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  • BookMaker.eu A busy weekend of racing at the Breeders’ Cup will be capped with the Longines Classic, which should be one of the most intriguing in recent memory. There is no overwhelming favorite in the field and many different horses could be capable of speeding past the finish line in first place. McKinzie is looking like the horse to beat, but there are some bettors who would much rather choose a longshot in this race considering all the parity. The Breeders’ Cup Classic is a highly decorated race and thi... 

  • BookMaker.eu There are going to be multiple races on Saturday in the Breeders’ Cup, and in the lead-up to them, there is going to be an outsized focus on the favorites. However, all sharp bettors know that identifying a longshot that is able to come away with the victory is a great way to pad the bankroll. Let’s take a look at some of the Breeders’ Cup longshots who have the ability to make a run at knocking off some of the favored horses on Saturday.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The future stars of horse racing will be on display on Friday as myriad different races will have a chance at showcasing the young prodigies. There will be five headlining races in all as several horses and their jockeys will get a chance to prove themselves against elite competition. The races on the docket are the TVG Juvenile, the Juvenile Fillies Turf, the Juvenile Fillies, the Juvenile Turf and the Juvenile Turf Sprint.The Breeders’ Cup will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Californi... 

  • BookMaker.eu The five-day Royal Ascot is one of the most popular weeks of the year as there are nearly non-stop races for bettors to contemplate. It gets rolling with five different races on Tuesday which are sure to pique the interest of gamblers.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Tacitus had an eventful showing at the Kentucky Derby, brushing against other horses and eventually finishing near the front of the pack, with a fourth place finish that was eventually elevated to third. He did not run in the Preakness and has now been instituted as the favorite as the Belmont Stakes await on Saturday, wrapping up the Triple Crown races of 2019.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Like the first Saturday in May in the United States, the first Saturday in June has special meaning to horse racing enthusiasts in the UK. That’s when the running of the Epsom Derby takes place at the storied Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey, England. Few horse races in the entire sport can match the history and prestige of the Epsom Derby, which was first run in 1780. That’s right 1780! Britain’s richest horse race is a Group 1 flat competition open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu If we learned anything from the Kentucky Derby it’s that the race is never over till it’s over. And even then it might not be over. And we also learned that the underdogs are alive and well. Handicappers are almost always spot on, they better be since that’s their job and it could get costly if they aren’t. But every now and then one gets by them. And we saw that with Country House at the Derby.... 

  • BookMaker.eu There are a few things we do know, and there’s a lot we don’t about the upcoming Preakness Stakes. We do know that the second leg of the Triple Crown won’t have a Triple Crown hopeful after Kentucky Derby winner Country House withdrew. And Maximum Security, the horse that actually crossed the finish line ahead of the field at Churchill Downs, isn’t entered either. With only four horses that ran in Lexington set to enter the stalls at Pimlico, there are some unknowns ready to make their mark. Trainer Bob Baffert didn’t get a win at the Kentucky Derby, but he does have the co-betting favorite in Improbable ready to triumph on Saturday. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu With odds of +6500 at post time, Country House was the second-biggest underdog to win the Run for the Roses, though he wasn’t the first horse to cross the finish line. Riders of several horses lodged an official complaint after the Kentucky Derby, claiming winner Maximum Security obstructed their path. Officials agreed and the horse that beat the field was stripped of a victory with second place Country House declared the winner. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu With the exit of Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha Beach what was a wide-open Kentucky Derby field is only more so now. But according to the betting public the Run for the Roses is considered Bob Baffert’s to lose. Baffert is the Hall of Fame trainer that has led American Pharoah and Justify to recent Triple Crown triumphs. Based on his success and dominance Baffert is the biggest name brand going in thoroughbred racing. But the question remains about just how much value the Baffert horses will offe... 

