How to bet the 2019 Arlington-Washington Futurity

There are no certainties in horse racing, but it seems reasonable to conclude #2 Vincent William will be tough to beat in Saturday’s $75,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity at Arlington International Racecourse.

Potential Derby Contenders Line Up March 2 at Fair Grounds

Racing at Fair Grounds - Photo by Hodges Photography Most handicappers this weekend will understandably be turning their attention to the stakes-packed Saturday card at Gulfstream Park, but players on the lookout for up-and-coming Kentucky Derby contenders are advised to check out the action at Fair Grounds as well. The nine-race Saturday card includes a trio of intriguing races for three-year-olds. The action kicks off with the $75,000 Black Gold Stakes, a one-mile turf event scheduled as the [...]

Empire Classic Handicap Leads Stakes-Packed Saturday Card at Belmont

Belmont Park - Chelsea Durand/Coglianese Photography On a busy day of racing at Belmont Park, with eight stakes races for New York-breds on the agenda, the $300,000 Empire Classic Handicap will deservedly serve as the afternoon’s feature race. The 1 1/8-mile event carries the richest purse on an eleven-race card offering a total of nearly $2 million in purse money, and the result is that eleven quality New York-breds have turned out to contest the Empire Classic. That includes [...]

Keying Synchrony in the Old Forester Turf Classic

Synchrony winning the Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. III) - Hodges Photography/Lou Hodges, Jr. The Kentucky Derby is undoubtedly the highlight of the Saturday card at Churchill Downs, but the stakes-packed day of racing includes many other competitive races as well, with one of the best being the $500,000 Old Forester Turf Classic Stakes (gr. I). Ten horses have been entered in the nine-furlong turf race, with the 5-2 morning line favorite being #10 Beach Patrol. Trained by Chad [...]