Pimlico, May 15, Claiming 7.5K, 1:38 PM ET

Race of the Day, May 15, 2014 Pimlico Racecourse, Baltimore, Maryland Race #2, Claiming $7.5K, Non-winners of 2 races lifetime, Purse $16K 1:38 P.M. ET We’ll kick off the next three days from Pimlico as we try to get a bead on the track condition for the Preakness.  Track Bias — whether the track’s surface favors
Continue reading...

Mountaineer, Claiming 8:32 ET

Race of the Day, May 11, 2014 Mountaineer Race Track, Chester, WV, Race 5, 8:32 ET 5 1/2f, Claiming $5K, Restricted to Fillies and Mares, non-winners of 2 races in six months, Purse $9.7K We return to Mountaineer racetrack for one of their specialties — a conditioned claiming race.  Most horses at Mountaineer always run for a
Continue reading...

Santa Anita, Claiming, 8:37 PM ET

Race of the Day, May 9, 2014 Santa Anita Race Track, Arcadia, California, Race 6 8:37 P.M., Claiming $12.5K, 1 Mile, Purse: $21K Our first trip to Southern California brings us to the 6th race at Santa Anita.  It kicks off the late Pick 3 and is the second leg of the late Pick 4.
Continue reading...

Prairie Meadows, Allowance, 10:37 P.M. ET

Race of the Day, May 8, 2014 Prairie Meadows Racetrack, Altoona, Iowa, Race 8 10:37 PM EST, Allowance for non-winners of 2 lifetime. 1 Mile. Purse $30,500 Prairie Meadows Racetrack, an example of the racino vision at it finest, is our focus for their eighth race tonight.  I visited Prairie Meadows back in 2005, spending the
Continue reading...

Belmont Park, Maiden Claiming, 2:22 P.M.

Race of the Day, May 7, 2014 Belmont Park (Elmont, NY), Race 3, Maiden Claiming $20K 2:22 P.M. EST, 6 1/2 furlongs, 3&up.  Purse:  $35K Welcome back to beautiful Belmont Park, a racetrack which we will stop often during the summer.  Great racing at all levels.  Today, we’re focused on a group of maiden claimers running
Continue reading...

The Kentucky Derby, 6:24 ET

Churchill Downs, Louisviille, KY, Race 11, Kentucky Derby Post Time: 6:24 EST, Purse: $2.2 million There’s great racing all day, but there’s nowhere else to go on Derby day than the race we’ve been waiting for all year.  I’ve gone into great detail on the Derby elsewhere on this site (triplecrownraces.tumblr.com), so this will mainly
Continue reading...