Blue Prize winning the Falls City Handicap (gG1) - Coady Photography Three fillies and mares stand above the others in Saturday’s #250,000 Fleur de Lis Handicap (G2) at Churchill Downs. #2 She’s a Julie, #3 Elate and #5 Blue Prize are all grade 1 winners who figure to put on a show in this 1 1/8-mile “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1). In terms of Brisnet speed figures, they’re significantly faster than their [...]
We look ahead to the big Stephen Foster night card at Churchill Downs including huge fields in the Foster and the Wise Dan. We're also joined by Churchill Downs announcer Travis Stone to talk a little bit about the big card, the Belmont weekend, the Kentucky Derby, and more!
We're talking Chicago racing as we welcome in longtime Illinois based trainer Chris Block to talk about his barn at Arlington, some of his former stars, optimism in Illinois, and much more!
Maximum Security and Country House battle to the wire in the Kentucky Derby (G1) - Coady Photography The rules are simple. Sweep all three legs of the Triple Crown, and you will be named champion 3-year-old male at the Eclipse Awards. Win two of the three races and you’d have to really mess up the second half of the season to lose the title. But when three different horses win the three Triple Crown races, it’s anyone’s guess [...]
We continue our look back at Belmont Stakes week including a recap of Thursday and Friday's big races. Then we welcome in trainer Jeremiah Englehart to talk about his win in the Astoria Stakes with a first time starter, some of his other top horses, training in New York, and more!
Thunder Snow winning the 2018 Dubai World Cup (G1) - Coady Photography A busy Saturday of racing at Belmont Park on Belmont Stakes Day saw a handful of contenders for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) enhance their résumés. Others faltered under the bright lights and will have to rebound this summer. No clear favorite has emerged for the 1 1/4-mile race Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park. Your guess is as good as mine when it comes [...]
We're starting our look back at a busy Belmont Stakes weekend that featured the Belmont Stakes, a memorable Met Mile, and so much more!
Danny Zucker of Predicteform.com returns to the How To Bet Horse Racing Podcast to discuss the 2019 Belmont Stakes, and both he and host Ed DeRosa have their eyes on beating the favorites and bucking the recent pace dynamic trend by going with a couple closers. Danny and Ed go through the Belmont Stakes field horse by horse and discuss why they landed on longshots to beat Preakness Stakes winner War of Will and Wood Memorial winner Kentucky Derby third-place [...]
The start of the 2016 Brooklyn Invitational (G2) - © Nikki Sherman/Adam Coglianese Photography Who says long-distance dirt races are dying out in North America? Maybe they’re not as common as they used to be, but the field for Saturday’s $400,000 Brooklyn Invitational (G2) suggests genuine dirt route races are still alive and well. The Brooklyn serves as the final race at Belmont Park on Belmont Stakes Day, providing bettors with one last opportunity to cash winning tickets [...]
Mike and Mike talk harness every Thursday morning in the BetAmerica Radio Network. This week featured Dave Bianconi, Mark McKelvie, Brian Loney, and Jim Miller