Limousine Liberal Edges Whitmore in Thrilling Belmont Sprint Championship

Churchill Downs specialist Limousine Liberal is shaping up to be a major contender for the 2018 Breeders' Cup Sprint - Photo by Coady Photography. With a “Win and You’re In” berth to the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I) on the line, there was more at stake in Saturday’s $350,000 Belmont Sprint Championship (gr. II) at Belmont Park than the winner’s share of a hefty purse. Whether that fact played in the minds of the jockeys down the homestretch can’t [...]

Why I’m Betting Shaft of Light in the Belmont Sprint Championship

Shaft of Light winning the Russell Road Stakes at Charles Town - Coady Photography The field might be small, but you can’t knock the quality of Saturday’s $350,000 Belmont Sprint Championship Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park, a “Win and You’re In” for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I) in November at Churchill Downs. Six horses, ranging in age from four to seven, have been entered in the seven-furlong sprint, with weight assignments ranging from 116 to 122 [...]

Charles Town Classic Highlights Stakes-Filled Card at Charles Town

Diversify winning the 2017 Jockey Club Gold Cup - Photo by Coglianese Photos/Chelsea Durand. Although there aren’t any Kentucky Derby prep races to look forward to this Saturday, handicappers are nevertheless in for a treat thanks to a terrific card at Charles Town that includes nine stakes races. Let’s take a quick look at some of the main contenders in each event…. Race 3: Its Binn Too Long Stakes Pure speed could be the most important factor in [...]

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 [...]