How to Bet the Commonwealth Cup

Royal Ascot - Photo by Horsephotos.com With only three previous renewals, Friday’s Commonwealth Cup (Eng-I) is one of the newest stakes races held at Royal Ascot each summer, but the six-furlong event has already earned a reputation as an exciting race that provides a stage on which future star sprinters can shine. An impressive 22 horses have been entered in this year’s Commonwealth Cup, so bettors will have plenty of promising horses to choose from. Trainer Aidan O’Brien [...]

Deep Field Assembles for John B. Connally Turf Cup

Bigger Picture (inside) winning the United Nations Stakes (gr. I) at Monmouth Park - Photo By Taylor Ejdys/EQUI-PHOTO It’s only January, but I’m willing to bet that a couple months could pass before we see another field of turf horses with as much quality as the group that has assembled for Sunday’s $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup (gr. III) at Sam Houston Race Park. The 1 ½-mile race could easily be mistaken for a Grade 2 or [...]

Actress, Miss Sky Warrior dominate Comely Stakes

Miss Sky Warrior wins the Demoiselle Stakes at Aqueduct. Photo: Coglianese Photos. Proven class is always worth following when trying to assess a race, and that’s what Miss Sky Warrior and Actress have in their favor in the 1 1/8-mile Comely Stakes (G3) for 3-year-old fillies at Aqueduct Nov. 24. Actress has only won once in six starts, but it was a good one – the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) at Pimlico May 19. Following that she finished [...]