We look ahead to a big Saturday of stakes at Belmont Park and Keeneland. Look back at the career of Hoppertunity and welcome in the BARN Jury to discuss what BC races they're most looking forward to.
Del Mar - © Benoit Photo. Summer may have officially arrived in June, but for horsemen, racing fans, and bettors, the season doesn’t truly begin until the annual summer meets at Del Mar and Saratoga open for business in mid-July. Both meets are packed with rich stakes races that are expected to attract some of the most accomplished runners in the nation, as well as some of the most promising two-year-olds with 2019 Triple Crown aspirations. We’ve already taken [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Mubtaahij winning the 2017 Awesome Again Stakes - © Benoit Photo. Get ready—there’s a great race coming up at the “Great Race Place.” The historic $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) is set to be renewed for the 81st time on Saturday at Santa Anita Park. Commonly referred to as the “Big ‘Cap,” the ten-furlong race has been won through the years by some of the greatest horses in racing history, including Seabiscuit, Round Table, Affirmed, Spectacular Bid, John [...]
Diversify wins the 2017 Jockey Club Gold Cup. Pic: Coglianese Photos/Chelsea Durand. Held back from the Breeders’ Cup Classic despite winning the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) at Belmont Park, Diversify gets his chance at a second grade one victory in the 1 1/8-mile Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs Nov. 24. Diversify had won six of his nine starts, many in New York-bred races, when he tackled graded stakes company for the first time in the 1 ¼-mile [...]
It's finally Dubai World Cup Week! California Chrome, Mshawish, Frosted and Hoppertunity have put in the difficult work. The track is going to be tight, the fans will be out, and every racebook in the world will have their eyes on Dubai for the World Cup. This is the final 2016 Dubai World Cup Rankings. Because it's the final rankings, I'm going to let you know who I'm backing to win this Saturday's race. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P47YNu4YSUY 1. California Chrome [...]
Mshawish laid down the gauntlet in the 2016 Dubai World Cup with a dazzling display of talent in the Donn Handicap over the weekend. I predicted after Mshawish's Hal Hope win in January that he might become Todd Pletcher's dirt horse this year. So far, that appears to be the case. But, Mshawish won't be alone in this year's Dubai World Cup (Meydan, March 26). Even though it's looking like the Bob Baffert trained Dortmund is going to bypass the [...]