How to bet the 2019 Saratoga Derby

Henley's Joy winning the Belmont Derby (G1) - Photo by NYRA/Coglianese Photos/Joe Labozzetta It’s safe to say many handicappers, particularly trip handicappers, will land on #4 Rockemperor as the most likely winner of Sunday’s $750,000 Saratoga Derby at Saratoga. The inaugural running of this rich, 1 3/16-mile race attracted the top five finishers from last month’s 1 1/4-mile Belmont Derby (G1) at Belmont Park, which isn't surprising since the two races comprise the first two legs of the [...]

How to bet the Belmont Derby Day Pick 4

Turf racing at Belmont Park - Photo by Coglianese Photography Racing fans will turn their attention to New York on Saturday, when Belmont Park hosts an action-packed card featuring five graded stakes. One of the most intriguing wagers of the day is the Pick 4 that kicks off in the seventh race. The all-stakes sequence is filled with competitive races and finding the right combination of winners could trigger a generous payoff. Let’s go through the Pick 4 [...]

How to bet the 2019 Belmont Derby

Digital Age winning the American Turf Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs - Coady Photography How should we go about narrowing down the main contenders in Saturday’s $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park? Fifteen horses (one an also-eligible) have been entered in the 1 1/4-mile turf race for 3-year-olds, and you can make a case for pretty much any of them. Determining which horses warrant inclusion in deep exotic wagers like the trifecta or superfecta [...]