*Points Leader Fraulein Morgan* After three weeks of intense paw dropping action, it's time to settle this on the field, as the 86th running of the James W Paul 3/8ths Mile Derby Final is about to commence at Palm Beach. Eight of the finest middle distance greyhounds in the country are set to run for the blanket and a cool $50,000 in prizes this Saturday afternoon. If one of the big favorites doesn't come in for the win, we could [...]
A few days ago, one of my favorite horses of all time passed away at Old Friends in Lexington, Kentucky. Charismatic passed away at the age of 21. Not bad for a racehorse. I was there at Santa Anita Park on April 3, 1999 when Charismatic finished fourth to the Bob Baffert trained General Challenge. Charismatic went off of at over 44 to 1 that day. Did I bet on him? Of course, I did! D. Wayne Lukas trained Charismatic. [...]
Highlighting Friday evening's greyhound schedule at West Memphis will be the running of the Finals of Southland's $20,000 IRON DOG CHALLENGE STAKES. This has really been a most interesting concept by having the greyhounds run over 3 different distances in 3 different rounds and then having the points leader after the 3rd round be able to choose the distance over which the FINALS are to be run. It certainly has drawn the attention of racing fans everywhere and should be a stakes highlight each year it is [...]
Trials for the first official futurity of the year, the Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) at Louisiana Downs will take place on Saturday, February 25. A total of 128 Louisiana-bred 2-year-olds will make their debut in 14 trials, with the ten fastest qualifiers advancing to the final. Suffice it to say, handicapping these trials is difficult as the majority of these juveniles have never competed on the RDD Lajollanfastdash won the 2016 Mardi Gras Futurity and had success in Louisiana [...]
$2,500 IN PALM BEACH CONTESTS SATURDAY FEATURING JAMES W. PAUL DERBY FINAL Greyhound contests take center stage this weekend as Palm Beach hosts the prestigious James W. Paul Derby Finals! Saturdays two featured contests have $2,500 at stake: $1,500 James W. Paul Derby Handcuff - $35 Entry Fee (Max 48 entries) $1,000 James W. Paul Derby High Stakes - $125 Entry Fee (Max 9 entries) The games kick off at 1pm ET and include the first 12 races on the [...]
Winter in the Big Easy is always great with warm temperatures and plenty of fun, but the next week at the Fair Grounds is one of the best of the year. First off, as always we'll have Fair Grounds Fridays at BetAmerica.com where you get DOUBLE wager rewards points on all wagers at Fair Grounds. Then Saturday is the Risen Star Stakes (which is part of our ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY PROMO), and next week is Mardi Gras! This [...]
The second round of the 2017 $50,000 James J Patton Silver Cup is upon us. The favorites didn’t show up that well in round one, and will be looking to get back on track and stealing away some points in round two. Every one of those is important as the field will be cut in half for the quarter-finals. Let’s take a closer look at the races for Friday evening and see if we can get you cashing some tickets [...]
Two guests on this Thursday as Jason is joined by jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. to talk about his top Derby prospect McCraken and much more. Then Rick Arbiter joins the show to talk about his recent qualification for the World Harness Handicapping Championship.