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Ballerina Preview: Turbulent Descent Goes for Test/Ballerina Double

The Grade 1 Ballerina always draws some of the country’s top filly and mare sprinters. This year is no different. Let’s take a look at the field. 1. ISLAND BOUND (ML 10-1, Wilkes, Leparoux) –  Takes a step up into … Continue reading

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Will Flatter Be Flattered in the Foster?

The Solar System of Handicapping sets its sights on the wide open Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs. Last week’s winner Derek Brown chooses a tough one, but then again he’s a man who won’t back down from … Continue reading

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Finding Green in the Blue Grass for Under $50

Regardless of what happens Saturday, the Derby picture will still be just as murky.  I’ll be looking to take down Keeneland’s $.50 pick five, which looks to be a bit chalky in a few legs, so even budget players like … Continue reading

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Multi Race Wagering – NYRA’s Grand Slam

Multi race wagers are all the rage these days when it comes to betting horse racing. If you turn on TVG you’ll more than likely hear banter about “the Pick 4,” or on a day with a big carryover, “Pick … Continue reading

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Solar System of Handicapping Week 7 – Sam F. Davis Stakes

The Solar System of Handicapping is back for week 7. Dylan J. broke through for a win last week and chooses Tampa Bay Downs’ Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes as this week’s community race. It’s a prep race for … Continue reading

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Sam Houston Race Park – Texas Champions Day

It’s opening weekend at Sam Houston race track and WirePlayers heartily welcomes Texas horseman G. Allan Bryant. With Sam Houston giving out over $400K in purse money, G. Allan offers full card analysis and suggested wagers for Saturday’s Texas Champions … Continue reading

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Solar System of Handicapping Week 3 – Pasco Stakes

The WirePlayers team is back for week 3 of our handicapping challenge. Chris Hernandez took last week’s contest from off the comments board. He back wheeled ROGUE VICTORY in a $4 exacta that paid $133. His name is now on … Continue reading

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Solar System of Handicapping Blasts-Off

The WirePlayers team (Derek, Dylan, and Steve) are challenging each other to a year-long handicapping battle royale; the “Solar System of Handicapping.”  Yes, we’re shooting for the stars, but there’s a good chance we’ll end up getting burned by the … Continue reading

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Breeders’ Cup Pick 4 Tickets

Derek Brown has analyzed the Breeders Cup from top to bottom and put together his Pick 4 selections for the Breeders’ Cup races. With the addition of fifty-cent minimums for this year’s Pick 4s for the Breeders Cup, these exciting … Continue reading

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Weekend Turf Racing

This weekend features excellent turf races, most notably the Garden City Stakes at Belmont Park and the Woodbine Mile at Woodbine. These races offer great chances to make money and gain insights into the upcoming Breeders’ Cup. When handicapping turf … Continue reading

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Bowling for Green at Belmont

The marquee race on Belmont’s opening day card for the fall meet is the Grade II Bowling Green Handicap at 11 furlongs (1 and 3/8 miles) on the inner turf. WINCHESTER appears the most likely winner; his form is solid … Continue reading

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All Turf, All Stakes Pick 5 at Colonial Downs

For the Virginia Derby, Colonial Downs put together a terrific all turf 14-race card, featuring an “All Stakes Pick 5” in races 8 thru 12. Throwing caution to the wind, I’ll take a stab at cracking Saturday’s Pick 5. Race … Continue reading

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Price Plays on the Turf

Monmouth Park’s United Nations Handicap Stakes at 1 and 3/8 miles on the turf promises to be a great betting race.  Just as Andrew Zimmern likes to call organ meat “eater’s food,” this wide open stakes is a “bettor’s race.” … Continue reading

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Saturday Stakes – Giving Peace Chant A Chance

With relatively small fields, Saturday’s KY Derby preps at Tampa Bay Downs and Santa Anita aren’t the best betting races. Unless the unexpected happens.  Of course, the unexpected is what horse racing’s all about. More attractive betting options are likely … Continue reading

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Bet Hard

Walk Bet Hard My wagering experience last weekend drove home the point that handicappers should always stand firm when they have strong opinions. Case in point: last Friday’s Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs.  As some may know, I’ve been high … Continue reading

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