2019 Kentucky Derby Day: Scratches and an Early Pick 5 Play

King Zachary winning the Matt Winn Stakes (G3) - Coady Photography Happy Kentucky Derby Day! Conditions at Churchill Downs are officially fast and firm for the start of the 14-race Derby Day card, which kicks off at 10:30 p.m. ET. But there’s a strong chance of rain in the afternoon, so keep an eye on the weather since conditions could deteriorate as the day progresses. As of 9:13 p.m. ET, scratches and rider changes are as follows: Race [...]

2018 Breeders’ Cup Race Order, Post Times, and Wagering Menu

On the same day that pre-entries for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships were released, the Breeders' Cup also revealed the official schedule of races and wagering opportunities for the two-day event. The action will kick off on Friday, November 2nd at 12:55 p.m. Eastern, with five Breeders’ Cup races among the ten events on the Churchill Downs card. The following day, a twelve-race card featuring nine Breeders’ Cup races will get underway at 10:45 a.m. Eastern. $2 WPS, $1 exactas, [...]

Miss Mo Mentum Looks Tough in Hut Hut Stakes

Miss Mo Mentum winning an allowance race at Churchill Downs (Coady Photography) If you’re planning to play the stakes-filled Saturday card at Gulfstream Park, deciphering the first race is going to be important. After all, the first race—the one-mile Hut Hut Stakes—kicks off a Pick 5 comprised entirely of stakes races for two-year-olds, and since betting on lightly-raced juveniles can be a tricky proposition, it would be nice to start the day with a confident play. In looking [...]