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Handicapping the Kentucky Derby

The biggest race of the year is also the biggest handicapping puzzle of the year. This year’s Kentucky Derby is as wide open as a Derby gets, certainly not a surprise after a roller coaster of a prep season. Thus, … 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 – Wood Memorial (G2)

There are three Derby prep races today, the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, the Blue Grass at Keeneland, and the Santa Anita Derby at Santa Anita. Let’s go through the races, and we’ll start here with the Wood Memorial. 1 – Glenrichment (15-1) … Continue reading

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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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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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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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