How to Bet the Beholder Mile

Unique Bella winning the Santa Ynez Stakes (gr. II) - Benoit Photo Saturday’s feature at Santa Anita Park is the $400,000 Grade 1 Beholder Mile.The race named for the star Richard Mandella trainee only drew a field of six, but it does not lack star power given the presence of Unique Bella, Vale Dori and Paradise Woods. Don Alberto Stable’s #6 Unique Bella makes her first start since a poor break led to a disappointing second place effort [...]

Breeders’ Cup opens up discussion on 2018 Kentucky Derby

Firenze Fire (left) and Good Magic are both in the conversation about potential 2018 Kentucky Derby prospects. Photo: Coglianese Photos. Before the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, it seemed clear that Bolt d’Oro was not only going to win, he’d be a clear favorite for the 2018 Kentucky Derby. Now, with the race run and Bolt d’Oro finishing third, it’s not so obvious. Bolt d’Oro (Medaglia d’Oro) may have been suffering for his huge FrontRunner Stakes (G1) performance, and with [...]

Celebrating Beholder, My Top 5

ARCADIA, CA - NOV 04: Beholder #8, ridden by Gary Stevens, wins the Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff at Santa Anita Park on November 4, 2016 in Arcadia, California. (Photo by Michael McInally/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders Cup) One of the greatest racehorses, not just one of the greatest mares, to ever run, ran her last race this past Nov. 4, 2016. Beholder, after 5 incredible years of racing, has gone to the farm. She was, without any doubt, one of the [...]

Breeders Cup Classic Rankings Top 5 with Personal Odds

It's time to get down to this year's Breeders Cup Classic rankings. Unlike last year, which became somewhat of a downer after American Pharoah was left to pretty much run against himself, this year is loaded. Arrogate, a Bob Baffert charge, stormed to an easy win in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes this past Saturday. He broke the track record. California Chrome and Beholder showed their class in the Grade 1 Pacific Classic. Frosted has been a monster all summer [...]