Gotta See About A Horse

Every  summer we share our analyses of top stakes races from around the country. We’ll post reviews of handicapping books and commentary about the racing industry. Check below for the most up-to-date race analyses:

  • Speed doesn’t just win the Kentucky Derby. It rewards bettors of that race generously. From 1992 through 2013 the Gold and Silver standards in The Lazy Bettor’s Guide to the Kentucky Derby generated t

  • April 13 marked the end of the 2019 Derby prep season. The Arkansas Derby and Lexington Stakes wrapped up a crazy early-blooming spring, in which minor preps rang up stronger clockings than major late

  • It’s springtime! Dreams of Kentucky Derby fame dance in the heads of hundreds of thoroughbred owners and trainers. In March and April they’ll maneuver their best three-year-old horses through qualifyi

  • That word best describes the point I reach each spring as I apply lessons learned from my 26 years of Kentucky Derby research. The stories the media shares about the contenders and their connections v

  • This year nearly half a dozen horses headed for the Derby starting gate ran fast enough early and late to qualify for the Gold and Silver standards. Maybe the breeding industry is on a huge upswing, w

  • I enter Week 10 with a $15 profit on the bankroll bets and two futures tickets in hand—one on Zulu (33-1; not likely to run in the Kentucky Derby), and one on Outwork (34-1; winner of the Wood Memoria

  • I enter Week 9 with a $6 profit on the bankroll and two futures tickets in hand—one on Zulu (33-1; entered in the Blue Grass Stakes this weekend), and one on Outwork (30-1; entered in the Wood Memoria

  • The $1000 Derby Bankroll: 2016 Week 8 Bets For purchasers of The Lazy Bettor Guide to the Kentucky Derby who are planning to be at beautiful Emerald Downs on Derby day, we head into the major preps wi

  • Spring has sprung. And with the first 9-furlong Derby prep now in the books (with Collected defeating Gettysburg at Sunland Park), the real running has begun! On to The Fair Grounds this weekend, with