Betting the 2019 Kentucky Oaks

At about 6:10 pm ET on Friday, 14 three-year-old fillies will line up at the starting gate at Churchill Downs for the Grade 1, $1.25 million Longines Kentucky Oaks. Post positions were drawn, morning-line odds announced on Monday (you’ll find them here), and thus began the serious handicapping. The forecast calls for the possibility of showers…

History Summons Tacitus

Tacitus may be named for a Roman historian that one encyclopedia calls “the greatest prose stylists who ever wrote in the Latin language,” but it took more grit and guts than elegance to win the Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack. Breaking from post 2 under José Ortiz, Tacitus was one of many horses…