  • BookMaker.eu One of the best characteristics about the Kentucky Derby is the fact that longshots have a long and storied history of winning the blanket of roses presented at the winner’s circle. The most recent of those long shot winners was Mine That Bird, the 50/1 winner of the 2009 Kentucky Derby. Giacomo was a 50/1 winner in 2005 and Charismatic took the wire at 33/1 in 1999. Bargain hunters and horse players seeking value will be looking down the board for good horses that are not the easy choices of the casual bettors. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Top favorite Omaha Beach has been scratched and will not participate in the 2019 Kentucky Derby. As a result, this is looking like one of the most competitive fields that will Run for the Roses in many years. In fact, there were a multitude excellent potential choices and winners for Derby Day even before Omaha Beach exited the board. Among the factors that gamblers will be considering are trainers such as Bob Baffert, who is at the top of his game as the most dominant name in his field. Baffert has become the Bill Belichick of horse racing with his two Triple Crowns in four years to go with a multitude of other accomplishments. Thus, Baffert and his trio of chalks are going to draw plenty of public attention along with recent results. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Fresh off his second Triple Crown championship since 2015 with Justify last year, Hall of Fame Trainer Bob Baffert has hit full stride at the age of 66 with no signs of slowing down. In 2015 Baffert trained American Pharoah to the first Triple Crown title since Affirmed won it in 1978. As a result of those two Triple Crowns in the past four seasons Baffert is on top of everyone’s list as the best trainer in Thoroughbred racing. And it should come as no surprise that Baffert is training three of the top favorites to win the blanket of roses at Churchill Downs on May 4 with Game Winner, Improbable, and Roadster. The one wild card that is considered a serious threat to the Baffert trio is Omaha Beach, trained by Richard E. Mandella. Let’s take a look at the top choices now that all of the prep races are done. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Kentucky Derby is just over two weeks away and two horses have emerged as co-favorites; Roadster and Omaha Beach. Those two horses are listed at +400, while Game Winner and Improbable are the co-third choices at +500. This could be one of the most wide open Kentucky Derby’s in history, as eight horses are currently listed at single-digit odds. It could be that the favorite in the Derby goes off at odds of 5-1 or maybe even 6-1. Let’s look at the latest Kentucky Derby odds and the top contenders. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Kentucky Derby is less than a month away and there is now a solid group of top contenders to win the race. Roadster is coming off a good win in the Santa Anita Derby and he is now listed as the favorite in Kentucky Derby odds at +450. Improbable is a close second choice at odds of +500, while Omaha Beach is the third choice at odds of +600. Let’s look at the latest Kentucky Derby odds and the top contenders.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Santa Anita Derby takes place on Saturday and can be seen on NBCSN, but the focus may be more on the overall situation at the track than on the horses. The situation at Santa Anita is dire, as 23 horses have died at the track since late December. If there is another death on Saturday the pressure on the track to close would be immense. Let’s look at Saturday’s race and hope that everything goes smoothly.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Get ready for the Kentucky Derby by betting on Saturday’s Kentucky Derby prep races at BookMaker. The Wood Memorial, Blue Grass Stakes and Santa Anita Derby all take place on Saturday and can be seen on NBCSN. The Wood Memorial has a field of 11 horses with Tacitus listed as the morning line favorite. Tacitus is the son of Tapit who won this race 15 years ago. Let’s look at the race and Wood Memorial Picks.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The first time that most people really start to think about the Kentucky Derby is early April when the three biggest prep races of the year take place. It just so happens that this year they all fall on the same day, Saturday, April 6. The $1 million dollar Blue Grass Stakes is worth 100 Kentucky Derby qualifying points so that means an automatic entry into next month’s race. A field of 14 will go to the post on Saturday afternoon on NBCSN, with Vekoma listed as the 9-5 morning line favorite. Le... 

  • BookMaker.eu One of the richest races in the world takes place on Saturday with $12 million dollars on the line in the Dubai World Cup. Thunder Snow is listed as a slight favorite to win what should be a very competitive race. Thunder Snow will be trying to make history, as there has never been a repeat winner of the Dubai World Cup. Five horses are expected to go off at single-digit odds in what is expected to be a 13-horse field. Let’s look at the race and Dubai World Cup picks. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu While the Kentucky Derby tops all horse racing events for tradition and history the Breeders Cup Classic is, without question, the top-quality race of the year. It is truly the definitive event of the entire season. The 14 top thoroughbreds 3 years old and older compete. The purse is a whopping $6 million and the length of the race is a mile and a quarter. The only thing missing from the Breeders Cup will be 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify, who had to retire due to an injury to his left front ankle. But that does not take away from a field that is truly a sensational classic! ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The first and most important factor to consider on Breeders Cup Saturday is that it is a very chalky and public type of day. Much like March Madness in college basketball there will be a lot of one-time warriors that bet the Breeders Cup and perhaps the Triple Crown races and nothing else the rest of the year when it comes to horse racing. Beyond that what makes handicapping the Breeders Cup so enjoyable is the challenge of sorting through the best horses in the world. But betting on the chalk is more often than not an amateur hour move. With that in mind let’s take a look at some of the longshots that the public won’t touch and as a result could bring some additional value. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The biggest weekend of the year for horse racing begins on Friday with a host of Breeders Cup races that will climax with the Sentient Jet Juvenile feature race which is the richest two-year-old race in North America and serves as a preview for the Triple Crown horse racing season that will follow next spring leading up to the Kentucky Derby. The Sentient Jet Juvenile has a purse of $2 million purse. But another $2 million purse will be on the line Friday with the Tito’s handmade Vodka Juvenile Fillies. Also, on the card are $1 million purse races with the Juvenile Turf, Juvenile Fillies Turf and the Juvenile Turf Sprint. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky is the site for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3. It is the best time of the year for horse racing, with five Breeders’ Cup races on Friday and nine on Saturday. The marquee race among the 14 is the $6 million dollar Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday, November 3 on NBC. Accelerate is the current favorite to win the Classic at odds of 9-2. Let’s look at the early Breeders’ Cup Classic odds and the schedule for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu All eyes will be on Justify as the Bob Baffert-trained colt looks to become the 13th Triple Crown winner and the second in the last three years. After claiming a 2 1/2-length victory at the Kentucky Derby and winning the Preakness by a neck, Justify has come off as the betting favorite at 4/5 odds. The field for the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes appears to be more stacked than at the Preakness and Justify will have to contend with Bravazo and Tenfold, two horses he held off at the wire at Pimlico. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Justify will try and become the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown when he races in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 9 on NBC. Justify is listed as the odds-on favorite to win the Belmont and capture horse racing’s Triple Crown. Justify was very impressive in winning the Kentucky Derby, but he looked tired in winning the Preakness. Can Justify give trainer Bob Baffert his second Triple Crown winner or will the grueling mile and a half be too much for Justify? ... 

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