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Weekend Trifecta – Turf, Dirt and Synthetic Graded Stakes on the Docket

This weekend is filled with a diverse mix of graded stakes with two having potential Kentucky Derby implications. Time to find those checkmark winners! Gulfstream Park Race 10 – Grade II Pan American Stakes ($150K) – 1 ½ Miles (Turf) … Continue reading

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Who Is Ponce de Leon? Grade II Fountain of Youth Stakes Preview

Gulfstream Park’s $400k Grade II Fountain of Youth Stakes takes the Sunday spotlight. Very few Fountain of Youth winners have gone on to win the Kentucky Derby (Thunder Gulch in 1995 was the most recent and before that, Spectacular Bid … Continue reading

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Presidents’ Day Feature – General George Handicap

Long a Presidents’ Day tradition, the Grade II $200k General George Handicap at Laurel Park is where TOBY’s CORNER will start his four year old campaign. This will be his first race since the Wood Memorial last April where he … Continue reading

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WirePlayers Road to the Roses League

Hello Everyone, It’s that time of year again; time to navigate down the Road to the Roses. The road is long, winding, and like the game of LIFE, full of sudden twists and turns (left handed turns). Many of you … Continue reading

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Elegant Attire Required

Saturday’s feature at Aqueduct is the $75k Evening Attire Stakes which was postponed last Saturday due to snow. The race is written for three year olds and up, but in fitting nature, features all seniors of five and up in … Continue reading

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Remembering Hal and Hoping For a Payday

The other major stake at Gulfsteam this weekend is the 24th Running of the Hal’s Hope Stakes. Hal’s Hope was a horse that dominated the Gulstream strip highlighted by a win the in 2000 Florida Derby. This year’s race is … Continue reading

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Aqueduct’s Inner Track Meet

Today officially starts the winter racing season in New York as the action moves from the Main Track to the Inner Track at Aqueduct. While the big stakes and turf racing on the New York calendar are behind us, there … Continue reading

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Delta Destiny – Princess and Jackpot Stakes Start Triple Crown Aspirations

On Saturday Delta Downs in Vinton, LA will host two races that could have Kentucky Oaks and Derby implications come springtime. The Million Dollar Delta Downs Jackpot S. (G3) effectively kicks off the 2012 road to the Triple Crown. The … Continue reading

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Homecoming Saturday – Local Legends and Upcoming Superstars Take Stage

Homecoming is arguably the best part of high school and on Saturday at Suffolk Downs and Laurel Park a couple veteran horses are returning home to defend their soil. After the alumni races, the freshman will square off under the … Continue reading

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Belmont Park Fall Championship Meet

While some may be sad that Saratoga meet is over, there is still plenty to look forward to this fall at Belmont Park. The fall “Championship Meet” at Belmont is arguably the strongest in the country with its series of … Continue reading

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Handicapping Saratoga’s Grand Slam

Dylan J. provides his strategy on the Travers Day Grand Slam wager. The key to my Travers Day is the Grand Slam running races 7-10. Due to the nature of the wager  (picking the winner of the last leg and … Continue reading

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Saratoga Steeplechase – Mrs. Ogden Phipps Stakes

Thursdays in August are the best as once again a hurdle race will kick off the Saratoga card. This week’s feature has a unique group of fillies and mares headed postward as several entered have yet to break their maiden. … Continue reading

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Saratoga Steeplechase – A. P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase S. (Grade II)

Dylan J., our resident steeplechase expert, is back with his preview of Thursday’s steeplechase feature at Saratoga. What makes summer racing at Saratoga special is not only the bounty of quality stakes races, but the commitment to steeplechasing. This week’s … Continue reading

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Friday Night Steeplechase Racing at Penn Nat!

Dylan J. is back with his preview of Friday’s Steeplechase races at Penn National. So get your weekend started a little early betting action! The Saratoga meet may not have started yet, but steeplechase racing is here. On Friday night, … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Man – Tizway Sores in the Met Mile

Dylan J. was at Belmont for Monday’s Met Mile; here’s his recap: The Metropolitan Handicap (popularly known as the Met Mile) has long been a Memorial Day tradition at Belmont Park. While the big races always headline the weekend action, … Continue reading

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