We look back at the weekend action including the Woodbine Mile card from Woodbine and the stakes-packed Saturday at Churchill Downs. We also look ahead to Monday night's Presque Isle Masters Stakes.
Oscar Performance winning the Woodbine Mile (gr. I) (Michael Burns Photo) Things certainly can change fast in the sport of horse racing. One month ago, Oscar Performance was pulled up as the favorite prior to finishing the Arlington Million (gr. I), but on Saturday, he shrugged off that disappointing run to score a terrific victory in the $800,000 Ricoh Woodbine Mile (gr. I) at Woodbine in Canada. Yes, you can argue that Oscar Performance received a dream setup [...]
Oscar Performance winning the 2016 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. I) - Photo by Zoe Metz/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders Cup With a “Win and You’re In” berth to the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Mile (gr. I) on the line, Saturday’s $800,000 Woodbine Mile (gr. I) at Woodbine is shaping up to be a truly international event with plenty of talent from top to bottom. With a couple of local Canadian runners squaring off against two European shippers plus a talented group [...]
We start to look ahead to the weekend including the Woodbine Mile card from Woodbine. Television Host and Analyst Megan Devine from Kentucky Downs joins us to talk Kentucky Downs closing day, Santa Anita, and much more!
Divisidero winning the 2016 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. I) - Coady Photography On the weekend of September 15-16, the attention of the racing world will turn to Woodbine in Canada, where a top-class series of eight stakes races worth nearly $2.2 million will take center stage. Among the highlights of this action-packed weekend are three official prep races for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs. Kicking off the slate is the $800,000 Woodbine Mile [...]
World Approval winning the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I) - Kazushi Ishida/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders Cup To put it simply, World Approval is a beast. The six-year-old gelding has long been a tough competitor at the Grade 1 level, even while running as far as 1 ½ miles, but when trainer Mark Casse cut World Approval back in distance to a flat mile last summer, the son of Northern Afleet became a force to reckon with. His decisive victories in [...]
World Approval shows his class at a mile by winning the Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga. Photo: Coglianese Photos/Susie Raisher The Breeders’ Cup Mile history is full of classic trans-Atlantic battles, and it should be more of the same again at Del Mar on November 4th. Leading American horse World Approval, who has been revitalized since being switched to a mile, faces seven European-trained horses, including two with consistent group one form: Ribchester and Roly Poly. Godolphin’s Ribchester would [...]
Most horseplayers with Breeders' Cup betting experience will tell you that the most difficult race to handicap during the 2-day card is the Breeders' Cup Mile. Run over Del Mar's turf course this year, the BC Mile appears even more wide-open than it has in recent years. There is no Tepin this year. No Wise Dan to build a Pick 4 ticket around. In fact, I'm hard-pressed to find the favorite. To me, that's a good thing. A wide-open race [...]
The $1m Woodbine Mile takes place at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Canada this Saturday, September 17th. You can watch the race live on our website or iPhone App. We asked our VIP Manager Michelle Yu for her picks! Tepin on top is a no brainer and you should take advantage of BetAmerica's promo of Even Money on her if you can. The money will lie underneath her. I like Tower of Texas returning to a mile to turn the tables on Glenville [...]