Month: February 2019

Horse racing is back at the Rillito Race Track – KGUN

TUCSON, Ariz. – Saturday was the opening of the Rillito Race Track’s winter racing season. Thousands of people went to Rillito, now in it’s 76th year of live horse racing, for opening day. This year, the Rillito Race Track is partnering with the University of Arizona’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to launch the…

Front-Running Well Defined Surprises in Sam F. Davis Stakes Upset

Trainer Kathleen O’Connell knew Well Defined was ready to bring his best effort when he arrived in the paddock Feb. 9 for the $250,000, Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes  at Tampa Bay Downs. “Today, he showed up with his game face on,” O’Connell said after the Florida-bred gelding drew off to a 2 3/4-length…

Saturday Stakes: Tampa Bay Next Stop on Road to KY Derby

Kentucky Derby Tips and Picks

by: Rich Bieglmeier Forget Groundhog Day, three things mark the start of spring for me. 1. The Daytona 500 2. Major League Baseball’s pitchers and catchers reporting to camp 3. Kentucky Derby/Oaks Prep races with a major uptick in the stakes racing schedule The Daytona 500 is next Sunday, February 17th. The Oakland A’s pitchers…

When Reading Between the Lines Can Lead to a Big Payday

More times than not, first-time starters lose in their career debut. That’s not a startling statement. Yet what should stand out to handicappers is what happened in that initial race and what it means in terms of the horse’s second start. When a horse runs a solid race in its debut and finishes second, it’s…

Breeders’ Cup announces senior leadership team changes – Horse Racing Nation

Photo: Zoe Metz/Eclipse Sportswire Following approval from its Board of Directors, the Breeders’ Cup announced Friday three senior staff management promotions. Dora Delgado has been promoted to the position of Executive Vice President, Racing and Nominations; Drew Fleming has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; and Justin McDonald has been promoted…

Dan’s Double: ‘Dreaming’ of a Big Payoff at Tampa

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…