Breeders’ Cup Friday

11/2/18 By Michael Patricks Breeders’ Cup 35 has arrived and the action from Churchill Downs is sure to be fast and furious.  Doors open at the Jockey Club at 9:30 a.m. on Friday and 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.  I will post Breeders’ Cup selections for Day 2 sometime on Thursday afternoon and will give out…

Saturday’s Race Selections

10/19/18 By Michael Patricks Here we sit, just two more weekends until the Breeders’ Cup commences from Churchill Downs.  Doors will open at the Jockey Club for the Breeders’ Cup at 8:30 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday. Breeders’ Cup tables at the Jockey Club are now on sale with four-seaters running $50. A limited…

Canadian International (Grade I)

10/12/18 By Michael Patricks Breeders’ Cup tables at the Jockey Club are now on sale with four-seaters running $50 cash and carry. A limited group of special seats are available in the Turf Club for $15. The purchase of a Breeders’ Cup table provides your group a tremendous view of all the Breeders’ Cup races…

Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1)

10/5/18 By Michael Patricks Autumn is upon us and that means all-you-can-eat football, falling leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, and of course Keeneland’s 2018 Fall Meet.  I rarely tell people what to do or how to live their lives.  To each their own, unequivocally.  Whether you are a horse racing fan or just simply an admirer…

Breeders’ Cup Preview Weekend

9/21/18 By Michael Patricks The racing landscape shifts this weekend as Santa Anita Park opens up their Fall 2018 meeting with five weeks of racing through “National Horse Racing Hangover Day” on Sunday, November 4th.  That’s because Breeders’ Cup Weekend is that foregoing Friday and Saturday from Churchill Downs and the following Sunday all horsemen,…

Woodbine Mile & Sports Recap

9/14/18 By Michael Patricks The year 2018 is a very interesting time we live in.  The sporting realm has now become a cross-pollination between enumerable athlete-related “off the field” offenses, and athletes themselves raising societal awareness in disparities of inequality with the way classes of individuals are treated.  Professional athletes  are now using their associative…

Kentucky Turf Cup (Grade III)

9/7/18 By Michael Patricks Summer racing is in the rear view mirror which means the march towards Breeders’ Cup weekend on November 3rd and 4th at Churchill Downs is underway.  The juvenile classes are beginning to take shape and the heavyweight division is gathering some steam as well.  West Coast has resumed training for Bob…

September Saturday Saratoga Spotlight

8/31/18  September Saturday Saratoga Spotlight  By Michael Patricks  Back into the handicapping world we go with both Del Mar and Saratoga bringing their respective curtains down this Labor Day Monday.  Racing continues from the Sonoma County Jockey Club through Monday and we will reopen on Thursday, September 6th for Los Alamitos Race Course’s thoroughbred meet…

The Travers (Grade I)

8/24/18 By Michael Patricks Back into stride with the weekly handicapping preview.  I was enlisted in the employ of my live racing duties as both racing seminar co-host and morning line odds maker at the Sonoma County Fair, so the weekly write-up department (a department of one) had to be put on ice for a…

Sonoma County Fair Begins Thursday

  7/27/18 By Michael Patricks The Sonoma County Fair begins this Thursday and we will have eight days of racing with post time set for 1:15 daily, and a 2:15 special post on Friday.  Our Airport Express Daily Handicapping Seminars will commence at 11:30 a.m. in Shade Park as usual, save Fridays which will be…