It's Friday and we're looking ahead to the weekend that includes Opening night at Churchill Downs, a big card at Golden Gate Fields, Belmont starting up, and more! Plus the BARN Jury joins us to talk about what things to avoid during Derby week.
With the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby right around the corner, let's take a look at the top 10 Kentucky Derby points winners and find out who their world famous athlete counterpart is based on their character, race history and connections. 1. Tacitus Juddmonte Farms' Bill Mott-trained gray colt is strong and athletic but lightly raced. The son of Tapit and champion mare Close Hatches clocked a Brisnet Speed Figure of 103 in the Wood Memorial (G2), which he [...]
Santa Anita - © Breeders' Cup/Todd Buchanan 2014 There might be a couple of established grade 1 performers entered in Saturday’s $200,000 Santa Margarita Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita Park, but for various reasons I’m inclined to oppose both in this 1 1/8-mile test. #8 Paradise Woods is by far the most accomplished mare in this eight-horse field, but the two-time grade 1 winner hasn’t won a race since September 2017, and she seems to have lost the [...]
Bulletin winning the 2018 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint - © Eric Patterson/Eclipse Sportswire/CSM /Breeders' Cup You won’t need a news bulletin to know #1 Bulletin will be an overwhelming favorite in the $125,000 William Walker Stakes at Churchill Downs on April 27. The eighth and featured race on opening night of the spring meet, the William Walker is a five-furlong turf sprint for 3-year-olds, and sprinting on grass is what Bulletin does best. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the [...]
The most common question when handicapping the Kentucky Derby after "Who do you like" is "Can he get the distance?" A horse's pedigree is often used to help identify horses with a potential ability for 1 1/4 miles on dirt, but it can provide many other clues to a horse's demeanor and aptitude for the demanding classic race. David M. Miller joins Ed DeRosa on BetAmerica.com's How To Bet Horse Racing Podcast to discuss how his use of pedigree has [...]
Miami Marlins (7-17) at Philadelphia Phillies (13-11), 7:05 p.m. ET Caleb Smith (2-0, 2.35 ERA) (MIA) +175 / +1.5 runs (-125) / Over 7.5 runs (-105) Aaron Nola (2-0, 6.84 ERA) (PHI) -195 / -1.5 runs (+105) / Under 7.5 runs (-115) The Marlins and Phillies are both struggling on offense as they prepare to meet at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday night, so bettors should give serious consideration to the Under in this spot. Caleb Smith was sharp against [...]
The second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs kicks off Thursday, when the Columbus Blue Jackets battle the Boston Bruins and the Dallas Stars take on the St. Louis Blues. Columbus Blue Jackets (+125) at Boston Bruins (-150), 7 p.m. ET, NBCSN The Blue Jackets entered the playoffs one of the longest shots on the board, largely because their first-round opponent was the top team regular-season team in the NHL, the Tampa Bay Lightning. Columbus entered the playoffs one of [...]
We're sitting down for an in-person interview with Canterbury Park Director of Racing Andrew Offerman to talk about the upcoming Canterbury season, running a track, seasonal employees, getting their signal out, and more!
If you’re a fan of HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones,” you know anything can happen... ...especially when you least expect it. Since its premiere in 2011, George R.R. Martin’s fantasy drama has left audiences in shock and awe, sparking feverish debate—and even online wagering—on how the eighth and final season will end. Sometimes the outcome is a little too predictable (like in the seventh season), and sometimes it leaves you high and dry. It’s its own form of March [...]
Atlanta Braves (11-11) at Cincinnati Reds (9-13), 6:40 p.m. ET Mike Soroka (0-1, 1.80 ERA) (ATL) -125 / -1.5 runs (+125) / Over 9.5 runs (-105) Tanner Roark (1-0, 3.60 ERA) (CIN) +115 / +1.5 runs (-150) / Under 9.5 runs (-115) The Braves turn to another quality young arm in Mike Soroka on Wednesday night, as they face a familiar foe in the Reds' Tanner Roark at Great American Ballpark. Soroka has a career ERA of 3.23 through six [...]