1. Winning Handicapping: Drawing the Line Between Smart Play and a Life Obsession

    Winning handicapping, a methodology for choosing the correct horses combined with a smart value wagering strategy that returns a consistent profit, is as elusive to most horseplayers as was Sir Galahad's quest to seek the Holy Grail...

    Alan Horvath Written by Alan Horvath about 3 months ago 306 reads 0 comments

  2. PETA's Investigation of Asmussen: Can It Help Boost Horse Racing's Popularity?

    What do the people involved with horse racing really think when it comes to PETA's (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) undercover investigation of trainer Steve Asmussen? ...

    Alan Horvath Written by Alan Horvath about 4 months ago 1,712 reads 0 comments

  3. Clark Handicap Bold Predictions: Will Take Charge Is Vulnerable

    The 2013 Travers Stakes winner—three-year-old Will Take Charge — enters Friday's Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs as the second choice with opening odds of 9-5. He will be ridden by jockey Luis Saez...

    Alan Horvath Written by Alan Horvath about 8 months ago 384 reads 0 comments

  4. Jockey Club Gold Cup Predictions for Belmont Park's Super Saturday

    A dynamite field of eight will enter the gate for Saturday's 95th running of the Grade One $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup on Super Saturday at Belmont Park...

    Alan Horvath Written by Alan Horvath about 10 months ago 957 reads 2 comments

  5. Maylan Studart: Brazilian Jockey's Return Set for Opening Day at Belmont Park

    Brazilian jockey Maylan Studart makes her official return to the saddle this Saturday on Opening Day at Belmont Park for its historic 2013 Fall Championship Meet...

    Alan Horvath Written by Alan Horvath about 11 months ago 1,759 reads 9 comments

  6. Alex Rodriguez Boosts Yankees Lineup for Playoff Run

    Alex Rodriguez immediately made his presence felt upon his return to Yankee Stadium, as the Yankees defeated the Detroit Tigers twice and while beating the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in Monday night's series opener...

    Alan Horvath Written by Alan Horvath about 12 months ago 669 reads 10 comments

  7. Handicapping 101: How Much Information Is Too Much?

    During my first year of thoroughbred handicapping, I recall being at Belmont Park listening in awe as a fellow player enquired about wind conditions on his cell phone for the upcoming race at an out of town track...

    Alan Horvath Written by Alan Horvath about 1 year ago 279 reads 1 comments

  8. Richard Migliore and Racing's Hall of Fame: "The Mig" Deserves the Honor

    Richard Migliore, one of racing's premier jockeys spanning over three decades, is a name mysteriously missing from the list of finalists for this year's National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame vote...

    Alan Horvath Written by Alan Horvath about over 1 year ago 468 reads 6 comments

  9. 2013 Tampa Bay Derby: Breakdown and Predictions

    Saturday's $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (G2) is slated to have nine colts competing for qualification points towards entrance into the Run for the Roses, more commonly known as the Kentucky Derby, which is run in the first weekend of May...

    Alan Horvath Written by Alan Horvath about over 1 year ago 788 reads 5 comments

  10. Travis Hafner Signing: Yankees Best Offseason Move for 2013?

    In November, as the Yankees celebrate their 28th World Series championship with a parade down the Canyon of Heroes, remember the date February 1, 2013...

    Alan Horvath Written by Alan Horvath about over 1 year ago 1,321 reads 5 comments

  11. Rachel Alexandra: Racing's Greatest Filly Battling for Life After Giving Foal

    Rachel Alexandra, winner of the 2009 Horse of the Year award, finds herself in the most challenging battle of her life. After foaling a filly by Bernardini , she is in "Serious" condition as reported by Forbes ...

    Alan Horvath Written by Alan Horvath about over 1 year ago 1,397 reads 20 comments

  12. Derek Jeter Can Demand Contract Increase with Big 2013 Season

    Derek Jeter will be playing the 2013 season with dollar signs flashing before his eyes. Entering his 19th season as the starting shortstop for the New York Yankees , Jeter is ...

    Alan Horvath Written by Alan Horvath about over 1 year ago 2,013 reads 7 comments

  13. 2013 New York Mets: The Year Ike Davis Wins His First Home Run Crown?

    When the 2013 season begins for the New York Mets , first baseman Ike Davis stands alone as their one player with the special ability to stir fan imagination like no other on the team...

