Three-Year-Olds Might Have the Edge in Flying Five Stakes

Sunday’s Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes (Eng-I) at the Curragh in Ireland might not be the toughest Group 1 sprint you’ll ever find, but the race is nevertheless a “Win and You’re In” prep race for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (gr. I) and is worth watching for that reason alone. British bookmakers perceive a pair of three-year-olds as having an edge over their older rivals in this five-furlong sprint, ranking Havana Grey as the favorite over fellow sophomore [...]

Battaash, Blue Point Face Off in Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes

Royal Ascot - Photo by The Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (gr. I) has been run on ten occasions, and thus far, no horse based in Europe has prevailed in the rich turf sprint. Whether that changes in November at Churchill Downs remains to be seen, but on Friday we’ll get a chance to see some of Europe’s top contenders in action when York Racecourse hosts the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (Eng-I), a five-furlong sprint that offers a “Win [...]

How to Bet the Commonwealth Cup

Royal Ascot - Photo by With only three previous renewals, Friday’s Commonwealth Cup (Eng-I) is one of the newest stakes races held at Royal Ascot each summer, but the six-furlong event has already earned a reputation as an exciting race that provides a stage on which future star sprinters can shine. An impressive 22 horses have been entered in this year’s Commonwealth Cup, so bettors will have plenty of promising horses to choose from. Trainer Aidan O’Brien [...]

Good Magic Tops 360 Nominees for the 2018 Triple Crown

Good Magic winning the 2017 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (Photo by Carson Denis/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders Cup) Good Magic, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I) and the Eclipse Award champion two-year-old male of 2017, is among the talented young horses that have been nominated to compete in the 2018 Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes, the three races that comprise the historic Triple Crown. All told, 360 three-year-olds were made eligible for the Triple Crown at the first [...]