Posts Tagged ‘Awesome Feather’

2012 Breeders’ Cup Day One / Friday’s Picks / Free Selections

Is it really 2012?? I can remember sitting in my dad’s living room watching the first Breeders’ Cup in 1984. There was no simulcast wagering in our area, and the ADW explosion had yet to detonate. We were wagering with our local bookmaker, and watching history unfold before our very eyes. This day is all […]

The 29th Breeders’ Cup: It’s Exotic Wagers, Horseplayers

Breeders’ Cup payoffs are often quite generous so exotic wagers should have upper hand over straight bets. While this year’s 29th renewal lacks full fields in half of the races over the two days, it should make wagering affordable for the average horseplayer.   There are 10 horses or fewer in seven of the 15 races, […]

Pre-entries for 15 BC Races Number 180

by Greg Melikov

posted on October 26, 2012 in Blogroll, Breeders Cup, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

Only five of the 15 Breeders’ Cup races scheduled at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 2-3 were oversubscribed from a total of 180 pre-entries.   The five races with also eligibles waiting to get in their selective contest are the $500,000 Marathon, $1 million Juvenile Fillies Turf, $1 million Juvenile Turf, $1 million Turf Sprint, and $1.5 million […]

Breeders’ Cup Repeat Winners Prove a Rarity

by Greg Melikov

posted on October 16, 2012 in Blogroll, Breeders Cup, General Discussion, Horse Racing, News, | No Comments >>

Repeat winners are few and far between in Breeders’ Cup races. There have been only 10 repeat winners in the same race during the past 28 world championships.   Goldikova attempted to become the first horse in history to win four consecutive BC Mile races, but finished third last year. Most of the repeat scores […]

How The Dirt Surface Plays at Churchill Downs

by Greg Melikov

posted on October 27, 2011 in Breeders Cup, Educational Articles, Handicapping, Horse Racing | 1 Comment >>

The main track at Churchill Downs, which hosts a record eighth Breeders’ Cup Nov. 4-5, is different from any dirt surface in the nation. Most tracks are comprised of limestone with dirt on top. The Louisville venue has no such base while the track is mixed with a deep layer of soil, clay and organic […]

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Filly – Pre-Entry Breakdown

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 29, 2010 in Breeders Cup, Free Picks and Tips | 2 Comments >>

BC Juvenile Filly (G1) – 1  1/16 miles – $2 million Awesome Feather – Stanley Gold is the trainer, and she is 5/5 with wins. She exits 2nd off the layoff, and the barn rolls (35%) off a last race win. Florida-bred is Calder’s hope, and she looks to be a player. Her best will be required, […]