Handicapping & Race Analysis

May 16, 2015
It was the perfect storm – or in the case of the 140th Preakness on Saturday at Pimlico, the most imperfect of storms.
Celestine, who beat maidens and then won the Sanibel Island Stakes at Gulfstream Park for her former connections in March, stretched her winning streak to three by capturing Saturday’s $100,000 Wait a While Stakes at Belmont Park in her first start ...
These are the mutuel payoffs from the 140th Preakness, run Saturday at Pimlico.
Given a beautiful ride by Javier Castellano, Ironicus sat behind a bunched pack of horses into the far turn, crept up along the inside round the bend, tipped two wide to split horses in midstretch, and stormed to a going-away victory in the Grade 2, ...
Ageless came into her own last year at age 5, winning three stakes – the Giant's Causeway at Keeneland, The Very One at Pimlico, and the Grade 3 Royal North at Woodbine.
Shaman Ghost ($28.30) established himself as a major contender for the prestigious Queen’s Plate with his exciting come-from-behind victory in the Grade 3 Marine Stakes at Woodbine on Saturday.
Returning to Monmouth Park for the first time since winning the Grade 3 Cliff Hanger last August, Winning Cause ran down 8-5 favorite Heart to Heart in deep stretch to take Saturday’s Grade 3, $100,000 Red Bank Stakes.
Irrespective of whether a long turf race is held in New York, Florida, California, or Kentucky, when trainer Christophe Clement runs a horse in such a race, he means business.
Dropping back to last, well behind the rest of the field after an extremely slow start, and racing at a sprint distance far shorter than he prefers, the 4-year-old Jac’s Fact surged in the stretch to win the $75,000 Michael Rowland Memorial Handicap ...
When morning-line favorite Hard Not to Like scratched out of Saturday’s Grade 3 Gallorette Handicap, it was a blessing and a curse for the connections of Watsdachances.