Rowan Ward

Rowan Ward


For a decade, Rowan Ward has been making horse race predictions and wagers in Chicago, and has been writing about horse racing for nearly just as long. Understanding the various factors that influence a race's outcome, they often find that the age-old saying "the pace makes the race" can uncover worthwhile betting opportunities. When it comes to handicapping, their favorite races are those held locally in Chicago, major stake races across the country, and two-year-old maiden races with intriguing bloodlines.

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Kentucky Derby Honor Marie Can Come Running Late

Kentucky Derby 2024: Honor Marie can come running late

May 3, 2024Blog

The first Saturday in May is coming, which means it is just about time to bet the Kentucky Derby! Am...

Pegasus World Cup First Mission Can Get The Right Trip

Pegasus World Cup 2024: First Mission can get the right trip

January 24, 2024Blog

The early-season feature of the handicap division is the 2024 Pegasus World Cup (G1) at Gulfstream P...

Breeders Cup Distaff Idiomatic Star Can Keep Rising

2023 Breeders’ Cup Distaff: Idiomatic’s star can keep rising

November 1, 2023Blog

If you’re serious about betting horse racing, the Breeders’ Cup is one of the most important wee...

Breeders Stakes Titos Calling Can Overcome Pace

Breeders Stakes 2023: Tito’s Calling can overcome slow pace

September 29, 2023Blog

One of the best horse racing betting opportunities of the year happens Sunday, October 1: the Breede...

Woodbine Mile Pace Setup Benefits War Bomber

Woodbine Mile 2023: Pace setup benefits War Bomber

September 14, 2023Blog

Woodbine’s flagship race, the $1 million Woodbine Mile, happens Saturday, September 16. The race c...

Wizard Of Westwood Cleverly Spotted Longshot

Belmont Derby 2023: Wizard of Westwood is a cleverly spotted longshot

July 4, 2023Blog

Saturday, July 8, 2023 features one of the centerpieces of the turf racing season: the $1 million Be...

Belmont Stakes Catch National Treasure If You Can

Catch National Treasure if you can at the 2023 Belmont Stakes

June 7, 2023Blog

The 155th edition of the Belmont Stakes is coming up Saturday, June 10, 2023. The oldest and longest...

Kentucky Derby 2023 Mage Is Getting Better

Kentucky Derby 2023: Mage is getting better at the right time

May 5, 2023Blog

The time is upon us to bet the Kentucky Derby! The 149th edition of the race will be run on Saturday...

Santa Anita Derby Geaux Rocket Ride Now Ready

Santa Anita Derby 2023: Geaux Rocket Ride is now ready for the spotlight

April 6, 2023Blog

If you enjoy betting horse races, there is no more exciting event on Saturday, April 8 than the Sant...

Bravemansgame Is Ready To Step Up In Cheltenham Gold Cup

Cheltenham Gold Cup 2023: Bravemansgame is ready to step up

March 16, 2023Blog

The £625,000 Cheltenham Gold Cup (G1) is one of the most lucrative and important races of the jumps...

El Camino Real Derby Passarando Right Trip

Passarando Can Get the Right Trip at El Camino Real 2023

February 8, 2023Blog

If you are serious about betting on horse races, you do not want to miss the El Camino Real Derby on...

Pegasus World Cup Cyberknife Returns To Perfect Distance

Pegasus World Cup: Cyberknife returns to perfect distance

January 25, 2023Blog

The handicap division begins in earnest with the 2023 Pegasus World Cup (G1) at Gulfstream Park on S...