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Welcome to Tacos and Trifectas! Each week, America’s Best Racing’s Southern California correspondent Jose Contreras - @LosPonies to those who follow him on Twitter - will provide a taco review along with a selection that he will key in trifecta bets in hopes of winning some cash to buy more tacos! Contreras will map out a trifecta betting strategy for how to key his main pick and keep track of his return on investment (ROI), which was positive in 2017.

Stop back each week if you love tacos and want a trifecta play!

When Lance Winters gave Michael Jackson a dram of St. George Single Malt, the legendary whiskey writer said, “That’s interesting.” As Winters recalls, the sentiment was not on the positive side of interesting.

“He was here visiting the distillery, taking note of our unusual place,” Winters says. “He had to say something and didn’t want to be outright insulting.”

The San Felipe Stakes is coming to Santa Anita Park this Saturday! If you’re heading to the Southern California track for their Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve prep race, we have ten things you should know before you go.

1. Equine Superstars

LEXINGTON, KY – On March 3 and 4 the members of Horse Country welcomed more than 1,500 guests through complimentary tours at their farms, clinics, and aftercare and retraining facilities through the second annual “Meet the NEIGHbors” event.

One of the biggest weekends of prep races for the 2018 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve is due next on the calendar, as three races offering 85 qualifying points for the 144th run for the roses are scheduled for Saturday, March 10.

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