Ready to talk Illinois-bred maidens? In the latest episode of Chicago Race of the Day, I delve into the Arlington 7th on Saturday, May 17: an Illinois-bred maiden special weight. I point out a few pedigree facts...and may grumble, just a tiny bit, about a beat that happened five years ago, because we all have... Continue Reading →
In the latest episode of Chicago Race of the Day, I discuss Friday's Arlington 1st. If you've ever been curious about how to use the conditions of a race in order to find good options for beating suspicious chalk? This episode of the podcast is your step-by-step guide on how to do so, in light... Continue Reading →
In my latest at Picks and Ponderings, I take a look at Friday's featured race at Pimlico: the Black-Eyed Susan (G2) for three-year-old fillies!
In my latest at Picks and Ponderings, I take a look back at Lanier's dominant victory in the Hanshin Cup: his first stakes victory, and the first for his trainer Brett Santangelo as well.
In the latest episode of Chicago Race of the Day, I discuss Sunday's Arlington 6th: an Illinois-bred allowance featuring a horse who is tailor-made to get me very excited. That's right, it features an Illinois-bred Curlin baby! Listen to Chicago Race of the Day right here, or subscribe on Stitcher, Google Play, or through the RSS feed! Chicago... Continue Reading →
Episode 4 of Chicago Race of the Day brings us to the first stakes race of the meet, the Hanshin Cup -- as well as gives us a look back on the return of a very talented sprinter who showed on Friday that he should be ready to make noise through the summer. Listen to... Continue Reading →
In my latest at Picks and Ponderings, I take a look at the first stakes race of the Arlington summer meet, and one of my favourite races of the year because it is such a rara avis: the Hanshin Cup.
For the third day of the Arlington meet, I take a look at Friday's seventh race: a turf dash allowance that lured in some serious class horses like Shogood and Wellabled, as well as some newer faces you'll be hearing from through the course of the meet. Listen to Chicago Race of the Day right... Continue Reading →
Welcome to the latest episode of my new podcast, Chicago Race of the Day! For the second day of the Arlington meet, we dive into Saturday's 9th race, an allowance optional claiming sprint for three-year-old fillies, which features a proven stakes horse as well as an up-and-comer who looked like a rising star this spring... Continue Reading →
It's opening day at Arlington Park -- and to celebrate, I'm starting a new podcast! Each episode will be short: a bite-sized look at one race, with all kinds of Chicago-area handicapping insight, horse information, and anecdotes along the way. Listen to my first episode -- about today's Arlington 7th - right here! Chicago Race... Continue Reading →
Over at Picks and Ponderings, I take a horse-by-horse look at this year's Kentucky Derby, and share my selections in the races there all day long!
This week, the Big Race Showdown panel of Candice Hare, Emily Gullikson, Brian Zipse, Dan Tordjman, Mike McCormick, Megan Devine, Dan Cronin, and I tackles the pair of races we've been waiting for all winter and spring: the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks. See who we like right here!
Over at the TwinSpires Blog, I let you know who I think is coming into the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks hot -- and who's cooling off just in time for the big race.
In my latest at Picks and Ponderings, read my thoughts about Friday's Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks!
Tomorrow is closing day for Hawthorne's spring meet -- and in my latest at Picks and Ponderings, I take a look at every race on the card!