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The Kentucky Derby isn’t the only race we care about. There are races every week in North America and they’re all worth watching. The Triple Crown also features the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes, which could result in a three-year-old winning all three. It has happened twice since 2015, which always ignites interest levels.
We have picks for the major lead-up races to the Triple Crown, including the Arkansas Derby, Tampa Bay Derby and Rebel Stakes. However, it’s not all about the boys in the Derby. We also cover the fillies, including the Kentucky Oaks.
Once the mid-year races are over, the calendar progresses toward the Breeders’ Cup. It’s a two-day feast of international racing in November and online betting markets are available months in advance. There are nine Grade I races on the card, headlined by the Breeders’ Cup Turf and Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Even if you’re not looking to bet on the biggest races, we have it covered. Any race that features quality thoroughbreds deserves attention, so we preview the best Grade II and III races throughout the year at tracks like Churchill Downs, Belmont, Saratoga, Del Mar and many more.
Getting the best value is what we aim for and that could mean wagering early at the online racebook. Futures odds are a good way to lock in value, but we could also recommend waiting until post time to maximize value. It’s all involved in the horse racing betting process and our picks not only look at the odds, but focus no form, trainer, jockey, weight, post position, track conditions and natural ability.