How to Bet the Grade 1 Santa Margarita

Mopotism (left) scores a narrow victory in the La Canada Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita - © Benoit Photo The Santa Margarita Stakes lost its star attraction when champion Unique Bella defected from the first Grade 1 race of the year for older females in favor of the second--the Apple Blossom on April 14th at Oaklawn-- because of missed training. The absence of Unique Bella might have taken star power away from the $400,000 race on Saturday [...]

Great opportunities at Claiming Crown

Nassau Stakes winner Starship Jubilee is one of the best horses contesting the 2017 Claiming Crown races at Gulfstream Park. Pic: Michael Burns Photography. While there are grade one races and prep races for the Kentucky Derby and Oaks this weekend, some of the best betting opportunities are at the Claiming Crown meeting at Gulfstream Park. The day features nine rich races for claiming horses. All the Claiming Crown races are worth at least $110,000, with the 1 [...]