While many thoroughbred racing enthusiasts are already getting Kentucky Derby fever with the "Run for the Roses" now just two weeks away, both thoroughbred and standardbred racing fans alike will have ample wagering opportunities Saturday afternoon through Saturday night as Charles Town, Laurel Park and Yonkers Raceway all offer lucrative stakes action. Although many Charles Town fans are accustomed to seeing the horses compete under the lights on Saturday night, tomorrow afternoon the track's signature event, the Grade II, $1 [...]
On this week's episode of the Who Do Ya Like Podcast over the Bet America Radio Network, host Scott Shapiro welcomes in the Vegas Stats & Information Network's Ron Flatter. Ron dives into the role Quirin Speed Points have played in the Kentucky Derby since the new points system has been in place. Scott and Ron also discuss their thoughts on some of the logical contenders on the first Saturday in May and perhaps a long shot that can spruce [...]
Lake Ponchatrain winning the Pink Ribbon Stakes at Charles Town - Coady Photography If you’re planning to watch and wager on the $1 million Charles Town Classic (G2) Saturday at Charles Town, I strongly recommend you tune in early to catch the numerous stakes races earlier on the card. Eight stakes races (the first at 2:17 p.m. ET) are scheduled for the afternoon, and they’re arranged in consecutively, without a single allowance or claiming race stuck in between. The [...]
One of Brisnet.com's most anticipated Kentucky Derby reports is Kerry Thomas's and Pete Denk's Patterns of Motion Analysis for all Derby entrants. Denk joins Ed DeRosa's How To Bet Horse Racing podcast to discuss the Herd Dynamics approach to bloodstock and handicapping. The former Thoroughbred Times coworkers discuss the history of the report and its successes as well as dives into the team's assessment of Kentucky Derby points leader Tacitus. For more on Derby contenders, including free PPs and other [...]
When six horses line up to contest the $125,000 Federico Tesio Stakes at Laurel Park, it’s hard to imagine any outcome other than a resounding victory for #2 Alwaysmining. On paper the son of Stay Thirsty towers over the field and will be an overwhelming favorite to claim victory in the 1 1/8-mile race, which serves as a prep for the Preakness Stakes (G1) four weeks from now. Speed figures? Alwaysmining has fired off four straight 91+ BRIS speed ratings, [...]
War Story - Photo by Scott Serio/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders Cup) The $1 million Charles Town Classic (G2) at Charles Town will be contested for the 11th time Saturday, and the previous ten renewals have produced some clear-cut clues to help us identify the most likely winner. Favorites have not been very successful in the Charles Town Classic, probably because the 1 1/8-mile race features three turns over a six-furlong bullring racetrack, which tends to produce a wild race from [...]
Mike and Mike talk harness every Thursday morning in the BetAmerica Radio Network. This week featured Dylan Davis, Pete Venagilia, Jeffrey Gillis, and Andrew McCarthy
We're looking ahead to the weekend of racing action including the Charles Town Classic as well as racing from Keeneland. The BARN Jury come in to discuss the sporting events that still give them chills when they see them.
Zulu Alpha winning the Sycamore Stakes (G3) - Keeneland Photo Is it possible trainer Mike Maker could sweep the trifecta in Saturday’s $250,000 Dixiana Elkhorn Stakes (G2) going 1 1/2 miles at Keeneland? I don’t think it’s a far-fetched notion. Certainly a victory would come as no surprise. Maker’s former claimer #10 Zulu Alpha seems to have forgotten how to lose, with four wins from his last five starts, including graded stakes triumphs in the Sycamore Stakes (G3), [...]
It's Horseplayer Thursday and we open the show talking about lower level maiden claiming events and the puzzle they can be. Then we welcome in professional poker player and Youtube vlogger Andrew Neeme to talk about his popular videos, playing poker for a living, learning from your peers, and more!