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Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast: March 27, 2023
We look back at the weekend races from Fair Grounds, including Kingsbarns scoring in the Louisiana Derby. Jason also discusses the Jeff Ruby Steaks as well as a huge performance in a stakes at Tampa from Munnys Gold.
Harness Weekly Update: Plentiful weekend hits going into Yonkers Monday
Big harness feature wins and 50% in-the-money H2W highlight weekend
Chasing rich carryovers at Aqueduct, Fair Grounds, and Golden Gate
Sunday is closing day of the Fair Grounds meet, and there’s a massive $134,863 carryover slated for mandatory payout in the 50-cent Late Pick 5.
Fair Grounds: Betting the Louisiana Derby Day Pick 6 carryover
The $1 Pick 6 culminating with the Louisiana Derby (G2) features a non-jackpot carryover worth $5,061.
Scully: Fair Grounds All-Stakes Pick 5 play on Louisiana Derby Day
Saturday’s $1 million TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) anchors a $500,000 guaranteed all-stakes Pick 5 at Fair Grounds, and I’ll take a swing at the sequence.
The Jury: Bets and fades for March 25
The first of three consecutive monster weekends of racing kicks off with the Dubai World Cup, Louisiana Derby, and Jeff Ruby Steaks cards on Saturday.
Handicappers Debate: 2023 Jeff Ruby Steaks at Turfway Park
This week’s debate features a major qualifier in the Road to the Kentucky Derby series, as handicappers James Scully and John Mucciolo offer differing opinions on Saturday’s $700,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) at Turfway Park.
Top selections and longshots for 2023 Dubai World Cup gala
Let’s highlight potential value, and longshots of interest, along with some more obvious top selections for the eight Thoroughbred prizes at Meydan.
Playing the March 25 Bayou Bluegrass 5
Fair Grounds and Turfway Park team up Saturday to offer the Bayou Bluegrass 5, a 50-cent minimum Pick 5 wager that includes the main features on the biggest cards of the season at both facilities.
Dubai Preview: Spot Plays for 2023 World Cup Day turf races
With large fields and a lot of form to try to figure out, the betting opportunities are tremendous.
Fair Grounds Stakes Spot Plays for March 26
A trio of black-type events for Cajun-bred runners will highlight the closing-day card at Fair Grounds on Sunday.
Tipsheet: Sunland Park Derby 2023
A total of seven sophomores will travel nine furlongs on the dirt in Sunday’s $600,000 Sunland Park Derby (G3).
Dubai Preview: 2023 World Cup night dirt undercard spot plays
Here we look at some plays for the trio of major dirt Thoroughbred races at Meydan away from the World Cup.
Keeler Johnson's picks and plays March 24
Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares picks and plays for Friday, March 24 at Aqueduct, Fair Grounds, and Turfway Park, including a horse to single in the $1,832 Pick 6 carryover at Fair Grounds.
Tipsheet: UAE Derby 2023
A deep field of 13 sophomores will travel 1 3/16 miles on the Dubai dirt in the $1 million UAE Derby (G2) on Saturday.
Kentucky Derby Report: Fields sets for opening round of major qualifiers
The spotlight shines on Kentucky Derby contenders over the next three weeks as the final round of prep races get underway.
Pick 3 for Turfway March 25, including Jeff Ruby Steaks
The $700,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) and $300,000 Bourbonette Oaks — a pair of Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1) prep races — highlight Saturday’s 13-race card at Turfway Park.
Free Download: 2023 Betting Guides for Louisiana Derby, Jeff Ruby Steaks, UAE Derby
The Louisiana Derby, Jeff Ruby and UAE Derby are all point races on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. Inside the 2023 Betting Guides are editorial content to help you form a strong betting ticket.
Jason Beem's Thursday Column for March 23, 2023
Jason finishes up his Thursday series, "The Six Secrets of Unsuccessful Bettors," by writing about chasing losses.
Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast: March 23, 2023
Jason opens the show talking about Turfway's big upcoming Saturday card, including the Jeff Ruby Steaks. He wraps up the show talking about his Thursday column topic of chasing losses.
Keeler Johnson's picks and plays March 23
Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares picks and plays for Thursday, March 23 at Fair Grounds and Turfway Park, including tickets for Turfway’s $4,512 Super High 5 carryover.
Harness Preview: Picks and Horses to Watch March 23-27
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.
Exotics plays for 2023 Bourbonette Oaks
A top-five trainer at Turfway Park this meet, Brad Cox has entered a pair of intriguing fillies in Saturday’s $300,000 Bourbonette Oaks.
Betting With, and Against, Pretty Mischievous in the Fair Grounds Oaks
A compact, but superb, field of five three-year-old fillies will vie in Saturday’s $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (G2).
Fair Grounds: Exotics Plays for the 2023 New Orleans Classic Stakes
A talented and well-matched field of eight will travel 1 1/8 miles over the Fair Grounds dirt in Saturday’s $500,000 New Orleans Classic (G2).
Dubai World Cup Preview 2023: Algiers battles Country Grammer, Japanese
The Dubai World Cup for 2023 looks like a great betting contest.
Tipsheet: Jeff Ruby Steaks 2023
A well-matched field of 12 three-year-olds will travel 1 1/8 miles on the synthetic strip at Turfway Park in Saturday’s $700,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3).
Meet the Contenders: 2023 Sunland Park Derby
Meet the horses running in the 2023 Sunland Park Derby (G3) over 1 1/8 miles on dirt at Sunland Park. For each horse, we're listing a pro, a con, and a rating of potential.
Meet the Contenders: 2023 Jeff Ruby Steaks
Meet the horses running in the 2023 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) over 1 1/8 miles on Tapeta at Turfway Park. For each horse, we're listing a pro, a con, and a rating of potential.
Keeler Johnson's picks and plays March 22
Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares $100 worth of picks and plays for Wednesday, March 22 at Tampa Bay Downs, along with tickets for the $76,381 Super High 5 carryover at Gulfstream Park.
Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast: March 22, 2023
Jason welcomes in legendary track announcer Dave Johnson to the show to talk about his announcing career, calling Secretariat, nerves before big races, and so much more. Jason ends the show discussing some Fair Grounds Saturday races.
Pedigree notebook: Cornucopia of angles in Super Chow
Super Chow pays tribute to late sire Lord Nelson and doubles down on some of his key ancestors.
Keeler Johnson's picks and plays March 21
Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares picks and plays for Tuesday, March 21 at Mahoning Valley and Turf Paradise, along with horses to play in Pick 5 and Super High 5 carryovers at Sunland Park.
Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast: March 21, 2023
Jason opens the show by discussing Fair Grounds' big upcoming Louisiana Derby Day card. Then we welcome in Gary Fenton to talk about his third-place finish in the NHC, Little Red Feather horses, and more!
2023 Dubai World Cup: Top 10 storylines
From the $12 million Dubai World Cup (G1), to exceptional turf races, contentious dirt events, and a Kentucky Derby (G1) berth on the line in the UAE Derby (G2), Saturday’s extravaganza at Meydan offers a spectacle on a truly global scale.
Meet the Contenders: 2023 Louisiana Derby
Meet the horses running in the 2023 Louisiana Derby over 1 3/16 miles on dirt at Fair Grounds in Louisiana.
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.
Tipsheet: Louisiana Derby 2023
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.
Kentucky Derby race length and distance: how long is the race?
To beat out a field of up to 20 three-year-olds vying for the Kentucky Derby crown and the customary garland of roses, it takes a combination of strength, stamina, and tactical speed to breeze through a 1 1/4-mile race in nearly 120 seconds.
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.
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