How to bet the stakes-laden Pick 4 on Jockey Club Derby Day

From out of nowhere, Belmont Park has turned a quiet, post-Labor Day weekend into a stakes-laden showpiece afternoon of racing.

Why I’m betting Spanish Mission in the Jockey Club Derby

David Simcock doesn’t send runners across the Atlantic very often, but since 2011 he’s compiled a 5-for-19 record in North America. That’s why we're excited to see Simcock send #9 Spanish Mission to contest the inaugural running of the $1 million Jockey Club Derby at Belmont Park.

How to bet the 2019 Saratoga Derby

Henley's Joy winning the Belmont Derby (G1) - Photo by NYRA/Coglianese Photos/Joe Labozzetta It’s safe to say many handicappers, particularly trip handicappers, will land on #4 Rockemperor as the most likely winner of Sunday’s $750,000 Saratoga Derby at Saratoga. The inaugural running of this rich, 1 3/16-mile race attracted the top five finishers from last month’s 1 1/4-mile Belmont Derby (G1) at Belmont Park, which isn't surprising since the two races comprise the first two legs of the [...]

Chad Brown brings two for Pennine Ridge Stakes

Demarchelier winning an allowance race - Keeneland Photo The $200,000 Pennine Ridge Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park is a young race, with its inaugural run in 2014, but already has found a productive place on the racing calendar. The 1 1/8-mile event, scheduled for June 1 this year, was created to serve as an annual springboard to the $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational (G1) in July at Belmont Park and has lived up to expectations. The last two [...]

Six Juvenile Stakes Races Scheduled for December 8th at Gulfstream Park

Gulfstream Park (Coglianese Photos) As part of an action-packed afternoon of racing on December 8th, Gulfstream Park will host not only the Clasico Internacional del Caribe series (showcasing some of the best horses from Latin America and the Caribbean), but also a half-dozen stakes races for two-year-olds. Those juvenile races comprise the first six events on the massive card, which kicks off at 11:50 p.m. Eastern. And since you never know where the next Kentucky Derby (gr. I) [...]