Spot Plays: Gulfstream Park & Turfway Park, March 4, 2017

  The Green Sheet was all around a live Pick 4 ticket last weekend that paid $534.40 for the 50-cent variety at Fair Grounds, as top selection Honorable Duty ($12.40) won the Mineshaft Handicap (G3), Farrell ($9.60) won the Rachel Alexandra (G2) and Girvin ($18.20) upset the Risen Star (G2). The horse I liked the … Continue reading Spot Plays: Gulfstream Park & Turfway Park, March 4, 2017

Spot Plays: Gulfstream Park & Laurel Park, February 18, 2017

There are a handful of interesting betting opportunities on this week's national stakes schedule, ranging from a pair of graded events at Laurel Park in Maryland to the Royal Delta Stakes (G2)--named for the the late champion racemare--in South Florida. The Charles Fipke homebred Verve's Tale (7-2 morning line) should be a playable overlay in … Continue reading Spot Plays: Gulfstream Park & Laurel Park, February 18, 2017

Spot Plays: Gulfstream Park, January 14, 2017

As Santa Anita's La Canada (G2) and Oaklawn's Pippin Stakes (Listed) attracted short fields with a heavy morning line favorite--Vale Dori (ARG) and Streamline, respectively--I'll concentrate on three graded stakes races from Gulfstream Park on Saturday, January 14, which promise to offer more attractive wagering opportunities. The $150,000 Marshua's River (G3) for fillies and mares … Continue reading Spot Plays: Gulfstream Park, January 14, 2017

Spot Plays: Gulfstream Park and Turfway Park, December 17, 2016

“Sailing heart-ships through broken harbors out on the waves of the night, still the searcher must ride the dark horse racing alone in his fright.” —Neil Young Thoroughbred racing was on the receiving end of several collective blows this past week and change, with the passing of three very different people—Walter Swinburn, Steve Sexton, and … Continue reading Spot Plays: Gulfstream Park and Turfway Park, December 17, 2016

Claiming Crown: Gulfstream Park, December 3, 2016 UPDATED

UPDATED: The Green Sheet has been updated to include ALL RACES 3-11 on today’s Claiming Crown card at Gulfstream Park. Click HERE for updated GREEN SHEET! Today marks the opening day of Gulfstream Park’s 2016 Championship Meet, which gets off the ground running with the 18th renewal of the $1.1 million Claiming Crown, a nine-race collaboration for horses that have … Continue reading Claiming Crown: Gulfstream Park, December 3, 2016 UPDATED