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Haskin Friday Longshot Plays
Via Blood-Horse: Haskin
Let’s start by saying that this year’s Breeders’ Cup is one of the toughest to handicap in many years, with deep, wide-open fields, none of which, except perhaps one, have a clear-cut favorite that stands far above the others.JUVENILE TURF -- The festivities start off with the Juvenile Turf and [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 3:44 PM, Read at the source >
Betting Breeders’ Cup Friday
Via Brooklyn Backstretch
The weekend that horseplayers and racing fans eagerly await all year has finally arrived. With the stunning San Gabriel Mountains in the background, 13 races worth almost $25 million will be contested, highlighted Friday by the $2 million Distaff and Saturday by the $5 million Classic. As they have for the past [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 3:36 PM, Read at the source >
There’s a lot on the line for morning-line favorite Shared Belief in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park. For starters, there is the Candy Ride’s gelding’s perfect record of seven wins from seven lifetime starts, dating back to Oct. 19, 2013. If he stays unbeaten, Shared Belief is a [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 3:17 PM, Read at the source >
Breeders' Cup Friday
Via Left at the Gate
In the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, I'd love to try and beat Goldencents (6-5), but getting the same feeling as I do when I'm trying to figure out how the Democrats are gonna keep the Senate. He won this race last year using the same three stepping stone races [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 2:12 PM, Read at the source >
From This Edition of Horseplayer Monthly...
Via Horseplayers Association of North America
This article by Dave Valento appears in the Breeders' Cup edition of Horseplayer Monthly.  To read the issue in its entirety, FOR FREE, please click here. In 1992, A. P. Indy (Neil Drysdale) capped off a superb three-year old season by winning the Breeders’ Cup Classic.  He defeated a full [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 1:51 PM, Read at the source >
Science is the rage these days; analytics, Cosmos, Bill Nye the Science Guy. They're everywhere. I figured I'd jump on the bandwagon and give a Breeders Cup analysis that is solely based on science. Not conjecture, not on workouts, not on if I spoke with Hank Goldberg. Science. Sure it's [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 12:39 PM, Read at the source >
This open company Breeders' Cup race has the most female winners, the most multiple winners and the only three time winner. [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 10:15 AM, Read at the source >
While horse racing enthusiasts relish the intellectual challenge of handicapping, its intricacies can be a deterrent to attracting new players.   Handicapping is a process replete with jargon, voluminous data, and statistical inference. Some people don’t want to learn the nuances of handicapping and others, who do know how to handicap, may not have the [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 7:00 AM, Read at the source >
The anticipation is building at Santa Anita Park for Friday and Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The track’s famous Clockers’ Corner is buzzing each morning with discussions about which horses look good, which ones don’t, and where the money should go this weekend. It appears this is shaping up to be [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 9:05 PM, Read at the source >
NYRA Looks Ahead, and NOT Back
Via Left at the Gate
NYRA is either REALLY excited about Aqueduct opening. Or, they REALLY don't want you to think about the Belmont fall meet just concluded. Twice in the last two days, I've received press releases in my inbox about the opening of the Big A, and the $14 million [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 5:14 PM, Read at the source >
High Noon for Bayern and Moreno
Via Blood-Horse: Haskin
We all know that speed kills, but speed often can be a self destructive weapon. One fast gun is deadly; two fast guns can blow up in your face. In Bayern and Moreno, we have two dangerous weapons, which individually would be deadly for everyone else in the Breeders' Cup Classic [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 3:09 PM, Read at the source >
This year has been fairly poor in terms of wagering numbers. Some tracks like Kentucky Downs and Woodbine have been up, others like Churchill Downs have been getting killed, but the downs, so far, have beaten the ups. It's blah out there.What will happen this weekend at the Breeders' Cup? [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 10:51 AM, Read at the source >
The Head Chef and I were at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday night, and many, many thanks to the Standardbred Owners Association of New York for graciously hosting us. Had a great time, a nice meal (yes, the Head Chef approved), and met a lot of really nice folks, including [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 10:42 AM, Read at the source >
One of the most significant races for determining Eclipse Champions has thus far only produced two winners of any Triple Crown races. [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 10:00 AM, Read at the source >
©2014 Calvin L. Carter. All rights reserved.The “Road to the Kentucky Derby” takes us to Santa Anita Park Saturday where a field of 12 young Thoroughbreds will go to the starting gate in the 31strunning of the $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Stakes (G1).The big news earlier this [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 7:13 AM, Read at the source >