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Breeders Cup Rewind – Saturday (Turf)

After looking at the Friday Breeders Cup races and the Saturday Breeders Cup dirt races, let’s look at the four Saturday Breeders Cup turf races – the Turf Sprint, Filly & Mare Turf, Mile, and Turf – as we put … Continue reading

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Opening Day at Saratoga – The Lake George (G2)

As the legendary Red Smith once said about Saratoga, “From New York City, you drive north on the Thruway for about 175 miles, turn off at Exit 14, take Union Avenue heading west – and go back about 100 years.” … Continue reading

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Answering Some Weekend Questions

Let’s look back at some of the big races from last weekend, and some of the races we looked at here. This weekend looks a little quiet (though Songbird runs, against an incredibly weak field, in the Delaware Handicap on … 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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Derby Prep Review – Gotham Stakes (G3)

Back in New Jersey after a fun weekend down at Gulfstream. Let’s review two interesting Derby prep races from over the weekend, the Gotham at Aqueduct in this post and the Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream in our next post. … Continue reading

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Derby Prep Review – Holy Bull, Withers, Lewis

Saturday was a big day on the Derby Trail, with three different points races, the Holy Bull at Gulfstream, the Withers at Aqueduct, and the Lewis at Santa Anita. We saw some very good performances, some pretty good performances, and … 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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Derby Trail Stakes Preview – Smarty Jones

They start the path to the Arkansas Derby on Monday at Oaklawn Park with the $150,000 Smarty Jones, going one mile (Smarty Jones won the next three legs in this series – the Southwest, Rebel, and Arkansas Derby, in 2004). Wayne … Continue reading

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Saturday Stakes Thoughts

There are three very good stakes races today at Gulfstream, plus a few other interesting races today both in Hallandale Beach and at Aqueduct. Let’s take a look at a few horses we’re interested in today:

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