Handicapping & Race Analysis

September 24, 2014
My Miss Aurelia, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2011, and Dreaming of Julia, a Grade 1-winning filly of 2012, have been retired from racing, owner Barbara Banke said Wednesday.
Is And I Did over the top, or will she get back in the zone if she gets to compete on firm turf in Friday’s Woodbine feature? There’s no rain in the forecast for the entire week, which bodes well for her chances in the seven-furlong Ontario-sired ...
Saving the best for last is a strategy infrequently employed by racing-office staffs, but with happy hour likely to be in full swing on the final Friday of the 12-day September meet, Churchill Downs has opted to use the best of 10 races as a nightcap.
The rapidly improving Corky’s Luck looks like the one to catch and beat in a first-level allowance race that will serve as Friday’s feature at Northlands Park.
September 23, 2014
New York-breds swept the top three spots in Saturday’s Grade 2 Gallant Bloom Handicap. It shouldn’t surprise anyone if something similar happens Thursday when Isn’tlovejustgrand, Knockher Off, and Sandy’z Slew clash in a $77,000 preliminary allowance.
Laurel has put together an interesting card for Thursday that includes three maiden races for 2-year-old fillies – two on turf and one on dirt – and a second-level optional claimer.
Officials of the New England Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association are imploring the membership to vote against repeal of the Massachusetts expanded gaming legislation in an upcoming statewide referendum. They want to reap the rewards of the ...
The 100-card Presque Isle Downs meet that began in May comes to a close Thursday night with a stakes triple-header.
September 22, 2014
Bio Pro, Golden Rifle, and Strong Impact, who meet in Wednesday's grass feature at Belmont, all have shown proficiency over the local turf cours.
Kentucky Downs closes its five-day meet Wednesday with a program overflowing with horses whose connections are clamoring for a last chance to compete for purses swollen by Instant Racing revenues.