The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: May The Road Rise

The Road to the Kentucky Derby is about to ramp up in a significant way, starting with this long holiday weekend. The schedule features the final two 10-point prep races before the stakes climb to 50 points for the winners, but also on tap are a couple of non-point events that are must-see viewing for […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Happy Returns

Another big weekend of racing is upon us as we roll into February. The year’s first two Grade 1 races are coming up at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, and some fan favorites will make their season debuts on opposite coasts. A tough field of seasoned runners have lined up to contest the G1 Donn Handicap, and […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Time To Begin Dreaming Of Roses

The calendar says late January but it’s now less than 100 days until the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7 and it’s time to start thinking about springtime and roses. The Kentucky Derby points races get a lot more serious in three weeks with the Grade 2 Risen Star at Louisiana Downs the […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Winter Blast

Snowed in? S’no problem. For those in the path of winter storm Jonas, as long as you’ve got electricity and Internet access (or even a cellphone signal and a smartphone), this is a great weekend to stay indoors and play some races. When this was written on Friday, there was some uncertainty about which tracks […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Plenty Of Sunshine

It’s Eclipse Awards weekend in South Florida and Gulfstream Park is putting on the Sunshine Millions – six stakes races restricted to Florida-breds worth $1,050,000 – in conjunction with the big night they are hosting to honor North American racing’s champions of 2015. Elsewhere, Fair Grounds in New Orleans presents an early-season race on the […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Chrome Returns

Three of the last four Kentucky Derby winners have come from the California circuit, and this weekend’s slate features not only a points race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby but also the return of one of those winners to competition. In Saturday’s Grade 2 San Pasqual Stakes at Santa Anita, 2014 Derby winner California […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Birthday Wishes

In the racing world, the New Year’s celebration not only marks the turning of the calendar but also the birthdays of each Thoroughbred on the farm or at the racetrack. That means the Kentucky Derby hopefuls in Saturday’s Jerome Stakes will be competing as 3-year-olds for the first time, and that the older performers in […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: California Christmas

In the racing world, while Christmas is mostly a day off, the day after Christmas is one of the more popular days on the racing calendar. It’s the traditional day racing returns to Southern California’s Santa Anita for its winter/spring meet. Saturday’s card at the Great Race Place features four graded stakes, led by the […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: The Futurity Is Now

The Road to the Kentucky Derby is about to make its turn into the 3-year-old prep season, but there’s one final opportunity Saturday for juveniles to pick up points toward the first Saturday in May. The Grade 1, $350,000 Los Alamitos Futurity features a field of seven, led by a pair of runners from the barn of […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Looking For Starlets

This weekend’s spotlight shines on the 2-year-old filly division with the Grade 1, $300,000 Starlet Stakes. Held at Hollywood Park for many years, this will be the race’s second running at Los Alamitos Race Course. While no runners from this year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies are entered in the Starlet, there are some new faces […]

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