Keeneland: 9 Breeders’ Cup preps on the agenda for opening week

Elate winning the Fleur de Lis Handicap (G2) - Coady Photography On a huge opening weekend of racing at Keeneland, nine “Win and You’re In” qualifiers for the November 1-2 Breeders’ Cup will be conducted. With the action spread across Friday, Saturday and Sunday, you won’t want to miss a single day of racing. To help you stay up to speed, here’s a quick rundown of all Keeneland’s Breeders’ Cup preps, including race numbers and post times (all [...]

Ransom the Moon Defeats Roy H Again in Bing Crosby Stakes

Ransom the Moon winning the Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar - © BENOIT PHOTO If you were experiencing feelings of déjà vu while watching Saturday’s $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar, it’s certainly understandable. Remarkably, the top two finishers in the six-furlong sprint were the same this year as in 2017, with Ransom the Moon beating favored Roy H to the finish line. But Saturday’s renewal was different in one noteworthy respect—unlike [...]

How to Bet the Bing Crosby Stakes

Roy H winning the Breeders' Cup Sprint - Photo by Alex Evers/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders Cup A champion will return to the races on Saturday at Del Mar, but his presence certainly hasn’t scared away any opposition. The horse in question is #3 Roy H, named champion male sprinter of 2017 following a near-perfect 5-for-6 campaign that culminated with a win in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I). The race in question is the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I), [...]

Keeler Johnson’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint Top 10 – 7/27/18

Chief Cicatriz winning the Aristides Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs - Coady Photography As part of my ongoing “Breeders’ Cup Top 10” series, I decided this week to rank my Top 10 contenders for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I) at Churchill Downs. Given the large number of talented sprinters in North America, this was not an easy list to compile. I chose to leave off such prominent runners as Mind Your Biscuits, who might be [...]