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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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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 – 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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Saturday at Gulfstream

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream has carded a spectacular 13-race extravaganza on Saturday featuring nine stakes races, eight of them graded, headlined by the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth, a key Kentucky Derby prep race. We offered our Fountain of … Continue reading

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Derby Prep Review – Southwest Stakes

One Liner delivered a zinger (hey now) in the Southwest Stakes on Monday at Oaklawn Park, drawing off to win by 3.5 lengths over Petrov (and 12 lengths over the 3rd place finisher). Stretching out off a six furlong allowance win … Continue reading

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