Horse Racing

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Saratoga Weekend Preview - Woodward Saturday

There’s a reason casinos are built so big.  They win.  A lot.  Because even when they lose at the start of the night, they end up winning in the end – when instead of taking your winnings to your room and getting a good night sleep, you stay up and give them all back. Which

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Saratoga Weekend Preview - Travers Day

  In 2015, “the horse of a lifetime” wore his triple crown into the Travers Stakes and took on a colt who would go on – however briefly – to be considered one of the best in the world.  And neither of them won the race. In 2016, an invader from the west bursted onto

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Saratoga Weekend Preview - Dandy Day

  Race 1: 5-2-3 Race 2: 8-2-9 Time is a flat circle. Every week I handicap the Saratoga cards, every week I give you some specific thoughts on select races, and every week I tell you that pace makes the race.  Surprise Twist may not be as good as half this field, but behind a pace

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Saratoga Weekend Preview - Opening Weekend

  I’ll take odds on anything. The Super Bowl, the Oscars, a presidential election.  Anything. But no odds are quite as sweet as the first at Saratoga – when you’re still just glad to be back, standing in your suit next to the jean-shorted best friend you just met, hunched over a garbage can trying

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Preakness Preview

  If you hit on 20, you’re an idiot.  Even if you pull a miracle ace out of the deck, you’re still an idiot. Because even if it works out in the end, the wrong decision is still the wrong decision. And sometimes, on the flip side, even when it doesn’t work out in the

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Shoe Money Podcast - Kentucky Derby, Early NFL

In a special edition of the Shoe Money Podcast, Joe Bianchino and Ryan Paulsen sit down to talk Derby, and take an early look at some NFL bets. Click here to download, or check out the player below.

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Kentucky Derby Preview

  Picking the Kentucky Derby isn’t supposed to be easy.  It’s not a Thursday afternoon at Belmont, with a six horse field and only one that’s fast enough to beat its show pony to the wire. It’s the Kentucky Derby.  It’s 20 of the world’s best 3-year-olds in a cluttered, scattered scramble that’s impossible to predict.