Monthly Archives: January 2017

Trip Notes – January 28

Welcome to our first Trip Notes post. This is going to be an early-week feature of the site in the weeks ahead as we look back at some notable races from the week prior. Many will be stakes races, but many will not … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Gulfstream Late Pick-4 (and Arrogate)

Before we get to Sunday’s late Pick-4 at Gulfstream (update – off the turf, which accounted for three of the four legs and cancels the play), which is a nice sequence, Saturday was an exceptional day of racing at Gulfstream … Continue reading

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Saturday Spot Plays

In our last post, we analyzed the Pick-5 that ends with today’s Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream, renewing the Arrogate/California Chrome clash from the Breeders Cup Classic. Those are just five of 12 great races at Gulfstream today. Let’s look at a … Continue reading

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Handicapping the Pegasus Pick-5

Gulfstream hosts the first Pegasus World Cup Invitational on Saturday, a race that features a rematch between Arrogate and California Chrome, the top two finishers in a thrilling 2016 Breeders Cup Classic. That goes as Race 12 on Saturday, capping a spectacular card … Continue reading

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Derby Trail Stakes Review – LeComte (G3)

Guest Suite took the LeComte Stakes (G3) on Saturday at Fair Grounds, the first race on the road to the Louisiana Derby in March. The race featured a strong pace that was coming apart late, and didn’t come back especially … Continue reading

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Saturday Highlight Horses

Let’s look at a few spots around the country today in what is a pretty good day of racing leading into tonight’s Eclipse Awards at Gulfstream, and next week’s Pegasus World Cup, featuring a rematch between Arrogate and California Chrome. … Continue reading

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Derby Trail Stakes Preview – LeComte

The road to the Louisiana Derby kicks off on Saturday at Fair Grounds with the LeComte (Grade 3, $200k), going 1 mile/70 yards. They drew the race last Friday, eight days out, and landed a very nice field of 12, … Continue reading

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Derby Prep Review: Smarty Jones

A very promising three-year old burst onto the scene on Monday at Oaklawn Park as Uncontested dominated the one-mile Smarty Jones for trainer Wayne Catalano. Uncontested came to Oaklawn after a solid fourth place finish in the Kentucky Jockey Club … Continue reading

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Derby Trail Stakes Preview – Smarty Jones

They start the path to the Arkansas Derby on Monday at Oaklawn Park with the $150,000 Smarty Jones, going one mile (Smarty Jones won the next three legs in this series – the Southwest, Rebel, and Arkansas Derby, in 2004). Wayne … Continue reading

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