Handicapping & Race Analysis

November 13, 2014
The first running of the $50,000 Ohio Debutante Handicap for older Ohio-accredited fillies and mares headlines the final weekend of racing Saturday at ThistleDown.
Joe Sharp is a kindred spirit with his wife, Rosie Napravnik. He, too, grew up around horses, dreaming of the day he would make it big in a sport he loves.
There isn’t much separating the top contenders in the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash that will be held Saturday at Laurel Park, and there sure are a lot of them.
For all the fame, riches, honors, and adulation that Rosie Napravnik has amassed, she still doesn’t have one thing: a crystal ball. One would certainly come in handy now, with everybody asking her the same thing: When are you coming back to ride, Rosie?
The opportunity to remain within the division and compete for graded black type is a major reason why sensational fields of 3-year-olds have assembled Saturday for twin turf stakes at Churchill Downs.
It’s safe to say that Streamside holds a special place in trainer Sergio Ledezma’s heart. If the 5-year-old gelded son of E Dubai can win Saturday’s $50,000-added Oakland Stakes at six furlongs at Golden Gate Fields, it will also be safe to say he is ...
Red Hot Diva’s chances of beating Down Town Allen are better at the 1 1/8-mile distance of Saturday night’s $50,000 My Sister Pearl Stakes for West Virginia-bred fillies and mares at Charles Town.
Trainer Mark Casse entered Galina Point, Modus Operandi, and Shez a Masterpiece in Saturday’s $125,000 South Ocean Stakes at Woodbine, but said the latter could be scratched from the 1 1/16-mile test for Ontario-sired 2-year-old fillies.
November 12, 2014
Aqueduct ain’t going away just yet. When the New York Racing Association Reorganization Board makes its recommendations to the state regarding the future of the company and its three racetracks, it will not include a proposal regarding the future of ...
Churchill Downs Inc. has reached a deal to buy a mobile-gaming company, Big Fish, for a price that could rise to $885 million, the two companies announced late on Wednesday.