‘Tis the Triple Crown Season at SIMHorseRacing.com

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LogoRacingDudesSIMHorseRacing.com is a free game offering the most realistic horse racing experience on the internet. Hundreds of players of all ages from all over the globe  compete against each other, enjoying an entire year of racing in just 16 weeks time. The SIM, which ran its first season in 1998, offers not only Thoroughbred racing on all three conventional surfaces – dirt, turf and synthetic – but also steeplechasing, harness racing, Quarter Horses, Paints, Arabians and more.

The new season at SIMHorseRacing.com is now open. Now is the perfect time to start building and organizing your stable at the start of the new year!

Breed, train and race your own homebreds, or claim your way into the sport. Distance, surface, pedigree and equipment all factor in to the race result, as does jockey ability and weather conditions. The SIM is technologically ahead of the curve; if desired, race results can come by text message! Regular podcasts are posted, and the new and specially designed race viewer shows color-correct horses of all breeds.

Manage your stable wisely; as the player, you have to budget shipping expenses and entry fees while jogging, galloping or working your horses to racing fitness before their debuts. Comprehensive trainer and breeder statistics are offered to track your progress.

For those inclined to handicap, place win wagers on many of the races, and a generous Pick 6 pool is offered three days a week and usually carries over. Player and game-run handicapping contests often pop up, thanks to a tight-knit community of dedicated racing fans.

Congratulations to Are Lions Real for winning the 37th Louisville Derby, kicking off the Triple Crown Season!  As usual, hundreds of dollars in prizes will be given away.

Remember, the new season at SIMHorseRacing.com has started! Sign up now to get your first racehorse! Happy Racing!

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Thanksgiving Weekend SimplePlays™ Now Available

SimplePlays

Instead of having four tracks at a time, we have massively expanded to covering 10 – 20 tracks, with FREE picks available every day of the week!

However, given the massive overhaul, we now offer SimplePlays™ on just WEEKENDS and HOLIDAYS for a variety of tracks.  We hope you all enjoy the new expansion to the site!

Here are your weekend SimplePlays™ featuring Aqueduct and Churchill Downs:

Friday Cards

SimplePlays™ Single Day Cards for November 29, 2013 at Aqueduct and Churchill Downs.

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Saturday Cards

SimplePlays™ Single Day Cards for November 30, 2013 at Aqueduct and Churchill Downs.

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Weekend Cards (Combined)

SimplePlays™ Single Day Cards for November 29 & 30, 2013 at Aqueduct and Churchill Downs.

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About SimplePlays™

Using the information created by our custom, systematic approach, we give you a product that shows exactly how and what the Dudes bet at the track. With SimplePlays™ you not only receive your traditional Win, Place, and Exacta wagers, but also suggested multi-race (Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 5, Pick 6), Trifecta and Superfecta wagers for every race on the card!

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Thanksgiving Weekend Stakes Selections

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Thursday

Churchill Downs: Falls City Handicap (Grade 2)

Racing Dudes Pick: #3 Fiftyshadesofhay

Racing Dudes Longshot: #7 Wine Princess

Aqueduct: Fall Highweight Handicap (Grade 3)

Racing Dudes Pick:#6 Strapping Groom

Racing Dudes Longshot: #3 Caixa Electronica

Fair Grounds: Thanksgiving Handicap

Racing Dudes Pick: #6 Mico Margarita

Racing Dudes Longshot: #5 Central Banker

Hollywood Park: Vernon O Underwood Stakes (Grade 3)

Racing Dudes Pick:  #5 Chosen Miracle

Racing Dudes Longshot: #1 Anillo

Friday

Churchill Downs: Clark Handicap (Grade 1)

Racing Dudes Pick: #1 Game On Dude

Racing Dudes Longshot: #5 Prayer for Relief

Aqueduct: Go For Wand Handicap (Grade 2)

Racing Dudes Pick: #8 Executiveprivilege

Racing Dudes Longshot: #6 Fantasy of Flight

Hollywood Park: Citation Handicap (Grade 2)

Racing Dudes Pick: #2 Summer Front

Racing Dudes Longshot: #4 Big Bane Theory

Golden Gate: Berkeley Stakes (Grade 3)

