Del Mar Late Pick 4 Analysis- Saturday July 21st

The first Saturday afternoon late Pick 4 of the 2018 Del Mar summer meeting is a good one. The four-race sequence that commences in Race 7 and concludes with the finale in Race 10 gets rolling with the Grade 2 San Diego Handicap followed by an extremely competitive rendition of the Grade 2 San Clemente. Here are my thoughts: Race 7: San Diego Handicap The prep for the one-million-dollar Pacific Classic gets things rolling. The mile and a sixteenth event [...]

How to Bet the Grade 2 Suburban

The New York Racing Association has put together a strong stakes laden card this Saturday afternoon that includes five-graded stakes races over the 11-race slate. The Grade 1 Belmont Derby and the Grade 1 Belmont Oaks attracted world class fields and will receive the most attention, but the Grade 2 Suburban also drew a competitive group of older handicap horses for the mile and a quarter trek over the main track. The field is led by a pair of runners [...]

How to Bet the Exacta

Hoppertunity (left) finishing second in the Fayette Stakes (gr. II) - Keeneland Photo/Coady Photography If you’re just getting started betting on horse races, you might be confused by the multitudes of wagering options available, with many types boasting unusual names that aren’t necessarily self-explanatory. But never fear—BetAmerica is here to help! We’ll introduce you to the different types of bets, explain the terminology, and provide tips on how to effectively structure your tickets. Let's kick things off by [...]

Keeler Johnson’s Breeders’ Cup Classic Top 10 — 6/25/18

Justify winning the Kentucky Derby - Coady Photography Get ready, everyone! The Triple Crown is over and less than 4 ½ months remain until the 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs, which means it’s time to start ranking the top contenders for each race. In this new weekly series, I’ll rotate through the thirteen different Breeders’ Cup divisions, focusing on one or two races per week while placing an emphasis on the Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I), [...]

How to Bet the Gold Cup at Santa Anita

City of Light winning the Malibu Stakes (gr. I) -© BENOIT PHOTO Santa Anita Park takes center stage on Saturday afternoon as “The Great Race Place” offers racing fans three graded stakes events headlined by the $500,000 Grade 1 Gold Cup. The fifth race on the nine-race card concludes the early Pick 5, and gets the late sequence started making it an extremely important race for horizontal players. Here are my thoughts: The mile and a quarter distance [...]

How to Bet the Californian Stakes

Horses break from the starting gate at Santa Anita (Photo by Alex Evers/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders Cup) The field might be small, but I’m intrigued by the handicapping challenge offered by Saturday’s $200,000 Californian Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita. Six horses will face the starter in this nine-furlong prep for the Gold Cup at Santa Anita (gr. I), with the clear 8-5 choice on the morning line being #4 Dr. Dorr. Trained by Bob Baffert, who won this race [...]