|Friday 21st June 2019|
Horse Racing News and Predictions
With so many of the major races behind us, we’ve entered that anticlimactic portion of the thoroughbred racing season.
The Pegasus World Cup, the Dubai World Cup, the Grand National, the American Triple Crown (The Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes) and two legs of the UK Triple Crown (the 2000 Guineas Stakes, and the Derby) are all finished. So, what is there to look forward to?
Well, there are somewhere in the ballpark of 80 exciting races left to run around the world and to bet on. So if you are interested in getting into the Superfecta action, check this Betonline review.
That said, two stick out more than the rest: St. Leger on September 14th in Doncaster, United Kingdom, and the Breeder’s Cup on the 1st and 2nd of November in Churchill Downs, Kentuck, USA.
St. Leger | September 14th
This is the oldest race of the British Triple Crown. First run in 1776, it’s the oldest of all of the UK’s five classics. The near two-mile race is –1-mile, 6 furlongs (3960.01 ft), and 125 -yards– is the culmination of the St. Leger 4-day festival and attracts over 25 thousand spectators to Doncaster Racecourse each year.
The festival is more than a series of horse races; it’s an unparalleled social event, with music, entertainment, and time for family and friends to spend together under the late summer sun.
Anthony Van Dyck 4.5, Broome 6.0, and Anapurna 8.0, and Sir Dragonet 9.0 are the favorites to win.
Even if you despise taking favorites, Anthony Van Dyck should be considered for your Perfecta ticket. In his nine races on flats, he’s taken five wins, one second, and one third. Broome, an Irish colt, has pulled out five placements In his last eight races (three wins and 2 seconds). So he is a viable option for your boxes as well.
The Breeder’s Cup | Nov. 1st and 2nd
The unofficial fourth leg of the American Triple Crown, the Breeder’s Cup Classic showcases the best American horses against the best from the rest of the world. The racing venue changes each year, making the Breeder’s Cup challenging to pin down. In fact, it is so tricky that only American Pharoah has won the Grand Slam of horse racing. Beyond that horse, just eight horses have won a Triple Crown leg and the Breeder’s Cup.
2018 Triple Crown winner, Justify had a great shot at becoming just the second horse in history to achieve this near impossible feat if it wasn’t for early retirement due to injury shortly after the Belmont Stakes.
Thunder Snow 8/1, Omaha Beach 10/1, McKenzie 10/1, Game Winner 11/1, and Maximum Security 11/1 are the early favorites to win at the Breeder’s Cup Classic in November.
The Irish horse, Thunder Snow is listed as probable for the event and is favored to win at Churchill Downs in the United States. Earlier this season, the 5-year-old won the Dubai World Cup and recently came in third at the Metropolitan Handicap.
Kentucky-bred Omaha Beach has won three straight and will be racing in his back yard, no travel to speak of. So, this horse should not be overlooked on your betting tickets. Another Kentucky horse, Mckinzie, has placed either 1st or 2nd in all of its last five races. So, if there is any horse that you should pick to make the winners circle at the Breeder’s Cup, it’s this four-year-old colt.