Racing Dudes Pick: #5 Summer Hit

Racing Dudes Longshot: #6 Majestic City

Saturday

Aqueduct: Cigar Mile (Grade 1)

Racing Dudes Pick:#9 Flat Out

Racing Dudes Longshot: #2 Forty Tales

Aqueduct: Remsen Stakes (Grade 2)

Racing Dudes Pick: #4 Honor Code

Racing Dudes Longshot: #1 Noble Moon

Aqueduct: Demoiselle Stakes (Grade 2)

Racing Dudes Pick: #6 Stopchargingmaria

Racing Dudes Longshot: #1 Got Lucky

Aqueduct: Comely Stakes (Grade 3)

Racing Dudes Pick: #4 My Happy Face

Racing Dudes Longshot: #8 Galloping Giraffe

Hawthorne: Hawthorne Gold Cup (Grade 2)

Racing Dudes Pick: #3 Last Gunfighter

Racing Dudes Longshot: #2 Derby Kitten

Churchill Downs: Golden Rod Stakes (Grade 2)

Racing Dudes Pick: #7 Vexed

Racing Dudes Longshot: #5 Bird Maker

Churchill Downs: Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (Grade 2)

Racing Dudes Pick: #1 Almost Famous

Racing Dudes Longshot: #6 Tapiture

Hollywood Park: Generous Stakes (Grade 3)

Racing Dudes Pick: #5 Aotearoa

Racing Dudes Longshot: #4 Global View

Hollywood Park: Miesque Stakes (Grade 3)

Racing Dudes Pick: #3 Clenor

Racing Dudes Longshot: #5 Nesso

Sunday

Hollywood: The Matriarch Stakes (Grade 1)

Racing Dudes Pick: #6 Dayatthespa

Racing Dudes Longshot: #7 Pianist

Hollywood: The Hollywood Derby (Grade 1)

Racing Dudes Pick: #6 Admiral Kitten

Race Dudes Longshot: #4 Jack Milton

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Zia Park Derby and Oaks Analysis

Broadway Empire Headlines the Zia Park Derby

Broadway Empire Headlines the Zia Park Derby

Zia Park Derby

The Pick: #7 Broadway Empire

The Upsetter: #2 Carve

The Rundown:

#1 For Cash (AB) – Canadian invader from Northlands Park much like Broadway Empire, only this one has not run anywhere other than that track.  It’s definitely time to try him someplace new, and this actually is a great spot to do it.  Maybe a touch outclassed, but with his best effort he could hit the board.

#2 Carve (KY) – Usually shows up with a respectable race.  His third last time out in the Oklahoma Derby to Broadway Empire was solid, and its nice that he rested up while Broadway Empire ran in a tough Breeders Cup race.  If Broadway Empire bounces, this one will be the horse that picks up the pieces.

#3 Clone (KY) – Has made close to 100k while running on the New Mexico circuit, but will get a class test today.  Having a race over the track has its positives, but too much class to overcome in my opinion.

#4 I Stand Alone (MD) – He’s the longest shot on the morning line, and you can see why as he was just able to finish third in an allowance over this track last time out.  He does have a win a stakes win at Zia Park, but it was last year when he may have been in a little better form.  Other longshots have more appeal.

#5 Indycott (KY) – The son of A.P. Indy was a nice allowance winner last time out at Remington Park, but he finds himself in deeper waters today.  Trainer Chris Hartman is usually a bit more realistic when spotting horses, which tells me he does think this horse is going to improve and run well following the win last time out.  Maybe a longshot worth watching…

#6 Show Some Magic (KY) – He’s the “other” realistic option to beat Broadway Empire, but this horses has had plenty of stakes chances that haven’t ended all that well.  I like that he did get a win over this track two races back plus he does run fairly well in New Mexico, but I prefer others at a bigger price.

#7 Broadway Empire (KY) – His “A” game easily will defeat this bunch.  The only question mark is whether he’ll have the dreaded “Breeders Cup bounce.”  That question mark is probably the only thing keeping him from being a single.

#8 Real Heat (CA) – After banging heads with tougher competition in California, you could tell Real Heat enjoyed the class drop last time out as he won an allowance at Zia.  The competition gets tougher today, but maybe he can run third or fourth with a solid effort.

