How to Bet the 2019 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

Point of Honor winning the Suncoast Stakes - © SV Photography I know, I know. When we were handicapping the Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs two weeks ago, we all thought there was a ton of speed in the race, only to watch in disbelief as Serengeti Empress shook loose on an uncontested lead and won in gate-to-wire fashion. But that frustrating turn of events won’t stop me from making the same declaration about Friday’s $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan [...]

How to Bet the 2019 Pimlico Special

Cordmaker winning the Harrison E. Johnson Memorial - © Jim McCue Photography In my opinion handicappers looking to play Friday’s $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) at Pimlico have two options for determining which horse to bet. The quickest solution—one that probably stands as good a chance as any at picking the winner—is to pull a name from a hat. Or throw a dart. Or ask your dog. Or whatever other means you use for making random decisions. You have [...]

When and Where to Watch the 2019 Preakness Stakes

Justify winning the Preakness Stakes (G1) - Jim McCue Photography The 144th running of the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) is coming up May 18 at Pimlico, and considering the drama and controversy that surrounded the outcome of the Kentucky Derby, there’s no telling what the action in Baltimore might yield. In a perfect world we would all travel to Baltimore to watch the race in person, but for those of us who can’t make the trip, NBC Sports [...]

Bankroll Builders for Friday and Saturday at Pimlico

In addition to the plethora of stakes races at Pimlico Race Course during Preakness Stakes weekend, there are also a number of competitive races on the Friday and Saturday undercard that offer horseplayers a chance to build their bankroll before the graded stakes events get rolling later on in the day. Here are a few horses I will be wagering on early in hopes of gaining some momentum and extra cash before the more prestigious events later in the card. [...]

How to Bet the Black-Eyed Susan/Preakness Stakes Daily Double

The biggest racing weekend of the year in Maryland is upon us and that means the Grade 2 $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes on Friday followed by the Grade 1 $1.5 million dollar Preakness Stakes on Saturday afternoon. In addition to all of the wagering opportunities available daily at Pimlico Race Course, there is a multi-day Daily Double featuring each day’s main event. Here are my thoughts on the two big races: Race 11, Friday, Black-Eyed Susan Stakes The mile and an [...]

Keying Sara Street in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

My Miss Lilly (#6) edging Sara Street (dark blue silks) in the Gazelle Stakes - Photo by Viola Jasko/Adam Coglianese Photography Not to rain on the parade, but it sounds like there will literally be rain on the post parade for Friday’s $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) at Pimlico Racecourse. Only one of the ten fillies entered in the nine-furlong event has ever won a graded stakes races, and only one other has placed at that level, [...]

Black-Eyed Susan Card Kicks Off Preakness Weekend

At one time the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes card one day before the Preakness Stakes was something of an afterthought, but in recent years it has taken on a life of its own and Friday afternoon, despite several violent storms in the area that produced lightning, heavy rain and even hail, more than 50,000 fans were on hand for the stellar program. In the Grade II, $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes for three-year-old fillies, Actress (Nik Juarez) overcame her 13-1 price and [...]

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