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…





Holy Bull Preview 2016

Several South Florida based Florida Derby  favorites are entered in the Holy Bull that traditionally kicks off the road the Florida Derby.  Early January preps have produced runners in Kentucky.  The Holy Bull brings out the top contenders from Florida.  A small but talented field of six has entered. Holy Bull 2016 field Perfect Saint Read the full article…


Pasco Stakes 2016 Preview

The Tampa Bay Downs road to the Tampa Bay Derby starts on Saturday with the Pasco Stakes.  The first of a 3 week series of races that includes the Sam F. Davis and closes with the Tampa Bay Derby. 2016 Pasco Stakes Field Morning Fire brings speed to the party from Philadelphia.  Hard to quantify Read the full article…


2016 LeComte Preview

A full field has entered the LeComte Stakes for 2016.  A few horses may scratch.  Leaving 12 horses most likely for the post parade. 2016 LeComte Field Riding in the Wind ships in from Mountaineer Park and gets a class test in Louisiana.  Inside post drawn inside the other speed hard to imagine him getting Read the full article…




Jerome Stakes 2016 Preview

The New York road to the Wood Memorial begins with the Jerome.  The distance of 1 mile 70 yards attracts a few shippers from the 2nd tier tracks and the Big A winter warriors have stayed home in search of some graded type. 2016 Jerome Field Silent Assassin Drew the rail for trainer Nicholas P. Zito. Read the full article…


Malibu Stakes 2015 Preview

Santa Anita opens the day after Christmas with the traditional Malibu stakes at 7 furlongs.  This Grade 1 race is the final race of the year for 3. The Malibu 2015 Field: Pain and Misery enters with a 4 for 12 lifetime record.  Gets the cut back in distance from Zia Park, but goes up Read the full article…