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 [...]

How to Bet the Commonwealth Turf Stakes

Churchill Downs - Coady Photography Seemingly every time we turn around, Ken and Sarah Ramsey have been named the leading owner at another Churchill Downs race meet, so it’s hardly surprising to see that they will start one of the favorites in Saturday’s $100,000 Commonwealth Turf Stakes (gr. III) at the Louisville racetrack. Their entrant is #3 Sniper Kitten, a son of their wildly successful racehorse-turned-stallion Kitten’s Joy. After finishing fourth in his debut, Sniper Kitten rattled off [...]

Mr. Misunderstood out to extend unbeaten turf run

Mr. Misunderstood wins the Jefferson Cup Stakes to maintain his unbeaten record on turf. Pic: Coady Photography/Churchill Downs. Mr. Misunderstood looks to cement his position as one of the rising stars of the North American turf with a graded stakes victory in the 1 1/8-mile Commonwealth Turf Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs Nov. 11. The Brad Cox-trained Archarcharch gelding was perhaps a little misunderstood early in his career, running three times on dirt in his first four starts [...]