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Preakness and Supporting Stakes Recap

2019-05-19T10:41:10-05:00May 18th, 2019|

  The weather cooperated and so did the Pimlico dirt and turf courses. The tracks played fair. The dirt was fast, but honest. While the facility appears dated, and even somewhat neglected, there is no denying the historic and electric atmosphere Pimlico and the Preakness produces. The first stake on [...]

Preakness Betting Crib Sheet

2019-05-16T20:37:29-05:00May 16th, 2019|

  2019 Preakness Betting Crib-Sheet Nick D'Agostino We can’t have an American Pharoah or a Justify every year and we appreciate that as horse racing people, but this year’s crop of sophomores has left us completely scratching our heads as to the pecking order. After the one of the most [...]

Fixing the Derby

2019-05-12T05:38:25-05:00May 12th, 2019|

    Fixing the Derby: Would Reducing Field Size Help?   Peter Lee   Amid all the controversy surrounding Maximum Security's disqualification in the Kentucky Derby, some were calling for a reduced field size from the current 20 to 14.   At first glance, it makes sense: when the gates [...]

Even More Derby Drama

2019-05-07T18:51:34-05:00May 7th, 2019|

  Yes, we would love to move on from this year's Kentucky Derby. As we previously stated, the hits just keep on coming. Now owner and breeder of Maximum Security Gary West says he is convinced War of Will fouled his horse and had War of Will finished ahead of [...]

Winning and Losing

2019-05-07T17:46:06-05:00May 7th, 2019|

    Winning and Losing By Peter Lee   Handicapping this year's Derby, with so many horses on equal footing, proved to be difficult. But I had a strategy and chose Maximum Security based on that strategy.   At first, the Derby unfolded just as I had planned it in [...]

More Kentucky Derby Aftermath

2019-05-06T18:08:51-05:00May 6th, 2019|

    The aftermath of the 145th Kentucky Derby mirrors the quote "and the hits just keep on coming." The discussions on social media, radio shows, and even on the news, shows people including industry insiders and experienced horsemen, as well as bettors and fans as divided over the disqualification [...]

Mott, Casse, and Shug Weigh in on Kentucky Derby

2019-05-05T17:23:04-05:00May 5th, 2019|

  We saw one of the most controversial Kentucky Derbies in history. It was a melee of a race with two foul claims and an inquiry. Here is what Bill Mott, Mark Casse, and Shug McGaughey had to say; Bill Mott talks winning the Kentucky Derby: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdZZQ64o8x0&feature=youtu.be More from Bill: [...]