Handicapping & Race Analysis

TODAY March 24, 2017
Rapid Dial, who last week was announced as one of the late nominees to the Triple Crown, will meet winners for the first time in the eighth race Sunday at Oaklawn. The optional $62,500 claiming sprint for 3-year-olds will be run over six furlongs.
For me, there is one Big Red and he was born a hundred years ago, on March 29, 1917. If others of the same nickname preceded him, they were simply opening acts. Anyone since? Call them Big Red all you want, but, to me, they are imposters.
Trainer Miguel Hernandez could pull off an unusual racing feat Sunday when he saddles African Rose in the $100,000 Harry Henson Handicap at Sunland Park. The mare is the 123-pound highweight in a mile race she has won three times – one of her victories ...
After being narrowly defeated twice already this winter by the red-hot Pretty Perfection, including a frustrating half-length setback in the Captiva Island Stakes earlier this month, Brandy's Girl may find taking on males an easier proposition when she ...
The Grade 3 Los Alamitos Derby on July 15 will be worth $200,000 and is the richest of three stakes at the eight-day Los Alamitos summer meeting July 6-16, the track announced Thursday.
Trainer Bob Baffert has a fun but sobering response when asked why Grade 1 winner Noted and Quoted will launch her 3-year-old season on the road Sunday, traveling from her Southern California base to New Mexico for the $200,000 Sunland Park Oaks. ...
Ingrid, idle since winning her career debut last summer at Saratoga, begins her 3-year-old campaign Sunday in a first-level allowance for New York-bred fillies going six furlongs.
Horses from major winter meets around the country will converge on New Mexico on Sunday to chase after the $800,000 purse of the Grade 3 Sunland Derby, as well as the race's 85 points for the Kentucky Derby.
The great Man o' War was foaled March 29, 1917, at Nursery Stud in Kentucky. A century later, his very large hoofprints still thunder through Kentucky.