Churchill Downs stakes spot plays for Thanksgiving Day

Looking to pass some time while you wait for Thanksgiving dinner to finish cooking? Here are a couple of spot plays to spice up the afternoon.

Claiming Crown Kicks Off Gulfstream Park 2018-2019 Championship Meet

Gulfstream Park (Coglianese Photos) The 2018-2019 Championship Meet at Gulfstream Park will kick off with a bang on December 1st with the 20th running of the Claiming Crown, a series of nine races restricted to current or former claiming race competitors. With total purse money of $1.1 million, the Claiming Crown races have attracted deep and competitive fields that should be very appealing from a handicapping standpoint. Let’s take a quick look at what to look forward to [...]

X Y Jet, Mr. Jordan Among Stars on Sunshine Millions Day

X Y Jet winning the Mr. Prospector Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park (Leslie Martin/Adam Coglianese Photography) If you’re a fan of quality state-restricted stakes races, then you won’t want to miss Sunshine Millions Day this Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Four stakes races for Florida-breds are scheduled to be run, though interestingly the richest race of the day—the $200,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Stakes—is the first stakes race on the card. The favorite in the nine-furlong race will almost [...]

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 [...]