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Harlan's Holiday Stakes Betting Preview

December 30, 2023

On Saturday, December 30, bettors can check out the Harlan's Holiday Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida which will showcase 11 dynamic horses on a 1 1/16 mile dirt track.


These contenders will vie for a portion of the $150,000 prize in the 10th race, scheduled for 4:34 PM ET. O'Connor leads the market as the current favorite with odds set at 5-2.

Harlan's Holiday Stakes Betting Preview

The upcoming Harlan's Holiday Stakes in 2023 features several impressive horses with challenging recent performances, including notable graded stakes, providing valuable insights into their potential performance in this event.

Three of the 11 horses entered have recent wins under their belt. In total, there are seven that have recently placed in the top three for their most recent race and have great momentum heading into this one.

Horses with Best Chance to Win

Discover a variety of betting opportunities for the 2023 Harlan's Holiday Stakes. Explore the standout contenders among the horses, providing excellent choices to enhance your exacta or trifecta wagers.

Gasoline 9-2

Gasoline recently placed fifth at the Clark Stakes G2 event, which now he has an opportunity to get back on track. So far this year, he has three wins and a third place finish out of five races, making him a solid threat to potentially steal the show.  He has a great opportunity to land within the top three based on past success. In 12 events for his career, he has four wins, a runner-up, and three third place finishes.

Blue Devil 6-1

Blue Devil, just like Gasoline, is coming off of the Clark Stakes G2 event but he placed fourth slightly ahead of him. Looking at his total performances this season, he has accumulated two wins, two runner-ups, and a third place finish out of eight attempts.  Based on recent performances, he has great momentum heading into this next race and could make a huge impact early. Out of 14 career events, he has three wins, four runner-ups, and two third place finishes.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

Discover the 2023 Harlan's Holiday Stakes odds provided by MyBookie. Evaluate the chances of various horses to find the best match for your betting objectives.

  • Dubyuhnell 8-1

  • NY Traffic 6-1

  • Grand Aspen 8-1

  • Blue Devil 6-1

  • Signator 8-1

  • O’Connor 5-2

  • Octane 12-1

  • Miles D 20-1

  • Gasoline 9-2

  • Steal Sunshine 15-1

  • Lure Him In 30-1


O’Connor 5-2

O’Connor has had a great year so far, winning one, coming in second in two, and a third place finish all within six events entered. His only win of the season was his most recent race, which was at the Fayette Stakes G2 event.

His resume also includes plenty of success over the years. Out of 26 starts, he has 11 wins, seven runner-ups, and three third place finishes.

Final Pick: O’Connor at 5-2 to Win