Jockey Spotlight: Joel Rosario

“There’s no doubt [Joel Rosario’s] the best jockey in the U.S. today. He’s one of those riders that only comes along every 25 years. He’s so tremendously strong and has so much in rhythm with the horse; it’s almost like an instinct.” That quote was uttered by jockey agent Ron Anderson, a 40-year veteran of…

Horse Racing Tips: Selection Of Proper Horses

When it comes to horse racing tips, the golden horse racing tip is to ensure that you select the best horse that stands a high chance of winning a race. Failure to do so will automatically result in the loss of a bet and consequently loss of money. But how do you go about choosing…

Nyquist takes on ten in Preakness

Fresh off a convincing win in the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, #3 NYQUIST (3-5, morning-line favorite) looks to keep his undefeated record intact in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Racecourse this Saturday. The Grade I $1.5 million event is listed as Race 13, and the estimated post time is 6:45 p.m. EST. The second…

Land Over Sea, Go Maggie Go lead large Black-Eyed Susan field

The Grade II $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes for three-year-old fillies headlines Pimlico’s Preakness eve card on Friday. It’s Race 11 on the program with an estimated post time of 4:50 p.m. EST. #3 LAND OVER SEA (2-1) and #5 GO MAGGIE GO (5-2), the only two horses returning from the Kentucky Oaks two weeks ago,…

Jockey Spotlight: Rafael Bejarano

Some riders dominate a circuit in such a way that horseplayers are conditioned to look for his name in every race, lest they accidentally leave his horse out and get burned. For west coast handicappers, Rafael Bejarano is that rider. Bejarano has won seven riding titles at Santa Anita since 2007, when he settled in…

Peter Pan Stakes pits seven versus rising star Unified

Eight three-year-olds have assembled for the Grade II Peter Pan Stakes, which takes place at Belmont Park this Saturday. It’s scheduled as Race 9 on the program, with an estimated post time of 5:45 p.m. EST. The Peter Pan is considered an important stepping-stone toward the Belmont Stakes (which will be run on June 11),…

Grade I glory up for grabs in the Man o’ War

Nine turfers are set to go a mile and three-eighths on Saturday at Belmont in the Grade I Man o’ War. The feature event of the day, it’ll go as Race 10 on the program with a post time of 6:17 p.m. EST. #9 WAKE FOREST was established as the 2-1 favorite on the morning-line…

Jockey Spotlight: Javier Castellano

Javier Castellano is widely considered to be the best jockey in the country, and it’s easy to see why. He’s won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey three straight years, and broke the all-time mark for annual earnings last year (just over $28 million). He hasn’t been out of the top five in wins or…

Nyquist leads field of 20 for Kentucky Derby

After months of discussion, the field has finally been set for the biggest race of the year; the Kentucky Derby! The mile and a quarter event takes place this Saturday at Churchill Downs, and goes as Race 12 on the program with an approximate post time of 6:34 p.m. EST. As usual there are quite…

Kentucky Oaks wide-open without Songbird

Songbird, the undefeated filly that has so overwhelmed her previous rivals that many clamored for her to enter the Kentucky Derby, would’ve been a huge favorite in this race but unfortunately had to defect due to a fever. That leaves a contentious field of 14 fillies (plus one also-eligible) to contest this $1 million race…