Frank Angst and Claire Novak handicap the Man o' War Stakes and Virginia Derby. Both seem to think the Virginia Derby will be a very telling and exciting race to watch. Can the Kittens finish 1-2-3? watch video
Dick Powell offers a study of turf sprints at Saratoga, which starts its meet on July 19.
The July 13 grade II stakes worth $300,000 will feature a rematch between Tell a Great Story and Ile St. Molly as a field of nine 3-year-old fillies line up in the 1 1/16-mile contest at Delaware Park.
Up the track in a pair of Dubai starts earlier this year, Dullahan will look to jump-start the second half of his 4-year-old season when he returns to action in July 13 $200,000 Arlington Handicap.
Evan Hammonds examines Game On Dude's performance in the Hollywood Gold Cup and also takes a look at the United Nations Stakes. watch video
Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak take a look at Calder's Summit of Speed race card. They handicap the Smile Sprint Handicap and the Princess Rooney Handicap. Will Jackson Bend be able to handle the talented Trinniberg? watch video
Evan Hammonds recaps the Firecracker Handicap, New York Stakes, and Iowa Oaks. watch video
Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak handicap the Colonial Turf Cup Stakes at Colonial Downs. Can anyone defeat Atigun? watch video
Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak handicap the Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs. Can Ron the Greek win again? watch video
Can Orb rebound? read blog
Claire Novak and Pete Denk preview the Penn Mile featuring Noble Tune, Rydilluc, Jack Milton, and Charming Kitten. Watch Video
The good thing about last Saturday's Preakness Stakes is when the action leaves Maryland for its summer home at Colonial Downs, they can plant corn on the main track.
Pete wonders how to make money on the Preakness card. read blog
Intro To Exotic Bets with Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk. Sponsored by HRTV.
Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk discuss exacta, trifecta and superfecta bets. Sponsored by HRTV.
Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk focus on maiden races and betting angles related to them.
Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk discuss Rolling Daily Doubles and Pick 3s. Sponsored by HRTV.
Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk discuss Pick 4s, 5s, and 6s. Sponsored by HRTV.
With the Kentucky Derby field now in place, the points system that got us here looks like it's working pretty well.
In 54 of the last 58 runnings of the 1 1/4-mile Kentucky Derby, the winner was either on the lead with an eighth of a mile to go, within a length of the lead, or running second although more than a length off the leader.
Claire Novak and Frank Angst handicap the Derby Trial Stakes at Churchill Downs. On last week's show, Frank hit a $92 exacta with the Illinois Derby! Next week, That Handicapping Show will be on location at Churchill Downs. watch video
The makeup of the grade III Derby Trial presents several interesting scenarios that could impact the makeup of the Kentucky Derby field.
After winning four of the first five races for juveniles or juvenile fillies at the Keeneland spring meeting, trainer Wesley Ward will sit out the finale Thursday, April 25.
Johnny Avello at Wynn Las Vegas added horses and updated their odds to win the Triple Crown this week.
The major Kentucky Derby by Yum! Brands preps are finished, but there's still some good 3-year-old racing out there. Let's take a look at the Grade III Coolmore Lexington Stakes and the Grade III Illinois Derby.
We take a look back at the 2013 Kentucky Derby Trail to determine whether the new points system attracted more horses to the prep races for the first Saturday in May.
When Keeneland resumes its spring juvenile racing schedule Thursday, April 18 with a 4 1/2-furlong race for fillies, the field is scheduled to include two runners with previous starts.
The only graded winner entered in Thursday's Grade 3, $100,000 Appalachian is Watsdachances and she looks to make a splash in her three-year-old debut in the one-mile contest over Keeneland's turf course.
The Kentucky Derby field is close to being set, but more things can and will happen before entries close on May 1. We could see horses now ranked well into the 20's pop up in the field.
This year's edition of the Grade I Blue Grass Stakes may be wide open, so let's have fun with it and try to bring home a winner.
If you're leaning in favor of any particular horse for the Kentucky Derby, maybe you'd like to know what Johnny Avello thinks about its odds to win the Triple Crown.
TwinSpires.com, the official advance deposit wagering service for Churchill Downs Incorporated, is giving 150 players a chance to win a $500 betting bankroll for Kentucky Derby Day.
For the fifth consecutive year, Keeneland, which begins its spring meet April 5, topped the 2013 racetrack ratings produced by the Horseplayers Association of North America.
Katie Mikolay Gensler joins Keeneland handicapper Mike Battaglia to provide live paddock commentary and selections at the spring meet. watch video
Verrazano could lose the grade I Wood Memorial, and so could Vyjack, but it would be a first for either one of them.
Orb doesn't have to win the Florida Derby to go on to the Kentucky Derby -- he just needs to run the right kind of race. Still, there's a good argument that he will win the race.
We're in full tilt mode now, with Kentucky Derby prep races going nine furlongs. Let's see where the contenders are going next during this exciting phase of the Kentucky Derby Trail.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Treasure Island Las Vegas announced that the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship will return to the Las Vegas property in 2014.
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park this weekend. Is there a Kentucky Derby winner in this field? watch video
The 2013 edition of the grade III Spiral Stakes brings together an interesting mixture of dirt, turf and synthetic track runners that includes shippers and local entries.
Unbeaten Verrazano (#20), impressive in three dominant victories since he launched his racing career on New Year's Day, is a solid morning line choice to emerge as the overall betting favorite in the final KDFW.
We are now officially barreling down the road to the Kentucky Derby, and the Road to the Roses contest is coming up soon. So here's a survey of over 80 horses and where they're going next on the Derby Trail.
With many of the also-rans from the grade III Southwest Stakes out of the grade II Rebel, can Super Ninety Nine fend off the new challengers?
A prevalent idea at this point on the 2013 Kentucky Derby Trail is that the new points system is attracting more horses to the prep races. But is that what's actually happening?
The road to the Kentucky Derby winner's circle has run through Tampa twice since 2007. On Saturday in his first run in graded company, Verrazano will follow the path of Street Sense and Super Saver and see where it leads.
Here are next-race plans for over 70 horses on the Kentucky Derby trail. We'll start off with some of the more prominent names.
Evan Hammonds recaps the Gotham Stakes, Santa Anita Handicap, and the Las Virgenes Stakes. watch video
The second Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) pool and the only Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (KOFW) of 2013 closed within 30 minutes of each other on Sunday, but with vastly different results.
Churchill Downs' second Kentucky Derby Future Wager pool opened March 1 with undefeated Verrazano the top individual betting choice at 10-1 and the "all others" betting interest the 8-5 overall pick.
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