Big Race Showdown: Week 12

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!

Breeders’ Cup, All In One Place

Here's where you can find links to all my Breeders' Cup work! My race previews, in detail, are over at Picks and Ponderings.  There are separate pieces for Friday and Saturday; between them, I discuss every race. I also discuss my thoughts on several of the races, and several of the more general themes of... Continue Reading →

Justify the Hype

One ukulele, one pile of past performances, no shame. I may be standing tall against Justify in the Derby tomorrow, but that doesn't mean I couldn't write a song about him.

America’s Best Racing: Big-Race Showdown – A Kentucky Oaks-Derby Double

This is week twelve 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. Heading into the Kentucky Derby, I've got a slim lead in bankroll, though Emily is right on my tail.  We... Continue Reading →

ceci n’est pas une Handicap de Chicago

This afternoon, Finley'sluckycharm extended her four-year-old record to a perfect three-for-three with a win in the Chicago Handicap (G3).  The 3/10 betting favourite, she got to the lead quickly after the break and rated well despite Kathballu and Covey Trace pressing at her throatlatch early.  Kathballu dropped away; Covey Trace pressed the issue into the... Continue Reading →

Picks and Ponderings: 2017 Kentucky Oaks Preview

Kentucky Derby week is officially underway! Friday's card at Churchill Downs features the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks, as well as five other undercard stakes races.  I preview the Oaks in depth over at Picks and Ponderings, and will post my selections and longshots for the other stakes races as I finish handicapping them.  As always,... Continue Reading →

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