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Meet the Contenders: 2023 UAE Derby
Meet the horses running in the 2023 UAE Derby (G2) over 1,900 meters (about 1 3/16 miles) at Meydan in Dubai. For each horse, we're listing a pro, a con, and a rating of potential.
Kentucky Derby Maiden Watch: First Mission, Promise Me a Ride impress for Cox
The 2022-23 Road to the Kentucky Derby has been productive for trainer Brad Cox.
The 2023 Louisiana Derby Tipsheet
A strong field of 12 three-year-olds will travel 1 3/16 miles on the dirt at Fair Grounds in Saturday’s $1 million Louisiana Derby (G2).
Monday Morning Message with Jason Beem March 20, 2023
Jason discusses the "quiet" weekend that just wrapped up as we get ready to come into the final stretch of Kentucky Derby preps.
Keeler Johnson's picks and plays March 20
Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares picks and plays for Monday, March 20 at Mahoning Valley, Turf Paradise, and Will Rogers Downs, including a trio of exactas.
Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast: March 20, 2023
Jason looks back at the weekend of racing, including the Essex Handicap at Oaklawn Park. He also shares some old Portland Meadows stories and more.
Harness Weekly Update: Place and show hits pay more than winners
Best harness prices on the board are place and show that beat winning prices.
Fair Grounds: A single and a longshot for the $926 Pick 6 carryover
The racing week at Fair Grounds wraps up on Sunday with a $926 carryover up for grabs in the $1 Pick 6.
Chasing Super High 5 carryovers at Tampa and Turfway
Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson analyzes the non-jackpot Super High 5 carryovers available to play on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs and Turfway Park.
Aqueduct: How to bet the 2023 Damon Runyon Stakes
A total of six New York-bred sophomores will vie in Sunday’s $100,000 Damon Runyon S. at Aqueduct.
Betting With, and Against, Super Chow in the Hutcheson Stakes
A swift field of seven sophomores will vie in Saturday’s $100,000 Hutcheson S. at Gulfstream Park.
Santa Anita: How to bet the 2023 China Doll Stakes
A field of seven three-year-old fillies will vie in the $100,000 China Doll S. at Santa Anita on Saturday.
The Jury: Bets and fades for March 18
It's a relatively quiet weekend from a graded stakes perspective, but Vance Hanson, Ashley Anderson, and Keeler Johnson have found much to chew on from this Saturday's menu of options.
Sydney Preview: Learning To Fly fancied for Golden Slipper
There are five Group 1 events on the Rosehill program, among them the world’s richest race for juveniles, the A$5 million Golden Slipper.
Keeler Johnson's picks and plays March 17
Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares picks and plays for Friday, March 17 at Fair Grounds, Santa Anita, and Turfway Park, including a ticket for the $13,746 Super High 5 carryover at Santa Anita.
Oaklawn Park Pick 3 with Whitmore and Essex Stakes
The six-furlong Whitmore S. (G3) and 1 1/16-mile Essex H. (G3) for four-year-olds and up highlight a 10-race card at Oaklawn on Saturday.
Catching My Eye: Cashing on Hot Barns
With two weeks to go at Fair Grounds, there is a new leading trainer as Ron Faucheux won his 33rd race of the meet on Sunday, March 12.
How to bet the 2023 Private Terms Stakes
A total of eight three-year-olds will travel 1 1/16 miles on the Laurel Park dirt in Saturday’s $100,000 Private Terms S.
Exotics Plays for the 2023 Cicada Stakes
A compact field of six sophomore fillies will travel six panels on the Aqueduct dirt in Saturday’s $100,000 Cicada S.
Cheltenham Festival 2023: A Plus Tard can win second Gold Cup
Day four at the Cheltenham Festival features seven races, including three Grade 1s, but most of the attention is on just one race: the Cheltenham Gold Cup (G1).
Keeler Johnson's picks and plays March 16
Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares picks and plays for Thursday, March 16 at Gulfstream Park, Fair Grounds, and Turfway Park, along with horses to play in carryovers at Fair Grounds and Turfway.
Jason Beem's Thursday Column for March 16, 2023
Jason continues the series "Six Secrets of Unsuccessful Bettors" by writing about betting to win/place.
Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast: March 16, 2023
Jason opens the show talking about some thought-provoking Twitter accounts and previewing the Essex Handicap from Oaklawn Park. He also talks about his Thursday column topic for this week involving betting to win/place.
Harness Preview: Picks and Horses to Watch March 16-20
Selected features, stakes coverage and the never-ending TwinSpires’ horses-to-watch list (H2W) share keys to success in exotics, win, place and show payoffs.
Cheltenham Festival 2023: Shishkin, Gold Tweet to take honors on Day 3
Day three at the Cheltenham Festival is the day that gives some specialist horses that are celebrated less than some of their peers a chance to shine.
Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast: March 15, 2023
Jason opens the show discussing some of the recent debates in racing on promotion and education. Then we welcome in veterinary student Belinda von Breitenbach to the show to talk about pursuing a vet career in racing, the vet shortage, her love of racing, and more.
Keeler Johnson's picks and plays March 15
Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares picks and plays for Wednesday, March 15 at Fair Grounds and Turfway Park, including a horse to single in the $4,997 Pick 6 carryover at Fair Grounds.
Betting Strategy: Vertical structure for speed bias with longshot runners
On Thursday, March 9 at Fair Grounds, a speed bias was evident. And in Race 7, with longshot horses peppering the lineup of nine runners, it was a great opportunity to take a swing.
Scully's Kentucky Derby Top 10 for March 14
It's an opportune time for analysis, with one Kentucky Derby prep race remaining for contenders, and here are my top 10 Kentucky Derby rankings entering the final round of preps.
Cheltenham Festival 2023: Edwardstone to win Day 2 feature
Day two at the Cheltenham Festival is all about variety.
Racing Roundtable: Tampa Bay Downs and the Distaff division
James Scully, Kellie Reilly, and Vance Hanson review the leading events of the past weekend at Tampa Bay Downs and Oaklawn Park in this edition of the Roundtable.
What is a key race, and how do you identify one?
Have you ever heard of a “key race?” A key race is a race from which a large number of participants return to win or run well the next time they compete.
Pedigree notebook: Talk of the Nation another one for Zenyatta's family
Recent Rebel (G2) winner Confidence Game put Zenyatta’s family back in the spotlight, since his dam is a half-sister to the Hall of Famer. Not to be outdone, another Zenyatta relative has produced a high-profile three-year-old who’s turning heads, but on turf – Talk of the Nation.
Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast: March 14, 2023
Jason opens the show catching up on some news from the past weekend in the racecalling world. Then we welcome in TwinSpires and Brisnet's own James Scully to talk the Tampa Bay Derby, the Kentucky Derby and Oaks trails, the NCAA tournament and more!
Keeler Johnson's picks and plays March 14
Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares picks and plays for Tuesday, March 14 at Mahoning Valley and Turf Paradise, along with a horse to single in the $938 Pick 5 carryover at Sunland Park.
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Tapit Trice
A stretch-running win in the Tampa Bay Derby (G3) vaulted Tapit Trice into the Kentucky Derby picture.
Kentucky Derby Maiden Watch: I Don't Get It, Major Blue prevail for Derby-winning trainers
You might assume that any horse competing against maiden special weight company in March is too far behind to qualify to the Kentucky Derby (G1) field. But that isn’t always the case.
Monday Morning Message with Jason Beem March 13, 2023
Jason looks back at this weekend's Tampa Bay Derby, including his thoughts and perspectives on the winner and the race from up in the booth.
Cheltenham Festival: Constitution Hill to light up Day 1
After months of anticipation, the Cheltenham Festival is finally here.
Keeler Johnson's picks and plays March 13
J. Keeler Johnson shares picks and plays for Monday, March 13 at Mahoning Valley, Turf Paradise, and Will Rogers Downs, along with a horse to single in Turf Paradise’s $60,228 Pick 5 carryover.
Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast: March 13, 2023
Jason looks back at this weekend's big card from Tampa Bay Downs, including Tapit Trice's win in the big race. He also talks about the Azeri Stakes and Secret Oath's return to the winner's circle.
Forte hardens into 3-1 favoritism in KDFW Pool 5; Wet Paint popular in Oaks Future
Champion Forte closed as the overall 3-1 favorite in Pool 5 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager on Sunday evening, his strongest backing so far in the KDFW series.
Harness Weekly Update: There's joy with Mudville among double-digit winners
Double-digit winners highlight weekly harness contenders.
Dubai World Cup clues from Super Saturday, Saudi Cup
The “Super Saturday” results from March 4 at Meydan offer clues of varying degrees for the March 25 Dubai World Cup (G1) gala.
Chasing carryovers: $3,520 Fair Grounds Pick 6, $11,594 Turf Paradise Pick 5
Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares horses to play (or oppose) in a pair of Sunday carryovers: the $3,520 Pick 6 at Fair Grounds and the $11,594 Pick 5 at Turf Paradise.
Tall Tales of the Track: And the Winner Is…
Rumor had it that it was not Bend Or who ran down Robert the Devil at Epsom, but a horse named Tadcaster, an accusation of mistaken identity that was resolved more than a century later.
Santa Anita: How to bet the 2023 Santa Ana Stakes
A talented field of nine fillies and mares will run 1 1/4 miles on the Santa Anita turf course in Sunday’s $100,000 Santa Ana (G3).
Carryovers: Analyzing the $937 Fair Grounds Pick 6 and $4,150 Turfway Super High 5
Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares horses to play in a pair of non-jackpot carryovers on Saturday at Fair Grounds and Turfway Park.
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