Mike Welsch

‘Like A Porsche’: Omaha Beach Cruises Through Final Pegasus Breeze

Omaha Beach cruised through a five-furlong work in 1:00.72 Sunday morning at Gulfstream Park, his final breeze for Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1). Entries will be taken Wednesday for the $3 million Pegasus and Omaha Beach, owned by Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farms, is expected to be the heavy morning-line favorite for the 1 […]

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Gulfstream: $10 Million Pool Expected For Saturday’s Mandatory Payout Of Rainbow 6

Gulfstream Park’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 will have a mandatory payout Saturday afternoon with a pool that could climb as high as $10 million. The Rainbow 6 begins with Gulfstream’s seventh race and includes four turf races, one a maiden special weight event going a mile, and the $100,000 El Prado, which attracted a field of […]

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‘Betting The Breeders’ Cup’ Seminar To Benefit PDJF, Other Charities

True horseplayers and handicappers at the “Betting the Breeders’ Cup” event Tuesday night at the Grand Reserve in Lexington will rely on statistics, times, facts and professional advice; if there’s one sentimental play in this year’s Cup races, though, it may well be the top notch sprinter Private Zone, owned in part by former jockey Rene […]

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Night School: Kentucky Derby handicapping camp

Night School, the racing industry’s national online fan education program, presents a special “Kentucky Derby Camp” edition on Thursday, May 3 at 8:30 p.m. ET. Horse racing insiders will handicap the field, give opinions on perceived contenders and pretenders, and offer up wagering strategies. The seminar will be hosted by Horse Player NOW’s Joe Kristufek […]

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Welsch tweets: Gung Ho will scratch from Juvenile Turf, rain halts turf training

On-the-scene Twitter updates from Daily Racing Form’s Mike Welsch in Kentucky for Breeders’ Cup morning workouts include the latest updates on scratches, status of turf training, and horses with eye-catching moves.

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Gourmet Dinner connections upset by 35 minute delay

Trainer Steve Standridge and owner-breeder Bill Terrill experienced several setbacks on the road to Los Angeles for last weekend’s CashCall Futurity. But while a delayed trip and difficult weather were distractions, their biggest beef was with a 35 minute delay due to eventual winner Comma to the Top’s shoe difficulty. “The trip was long, the […]

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ALEX BROWN: PRE-DERBY WORKS YOUR LAST MEANINGFUL DATA POINT

By Alex Brown So we are now a little over a week away from the Kentucky Derby.  The field of a probable 20 starters is still not yet set, with about 25 horses still being considered for a start next Saturday.    Eskendereya will be the overwhelming favorite based on his dominating performances in […]

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