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The TimeformUS Preview of the 147th Belmont Stakes

When American Pharoah enters the starting gate for Saturday's Belmont Stakes, it will mark the 13th time since Affirmed's heart-stopping win over Alydar in 1978 that a 3yo will stand in that spot with a chance to become the 12th horse to win racing's Triple Crown (a 14th, I'll Have Another, failed to make the race). ... Read More

TimeformUS Preview of the 140th Preakness

By TimeformUS Analyst Mike Beer >Already a TimeformUS member? Go To TimeformUS PPs for the Preakness > Sign up for TimeformUS free membership in seconds > Follow TimeformUS on Twitter for real-time updates > More Preakness weekend stakes previews from TimeformUS Rarely has a 3yo come into the Kentucky Derby with as much hype as American Pharoah did this year. Racing writers and handicappers... Read More

TimeformUS Preview: The 30-1 shot we're keying in today's Kentucky Oaks

> Go to TimeformUS PPs for the Kentucky Oaks/ Post Time 5:49 EDT By TimeformUS Analyst Mike Beer The first Saturday in May has long been an important date on the racing calendar. Whether hard-core racing insider, casual racing fan on the periphery, or somewhere in between, one’s attention is almost invariably drawn to the Kentucky Derby. But in recent years, the Derby’s female counterpart, the Grade... Read More

TimeformUS Preview: Kentucky Derby 141

A Kentucky Derby this intriguing, this rich in talent and mystery and potential, can only be sullied by a long introduction. Suffice it to say that horse racing undeniably has problems, big problems, but as long as it remains capable of producing horse races like this one, it will always have its place.... Read More

Excerpt from the TimeformUS Kentucky Derby Prep Trip Notes Review

Derby Prep Trip Handicapping: The impact of trips in the 2015 Kentucky Derby Preps Which hidden terrible OR wonderful trips in the Derby prep races will lead to horses being overbet or underbet in the Derby? The following notes are excerpted from The TimeformUS Kentucky Derby Weekend Package . Notes from TimeformUS Analysts Mike Beer and Justin Finch for ALL Derby preps are part of the Package. Tampa... Read More

TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Play: The Grade 2 Elkhorn at Keeneland

> Go to the TimeformUS PPs for the Elkhorn Stakes / Post Time 5:13 EDT By TimeformUS Analyst Mike Beer Keeneland will host the Grade 2 Elkhorn Stakes, purse $250k, for the 30th time on Saturday. Set for 1 1/2 miles on the grass, it has pulled a field of 11 and will be run as Race 9 on a 10-race card. On the TimeformUS Pace Projector, Optimizer, making his first start back from a layoff that has... Read More

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