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Seven longshots to consider on 2022 Arc Day
Amid all the leading lights on Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1) card at ParisLongchamp, there could be a few about to step out of the shadows.
Hanson: Betting the 2022 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
With course conditions expected to be very soft and a with a full field of 20 entered, Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1) looks a fascinating betting affair.
Breeders' Cup Challenge events galore on Arc Day
The first Sunday of October in Paris always serves up a feast of Breeders’ Cup clues.
2022 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe: 10 storylines to know
Europe’s richest race, the €5 million Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1), is the centerpiece of a fantastic Sunday at ParisLongchamp.
Recent trends in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
With the 2022 edition of the Arc at Longchamp coming up this Sunday, Oct. 2, here's a look at recent trends in the 1 1/2-mile fixture.
Breeders' Cup: Top 12 international winners
International competition is an essential element of the Breeders’ Cup, going back to its inaugural in 1984. Here are the 12 best internationals who starred at the World Championships.
International scouting reports for 2022 Jockey Club Derby and Jockey Club Oaks
Europeans have won both runnings so far of the Jockey Club Derby (G3), and the venue change to Aqueduct during the “Belmont at the Big A” season shouldn’t alter the equation on Saturday.
Queen Elizabeth II: A Life with Horses
Among those mourning her passing was the sport of horse racing, who remember Queen Elizabeth for her skills in the saddle, her passion for breeding, and her affinity for the racetrack.
2022 Woodbine Mile, Summer Stakes International Scouting Reports
Charlie Appleby cleaned up at Woodbine last September, and the Godolphin trainer is back with another dynamic duo on Saturday.
Stories of the Queen's links to New Zealand and Australian racing
Any contact the Queen had with people in the thoroughbred industry in former colonies would be fondly remembered.
World's great races named for Queen Elizabeth II
No fewer than five major jurisdictions have international Group 1 races named after Queen Elizabeth II.
Del Mar Oaks international scouting report: Txope
Fresh from selling for €1.2 million at Arqana’s Summer Sale, Txope hopes to give new owner Zhang Yuesheng a rapid return on investment in Saturday’s Del Mar Oaks (G1).
Hanson: Spot Plays for Day 1 of Ebor Festival at York Aug. 17
The final major English racing fixture of the summer takes place this week at York, which presents its four-day Ebor Festival from Wednesday through Saturday.
The 10 Best Races in Australia
Here is a look at 10 of the best races in Australia, in chronological order.
Beverly D. international scouting report: Lily Pond
One year after Aidan O’Brien finally won his first Beverly D. (G1), the master of Ballydoyle bids to make it two in a row.
Glorious Goodwood 2022: Day 5 Spot Plays
For punters seeking a great payout, the last day of Glorious Goodwood is the one that interests them most.
Glorious Goodwood 2022: Day 4 Spot Plays
The most significant race on Day 4 at Glorious Goodwood is the shortest.
Hanson: Glorious Goodwood plays for July 28
After bypassing Wednesday's action at Goodwood, when two of the three Group races were won by the post-time favorite, it's back-in-the-saddle time for Day 3 of the five-day fixture on Thursday.
Hanson: Glorious Goodwood plays for July 26
The two earliest Group offerings on Day 1 offer a bit more hope for those looking to find a longer shot.
Great Britain and Ireland Preview: Spot Plays July 23
The Royal meet in June may have the glamour and the depth, but the single greatest race at the Ascot track is this weekend.
Great Britain & Ireland Preview: Irish Oaks Day
It’s Irish Oaks day at The Curragh, and TwinSpires is marking it with a BetBack offer on all races.
Exacta vs. quinella vs. Omni/Swinger: Which should you bet?
Fans of international horse racing know there are three similar but distinct exotic wagers found on a typical betting menu: the exacta, the quinella, and the Omni/Swinger.
2022 Royal Ascot: Selections for Saturday
Saturday’s grand finale at Royal Ascot showcases prohibitive favorites in two of the stakes events, but the marquee sprints could be ripe for big prices. Fifteen were declared for the Jersey (G3), and a 27-horse cavalry charge is lining up for the Platinum Jubilee (G1).
Royal Ascot Handicaps 2022: Golden Gates Stakes
A rare runner by Quality Road in Europe, Missed The Cut looks to be a horse going places and he will be hard to beat.
Royal Ascot Handicaps 2022: Duke of Edinburgh Stakes
There are few races Queen Elizabeth II would enjoy winning more at Royal Ascot this year than the handicap named after her late husband. But can #8 Just Fine come through?
Royal Ascot Handicaps 2022: King George V Stakes
This year’s King George V Stakes has attracted 19 runners, and looks a great betting contest.
What are Omni/Swinger bets, and how do you play them?
If you’ve ever dipped your toes into betting on international horse racing, you’ve probably noticed an unfamiliar bet type called the Omni/Swinger. But how hard is the Omni/Swinger to play and hit?
