Oaks Octet #2: Dreaming of Julia

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(A.P. Indy x Dream Rush, by Wild Rush) Trainer: Todd Pletcher (Rags to Riches, Uncle Mo, Ashado) Jockey: John Velazquez (2nd last year on Broadway’s Alibi) Owned by: Stonestreet Stables Record: 6:4-1-1 Earnings: $767,000 Best speed figures: 114 Beyer, 116 …

Derby Dozen #5: Revolutionary

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(War Pass x Runup the Colors, by A.P. Indy) Trainer: Todd Pletcher (Super Saver, Uncle Mo, Rags to Riches) Jockey: Calvin Borel (19th last year on Take Charge Indy) Owned by: WinStar Farms Record: 6:3-1-2 Earnings: $788,500 Best speed figures: …

Derby Dozen #2: Verrazano

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(More Than Ready x Enchanted Rock, by Giant’s Causeway) Trainer: Todd Pletcher (Super Saver, Rags to Riches, Uncle Mo) Jockey: John Velazquez (4th last year on Went the Day Well) Owned by: Let’s Go Stable, Tabor, Michael B., Magnier, Mrs. …

Critiquing the Contenders: Verrazano

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With the Tampa Bay Derby (II) coming this Saturday, Verrazano will be heavily favored as the current Kentucky Derby futures favorite. It will be his third start and his first stakes attempt after crushing a good Gulfstream mile-long allowance race …

Weekend Stake Tip: Go Go Graydar

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I almost never agreed with his picks when I first came across his blog, but Reinier has improved to the point where I will actually read his considerations. It wasn’t so much that he’s been winning a good bit lately …

So DOES Shanghai Bobby have a chance?

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SUBMIT YOUR PICKS BY 4:05PM TODAY TO PARTICIPATE IN ROUND 1 OF THE DERBY HANDICAP! With hours to go before Shanghai Bobby makes his heavily anticipated first start as a sophomore, it’s obvious that there are two sides to analyzing …

You Comment, I Respond

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Early Top 10 for Kentucky Derby 139 horseracingchick replied: “I’m glad I’m not the only one with Purple Egg toward the top of her list! He’s a serious talent, yet I always feel silly for bragging on a horse who …

Derby Watch: A Violent Solution

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Bluegrass Cat, who ran second to Barbaro in the 2006 Kentucky Derby, was the winner of the 2005 Nashua Stakes in 1:38.02. This year’s champion Violence broke the stakes record, running the mile race in 1:35.32 (a difference of some …

Early Bird Watch: Violence

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Violence reaches down from some awesome G1 winning families including the illustrious Sky Beauty Besides having a very clever, headline-worthy name, the $600k Keeneland September purchase and maiden winner Violence has extreme potential on the Triple Crown road. I haven’t …