Handicapping & Race Analysis

April 11, 2014
Ramon Dominguez, a three-time Eclipse Award winner as outstanding jockey, will receive the Special Award of Merit during a Preakness media awards ceremony next month at Pimlico.
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signed two bills on Thursday and Friday dealing with racing issues, including a bill establishing a 0.5 percent tax on bets made by residents through account-wagering companies.
Ready to Act is one of those YouTube horses with down-the-stretch antics not easily forgotten.
For the time being, Sweet Swap is a turf sprinter. 
The 5-year-old Sweet Swap won the Joe Hernandez Stakes on the hillside turf course Feb. 23 at Santa Anita, a victory that has led to a start in Sunday’s $100,000 San Simeon Stakes.
Jaycito will have New Mexico’s hottest trainer-jockey team in his corner Sunday, when he takes on a competitive group of older horses in the $75,000 Sunland Park Handicap.
Sunday at Santa Anita, the 5-year-old Stormy Lucy makes her first start for Ed and Steve Moger in the $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap for fillies and mares over 1 1/4 miles on turf.
Shared Belief, the champion 2-year-old male of 2014, is scheduled to have his first workout since January at Golden Gate Fields on Tuesday, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said on Friday.
Most would agree that Delegation is the best horse in Sunday’s $125,000 Jacques Cartier Stakes at Woodbine, but is he vulnerable in the six-furlong dash for older runners?
Solar Charge, second to Triumph and Song three times at Sam Houston early this year, got the better of his winter nemesis Thursday in the opening-night $50,000 Premiere Stakes at Lone Star Park.
Unfortunate as it might be that Beulah Park is closing, there is life on the other side – the northeast side of Ohio, that is.