    Alan Horvath Written by Alan Horvath about over 1 year ago 2,334 reads 29 comments

  14. New York Yankees Are Already Strong Enough to Win 2013 World Series

    Were the 2013 New York Yankees season beginning today, manager Joe Girardi already has enough talent to construct a starting lineup capable of winning the World Series come November...

    Alan Horvath Written by Alan Horvath about over 1 year ago 371 reads 32 comments

  15. Mark Sanchez vs. Eli Manning Through First 4 Seasons: Stats Matchup Shows Equals

    New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez officially lost his starting job on Tuesday, when head coach Rex Ryan named Greg McElroy the starter for Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers ...

    Alan Horvath Written by Alan Horvath about over 1 year ago 2,710 reads 28 comments

  16. Stat Predictions: New York Jets' 4 Key Players vs. Tennessee Titans

    With the New York Jets ' (6-7) playoff hopes riding on a near must-win game versus the Tennessee Titans tonight on Monday Night Football , here is a breakdown of what we can expect to see from their key offensive players in this crucial contest...

    Alan Horvath Written by Alan Horvath about over 1 year ago 668 reads 2 comments

  17. MLB Hall of Fame 2013: Barry Bonds and Rogers Clemens Deserve First-Ballot Entry

    Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens statistically tower above the others on MLB 's 2013 Hall of Fame ballot. From the 1980s and into the 21st century, both were considered among baseball's elite performers, if not the very best of the best...

    Alan Horvath Written by Alan Horvath about over 1 year ago 497 reads 0 comments

  18. Ichiro Agrees to $13 Million Contract with Yankees: World Series Bound?

    Future Hall-of- Famer Ichiro Suzuki has agreed to a two-year contract with the New York Yankees , according to Jon Heyman of CBS sports . After joining the Yankees in July last season, Ichiro hit ...

    Alan Horvath Written by Alan Horvath about over 1 year ago 885 reads 11 comments

  19. Bottom Line: R.A. Dickey and New York Mets Need Each Other

    All R.A. Dickey wants from the New York Mets is a fair deal. The Mets have offered Dickey, the 2012 Cy Young award winner, a two-year extension worth $20 million . That, on top of the $5 million he is owed for 2013...

    Alan Horvath Written by Alan Horvath about over 1 year ago 544 reads 26 comments

  20. Mets Wasted Money on David Wright Unless Alderson Does More

    The New York Mets did a nice job of passing the olive branch to David Wright by signing him to a generous contract extension worth up to $138 million over seven years...

    Alan Horvath Written by Alan Horvath about over 1 year ago 873 reads 7 comments

  21. Yankees Holiday Wish List: Santa, Please Bring Us Josh Hamilton

    With the 2012 holiday shopping season in full swing, the Yankees have a fantastic opportunity to play Santa Claus this year, full beard, boots and all. In the spirit of giving, all they have to do is reward their fans by signing Josh Hamilton ...

    Alan Horvath Written by Alan Horvath about over 1 year ago 2,179 reads 51 comments

  22. New York Jets: Running Game Dominates Jaguars to Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

    With the New York Jets ' season hanging by a thread, Rex Ryan served notice to the naysayers that his team is alive and well, by going on the road and pounding the Jacksonville Jaguars into the ground on their home field, 17-10...

    Alan Horvath Written by Alan Horvath about over 1 year ago 238 reads 0 comments

  23. Fate of Rex Ryan Era Hinges on the Arm of Mark Sanchez

    When the New York Jets take the field against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, there will be no one watching quarterback Mark Sanchez with more on the line than their head coach Rex Ryan ...

    Alan Horvath Written by Alan Horvath about over 1 year ago 377 reads 13 comments

  24. Mark Sanchez Poll: Overrated or Victim of a Poor System?

    When the New York Jets traded up to pick Mark Sanchez in the 2009 NFL Draft, they were applauded for having obtained their franchise quarterback for years to come...

    Alan Horvath Written by Alan Horvath about over 1 year ago 186 reads 16 comments

  25. Mark Sanchez: 5 Best Things About Rex Ryan Starting Him for Jets vs. Jaguars

    In a decision that no doubt has Jets fans everywhere popping the champagne corks a few weeks early, Mark Sanchez has been named Sunday's starting quarterback by Rex Ryan ...

    Alan Horvath Written by Alan Horvath about over 1 year ago 371 reads 1 comments