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Arrogate, California Chrome headline Pegasus World Cup workers
Arrogate, California Chrome headline Pegasus World Cup workers

2017-01-15T23:41:39.000ZJen Caldwell

Arrogate and California Chrome, the respective one-two finishers from the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), put in moves over the weekend to ready for a rematch in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup (G1) at Gulfstream Park on January 28. The works t ...
Opening Day Wagering Strategies for Oaklawn Park
Opening Day Wagering Strategies for Oaklawn Park

2017-01-13T17:50:44.000ZEd DeRosa

Oaklawn Park opens today, and TwinSpires.com is celebrating by offering 20x points on all losing win bets of $10 or more. We'll hope not to take advantage of this promotion by actually hitting all our win bets, but knowing how difficult it is to swee ...
Making the Most of Oaklawn Park Wagering Opportunities
Making the Most of Oaklawn Park Wagering Opportunities

2017-01-11T21:10:50.000ZEd DeRosa

One of my wagering resolutions in 2017 is to pay more attention to Oaklawn Park with the thought being that I’ve been missing opportunities there over the years (for another opportunity, check out the 20x promo on losing win bets !). It’s a popul ...
Arrogate works, California Chrome jogs on busy Pegasus weekend
Arrogate works, California Chrome jogs on busy Pegasus weekend

2017-01-08T23:58:49.000ZJen Caldwell

Arrogate and California Chrome , the respective one-two finishers from the November 5 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) and finalists for the 2016 Horse of the Year Eclipse Award, each took to the track on Sunday to ready for their upcoming showdown in th ...
And the champion two-year-old filly is…
And the champion two-year-old filly is…

2016-12-18T23:49:10.000ZJen Caldwell

Two-Year-Old Filly – Champagne Room, Noted and Quoted, Sweet Loretta, Union Strike, etc. OK, I held off as long as I could, hoping the last few juvenile filly graded races of 2016 would provide some clarity. They didn’t. Instead, the trend ...
Touting Daily Participation Key to Solving Racing's Identity Crisis
Touting Daily Participation Key to Solving Racing's Identity Crisis

2016-12-06T16:11:44.000ZEd DeRosa

Racing has an identity crisis. It’s a gambling game; no, it’s about the animal; it’s a live sporting event; it’s the sport of kings; $2 bettors; Zenyatta. Of course, racing is all these things and more, but first and foremost from where I sit ( ...
Drefong is easy but female sprinters are a little muddled
Drefong is easy but female sprinters are a little muddled

2016-12-05T02:22:59.000ZJen Caldwell

Rounding out my nominees and picks for the 2016 Eclipse Awards are the sprinters. Male Sprinter – Drefong, A. P. Indian, Masochistic It’s kind of hard to look past DREFONG for champion sprinter. The bay son of Gio Ponti is four-for-four on ...
Miss Temple City prevails in Matriarch
Miss Temple City prevails in Matriarch

2016-12-05T01:06:47.000ZJen Caldwell

Miss Temple City was sent off the 8-5 favorite in Sunday’s $302,070 Matriarch Stakes (G1) at Del Mar, and the popular filly lived up to all expectations with a hard-fought nose victory under Edgar Prado. The dark bay miss tracked just a few hors ...
Photo Gallery of 2016 Claiming Crown Winners
Photo Gallery of 2016 Claiming Crown Winners

2016-12-05T00:10:03.000ZJen Caldwell

Claiming Crown Distaff Dash – SPECTACULAR ME Claiming Crown Rapid Transit – SHAFT OF LIGHT Claiming Crown Glass Slipper – TORMENTA DE ORO Claiming Crown Express – DEFER HEAVEN Claiming Crown Iron Horse ...
Tepin surpasses Flintshire and neither Found nor Highland Reel deserve an Eclipse Award
Tepin surpasses Flintshire and neither Found nor Highland Reel deserve an Eclipse Award

2016-12-04T04:47:46.000ZJen Caldwell

The title alone is probably going to get me in trouble, but please hold off with the skewering until you read my reasoning. Turf Male – Flintshire, Twilight Eclipse, Ashleyluvssugar This one is pretty short, but honestly, who doesn’t like FL ...
Vale Dori lives up to 1-2 favoritism in Bayakoa
Vale Dori lives up to 1-2 favoritism in Bayakoa

2016-12-04T00:09:59.000ZJen Caldwell

Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum’s Vale Dori was sent off the 1-2 favorite against seven rivals in Satuday’s $201,035 Bayakoa Handicap (G2) at Del Mar and easily scored a three-length victory under jockey Mike Smith. The Bob Baffert-traine ...
Highway Star shines in Go for Wand Handicap
Highway Star shines in Go for Wand Handicap

2016-12-03T22:58:40.000ZJen Caldwell

Chester and Mary Broman’s homebred Highway Star rallied between rivals in Saturday’s $250,000 Go for Wand Handicap (G3) at Aqueduct to score a nose victory in a photo finish over High Ridge Road and Wonder Gal. The Rodrigo Ubillo-trained daughte ...
Lani faces half-brother and stablemate Awardee in tough Champions Cup
Lani faces half-brother and stablemate Awardee in tough Champions Cup

2016-12-03T21:10:29.000ZJen Caldwell

U.A.E. Derby (UAE-G2) hero and Belmont Stakes (G1) third-placer Lani will be sporting blinkers when he lines up Sunday at Chukyo Racecourse in the Champions Cup (Jpn-G1), formerly known as the Japan Cup Dirt. The 1800-meter contest is in its thi ...