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Born for the Belmont Stakes

May 31, 2017 |

By Derek Simon When American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes in 2015, he did something that had been accomplished just eight times since 1941. No, I’m not talking about winning the Triple Clown — that’s statistically easy by comparison. I’m talking about annexing the Belmont Stakes as a February foal. A dozen horses have won […]

Spain Burg Looking for Euro Rebound in Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf

October 30, 2016 |

By Sigi Mendoza The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (GIT) is a one-mile turf stakes for 2-year-old Thoroughbred fillies. The race was run for the first time in 2008 on the first day of two-day Breeders’ Cup event and has held a largely American-based dominance until now. However, at Santa Anita Park the European-based fillies have been able […]

Iroquois Stakes 2016: The Start of a Long Journey

September 16, 2016 |

Iroquois Stakes 2016: The Start of a Long Journey by Sigi Mendoza– The Breeder’s Cup Juvenile (GI) is just around the corner, and the Iroquois Stakes (GII), to be contested on Sept. 17 over 1 1/16 miles on dirt at Churchill Downs, guarantees a spot in that race. The Iroquois also represents the start of a […]

Carina Mia Faces Elders for First Time in Ballerina Stakes

August 25, 2016 |

Carina Mia Faces Elders for First Time in Ballerina Stakes by Sigi Mendoza: Carina Mia, considered the second best 3-year-old filly in the country, will challenge the older division for the first time in the Ballerina Stakes (GI) over 7 furlongs on Saturday, Aug. 27 at Saratoga. This filly faced her biggest challenge in the […]

Cherry Wine Back to Origins in Secretariat Stakes

August 12, 2016 |

Cherry Wine Back to Origins in Secretariat Stakes by Sigi Mendoza: Preakness Stakes (GI) runner-up Cherry Wine is returning to turf in the 1 ¼-mile Secretariat Stakes (GI) at Arlington Park on Saturday, Aug. 13, in an attempt to relaunch his career after two disappointing efforts on dirt. After two dirt flops last year, Cherry Wine […]

Mac Daddy Mac Returns Calmly to Gulfstream Park

June 27, 2016 |

Mac Daddy Mac Returns Calmly to Gulfstream Park by Sigi Mendoza: The chestnut three-year-old Mac Daddy Mac, once considered a Derby prospect, is returning without pressure on July 1 in a six-furlong allowance optional claiming event at Gulfstream Park. Mac Daddy Mac broke his maiden in a 5 ½ furlong race on Oct. 24 last year […]

Bal a Bali Makes Dirt Debut in Gold Cup at Santa Anita

June 23, 2016 |

Bal a Bali Makes Dirt Debut in Gold Cup at Santa Anita by Sigi Mendoza: Brazilian Triple Crown winner Bal a Bali has a beautiful story due to his miraculous recovery from Laminitis, but the amazing story doesn’t end there because his results in United States have been unexpected. While he won the American Stakes […]

2016 Belmont Stakes Picks and Selections

June 10, 2016 |

2016 Belmont Stakes Picks and Selections by Sigi Mendoza: There is no chance of a Triple Crown winner this year, but Exaggerator still brings the excitement to Belmont Park for the 148th Running of the Belmont Stakes. The Curlin colt should be the favorite of the race come post time, however the Belmont Stakes is always […]

Preakness Stakes 2016 Picks and Predictions

May 20, 2016 |

Preakness Stakes 2016 Picks and Predictions by Sigi Mendoza: While it’s certain to be a fantastic day of racing, expect rain on Preakness Stakes day. Bettors must take weather conditions into account when making bets because some horses love the slop while others hate it, and that is when longshots usually win. Preakness Day at Pimlico […]

Preakness 2016: Pedigree Endorses Uncle Lino

May 18, 2016 |

Preakness 2016: Pedigree Endorses Uncle Lino by Sigi Mendoza– Although it is still not an easy task, every year some horses skip the Kentucky Derby in favor of challenging the Derby winner in the Preakness. In the past 20 years, just three horses have won the Triple Crown’s second leg without running in the Derby. In […]