Tag Archives: Derby Trail

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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Derby Trail Preview: Tampa Bay Derby (G2)

The biggest race of the season at Tampa Bay Downs comes today as they run the G2¬†Tampa Bay Derby, a key Derby prep race. Previously: San Felipe, Gotham. The race is headed by Flameaway, who won the local prep in … Continue reading

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Derby Trail Preview: Gotham (G3)

An excellent card at Aqueduct on Saturday wraps up with the Gotham (G3), the local prep for next month’s Wood Memorial. Previously: San Felipe. The race is headed by Firenze Fire, who has been based in New York this winter … Continue reading

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Derby Trail Preview: San Felipe (G2)

There are three Derby preps on Saturday: the San Felipe at Santa Anita, the Gotham at Aqueduct, and the Tampa Bay Derby at Tampa Bay Downs. We’ll have previews of all three on the site in what should be a … Continue reading

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Derby Trail Preview: The Fountain of Youth (G2)

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Greetings from Hallandale Beach, home of Gulfstream Park and Saturday’s G2 Fountain of Youth. This stop along the Derby trail features the return of Good Magic, last year’s Breeders Cup Juvenile winner. It’s the last of … 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 Preview: Risen Star (G2)

The Derby Trail continues in New Orleans on Saturday as Fair Grounds runs a stakes-laden card that is headed by the G2 Risen Star Stakes and Instilled Regard, winner of the Lecomte last month for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. Derby Points … Continue reading

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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 Preview: Sam F. Davis

The Derby Trail comes to Oldsmar, Florida on Saturday with the Sam F. Davis Stakes, the prep for next month’s Tampa Bay Derby. The race is headed by Catholic Boy, a Jonathan Thomas trainee that makes his first start since … Continue reading

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