1. Churchill Downs: Fantasy of Flight Will Win Grade Three Dogwood

    Talent is the great equalizer. In the co-feature today at Churchill Downs, I like Fantasy of Flight to capture the Grade Three Dogwood in just her second career start...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about 3 years ago 129 reads 1 comments

  2. Monmouth Racetrack: The $65,000 Fort Monmouth

    The feature race at Monmouth tomorrow is the five and a half furlong turf race that appears to have a lot of speed...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about 3 years ago 129 reads 1 comments

  3. Belmont Racetrack: Grade 2 Vagrancy Handicap

    A field of seven are scheduled to run in tomorrow's Grade Two Vagrancy, and Hilda's Passion appears to be the horse to beat...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about 3 years ago 108 reads 1 comments

  4. Belmont Racetrack: Grade 1 Metropolitan Mile

    Despite the absence of Morning Line, who probably would have been a slight favorite, the $500,000 Metropolitan Mile appears to be stacked with talented horses...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about 3 years ago 269 reads 2 comments

  5. Belmont Racetrack: Boisterous Will Win the Three Coins Up Today

    One thing I rarely like to do is go against trainer/jockey connections that continually win big races when the race appears to be ideal for them. That's the case today, in the featured race at Belmont...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about 3 years ago 287 reads 1 comments

  6. 136th Preakness: Shackleford Holds off Animal Kingdom

    I'm still shaking my head that Shackleford just won the 136th Preakness by beating Animal Kingdom by less than one length...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about 3 years ago 256 reads 0 comments

  7. Preakness Stakes: Dialed in Will Run Down Flashpoint and Dance City To Win

    As much as I'd love to predict Animal Kingdom winning the second leg of the triple crown, I just don't see how the lightly-raced 3-year-old can pull it off...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about 3 years ago 518 reads 0 comments

  8. Kentucky Derby: Animal Kingdom Will Win the 137th Derby

    If Uncle Mo was still scheduled to race tomorrow, I'd be confident that he was healthy and going to win...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about 3 years ago 1,641 reads 3 comments

  9. Shawn Watson Should Be Fired as Nebraska Football Offensive Coordinator

    If Shawn Watson is unable to secure a head coaching job at a school like Vanderbilt, I don't see how Nebraska doesn't fire its offensive coordinator...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about over 3 years ago 6,612 reads 63 comments

  10. An Open Letter to Bo Pelini, Nebraska Football Head Coach

    Dear Coach Pelini, As a Nebraska Cornhusker football fan, I'm thrilled you are the coach of my football team. There is not a single coach I would rather have and you proved it again last night...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about over 3 years ago 6,840 reads 50 comments

  11. Breeders' Cup Recap Of Saturday—Blame Holds Off Zenyatta

    I was absolutely devastated when Blame was still ahead of Zenyatta as the finish line appeared on my TV. I was certain that as they turned for home, Zenyatta would overcome a questionable ride from jockey Mike Smith and a slower than usual break...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about over 3 years ago 662 reads 0 comments

  12. Breeders' Cup Analysis For Saturday

    The second part of the Breeders Cup will take place on Saturday, and Soldat will begin the festivities by winning the Juvenile Turf in a race that is as even as the odds...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about over 3 years ago 626 reads 0 comments

  13. Breeders' Cup Analysis For Friday

    The fun begins tomorrow with the hardest race of the Breeders' Cup: the 14-furlong Marathon. The race is packed with turf specialists and pace setting speed, but I think Giant Oak will come off the pace to beat Prince Will I am, Eldaafer and Alcomo...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about over 3 years ago 190 reads 0 comments

  14. Quality Road and The Met Mile At Belmont

    The Grade One Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont is loaded with talented horses but the horse to beat is the 4/5 favorite Quality Road...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about 4 years ago 116 reads 3 comments

  15. Devil May Care Will Win 136th Kentucky Derby

    Picking a winner for this Grade 1 race was already difficult but with Churchill Downs expecting anywhere from 2-4 inches of rain today, the task of handicapping the 136th Kentucky Derby is now even harder...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about 4 years ago 388 reads 0 comments

  16. Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra Analysis

    The proposed $5 million Apple Blossom is clearly in jeopardy after 9-1 Zardana shocked the racing world with a narrow win over Rachel Alexandra yesterday in the $200,000 New Orleans Ladies Stakes at Fair Grounds...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about over 4 years ago 597 reads 3 comments

  17. Pittsburgh Steelers: Blame Mike Tomlin

    As a Steelers fan, I've been telling everyone how overrated Mike Tomlin is. I know all about his second year championship. Let's look at all the facts before you consider him anywhere in the elite tier of coaching...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about over 4 years ago 1,471 reads 12 comments

  18. Zenyatta: Horse Of The Year!

    Isn't the cliche "It's not how you start but how you finish?" For the better part of the year, Rachel Alexandra claimed the spotlight with win after win...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about over 4 years ago 228 reads 2 comments

  19. Serena Williams: Unacceptable Behavior

    The best female player on the planet is Serena Williams. Nobody can dispute this—not even Dinara Safina, who is currently the No. 1 ranked player on the WTA tour...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about almost 5 years ago 1,844 reads 35 comments

  20. Fourth Round Analysis of Monday Matches (Men)

    Roger Federer vs Tommy Robredo Despite being 0-8 against Federer, Tommy Robredo has played Federer quite tough at times on hard courts...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about almost 5 years ago 159 reads 1 comments

  21. College Football Week One: More Questions Than Answers

    Did anyone think Notre Dame against Michigan this week might be relevant or even interesting? We all knew that ND had two fantastic receivers but when did the offensive line learn to run block? ...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about almost 5 years ago 301 reads 12 comments

  22. Young Nebraska Cornhuskers Look Good in Opener

    Compared to last year, Husker nation has to be feeling pretty good about where the team is as we enter week the second week of the season. Without a shred of doubt, we have better talent and depth on this team...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about almost 5 years ago 52 reads 1 comments

  23. September 6: Saratoga Analysis

    2nd race: Nothing more difficult than maidens going seven furlongs-especially when most of the horses have never run before. I like second time starter Ailalea with Edgar Prado aboard to win this race...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about almost 5 years ago 31 reads 0 comments

  24. Forego and Woodward Analysis

    The Grade One Forego is the kind of race that fans and bettors absolutely love. This seven furlong race at Saratoga is completely puzzling on so many levels. I see very little speed in this race...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about almost 5 years ago 115 reads 1 comments

  25. Quentin Castille Dismissed by Nebraska

    Just when it seems you have talent and depth at one position, things change quickly. Ray Helu and Quentin Castille seemed like the perfect one-two punch for the 2009 Nebraska Cornhuskers...

    Joseph Ciraco Written by Joseph Ciraco about almost 5 years ago 1,041 reads 5 comments