1. Nebraska Football Recruiting: Huskers Land 6th Recruit in Christian LaCouture

    Strong side defensive end Christian LaCouture committed to the University of Nebraska, giving the Cornhuskers the sixth pledge in its 2013 class ...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about over 2 years ago 2,661 reads 12 comments

  2. Kentucky Derby 2012: Gemologist Is the Horse to Beat

    Last year, I went out on a limb and predicted Animal Kingdom would win the 137th Kentucky Derby and he made me look like a genius. This year, I'm confident that undefeated Gemologist will barely prevail on Saturday and keep my winning streak alive...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about over 2 years ago 3,002 reads 6 comments

  3. Oaklawn Racetrack: Preview and Predictions for All Stakes Races

    A fantastic four race stretch today at Oaklawn, that finishes with the $1,000,000 Arkansas Derby. Here are my thoughts on each race: Grade 3 Count Fleet I really like Outta ...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about over 2 years ago 242 reads 3 comments

  4. Aqueduct Racetrack: Preview and Predictions for Grade 1 Wood

    By far, the most difficult race to handicap on the card today is the Grade 1 Resorts World Casino New York City Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack, which will be run at 1 1/8 miles...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about over 2 years ago 315 reads 1 comments

  5. Aqueduct Racetrack: Grade 3 Comely

    A field of seven is entered in the Grade Three Comely, but only three horses seem to have a legitimate shot to win...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about over 2 years ago 77 reads 2 comments

  6. Aqueduct Racetrack: Grade 1 Carter

    The $400,000 Carter is so deep with that talent that the no matter what horse you like, you're going to get great value. I look at Shackleford and his his 8-1 morning line and can't believe that he's the long shot in the race...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about over 2 years ago 124 reads 1 comments

  7. Gulfstream Racetrack: Union Rags Will Win the Grade 1 Florida Derby

    Without question, the best two horses in the Grade One Florida Derby are Union Rags and El Padrino. Who finishes third is the only question. At 6-5, Union Rags is still a great value...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about over 2 years ago 532 reads 6 comments

  8. Santa Anita: Grade 3 Las Flores

    Izzy Rules, the five-year-old mare trained by Jeff Bonde , has been awesome in her last three starts. Not only has she posted her three best Beyer ratings, but she's done so while not being pushed in any of those races...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about over 2 years ago 85 reads 3 comments

  9. Gulfstream Racetrack: Grade 3 Herecomesthebride

    One of the feature races at Gulfstream is the $150,000 Grade Three Herecomesthebride for three-year-olds. The field of nine contains quite a bit of talent, but I'm going to concentrate on three horses...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about over 2 years ago 70 reads 3 comments

  10. Gulfstream Racetrack: Grade 3 Palm Beach

    I think Howe Great is a very nice three-year-old colt. I'm impressed by both turf wins, but I really don't understand how he's the heavy morning line favorite of 8-5...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about over 2 years ago 90 reads 2 comments

  11. Gulfstream Racetrack: Mucho Macho Man Will Win the Grade 2 Handicap

    Today's feature race at Gulfstream is the $300,000 Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Handicap at one mile and the morning line favorite is 8-5 Mucho Macho Man...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about over 2 years ago 161 reads 4 comments

  12. Gulfstream Racetrack: Sunday Card Analysis and Predictions

    I really like the Sunday card at Gulfstream , and I feel confident that I can provide a nice amount of winners. Let's get right to it. 1st Race: Kiowa appears to be the horse to beat...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about over 2 years ago 234 reads 0 comments

  13. Santa Anita Racetrack: Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap

    The feature race today at Santa Anita should be fantastic. After handicapping for nearly 20 minutes, I finally decided to pick 4-1 Setsuko. Setsuko is a five year-old gelding who usually runs well but has trouble winning...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about over 2 years ago 227 reads 1 comments

  14. Gulfstream Racetrack: Grade 3 Canadian Turf

    Little Mike is the 2-1 morning-line favorite for good reason. This five year-old has won his last four races and should be able to dictate the pace from start to finish...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about over 2 years ago 131 reads 2 comments

  15. Aqueduct Racetrack: Grade 3 Gotham

    The morning line favorite in the Grade Three Gotham is Hansen, who will have top New York jockey Ramon Dominguez aboard. Despite being 6-5, I don't think this talented three-year-old is the horse to beat...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about over 2 years ago 177 reads 2 comments

  16. Pittsburgh Steelers: Outplayed and Outcoached in Playoff Loss to Denver

    The 2011 Pittsburgh Steelers are better than what they showed tonight, but a team cannot overcome a bad game and an overrated head coach...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about over 2 years ago 2,961 reads 48 comments

  17. Nebraska Football 2011: Recruiting Update

    Nebraska just doesn't get it. They really don't. I've been a big supporter of Bo Pelini since the day he was hired, but he still refuses to take recruiting serious...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about almost 3 years ago 6,409 reads 48 comments

  18. Nebraska vs. Michigan: Grading the Cornhuskers Game

    I really didn't expect Nebraska to win today, but I didn't think they would be dominated both on the field and on the sidelines. Michigan thoroughly dominated Nebraska 45-17, in front of one of the largest crowds in Ann Arbor...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about almost 3 years ago 533 reads 38 comments

  19. Nebraska vs. Penn State: Grading the Cornhuskers Game

    If you're a big proponent of "Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing," you're probably thrilled with Nebraska's 17-14 win today in Beaver Stadium against the 12th-ranked Nittany Lions...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about almost 3 years ago 739 reads 9 comments

  20. Nebraska Football 2011: Week 2 Report Card

    I'm still somewhat in shock that Fresno State was not only able to be competitive, but put a real scare into the more talented Nebraska Cornhuskers...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about 3 years ago 660 reads 19 comments

  21. Nebraska Football 2011: 5 Reasons to Panic

    As a Nebraska Cornhusker fan, I know I shouldn't be so hard on my beloved team when I could really be miserable today if I rooted for Notre Dame, Georgia or even Oregon. Losing Week 1 is demoralizing...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about 3 years ago 3,195 reads 17 comments

  22. Saratoga Racetrack: Grade 1 Foxwoods King's Bishop

    Uncle Mo was my pick for the Kentucky Derby this year but ended up missing the entire triple crown with a gastrointestinal infection. Despite the fact that I think this is the most talented horse in this race, I'm staying away from him today...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about 3 years ago 117 reads 1 comments

  23. Saratoga Racetrack: Grade 1 Ballerina

    I don't write this often, but it's true today: don't bet either Todd Pletcher-trained horse in the Grade One Ballerina. Hour Glass is 12-1 and despite the John Velazquez and Pletcher combination, I don't like this horse at all...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about 3 years ago 84 reads 1 comments

  24. Saratoga Racetrack: Grade 3 Victory Ride

    A good but questionable field of 10 are poised to run in the Grade Three Victory Ride at six furlongs. Maple Forest is 8-1 and appears capable of being in the mix. I love the John Velazquez and Todd Pletcher combination...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about 3 years ago 70 reads 1 comments

  25. Saratoga Racetrack: Grade 2 Ballston Spa

    Rain appears to be in the forecast at Saratoga, but I still like Romacaca to win the Grade Two stakes race today. Miss Keller is 10-1 with Javier Castellano but appears off form...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about 3 years ago 107 reads 1 comments