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2015 Pro Bono Belmont Stakes Betting Guide

Fading the Pharoah!
Here we go again!
For the third time in the past 4 years, Mardi Gras comes to Long Island. Pundits will pitch bright plastic accolades into crowds of race-going revelers. Bugles will blare. Money will get tossed around like confetti. Babies will be conceived on the Belmont infield, and millions of nongambling Americans will […]

The San Felipe: Three Eights Will Beat Baffert’s Pair of Aces

Bob Baffert’s Dortmund is joined by stablemate Lord Nelson in the San Felipe Stakes. Both colts are multiple stakes winners already and regarded as a tough pair to top this Saturday.
Prior to the RB Lewis Stakes, Dortmund looked like the 3-year-old to beat on the West Coast. His inability to relax early appeared to be […]

Botching the Belmont?

Knowing when to jump off a bandwagon is as important as knowing when to jump on. However, even when I click on the fabulous new Windows Hindsight Magnifier 1.0, I can’t kick myself too hard for nibbling at a few California Chrome exactas in the Belmont Stakes. The performance-related factors in his favor far outweighed the factors […]

2014 Belmont Stat Blast #1: Past 15 Triple Crown Candidates

Comedian Chris Rock once joked about the low-budget, indie film The Blair Witch Project. “People keep telling me they made it for $100,000. ‘You gotta see it. It’s amazing, and it only cost them $100,000 to make it!’ So I went to see it. Man, I tell ya, somebody’s walking around with $90,000 in their […]

2014 Belmont Stakes: Chrome’s Competition (or Lack Thereof)

Last winter California Chrome fooled me. His victories in races restricted to California state-breds featured pace and final times far inferior to pace and final figures of top stakes horses. That’s pretty much what you’d expect from a winner of restricted minor stakes. So despite his trouncing of those rivals, I saw him as […]

2014 Preakness: The Match Race That Wasn’t!

The headline reads: “Untapable to Challenge California Chrome in Preakness!” Only in our dreams, racing fans! Only in our wildest dreams. Untapable heads for the Acorn Stakes at Belmont, while California Chrome invades Crimea…errr…marches into Maryland for the Preakness.

From the LazyBettor’s perspective, a duel between the two impressive 3-year-olds held the potential to create […]