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, [...]

Stellar Wind freshened for third Distaff attempt

Abel Tasman (left) beats Elate in the Coaching Club American Oaks. The pair square off again in the Breeders' Cup Distaff. Photo: Coglianese Photos/Chelsea Durand.   The Breeders’ Cup Distaff is the highlight of the year for dirt females, and it might possibly be third time lucky for Stellar Wind. The 5-year-old Virginia-bred mare has won 10 of her 15 starts, but two of her defeats have come in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. She finished a close second [...]

Spinster Stakes an Opportunity for Lockdown

After a frustrating run of minor placings during the year, Lockdown gets perhaps her best chance to win her first graded stakes race in the Spinster Stakes (G1) at Keeneland Oct 8. With most of the best fillies and mares staying at home for their Breeders’ Cup Distaff preparations, Lockdown has been made the 3-1 morning-line favorite for the Spinster. The contest doubles as a Breeders’ Cup Challenge race, guaranteeing the winner a place in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. After [...]