Preakness Week Picks and Ponderings

This is Preakness Week, and over at Picks and Ponderings, I look at the big races! Friday's card is anchored by the Black-Eyed Susan (G2) for three-year-old fillies.  I preview that race horse-by-horse, and offer selections in the stakes races all day long.  Saturday is the Preakness (G1), which I also delve into horse-by-horse, and... Continue Reading → Preakness Betting Guide

Before each of the Triple Crown races publishes a betting guide, and tomorrow's Preakness is no different.  Teresa Genaro gathers a group of handicappers to discuss the race from multiple perspectives, and Team TTE is well represented, as Barbara Bowley and I put our heads together for a section of it.  Make sure to... Continue Reading →

a special horse, and a special win

Every time I think Ben's Cat can't do anything more awesome, I am proven wrong. Ben's Cat is not one of those horses who typically wins by a huge margin.  The 2014 Fabulous Strike Handicap, which he won by 3 1/4 lengths, was a bit of an anomaly.  His winning margins are more typically a... Continue Reading →

Thursday morning Preakness preview!

Set your clocks!  This Thursday morning at 9:05am Central, I'll be back on the Dane and Ben show on Sports Town Chicago to talk Preakness Stakes picks and analysis. Sports Town Chicago broadcasts online, so you can tune in right here from your computer, anywhere in the world. Thanks, Dane and Ben, for having me... Continue Reading →

Black-Eyed Susan day stakes analysis

Over at Picks and Ponderings, both Paul Mazur and I shared our selections for the stakes races on the Black-Eyed Susan day card.  He wrote full analysis of the Black-Eyed Susan (GII), and then we have a grid with our top three selections and our longshot for each of the seven stakes.  Since picks alone... Continue Reading →

three more winners by Curlin!

Over the last week and a half, three Curlin babies have joined the ranks of the winners. Curalina (Whatdreamsrmadeof, by Graeme Hall) debuted in a six-furlong maiden special weight last summer at Saratoga.  Despite some trouble in her trip and some issues switching leads, she still finished a clear second behind High Dollar Woman.  Behind... Continue Reading →

Preakness weekend stakes recap

This was an exciting weekend of racing, headlined by an exciting running of the Preakness Stakes.  California Chrome kept his Triple Crown dreams alive, and even more excitingly for this Curlin-loving corner of the Internet, Ride On Curlin ran a big race!  The hard-knocking colt finished a clear second, gaining on Chrome late. All of... Continue Reading →

Preakness day picks!

Tomorrow, we move into the second leg of the Triple Crown.  It's a smaller field than the Derby: ten horses instead of the nineteen who headed postward in Louisville two weeks ago.  It is also full of new shooters.  In addition to Derby winner California Chrome, only two other horses decided to wheel back in... Continue Reading →

Black-Eyed Susan day!

It feels like the Derby and the Oaks just happened; sure enough, that was only two weeks ago.  But, the Triple Crown season waits for no one.  It is now the second weekend of the Danonymous Racing 'Cappers for Causes contest, and it's time to delve into the four Friday races in the contest! All... Continue Reading →

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