Picks and Plays for Saturday Stakes at Laurel Park

Late Night Pow Wow winning the Charles Town Oaks (gr. III) - Coady Photography The fields might be a bit on the small side, but four interesting stakes races are among the highlights of an action-packed day of racing scheduled for January 12th at Laurel Park. The card kicks off at 12:30 p.m. Eastern, with the first stakes race following an hour later. I’ve handicapped the four main attractions, and while finding value in small fields is challenging, [...]

Great opportunities at Claiming Crown

Nassau Stakes winner Starship Jubilee is one of the best horses contesting the 2017 Claiming Crown races at Gulfstream Park. Pic: Michael Burns Photography. While there are grade one races and prep races for the Kentucky Derby and Oaks this weekend, some of the best betting opportunities are at the Claiming Crown meeting at Gulfstream Park. The day features nine rich races for claiming horses. All the Claiming Crown races are worth at least $110,000, with the 1 [...]