#9 Unbridled Giant (KY) – This one looks to be the most out-classed of all them in my opinion.  Don’t see any way he can compete against this group.

Zia Park Oaks

The Pick: #6 Gold Medal Dancer

The Upsetter: #1 I Am Miss Brown

The Rundown:

#1 I Am Miss Brown (KY) – We’ve seen what this horse is capable of, now it’s just a matter of getting her to be consistent with that effort.  Her race last time out at Remington was strong, and if she can progress from that performance she’ll have a big chance to pull off the upset here.

#2 Key to My Warrior (KY) – Her win last time out really came out of nowhere, but it does give her a much valued win over the track.  However, a repeat effort seems unlikely to me.

#3 Unusual Way (CA) – She’s the morning line favorite for the race, and probably one you should try to beat.  This is a class drop, but her last few races haven’t been much.  Also, dirt may not be her best surface.  You might even try to beat her altogether and leave her out of exotics as well.

#4 Midnight Flute (KY) – Midnight Flute has lost her last six races…and three of those have been against claiming company.  Hard to see her making much impact.

#5 Sister Ginger (KY) – This one would be my top pick if this race was at a mile or less, but I’m a little scared of the mile and one-sixteenth distance with her.  She definitely can win races like this as she’s been successful all year in them, and that race last time out in the Remington Oaks wasn’t too bad.  If she gets the distance, she’s the pick.

#6 Gold Medal Dancer (KY) – The two month freshening has really made a difference for her.  Since finishing 5th in the Iowa Oaks in June, Gold Medal Dancer got a two month break and has returned to win an allowance at Remington, and finished a close second in the Remington Park Oaks last time out.  Thinking it all comes together today and she picks up the victory.

#7 Lady of Luck (KY) – It would be surprising to see her make much noise in here.  Last time out she was second in an allowance over this track, and she’s really never showed enough to take her serious against this group.

#8 Oscar Party (KY) – This one could be a little dangerous!  At times she’s looked awfully well, it’s just a matter of what horse we are going to get this time out.  Her “A” game could win this thing.

#9 Comic Kitty (CA) – She’s put together three decent races in a row at smaller venue’s, but this spot looks too tough for her today.

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Racing Dudes Divisional Rankings

Game On Dude Can Still Make Some Noise in the Clark Handicap

Game On Dude Can Still Make Some Noise in the Clark Handicap

Older Males

1. Wise Dan – With the flop of the Game On Dude, and his dramatic stretch run, he now sits atop the rankings.

2. Mucho Macho Man – When running at Santa Anita he’s at a different level.  Breeders Cup Classic winner proved to be much better than his older rivals.

3. Game On Dude – Will look to redeem himself on Black Friday in the Clark Handicap.

4. Cross Traffic – It’s too bad he got injured as I think he was on his way to huge things.

5. Fort Larned – What a strange year for the 2012 Classic winner.  Still ran well in this years version.

Sleeper: Declaration of War – He’s plenty good, but will we see him back in America once again?

Older Females

1. Royal Delta – She wins this by default, but the champ is probably done.  The division was a bit weak this year, but the infusion of good three-year olds will boost it next year.

2. Tiz Miz Sue – Absolutely sickening that she had to be retired.  Was running better than ever.

3. Authenticity – Solid run in the Distaff, but never really threatened to win.

4. Joyful Victory – Never was quite good enough to beat the top-notch horses, but still a solid horse.

5. On Fire Baby – Still have hopes that she’ll come back firing

Sleeper: My Miss Aurelia – Has been transferred to Todd Pletcher.  Interesting move, will it pay off?

3 Year Old Males

1. Will Take Charge – He’ll look to lock up the division in the Clark Handicap vs. Game On Dude

2. Palace Malice – He sort of fell off towards the end of this season, but still was respectable.  Could be a nice colt at age four.

3. Orb – Never could recapture his Kentucky Derby form.

4. Goldencents – Can definitely move up with a win in the Cigar Mile over Groupie Doll and others.

5. Oxbow – Nice career for him, but his injury put him out of contention for three-year old honors.

Sleeper: Normandy Invasion – Lets see if this colt comes back running at age 4…

3 Year Old Females

1. Beholder – She won the Distaff which evened the score with Princess of Sylmar

2. Princess of Sylmar – Absolutely hate ranking her second, but I think you have to do so.

3. Close Hatches – Her late season heroics are enough to move her up the third.

4.  Midnight Lucky – Unfortunately she will miss the rest of the year, which will cause her to drop some.

5. Fiftyshadesofhay – Respectable horse, but a cut below this groups best.

Sleeper: Dreaming of Julia – What ever happened to her??

