Month: February 2019

Harvey Wallbanger Rallies for 29-1 Upset in Holy Bull Stakes

There was the way everyone expected the $350,000, Grade 2 Fasig-Tipton Holy Bull Stakes to go down, and then there was one Harvey Wallbanger. Racing up the rail on Feb. 2 in the 1 1/16-mile test at Gulfstream Park, the son of Congrats threw a 29.60-1 wrench in the plans of 9-10 favorite Maximus Mischief…

Saturday Stakes: 3 Stops on the Road to the Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby Tips and Picks

by: Rich Bieglmeier The Road to the Kentucky Derby runs through Hallandale Beach, Florida, Arcadia, California, and New York City, New York, this Saturday. Ten Kentucky Derby hopefuls will go at in the HOLY BULL STAKES at Gulfstream Park. Six boys will battle it out in the ROBERT B. LEWIS STAKES at Santa Anita. And,…

Identifying Opportunities to Swing for the Fences with Longshot

Picking a longshot winner involves taking a chance. You simply do not find 30-1 winners who look like logical selections based on past performances. So, with those 30-1 shots, you generally have to fill in some blanks and hope you come up with the right answers. Hunches can also come in handy … as they…

Five Questions to be Answered in the 2019 Robert B. Lewis Stakes

Run at 1 1/16 miles, the Grade 3 Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita Park features a contentious group of 3-year-old runners with Kentucky Derby points on the line. This Five Questions for the Robert B. Lewis Stakes features a mix of questions from Twitter users as well as a pair from conversations about…

Former training trio misses the horses, but not the stress – Horse Racing Nation

Photo: Eclipse Sportswire For a trio of former Tampa Bay Downs trainers, the cheers have faded to ghostly echoes – long-ago reminders of gallant Thoroughbreds speeding to victory and validating their career choice. Scrapbooks and trophies relive their achievements, but nothing can replace the thrill of leading a horse to the winner’s circle. Carlos Garcia,…