Cambodia seeks first grade one in Matriarch

Cambodia wins the 2017 Yellow Ribbon Handicap at Del Mar. Pic: Benoit Photo. Third in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf, leading mare Cambodia is out for her first grade one victory in the Matriarch Stakes (G1) at Del Mar Nov. 26. Cambodia has improved throughout her 5-year-old season, winning the Gallorette Stakes (G3), finishing third in the Dr. James Penny Memorial Stakes (G3), and then coming out on top in the Yellow Ribbon Handicap (G2) and [...]

Lessons from tough Breeders’ Cup for punters

World Approval was one of just two favorites to win at the Breeders' Cup. Pic: Coglianese Photos/Susie Raisher. OK, hands up – who out there thought Mor Spirit, Moonshine Memories, Unique Bella, Lady Aurelia, Lady Eli, Drefong, and Bolt d’Oro would all be beaten at the Breeders’ Cup? It’s not often that only two one of the 13 Breeders’ Cup favorites win, as happened at Del Mar this year. But in an unpredictable year, only World Approval and [...]

Easier company for Dona Bruja in Cardinal Handicap

Dona Bruja wins the Mint Julep Handicap at Churchill Downs in June 2017. Pic: Coady Photography.   Former Argentinian mare Dona Bruja should appreciate a drop in class when she contests the 1 1/8-mile Cardinal Handicap (G3) at Churchill Downs Nov. 18. Dona Bruja (Storm Embrujado) arrived in the United States this year having won eight of her 10 starts in Argentina, including a grade one and three grade two races, and there hasn’t been much drop-off in [...]

Some Pick 4 thoughts for the Breeders’ Cup

Bolt d'Oro will be a popular anchor in Pick 4 betting. Pic: Benoit Photo. There’s no shortage of ways to play the Breeders’ Cup meet at Del Mar, but one of the most popular is the Pick 4. Trying to select the winner of one Breeders’ Cup race may seem hard enough, let alone four. But there are some ways to go about it. There are three Pick 4 bets offered on Breeders’ Cup races, one on Friday [...]