Big Race Showdown: Week 11

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 last two Kentucky Derby points races: the Arkansas Derby (G1) and the Lexington Stakes (G3). See who we like right here!

Big Race Showdown: Week 10

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 a trio of high-stakes Kentucky Derby preps coming up on Saturday: the Wood Memorial, Blue Grass, and Santa Anita Derby. See who we like right here!

Thoroughbred Insider: Good Magic Lasts

Good Magic made history last year, but yesterday, he asserted that he's not just a one-trick pony.  In my latest at Thoroughbred Insider, I visit one of the many wonderful moments that Curlin's babies brought us this weekend.

America’s Best Racing: Big Race Showdown, Wood Memorial, Blue Grass Stakes, and Santa Anita Derby

This is week ten of Big Race Showdown at America’s Best Racing: where I clash heads with six awesome handicappers (Emily Gullikson, Candice Hare, Dan Tordjman, Brian Zipse, Eric Bialek, and Mark DiLorenzo) to see who can stay the hottest through Derby prep season. We tackle all three Kentucky Derby preps on Saturday: the Blue Grass (G2) at Keeneland, the Wood (G1) at... Continue Reading →

Picks and Ponderings: 2018 Beaumont Stakes Preview

Though the three-year-old trails visit Aqueduct, Keeneland, and Santa Anitaon Saturday, make sure to save some energy for Sunday's action, as well.  The Grade 3 Beaumont Stakes is the second of two Oaks preps to be run opening weekend at Keeneland.  Unlike Saturday's Ashland, and other recent preps, it does not offer enough points to get its winner... Continue Reading →

finally, a three-year-old standout!

In an event atypical of this spring's racing season, a three-year-old finally brought some clarity.  I have complete confidence in putting a three-year-old at the top of my list -- for the first time since Classic Empire bombed in the Holy Bull (G2). Still, the top slot does not return to last year's champion two-year-old male.  His... Continue Reading →

Picks and Ponderings: Fall Stars Sunday

Keeneland's opening weekend concludes Sunday with a card that features the Spinster Stakes (GI) and the Bourbon Stakes (GIII).  I have analysis of both over at Picks and Ponderings. Both races are Breeders' Cup Win and You're In events.  The Spinster drew a small but solid field to contend for a Distaff spot.  The Bourbon... Continue Reading →

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