Stakes spot plays for Lecomte day at Fair Grounds

Looking forward to watching and wagering on the competitive stakes races at Fair Grounds this Saturday? We are too!

How to bet the Lecomte Stakes

Where should we begin to narrow down the contenders for Saturday’s $200,000 Lecomte (G3) at Fair Grounds? History can point us in the right direction.

McPeek’s Blueridge Traveler stands out in Prairie Bayou Stakes

Whenever trainer Kenny McPeek enters a horse at Turfway Park, handicappers are advised to take notice.

Pennsylvania pick of the week: Sacco’s first-timer stands out at Penn National

An intriguing group of 2-year-old maidens will sprint for victory December 21 at Penn National, but the past performances don’t provide many clues for identifying the winner.

Servis holds strong hand in 2019 Gravesend Stakes

Trainer Jason Servis has been hot at Aqueduct in recent weeks, with 11 wins from his last 41 starters. He’ll be especially formidable in the $100,000 Gravesend Stakes on December 22, when he'll saddle the two probable favorites.

Aqueduct spot plays for Cigar Mile Day

Maximum Security wins Florida Derby(Coglianese Photos) The last major racing day of the year in New York will take place Saturday, December 7 at Aqueduct. Half a dozen stakes races are on the agenda, including the $250,000 Remsen Stakes (G2), a steppingstone on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. We’ve already previewed the Remsen, but the $250,000 Demoiselle Stakes (G2) and the $750,000 Cigar Mile (G1) are just as appealing from handicapping and sporting perspectives. Want to play [...]

How to bet the 2019 Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct

On Saturday, December 7, nine promising 2-year-olds with Kentucky Derby (G1) aspirations will head to the Aqueduct starting gate for the $250,000 Remsen Stakes (G2).

Churchill Downs spot plays for Kentucky Jockey Club, Golden Rod

Saturday, November 30 is “Stars of Tomorrow” day at Churchill Downs, which means the Louisville track will host a dozen exciting races for juveniles.

Aqueduct: Thanksgiving week spot plays for Comely, Discovery Stakes

An action-packed week of racing at Aqueduct has been diminished slightly with the cancellation of the Thanksgiving Day card because of high wind forecasts, but the schedule for Friday and Saturday remains enticing, with six stakes races on the agenda.

Pennsylvania pick of the week: Jingle all the way

The feature event at Parx Racing on Friday, November 29 is not only the finale of the eight-race card. It’s also one of the most intriguing races from a handicapping perspective.