Keeler Johnson’s Breeders’ Cup Distaff Top 10: Division is Deep

Monomoy Girl winning the 2018 Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) - Coady Photography The potential field and top contenders for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) might be unclear at this point, but the same can’t be said for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1), which could be among the highlights of the championship series at Santa Anita Park this fall. There’s no shortage of high-class fillies and mares targeting the Distaff, and in compiling an initial Top 10 [...]

BARN Podcast 5/22/19

We're excited to welcome in trainer Richard Baltas to talk about his career as well as some of his talented horses like Secret Spice and Next Shares. We also bring back an old segment called "Meet the Tweeter" where we introduce you to a member of the horse racing twitter community.

Patience Pays Off, She’s a Julie Wins La Troienne

She's a Julie winning the La Troienne Stakes (G1) - Coady Photography She wasn’t the favorite—three rivals started at shorter prices—but when push came to shove, She’s a Julie was indisputably the best filly in the $500,000 La Troienne Stakes (G1) on Kentucky Oaks Day at Churchill Downs. She’s a Julie is a perfect example of a horse who needed time to mature before reaching peak form. After winning her debut as a 2-year-old at Churchill Downs, the [...]

How to Bet the Kentucky Oaks Pick 4

World of Trouble winning the Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint Stakes - © Leslie Martin/Adam Coglianese Photography Good luck to anyone playing the stakes-packed Pick 4 ending with the $1.25 million Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs this afternoon. It might require a big budget to hit. The sequence is filled with deep and competitive races, starting with the $500,000 La Troienne Stakes (G1), the eighth race on the card. #2 Blue Prize loves Churchill Downs, but she’s making her [...]

Ms Bad Behavior well placed in Desi Arnaz Stakes

Ms Bad Behavior seeks her first stakes victory in the Desi Arnaz Stakes at Del Mar. Pic: Benoit Photo. Beaten by two of the best juvenile fillies in California this season, Ms Bad Behavior should enjoy easier company when she seeks her first stakes victory in the seven-furlong Desi Arnaz Stakes at Del Mar Nov. 18. The Ontario-bred from the Richard Baltas stable ran into subsequent Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) third-place finisher Piedi Bianchi on her debut [...]