Handicapping & Race Analysis

April 16, 2017
Adjustments to the purse structure at Indiana Grand for its annual marathon racing season that begins Tuesday actually signify the relatively robust health of the racing product there.
Classic Empire won the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby on Saturday like a horse that wants 1 1/4 miles, and that’s what he will get next month at Churchill Downs. Trainer Mark Casse said Sunday that Classic Empire emerged from his stretch-running ...
Road to the Derby: Arkansas Derby analysis
April 15, 2017
Relief. That's the emotion that first rushed over trainer Mark Casse when champion Classic Empire crossed the wire first in the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby on Saturday at Oaklawn.
Overcoming a spot of trouble in midstretch, Dickinson was up in the final strides to defeat the mighty Lady Eli in the Grade 1 Jenny Wiley at Keeneland, capping a surreal day for her connections.
Hot on the heels of heavily favored Midnight Storm for much of Saturday’s Grade 2, $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap, Inside Straight came off the fence at the top of the stretch, came abreast Midnight Storm at the furlong grounds, and pushed past to win by ...
Although horses who rally from far back often are at a disadvantage on dirt, Senior Investment’s closing style may have aided him in catching West Coast and No Dozing in a thrilling three-horse photo finish in the Grade 3, $200,000 Lexington Stakes on ...
Cistron transferred his good turf form to dirt on Saturday when he wired the field in the $150,000 Northern Spur for 3-year-olds at Oaklawn Park.
A month ago, Lord Simba was winless after three career starts. On Saturday, he won his second consecutive race, and his stakes debut, in the Grade 3 Los Angeles Stakes at Santa Anita.
Whitmore continued his ascent up the class ladder as a sprinter on Saturday, dispatching of a strong field of one-turn specialists in the Grade 3, $400,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap at Oaklawn. The race was the first graded stakes victory for the ...