Dan Illman

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Format: 2015-03-27
Wed Nov 12
2014
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
It probably won't make us a dime, but one of the better juvenile fillies in the world made her career debut last week at Kyoto Racecourse in Japan. A SHIN CARAT, a $400,000 yearling purchase by first-crop stallion Tale of Ekati, destroyed 11 other first-time starters in a seven-furlong turf dash.
Wed Nov 5
2014
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
Lost in all the hubbub of the Breeders' Cup Classic controversy was the game performance of an underappreciated warrior.
Thu Oct 30
2014
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
I'm very interested in your thoughts on the following Breeders' Cup contenders. Let 'em rip.
Wed Oct 22
2014
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
If TARIS stays healthy, she will be one of the best filly and mare sprinters of 2015. She's already one of the best in training this year. If you don't believe me, take a look at what she did to the field in last Saturday's Grade 2 Lexus Raven Run Stakes at Keeneland.
Wed Oct 15
2014
Dan Illman
Categories: Handicapping
Weather permitting, there are a couple of nice turf stakes races at Keeneland over the next two days. On Thursday, long-distance runners take center stage in the Grade 3 Sycamore at 1 1/2 miles. The morning line favorite is #9 UNITARIAN, a Pulpit colt trained by Todd Pletcher that won his most recent start over this course and distance. Simple, right? Not so fast.