Sprinters

1. Secret Circle – Super impressive in his huge comeback!  Tops a weak division.

2.  Groupie Doll – Was totally against her in the Filly and Mare Sprint…she made me looks stupid.

3.  Justin Phillip – Was nothing but solid this year.  The old pro retires with nothing to be ashamed about.

4. Points Offthebench – Such a sad story, but he was so good this year.

5. Gentleman’s Bet – Ran hard in every race, and always finished respectable.

Sleeper: Sahara Sky – Looked to be a monster before the injury.

2 Year Old Males

1. New Year’s Day – He has the top spot for now, but I’m not sold on him just yet.

2. Havana – Thought he was best in the Juvenile.

3. Honor Code – Thought HE was best when facing Havana.  Will run in the Remsen Thanksgiving weekend.

4. Strong Mandate – Tough post killed him in the Juvenile.  Will freshen up for a big three-year old campaign at Oaklawn.

5. Rise Up – The Delta Downs track can sometimes be tricky, but Rise Up was 10 times the best in the Jackpot.

Sleeper: Tap It Rich – He was the hype horse and then the forgotten horse at the Breeders Cup.  He learned a ton in the Juvenile.

2 Year Old Females

1. She’s A Tiger – Think she’s distance challenged, but has accomplished a lot.

2. Sweet Reason – Always seems to have an excuse, but has been right there in every race.

3. Ria Antonia – Not sold on her yet, needed a DQ to win the Juvenile fillies.

4. Rosalind – Thought she was best in the Juvenile Fillies…

5. My Conquestadory – Outside post killed her in the Juvenile Fillies Turf, still ran very respectable.

Sleeper: Stopchargingmaria – Mike Repole horse is getting better with every race.

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Thankful for Triple Crown Season at SIMHorseRacing.com

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LogoRacingDudesSIMHorseRacing.com is a free game offering the most realistic horse racing experience on the internet. Hundreds of players of all ages from all over the globe  compete against each other, enjoying an entire year of racing in just 16 weeks time. The SIM, which ran its first season in 1998, offers not only Thoroughbred racing on all three conventional surfaces – dirt, turf and synthetic – but also steeplechasing, harness racing, Quarter Horses, Paints, Arabians and more.

The new season at SIMHorseRacing.com is now open. Now is the perfect time to start building and organizing your stable at the start of the new year!

Breed, train and race your own homebreds, or claim your way into the sport. Distance, surface, pedigree and equipment all factor in to the race result, as does jockey ability and weather conditions. The SIM is technologically ahead of the curve; if desired, race results can come by text message! Regular podcasts are posted, and the new and specially designed race viewer shows color-correct horses of all breeds.

Manage your stable wisely; as the player, you have to budget shipping expenses and entry fees while jogging, galloping or working your horses to racing fitness before their debuts. Comprehensive trainer and breeder statistics are offered to track your progress.

For those inclined to handicap, place win wagers on many of the races, and a generous Pick 6 pool is offered three days a week and usually carries over. Player and game-run handicapping contests often pop up, thanks to a tight-knit community of dedicated racing fans.

The 37th Louisville Derby is only one week away, which will kick off the start of the Triple Crown Season!  As usual, hundreds of dollars in prizes will be given away.

Remember, the new season at SIMHorseRacing.com has started! Sign up now to get your first racehorse! Happy Racing!

TwinSpires Million Road to Derby Showdown

Weekend SimplePlays™ Now Available

SimplePlays

Instead of having four tracks at a time, we have massively expanded to covering 10 – 20 tracks, with FREE picks available every day of the week!

However, given the massive overhaul, we now offer SimplePlays™ on just WEEKENDS and HOLIDAYS for a variety of tracks.  We hope you all enjoy the new expansion to the site!

Here are your weekend SimplePlays™ featuring Delta DownsAqueduct and Churchill Downs:

Saturday Cards

SimplePlays™ Single Day Cards for November 23, 2013 at Delta Downs and Aqueduct.

