Evaluating shippers coming into Southern California

Assessing the chances of horses shipping into the west coast from out of town can often be the difference between a big score and a losing day in Southern California. Whether it be Arizona based horses shipping in for low level claiming events or East Coast based stars flying in for a graded stakes race, having a method for analyzing these “out of towners” chances of winning races is extremely important. Here are a few questions I ask myself each [...]

Preakness Stakes could be instant replay of Derby

When the post positions were drawn for the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes this Saturday afternoon at Pimlico Race Course, the compact field of eight three-year-olds would be almost equally divided among those horses that competed in the Kentucky Derby and three "new shooters" who will look to make their presence known at big prices. Heading the list is American Pharoah, who lived up to his role as the 5-2 favorite in the Kentucky Derby when he rallied from just [...]