How to play the Stephen Foster Day all-stakes Pick 4

Churchill Downs - Coady Photography Six weeks after the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs will return to the spotlight with a terrific evening of racing Saturday. The 11-race card features five consecutive graded stakes races, so fans of multi-race wagers will have plenty of all-stakes options to choose from. My personal focus will be on the Pick 4, which kicks off in the sixth race. I’ve previewed each race separately for BetAmerica, but since intra-race and multi-race wagers require [...]

Varenka looks promising in 2019 Regret Stakes

Varenka training in the rain at Churchill Downs - © Alex Evers/Eclipse Sportswire/CSM /Breeders Cup A quick glance at the field for Saturday’s $150,000 Regret Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs is enough to make your head spin. The 11 sophomore fillies going 1 1/8 miles on turf all have similar form lines and speed figures, and there doesn’t appear to be a clear standout. Dig a little deeper and #4 Varenka just might have an advantage in this competitive [...]

How to Bet the Regret Stakes

The Twin Spires at Churchill Downs - Coady Photography For a race that drew thirteen entrants, I’m surprised at how little early speed there appears to be in Saturday’s $100,000 Regret Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs. The majority of the three-year-old fillies entered in this nine-furlong turf event have never shown any inclination to race on the lead. In fact, you can make a case that #11 Romantic Moment is the only true front-runner in this race, [...]