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 few more thoughts on Conquest Mo Money

One of my favourite stories of the Triple Crown prep season ended up having very little to do with the Kentucky Derby: that of Conquest Mo Money.  The son of Uncle Mo, an $8,500 Keeneland November bargain for owner Judge Lanier Racing, emerged as the top Sunland Park-based three-year-old this spring.  He beat eventual Blue... Continue Reading →

like father, like son?

After a couple of nights to sleep on it, we still woke to find it still was not a dream: Exaggerator won the Preakness.  Curlin himself accomplished that feat in 2007, and now he has a son who has done the same. In four crops, Exaggerator is the second son of Curlin to see the... 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 →

our chapter

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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 →

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