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The Cigar Mile

There are just four Grade 1 races left on the calendar, and today’s Cigar Mile is the last one in New York. Typically, the race is run on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, but that would have been just three weeks … Continue reading

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Haskell Day

Let’s look at some spots on the Haskell Day card at Monmouth Park. Haskell Invitational (Race 12) – While it appears #4 Practical Joke (4-1) is better at one-turn, he is still a solid runner going two-turns and if he is going to … Continue reading

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Handicapping the Kentucky Derby

The biggest race of the year is also the biggest handicapping puzzle of the year. This year’s Kentucky Derby is as wide open as a Derby gets, certainly not a surprise after a roller coaster of a prep season. Thus, … Continue reading

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Derby Prep Review – Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2)

We looked at the Gotham in our last post and in this one, we’ll tackle the Fountain of Youth, won emphatically by a last to first sweep from Gunnevera for trainer Antonio Sano under jockey Javier Castellano. Race Replay  Fractions – … Continue reading

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