How to Bet the King’s Stand Stakes

Lady Aurelia winning the 2017 Giant's Causeway Stakes - Keeneland Photo/Coady Photography The prestigious five-day Royal Ascot meeting in England kicks off with a bang on June 19th, with three Group 1 events among the six races on the opening-day card. Royal Ascot has seen a marked increase in participation from North American runners over the last decade or so, and arguably no horse has carried the North American banner better than Lady Aurelia, the Wesley Ward-trained filly [...]

Lessons from tough Breeders’ Cup for punters

World Approval was one of just two favorites to win at the Breeders' Cup. Pic: Coglianese Photos/Susie Raisher. OK, hands up – who out there thought Mor Spirit, Moonshine Memories, Unique Bella, Lady Aurelia, Lady Eli, Drefong, and Bolt d’Oro would all be beaten at the Breeders’ Cup? It’s not often that only two one of the 13 Breeders’ Cup favorites win, as happened at Del Mar this year. But in an unpredictable year, only World Approval and [...]

Lady Aurelia favored for Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

Lady Aurelia should be tough to beat in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint. Photo: Keeneland/Coady Photography. On the form book, the Turf Sprint looks like it should be a match race between the high-class fillies Lady Aurelia and Marsha. However, the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint is the type of race where the form book can go wrong. Lady Aurelia and Marsha come into the race with great form in Europe. Lady Aurelia scored a decisive three-length victory in [...]