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Farewell 2013

Change is in the air. The final days of the year are upon us, Hollywood Park (I refuse to refer to it as Betfair posthumously) has made its final race official, and a new era of racing in California has begun. Santa Anita has taken its short strolls through the spring/fall and made their season […]

Race of the Week: Awesome Again

Santa Anita’s made its way back into the picture, as their fall meet begins this Friday. While the opening day feature, the Eddie D., is an intriguing race, we’ll focus on Breeders’ Cup Preview day on Saturday. I mention the Eddie D. because of its significance as a prep for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint. […]

Identifying a Track Bias

Identifying track bias is a very tricky thing. Deciding if a low-priced, inside-traveling, wire-to-wire winner benefited from a rail bias can be very subjective. To get to the heart of it, you really need to have handicapped the race and determined the likely pace scenario. If you are able to identify a trend or bias, […]

Road to Kentucky Continues

This is likely the last Kentucky Derby prep race for those entered in Saturday’s Wood Memorial and Santa Anita Derby. As the saying goes, its time to fish, cut bait, or go ashore. For many this means win or forget about the first Saturday in May. The featured track for this week’s Road to Kentucky […]

2012 Breeders’ Cup: Friday Analysis

Breeders’ Cup Friday includes a few of the less established Breeders’ Cup races and four Breeders’ Cup races restricted to Fillies and Mares. The headliner is the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic where Royal Delta will look to defend her title for trainer Bill Mott. Here’s a look at how our expert handicappers view the races. […]

Canterbury Connections: 2012 Breeders’ Cup

Not often does Canterbury’s Daily Racing Form Abbreviation CBY show up in a horse’s past performances at the Breeders’ Cup, but the 2012 edition includes the Mystic Lake Derby runner-up and a Minnesota-owned horse who already has a second place finish to his credit in the 2010 Breeders’ Cup. Here’s a little more about Delegation and […]

Breeders’ Cup 101

With the largest two-day event in racing just around the corner, there are plenty of resources, opinions and thoughts out there on the Breeders’ Cup. However, here’s some quick advice on where to find what you’re looking for: Who: Although post positions won’t be drawn until next week, pre-entries for all Breeders’ Cup races are […]