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Upstart Reappears in Razorback Handicap

March 17, 2016 |

Upstart Reappears in Razorback Handicap: Ralph M. Evan’s Upstart once won the Holy Bull Stakes (GII), before placing in the Fountain of Youth (GII) and Florida Derby (GI), to catapult himself as a leading 3-year-old horse last year. After finishing 18th in the Kentucky Derby (GI) though, the momentum stopped and he disappointed fans the rest […]

Frosted Set to Ice PA Derby Field

September 17, 2015 |

Frosted Set to Ice PA Derby Field: Seconditis refers to when a racehorse habitually takes the runner-up position. Godolphin Racing’s Frosted, while a top horse who belongs in Grade I races, finished second more often than not this year. His record shows second-place finishes in the Holy Bull (GII), Belmont (GI) and Jim Dandy (GII), while […]

American Pharoah Faces New Track, Travel Concerns in Travers

August 25, 2015 |

American Pharoah Faces New Track, Travel Concerns in Travers: Racing fans know American Pharoah stands on top of the world as America’s best dirt horse, with a small window for the mare Beholder to prove otherwise. Strange things happen in this sport though, and the time for American Pharoah to lose can come this weekend if […]

Travers Stakes 2015 Odds, Posts, Events

August 25, 2015 |

Travers Stakes 2015 Odds, Posts, Events: The Travers Stakes will be held at Saratoga Race Track in New York on Saturday, August 31, 2015. The Travers Stakes is a part of Travers Day which will features six grade I races, including the $1.25 million “Mid-Summer Derby” for three-year-olds. Triple Crown phenomenon American Pharoah comes in […]

Haskell Field Versus American Pharoah: Who Will Win?

August 1, 2015 |

Haskell Field Versus American Pharoah: The Haskell Invitational was inaugurated in 1968 when Monmouth Park’s Board of Directors wanted to honor former President Mr. Amory L. Haskell by creating a handicap race for older horses. In 1981, the race changed format, becoming an invitation-only race for three-year-olds. For the 2015 running, the normal purse of $1 […]

Haskell Invitational Features American Pharoah & Best Dressed Couple

July 30, 2015 |

Haskell Invitational Features American Pharoah & Best Dressed Couple: On Sunday, August 2, the 2015 Haskell Invitational Stakes will take place at Monmouth race track. The Haskell Invitational Stakes is a Grade I race for three-year-olds over a distance of 1-1/8 miles, and the race carries a large purse of $1,000,000. Triple Crown winner and […]

Texas Red the One to Deny in Jim Dandy Stakes

July 29, 2015 |

Texas Red the One to Deny in Jim Dandy Stakes: Gone throughout the Triple Crown series, but not forgotten, fan-favorite Texas Red makes his second start off the layoff in the Jim Dandy (GII) at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday. Run at nine furlongs, this race works as Saratoga’s traditional prep race for their prestigious Travers […]

Updated Kentucky Derby 2015 Odds, Posts, Times, News

May 1, 2015 |

Updated Kentucky Derby 2015 Odds, Posts, Times, News: The 141st running of the Kentucky Derby takes place on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Twenty three-year-old colts will make their way to the Churchill Downs starting gate at approximately 6:34 PM ET. NBC will broadcast the $2,000,000 race from 4:00-7:00. In most recent 2015 Kentucky Derby news, […]

Looking at the Potential Kentucky Derby 141 Field: Casey’s Picks

April 22, 2015 |

Looking at the Potential Kentucky Derby 141 Field: Casey’s Picks– The Kentucky Derby is next Saturday, and with there being no more prep races for these young horses to compete in to secure a spot, here is how I see the top twenty horses along with two alternates in case there are any defections within […]

Latest 2015 Kentucky Derby News: Calvin Borel, Jocktails, Live Training Stream

April 19, 2015 |

Latest 2015 Kentucky Derby News: Calvin Borel, Jocktails, Live Training Stream– As we close in of the last two weeks of training for America’s best thoroughbred horses, all eyes are on Churchill Downs and Louisville, Kentucky. Justin Zayat reported to the Courier-Journal that jockey Calvin Borel will take the mount on El Kabeir in the […]