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2023 Risen Star Picks and Wagering Guide

2023 Risen Star Picks and Wagering Guide

This Inside Track to the Risen Star wagering guide gives you an inside look at the six stakes races running at Fair Grounds Race Course on February 18, 2023, including the $400,000 Risen Star Stakes (G2). The 1 1/8-mile race is worth 50-20-15-10-5 points to the top 5 finishers on the 2023 Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1).

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Inside Track to the 2023 Risen Star

Download our MASSIVE 13-page Inside Track to the 2023 Risen Star wagering guide! Features picks and analysis for SIX stakes, including the ultra-competitive $400,000 Risen Star Stakes (G2).

The Racing Dudes have been at it for 10+ years, offering daily handicapping picks and analysis for every track across the country. For this year’s Inside Track to the Risen Star, our lead handicappers have been scouring through the card at Fair Grounds in search of winning tickets on this loaded day of racing.

The six stakes races total $1.3 million in purses and include both Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks (G1) prep races: the Risen Star, the $300,000 Rachel Alexandra (G2) for the Oaks, the $250,000 Mineshaft (G3), the $150,000 Fair Grounds (G3), the $100,000 Albert M. Stall Memorial, and the $100,000 Colonel Power.

But that’s not all! Along with the six major stakes races, this Inside Track to the Risen Star wagering guide also includes race-by-race analysis, betting suggestions, and multi-race plays for Fair Ground’s entire Saturday card.

For each of these six stakes at Fair Grounds, you will find the following:


  • Race Overview 
  • Race Shape and Pace Analysis 
  • Top Selections 
  • Major Threats 
  • Longshots to Use

You will also find specific wagering under the “Picks and Plays” section, which includes: 

  • Win Bet
  • Place or Show Bet
  • Longshot to Play Across the Board 
  • Exacta
  • Trifecta
  • Superfecta 
  • Horses to use in Multi-Race Wagers 
  • What to Play on a Straight Wager
  • What to Play on an Exotic Wager

Each Win, Place, Show, or Across the Board wager comes with a confidence rating so that you can see how strongly we feel about each pick.

A sample of guide is available for download here. This INSIDE TRACK TO THE RISEN STAR wagering guide is included FREE with any subscription or can be purchased individually by clicking the banner below for $29.95. Learn more about Racing Dudes Premium here.

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