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

Want to win at Breeders’? Do the prep

Want to win at Breeders’? Do the prep

posted on October 24, 2018 by

Track Phantom | I used to believe in the “study long, study wrong” mentality. There is some truth to this. But not as it relates to the Breeders’ Cup. There is just too much information to digest to wait until race day. 

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Breeders' Cup contenders line up

Breeders' Cup contenders line up

posted on October 10, 2018 by

Track Phantom | The 35th Breeders’ Cup will take place at Churchill Downs on Friday, November 2nd and Saturday, November 3rd. The serious preps have been contested and the races are starting to take shape. 

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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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