Author Archives: Dylan

Le Comte Stakes

The Saturday card at The Fairgrounds features 12 races with four stakes and a handicap race. The feature race is the $200k LeComte Stakes for three year olds. This race is the local prep for the Risen Star Stakes that … Continue reading

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Turnback the Alarm Handicap

Friday is the start of arguably the best and biggest weekend in horse racing, the Breeders’ Cup Championships. Horse racing’s equivalent of the World Series, Stanley Cup Finals or Super Bowl. In addition to the Breeders’ Cup, it is closing … Continue reading

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The Preakness Stakes, Pimlico, Baltimore

The Preakness is by far the most unique and maybe the most overlooked of the 3 races that comprise horse racing’s Triple Crown. What makes it so unique? For one, while those attending the race get excited just like at … Continue reading

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Playing Possum Gotham

Living in the megalopolis this winter has been absolutely brutal, same goes for winter racing at NYRA. Aqueduct has once again been dead all week as NYRA cancelled Thursday and Friday racing, but, Saturday offers hope as the weather looks good … Continue reading

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Steward’s Corner

This past weekend at Gulfstream Park there were a few decisions that occurred off the racetrack that profoundly affected the racing results. Before going any further, I want to preface that I know racing stewards have a tough job, just … Continue reading

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Upstart the Youths and Fountains at Gulfstream

While some of us are frosted (pun intended) here in the Northeast, it’s warm and sunny down in Florida at Gulfstream Park. Saturday’s card will feature the Grade II, $400k Fountain of Youth Stakes, their local prep race for the … Continue reading

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Presidents’ Day Payday – Grade III General George Handicap

After a bit of a hiatus, Dylan is back on WirePlayers with a preview of tomorrow’s General George Handicap. There are a few good stakes around the country Monday as we celebrate Presidents’ Day. However, the best one is the … Continue reading

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Scatman Aristides

For ThoroFan’s Handicapper’s Corner Dylan J. previewed Saturday’s Grade 3 Aristides Stakes. It only drew five entries so Churchill Downs made it Race 5 to keep it out of their Pick 6.  That doesn’t mean it won’t be an exciting … Continue reading

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Raven Haven – Raven Run Stakes Preview

October may be most noted for playoff baseball and apple crisp but the return of racing at Keenland is not too far behind! While the spring meet may take more of a precedent with Kentucky Derby preps, the fall meet … Continue reading

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Parked at Parx – Pennsylvania Derby Highlights Weekend Action

Saturday is the biggest day at Parx / Philadelphia Park during what is a year round racing schedule. The one million dollar PA Derby is a Grade II featuring a diverse field of eight that might have Breeders Cup aspirations … Continue reading

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Full Card Selections for Tuesday at Atlantic City

Race 1 – Allowance– 1 1/8th Miles Well #2 LATE FOR CLASS (10-1) is something that I’ve been many times in life, but sadly I won’t be playing her in this race. Given how kindly the turf course has played … Continue reading

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Off and Running at Atlantic City Race Course

Today marks the start of the limited all turf meeting at Atlantic City Race Course, or as some call it “Aye Cee.” The meet is just six days long each year, but features full fields and solid racing over what … Continue reading

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Secrets Out – Arkansas Derby Preview

This preview was also published on Thorofan The Arkansas Derby once again manages to draw a talented full field of eleven. In the gate Saturday will be Southwest and Rebel Stakes winner #5 SECRET CIRCLE (5/2), San Felipe Stakes winner … Continue reading

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The Transylvania – Keenland Spring Renewal

Just like the Masters Tournament in golf, or MLB Opening Day, the sight of horses in the starting gate at Keenland is a sure sign of spring, quality racing, and big time stakes action soon to follow. The opening day … Continue reading

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Union Dues – Florida Derby Preview

This weekend marks five weeks until the Kentucky Derby and a key prep race is on tap: Saturday’s Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park. The Florida Derby has a history of producing legitimate Kentucky Derby contenders including recent Derby winners Barbaro … Continue reading

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