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Shortly after the 2019 Preakness Stakes, it became clear that the winner of the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, War of Will, would target the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on June 8 but neither Kentucky Derby
Dan’s Double of the Week, featuring handicapping analysis from America’s Best Racing’s New York correspondent Dan Tordjman, is brought to you by Horseplayers.com, the official online qualifying site of the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) and National Horseplayers Championship (NHC). Horseplayers.com offers low-cost feeders every day and BCBC and NHC qualifiers every weekend, and it’s the only site where you can qualify for the $1 million BCBC.
America’s Best Racing, Belle Premium American Vodka, and handicapper (and avid gambler) Monique Vág team up to provide horseplayers with their best bets of the weekend.
Vág will identify her top picks as well as at least one longshot play of the weekend, a nice opportunity to swing for the fences on a win bet or to take a shot with a show bet. She also will occasionally look for strong exacta plays for the weekend or try to spot a nice opportunity for other wagers.
The Grade 2, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes brings together a field of seven at Santa Anita Park, including the 2017 winner of this race, Ashleyluvssugar, who has not won in 11 races since his victory two years ago.
Featuring America’s Best Racing’s deep roster of talented contributors, including former ESPN SportsCenter weekend anchor now-turned radio personality Bram Weinstein, who serves as the host of “The Winner’s Circle”; retired Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens; and Dan Tordjman, “The Winner’s Circle” presented by SB Nation Radio brings together these accomplished racing insiders to share their knowledge, tips, insights, and opinions by offering a unique, weekly perspec
After hosting several Preakness Stakes watch parties paired with homemade guacamole and margaritas, my husband and I decided to trade them for the in-person experience, crab cakes and Black-Eyed Susans. We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Pimlico and our 48 hours in Baltimore. Here are seven takeaways from our trip.
Making the Grade, which will run through the 2019 Belmont Stakes, focuses on the winners or top performers of the key races, usually from the previous weekend, who could impact the Triple Crown. We’ll be taking a close look at impressive winners and evaluating their chances to win classic races based upon ability, running style, connections (owner, trainer, jockey), and pedigree.
Two weeks after the stunning developments in the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve, the Preakness Stakes offered a similar result when the horses crossed the wire – only this time there was not a disqualification.
Handicappers who mixed one of the top three choices in the main event with a longshot were rewarded.