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October 4, 2019

Opening Day Features Two Win and You’re In Events for Next Month’s Breeders’ Cup

Chad Lashbrook 10:00am October 4, 2019 10/4/19 Comments Disabled

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According only to the calendar, autumn is now upon us.  That means, despite recent temperatures in the 90’s and a forecast calling for the mid-80’s on Saturday, Keeneland will once again welcome thousands of race fans to its hallowed grounds for opening weekend of the “fall” meet. The central Kentucky oval’s long held spot on…

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August 24, 2019

Travers Day Offers Smorgasbord of Stakes at Saratoga

Chad Lashbrook 11:00am August 24, 2019 8/24/19 Comments Disabled

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In many years such as this, when the Triple Crown is fraught with tumultuous upheaval, the mid-summer Derby offers clarification on the ranking of the three-year old division.  Such is not the case in 2019.  The 150th running of the Travers Stakes is more likely to add uncertainty rather than clarity to the question of…

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June 7, 2019

War of Will Seeks Classic Double at Belmont

Chad Lashbrook 10:30am June 7, 2019 6/7/19

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Since the 3yo American classics became generally accepted as the Triple Crown around 1930, 11 horses have failed to win the Kentucky Derby prior to emerging victorious in both the Preakness and Belmont Stakes.  War of Will will try to become the newest member of that exclusive club on Saturday, but that’s far from the…

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May 17, 2019

Handicapping Preakness Weekend

Chad Lashbrook 4:30pm May 17, 2019 5/17/19 Comments Disabled

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There is an ample void at Pimlico this week with neither Derby winner contesting the Preakness Stakes on Saturday.  Country House got the sniffles after his victorious runner-up finish in Louisville.  Rather than further proving his mettle on the race track, Maximum Security is bedded down at Monmouth Park while his owners seek retribution in…

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May 15, 2019

No Winners in Derby Debacle

Chad Lashbrook 10:30am May 15, 2019 5/15/19

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Maximum Security will go down in history as, officially, the 17th place finisher in the 145th Kentucky Derby – despite actually finishing more than 18 lengths to the good of the official 16th place finisher.  The son of New Year’s Day had been identified by bettors as the second most likely winner of the race,…

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May 4, 2019

Derby Day Handicapping Guide

Chad Lashbrook 9:00am May 4, 2019 5/4/19 Comments Disabled

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Churchill Downs has loaded up the Derby card with a plethora of high quality graded stakes action, and with all the inexperienced gamblers fueling enormous betting pools, enticing wagering opportunities abound. RACE 6, the Grade 1 HUMANA DISTAFF Amy’s Challenge and Spiced Perfection set a contested pace in last month’s Grade 1 Madison at Keeneland,…

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May 3, 2019

Oaks Day Handicapping Guide

Chad Lashbrook 11:00am May 3, 2019 5/3/19 Comments Disabled

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The 145th running of the Kentucky Oaks takes place at approximately 6:12 EST tonight.  Churchill Downs has carded an immensely entertaining slate of 5 graded stakes, several high dollar allowance races, and a couple six figure maiden special weight events to support the feature event for the best three-year old fillies (on dirt) in North…

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April 25, 2019

Kentucky Derby Field Taking Shape

Chad Lashbrook 11:30am April 25, 2019 4/25/19 Comments Disabled

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We are now just ten days away from the 145th Run for the Roses.  All the prep races have been run and the field is basically set, although history tells us a defection or two between now and May 4th is certainly possible and almost expected.  To this point, the 3yo crop of 2019 has…

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April 19, 2019

Track Conditions Likely to Play Key Role at Keeneland

Chad Lashbrook 1:00pm April 19, 2019 4/19/19 Comments Disabled

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With considerable precipitation in the forecast for both Friday and Saturday, track conditions are likely to be a determining factor in both field sizes and race outcomes as the Keeneland meet begins to wind down this weekend.  Off-tracks create opportunities and hopefully we can identify a few: FRIDAY – RACE 5, 3YO FILLIES, MAIDEN SPECIAL…

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April 12, 2019

Breaking Down Another Weekend of Stakes Filled Action at Keeneland

Chad Lashbrook 10:30am April 12, 2019 4/12/19 Comments Disabled

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Opening weekend featured thrilling racing action with the return of several Breeders’ Cup winners and results at opposite ends of the spectrum in major preps for the Kentucky Oaks and Derby.  Out for a Spin punched her ticket to the Oaks with a shocking victory in the Grade 1 Ashland at 53 to 1 for…

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