A Saratoga Wish List

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With the Saratoga meet approaching at a fast and furious clip– as of this writing, only 23 days remain!– it’s time to get my itinerary together and start thinking about this year’s bucket list. I always have some sort of …

Unified Looks to Tackle Belmont in Peter Pan Stakes

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At least one graded stakes winner in addition to a handful of very promising maiden winners look ready to roll next in Saturday’s Peter Pan Stakes (II), a highly-touted one-mile alternative to the Preakness Stakes (I) at Pimlico and a …

Fan Favorite Juba Enters Thursday Allowance

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Whenever Juba takes the track, fans– and their betting dollars– follow. Listed at a modest 5-1 morning line for the seventh race at Belmont Park this Thursday (tomorrow), the sterling gray son of Tapit returns to Big Sandy almost a …

Derby Dozen Profile #12: Destin

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Destin tunes up at Churchill Downs (Photo by Holly M. Smith Photography used with permission) New York titan Todd Pletcher looked like he wouldn’t have any major shooters for this year’s Kentucky Derby until a few sprung to life somewhat late …

Derby Dozen Profile #11: Mor Spirit

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A gifted juvenile and a consistent three-year-old in the barn of California great Bob Baffert, the downward-facing runner Mor Spirit has some big shoes to fill after American Pharoah won the Triple Crown last year. While it’s too soon to …

Derby Dozen Profile #10: Suddenbreakingnews

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Suddenbreakingnews at Churchill Downs (Photo by Holly M. Smith Photography used with permission) Classic winners and G1 distance goers line the pedigree of Suddenbreakingnews, so it makes sense that the bay gelding would be off to the starting gate at …

Derby Dozen Profile #9: Danzing Candy

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Clifford Sise hasn’t experienced rabid success like some other Calfornian trainers have in one of the country’s most competitive racing circuits. He has however played a big role in developing some excellent horses, with Prospect Park once being considered a …