Avie’s Flatter can take the spotlight in Breeders’ Stakes

Avie's Flatter winning the Transylvania Stakes (G3) - Keeneland Photo The third time might be the charm for #7 Avie’s Flatter in the $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes at Woodbine, the final leg of the Canadian Triple Crown. Avie’s Flatter performed admirably without a victory in the first two legs of the challenging series. In the 1 1/4-mile Queen’s Plate Stakes over the Woodbine Tapeta track, Avie’s Flatter tracked the pace but couldn’t quite wear down the leader on his [...]

Why I’m betting Varenka in the Lake Placid Stakes

Handicappers have grown accustomed to watching trainer Chad Brown dominate North America’s major turf races for fillies and mares. But victory might not be a certainty for Brown’s fillies in Saturday’s $200,000 Lake Placid Stakes (G2) at Saratoga.

Why Point of Honor won’t lose the Alabama Stakes

A mile and a quarter is a distance fillies and mares rarely run on dirt in North America, which makes the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (G1) at Saratoga an intriguing handicapping challenge.

Will Uni defeat males in the Fourstardave Handicap?

Don't be afraid to bet Uni just because she is taking on males at Arlington.

How to play the Arlington Million Pick 4

The all-stakes Pick 4 at Arlington, which features three grade 1 events, will be in the spotlight Saturday.

Valid Point offers value in 2019 Secretariat Stakes

Valid Point is stepping up sharply in class, but he can spring a mild surprise at a better price than his Chad Brown-trained stablemate.

Bricks and Mortar stands out in 2019 Arlington Million

A leading candidate for Horse of the Year honors will take center stage in Saturday’s $1 million Arlington Million (G1) at Arlington Park.

Sistercharlie looks unstoppable in 2019 Beverly D. Stakes

The prestigious $600,000 Beverly D. Stakes (G1) at Arlington Park has been contested 29 times, and while it might be hard to believe, no filly or mare has ever won the race more than once.

Halfway through Saratoga, which jockeys are riding strongest?

With four weeks down and four still to come at the 2019 Saratoga summer meet, a handful of jockeys have reaped most of the victories.

Halfway through Saratoga, which trainers are excelling?

As we enter the fifth week of racing, now seems like the perfect time to review Statsmaster’s trainer statistics for the Saratoga meet and determine which trainers are excelling in certain conditions.