Monthly Archives: March 2017

Derby Trail Stakes Preview – Florida Derby (G1)

We previewed the Louisiana Derby in our last post and we look at the Florida Derby here. The Florida Derby wraps up a 14-race marathon card (which is actually one fewer race than they are running at Fair Grounds on … Continue reading

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Derby Trail Stakes Preview – Louisiana Derby (G2)

Fair Grounds runs the $1 million G2 Louisiana Derby on Saturday, the final stop on the Louisiana “Road to Louisville” series. Let’s take a look at the field. 1 – Patch (9-2) – Todd Pletcher ships Patch in from Gulfstream where he … Continue reading

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Turf Sprints Highlight Sunday Card at Gulfstream

There are two solid turf sprints at Gulfstream on Sunday. Let’s take a look: Gulfstream Race 8 (OC/$62k) – Eddie Broome entered two and scratched the longer of his two runners, #2 Posse Dreamin (12-1). That’s not a surprising decision considering he has the likely … Continue reading

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Derby Trail Stakes Preview – Rebel (G2)

We have three hours to sneak this in before they run the Rebel just after 7:00 pm EST today at Oaklawn Park as part of their run to the Arkansas Derby. The race has brought together a diverse field from … Continue reading

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Saturday Spot Plays

Saturday is a very good day of racing up all across the country, especially at Santa Anita, where they have the Big Cap among five stakes, and Tampa Bay Downs, where they run the Tampa Bay Derby among five stakes. … Continue reading

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Derby Trail Stakes Preview – San Felipe Stakes (G2)

The Derby trail makes a big return to California this week with the San Felipe Stakes on Saturday at Santa Anita. As we noted yesterday, we thought the best prep race run so far was the Sham in January, but … Continue reading

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Derby Trail Stakes Preview – Tampa Bay Derby (G2)

The Derby trail heats up again on Saturday with two more races: the Tampa Bay Derby at Tampa Bay Downs, which we’ll look at here, and the San Felipe at Santa Anita, which we’ll look at in our next post. … Continue reading

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Rating the Preps

I had a random thought driving in to work this morning. In a year that has been considered a very strong year of Derby preps… At this point last year, Mohaymen had highest @TimeformUS Speed Figure in Derby points race … Continue reading

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Derby Prep Review – Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2)

We looked at the Gotham in our last post and in this one, we’ll tackle the Fountain of Youth, won emphatically by a last to first sweep from Gunnevera for trainer Antonio Sano under jockey Javier Castellano. Race Replay  Fractions – … Continue reading

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