Betting Regional Class Advantages, Part 2

Coady Photography In a recent article here on BetAmerica, we discussed how regional class advantages can exist throughout the sport of horse racing and produce to profitable wagering opportunities. Our first example noted how turf horses from the East Coast tend to be superior to their counterparts from the West Coast, but when we turn our attention to dirt racing, the picture looks very different. Specifically, when it comes to three-year-old dirt horses—Kentucky Derby candidates—the west has been [...]

After Triple Crown 3 Year Old Division Predictions

The Triple Crown is in the books!  Creator nipped Destin by a nose at the wire to win the Belmont Stakes, the third and final jewel of the crown, on Saturday, June 11. Time to move on to Saratoga! Nobody could have expected this year's Triple Crown to match last year's. American Pharoah broke a 37 year Triple Crown drought. It was something that we may never see again the rest of our lives. This year was about good horses [...]

Nyquist Lost Triple Crown but Could Still be a Great Horse

It looked like he might do it. The undefeated, best three-year-old in the world appeared to switch to another gear as his biggest rival took to the rail. Jockey Mario Gonzalez pulled Nyquist out deep in the stretch of the 2016 Preakness Stakes. That's when it appeared that Nyquist would run past Exaggerator. The gutsy horse kicked it in for a moment, but the damage had been done. Even a tough horse like Nyquist couldn't keep it going after running a [...]

Kentucky Derby Top Five In Points Standings

Gun Runner holds off Foreveamo. (Photo by Fair Grounds) The Kentucky Derby is on May 7 this year. What it means is that the Derby will take place 2 weeks from this Saturday. It's time to start handicapping the race! Too early, you say?  I don't think so. It's highly likely that the 20 horses listed in the point standings, with the exception of Cupid whom Bob Baffert has already declared from the race, will make it to [...]

BARN Weekend Pick 3–4/11/16

1. Santa Anita Derby   Exaggerator splashing home in the SA Derby (Photo by Casey Phillips/Eclipse Sportswire/Getty Images Exaggerator relished the slop and blew away his rivals in what I thought was the most impressive performance of the three big Derby preps on Saturday. He was a mile back early and halfway through the race I thought Kent was nuts for being sixteen lengths back. Shows you why I’m not a jockey, cause he came flying on the [...]