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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Pharoah’s Next Chapter

More history is on the line for American Pharoah when he steps into the gates for Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.6 million Travers Stakes. Only one other Triple Crown winner (Whirlaway, 1941) has gone on to win the “Mid-Summer Derby.” Furthermore, no … Continue reading

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Keeping Things Grounded

It’s not too often that you find an off-track Thoroughbred that was unraced but didn’t retire until he was five, but that’s exactly what happened to the horse Joe Desoto. Sven, as he’s known these days, was purchased for $500 … Continue reading

Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Appealing Victory

Appealing Tale held off the late challenge of Wild Dude to capture the Grade 2 Pat O’Brien Stakes last Saturday at Del Mar. The Pat O’Brien was the first graded stakes win for Appealing Tale, and it was the fifth … Continue reading

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Success, Against The Odds

Big John B’s win in the Grade 2 Del Mar Handicap last weekend was one that the bettors were ready for. When the gelding rallied in the stretch under Rafael Bejarano to top Ashleyluvssugar by 1 ½ lengths, his odds … Continue reading

Bloodlines: ‘Nobody Was Cheering Harder’ For Rare Talent Beholder

Not many Grade 1 stakes open to both sexes are won by fillies or mares each year. In part, this is due to North America having a good program of racing restricted to fillies and mares. But in part, it … Continue reading

Photos Of The Week: Girl Power

Summer may be winding down, but the racing action was still hot on both coasts over the past weekend. The action kicked off at Saratoga, with 3-year-old fillies going to the post in the Grade 1 Alabama Stakes. A classy … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Classics On Both Coasts

The Pacific Classic is always one of the highlights of the summer racing calendar, and this year’s edition is not only a good betting affair but features the added intrigue of the country’s leading dirt female taking on the boys. The … Continue reading

Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Pretty Special Filly

Juvenile filly Pretty N Cool kept her unbeaten record intact when she took the Grade 2 Sorrento Stakes by 2 ¾ lengths at Del Mar Aug. 12. The Sorrento victory was the fourth graded stakes win of the year for … Continue reading

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Justin Stein’s Most Unusual Life

Young Elias Stein, pushing five years old, has urgent advice for his father, Justin: “Use the green stick, dad,” he says. And then the questions always come: “Did you win a race with it? Did you use the green stick?” … Continue reading

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: ‘Ego’ Driven To Succeed

Ashlie Howell knows her way around a racehorse. That goes for the horses in her stable at the racetrack and the horses she barrel races. For a horse named Ego’s Appeal, his talents brought him star status in both of her … Continue reading

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