On this week’s episode of the Who Do Ya Like Podcast over the Bet America Radio Network, Scott Shapiro welcomes in VSIN’s senior editor and host Matt Youmans to chat Championship Week in college hoops. Scott and Matt break down the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, and SEC tournaments and determine if there are vulnerable favorites or chalks that look too tough to take on. Matt also gives a few teams he thinks can make a run in the “Big [...]
To us here in the Northwest, the Longacres Mile is everything. It’s the biggest day on the calendar and has an amazing history. I’ve been fortunate enough to see many in person and it’s something I always get excited for. This year is no different. A full field is expected and it will be a good mix of local runners as well as California shippers. Here’s a look back on some of my favorite Longacres Mile memories. Snipledo 1990 I [...]
By: Jason Beem Up until 2014 I’d never had my top pick win the Kentucky Derby. I picked long shots, I picked chalk, I picked the “Wise Guy” horse, and nothing ever seemed to work out. Finally California Chrome got me off the hook and then American Pharoah made it two in a row. I know, real tough picks huh? Well I take pride in them so let me be happy. But man, looking back over the Derby’s of yesteryear, [...]
Saturday, March 12, is the Santa Anita Handicap, one of my favorite events of the year. I love Santa Anita and this race has featured a who's who of handicap horses over the years. Seabiscuit, John Henry (twice), Spectacular Bid, Ack Ack, Alysheba, Free House, Game on Dude (3 times!), and of course last year Shared Belief. I thought it would be fun too look back at not only a couple of my favorites, but some of my friends' favorites as [...]
Jason opens the show talking about the Eclipse Awards as well as the Beemie Awards. He also addresses the Kenny Mayne/Guest Announcer controversy from this weekend. Jason is also joined by handicapper Aaron Riley who won a seat to the Horse Player World Series in BetAmerica's Friday Night Qualifier.