Horses to bet (and bet against) in the American Pharoah Stakes

Horses break from the starting gate at Santa Anita (Photo by Alex Evers/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders Cup) On Friday at approximately 4:30 p.m. PT, racing fans and handicappers across the country will turn their attention to Santa Anita for the $300,000 American Pharoah Stakes (G1). This 1 1/16-mile “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the November 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) also serves as a “Road to the Kentucky Derby” prep race that offers 10 qualification points to the winner. There is [...]

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Top 5: Maiden winners shaping up strong

Who do you view as the top contenders for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile? Here is our Top 5.

Analyzing a wild edition of the Del Mar Futurity

Whether the 2019 Del Mar Futurity (G1) produces another top runner is open to debate. Anyone who watched the summer feature for 2-year-olds on Labor Day had to come away befuddled by its unusual result.