Dave Valento

Gaming Today Dave Valento

Dave Valento has been involved in horse racing since 1986 and is author of the Track Phantom analysis sheets available for all Southern California live racing and many other major tracks. 

Twitter: @trackphantom

Email: DaveValento@gamingtoday.com

McKinzie could be over bet at Breeders'

McKinzie could be over bet at Breeders'

posted on September 26, 2018 by

Track Phantom | Bob Baffert’s McKinzie came off a six-month layoff to win the $1M Pennsylvania Derby in dominating fashion on Saturday at Parx. He took command half-way through the race, opened on the turn and held the game Axelrod safe as the 2-1 favorite.

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Parx mega-card

Parx mega-card

posted on September 19, 2018 by

Track Phantom | My Play of the Week comes in Race 2 at Mountaineer Park today (Sept. 19). No. 6 Lady Voodoo, shipping in from Belterra Park for this maiden special weight race, gets the nod. She was third at Belterra against better two starts earlier.

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Expect fairly wide open Breeders' Cup Classic

Expect fairly wide open Breeders' Cup Classic

posted on August 29, 2018 by

Track Phantom | The horse racing season is divided into four parts: Triple Crown, Summer, Breeders’ Cup and post-Breeders’ Cup. With the summer season winding down, our attention turns to the Breeders’ Cup which will be held at Churchill Downs Nov. 2-3.

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Next two weekends bring great racing at Saratoga, Del Mar

Next two weekends bring great racing at Saratoga, Del Mar

posted on August 14, 2018 by

Track Phantom | The next two weekends are two of the best of the entire racing season. This Saturday, Del Mar will host the annual centerpiece of their summer season, the G1 Pacific Classic. On Aug. 25, Saratoga will card a loaded stakes card highlighted by the G1 Travers.

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How computer-robotic wagering is crashing pari-mutuel pools

How computer-robotic wagering is crashing pari-mutuel pools

posted on July 17, 2018 by

Track Phantom | Horse racing must decide between short term monetary gain or long term customer health. Accepting computer-robotic wagering (CRW) into the pari-mutual pools is all but killing the betting experience for 99% of the horse playing public.

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