Private Zone leads all the way to take Cigar Mile

Ozone Park, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Private Zone, ridden by Martin Pedroza, took the lead out of the gate and was never challenged to win Saturday’s $750,000 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct. Trained by Alfredo Velazquez, Private Zone broke sharply from the inside post in the nine-horse field and immediately went to the front and controlled the


Bing Crosby Meet Closes November 30th with Two Chances to Cash In

Superior handicapping knowledge with a streak of gambler can really pay off this Sunday in the Bing Crosby Meet.  The Del Mar’s stellar reputation of turf meets surf is wonderful for both viewing pleasure and potential profit for those that must wager afar. A double header is the highlight with two year old fillies in


Hoppertunity continues comeback with Clark win

Louisville, KY (SportsNetwork.com) – Post time favorite Hoppertunity successfully continued his comeback to competition by winning Friday’s $500,000 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs. Trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Martin Garcia, Hoppertunity broke from the inside post as the 2-1 favorite in the nine-horse field going 1 1/8 miles. Florida Derby winner Constitution, making


Take Charge Brandi to continue racing in 2014

Louisville, KY (SportsNetwork.com) – Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Take Charge Brandi will continue to compete in 2014 with division honors still possible. Trained by Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas for Willis Horton, Take Charge Brandi won the Delta Downs Princess Stakes on Nov. 22 and is now slated to move to California for


Wide open Hawthorne Gold Cup draws 11

Stickney, IL (SportsNetwork.com) – An evenly matched field of 11 distance runners will go to post Saturday in the $250,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup at Hawthorne.Race Course. Getting the call as the 7-2 morning line favorite for the 1 1/4-mile race is 6-year-old Ever Rider, trained by Marya Montoya for Waldorf Racing Stables. The horse will


Albano back in training ahead of 2015 campaign

New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) – Albano, second to Bayern in last summer’s Haskell Invitational, has returned to training in preparation for a 2015 campaign. Trained by Larry Jones for former Kentucky governor Brereton Jones, Albano worked three furlongs on Nov. 18 at Fair Grounds as the 3-year-old gets ready to race next year. “That was


California Chrome odds-on to win Hollywood Derby

Del Mar, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome has been made the overwhelming 4-5 favorite for Saturday’s $300,000 Hollywood Derby versus five challengers in the 1 1/8-mile turf race. Owned by Steve Coburn and Perry Martin, California Chrome will start his turf debut from post 5 with Victor Espinoza again


California Chrome faces five in Hollywood Derby

Del Mar, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome heads a field of six 3-year-olds for Saturday’s $300,000 Hollywood Derby going 1 1/8 miles on the turf. Owned by Steve Coburn and Perry Martin, California Chrome will be making his grass debut on Del Mar’s Jimmy Durante Turf Course after already


Secret Circle returns in Cigar Mile

Ozone Park, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Former Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner Secret Circle returns to the races Saturday in the $500,000 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct. Just four weeks after dropping a half-length decision in this year’s Sprint, Secret Circle will face eight challengers in the Cigar Mile. Trained by Bob Baffert, the 5-year-old will leave from


Mister Marti Gras takes another crack at Hawthorne Gold Cup

Stickney, IL (SportsNetwork.com) – Mister Marti Gras goes for another shot at the $250,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup Saturday after finishing second in last year’s renewal. Trained by Chris Block, Mister Marti Gras will take on 10 rivals in the 1 1/4- mile stakes at Hawthorne Race Course just outside Chicago. The 7-year-old chestnut gelding will