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Road to Kentucky Contest Saturday feat. Turfway Park

The weekly, free-to-enter, Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest continues Saturday with races from Turfway Park, nine total including the $125,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes.  A field of 11 has been drawn for the Battaglia, the sixth race on the Turfway program. Contest entry deadline and first post is 5:15 p.m. … [Read More...]

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Road to Kentucky Week 6 Recap

“Bad call…the horse ran great, we just don’t get credit for it.” – Rick Violette, trainer of Upstart, who was disqualified from first to second in the Fountain of Youth Stakes. Week 6 of the Road to Kentucky contest continued at Fair Grounds with a 12-race card, including the featured Risen … [Read More...]


Paving the Road to Kentucky

by @MizPostParade The Derby points earned for winning a designated Derby prep race now jump from 10 to 50 and then on to 100 with the UAE Derby on March 28.  As the point totals rise, so does the talent.  On Saturday, the first of these coveted Derby points are up for grabs in the Risen Star … [Read More...]


Your Chance for Free Money Saturday

The free-to-enter Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest continues Saturday with Fair Grounds being the contest track. Post time and contest entry deadline is 12:30 pm. The double-point Derby prep race is the Risen Star, race 11 on the 12-race program. An additional double-point race, the … [Read More...]


The Road to Kentucky Week 5 Recap

“This is Metaboss’ coming out party.” – Matt Bernier, Player Development Handicapper for Daily Racing Form, analyzing the El Camino Real on the DRF Players’ Podcast. The Road to Kentucky contest moved north last week from Santa Anita to Golden Gate Fields.  The featured derby prep race was … [Read More...]


Gorg’s Oscar Line for the 87th Academy Awards

The Academy Award winners will be announced Sunday in a procession of pageantry, pomp, and a heavy dose of circumstance. As is the case with any contest, Kevin Gorg, prognosticator extraordinaire, must have action. Annually, Gorg shares his Oscar odds with readers.  Last year … [Read More...]


The Road to Kentucky Week 4 Recap

“What an upper cut by Douglas, and down goes Tyson!” – Jim Lampley, calling the end of the Mike Tyson – Buster Douglas heavyweight fight on February 11, 1990. Last Saturday the Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest moved west to Santa Anita for a nine-race card, featuring the Robert B. Lewis … [Read More...]

NHC 2015 final table

Mike Ferrozzo discusses NHC experience

Local horse player and accomplished tournament player  Mike Ferrozzo competed in the 2015 National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas last month. With more than 600 entries in all, Ferrozzo made his way into the top 50 and eventually to the final table of 10 where he earned $50,000 in prize … [Read More...]

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There’s a New Chestnut in Town

by @MizPostParade Dortmund. Believe the hype. This big, husky son of Big Brown is the real deal. Dortmund has the same physical appearance and chestnut coat as last year’s 3-year old phenom, California Chrome. They two may appear to be the same in physicality and color, but the running … [Read More...]

KDFW pool 2


Reigning Champion American Pharoah, Dortmund, Upstart Favored Individuals in Three-Day Pool That Opens Friday The mutuel field (#24), known to many racing fans as “All Others”, has been the favorite in each of Churchill Downs Racetrack’s Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) pools that have … [Read More...]

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The Road to Kentucky Week 3 Recap

“As you know, first prize is a Cadillac El Dorado.  Second prize is a set of steak knives.  Third prize is you’re fired.” -- Blake, Glengarry Glen Ross The Road to Kentucky contest track this past Saturday was Tampa Bay Downs, which featured a 12-race card highlighted by the Sam F. Davis … [Read More...]

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