Horse Racing

2018 California Derby Preview

TweetSan Francisco the scene, Golden Gate the place with the California Derby featuring an eight-horse field. Contenders: Choo Choo has started five times with one win and two thirds.  Synthetic debut for the son of the English Channel who was a turf pro back when he was racing.  Most recent effort on the turf was a close Read the full article…


2018 Pasco Stakes Preview

TweetTampa Bay is the home of the Pasco stakes as Sophomores continue on the trail for a possible start in the Sam F Davis or Tampa Bay Derby later this spring. Contenders: He Hate Me makes his three-year-old debut off a long layoff, last seen winning the Tremont Stakes at Belmont.  He had a 78 Beyer in Read the full article…


2018 Smarty Jones Stakes Preview

TweetIt’s a Smarty Party Monday at Oaklawn Park as opening weekend 2018 concludes with the Smarty Jones stakes as the featured eighth race on Monday. Contenders: Combatant son of Scat Daddy has been running well on the dirt the last two races and his maiden win was visually impressive, coming off the pace and his Beyer speed Read the full article…


2018 LeComte Preview

TweetThe Fair Grounds in Louisiana starts the Road to Kentucky Derby which is one of three preps for Churchill Downs.  The Risen Star and Louisiana Derby follow later down in the bayou. Contenders: Zing Zang improved sharply in a third-lifetime start and the son of Tapit has the right trainer in Steve Asmussen who has done Read the full article…



2018 Mucho Macho Man Stakes Preview

TweetGulfstream Park hosts the Mucho Macho Man Stakes with two horses likely to take most of the betting action.  The one-mile distance and early January placement on the calendar give horses multiple options for the next scheduled start. Contenders: Dak Attack dominated a Churchill Downs maiden race.  The class is coming from the second mare was Read the full article…


2018 Sham Stakes Preview

TweetThe 2018 road to the California road to the Triple Crown starts with the Sham Stakes at Santa Anita.  Recent winners of the Sham Stakes include Breeder’s Cup Classic runner-up Collected and two-time Breeder’s Cup Dirt Mile winner Goldencents.  Travers winner Colonel John won the Sham in 2008. Contenders: Mourinho adds blinkers back “On” for this Read the full article…


2018 Jerome Stakes Preview

TweetThe 2018 road to the Kentucky Derby starts with the Jerome Stakes at Aqueduct.  Historically the Jerome has had minimal impact on the Kentucky Derby as many of the higher profile colts are on vacation or down in Florida preparing for the February preps. Contenders: Seven Trumpets dominated a maiden race and then followed up Read the full article…


Jockey Club Gold Cup Preview 2017

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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…