Month: December 2018

Santa Anita Park at a Glance: What You Need to Know

They call Santa Anita Park “the Great Race Place,” and they’re not lying: A Left Coast answer to Churchill Downs, the Los Angeles-area track is easily the finest large-capacity horse-racing venue west of the Mississippi, if not the entire United States, and it opens for the season on Dec. 26. Set against the picturesque San…

Dan’s Double: Projecting a Hot Pace at Laurel

Dan’s Double of the week, featuring handicapping analysis from America’s Best Racing’s New York correspondent Dan Tordjman, is brought to you by Horseplayers.com, the official online qualifying site of the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) and National Horseplayers Championship (NHC). Horseplayers.com offers low-cost feeders every day and BCBC and NHC qualifiers every weekend, and it’s the only…

Jockeys Hamilton, Lezcano Involved In Spill At Aqueduct – Horse Racing News – Paulick Report

Jockeys Weston Hamilton and Jose Lezcano were both unseated in a spill in Thursday’s third race at Aqueduct. Lezcano’s mount Consensus Thinking suffered a catastrophic injury in mid-stretch, throwing Lezcano to the ground. The distressed horse then lunged left, impeding Gnarly and Hamilton. Hamilton was unseated. Replay of the race indicated Lezcano may have been…

A Wait-and-See Approach for Kentucky Derby Hopeful Long Range Toddy

Making the Grade, which will run through the 2019 Belmont Stakes, focuses on the winners or top performers of the key races, usually from the previous weekend, who could impact the Triple Crown. We’ll be taking a close look at impressive winners and evaluating their chances to win classic races based upon ability, running style,…