Songbird Favored In Wynn Las Vegas Breeders Cup Distaff Futures

Posted on: Apr 15, 2016

By now, everyone that even peripherally follows horse racing is aware that the Doug O’Neill trained colt Nyquist is the likely morning line favorite in the Kentucky Derby. What isn’t as well known is that the Kentucky Oaks–the race ....

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California Chrome Favored In Breeders Cup Classic Futures Betting

Posted on: Apr 14, 2016

California Chrome is taking it easy at the moment, enjoying a month off of training after winning the Dubai World Cup and the $6 million winner’s purse. At the moment, there’s no indication as to when he’ll race again although his c....

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Racehorse Names, Super Heroes Make For Easy Confusion

Posted on: Apr 13, 2016

One of the most entertaining components of the sport of horse racing are the unique–and occasionally silly or clever–names given to the equine athletes. Some names are picked almost at random, others have a theme like the many Detroit Red....

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Uncle Mo’s Offspring Could Be A Factor In Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks

Posted on: Apr 12, 2016

Uncle Mo came into the sport of horse racing looking like a future Hall of Famer. But after a dominating two year old campaign he suffered a rare liver illness as a three year old that kept him out of the Triple Crown and eventually cut short his rac....

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Shagaf Headed To Kentucky Derby Despite Troubled Wood Memorial Run

Posted on: Apr 11, 2016

Horse racing handicappers are often heard to say that they’re going to ‘draw a line through’ a horse’s last race. This means that they consider a poor performance uncharacteristic of a horse’s overall body of work. Train....

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Outwork Wins A Muddy And Messy Wood Memorial

Posted on: Apr 10, 2016

Todd Pletcher will be heading to the Kentucky Derby once again this year after his colt Outwork got a head in front of longshot Trojan Nation at the wire to win the Grade 1, $1 Million Wood Memorial. It was Pletcher’s fourth victory in the marq....

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Brody’s Cause Back On The Contender Hit Parade

Posted on: Apr 09, 2016

Horse racing enthusiasts had started to view Brody’s Cause as a ‘one hit wonder’ following a disappointing 7th place finish in last month’s Tampa Bay Derby. He’d entered the year with a great deal of promise after a succ....

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Exaggerator The Best Horse In Rainy Santa Anita Derby

Posted on: Apr 08, 2016

Exaggerator punched his ticket for the Kentucky Derby on Saturday as he ran away from the field in a rainy and sloppy Santa Anita Derby. He becomes only the sixth Santa Anita Derby winner on an ‘off’ track (it was listed as ‘sloppy,....

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Santa Anita Set For A Rainy Derby Day

Posted on: Apr 07, 2016

Southern California is known for it’s beautiful weather. That’s one of the primary reasons that people move there. Not surprisingly, the weather has usually been beautiful for the Santa Anita Derby but the 2016 race might be an exception.....

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