How to bet the Penn Mile and MATCH Series

Penn National Race Course's marquee race is the Penn Mile, which headlines a marquee card in Central Pennsylvania featuring MATCH Series races and a trio of 15% takeout Pick 4s. Former Turf writing adversaries Ed DeRosa (of Thoroughbred Times) and Tom Lamarra (of Blood Horse) have moved on in their careers and join forces to handicap the Penn Mile card with host Ed landing on a 10-to-1 morning line choice. For FREE Penn Mile Ultimate Past Performances from, CLICK [...]

Why I’m betting Forty Under in the 2019 Penn Mile

Forty Under training at Churchill Downs - © Scott Serio/Eclipse Sportswire/CSM Saturday’s $500,000 Penn Mile Stakes (G2) at Penn National is stacked with accomplished 3-year-old turf runners, but despite the competitive look of the race, I’m expecting #5 Forty Under to deliver a winning performance. After he finished ninth in his debut sprinting on dirt at Saratoga last summer, Forty Under switched to turf, stretched out to 1 1/16 miles and promptly sprung a 20-1 upset in another [...]

Keying Hawkish in the Penn Mile Stakes

Maraud winning the American Turf Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs - Coady Photography The $500,000 Penn Mile Stakes (gr. II) at Penn National has only been run five times, but with a list of winners that includes the Breeders’ Cup champions Bobby’s Kitten and Catch a Glimpse, the one-mile turf race has already stamped itself as a quality event worthy of its Grade 2 status. In my opinion, the 2018 renewal is shaping up to be a [...]

Penn National Offers Three Stakes on Wednesday

While many Americans will be on the highways on Wednesday afternoon and evening attempting to get to their various destinations for Thanksgiving Day and the weekend that follows, thoroughbred racing fans will focus their attention on the first four races at Penn National tomorrow evening when the track offers a trio of stakes that should prove appetizing. Wednesday's third race is the latest edition of the $75,000 Blue Mountain Juvenile Fillies for Pennsylvania-bred two-year-old fillies and the race features a [...]

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