Game Winner looks very “Game”

Recent works at Santa Anita tell us the unbeaten Game Winner is looking every bit the early favorite for the 2019 Kentucky Derby. Five-time Derby winner Bob baffert likes the look of his latest protege right now as he hopes to equal the win total of Ben Jones in the...

The hunch bet can be the best wager

                                THE HUNCH BET CAN BE THE BEST WAGER   They say numbers don’t lie…but in the Thoroughbred game, they are not always the answer. Handicapping horse races can be a rather enjoyable activity. Everybody has their different formulas. Numbers...

Bellafina an Oaks Lilly

We understand it is only early January, but the road to the 2019 Kentucky has a major player on the path to the first Friday in May. The 7 furlong Santa Ynez Stakes at Santa Anita run January 6 was nothing short of a showcase for Bellafina. Earning a 104 beyer speed...

Malibu like Dancing with the Stars for McKinzie

MALIBU LIKE DANCING WITH THE STARS FOR MCKINZIE So if you tuned in to the December 26 Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita you saw quite the performance from a very talented three-year old. In fact, it was so impressive, if this were an episode of Dancing with the Stars, the...

Can a California-bred win the Kentucky Derby again?

         CAN A CALIFORNIA-BRED WIN THE KENTUCKY DERBY AGAIN? Is it too early to start asking questions about the Kentucky Derby?… I think the answer is an emphatic “it’s never too early to ask about the Kentucky Derby”. A recent stakes race in the Golden State...