Category Archives: Stakes Review

Derby Trail Race Review: Sam F. Davis

Flameaway pulled a 10-1 upset in the Sam F. Davis on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs, going wire to wire and holding off Catholic Boy, the 3-5 favorite. Previously: Withers, Lewis, Holy Bull Fractions: 24.18, 47.73, 1:11.25, 1:36.06, 1:42.44 Race Flow: … Continue reading

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Derby Trail Race Review: Holy Bull

Last year, New Jersey-bred Irish War Cry won the Holy Bull. This year, it was New York-bred Audible who earned a blowout victory. The Todd Pletcher-trainee was in New York when a scheduled state-bred stakes race was postponed several times … Continue reading

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Derby Trail Race Review: Lewis

Combo took the Lewis field wire-to-wire at Santa Anita on Saturday in one of the three major Derby prep races run over the weekend. Previously: Withers Let’s take a look. Fractions: 23.40, 47.26, 1:12.20, 1:45.41 (1 1/16 miles) Race Flow: Fair … Continue reading

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Derby Trail Race Review: Withers

There were three Derby Trail races on Saturday and we’ll review them over our next three posts. As always, you can see all the previews and reviews using the Derby Trail category on the right sidebar. Avery Island took the … Continue reading

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Derby Trail Race Review: Smarty Jones

The January 15th Smarty Jones at Oaklawn was unfortunately scratched down to a field of five and it was a runaway win for Bob Baffert’s Mourinho. Todd Pletcher’s Navistar couldn’t get to Arkansas and that left Mourinho as a stand-out … Continue reading

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Derby Trail Race Review: Lecomte

We got a little behind on our Derby Trail race reviews and wanted to get in two from the last round, the Lecomte in this post and the Smarty Jones coming in our next post, before we review the preps … Continue reading

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Derby Trail Race Review: Jerome

After originally attempting to run the race on New Year’s Day, Aqueduct was finally able to card and run the Jerome on January 13th. Firenze Fire, who won the Sanford and Champagne last year, was the short-priced winner for trainer … Continue reading

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Derby Trail Race Review: Sham Stakes

The Sham Stakes was run at Santa Anita on January 6th and won by McKinzie for trainer Bob Baffert. Previously: Mucho Macho Man Fractions: 23.69, 47.74, 1:12.17, 1:36.58 Race Flow: Moderate pace Winning Beyer Speed Figure: 97 On The Winner: McKinzie … Continue reading

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Derby Trail Race Review: Mucho Macho Man

There were five Derby preps run over the 10 day period between January 6th and 15th. We’ll begin reviewing them here by going over the Mucho Macho Man run on January 6th at Gulfstream. The race was won by Mask … Continue reading

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