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  • Derby Spotlight: Tax
    Brought to you by BetPTC.com, the only ADW offering instant cash back. What’s the deal with former claimers this year? Maximum Security debuted for $16k. And this guy ran for a tag in his first two starts, being claimed out of the second race for $50k from Claiborne. If you
    via Lonespeed on April 30, 2019 1:50 am
  • Derby Spotlight: Cutting Humor
    Brought to you by BetPTC.com, the only ADW offering instant cash back. I’m going to keep this one very short. If Cutting Humor wins the Kentucky Derby, I will seriously consider forgetting everything I know about handicapping. I can name at least 12 horses that I think are more likely
    via Lonespeed on April 29, 2019 10:01 pm
  • Derby Spotlight: Improbable
    Brought to you by BetPTC.com, the only ADW offering instant cash back. It’s disgusting how loaded Bob Baffert is this year. Truly obscene. And to be in this kind of position to win another Kentucky Derby with yet another horse from WinStar and China Horse Club just a year after
    via Lonespeed on April 29, 2019 11:51 am
  • Stakes Profile: Kentucky Oaks
    What kind of running style historically wins the Kentucky Oaks? How have favorites performed? What are the average & median win payouts? We look at a cross section of chart data since 1991 to find out this and more.
    via Hello Race Fans! on April 29, 2019 9:55 am
  • Six-Race Win Streak of Derby Favorites Ends Saturday
    By John Pricci HALLANDALE BEACH--this is my favorite time of year, a period when people who can’t spell horse after you spot them the ‘h’ and ‘0,’ ask: “So, who’s going to win the Kentucky Derby?” I give them my standard default: “Damned if I know.” But eventually I do
    via Pricci’s Morning Line on April 28, 2019 6:05 am
  • Jumping Around Podcast: Md. Hunt Cup women jockeys
    Kathy Kusner was the pioneer, but it took Toinette Neilson (then Jackson), Joy Slater and Liz McKnight to make women riding in America's oldest steeplechase commonplace, accepted and successful. All three sat down for a conversation about how it happened and what it was like.
    via This is Horse Racing on April 26, 2019 11:06 pm
  • Derby Futures Would Make KY Sports Wagering Extra Attractive
    One angle I didn't hear discussed when Kentucky lawmakers considered, and ultimately failed to approve, legislation this year that would have allowed sports wagering was the foothold the state could have enjoyed in offering Kentucky Derby future wagers.While Churchill Downs has done its best to offer future wagers--offering pari-mutuel pools
    via Keeping Pace on April 26, 2019 5:10 pm
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