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Saints Fan Carving a Louisiana Route to Derby

December 26, 2016 |

By Casey Laughter Earlier this month a promising 2-year-old colt named Saints Fan kept his undefeated record in tact by winning his second start. The colt is both owned and trained by Dallas Stewart, who is notorious for a lot of good things as a conditioner, but longshots finishing in the runner-up slots in Triple […]

Talented Duo of Kentucky Shippers Head La Brea

December 24, 2016 |

By Jordan Sigmon The list of La Brea (GI) winners is as talented as it is long and although this year’s edition has drawn no current stars, it looks like a race that could very well produce one. The field is headlined by Lightstream and Finley’sluckycharm, two impressive fillies shipping in from Kentucky and both […]

Mind Your Biscuits Faces Tough Baffert Trio in Malibu

December 24, 2016 |

By Jordan Sigmon Mind Your Biscuits is the most proven colt entering the historic Malibu Stakes (GI), but winning will be no easy task with eight other horses in the race, including a trio of talented runners from the barn of Bob Baffert. A New York-bred by Posse, Mind Your Biscuits is owned by J […]

Who Are the Top Derby Hopefuls Heading Into 2017?

December 16, 2016 |

By Casey Laughter Over the past few weeks some horses have emerged to look like main contenders for the 2017 Kentucky Derby (GI) in May while others have either dropped off or are on the sidelines due to better looking youngsters emerging late in the year. Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) winner Classic Empire, however, stays […]

East Coast Invaders Headline Matriarch on Del Mar’s Closing Day

December 3, 2016 |

By Jordan Sigmon In 34 runnings of the Matriarch Stakes (GIT) so far, only eight 3-year-old fillies have defeated their elders and this year a mere three have shown up in an attempt to accomplish that task. Among them is one of the two favorites, Time and Motion, who is also one of only two […]

Chad Brown Trio Highlights a Field of Twelve for the Hollywood Derby

December 1, 2016 |

By Jordan Sigmon Over the years the Hollywood Derby (GIT) has played host to many superstars and served as the coming-out party for many others. This year a well-matched field of 12 will line up in the starting gate, with only one previous grade 1 winner set to go in the race. With half of […]

Who Are the Top Early Candidates for Kentucky Derby 143?

November 27, 2016 |

By Casey Laughter The road to the 2017 Kentucky Derby (GI) has already begun, even though the race is not for another 5 1/2 months. However, the top colts are already starting to emerge and give racing fans a taste of what the potential field could look like. Some of these colts do not even […]

Solid, Competitive Field Set for Delta Jackpot

November 17, 2016 |

By Casey Laughter Since it’s inception in 2002, some talented juveniles have used the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (GII) at Delta Downs in Louisiana as a springboard to successful careers as older horses. The 1 1/16-mile race is a bit off the beaten path in terms of the traditional Kentucky Derby (GI) trail […]

One Rule for Three Rules: Always Be Happy

October 23, 2016 |

By Laura Pugh The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) is looking as good as it ever has with a talented group of undefeated grade 1 winners, such as Frontrunner Stakes (GI) hero Gormley and Champagne Stakes (GI) victor Practical Joke. Throw in Breeders’ Futurity (GI) winner Classic Empire, who would be unbeaten as well if not […]

Mind Your Biscuits A Go for Breeders’ Cup Sprint Following Friday Work

October 21, 2016 |

By Laura Pugh Amsterdam Stakes (GIII) winner Mind Your Biscuits, getting ready for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (GI) at Santa Anita in two weeks, fired a bullet half-mile in :48.66 at Belmont Park on Friday morning with regular jockey Joel Rosario aboard. The work was the fastest of 41 at the distance on the day. […]