The Belmont Stakes is the oldest of the three Triple Crown races, and given its longevity the contest has seen its fair share of upsets, with the majority of those have come in roughly the last third of the race’s 154-year history. During the post-World War II era, 20 horses have come into the Belmont Stakes with Wins in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, … Continue reading Historic Belmont Stakes Upsets
Over the past 17 years, ADW (Advance-Deposit Wagering) companies have established a permanent, and growing, foothold in the industry, constantly rolling out new technologies and promotions that have expanded the ways people can bet. Most of the basic principles of handicapping horse racing are just as valid when using an ADW account as they are at the track. Many folks grew accustomed to making online bets during Covid, when some/most … Continue reading Advance Deposit Wagering
A few observations from the 2nd leg of the 2023 Triple Crown: Polarizing Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert made all the right moves in preparing his colt for the trip east to run in the Preakness Stakes. From equipment to the timing involved in shipping NATIONAL TREASURE from California to Baltimore, Baffert did not bungle his shot at Winning his record 8th Preakness. The addition of … Continue reading Some Preakness Impressions
The $1.65 million Preakness Stakes is down to a field of seven. FIRST MISSION was scratched, which leaves Kentucky Derby Winner MAGE only six horses to beat, to pick up the second jewel in his Triple Crown bid. For the first time this century there will be only one horse from the Kentucky Derby to return in two weeks for the Preakness as MAGE will try … Continue reading Who Wins The Preakness ?
The Preakness Stakes is the second leg of America’s prestigious Triple Crown series and Winning the race rates mighty high with just about every jockey. There are several other Hall of Fame riders in this year’s Preakness field, as well several who’ll be making their first start in the race. Let’s take a look at each of this years jockeys and who they’re riding. #1 NATIONAL TREASURE: … Continue reading Meet The Preakness Jockeys
The $1.5 million, Grade 1 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico follows (in a normal year) the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby as the second leg of the Triple Crown series- taking place just two weeks after the fabled first jewel of the Triple Crown at Churchill Downs. But handicappers (should) know that they need a different approach to this race, just fourteen days removed from the Run For The Roses. The … Continue reading Preakness Tips & Trends
The Preakness Stakes, even with its 147 years of history, is a strangely modern event. Half elite day of horse racing, half festival, the middle jewel of the Triple Crown has evolved into a destination event for sports and music fans across the country. If you’re new to horse racing and/or the Preakness Stakes, here are the basics about Baltimore’s biggest party. WHO: Elite 3-Year-Olds…Male & Female. … Continue reading A Preakness Primer
For us race fans in the northeast winter is (hopefully) over, so bring on the sun and fun of summertime racing. But, to paraphrase an old adage, into every horse race meet a little rain must fall. Unlike baseball, Horse Racing usually goes on before, during, and after a rainstorm and there are some general handicapping concepts that you should keep on hand for… a … Continue reading Betting Mudders
The big story leading up to the Run For The Roses was the horses who weren’t competing in the Derby. Two of the favorites—FORTE and PRACTICAL MOVE as well as LORD MILES, CONTINUAR and SKINNER—were all scratched for varying reasons. FORTE was the prohibitive favorite at 3-1 but was removed from the race just hours before the start with a bruised right front foot. It … Continue reading Kentucky Derby Recap
It has been a bizarre week in Louisville, and those that follow the sport are aware of all that has happened. And be it good or bad, thoroughbred racing takes the international spotlight Saturday at Churchill Downs. More than 150,000 people are expected to attend the 149th Kentucky Derby while millions more watch the race on a national television broadcast in the U.S. and through other outlets … Continue reading Who Wins The Kentucky Derby ?