• Magic Mark upsets the Bertrando Stakes at 11-1 to kickoff the Los Alamitos meet.Posted 1 day ago
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  • La Verdad skips through the Belmont slop to a victory in the Dancin Renee.Posted 5 days ago
  • Treve too much for Flintshire and the rest in today's Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.Posted 6 days ago
  • Golden Lad surges late to score in the Prairie Meadows Cornhusker.Posted 6 days ago
  • Bent on Bourbon has his coming out party in the Iowa Derby.Posted 6 days ago
  • Departing slips through on the hedge to win the Firecracker.Posted 6 days ago
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Can't decide between Blofeld and Speightster. Will be using both,and keying the one with the longer odds. Hoping Texas gets bet off the board in this race
In todays Belmont Oaks Stake, figure horses Lady Eli and Spanish Queen are certainly top of the shelf contenders. But if you are looking for some bang for your dollar, take a look at this gal. Running against Lady Eli off of an extended vacation,she ran a credible race by only losing by 3 lengths. Watch the replay of the race. Although Lady Eli overcame traffic to win, she still saved all the ground. This gal was rank and on the muscle from the get go. She was caught wide the entire trip,and a bit to close to the pace. I am hoping that with that race behind her, she will of settled down a bit. She definately has the look of a filly who will appeciate the added distance,something i question about the rest of the field. She is my key to get in the money today.A win would be the icing on the cake. But she must be used in the minor slots. Especially at 30-1 ML. She is just to good to ignore.
Nonna's Boy worked 4f over firm turf, July 4th, in 49:25 (b) finishing 8/20.
Howe Great worked 4f over firm turf, July 4th, in 49:22 (b) finishing 7/20.
Five Iron worked 4f over firm turf, July 4th, in 49:59 (b) finishing 10/20.
Sticking with The Big Bast and some money on Bay of Plenty
Dramedy worked 4f over good turf, July 4th, in 50:00 (b) finishing 1/5.
Going with Blofeld and Tommy Macho to beat Texas Red.
Strut The Course and Winning Rhythm
Sharp Sensation and Shrinking Violet
It's been confirmed that last year's French 1000 Guineas & French Oaks winner, Avenir Certain, will ship over from France to the UK to run in the G1 Falmouth Stakes on July 10th, but this time jockey Gregory Benoist will be replaced by Christophe Soumillon in the Falmouth Stakes.
With Photo Call running yesterday, I'm thinking of adding Means Well to the mix
For the 3rd time this season, The Grey Gatsby has to settle for 2nd place at G1 level as Epsom Derby winner, Golden Horn, keeps his unbeaten record in tact winning the G1 Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park.
Best family in the stud book! Got Lucky 3rd new GSW $ 4th this year out of a daughter or granddaughter of Get Lucky joining Dramedy, Imagining and Callback.
Like Big Beast / Clearly Now / Bay of Plenty n/o
Putting it on Curlin's page because PM'S pave isn't on main screen. Palace Malice has returned to the worktab, he goes 4F in 49.76 at Saratoga. No plans for if he will train up to the Whitney or find a prep in between, accordingto DRF
The Big beast, Bay of plenty, and moonlight song are scratched, according to DRF
4 Texas Red 3 Tommy Macho 6 Speightster 7 Smart Transition Going on Back Class Blofield has a shot at a price but should be considered under in an exotic
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Meet Alex Fawell 

Unlike many, I did not grow up with horseracing. My first time at the races was the 2008 Kentucky Derby. I bet on Colonel John. That fall, I had the good fortune to go to England, where I visited Ascot and Kempton. When I returned to the U.S., I was hooked. I started reading handicapping books, studying historic sire lines, watching races and going to Portland Meadows regularly. While the purses there were small, I was able to be close to the action and see firsthand the day-to-day operations of an average American racetrack.


Last year I moved home to Chicago. I went to Arlington for the first time this year. In the interim, I have devoted my time to understanding all aspects of horseracing  I hope to provide unique isights on handicapping perspectives and multifaceted analyses on the state of horseracing today. I will strive to write with an open mind and a willingness to learn through the writing process. I will not claim to be an expert, but I will read thoroughly, write carefully, and be honest.


To me, the all-time greats are Kelso, John Henry, Round Table and Yeats. Horses I like because they have won me money include Raven's Pass, Alternation, and I'll Have Another. The greatest horse I have even seen live is Zenyatta. I also enjoy the Bears, the Bulls, the White Sox, the Blackhawks, Mexican food, good Bourbon, and old-time music - specifically that played on the 5-string banjo. Thanks for reading!

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