Spot Plays for Southwest Stakes Day at Oaklawn Park

By |February 16th, 2019|Categories: Betting Tips, Breeders' Cup, Horses, Kentucky Derby, Races, RacingWire, Thoroughbreds|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Jack Van Berg breaking his maiden at Churchill Downs - Coady Photography High-class Monday racing action isn’t common, but Oaklawn Park is making an exception by scheduling three graded stakes races for February 18, Presidents’ Day. It’s a fun card with a lot of options, so let’s go through the fields and look for some spot plays…. Race 3: Maiden Special Weight There are some promising first-time starters in this race, including #1 Good as Money (a Calumet [...]

How to Bet the Southwest Stakes

By |February 16th, 2019|Categories: Betting Tips, Horses, Kentucky Derby, Races, RacingWire, Thoroughbreds|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sueno galloping at Oaklawn Park - Coady Photography When I started handicapping the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III) on Presidents’ Day at Oaklawn Park, I initially began by trying to separate the six runners coming out of last month’s Smarty Jones Stakes. I took note of the fact that #1 Gray Attempt won the Smarty Jones in gate-to-wire fashion, tenaciously clinging to a narrow advantage down the homestretch while giving the impression that he was in better control [...]

Kentucky Derby, Oaks Candidates Face Off in Japan’s Hyacinth Stakes

By |February 16th, 2019|Categories: Betting Tips, Horses, Kentucky Derby, Races, RacingWire, Thoroughbreds|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Tokyo Racecourse (Photo courtesy of the Japan Racing Association) If you’re a forward-looking handicapper already anticipating major spring races like the UAE Derby, Kentucky Derby, and Kentucky Oaks, then I encourage you to stay up late on Saturday night and check out the Hyacinth Stakes in Japan. Held over a metric mile at Tokyo Racecourse, the Hyacinth (which technically takes place at 12:25 a.m. Eastern on Sunday Morning) serves as the third leg of the Japan Road to [...]

UFC on ESPN 1 Predictions – The Return of Cain Velasquez

By |February 15th, 2019|Categories: SportsWire|Tags: , , , |

With Sunday night jam packed with entertaining action, it's time for some UFC on ESPN 1 predictions! This card comes to you live (and totally free given that you have ESPN) on Sunday, February 17th at 9pm ET. Get ready for a wild card filled with some truly talented up and comers. Of course, the main event is the draw, so that's where we'll start because it's time to see Cain Velasquez back in action. Those of you in New Jersey [...]

Tennessee-Kentucky Highlights Wild College Basketball Saturday Betting

By |February 15th, 2019|Categories: SportsWire|

One of the top college basketball games of the year takes place on Saturday when the Tennessee Volunteers head to Kentucky to take on Coach Calipari’s Wildcats. Check out analysis and free pick for Vols-Wildcats along with picks for all of the other great NCAAB Saturday betting action! [Saturday, Feb 16 ] #1 Tennessee Volunteers -4.0 at #5 Kentucky Wildcats (8:00pm ET) The Volunteers haven’t lost since Nov. 23 when the Kansas Jayhawks beat them 87-81 on a neutral court, [...]

NHL Free Picks – Your Weekend Quick Hits From Around The League

By |February 15th, 2019|Categories: NHL, SportsWire|Tags: , |

Saturday’s shaping up as another great one on the ice, highlighted by Calgary-Pittsburgh and Nashville-Vegas. Also on Saturday, Montreal tries to pull off the upset over the best team in NHL, the Tampa Bay Lightning. I've got my NHL free picks lined up for the weekend, and ready for you to build your bankroll towards a busy Sunday! [Saturday, Feb. 16] Calgary Flames +115 at Pittsburgh Penguins -135 (1:00pm ET) The Flames enter Pittsburgh having gone 5-1 SU in their [...]

NFL – The Case Against The Kyler Murray Hype

By |February 15th, 2019|Categories: NFL, SportsWire|Tags: , , |

Being a Heisman Trophy winner and a quarterback has never signaled undoubted success in the NFL. In recent memory, mediocrity has been a high point for most of the recipients and the low points are very low. For every Cam Newton there's a Matt Leinart. Where Kyler Murray fits in to this equation remains to be determined, but the gravity of the situation is undeniable. Kyler Murray’s decision to turn his back on baseball and focus his sole attention on [...]

BetAmerica Radio Network How To Bet Horse Racing Podcast: The Risen Star Stakes

By |February 15th, 2019|Categories: BARN, Betting Tips, Horses|Tags: , , , , |

The How To Bet Horse Racing podcast moves to the BetAmerica Radio Network. This week, host Ed DeRosa talks to BetAmerica analyst Scott Shapiro about the Risen Star Stakes, the first Kentucky Derby Championship Series part 1 race of the 2019 season. For FREE Ultimate Past Performances, CLICK HERE. For all handicapping reports for the 12-race card that includes a $200,000 guaranteed all-stakes Pick 4, CLICK HERE. The Risen Star features a rematch of the Lecomte Stakes with 5 also [...]

Numerous stakes highlight Laurel Park Winter Carnival of Racing

By |February 14th, 2019|Categories: SportsWire|

With the promise of brief, mild snow showers throughout the Mid-Atlantic region looming on Saturday afternoon, Laurel Park will host five open stakes during its Winter Carnival of Racing that could have a genuine winter feel well before and after post time. Right at the midway point of the card on Saturday, Laurel will present the $100,000 Miracle Wood Stakes for three-year-old cols and geldings at one mile on the main track with several perhaps already looking ahead to a [...]