Weekend Bankroll

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Decisions, Decisions

For handicappers, it doesn’t get much better than Saturday’s feast of wagering opportunities, but bettors will have a long, challenging day choosing where the bankroll should be distributed. How big do you wanna go at breakfast with those juicy betting races from Dubai? Then, a half-hour after the World Cup goes off, things keep rolling with […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Rebel Circus

All eyes will be on Oaklawn Park this Saturday as a competitive field of 14 gets set to tackle the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes. The $900,000 race, won by Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah last year, offers 50 points to the winner on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. Also on Oaklawn’s 11-race card are […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: The Time Is Now

An exciting lineup of racing greets fans this Saturday: a couple of Grade 1 races are on the card at Santa Anita and a pair of Kentucky Derby prep races each feature a strong lineup. With just eight weeks left to the big race, these sophomore hopefuls need to showcase their abilities soon or risk […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Off To Gotham City

Saturday’s Grade 3 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct is the third race worth 50 points to the winner on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, as well as the traditional New York prep for next month’s G1 Wood Memorial. Currently in the Shadwell Stable shadow of top dog Mohaymen, Shagaf, unbeaten in two starts for trainer […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Youth Springs Eternal

Saturday’s Grade 2 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth Stakes brings up the highly anticipated matchup of three undefeated colts on the Kentucky Derby trail: Mohaymen, Awesome Banner, and Zulu. The Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth winner will receive 50 points, which likely guarantees a spot in the starting gate on May 7 at Churchill Downs. Trainer Kiaran […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: The Championship Series Begins

Saturday’s Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes is the first of 16 prep races that comprise the Kentucky Derby Championship Series – the stretch run, if you will, to the May 7 Derby. The Risen Star winner will be awarded 50 points, and based on recent history, that will secure a spot in the starting gates at Churchill Downs. […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: May The Road Rise

The Road to the Kentucky Derby is about to ramp up in a significant way, starting with this long holiday weekend. The schedule features the final two 10-point prep races before the stakes climb to 50 points for the winners, but also on tap are a couple of non-point events that are must-see viewing for […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Happy Returns

Another big weekend of racing is upon us as we roll into February. The year’s first two Grade 1 races are coming up at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, and some fan favorites will make their season debuts on opposite coasts. A tough field of seasoned runners have lined up to contest the G1 Donn Handicap, and […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Time To Begin Dreaming Of Roses

The calendar says late January but it’s now less than 100 days until the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7 and it’s time to start thinking about springtime and roses. The Kentucky Derby points races get a lot more serious in three weeks with the Grade 2 Risen Star at Louisiana Downs the […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Winter Blast

Snowed in? S’no problem. For those in the path of winter storm Jonas, as long as you’ve got electricity and Internet access (or even a cellphone signal and a smartphone), this is a great weekend to stay indoors and play some races. When this was written on Friday, there was some uncertainty about which tracks […]

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