Keeping Pace

Staff writer Frank Angst examines racing, handicapping, and other mysteries.

European Depth Provides Value in B.C. Turf Races

I think every handicapper is aware of the success European-trained horses have enjoyed in the non-sprint turf races contested at Breeders' Cup, but I'm not sure as many players are aware that the value in these plays often is found in looking past the most-fancied shippers.... Read More

LoPresti Ponders Classic Start for Wise Dan

While owner-breeder Mort Fink likely will keep Wise Dan pointed toward a try at a third straight Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I) victory this season, trainer Charlie LoPresti can't help but wonder if perhaps a new hurdle is in order: the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).... Read More

Keeping Eye on Lea, Will Take Charge

With the retirement of Palace Malice, plenty of attention will be placed on this year's 3-year-olds, starting with dual classic winner California Chrome and last year's champion 2-year-old male Shared Belief, but there are still plenty of intriguing older horses pointing to. or at least possible. for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).... Read More

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