1. Main Sequence Back to Defend Title in United Nations

    Last summer on the Jersey Shore, trainer Graham Motion brought a European invader to the $500,000 United Nations (Grade 1) at Monmouth Park, who was riding a 10-race losing streak...

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  2. Lady Eli Looking to Earn Trip to Breeders' Cup in Belmont Oaks

    The undefeated Lady Eli is seeking to earn a ticket to the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (Grade 1) when she takes on 13 foes in the $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational (Grade 1) on Saturday at Belmont Park...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 3 days ago 1,736 reads 0 comments

  3. Breeders' Cup Challenge Hits Santa Anita for Gold Cup

    A field of 11 older runners will line up on Saturday afternoon in the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita (Grade 1) with the winner earning an automatic starting spot in the field for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade 1)...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 10 days ago 1,081 reads 0 comments

  4. Stephen Foster Handicap Gets Breeders' Cup Challenge Rolling

    While the hoopla surrounding the Triple Crown is now over, there is plenty of championship racing on tap over the next four months, culminating in the Breeders’ Cup on Oct. 30-31 at Keeneland ...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 24 days ago 1,587 reads 0 comments

  5. Should American Pharoah Be Retired After 2015 Triple Crown Win?

    Now that American Pharoah has become just the 12th Triple Crown winner and the first in nearly four decades, the colt’s biggest paydays are ahead of him...

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  6. Tracing American Pharoah's Incredible Journey to the 2015 Triple Crown

    It was nearly four decades in the making but well worth the wait, as American Pharoah became the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978...

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  7. Belmont Stakes Odds 2015: Last-Minute Updates and Picks

    American Pharoah will be the 14th horse to show up in New York for the Belmont Stakes (G1) still alive to win the Triple Crown since 1978. They all came up short, a dozen on the track and one due to an injury on the eve of the race...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 1 month ago 54,135 reads 22 comments

  8. Breeders' Cup Challenge Races Bring out Superstars on Belmont Stakes Undercard

    All eyes will be on American Pharoah on Saturday in his Triple Crown bid, but two Breeders’ Cup Challenge races are bringing out some of the superstar older horses including ...

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  9. Belmont Stakes Odds 2015: 10 Betting Tips from Handicapping Expert

    Other than the Run for the Roses, the Belmont Stakes (G1) can be one of the trickiest races for horseplayers to handicap all year...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 1 month ago 10,573 reads 0 comments

  10. 2015 Belmont Stakes Horses: Ranking Every Contender in New York

    History is on the line Saturday at Belmont Park, with American Pharoah seeking to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. He takes on seven foes in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1)...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 1 month ago 16,980 reads 1 comments

  11. Belmont Stakes 2015: Horses, Favorites and Picks for This Year's Field

    American Pharoah goes for history on Saturday, looking to add the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes to his already impressive resume and become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed accomplished the feat in 1978...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 1 month ago 13,291 reads 2 comments

  12. Preakness Winner 2015: Breaking Down American Pharoah's Triple Crown Chances

    American Pharoah’s tour-de-force, in the slop at Pimlico in the Preakness Stakes, gave the Bob Baffert trainee the second jewel of the Triple Crown to go along with his victory in the Kentucky Derby...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 1 month ago 52,015 reads 65 comments

  13. Preakness Odds 2015: Last-Minute Updates and Picks

    A field of eight will line up Saturday afternoon in the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course, with most of the attention going to one horse...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 1 month ago 28,415 reads 3 comments

  14. Preakness 2015 Odds: 10 Betting Tips from Handicapping Expert

    The Kentucky Derby is in the rearview mirror, and it is off to Baltimore, where crab cakes and beer replace that fancy food and drinks they serve on Millionaire’s Row at Churchill Downs...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 1 month ago 10,633 reads 2 comments

  15. 2015 Preakness Horses: Ranking Every Contender at Pimlico

    There will be seven challengers waiting for Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah when the field assembles on Saturday in the starting gate for the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of the Triple Crown...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 1 month ago 44,491 reads 9 comments

  16. Preakness 2015: Horses, Favorites and Picks for This Year's Field

    With just under 48 hours to go before the post position draw for the $1 million Grade 1 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, the field is still in flux, but there is no doubt who the one to beat is...

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  17. American Pharoah Cues Triple Crown Hype as Latest Favorite to Win Kentucky Derby

    For the third consecutive year, the betting favorite has won the Kentucky Derby, with American Pharaoh outpacing the field Saturday at Churchill Downs...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 2 months ago 7,724 reads 10 comments

  18. Kentucky Derby Odds 2015: Last-Minute Updates and Picks

    The two most exciting minutes in sports is just about here, with a field of 19 set to line up in the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 2 months ago 30,587 reads 3 comments

  19. Kentucky Derby 2015 Odds: 10 Betting Tips from Handicapping Expert

    The Kentucky Derby is the most challenging race of the year to handicap. Put together 21 relatively lightly raced three-year-olds in front of over 100,000 screaming fans wearing funny hats and drinking mint juleps, and just about anything can happen...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 2 months ago 29,194 reads 6 comments

  20. Kentucky Derby 2015: Horses, Favorites and Picks for This Year's Field

    The 141st running of the Kentucky Derby is upon us, with the post-position drawing Wednesday to decide the order of a competitive field of 20 likely to line up in a race deserving of the moniker "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 2 months ago 28,454 reads 0 comments

  21. Jockey Club Tour on Fox Hits Keeneland for Lexington Stakes

    After stops in California and Dubai, the Jockey Club Tour on Fox lands in Lexington, Kentucky, on Saturday for a pair of nationally televised horse races from scenic Keeneland ...

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  22. California Chrome Headlines $10 Million Dubai World Cup

    The world’s richest race has attracted the world’s most popular horse, with 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome making his way across the world to take on eight foes in Saturday’s $10 million Dubai World Cup (G1)...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 3 months ago 1,675 reads 0 comments

  23. Selections for Road to the Kentucky Derby Points Races

    With just five weeks until the Kentucky Derby, the next three Saturdays will be crucial in determining which 20 horses make it into the starting gate on the first Saturday of May at Churchill Downs...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 3 months ago 2,053 reads 0 comments

  24. American Pharoah Regains Role as Kentucky Derby Favorite

    Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah has regained the role as the early betting favorite for the 141st Kentucky Derby in the latest odds released this week by Odds Shark ...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 4 months ago 1,869 reads 0 comments

  25. Jim Rome's Shared Belief Huge Favorite in Big 'Cap

    The Clones will be chalk players on Saturday, as Shared Belief, the top older horse in the U.S., takes on 12 overmatched foes in the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (G1) at Santa Anita...

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