We look back at the weekend racing action from across the country including the Preakness Stakes, Black-Eyed Susan, Pimlico Special, Louisville Stakes, and much more!
Point of Honor winning the Suncoast Stakes - © SV Photography I know, I know. When we were handicapping the Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs two weeks ago, we all thought there was a ton of speed in the race, only to watch in disbelief as Serengeti Empress shook loose on an uncontested lead and won in gate-to-wire fashion. But that frustrating turn of events won’t stop me from making the same declaration about Friday’s $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan [...]
Cordmaker winning the Harrison E. Johnson Memorial - © Jim McCue Photography In my opinion handicappers looking to play Friday’s $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) at Pimlico have two options for determining which horse to bet. The quickest solution—one that probably stands as good a chance as any at picking the winner—is to pull a name from a hat. Or throw a dart. Or ask your dog. Or whatever other means you use for making random decisions. You have [...]
Preakness Stakes week at Pimlico Race Course means more than just the Preakness race, as there is a bevy of added money action on both Friday and Saturday at Old Hilltop. To help you navigate these big days of racing, Ed DeRosa welcomes John Scheinman to the BetAmerica.com Radio Network How To Bet Horse Racing Podcast. Scheinman is a Maryland-based handicapper and multiple Eclipse Award-winning Turf writer. For handicapping reports for Preakness week at Pimlico, CLICK HERE.
Justify winning the Preakness Stakes (G1) - Jim McCue Photography The 144th running of the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) is coming up May 18 at Pimlico, and considering the drama and controversy that surrounded the outcome of the Kentucky Derby, there’s no telling what the action in Baltimore might yield. In a perfect world we would all travel to Baltimore to watch the race in person, but for those of us who can’t make the trip, NBC Sports [...]
Anothertwistafate winning the El Camino Real Derby - © Vassar Photography/Shane Micheli Most years you can expect the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico to be won by a tried-and-true Triple Crown contender who ran in the Kentucky Derby (G1) two weeks prior. The stats are impressive: 31 of the last 35 Preakness winners exited a start in the Kentucky Derby. So it’s safe to say “new shooters” have been at a disadvantage in the second leg of the [...]
Improbable winning the Los Alamitos Futurity (G1) - © Benoit Photo Which horses are expected to compete in the 2019 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico? At this point, a better question might be “which horses are not expected to compete in the Preakness?” The potential field for the second leg of the Triple Crown is still in flux, but it’s safe to say the biggest names will be absent from the May 18 classic. Country House, the official [...]
Santa Anita Park - © Breeders' Cup/Todd Buchanan 2014 Planning to visit a Thoroughbred racetrack or a major sports venue in the near future? Why not check two goals off your bucket list at the same time? Major racetracks and sports stadiums are frequently located in close proximity to each other, so sports fans can potentially visit both during a single trip to a big city. Need some ideas? Here are some prominent sports venues located within 30 [...]
Justify winning the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) - Jim McCue Photography Horse racing fans were treated to some highly memorable moments in 2018. From Justify’s sweep of the Triple Crown to Accelerate’s season-defining victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, the racing year was packed with exciting action and thrilling finishes. As a result, trying to define the single greatest race of the year is a task easier said than done, and one fraught with caveats and clarifications. Are [...]
Justify winning the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) - Jim McCue Photography At this point, is there anything left to say about the unbeaten Justify, who brought his record to a perfect 5-for-5 with a gutsy win in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico? We knew he had speed and talent—he showed that while winning his first three starts in easy fashion with blazing speed figures. And he showed that he can carry his speed over classic distances [...]