Top trainers vie for 2019 Eclipse Award

Who will win the 2019 Eclipse Award for outstanding trainer? There are plenty of accomplished candidates to choose from, a testament to the quality of racing (and training) in 2019.

Sophomores look strong in 2019 Pan Zareta Stakes

Will a 3-year-old filly defeat her elders in Saturday’s $75,000 Pan Zareta Stakes at Fair Grounds? It’s certainly within the realm of possibility.

How to bet the Remington Springboard Mile

At first glance Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen appears to have Sunday’s $400,000 Remington Springboard Mile Stakes surrounded, but a Kentucky invader is our pick.

Betting a double on Commonwealth Turf day

Spectacular Gem winning the Jefferson Cup Stakes - Coady Photography Churchill Downs has arranged a competitive afternoon of racing for Saturday, November 9, with the last half of the 11-race card especially appealing. The late Pick 4 sequence starting in the eighth race could feature as many as 42 starters. That kind of sequence can trigger a big payoff, if you’re fortunate enough to uncover the winning combination. Players on a budget will have options, too. The enticing [...]

Breeders’ Cup Turf Top 5: It it Bricks and Mortar’s year?

Bricks and Mortar winning the Pegasus World Cup Turf (gr. I) - Photo by Ashley Blum/Adam Coglianese Photography While the field for the November 2 Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) at Santa Anita remains in flux, one thing seems certain—it won’t be the strongest renewal ever contested. With defending winner Enable passing the race—and with fellow European standouts Waldgeist, Sottsass and Japan seemingly unlikely to run—the potential field has lost some of its star power. On the other hand, [...]

Spot plays for the 2019 “Super Saturday” Breeders’ Cup preps

Vino Rosso winning the Wood Memorial (gr. II) - Photo by Chelsea Durand/Coglianese Photography Five weeks out from the 2019 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita, eight “Win and You’re In” prep races will be conducted September 27-29, including a quartet of prestigious events Saturday. A pair of grade 1 races at Belmont Park will be followed by two more top-level prizes at Santa Anita. Some of the most heralded Breeders’ Cup contenders will take the spotlight in these [...]

Trainers to watch and wager on at Churchill Downs’ September meet

To help you identify the trainers most likely to produce profitable plays, we’ve used Statsmaster to compile a list of trainers to watch based on the results of the last five September meets at Churchill Downs.

How to bet the exotics in the 2019 Prioress Stakes

Break Even winning the Eight Belles Stakes (gr. II) - Coady Photography On paper, Saturday’s $250,000 Prioress Stakes (G2) at Saratoga is shaping up to be a race between two just competitors—#3 Break Even and the clock. That’s how dominant Break Even appears to be in this six-furlong sprint for three-year-old fillies. Trained by Brad Cox, the daughter of Country Day has gone undefeated in six starts, repeatedly using her blazing speed to sprint her rivals off their feet. With [...]

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Top 10: Sistercharlie still on top

Although we’re still 2 1/2 months away from the 2019 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita, a clear favorite has already emerged for the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1).

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.