Making Sense of Starter Optional Claiming Races

There are some types of races that are simple to understand. Stakes races and some claiming races fall into that category. They each have a certain purse value or involve horses that sell for a set price. Yet some conditions can be quite confusing, such as a starter optional claiming race. In a sense, these are…

Louisiana Derby 2019: Post positions, odds and more – Horse Racing Nation

Photo: Parker Waters/Eclipse Sportswire War of Will looks to follow in the recent footsteps of International Star (2015) and Girvin (2017) in sweeping each of Fair Grounds’ Kentucky Derby preps when he goes favored Saturday in the Grade 2, $1 million Louisiana Derby.The Mark Casse-trained son of War Front leads a field of 11 going…