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Ziconic Catches Soft Santa Anita Maiden Field

March 22, 2016 |

Ziconic Catches Soft Santa Anita Maiden Field: Break out the articles of high praise! Famous 3-year-old colt Ziconic is entered in an easy maiden field on Friday at Santa Anita Park, and he appears likely to win. The two-turn route on dirt is scheduled as Race 4 on the card. Conditioned by John Shirreffs and owned […]

Donworth a Big Threat in Big ‘Cap

March 10, 2016 |

Donworth a Big Threat in Big ‘Cap: Bettors might dismiss Donworth in the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (GI) on Saturday. After all, he faded to third in the San Antonio (GII) and the race this weekend will be one furlong longer. He deserves another look though. Trained by Doug O’Neil and owned by Reddam Racing, […]

Songbird Flies Into Santa Ysabel

March 3, 2016 |

Songbird Flies Into Santa Ysabel: Still on course for the Kentucky Oaks (GI) in May, Fox Hill Farm’s Songbird drilled in 48 seconds flat on Sunday under regular rider Mike Smith in preparation for the Santa Ysabel Stakes (GIII) on Saturday at Santa Anita Park. While anticipation remains high, debate continues on whether this is the […]

Hot City Girl a Theft Candidate in La Brea at Santa Anita

December 23, 2015 |

Hot City Girl a Theft Candidate in La Brea at Santa Anita: Cavorting comes into the La Brea Stakes (GI) on Saturday, at Santa Anita Park, as the deserving favorite for the powerful Stonestreet Stables. Bettors searching for an alternative are not left without a choice though. Hot City Girl, the little sister of Breeders’ Cup […]

Bal A Bali To Show Potential In Seabiscuit Handicap

November 25, 2015 |

Bal A Bali To Show Potential In Seabiscuit Handicap: When there’s talk of Bal A Bali, there are certainly mixed feelings. Some people think it is a miracle that he overcame a dreaded disease like laminitis and is still able to win races, whereas others are a bit disappointed that he has not yet transferred his […]

Sentiero Italia a Skip for Queen Elizabeth II Bettors

October 9, 2015 |

Sentiero Italia a Skip for Queen Elizabeth II Bettors: Sentiero Italia has taken a successful path to the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (GII), scheduled for this Saturday at Keeneland. With two recent Grade II victories on the resume, and a close fourth to invincible Lady Eli three starts ago, she is the proven […]

Personal Diary Can Write Upset in Canadian Stakes

September 11, 2015 |

Personal Diary Can Write Upset in Canadian Stakes: Despite social media accounts under racehorse names, horses cannot write, although Personal Diary’s name certainly fits a four-legged writer. In the Canadian (GII) at Woodbine Racetrack on Sunday, Personal Diary can win and generate a few positive articles. If the four-year-old filly learned how to type, she could […]

Curalina, I’m a Chatterbox Lead Confusing Alabama Stakes

August 19, 2015 |

Curalina, I’m a Chatterbox Lead Confusing Alabama Stakes: Official results aside, nothing about the Coaching Club American Oaks (GI) made clear which filly is best in the three-year-old female division. Curalina won, but I’m a Chatterbox ran courageously while crossing the wire first and losing via disqualification. A couple of conspiracy theorists argued the stewards put […]

The Pizza Man a Prime Contender in Arlington Million

August 13, 2015 |

The Pizza Man a Prime Contender in Arlington Million: Names for horses will never matter as much as their talent, but The Pizza Man certainly has one appealing to nearly all racing fans. Almost everyone loves pizza, and here is one with pizza in his name. The Pizza Man represents the perfect “hunch play” kind […]

Coaching Club American Oaks: Curalina One of Many Stars

July 23, 2015 |

Coaching Club American Oaks: Curalina One of Many Stars- Todd Pletcher and the term “value” rarely go in the same sentence when discussing horse odds in a Saratoga Race Course event. In this instance, Curalina’s final odds in the Coaching Club American Oaks (GI) on Sunday may end up decent considering her record and trainer. The […]