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Derby Trail Preview: Rebel (G2)

Today at Oaklawn, they run the Grade 2, $900,000 Rebel Stakes and it drew a strong field of 11, including several that come out of the strangely run Southwest Stakes. Last month’s Southwest was run on a gold rail, which … Continue reading

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Fast Pace Could Lead to Southwest Chaos

The annual President’s Day feature at Oaklawn is the G3 Southwest Stakes, a Kentucky Derby prep race. Mourinho comes in after winning last month’s Smarty Jones, but meets a much tougher test today with a lot more speed signed on … 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: Sham Stakes

Today at Santa Anita, they run the Sham Stakes, the first Derby points race of 2018, as well as the Mucho Macho Man Stakes at Gulfstream. We’ll look at that race in our next post, but this one focuses on … Continue reading

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Breeders Cup Saturday – Sprint

You could play a “Defending Champion Pick-3” linking Finest City, Queen’s Trust, Drefong, who is favored in the Breeders Cup Sprint. Previously – Juvenile Fillies, Turf Sprint, Filly & Mare Sprint, Filly & Mare Turf Audio – We previewed the Saturday races … Continue reading

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Breeders Cup Saturday – Juvenile Fillies

It’s Breeders Cup Saturday with nine outstanding, top-level races to decide championships across the sport. As was the case yesterday, we’ll have individual previews of all nine races plus separate posts looking at the two pick-4s. Audio – We previewed the … 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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Derby Trail Stakes Preview – Santa Anita Derby (G1)

The third of the Derby preps today is at Santa Anita, the Santa Anita Derby, which goes as Race 8. As the horses crossed the wire in the San Felipe four weeks ago, it looked like Mastery would be about … 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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