Kentucky Derby contender profile: Tiz the Law

When Tiz the Law powered to victory in the $500,000 Champagne Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park, it was as though time had reversed for his human connections.

How to calculate fair odds for Kentucky Derby future wagers

Maxfield winning the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (G1) - Keeneland Photo When pondering a Kentucky Derby (G1) future wager, how do you draw the line between fair odds and odds too short to be worth the risk? It’s a multi-faceted question, dependent on timing, basic math and personal opinion. Shorter prices are more acceptable two or three months out from the Derby, when the key contenders are easier to identify. But if you’re looking to place a future wager [...]

Handicapping 101: How smart ticket building can increase profits

Cairo Cat (left) rallies to defeat Tight Ten in the Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs - Coady Photography It happens all the time—a handicapper determines Horse #3 is a near-certain winner. They determine Horses #5 and #7 are the most likely to finish second, while rating a slim chance to beat Horse #3 across the finish line. So what does this handicapper do? All too often they elect to box #3, #5 and #7 in the [...]

Looking for a longshot in the River City Handicap

It’s been a tough year so far for #4 Mr. Misunderstood, the probable favorite in Saturday’s $175,000 River City Handicap (G3) at Churchill Downs.

Dover Downs hosts quartet of Matrons on stellar Thursday card

Harness racing enthusiasts may be unaccustomed to seeing the sport's top pacers and trotters compete on Thursday nights, but that was clearly the case tonight when Dover Downs hosted a quartet of lucrative Matron Stakes for three-year-olds of both gaits and genders on a clear, crisp evening in the First State. In the first of the four Matrons, Gimpanzee (Brian Sears) continued his torrid conclusion to the campaign when he romped home four lengths clear as the 2-5 favorite in [...]

By |November 14th, 2019|Categories: RacingWire|

Post Time w/ Mike and Mike Harness Show 11/14/19

Mike and Mike talk harness racing every Thursday in the BetAmerica Radio Network. This week featured Jason Turner, Matt Kakaley, Norton Shoemaker, and Gary Seibel

Early impressions on the Road to the 2020 Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs - Coady Photography The first phase of the 2019-2020 Road to the Kentucky Derby—running through the championship-defining Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1)—is complete. Now we can turn our attention to the second phase, in which late-maturing juveniles will seek to steal the spotlight in races like the November 30 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs, the December 7 Remsen Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct and the December 7 Los Alamitos Futurity (G2) at Los Alamitos. It’s [...]

2020 Kentucky Derby: Four Japanese challengers to follow

Who will follow in the hoofprints of Lani and Master Fencer as the latest Japanese challenger in the Run for the Roses? Here are a few names to follow on the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby.

Dover Downs hosts next round of Matron Stakes

While the Breeders Crown races may have already passed and perhaps crowned the numerous division champions, many of the sport's best sophomore pacers and trotters of both genders will head to Dover Downs on Thursday for a quartet of lucrative Matron Stakes. In the first of the four, Gimpanzee (Brian Sears), who just outlasted the late bid of stablemate Greenshoe to capture the Breeders Crown Final for three-year-old colt trotters, looms the solid choice in the $200,000 Matron Stakes for [...]

By |November 12th, 2019|Categories: RacingWire|

Kentucky Derby Top 10: Kicking off the road to 2020

The 2019-2020 Road to the Kentucky Derby is already underway, and while consistency has not been a strong suit among the early Derby contenders, we’ve seen flashes of serious talent from at least a dozen colts.