. He will have a chance with the rail horse, Bowman’s Causeway. Todd Pletcher and Mike Repole will have the […]

2011 Haskell Invitational betting preview


Haskell Invitational, Monmouth Park/Sunday @ 5:43 PM EST The Haskell Invitational is one of two races leading up to the Travers Stakes later this month. The main difference between this race and it’s counterpart (Jim Dandy Stakes), is that this race is a Grade 1. Not only that, but it boasts a purse of $1 […]

2011 Belmont Stakes betting preview


The first two legs of the Triple Crown have been nothing short of exciting and profitable for horse players. With a large field of 12 we can expect even more great competition in the Belmont Stakes. Let’s take a quick glance at the field! Master of Hounds (10-1) I love the way he was bobbing […]