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Valley View – Defiant Honor Can Get Back On Track

Keeneland runs a very competitive version of the Valley View (G3) today. It’s an 8.5 furlong race for three year old fillies on the firm turf. Valley View (G3) – This races features the top three runners from the Indiana Grand … Continue reading

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North of the Border

Let’s go north of the border up to Toronto where there are two Grade 1 races at Woodbine this afternoon – the EP Taylor for fillies & mares and the Canadian International for colts and geldings. We think the North … Continue reading

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Three Year Old Fillies On The Grass Highlight Saturday Racing

After two straight weeks of Breeders Cup prep races, the action slows down a bit but we still have a pair of very good races for three year old fillies on turf, led by the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Win And You’re In Races

We had a few “close but no cigar” results on Saturday (it would have been nice if Ballagh Rocks could have gotten up for second over Heart to Heart in the Shadwell, but it wasn’t to be). Belmont and Keeneland each … Continue reading

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Saturday Full of BC Preps

Today is a great day of racing with Breeders Cup prep races at both Belmont and Keeneland that we’ll look at here (also today, Santa Anita has the Santa Anita Sprint Championship featuring Roy H, Giant Expectations, and American Anthem). … Continue reading

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Parx Grade 1s

Today is the biggest day of the calendar at Parx Racing in Bensalem, where they run the Grade 1 Cotillion for three-year old fillies and the Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby for three-year old colts, the latter race being run as … Continue reading

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Bird Song Can Upset Sharp Azteca in Kelso

Belmont has two graded stakes races on Saturday, headed by the G2 Kelso Handicap. Kelso Handicap (G2) – Belmont, Race 9 – #5 Sharp Azteca (4-5) leads the field and will be the controlling speed under Paco Lopez for trainer Jorge Navarro. Over … Continue reading

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Wednesday at Belmont

(Hopefully this will go better than our Sunday picks at Woodbine who combined to beat exactly zero horses) Belmont – Race 5 – Assuming they stay on the grass today at Belmont, there is a horse we had put on our … Continue reading

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2-Year Old Stakes North of the Border

Let’s go north to Canada where Woodbine will run two key Breeders Cup prep races – the Summer for juvenile turf males and the Natalma for juvenile turf fillies. Both are one-turn miles on the sweeping Woodbine layout. Summer Stakes … Continue reading

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