Backyard Heaven Looks Tough in Stephen Foster Handicap

Backyard Heaven winning the Alysheba Stakes (gr. III) - Coady Photography It’s certainly possible that someone could upset #6 Backyard Heaven in Saturday’s $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) going nine furlongs at Churchill Downs. But just because it’s possible doesn’t mean that it’s likely, and indeed, Backyard Heaven looks so good on paper that he’s been installed as the 6-5 morning line favorite despite the fact that he’s facing a quality field of eight rivals. With just [...]

Thursday Early Pick 4 Analysis at Fair Grounds

by: Scott Shapiro Racing resumes at Fair Grounds on Thursday afternoon after a couple of dark days. The action includes an early Pick 4 starting in Race 2 that concludes with a low level maiden claimer over the main track in Race 5. Here are my thoughts on the sequence:   Race 2 EDIT: With the late scratch of my Very Elegant, I will now lean on #1 Red Hot Cherry as my top choice and single in the early [...]

Monomoy Girl Stands Out in Rachel Alexandra Stakes

Monomoy Girl winning the Rags to Riches Stakes at Churchill Downs - Coady Photography The $200,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes (gr. II) on Saturday at Fair Grounds is a pretty important stop on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks. The 8.5-furlong event is the first Kentucky Oaks prep race to offer 50 qualification points to the winner, and in all likelihood those 50 points will go to #8 Monomoy Girl, who looks tough to beat as the clear 8-5 [...]

Miss Mo Mentum Looks Tough in Hut Hut Stakes

Miss Mo Mentum winning an allowance race at Churchill Downs (Coady Photography) If you’re planning to play the stakes-filled Saturday card at Gulfstream Park, deciphering the first race is going to be important. After all, the first race—the one-mile Hut Hut Stakes—kicks off a Pick 5 comprised entirely of stakes races for two-year-olds, and since betting on lightly-raced juveniles can be a tricky proposition, it would be nice to start the day with a confident play. In looking [...]

Thanksgiving Marathon Challenge Round 1

The hits just keep on coming at bestbet Jacksonville as we gear up for yet another stakes event this coming Friday evening. The 2017 edition of the Thanksgiving Marathon Challenge should be a great race for everyone to watch, wager and win on. Loads of talent on tap and several newcomers, so you might even be able to get your longshot fix into the mix. On Monday evening, November 20th, we will run two qualifying races over the 770-yard course [...]

By |November 20th, 2017|Categories: Betting Tips, Greyhound, RacingWire|

Semi-Finals Orange Park Derby

It’s the last chance to earn some points and a spot in the coveted finals of the 2017 $35,000 Orange Park Derby. Just 24 greyhounds remain, 3 races, and there are several that could earn their way into the mix with a big effort in the semi-finals. Let’s take a closer look at the races and see if we can get you cashing some tickets this weekend at bestbet Jacksonville. Orange Park Derby Semi-finals Saturday evening, November 4th, 2017 Race [...]

By |November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Betting Tips, Greyhound, RacingWire|

Queeny Highlights Round 3

After round number two just one greyhound remains undefeated, Boc’s Queen Lady, which means that the points have spread out a bit for the remaining finalists. Several greyhounds now have a win in either round 1 or 2, and if they parlay that with a big-time effort here in the quarter-finals, they could position themselves well heading on throughout the stakes. Time for the 3 rounds of action. Thirty-four greyhounds remain, 4 races, each with a chance. Let’s see just [...]

By |October 30th, 2017|Categories: Betting Tips, Greyhound, RacingWire|

Orange Park Derby Round 2

Lester Raines Kennel was the big winner in round 1, but there are still a ton of points available in round 2 for a greyhound to accumulate to move on to the quarter-finals. Will the first-round winners continue their success? Will new names throw their hats into the mix? Or, will the greyhounds that missed out in round 1, find their mojo again? All questions will be answered in round 2 of the $35,000 Orange Park Derby. Friday Evening October [...]

By |October 26th, 2017|Categories: Betting Tips, Greyhound, RacingWire|

Orange Park Derby Round 1

Another great stake race is upon us, and this time we get to go over the longer distance. The 2017 edition of the $35,000 Orange Park Derby will take place over the 660-yard course and feature 40 of the best routers at the racetrack. As always, we will run 4 rounds and a final with cut downs taking place after the 3rd and 4th round races. Everything starts this Monday, October 23rd, and the finals will run on Saturday November [...]

By |October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Betting Tips, Greyhound, RacingWire|

Redemption Stakes Final

Another stakes final is on the horizon here at bestbet Jacksonville. The 2017 edition of the Redemption stakes will run on Saturday evening, October 7th, 2017 in the 11th race in conjunction with our fan favorite second chance drawings. Two fields of greyhounds went to battle in round number one and the top four finishers from each race make it into this final round race. Some old and some new names flank the ranks, but you can be sure of [...]

By |October 5th, 2017|Categories: Betting Tips, Greyhound, RacingWire|