2017 Florida Derby Preview

I do love this time of year, with budding hopeful 3YO’s attempting to stamp their ticket for the Kentucky Derby. The Florida Derby is one of the most important KD preps and it is a huge event all unto itself. In post position order: 1.8-1 State of Honor : Marching pattern. This guy showcases an excellent Marching pattern, as he […] Continue Reading

Grade 3 Skip Away Stakes, Gulfstream Park

Today’s feature at Gulfstream Park is the GR 3 Skip Away Stakes at 1 1/8 Mile. The race features a decent group of older horses trying to notch a Graded Stakes win. In post position order: 1. 10-1 Hy Riverside : Fading pattern. He posted a very quick 4.9 Best in December, but has steadily faded since then. He is […] Continue Reading

Grade 1 Santa Margarita Stakes, Santa Anita

Today’s feature at Santa Anita is the GR 1 Santa Margarita Stakes at 1 1/8 Mile for Fillies and Mares. This race showcases a matchup between last year’s BC Fillies and Mares sprint winner Finest City and the ultra-impressive Vale Dori , who has reeled off 3 straight GR 2 wins on the west coast. In addition, there are a […] Continue Reading

Santa Anita Handicap 2017 Preview

Each year, one of the premier races on the West Coast is the GR 1 Santa Anita Handicap at the classic distance of 1 ¼ Mile. This year’s event features some very good horses with some very fast Numbers. In post position order: 1. 8-5 Midnight Storm : Short layoff. Here is the morning line favorite and the likely pace […] Continue Reading

Grade 2 Hardacre Mile at Gulfstream

Today’s 11th race at Gulfstream is the GR 2 Hardacre Mile featuring a very solid group competing at Gulfstream’s one turn Mile. In post position order: 7-2 Tommy Macho: Rest then Best. Posted his career Best of 3.0 after an 8 week freshening, in an impressive 6 length Big Win last month right here in a GR 3 going a […] Continue Reading

Pegasus Grade 1 Stakes Preview

Today’s 12th race at Gulfstream is the $12 Million GR 1 Pegasus Stakes showcasing a rematch of the top two finishers from the most recent BC Classic. BC winner Arrogate and the phenomenal California Chrome battled to within ½ length in the BC Classic with 3rd place Keen Ice finishing a distant 10 lengths further back. By the Numbers, the […] Continue Reading

Sunshine Millions Stakes Preview 2017

The fourth race at Gulfstream Park today is the Sunshine Millions Distaff Stakes. It features a competitive field of 6 older Fillies and Mares sprinting 6 furlongs. In post position order: 5-1 Flutterby : Long layoff. Posted an  8.7 Best (Extended Card) in August, 2015, and a more recent 16.0 Best a year ago. Her Numbers have gone south since […] Continue Reading

Hal’s Hope Grade 3 Stakes Preview: A Solid Field

Today’s 11th race at Gulfstream is the GR 3 Hal’s Hope Stakes featuring a solid field of nine older horses going a flat one turn mile. In post position order: 12-1 Dolphus :5 Best. Marching pattern. Posted that 5.5 Best in an impressive gate to wire 9-length score in Allowance company at 7 furlongs in the Gulfstream slop. Very good […] Continue Reading

San Gabriel Stakes Preview

The feature race at Santa Anita this Saturday is the GR 2 San Gabriel Stakes for older horses going 1 1/8 Mile on the Turf. The race appears solid with a full field of twelve entered. In post position order: 12-1 Blue Tone : 4.7 Best. Modest Circle Back pattern. Has never raced on the Turf and has mediocre Grass […] Continue Reading

Aqueduct’s Grade 3 Discovery Stakes

Today’s 8th race at Aqueduct is the GR 3 Discovery Stakes for 3YO’s going 1 1/8 Mile. This is a very fast and contentious group for the level, with several in here appearing to be competitive. In post position order: 7-2 Adulator :1 Best. Even Pattern. Nice even pattern; albeit a bit slow for these. Connections are excellent, and I […] Continue Reading