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My Boy Jack wins the Grade 3 Southwest Stakes on Monday.
There are four newcomers to this week's Derby Watch top 20, plus a new favorite on the future line set by Mike Watchmaker, Daily Racing Form's national handicapper. Bravazo and Snapper Sinclair, the one-two finishers in the Risen Star, are new to the ...Full Story >>
March 31, 2016
That shiver of excitement being felt across the racing landscape can be blamed on the showdown Saturday between marquee 3-year-olds Nyquist and Mohaymen in the $1 million Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park.
The Florida Derby, the centerpiece of an interesting Gulfstream Park card on Saturday, could very well reveal the Kentucky Derby winner or, at least, the favorite. And we get to see the rare battle of No. 1 seeds before the Final 20.
March 23, 2016
As we hit the final Saturday of March, six weeks before the Kentucky Derby, I am going to use a 95 Beyer Speed Figure as the cutoff for contenders. I count nine horses on that list, from a high of 101 (Nyquist) to a low of 95 (Cupid, Mohaymen).
March 20, 2016
Cupid is already darn good. He proved that by decisively beating 13 opponents in Saturday’s Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park. But Cupid also did enough things wrong in the Rebel to create the tantalizing prospect of how good he might actually be when he ...
March 17, 2016
The wait for fast 3-year-olds officially ended last Saturday when first Destin improved on his 91 Beyer Speed Figure in the Sam Davis with a 100 while winning the Tampa Bay Derby. A half-hour later at Santa Anita, Danzing Candy hit triple digits with a ...
March 10, 2016
The San Felipe at Santa Anita appears to have a similar setup to the Robert Lewis with a twist – Exaggerator should get the same trip and may be the faster horse.
March 09, 2016
My memory only goes back to the 1970s on this, but I do not remember a year when we have gotten to mid-March and the country's four best 3-year-olds are unbeaten in 21 combined starts, with two of them having not been tested.
March 06, 2016
Songbird raced again on Saturday in the Santa Ysabel at Santa Anita and reminded everyone that, as much quality as there is near the top of this year’s 3-year-old filly division, this much remains the same as it ever was: There is Songbird, and then ...
February 28, 2016
After I read between the lines and interpreted in my own way what I saw Mohaymen do in the Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park, I came away very, very impressed.
February 21, 2016
The outcome of the Risen Star Stakes, and the other main track stakes Saturday at Fair Grounds, was greatly affected by the strong inside bias.