Canterbury Free Picks for Saturday May 18th Race Card

Canterbury Park Racing (Coady Photography/Canterbury Park) Canterbury Park has an interesting card to play on Preakness Saturday Minnesota-breds highlight the action Saturday at Canterbury Park, where a pair of long-standing $50,000 stakes for state-bred sprinters serve as the co-features. Unfortunately, as is often the case in Minnesota springtime, the weather appears as if it will turn nasty with rain in the forecast and a below average high temp. Bettors might want to prepare for an off track. Here [...]

PGA Championship Betting Guide 2019

Inside this free PGA Championship PDF download Find winner predictions, previews, trends, value plays for Tiger Woods, an over 1500 pick, prop bets and exciting match-ups to watch! Download the full PGA Championship Betting Guide here! Be sure to play the major on our BetAmerica Sportsbook. Preview by Tommy Raymond The 101st edition of the PGA Championship takes place this Thursday through Sunday in Farmingdale, New York, at Bethpage Black, one of a number of courses within the Bethpage complex. [...]

A Moment in Time: November 2, 1993

Flemington Racecourse (Wikimedia Commons) The Melbourne Cup goes international Most people in Thoroughbred racing around the world knew about the Melbourne Cup before 1993. But it was anything but international. True, horses bred or trained in one foreign country – nearby New Zealand – had contested the race often. The majority of Melbourne Cups after World War II until 1993 were won by New Zealand-breds; indeed, Melbourne Cup training king Bart Cummings had won eight of his nine [...]

2017: The 10 best races of the year

There’s been many fantastic performances in 2017. But for this piece, I’m more interested in the best, or most dramatic, contests. Have a look at all these – they’re worth repeated viewing.   10) Personal Ensign Stakes (1 1/8 miles, G1, Aug. 26, Saratoga, $700,000) Songbird had only been beaten once in 14 starts when she arrived at Saratoga. But she hadn’t been as impressive as usual in her two 2017 starts, and this time she had to face Forever [...]

2017 Year in Review: 10 Best Horses

  Everyone who follows racing will have their ideas about who the best horses in the world are. No two lists will be alike. Ignoring my unfortunate black spot regarding horses in South America and South Africa, these are my top 10 for the year.   Gun Runner topped off a wonderfully consistent season with a Breeders' Cup Classic triumph. (Photo by Steve Dalmado/Eclipse Sportswire/Getty Images) Arrogate It’s a shame Arrogate ended 2017 so badly. He lost a [...]

Moments In Time: October 28, 1994 – Cigar

Notable Moments in Horse Racing History: The start of Cigar's undefeated run. Cigar began his winning streak in a Friday allowance race at Aqueduct in 1994. October 28, 1994 would have seemed like just another day at the races for anyone who went to Aqueduct Racetrack in New York. Four claiming races on dirt, two maiden special weights, one allowance on turf, and two one-mile allowances on dirt. Nobody there had any idea the day would be historic. [...]

Danon Premium favored in Asahi Hai Futurity

Danon Premium easily wins the Saudi Arabia Royal Cup. Pic: Japan Racing Association. Unbeaten colt Danon Premium could give trainer Mitsumasa Nakauchida his first grade one victory when he contests the Asahi Hai Futurity (G1) for 2-year-olds at Hanshin racecourse Dec. 17. One of two colts in the field by champion sire Deep Impact, Danon Premium has been relatively untroubled to win both his starts. At his most recent outing he won the Saudi Arabia Royal Cup (G3) [...]

Orfevre pair fancied in Hanshin Juvenile Fillies

Lucky Lilac is too strong for Sayakachan in the 2017 Artemis Stakes (G3) at Tokyo. Pic: Japan Racing Association. Two fillies from the first crop of 2011 Japanese Triple Crown winner Orfevre are among those vying for favoritism in the Dec. 10 Hanshin Juvenile Fillies, the only grade one race for 2-year-old fillies in Japan. Orfevre (Stay Gold), who was unfortunate not to win the 2012 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1), is second on the first-season sire [...]

Big challenge for Stormy Liberal in Hong Kong Sprint

Stormy Liberal wins the 2017 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint. Pic: Breeders' Cup Ltd. Californian speedster Stormy Liberal pulled off a major upset when he left Marsha and Lady Aurelia, both group one winners in Britain, in his wake in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1). But he faces just as tough a task if he is to travel across the Pacific and beat the locals in the $US2.35 million Hong Kong International Sprint (G1) over six furlongs at [...]

Breeders’ Cup Turf rematch set for Hong Kong Vase

Talismanic beats Highland Reel to win the 2017 Breeders' Cup Turf. Pic: Breeders' Cup Ltd. European runners have dominated the $2.3 million Hong Kong International Vase (G1) since the 1 ½-mile race was first run in 1994, and with Talismanic and Highland Reel in this year’s contest they may well do so again. The pair fought out the finish of the Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) over the same trip at Del Mar, with Talismanic taking advantage of a [...]