The best way to decide and create a place bet
The best way to decide and create a place bet

2023-01-24T18:16:51.202ZJ. Keeler Johnson

When carefully executed, the place bet can play a useful role in a bettor’s arsenal of handicapping strategies.
Kentucky Derby Maiden Watch: Stoutly bred colts Slip Mahoney, First Defender post victories
Kentucky Derby Maiden Watch: Stoutly bred colts Slip Mahoney, First Defender post victories

2023-01-23T18:39:32.718ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Sometimes, you look at the pedigree of a young maiden winner and think, “Wow, this horse is bred to run long.”
First-Crop Sires Update: Mendelssohn progeny start strongly as 3yos
First-Crop Sires Update: Mendelssohn progeny start strongly as 3yos

2023-01-20T14:02:09.643ZAlastair Bull

The Scat Daddy half-brother to Into Mischief and Beholder was a Grade 1 performer on both turf and dirt, and his progeny, like him, should improve with age.
The best way to decide and create a show bet
The best way to decide and create a show bet

2023-01-18T14:59:19.013ZJ. Keeler Johnson

As strange as it might sound, the horse racing wager that's easiest to hit is one of the trickiest to understand on a technical level.
Kentucky Derby Maiden Watch: Kingsbarns, Cuvier, Clubhouse win for Pletcher
Kentucky Derby Maiden Watch: Kingsbarns, Cuvier, Clubhouse win for Pletcher

2023-01-16T19:14:03.523ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Two-time Kentucky Derby (G1)-winning trainer Todd Pletcher knows how to prepare a January maiden winner for success on the first Saturday in May.
Catching My Eye: LA-bred extraordinaires from Fair Grounds, Jan. 5-8
Catching My Eye: LA-bred extraordinaires from Fair Grounds, Jan. 5-8

2023-01-11T22:31:22.622ZKevin Kilroy

Three stakes winners plus a debut runner caught Kevin Kilroy's eye last week at Fair Grounds.
The best way to decide and create a win bet
The best way to decide and create a win bet

2023-01-10T21:18:27.156ZJ. Keeler Johnson

The win bet is the purest way to wager on a horse race. All you have to do is pick the winning horse. But deciding which horse to bet can quickly grow complicated.
Racing Roundtable: Thoughts on the Sham and Jerome
Racing Roundtable: Thoughts on the Sham and Jerome

2023-01-10T19:22:09.999ZTwinSpires Staff

The Racing Roundtable this week discusses the impact of the two most recent Kentucky Derby (G1) preps and other action that occurred during the first full weekend of 2023.
Pedigree profile: Reincarnate
Pedigree profile: Reincarnate

2023-01-09T21:20:16.583ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Dashing to the lead and refusing to yield proved a successful strategy for Reincarnate in the Sham (G3) at Santa Anita, as the hardy gray colt led all the way to prevail by a neck.
Kentucky Derby Maiden Watch: Willakenzie cruises for Cox
Kentucky Derby Maiden Watch: Willakenzie cruises for Cox

2023-01-09T18:23:58.070ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Kentucky Derby (G1)-winning trainer Brad Cox sent out Willakenzie on Thursday at Fair Grounds to win his debut traveling 1 1/8 miles.
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Lugan Knight
Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Lugan Knight

2023-01-09T16:20:42.665ZJ. Keeler Johnson

You have to admire the tenacity Lugan Knight displayed to win the Jerome S. on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. But does he have the pedigree to handle the Kentucky Derby's testing 1 1/4-mile distance?
Kentucky Derby Report: Forte brings top credentials to the New Year
Kentucky Derby Report: Forte brings top credentials to the New Year

2023-01-06T15:53:05.103ZJames Scully

The Road to the Kentucky Derby series opened in late September, but the prep season doesn’t get into full swing until the New Year. And the first qualifier of 2023 took place at Oaklawn Park on New Year’s Day, the Smarty Jones.
Pegasus World Cup 2023: Seven things to know
Pegasus World Cup 2023: Seven things to know

2023-01-06T15:29:47.321ZKellie Reilly

To help you get ready for the seventh running of the Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 28, here are seven things to know about race trends, the historical background, and successful trainers.