Buy Now

Sunday Cards

SimplePlays™ Single Day Cards for November 24, 2013 at Churchill Downs and Aqueduct.

Buy Now

Weekend Cards (Combined)

SimplePlays™ Single Day Cards for November 23, 2013 at Delta Downs and Aqueduct.

SimplePlays™ Single Day Cards for November 24, 2013 at Churchill Downs and Aqueduct.

Buy Now

About SimplePlays™

Using the information created by our custom, systematic approach, we give you a product that shows exactly how and what the Dudes bet at the track. With SimplePlays™ you not only receive your traditional Win, Place, and Exacta wagers, but also suggested multi-race (Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 5, Pick 6), Trifecta and Superfecta wagers for every race on the card!

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Blinkers Off 050: Weekend Stakes Action Podcast Released

Blinkers Off Logo2Blinkers Off has released a new episode!

Blinkers Off provides weekly insights into the world of horse racing including race selections and previews, handicapping methods and exclusive stories.

You can view all episodes of Blinkers Off by visiting our podcast page or Blinkers Off | Blog Talk Radio Feed.

Blinkers Off 050: Weekend Stakes Action – November 21, 2013

The Thoroughbred Racing Dudes preview the notable stakes races for the weekend at Delta Downs, including the Delta Down Princess and the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes.

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Drama Still Remains in Eclipse Award Voting

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Even though the Breeders Cup usually does most of the heavy lifting, the 2013 Eclipse Awards are far from over this year.  Thanksgiving Weekend could go a long way in determining this year’s champions.  The Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs and the Cigar Mile at Aqueduct are just a couple of the major stakes races that could sway voters in some of the “iffy” divisions.  Here is a closer look at each division:

– Horse of the Year: Wise Dan is the apparent favorite, but here is a scenario for you that not many are talking about.  What if Game On Dude runs in the Clark Handicap, and wins by several lengths over Will Take Charge?  Would that be enough to put him back in the picture for this award?  I love the move by his connections to try this race, as it does give the horse a chance at some redemption.  If he shows up with his “A” game he will certainly be tough to handle.

– 3 Year Old Male: Will Take Charge is your slam dunk winner if he wins the Clark, but what if he doesn’t?  There are a few who still think Orb’s body of work could win him the award, but what about Goldencents?  He’ll be running in the Cigar Mile at Aqueduct against a field that looks to be stellar, including back to back filly and mare sprint winner Groupie Doll.  A win for Goldencents and a Will Take Charge loss will muddle this division even more.

– 3 Year Old Female: Nothing to see here.  Beholder and Princess of Sylmar are both deserving, but the nod will probably go to Beholder.  Either way, both are done racing for this year so there is no drama in this one.

– 2 Year Old Male: Many feel New Year’s Day has this one sewn up by winning the Breeders Cup Juvenile, but his light resume outside that race has me thinking it may not be a lock.  Both Honor Call and Cairo Prince will be running in the Remsen Stakes on Thanksgiving Saturday, and if either can give us a “lights out” effort they will be strongly supported.  The mass amount of East Coast voters could sway this vote in the favor of one of these two horses.

– 2 Year Old Female: This could go one of several ways so it’s really hard to point to one specific race.  Keep an eye on Aqueduct’s racing on Thanksgiving Saturday, as well as Hollywood Park’s big 2-year-old filly races towards the end of the year.

– Older Male: Wise Dan and Mucho Macho Man are going to get a lot of votes, but again, what if Game On Dude wins the Clark Handicap?  Wouldn’t his body of work look pretty impressive compared to those two horses?

– Older Female: Royal Delta has kind of won this thing by default, unless Groupie Doll can impressively win the Cigar Mile.  A win over that field would definitely trump anything Royal Delta accomplished this season, but would it be enough?  It was really a weak year for older females, but strong three-year old fillies will make this the “it” division next year.

– Male Sprinter: This one is much like the 2 Year old Female division, but unlike that division the season for serious sprint races is all but over.  Secret Circle might win this award even though he only ran two races this year.

– Female Sprinter: Groupie Doll wins this one regardless of what happens.

– Male Turf: Wise Dan.  Next…

– Female Turf: Dank. Next…

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