When Kentucky Downs holds its 21st meet in September, the Franklin, Ky. oval will have some of the lowest exotic takeout rates among U.S. tracks.
TimeformUS Weekend Plays: Saratoga and Del Mar Graded Stakes Races. read blog
Claire and Evan preview the Travers Stakes. watch video
TimeformUS Plays for the race cards at Del Mar and Saratoga on Sunday. read blog
TwinSpires.com is launching a new faster-paced, multi-track wager Aug. 17 that is structured so players will see the first race through the fifth race in 90 minutes.
Claire Novak and Frank Angst handicap the Arlington Million and Alabama S. watch video
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Aug. 14 that registration is open for the Sovereign Stable Free NHC Online Contest to be held Saturday, Aug. 17, at games.ntra.com.
Evan Hammonds recounts the steps of Wise Dan in the Fourstardave, Groupie Doll's return in the Gardenia and Concave's efforts in California. watch video
TimeformUS Plays for Saratoga and Del Mar graded stakes races. read blog
Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak are on location at Saratoga this week to handicap the Fourstardave Handicap (gr. II). Can Wise Dan be beaten with his double digit weight difference? Watch Video
TimeformUS plays for Saratoga and Del Mar Graded Stakes Races. read blog
Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak handicap the Whitney and the West Virginia Derby this week. How will the races be run with Fort Larned, Ron the Greek, Departing, and other big talent present? watch video
Evan Hammonds recaps the efforts of Palace Malice and Verrazano from the weekend. watch video
TimeformUS plays for Sunday's top stakes races. read blog
Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak handicap the Jim Dandy Stakes this week. Can the up and coming Code West defeat the proven Palace Malice and Mylute? watch video
Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak handicap the Delaware Handicap and CCA Oaks. Do you think the races will be exciting with such small fields but big talent? watch video
Evan Hammonds recaps the efforts of Emollient and Boisterous. watch video
The grade III, $100,000 Sunset Handicap might not be what it once was during its glory days, but the July 14 closing-day feature at Betfair Hollywood Park has more glamour than usual.
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.
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