Lane Gold breaks down horses that have the best chance to win the Breeders' Cup Classic this weekend at Santa Anita. He sees California Chrome, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner, as a smart value.
There may not be a Triple Crown on the line at Belmont this year, but that doesn't mean there aren't valuable bets to make. Chad Millman, with the help of racing guru Lane Gold, breaks down the most compelling wise guy plays for Saturday's race.
Peter Keating takes a look at jockey compensation and finds it woefully lagging behind other "individual contractor" sports in terms of percentage of total prize money paid out. In short, jockeys are getting screwed.
On the eve of the Kentucky Derby, Peter Keating looks at the inefficient business aspects of breeding Thoroughbreds and suggests that nurture, not nature, could have more to do with racehorse success than anything else.
With so many conditions factoring in handicapping the Kentucky Derby -- how a horse races in the rain or from the outside, for example -- bettors with little racing knowledge besides the names of the horses can still win big.
With the first leg of the Triple Crown set to kick off, Peter Keating -- assisted by Pavement's Bob Nastanovich -- debunks the notion that the feat is any more difficult to accomplish in 2010 than it was when Affirmed last did it in 1978.