38 Results for author: VegasSportsZone

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

In Praise of the Teaser

A belt, suspenders and luck can be golden By Rob Miech The Pittsburgh Steelers plus a Teaser-induced 9 points at home—against anyone—seemed too good to be true. Granted, the foe was New England, which can make any opponent quake. But that 9 points was something I could not pass up. What unfolded was one of the crazier NFL games, and finishes. Was that touchdown catch that looked like a touchdown catch really a touchdown catch? Of course not, zebras determined. Or the replay officials ... More

European Football – Real Betis vs Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao Recent Surge and Form Suggests a Play for Punters It might appear as an innocuous match on the week's European futbol slate, but Athletic Bilbao at Real Betis on Friday could be a golden opportunity on which punters could capitalize in more than one way. Most intriguing is that Los Leones, the fiercely independent Basque squad, and Betis are sides heading in opposite directions. Bilbao has only dropped one of its previous eight matches (going 3-1-4), while Betis has only ... More

Early 2018 Kentucky Derby Odds

Bolt d’Oro Early Kentucky Derby Favorite Leading into Breeders' Cup Juvenile The Road to the Kentucky Derby has completed four qualifying races, and Frontrunner Stakes winner Bolt ‘d Oro has emerged as the early favorite for the 2018 Kentucky Derby. Here’s the list of the first four Derby prep races that award qualifying points to the Kentucky Derby with these winners receiving 10 points. Sept. 16: Iroquois  – The Tabulator Sept. 30: Frontrunner – Bolt d’ Oro Oct. ... More

Historic Day at Parx for $1 Million Pennsylvania Derby

Parx Racing Hosts Two Grade 1 Races Including Pennsylvania Derby  The highlight of the Parx 2017 season is Saturday, Sept. 23, when, for the first time in its history, it will host two Grade 1 races in the Cotillion Stakes, for three-year-old fillies going 1 1/16 miles, and the Pennsylvania Derby, for three-year-olds going 1 1/8 miles (9 furlongs). Both have $1 million purses and each features some of the top 3-year-olds in their division. Racing fans looking to watch the Cotillion and ... More

Turning for Home in the American League Wild Card Race

Twins Trying to Hang On in Bunched Up AL Wild Card Race and Push for the Pennant At the start of September, the American League Wild Card race had seven teams within 3 games of the 2nd and final wild card spot. The Yankees were 3 games in front of the Twins for the top wild card, and seven others were in close pursuit of the Twins. The leading sports books were taking big betting action, and teams were pushing for the playoffs in baseball as football season kicked off. The Indians were in ... More

Analysis of Winning Wagers and Outright Underdog Winners

Saturday College Football Underdog Winners and Parlays for Profit September 16 was another good one for FairwayJay, as he nailed 3 more college football barking 'Dogs that won outright. All of them were at least a 6-point underdog. In addition, a colleague sent over his 3-team money line parlay ticket that turned $25 into $716. We received six other emails thanking FairwayJay for his forecasts and winners, and it's always a compliment and rewarding to receive feedback that the work and results ... More