Bankroll Builders for Friday and Saturday at Pimlico

In addition to the plethora of stakes races at Pimlico Race Course during Preakness Stakes weekend, there are also a number of competitive races on the Friday and Saturday undercard that offer horseplayers a chance to build their bankroll before the graded stakes events get rolling later on in the day. Here are a few horses I will be wagering on early in hopes of gaining some momentum and extra cash before the more prestigious events later in the card. [...]

How to Bet the Black-Eyed Susan/Preakness Stakes Daily Double

The biggest racing weekend of the year in Maryland is upon us and that means the Grade 2 $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes on Friday followed by the Grade 1 $1.5 million dollar Preakness Stakes on Saturday afternoon. In addition to all of the wagering opportunities available daily at Pimlico Race Course, there is a multi-day Daily Double featuring each day’s main event. Here are my thoughts on the two big races: Race 11, Friday, Black-Eyed Susan Stakes The mile and an [...]

Youth Versus Experience in the Jim McKay Turf Sprint Stakes

Hogy winning the Canadian Turf Stakes (gr. III) - Lauren King/Coglianese Photography Veterans, up-and-comers, specialists sticking with their forte, plus newcomers looking to shake things up—there’s something for everyone in Friday’s $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint Stakes at Pimlico Racecourse. Held at five furlongs on turf, the Jim McKay Turf Sprint has attracted ten horses that bring a wide variety of form and experience into the race. For example, there’s the unbeaten Imprimis, a lightly-raced four-year-old that compiled a [...]