Handicapping & Race Analysis

December 11, 2014
The El Prado, for 3-year-olds and upward, could have Excaper and Mshawish as slight choices, while its female counterpart, the South Beach, might have four or five filly-mare grass specialists in the 4-1 or 5-1 range.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has announced the rules for the 2015 NHC Tour. Overall prize money for the Tour has been increased 25 percent to $250,000 total.
December 10, 2014
Saddle Brook Jockey Club, an Amarillo, Texas, facility that has conducted simulcasting since December 2012, will close down Friday night, said co-owner Lynn Alexander.
Two maiden races for juveniles at Los Alamitos on Friday, a one-mile race for fillies and an open sprint, offer a glimpse into horses who could run in graded stakes in coming months.
Jockey Alex Solis’s next winner will be the 5,000th of his career in North America. He has two chances on Friday’s program at Los Alamitos – Autumn Flower in the fourth race and Keezheekoni in the eighth.
The Friday card at Aqueduct has a first-level allowance slotted as the race 8 feature, but a sequence of three races for 2-year-olds in races 2-4 trump it as the highlight of the day.
After initially saying he would not contest the result, Terry Finley said Wednesday he has filed a protest with the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association over the presidential election he lost by 14 votes to incumbent Rick Violette.
There’s usually an explanation why certain horses take more wagering action than what seems reasonable. In the case of a filly named Henry’s Song, the beaten favorite in recent back-to-back races at Gulfstream Park West, the most likely one is this: ...
December 09, 2014
The names jump off the page for a weekday allowance race at Fair Grounds: Unbridled’s Note, Sum of the Parts, Gantry.
Perhaps the 2015 season will be the best in Sweet Marini’s career. Trainer Bob Baffert is looking toward an optional claimer at Los Alamitos on Thursday as a prep race for upcoming stakes.