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Tiz the Law was throttled back after building a commanding lead by jockey Junior Alvarado to win the 5th race on the card at the Saratoga Race Course waiting to watch one of his horses to work Thursday Aug. 8, 2019 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Managing partner of Sacktoga Stables who owns Tiz the Law said in the winnerÕs circle that this horse was second best horse he has had in the stable.  Sackatoga was the owner of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Funny Cide who was also trained by Barclay Tagg.   Photo Special to the Times Union by Skip Dickstein

Three Ways to Clear Up a Cloudy Kentucky Derby Picture

The Holy Bull, Robert B. Lewis, and Withers sound like answers to random trivia questions, which actually isn’t far from the truth they will reveal Saturday about several of this year’s Kentucky Derby favorites. The three are actual Derby prep races taking place at three tracks around the United States, […]

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy takes the pitch against Chelsea on Saturday at King Power Stadium. (Image: Newsweek)

EPL Value Betting: Easy Pick‘ems with Leicester, West Ham, and Wolverhampton

Last week’s value bets brought us a 1-1-1 record in EPL Betting, which was unfortunate in one regard, but should’ve been predictable in another. The push, coming on the Liverpool-Wolves game when we were getting a goal with Wolves, came when Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino did what Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino does […]

Mucho Gusto set for Mucho Dollars After Invite to $20 Million Saudi Cup

Mucho Gusto set for Mucho Dollars After Invite to $20 Million Saudi Cup

Want your thoroughbred to earn an invitation to the world’s richest horse race? Mucho Gusto found the key. Just win a $3 million race, like he did last Saturday at the Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park, and the invitation will follow. After capturing last Saturday’s race by five […]

NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 18: Steve Cook of AFC Bournemouth walks off the pitch after being sent off for handball during the Premier League match between Norwich City and AFC Bournemouth  at Carrow Road on January 18, 2020 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

EPL Value Bets: Playing the Over-Under Game

We laid out three Premier League bets last week that could add some extra folding money to punters’ wallets. We went 2-1, absolutely nailing the Arsenal -1/2 goal line when Sheffield United buried the ball in the back of the net in the 83rd minute to steal a 1-1 draw. […]

Three-year-old Club Aspen is the favorite for Saturday's Cal Cup Derby. (Image: Santa Anita Park)

California Cup Derby Offers Peek into Future Talent of 3-Year-Olds

This is the race that introduced a feisty, charismatic colt named California Chrome to the world back in 2014. And while Chrome is the only winner of the California Cup Derby to also win the Kentucky Derby, Saturday’s 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita Park does give you […]

It's hard to forget BodExpress dumping jockey John Velazquez right out of the gate and running the entire Preakness without a rider, but is it the one defining moment that captures 2019 in horse racing? (Image: Jonh McDonnell/AP)

Hashtag Horserace: Clock Ticking on Choice for 2019 Moment of the Year

In a wild year that seemed to upend conventional wisdom with twists, turns and, unfortunately, too much tragedy, 2019 will be remembered as one of the most turbulent stretches in the history of thoroughbred racing. Part of how it will be remembered falls on the National Thoroughbred Racing Association naming […]

With morning-line odds at 7/2, Scabbard is a favorite that opens up many exotic betting opportunities at Lecomte. (Image: Coady Photography)

Lecomte Stakes Offers Early Derby Points, Value Betting Opportunities

Remember War Emblem? The 2002 Kentucky Derby champion ridden by Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza? That’s not today’s trivia question, but the answer to another question: Name the only horse to run the Lecomte Stakes and win the Kentucky Derby. Perhaps War Emblem will have more company this year. Saturday’s […]