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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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Fair Grounds Saturday Pick-4

Our Laurel all-stakes Pick-4 from last Saturday was a mess, but we’ll be back at it this week, tackling the all-stakes Pick-4 at Fair Grounds, capped by the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes, a Kentucky Derby prep race we broke … Continue reading

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Derby Trail Stakes Preview – Risen Star Stakes

Fair Grounds runs the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes on Saturday as the Derby trail swings back to New Orleans. In addition, the point value for these races increases. In the previous round of preps, which finished on Monday with … Continue reading

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Derby Trail Stakes Review – LeComte (G3)

Guest Suite took the LeComte Stakes (G3) on Saturday at Fair Grounds, the first race on the road to the Louisiana Derby in March. The race featured a strong pace that was coming apart late, and didn’t come back especially … Continue reading

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Saturday Highlight Horses

Let’s look at a few spots around the country today in what is a pretty good day of racing leading into tonight’s Eclipse Awards at Gulfstream, and next week’s Pegasus World Cup, featuring a rematch between Arrogate and California Chrome. … Continue reading

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Derby Trail Stakes Preview – LeComte

The road to the Louisiana Derby kicks off on Saturday at Fair Grounds with the LeComte (Grade 3, $200k), going 1 mile/70 yards. They drew the race last Friday, eight days out, and landed a very nice field of 12, … Continue reading

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