Green Monkey Project – Part 1

Green Monkey Project - Part 1

The Green Monkey Project was a project born out of a question raised when the high-priced Juvenile “Iron Fist” made his debut at Delmar.  Several pundits mentioned they were picking Iron Fist because his purchase price was one point five million dollars. A comment like this is put in print or in social media and pretty Read the full article…


Wood Memorial 2016 Preview

Cold weather and possible rain could be in play for this year’s Wood Memorial participants.  The Gotham 2nd and 3rd place finishers enter along with the Jerome winner along with two shippers from Southern California. 2016 Wood Memorial Field Shagaf enters with a 3 for 3 record and earned a hard-fought victory int he Gotham Read the full article…



Florida Derby Preview 2016

The showdown in Florida between Nyquist and Moyhamen highlights this year’s Florida Derby.  Bragging rights will be on the line as well as the most likely post-time favorite for the Kentucky Derby.  A few late minute additions swelled the entry box.  I expect a few scratches on Saturday. 2016 Florida Derby Field Sawyers Mickey is Read the full article…


Louisiana Derby Preview 2016

Several Risen Star participants and a few newcomers headlines the Louisiana Derby.  Mo Tom and Gun Runner enter as the morning line favorites.  Overall the winner of this race will be a quality horse and most likely one of the top 6 or 7 contenders the first Saturday in May. 2016 Louisiana Derby Field Gun Read the full article…



San Felipe Preview 2016

The Championship series continues on Big Cap with the San Felipe stakes.  The top guns from the west have entered with fresh faces like Danzing Candy providing depth. San Felipe field 2016 Uncle Lino drew the rail with speed to his outside.  May be forced to send from the rail and has been fast in-game Read the full article…


Gotham Preview 2016

The road to the Wood Memorial continues in New York with the Gotham Stakes.  Shagaf and Rally Cry take on Withers winner Sunny Ridge. 2016 Gotham Field Laoban is still a maiden and has entered a couple of stakes races and scratched.  Shipping cross country for connections who do well in New York.  Facing other Read the full article…



Fountain of Youth Preview 2016

Winter book favorite for the 2016 Kentucky Derby Moyhamen headlines the Fountain of Youth Stakes.  The speedy Zulu and Awesome Banner enter and stretch out in distance. 2016 Fountain of Youth Field Fellowship is the veteran of the race with over 400,000 in career earnings and runs late.  Running profile fits this race as speed Read the full article…


Down to the Wire 2016 Robert B Lewis

This week on Down to the Wire @chare889 and I discuss the Robert B. Lewis Stakes.  The debut of Songbird as a 3 year-old filly.  Off the Track we debate the small field sizes and discuss some of the fillies that emerge in the next few weeks. Selections: Robert B. Lewis Candice:  I Will Score Read the full article…