BARN Podcast 6/17/19

By |June 16th, 2019|Categories: BARN, Podcast, RacingWire|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We look back at a huge Saturday night card at Churchill Downs which included the Stephen Foster, Elate winning the Fleur de Lis, and more.  We also talk about the Poker Stakes at Belmont and Maximum Security's return to the races at Monmouth Park. 

Can Japan challenge in the Belmont Derby and Belmont Oaks?

By |June 14th, 2019|Categories: Betting Tips, Breeders' Cup, Horses, Races, RacingWire, Thoroughbreds|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Master Fencer galloping at Churchill Downs - Coady Photography The New York Racing Association announced Wednesday the Japan-based 3-year-olds Master Fencer and Jodie will compete in the $1 million Belmont Derby (G1) and the $750,000 Belmont Oaks (G1), respectively. The Derby and the Oaks, a pair of 1 1/4-mile turf tests scheduled for July 6 at Belmont Park, have quickly risen in prominence since their creation in 2014. The races have attracted high-quality challengers from Europe, but Master [...]

Pegasus Stakes kicks off summer campaign for Maximum Security

By |June 14th, 2019|Categories: Breeders' Cup, Horses, Races, RacingWire, Thoroughbreds|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Maximum Security wins Florida Derby (Coglianese Photos) With the disappointment of his Kentucky Derby (G1) disqualification still looming large, Maximum Security will aim to start the summer of his 3-year-old campaign on a bright note when he contests the June 16 Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park. Gary and Mary West’s star colt is one of six runners entered in the 1 1/16-mile event, which serves as a local springboard to the July 20 Haskell Invitational (G1) at Monmouth. [...]

College World Series: Get to know the contenders and who to bet

By |June 14th, 2019|Categories: SportsWire|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Game 1, Saturday, 2 p.m. ET: Michigan (+115) vs. Texas Tech (-150) Pick: Texas Tech Texas Tech Red Raiders (+700 to win CWS) Texas Tech finished the year 11th in the RPI. The Red Raiders also rank in the top 20 in team batting average, on-base percentage and scoring. They played Michigan three times during the regular season and won 11-2, 10-3 and 8-5 in Lubbock. Their lineup features infielder Josh Jung (.342, 56 RBIs), who was drafted [...]

How to play the Stephen Foster Day all-stakes Pick 4

By |June 14th, 2019|Categories: Betting Tips, Breeders' Cup, Horses, Races, RacingWire, Thoroughbreds|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Churchill Downs - Coady Photography Six weeks after the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs will return to the spotlight with a terrific evening of racing Saturday. The 11-race card features five consecutive graded stakes races, so fans of multi-race wagers will have plenty of all-stakes options to choose from. My personal focus will be on the Pick 4, which kicks off in the sixth race. I’ve previewed each race separately for BetAmerica, but since intra-race and multi-race wagers require [...]

MMA isn’t all about the UFC

By |June 14th, 2019|Categories: MMA, SportsWire, UFC|Tags: , , , , |

Mixed martial arts continues to gain popularity, but UFC isn't the only organization out there. UFC may be the top of the sport, but there are other quality fights out there on a regular basis. Here are the top organizations in the MMA universe. Ultimate Fighting Championship - UFC The organization that eventually became the Ultimate Fighting Championship started in 1993 and has taken the lead to push MMA to the forefront. Along with being the premier MMA organization, UFC [...]

Weekend MLB preview: Cubs at Dodgers

By |June 14th, 2019|Categories: SportsWire|Tags: , , , |

Two of the National League's cornerstone franchises, the Chicago Cubs (38-30) and Los Angeles Dodgers (46-23), will battle it out in a weekend series in Southern California. Here's what bettors should be expecting throughout. Friday, 10:10 p.m. ET Kyle Hendricks (7-4, 3.00 ERA) (CHC) +120 / +1.5 runs (-180) / Over 8 runs (-105) Rich Hill (3-1, 2.40 ERA) (LAD) -130 / -1.5 runs (+150) / Under 8 runs (-115) MLB free play: Cubs moneyline The Cubs are an intriguing [...]

Women’s World Cup: USA-Chile preview

By |June 14th, 2019|Categories: Soccer, SportsWire|Tags: , , , , , |

The United States continues play in the Women's World Cup on Sunday, again as a huge favorite against Chile. (USA -20000, Chile +1950, Draw +1125) Soccer free play: Over 4.5 U.S. goals (-160) What can you say about the record-setting performance for the United States against Thailand? The Americans' 13 goals was the most ever in a World Cup match, and 10 goals in the second half is also a Women's World Cup record. Still, they're only looking to improve [...]

Friday MLB preview: Phillies at Braves, Yankees at White Sox

By |June 14th, 2019|Categories: MLB, SportsWire|Tags: , , , , , |

Philadelphia Phillies (38-30) at Atlanta Braves (40-29), 7:20 p.m. ET Nick Pivetta (4-1, 4.93 ERA) (PHI) +125 / +1.5 runs (-170) / Over 9.5 runs (-105) Max Fried (7-3, 3.75 ERA) (ATL) -135 / -1.5 runs (+140) / Under 9.5 runs (-115) MLB free play: Phillies moneyline first five innings (+115) Based on the way Friday night's starters are trending, the Phillies have the upper hand over the Braves at SunTrust Park. Nick Pivetta will be on the hill for [...]

Copa América: Argentina faces group showdown with Colombia

By |June 14th, 2019|Categories: Soccer, SportsWire|Tags: , , , , , |

Copa América is officially underway, and the second day of action Saturday will have an incredible matchup in Group B, between Lionel Messi and Argentina and James Rodriguez and Colombia. (Argentina +125, Colombia +245, Draw +215) Soccer free play: Argentina +125 Argentina has been to the final of the past two Copa América tournaments, but lost both to Chile on penalties. Argentina also lost in the final in 2004 and 2007, both of those to rival Brazil. Messi will attempt [...]