How to Bet the Steve Sexton Mile Stakes

Chances are strong a new graded stakes winner will emerge in Sunday’s $300,000 Steve Sexton Mile Stakes (G3) at Lone Star Park. Only one starter in the ten-horse field—#10 Shotgun Kowboy—has ever broken through at the graded level, but the 7-year-old gelding is a 12-1 shot on the morning line. He has finished no better than third in his last five starts, including three allowance races at Oaklawn Park this year. Can Shotgun Kowboy rebound to his winning form? Possibly—he [...]

Keying King Zachary in the Indiana Derby

King Zachary winning the Matt Winn Stakes (gr. III) - Coady Photography In the months following the conclusion of the Triple Crown, there are plenty of rich stakes races available for talented three-year-olds that might not be at the very top of the division. One of the best is the $500,000 Indiana Derby (gr. III) at Indiana Grand, which will be held for the 25th time on July 14th. Some very talented horses have won this race through the [...]

Magnum Moon Rises in Rebel Stakes

Magnum Moon winning the Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park - Coady Photography With a purse of $900,000 and a record of producing top horses, the Rebel Stakes (gr. II) on March 17th at Oaklawn Park promised to be a major stop on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. Suffice to say, the race lived up to expectations, with Magnum Moon delivering an impressive performance to defeat a field that included the proven Grade 1 competitors Solomini and Sporting [...]