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December 2013 - Posts

New Year's Eve: the Ultimate Get Out Day

Although wagering on horse racing with any seriousness is better viewed as one, long grind versus a day-to-day/week-to-week/month-to-month/year-to-year venture, there's just something about turning the page that makes us want to check the scoreboard. And to be honest, I'm getting blown out this year. To finish in the black for 2013 would require a comeback on par with Auburn's field goal return against... Read More

TimeformUS Stakes Plays

Saturday Gulfstream Park, Race 9, Local Post Time 4:33pm EST The G3 Mr. Prospector Stakes , 6F, 3YO & up, Dirt By Douglas Salvatore Star Harbor (5/2 morning line) is a rare case of a "quad figure standout." In his last four starts, all of his speed figures are 110 or better. No other horse in this field has a single speed figure that fast in any of his last four starts. Not only does Star Harbor... Read More

TimeformUS Weekend Plays: The Hollywood Park Swan Song

Before jumping into analysis of this weekend's top stakes races, we asked TimeformUS contributor Bob Barry to reflect on the closing of Hollywood Park. The Hollywood Park Swan Song By Bob Barry What can you say about a seventy-five-year-old racetrack that died? That she was young and beautiful back when “Old Hollywood” was still just “Hollywood”; that she remained beautiful years later, even as the... Read More

TimeformUS Saturday Plays from Betfair Hollywood Park and Gulfstream

Saturday Betfair Hollywood Park, Race 9, Local Post Time 4:35pm PT The G1 CashCall Futurity , 1 and 1/16 Miles, 2YO, Synth By Justin Finch The Grade 1 Cash Call Futurity will be run against a poignant backdrop as Betfair Hollywood Park approaches its end. And one should add that it approaches it with some style, as this is a very interesting edition of the Cash Call Futurity. • FREE TimeformUS PPs... Read More

The Brisnet.com Ultimate Guide To Winning 1 Million Points On TwinSpires

I posed this question on Twitter , on "At The Races" w/ Steve Byk, and in the Brisnet.com weekend preview, and still have not received a definitive answer: Does this weekend (it's happening Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) mark the first time that Calder Race Course, Guflstream Park, and Tampa Bay Downs are conducting racing at the same time? If anyone knows, drop a comment, or at the very least drop... Read More

TimeformUS Saturday Plays from Betfair Hollywood Park

Saturday Betfair Hollywood Park, Race 6, Local Post Time 3:04pm PT The G1 Hollywood Starlet Stakes , 1 and 1/16 Miles, Fillies, 2YO, Synth By Justin Finch The Grade 1 Hollywood Starlet has eight two-year-old fillies and almost as many question marks. There have been stronger editions of this race, to be sure, but this edition, the final one, stands tall in the puzzle department, and that provides some... Read More

The Brisnet.com Ultimate Guide to Betting Tampa Bay Downs

Tampa Bay Downs has (rightfully) earned its reputation as one of the more player-friendly tracks racing, and we at Brisnet.com and TwinSpires.com always welcome its return, which this year is Wednesday, December 4. Daily Selections full-card analysis with best bets will be available all meeting long. This is a great tool for Tampa players in part because the multiple-race wagers at the track are so... Read More

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