Posts Tagged ‘Del Mar’

3 longshots to bet in Sunday’s Del Mar races

By Jarrod Horak, (@jchorak)
Breeders’ Cup 2017 might be in the books, but the fall racing action continues at Del Mar, and there are plenty of money-making opportunities on the horizon. Here are three live longshots to consider for Sunday’s card.
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Del Mar Race 3 – Claiming $8,000 – 6f – Post Time 4:33 p.m. ET
Live Longshot#4 Lambo Luxx (8-1) struggled at the $12,500 level in three of his last five starts. If you remove those races you are left with back-to-back $8,000 victories on July 2 and July 26. He switches from 5-pound apprentice rider Roman to 7-pound apprentice Fuentes and should offer value.
Top Win Contenders#9 Pray Hard#3 Airfoil (5-2), #8 Madelyn’s Wild Max (6-1).
Wagering Strategy #1 ($20) – $4 to win, $6 to place, $10 to show #4
Wagering Strategy #2 ($30) – $12 to win #4, $6 Quinella 9/3-4-8 ($18)

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How to make money betting the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Classic

By Jarrod Horak, (@jchorak)

There are two ways to make money betting the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Classic. The first is to beat heavy race favorites Arrogate and Gun Runner. The second is to find a live longshot to finish underneath at long odds.

Before choosing which way to go with bettering Saturday’s race at Del Mar, let’s analyze the field:

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Betting 2017 Breeders’ Cup Friday on a $100 bankroll

By Jarrod Horak, (@jchorak)

There are many ways to tackle the two-day Breeders’ Cup betting bonanza, but my favorite is to key one or two horses each day.

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

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My key horse for Breeders’ Cup Friday is Elate in the Distaff. Her trainer, Bill Mott, has saddled the winner of the Distaff five times, and his improving 3-year-old filly might make it six for the Hall of Famer.

Elate is starting to live up to the hype that was placed on her after romping by more than 12 lengths in her career debut last fall. She dropped four straight after her bow and turned the corner after a confidence-boosting minor stakes score at Delaware Park. She just missed in the Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks on July 23 and romped in her last pair in the Grade 1 Alabama and Grade 1 Beldame. She is reportedly training forwardly for the Distaff as well.

I will split up my $100 bankroll by playing 30% to win, 50% in exactas, trifectas, and superfectas, and 20% in daily double wagers.

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HRN Video Race of the Week: Del Mar Handicap with Hunt & Ashleyluvssugar

My HRN Video Race of the Week for August 19 is the Grade 2 Del Mar Handicap with Hunt, Ashleyluvssugar, and Itsinthepost.

My Saturday Del Mar full card (8-19-17) is ready to purchase at – Weekly Packages Also Available!




HRN Video Race of the Week: G1 Matriarch with Miss Temple City

Sunday’s Grade I Matriarch at Del Mar drew a full field of 12 but it might be a one horse affair if Miss Temple City brings her “A” game. The Graham Motion trainee beat Grade I males twice this year at one mile on turf but both of those races were at Keeneland and she must prove that she can produce a race of that quality away from that venue.

Time and Motion is a 3-year-old filly on the rise for trainer Jimmy Toner. She is fresh and won the Grade I QE II Challenge Cup at Keeneland on Oct 15 but a flat mile might be a bit sharp for her.

Trainer Chad Brown finished 1-2 in yesterday’s Grade I Hollywood Derby and is back for more with a trio of entrants in this event. Roca Rojo might be his best chance and the 5-for-6 filly must deal with firm turf after walking away with an easy win in the Grade III Athenia on soft ground at Belmont Oct 23.

My Sunday DEL MAR full card (12-4-16) is available now at

Wednesday’s Del Mar Late Pick 4 Tickets (7-22-15)

Sunday Del Mar Recap: July 19 (Winning Early Pick 3 Ticket)

Conditions started out good and firm but the weather deteriorated quickly. Sloppy (sealed) main track beginning with race 3 and the G2 San Clemente remained on turf (condition: good, won by late runner Prize Exhibit). Race 2 was a 5f turf sprint and was captured by a patient runner. All other turf races switched to the wet main track, which seemed to play fair.

Four wins for jockey Santiago Gonzalez. Flavien Prat booted home a pair. James Cassidy and  John Sadler both saddled two winners and Gonzalez was the pilot of choice for both trainers.

Sunday’s suggested Early Pick 3 tickets from Del Mar yielded two Primary winners (Sweet Profit, Codacious) and one Secondary winner (Toomanytomatoes). The winning 8-1-5 combination returned $121.80.

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Pick 6 Blog Schedule During 2015 Del Mar Summer Meet (July 16-Sept 7)

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: DEL MAR Pick 5, Pick 6 carryover, or Pick 4 Tickets

Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays: SARATOGA Pick 6 carryover or Pick 4 tickets

Each Saturday, Sunday, and Holiday Monday, I will be offering full card analysis from Del Mar for $10/day at:

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Today’s Racing Digest

Upcoming full cards: Del Mar weekends (July 25-26).

*** Every full card includes suggested Early Pick 4, Pick 5, Pick 6, and Late Pick 4 spread tickets.

Weekend full card recaps with highlights are posted on The Runaway Horse What You Missed page

Jarrod Horak’s Del Mar Late Pick 4 Tickets  – Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Race 5 – MSW, 8.5T
Primary – #3 Gigantis, #1 Sir Cal
Secondary – #7 Over Par, #9 Heat, #11 Diablo Caballero, #2 Unusualy, #10 Bold Papa

Race 6 –  OC-62.5k, 8f
Primary – #5 Savings Account
Secondary – #6 Divina Comedia, #1 All Star Bub

Race 7 – Wickerr, 8T
Primary – #8 Global View, #2 Footstepsinbronze
Secondary – #4 Kulik Lodge, #11 Winning Prize
Wednesday’s HRN written Play of the Day

Race 8 – Mcl-20k, 8f
Primary – #1 Dixie Tweet
Secondary – #5 Katsfashion, #8 Luvuryan

Wednesday’s Late Pick 4 Tickets (Pick 4 calculator courtesy of Del Mar):

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Del Mar 2013 Video Series: Pacific Classic Recap + Closing Week Preview

The 2013 Del Mar thoroughbred season wraps up on Wednesday, September 4. My Del Mar video series concludes below with a look back at Game On Dude’s Pacific Classic and a preview of closing week.

As always, I will be posting daily free Del Mar Pick 6 selections and tickets:

For daily insight on Del Mar’s Pick 6 races, check out Pick 6blog.HorseRacingNation. com
for free selections and tickets.