Category Archives: Stakes Review

Breeders Cup Rewind – Saturday (Turf)

After looking at the Friday Breeders Cup races and the Saturday Breeders Cup dirt races, let’s look at the four Saturday Breeders Cup turf races – the Turf Sprint, Filly & Mare Turf, Mile, and Turf – as we put … Continue reading

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Breeders Cup Rewind – Saturday (Dirt)

Originally, the plan was to break up Saturday into the early races and the late races, but considering the track featured a profoundly bad inside on dirt, we are going to look at the five Saturday Breeders Cup dirt races … Continue reading

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Breeders Cup Rewind – Friday

The two days of racing at Breeders Cup 2017 led to some thrilling finishes and some tremendous performances. We previewed all 13 races, but now it’s time to look back and see what we did right and what we did … Continue reading

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Answering Some Weekend Questions

Let’s look back at some of the big races from last weekend, and some of the races we looked at here. This weekend looks a little quiet (though Songbird runs, against an incredibly weak field, in the Delaware Handicap on … 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 – Gotham Stakes (G3)

Back in New Jersey after a fun weekend down at Gulfstream. Let’s review two interesting Derby prep races from over the weekend, the Gotham at Aqueduct in this post and the Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream in our next post. … Continue reading

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Derby Prep Review – Risen Star Stakes (G2)

Girvin sprung the upset on Saturday, tripping out perfectly to win the Risen Star at Fair Grounds and earn 50 Kentucky Derby qualifying points along the way for trainer Joe Sharp. You can find the video here, though we’re unable to … Continue reading

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Derby Prep Review – Southwest Stakes

One Liner delivered a zinger (hey now) in the Southwest Stakes on Monday at Oaklawn Park, drawing off to win by 3.5 lengths over Petrov (and 12 lengths over the 3rd place finisher). Stretching out off a six furlong allowance win … Continue reading

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Derby Prep Review – Sam F Davis Stakes

Tampa Bay Downs joined the Derby trail this week, hosting the Sam F. Davis Stakes, won by the impressive McCraken. Here is our preview from the race, in which we spelled McCraken incorrectly, a mistake that should not be made, … Continue reading

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