Bob Baffert at Saratoga - Photo by Courtney Heeney/Coglianese Photography With the 2019 Saratoga summer meet opening July 11, it’s time to formulate our plan of attack for handicapping the multitude of high-quality races. Determining which trainers to bet under which circumstances is a good place to start. After analyzing five years of Saratoga trainer statistics available through StatsMaster, I’ve compiled a list of trainers to watch (and wager on) during the Saratoga meet. With a bit of [...]
Delta Prince winning the Maker's 46 Mile (G1) - Keeneland Photo Six months ago, I penned an article here on BetAmerica titled “Betting Regional Classic Advantages,” in which I noted how turf horses from the East Coast tend to be superior to their West Coast counterparts, a fact handicappers can use to their advantage. Certainly I have enjoyed success betting East Coast shippers in major California turf races, and I’ll follow this lucrative approach once again in the [...]
We discuss the news of the day including Irish War Cry's retirement, Firenze Fire's Breeders' Cup decision, West Coast and Arrogate meeting up in the Awesome Again, and more. Then we welcome in New York based trainer Jimmy Jerkens to talk about some of his horses, his career, training for Mr. Stronach and more.
Holy Helena winning the Sheepshead Bay Stakes - Photo by NYRA/Adam Coglianese Photography Two fillies with win streaks against vastly different levels of competition will face off in Friday’s $600,000 New York Stakes (gr. II) going 1 ¼ miles over the inner turf course at Belmont Park. Holy Helena is 3-for-3 this year and enters the New York Stakes off wins in the The Very One Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream and the Sheepshead Bay Stakes (gr. II) [...]
Turf racing at Belmont Park - Photo by Coglianese Photography Although most handicappers this Saturday will have their eyes on Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby, it could also pay to keep an eye on what transpires at Belmont Park. Three graded stakes races are on the agenda, including the $200,000 Sheepshead Bay Stakes (gr. II), an 11-furlong turf race for fillies and mares that has attracted a field of seven starters. The two-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Chad [...]