How to play the Stephen Foster Day all-stakes Pick 4

Churchill Downs - Coady Photography Six weeks after the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs will return to the spotlight with a terrific evening of racing Saturday. The 11-race card features five consecutive graded stakes races, so fans of multi-race wagers will have plenty of all-stakes options to choose from. My personal focus will be on the Pick 4, which kicks off in the sixth race. I’ve previewed each race separately for BetAmerica, but since intra-race and multi-race wagers require [...]

Why I’m betting Admission Office in the Wise Dan Stakes

Admission Office winning a Keeneland allowance race - Keeneland Photo A wide post draw in a large field is less than ideal, but when 14 horses assemble for Saturday’s $250,000 Wise Dan Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs, my money will be on #12 Admission Office. This lightly raced 4-year-old son of Point of Entry has never missed the exacta in six starts, and he’s shown particular promise this year. In his 2019 debut—his first run for current trainer [...]

How to Bet the Commonwealth Turf Stakes

Churchill Downs - Coady Photography Seemingly every time we turn around, Ken and Sarah Ramsey have been named the leading owner at another Churchill Downs race meet, so it’s hardly surprising to see that they will start one of the favorites in Saturday’s $100,000 Commonwealth Turf Stakes (gr. III) at the Louisville racetrack. Their entrant is #3 Sniper Kitten, a son of their wildly successful racehorse-turned-stallion Kitten’s Joy. After finishing fourth in his debut, Sniper Kitten rattled off [...]

Spot Plays for Holy Bull Day at Gulfstream Park

Enticed wins the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs (Coady Photo/Churchill Downs) The Pegasus World Cup may be in the rearview mirror, but Gulfstream Park has yet another strong card on tap for Saturday afternoon headlined by the Grade 2 Holy Bull. With five graded stakes events scattered over the 12-race slate, there are plenty of options for those that prefer gambling on the highest quality of thoroughbreds. However, my favorite wagers on the card outside of [...]