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Solomini Ready to Explode in Rebel Stakes

Solomini Makes 2018 Debut in Rebel Stakes with Kentucky Derby Spot to Winner Race fans familiar with the great Curlin may want to tune in and watch his son Solomini run in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) Saturday, March 17 at Oaklawn Park. The Rebel is a Kentucky Derby prep race where the winner earns 50 Derby points and stamps his ticket into the starting gate for the May 5 Kentucky Derby. The race is also the final major Derby prep contested at 1 1/16 miles. A solid field of 11 is ... More

Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3

Bolt d’ Oro a Co-Favorite with the Field in Pool 3 of KDFW A big weekend of Kentucky Derby prep races are scheduled for Saturday, March 10, and Pool 3 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) opens it’s 3-day run March 9-11. The Kentucky Derby Future Wager has been a Kentucky Derby tradition since 1999. The KDFW Pool 3, which enables bettors to wager on 23 possible Kentucky Derby contenders plus a pari-mutuel field eight weeks in advance of the May 5 Kentucky Derby, will open Frid... More

National Horseplayers Championship Begins in Las Vegas

The National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) precedes the Kentucky Derby Betting Championship (KDBC) and is the Biggest Betting Event of the Year. The Road to the Kentucky Derby may be in full stride with 16 Derby prep races completed and the biggest races coming in March with the Championship Series. But this weekend in Las Vegas is the horse handicapper’s largest event of the year. THE “Super Bowl” of horse racing where horse players participate in the NTRA National Horseplay... More

Super Bowl Proposition Popularity is Big Business for Sports books

The Super Bowl, the SuperProp Guru & Brady’s Sixth Ring Atlanta had taken command a year ago in Super Bowl LI. On a couch at a friend’s Super Bash in his Spanish Trail casa, the Stratosphere on the strip in Las Vegas dominating the backyard view, I turned to him and inquired about odds on New England to win outright. He tapped a casino app on his smart phone. Sixteen-to-one, he said. We pondered it for several seconds. Lay 10 bucks, to get back $170? A hundred to return $1,700? ... More

Impact of Post Position for $16 Million Pegasus World Cup

Will Race Favorite Gun Runner get a Good Post and Clean Trip for Pegasus World Cup? A big week is scheduled at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Saturday, Jan. 27 is the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational, the world’s richest race where 12 horses will go into the starting gate competing for the first place prize of more than $9 million. On Thursday, Jan. 25 the Eclipse Awards will be presented to the 2017 champions of horse racing. Gun Runner will be awarded 2017 ... More

Gulfstream Park Track Announcer Pete Aiello is Best

Watch and Listen to the Races with Track Announcer Pete Aiello at Gulfstream Park For many race fans, including top handicapper Rob Henie of the West Coast Handicapping Report, track announcer Trevor Denman is considered one of the best and favorites of racing fans. He called the races at Santa Anita for more than 30 years (“And away they go…”).  Yes, after so many years, he’s slowed down and just isn’t the same as days gone by (also the byproduct of not being a full time announcer ... More

Which Kentucky Derby Preps are Best in January?

Kentucky Derby Prep Lecomte Stakes Has Been Most Productive According to Horse Racing Nation co-founder Mark Midland, of the five Derby preps run in January, the Lecomte Stakes has been the most productive in turning out starters on the first Saturday in May, with 11 Derby runners in the last 10 years. So chances are good that we’ll see at least one Lecomte contender at Churchill Downs. Removed from the 2018 Kentucky Derby trail prep schedule is the Mucho Macho Man Stakes, which ... More

Kentucky Derby and Horse Racing Handicapping Lessons

Handicapping Lessons: Which Runners Have Room to Improve? The Road to the Kentucky Derby continues Saturday with the Sham Stakes at Santa Anita. That 1 mile race for 3-year-olds does not require much handicapping as McKinzie is the heavy 3-5 morning line favorite and should be a single in your pick 3, pick 4 or pick 6 wagers. But as you handicap and analyze other races whether young or older horses, you want to ask yourself a few questions: Which runners have room to improve? Which ... More