Saudi Cup: Gift Box could surprise more heralded rivals

Maximum Security, McKinzie, or Midnight Bisou? The three “Ms” are dominating early discussions of the inaugural $20 million Saudi Cup at King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Saudi Arabia, scheduled to take place Feb. 29.

2020 racing preview: 5 races you won’t want to miss

With 2020 just around the corner, now seems like the perfect time to look ahead at the coming year and examine a handful of the best Thoroughbred races on the agenda.

Year in review: Top 5 horse racing upsets of 2019

With multiple divisions producing chaos throughout the year, narrowing down a list of the five greatest upsets in 2019 is easier said than done.

Playing the multi-race bets on Breeders’ Cup Saturday

Horses break from the starting gate at Santa Anita (Photo by Alex Evers/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders Cup) Looking to play the appealing multi-race wagers on Breeders’ Cup Saturday? Then you’ve come to the right place. The November 2 card at Santa Anita is stacked with challenging exotic wagers like the Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 5, and Pick 6. If you can identify the right horses to play and pick enough winners in a row, you could be rewarded with [...]

How to bet the Breeders’ Cup Classic and Distaff

Higher Power winning the Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar - © Benoit Photo Saturday, November 2 is going to be a fantastic day for horse racing fans and bettors alike. On a huge afternoon at Santa Anita Park, the best fillies and mares in North America will take the spotlight in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1), while colts and geldings (plus one brave mare) will square off in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1). [...]

How to bet vertical wagers at the Breeders’ Cup

Multi-races wagers might be among the most popular betting options at the Breeders’ Cup, but if you have a strong opinion about the probable outcome of a single race, "vertical" wagers are the way to go.

Breeders’ Cup Classic Top 5: Who’s left?

Code of Honor (outside) and Vino Rosso hit the wire together in the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) - Photo by Janet Garaguso/Coglianese Photography/NYRA Every few weeks throughout the summer, I’ve ranked the top 10 contenders for the November 2 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Santa Anita. But this week I’ve elected to cut my list down to five. With injuries and defections weakening the division, I’m having trouble coming up with a full list. Two-time Dubai World [...]

Spot plays for the 2019 “Super Saturday” Breeders’ Cup preps

Vino Rosso winning the Wood Memorial (gr. II) - Photo by Chelsea Durand/Coglianese Photography Five weeks out from the 2019 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita, eight “Win and You’re In” prep races will be conducted September 27-29, including a quartet of prestigious events Saturday. A pair of grade 1 races at Belmont Park will be followed by two more top-level prizes at Santa Anita. Some of the most heralded Breeders’ Cup contenders will take the spotlight in these [...]

Breeders’ Cup Classic Top 12: Your guess is as good as mine

If you have any clue which horse will emerge victorious in the November 2 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Santa Anita, I applaud you. You’re one step ahead of me and perhaps 95% of the remaining handicapping world.