We open the show discussing the probable list for the Dubai World Cup which is coming up next weekend. Then we welcome in Andy Serling from the New York Racing Association to talk about New York racing, the three year-old group, handicapping, and much more.
War of Will winning the Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) © Hodges Photography/Lou Hodges, Jr. How to bet the Louisiana Derby depends on what you think of War of Will, the Lecomte-Risen Star winner looking to join International Star as the only horse to sweep Fair Grounds' Kentucky Derby points series. The War Front colt closed as the 12.5-to-1 third choice in Kentucky Derby Future Wager 3, and a win in this race would likely guarantee he is [...]
On this week's episode of the Who Do Ya Like Podcast over the Bet America Radio Network, Scott Shapiro welcomes in Greg "Hoops" Peterson to discuss who they like to make the Final 4. They also break down some of the round of 64's most intriguing matchups. Scott and Greg discuss whether Duke is beatable in the East, if Virginia can rebound from their early exit last year, and whether they like North Carolina or Kentucky in the Midwest. They [...]
Serengeti Empress winning the Ellis Park Debutante Stakes - Coady Photography The Road to the Kentucky Oaks continues on Saturday with the $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) at (where else?) Fair Grounds, a very productive race that has churned out four Kentucky Oaks winners since 2008. All eyes will be on #2 Serengeti Empress in this 1 1/16-mile race, and deservedly so. Trained by Tom Asmoss, the daughter of Alternation is a three-time graded stakes winner and [...]
War of Will winning the Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) © Hodges Photography/Lou Hodges, Jr. I don’t think anyone will deny that #6 War of Will is going to be tough to beat in the March 23 Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby (gr. II) at Fair Grounds. The 1 1/8-mile races kicks off the final round of Road to the Kentucky Derby prep races offering 100 qualification points to the winner. War of Will hardly needs them; after all, he’s [...]
Mucho Gusto winning the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. III) - © Benoit Photo There’s certainly no shortage of early speed entered in the March 24 Sunland Derby (gr. III) at Sunland Park, which could potentially make things tricky for the two morning line favorites in this Road to the Kentucky Derby prep race. Those two would be #1 Mucho Gusto and #2 Anothertwistafate, who are shipping in from California with an eye on taking down the winner’s [...]
We discuss the passing of Pioneerof The Nile and welcome in Robert Geller from Sunland Park to talk about the big weekend coming up at Sunland, the Derby, and much more!
Omaha Beach (right) holds off Game Winner (left) in the Rebel Stakes (gr. II) - Coady Photography Although he suffered the first defeat of his career last Saturday, the performance of Game Winner in the Rebel Stakes was sufficient for the champion colt to retain the top spot in my Kentucky Derby Top 10. Not surprisingly, Omaha Beach—the colt who gallantly conquered Game Winner—has secured a high ranking as well in his first week on my list. Game [...]
While fans of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament eagerly awaited the unveiling of the "March Madness" brackets on Sunday evening, standardbred fans were keen to focus their attention on a pair of five-eighths mile ovals more than 1,000 miles apart. Just past the midway point of the Sunday card at Rosecroft in Maryland, Artic Adventure (Frank Milby) lived up to his billing as the 1-5 favorite in a non-winners of six races or $50,000 lifetime class for younger pacers when [...]
We're looking back at the weekend action including the huge Rebel Day card from Oaklawn featuring two divisions of the Rebel Stakes, Midnight Bisou winning the Azeri, an upset in the Essex, and much more!