Sam Houston Saturday Analysis & Picks

While there are no Derby preps this weekend, that doesn't mean we are short on exciting races! My new hometown track Sam Houston Race Park has a loaded card Saturday, including 3 stakes races. 1st Post is at 6:10p Central, so tune in for an great night. My picks are below: Race 1: 7 AVOIDABLE I … Continue reading Sam Houston Saturday Analysis & Picks


5 Things Horse Racing Can Teach Us About Life

I always think of that line from the movie Secretariat, "Run your Race".  It is repeated a couple times throughout the movie and has become a sort of motto for me. Racing has become the ultimate metaphor of my life. If you think about both have a start and finish, but what matters is what … Continue reading 5 Things Horse Racing Can Teach Us About Life

Wagering Fun: The Show Pool

I believe there are a million and one different ways to bet on a race. You can choose the simple $2 Win route all the way to a $.10 Superfecta Box with wheels and keys galore. Don't forget about Daily Doubles and Pick 4's!  I bet a wide range of types and amounts each time I … Continue reading Wagering Fun: The Show Pool

In the Winner’s Circle | Sunday Silence

If you do not get excited watching the 1989 Preakness, then you might need to see a doctor. It was the rematch of east coast champ Easy Goer and west coast champ Sunday Silence. Two weeks earlier, Sunday Silence stole Ky Derby victory from Easy Goer over a muddy track. Prior to that race, many thought Easy … Continue reading In the Winner’s Circle | Sunday Silence

Horse Racing Around the World| Mauritius

Three weeks ago I launched this blog with one goal in mind, sharing my love of horse racing with all you. I didn't realize at that time just how global of an affair this would become. I have seen visitors from every corner of the planet stop by "The Paddock." Japan, Pakistan, Croatia, Sweden, Australia, Brazil just … Continue reading Horse Racing Around the World| Mauritius

Road to Derby Monday Update 2/23

ITSAKNOCKOUT, INTERNATIONAL STAR & FAR RIGHT CLINCH VICTORIES Saturday proved to be just as exciting as hoped. The Fountain of Youth was awarded to the Pletcher trained ITSAKNOCKOUT after the disqualification of UPSTART. ITSAKNOCKOUT remains perfect after the victory, but I am still not sure he will make much noise in the Derby. Upstart ran a … Continue reading Road to Derby Monday Update 2/23

5 Types of Handicappers

1. The Silent One Yeah, we'll start off easy here. They're the one that came for business. They dont't socialize and keeps to themselves. They'll put down $200 to win on the favorite and don't even bat an eye. They have studied this sport and treat it like a science. The type you want to know everything about, but never … Continue reading 5 Types of Handicappers

Horsepower: A look at Auto and Thoroughbred Racing

Horse racing will always be #1 in my book, but I also love NASCAR. With the 57th running of the Daytona 500 today, I thought it would be fun to compare two of my favorite things! First, lets get the basics out of the way. They both have a finish line, winner's circle, compete in … Continue reading Horsepower: A look at Auto and Thoroughbred Racing

Florent Geroux’s fantastic day!

Florent Geroux scored big today at the Fair Grounds, winning 3 of the biggest races on the card. He scored victories aboard I'm a Chatterbox, Chocolate Ride and Eden Prairie in the Rachel Alexandra, Fair Grounds Handicap and Bayou Stakes. I was predicting a big day for this jockey and he did not disappoint!! If you … Continue reading Florent Geroux’s fantastic day!

Louisiana Derby Preview Day Picks & Value Plays

The Fair Grounds has put together quite a day of racing for tomorrow. First, lets take a look at the big races on the under card so that we can pad that wallet before the Risen Star.. Race 4 Duncan F. Kenner Stakes 4 DELAUNAY Leading jock Graham, last two past performances and those workout times…a … Continue reading Louisiana Derby Preview Day Picks & Value Plays