Letmeno steps up in TwinSpires Ellis Park Juvenile Stakes

Trainer Ian Wilkes isn’t known for sending out ready-to-win first-time starters, which is why his 2-year-old #2 Letmeno looms as an intriguing contender in Saturday’s $100,000 TwinSpires Ellis Park Juvenile Stakes at Ellis Park.

Saturday Spot Plays for Churchill Downs and Arlington Park

Classy Act winning an allowance race at Churchill Downs - Coady Photography With 25 stakes races scheduled to be run from coast to coast, Saturday will be a busy day for racing in North America. Churchill Downs and Arlington Park have both put together appealing cards, with Churchill offering two stakes races and Arlington providing a couple of quality allowance events. Why don’t we dig through the action and come up with a few spot plays? Churchill Downs [...]

Seven Maiden Winners Face Off in Demoiselle Stakes

Aqueduct (Coglianese Photo) Looking for a wide-open race to handicap this weekend? Well, considering that none of the seven entrants in Saturday’s $250,000 Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct have won more than a maiden race, it could take a bit of skill to determine which of these lightly-raced fillies is most likely to prevail. And it’s important to get a feel for these fillies as soon as possible since the Demoiselle Stakes is a “Road to the Kentucky [...]

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 [...]

This Week in the BARN

We had a fun week of shows on the BetAmerica Radio Network this week including speaking with a couple of trainers who have horses on the Derby trail. On Wednesdays show (CLICK HERE to listen) trainer Ian Wilkes joined us to talk about McCraken who recently missed a couple days of training and will have to skip the Tampa Bay Derby. Ian said McCraken came out of a work with some discomfort and he said "I'm thinking much more to [...]

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