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Jockey Club Gold Cup Preview 2017

NYRA Horse RAcing

TweetThe Jockey Club Gold Cup for many years was the year-end championship.  Before the Breeder’s Cup Classic this was the pre-eminent race on the fall calendar, run at 2 miles, then with Easy Goer winning the last 12-furlong running.  This year’s field is not top caliber but $750K and Grade 1 status to the winner. The Field: Diversify:  Read the full article…



2016 Preakness Preview

TweetSeveral “New Shooters” take on the Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist at Old Hilltop with the tight turns and short stretch of Pimlico. 2016 Preakness Preview Cherry Wine would benefit the most if the pace gets too hot for the leaders.  Ran solid in the Bluegrass and could very well have finished second.  Is slower than Read the full article…


Peter Pan Preview 2016

TweetThe Peter Pan is a traditional prep for the Belmont at one turn and 9 furlongs and place the week after the Kentucky Derby, several horses in recent years have used this to prepare for the Belmont Stakes. 2016 Peter Pan Field Supah Czech is another son of Uncle Mo attempting a stakes race.  Earned Read the full article…



Kentucky Oaks Preview 2016

TweetA full field awaits the starting gate for the 2016 Kentucky Oaks.  Several logical contenders will be prominent in this year’s field and Steve Asmussen brings out the stable.  With a full field I will discuss the top contenders. 2016 Kentucky Oaks Preview Terra Promessa has won 4 straight races with authority including a win Read the full article…


Wood Memorial 2016 Preview

TweetCold 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

TweetThe 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

TweetSeveral 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…