Royal Ascot Handicaps 2022: Royal Hunt Cup
With a minimum £175,000 (about $210,000) in purse money, the Royal Hunt Cup is the equal-most valuable handicap at the meeting.
2022 Royal Ascot: Selections for Wednesday
Wednesday’s card at Royal Ascot centers on the Prince of Wales’s (G1), a “Win and You’re In” for the Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1). A small but select field of five, with a muddled pace scenario, could make things trickier for the favorites.
Royal Ascot Handicaps 2022: Ascot Stakes
The first of the big handicaps at Royal Ascot is also the longest. Run over 2 1/2 miles, the Ascot Stakes is highly competitive.
2022 Royal Ascot: Selections for Tuesday
Tuesday’s opening-day card at Royal Ascot features three Group 1 contests, two of them Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” events, plus a Group 2 replete with up-and-coming juveniles.
Shahryar, Grenadier Guards fly flag for Japan at 2022 Royal Ascot
Shahryar has the credentials to amend Japan's Royal Ascot record in the Prince of Wales’s (G1).
Nature Strip heads strong Australian team at Royal Ascot
Australians haven’t come to Royal Ascot in such large numbers in the last decade. But this year they are triple-handed, and two of them are absolute top-liners.
A longshot for every day of Royal Ascot 2022
While Royal Ascot showcases the talents of the superstars, the ultra-competitiveness of the summer festival can also produce some big prices. Here are five contenders likely to get overlooked amid the depth on offer.
Five British stars to watch at 2022 Royal Ascot
Here are five celebrities who can light up each day at Royal Ascot for the home team.
Ward's Golden Pal, Campanelle top American hopes at 2022 Royal Ascot
Twelve-time Royal Ascot winner Wesley Ward returns to the June 14-18 meeting with Golden Pal and Campanelle leading his team. But a few other American-based horsemen are also taking the plunge.
How to handicap Royal Ascot stakes for juveniles
One of the distinguishing features of Royal Ascot is the six stakes devoted to two-year-olds during the annual five-day meeting.
Belmont Gold Cup International Scouting Reports: Loft, Outbox
European invaders have plundered the past four runnings of the Belmont Gold Cup (G2), after a second-place finish in 2016. Two more have arrived for Friday’s renewal – Germany’s Loft, a proven stayer with upside, and British veteran Outbox, who has smart form in the book, if he can duplicate it over further.
Kentucky Oaks International Scouting Report: Shahama
A half-sister to two-time champion Lookin At Lucky, UAE Oaks (G3) heroine Shahama brings a perfect record from Dubai. Can the Kentucky-bred make a winning homecoming in the Kentucky Oaks (G1)?
Top 10 Biggest Horse Races In The World
Let's look at the 10 biggest horse races in the world, from the “race that stops a nation” to the “fastest two minutes in sports.”
Perfect Power the upset play in 2000 Guineas
The first classic of the British season, the 2000 Guineas (G1) at Newmarket, tends to get lost in the shuffle as far as attracting an American audience.
True Crime in Horse Racing: The Curious Case of the Missing Mare
Shergar's kidnapping is shocking but not unprecedented: a similar crime happened nearly six years earlier, when Canadian champion Fanfreluche was stolen from her paddock at Claiborne Farm.
Kentucky Derby International Scouting Report: Summer Is Tomorrow
UAE Derby (G2) runner-up Summer Is Tomorrow figures to make an impact on the Kentucky Derby pace scenario, but can the Dubai shipper stick around for the finish?
Four horses to follow in the 2022 Grand National Steeplechase
Before taking in the wall-to-wall U.S. action on Saturday, my attention and wagering dollars will be making a brief detour to the outskirts of Liverpool for the Grand National Steeplechase.
Kentucky Derby International Scouting Report: Crown Pride
Since Japan’s first-ever wins in the Breeders’ Cup last November, their flagbearers have continued to rack up trophies in major international meetings, adding four on Saudi Cup Day and five on the Dubai World Cup card. Can the Kentucky Derby (G1) be next?
2022 Dubai World Cup: Top picks, value plays, and longshots
A few of the Dubai World Cup Day favorites look awfully tough, but others appear beatable, and there’s value to be found everywhere at Meydan on Saturday.
Top five storylines for 2022 Dubai World Cup Day
While grappling with the fantastic Dubai World Cup card at Meydan on Saturday, here are five storylines to watch.
Trends for 2022 Dubai World Cup, Golden Shaheen, Godolphin Mile, UAE Derby
Saturday’s Dubai World Cup (G1) extravaganza features outstanding fields, and the strength in depth across the card makes for a handicapping challenge. Looking at the contenders through the lens of race trends, and historical context, might help us tackle the eight rich Thoroughbred stakes. We’ll start with the dirt races and follow up in the next installment on the turf.
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