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Saturday Spot Plays

A very good Saturday around the country, including good cards at Fair Grounds and Laurel, was muted just a bit because of a quarantine at New York. 14 New York horses to be scratched from Saturday's Winter Carnival card @LaurelPark … 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: 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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Saturday Spot Plays

Looking around the country for a few spot plays on Saturday. Previously – Derby preview races of the Jerome and the Lecomte. Gulfstram Race 9 (Marshua’s River) – #8 Dream Dancing (8-5) is the favorite but she’s a deep closer in a race without … Continue reading

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Derby Trail: Lecomte (G3)

Let’s head to the Fair Grounds for the G3 Lecomte Stakes, the first of the Derby preps in New Orleans this winter. Principe Guilherme, perfect in two starts for trainer Steve Asmussen, heads the field. Previously – Preview of today’s Jerome … Continue reading

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Setting Up the January Derby Trail

In addition to the College Football Playoff games, including the spectacular Rose Bowl, we were also scheduled to be treated to our first Kentucky Derby points race of 2018: the Jerome Stakes at Aqueduct. Unfortunately, the bitter cold that has … Continue reading

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Some Saturday Stakes Plays

Our last two posts looked at the Louisiana Derby and the Florida Derby but let’s take a quick look at some of the other stakes on these cards today. Gulfstream Race 7 (Sir Shackleton) – $100k, 7 furlongs – This … 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 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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