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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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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: 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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Derby Trail Race Review: Holy Bull

Last year, New Jersey-bred Irish War Cry won the Holy Bull. This year, it was New York-bred Audible who earned a blowout victory. The Todd Pletcher-trainee was in New York when a scheduled state-bred stakes race was postponed several times … Continue reading

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Saturday Full of BC Preps

Today is a great day of racing with Breeders Cup prep races at both Belmont and Keeneland that we’ll look at here (also today, Santa Anita has the Santa Anita Sprint Championship featuring Roy H, Giant Expectations, and American Anthem). … Continue reading

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The Travers (G1)

The Mid-Summer Derby has been run at Saratoga since 1864 and the 2017 version is very deep and contentious. A field of 12 goes postward this afternoon and for the first time since 1982, the Travers features the three different … Continue reading

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Sunday at the Spa

We got blanked on Saturday, though a few of our runners (Browse and Free Drop Billy) ran well, though at shorter prices than we expected. Let’s take a look at a few spots on Sunday’s card. Race 1 – This 2-year … Continue reading

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Saturday at the Spa

The first of seven Saratoga Saturdays is this week and as usual, a great card awaits. Let’s take a look at a few spots. Race 7 (3/up, OC $62k/n2x, 5.5 furlongs, turf) – For a turf sprint, there doesn’t appear to … 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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