I, like many others, was saddened by the news that trainer Lynn Whiting had died a week ago at his home in Louisville following a long illness and a recent stroke. He was 77. I first met Whiting in 1980 when I was working as a columnist and reporter for the Daily Racing Form at […]

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The Kentucky Derby will be contested on the first Saturday in May. The date is May 6. Unfortunately, that’s the only surefire, ‘can’t lose’ Derby prediction we got this year. Everything else is up for grabs. It usually is. In the hands of the racing gods. The fabulous fickle finger of fate. ‘The chance of […]

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Every racing day handicappers Jeff Siegel and Aaron Vercruysse team up to offer one “Day Maker” each from Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita.   These are “cream of the crop” selections and offer the horse player a unique insight into the process behind the analysis.  To watch this exclusive xbtv.com video presentation, please click the link below:    […]

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The selections contained within are geared to rolling exotic players.  The basic strategy is to isolate those horses that should be included in rolling daily doubles, pick-3s, pick-4s, pick-5s, and pick-6. ​It is recommended that Jeff’s selections be used to augment the reader’s own personal handicapping, though excellent results can be achieved by applying the exact rolling exotic […]

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Jeff Siegel’s West Coast Black Book reviews five key performances from the previous week from Santa Anita and/or Golden Gate Fields. It’s a real insiders’ take on a selected list of  horses that should be followed closely in their next start. Put these names down in your stable mail so you’ll know when they reappear in […]

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Jeff Siegel’s East Coast Black Book reviews five key performances from the previous week from Gulfstream Park, Laurel and/or Fair Grounds.  It’s an insiders’ take on which horses should be followed in their next outing.  Put these names in your stable mail so you’ll know when they are re-entered.      JEFF SIEGEL’S EAST COAST BLACK […]

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The selections contained within are geared to rolling exotic players.  The basic strategy is to isolate those horses that should be included in rolling daily doubles, pick-3s, pick-4s, pick-5s, and pick-6. ​It is recommended that Jeff’s selections be used to augment the reader’s own personal handicapping, though excellent results can be achieved by applying the exact rolling exotic […]

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The selections contained within are geared to rolling exotic players.  The basic strategy is to isolate those horses that should be included in rolling daily doubles, pick-3s, pick-4s, pick-5s, and pick-6. ​It is recommended that Jeff’s selections be used to augment the reader’s own personal handicapping, though excellent results can be achieved by applying the exact rolling exotic […]

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JEFF SIEGEL’S TRIPLE CROWN TRACKER (Updated April 25, 2017) These rankings reflect the author’s evaluation of past and present form, recent workout patterns, quality of connections, and the likelihood of improvement at the Triple Crown distances based on pedigree and running style. Each horse is rated on a theoretical handicap (no sex allowance considered), with […]

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The selections contained within are geared to rolling exotic players.  The basic strategy is to isolate those horses that should be included in rolling daily doubles, pick-3s, pick-4s, pick-5s, and pick-6. ​It is recommended that Jeff’s selections be used to augment the reader’s own personal handicapping, though excellent results can be achieved by applying the exact rolling exotic […]

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The selections contained within are geared to rolling exotic players.  The basic strategy is to isolate those horses that should be included in rolling daily doubles, pick-3s, pick-4s, pick-5s, and pick-6. It is recommended that Jeff’s selections be used to augment the reader’s own personal handicapping, though excellent results can be achieved by applying the exact rolling exotic […]

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The selections contained within are geared to rolling exotic players.  The basic strategy is to isolate those horses that should be included in rolling daily doubles, pick-3s, pick-4s, pick-5s, and pick-6. ​It is recommended that Jeff’s selections be used to augment the reader’s own personal handicapping, though excellent results can be achieved by applying the exact rolling exotic […]

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It all began when Not This Time won the Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs last Sept. 17 to earn 10 points. That was the first of the 35 races in which horses could accumulate points on the 2016-17 Road to the Kentucky Derby. The final two races were decided last Saturday, the Arkansas Derby at […]

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Classic Empire’s path to potential favoritism in the 2017 Kentucky Derby has been anything but ‘Classic.’ To review: He promptly broke maiden first out going four and one-half furlongs at Churchill Downs over a ‘sloppy’ surface. The Equibase chart footnote reports that he “…finished with a surge and kicked away.” Next out, he “rolled by […]

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The selections contained within are geared to rolling exotic players.  The basic strategy is to isolate those horses that should be included in rolling daily doubles, pick-3s, pick-4s, pick-5s, and pick-6. ​It is recommended that Jeff’s selections be used to augment the reader’s own personal handicapping, though excellent results can be achieved by applying the exact rolling exotic […]

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