Horse Racing

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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.

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Breeders' Cup Preview

Part of the speech my brother gave at my wedding was about throwing me through a wall when we were younger. It was my fault; we were playing hockey and I tried to take the puck up the boards.  What was he supposed to do? Not throw the hip and put me into the wall?  He

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Saratoga Weekend Preview - Woodward Weekend

If you’re open to it, I believe that the world sends you signs. Whether it comes from God or Yahweh or fate I couldn’t tell you.  But I believe that whatever it is, if you look for them, you’ll find them. Like when you’ve been having a great meet so you start thinking about playing