Caixa Eletronica and Strapping Groom head Grade 3 Fall Highweight Handicap

2013 Fall Highweight Handicap betting, odds & picks

The Grade 3 Fall Highweight Handicap from Aqueduct will go as race 8 at 2:42 ET on Thanksgiving Day. Grade 1 winner Strapping Groom will tote more weight than any of his foes at 135 lbs. Defending champ Caixa Eletronica checks in at 132 lbs. I have a good feeling about this one; click HERE to learn […]

2013 Breeders’ Cup Sprint Preview


The 2013 Breeders’ Cup Sprint has attracted stars like Trinniberg, Justin Phillip, Private Zone and Secret Circle. 2013 Breeders’ Cup Picks Justin Phillip (First Samurai x Ava Knowsthecode by Cryptoclearance) 4-1: Trainer Steve Asmussen helped this guy go from the second tier of the division to near the top of the heap in 2013. His […]

Belmont Park Super Saturday! (Vosburgh, Flower Bowl, Turf Inv & Jockey Club Gold Cup)

Grade 1 Vosburgh Invitational

Looking for my plays for the big races at Santa Anita (Awesome Again, FrontRunner, Chandelier) and much more? Click HERE to get started! Bahamian Squall has the perfect combination of early foot and tactical speed to succeed in the Vosburgh Invitational. Private Zone and Strapping Groom figure to get caught in a speed duel, leaving the likeliest […]

2012 Malibu Stakes betting preview

2012 Malibu Stakes betting

The Grade 1 Malibu Stakes is a dirt sprint at the distance of seven furlongs for three-year-olds. The Santa Anita race is worth $300k and will go forward at 3:37 PT as the eighth of nine races. Trainer Bob Baffert has always been high on FED BIZ. The son of Giant’s Causeway disappointed when last […]

2012 Vosburgh Stakes betting preview

The six furlongs Grade 1 VOSBURGH STAKES gathered a field of 10 competitors for its $500k purse.  The Belmont Park event is race 7 on Saturday and will go to post at 4:04 EST. The victor will gain automatic entry to the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita on November 5. POSEIDON’S WARRIOR […]

Grade II Peter Pan Stakes betting preview

The $200k Grade II Peter Pan Stakes on Saturday at Belmont Park is the best betting race of the weekend. The one turn, nine furlong race has attracted a contentious group of twelve sophomore contenders. It will go forward as race 8, making it the penultimate event of the $350k Guaranteed Late Pick 4. Mark […]

One leg down, two to go; recapping the 2012 Kentucky Derby

I'll Have Another

Bodemeister seemingly had the 2012 Kentucky Derby in his pocket turning for home under the Twin Spires, but it was I’ll Have Another who rallied down the lane to register the 1 ½ length score. It was a neck back to the hard charging Dullahan and ¾ of a length behind that one was Went The Day […]

The Daily Derby News Blitz – April 21, 2012

Trinniberg may run in the Kentucky Derby

In a year that has yielded some pretty unpredictable results in major prep races, it was only fitting that the final, “last-chance” Derby prep ended with a 70-1 long-shot crossing the finish line first.  All Squared Away, who was the longest shot in the field for the Grade 3 Coolmore Lexington Stakes, took the lead […]

Jerome Could Be Proving Ground For Preakness and Belmont Hopefuls

Stirred Up

Although it doesn’t appear than any of Saturday’s runners in the Grade 2 Jerome Stakes will go on to wear roses draped over their withers in two weeks, it is still an important graded stakes race for 3-year-olds.  Should Stirred Up (who currently has $96,000 in graded stakes earnings) win the $200,000 Jerome, he would […]

Alpha Finally Has Chance To Prove He’s Top Dog In Wood Memorial

  The talented and charismatic Alpha has proven to be an enigma for handicappers and horseracing fans this season.  After a successful juvenile campaign, Alpha was on most early Kentucky Derby watch lists.  However, a strange prep schedule has left most baffled about how good Alpha really is.  Saturday, the son of Bernardini will finally […]