Keeler Johnson’s Breeders’ Cup Classic Top 10 – 7/16/18

West Coast winning the Travers Stakes (gr. I) - Photo by NYRA/Coglianese Photos/Chris Rahayel Suffice to say, a lot has happened since I published my first ranking of the Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) contenders back in June. With the uncertainty surrounding the racing future of Triple Crown winner Justify, I have decided to at least temporarily remove him from my Top 10. He’ll rejoin my list when or if he resumes serious training. In the meantime, here’s [...]

Keeler Johnson’s Breeders’ Cup Classic Top 10 — 6/25/18

Justify winning the Kentucky Derby - Coady Photography Get ready, everyone! The Triple Crown is over and less than 4 ½ months remain until the 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs, which means it’s time to start ranking the top contenders for each race. In this new weekly series, I’ll rotate through the thirteen different Breeders’ Cup divisions, focusing on one or two races per week while placing an emphasis on the Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I), [...]

Keying Bee Jersey in the Metropolitan Handicap

Bee Jersey winning an allowance race at Oaklawn Park - Coady Photography If you’re looking for a great betting race to play this Saturday, look no further than the $1.2 million Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park. The historic “Met Mile” has drawn eleven starters, but lacks a clear standout. As a result, the odds on several appealing contenders could be enticing and open up the possibility of making a truly memorable score. Generally speaking, I prefer [...]