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…

Betting the 2018 Belmont: Who do you like?

In my preview of the Preakness, I noted that that race in general lacks the chaos of the Kentucky Derby. Ha—famous last words, before a race that took place after a week of downpours and on a track so encased in fog we couldn’t see the horses. And as he has every time he’s been on…

Who do you like? Betting Kentucky Derby 141

Our crack handicappers took aim at the Oaks in this post yesterday, and today they set their sights on the Derby. Do they think the much-hyped American Pharoah can pull it off? Will he have to fend off stablemate Dortmund? Can one of the three New York-breds become the first horse from the Empire State…

Betting Breeders’ Cup Friday

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 several years, a variety…