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TrueNicks Reports for the Caulfield Guineas

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 5:30 PM

Complimentary TrueNicks Enhanced Reports are available below for the Oct. 12 Caulfield Guineas (Aus-I) at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia. The Caulfield Guineas has a long history in Australia racing. First held in 1881, the Guineas is regarded as a stallion-making race for the winner, and has been won by a host of star gallopers who have gone on... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Oct 09, 2013 | 0 Comments

TrueNicks Reports for Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

Friday, October 04, 2013 10:15 AM

Complimentary TrueNicks Enhanced Reports are available below for the Oct. 6 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) at Longchamp. Click on a horse's name or rating to view the full report. TrueNicks ratings ( A , B , C , etc.) describe the stakes winner strike rate of a particular sire/broodmare sire cross compared to the records of those sire lines when bred to all... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Oct 04, 2013 | 4 Comments

Free TrueNicks Reports Available for the Haskell

Thursday, July 25, 2013 1:20 PM

Complimentary TrueNicks Enhanced Reports are available below for the July 28 Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park. Click on a horse's name or rating to view the full report. TrueNicks ratings ( A , B , C , etc.) describe the stakes winner strike rate of a particular sire/broodmare sire cross compared to the records of those sire lines when bred to all... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Jul 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Kentucky Derby 139 Pedigrees Examined

Thursday, May 02, 2013 5:00 AM

Now that post positions are set, what are your opinions on the Kentucky Derby this year? Below are some of my thoughts along with links to video of recent workouts and complimentary TrueNicks Enhanced Reports for each entrant in post position order. 1. Black Onyx (50-1) Black Onyx follows a similar form line to Animal Kingdom, who also prepped in a Gulfstream... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | May 02, 2013 | 26 Comments

Distance Questions Begin for Kentucky Derby Contenders

Tuesday, April 02, 2013 3:40 PM

With the final round of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) preps underway, so begins the usual analysis of top contenders—Are they good enough?—Will they get the distance? TrueNicks Enhanced Reports include the average winning distance (AWD) for the starters on given sire line/broodmare sire line cross. A table of the top 10 contenders (by Derby points) and their cross AWD... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Apr 02, 2013 | 32 Comments

BC Saturday TrueNicks Reports

Thursday, November 01, 2012 10:00 PM

Below are complimentary TrueNicks Enhanced Reports for Breeders' Cup Saturday. Click on the horse's name to view the report. See Friday's reports here . Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 3 11:50 AM PDT Post Horse Jockey Trainer Odds 1 Summit County Corey Nakatani Dale L. Romans 30-1 2 Artigiano Frankie Dettori Mahmood Al Zarooni 8-1 3 George Vancouver... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Nov 01, 2012 | 1 Comment

BC Friday TrueNicks Reports

Thursday, November 01, 2012 7:00 PM

Below are complimentary TrueNicks Enhanced Reports for Breeders' Cup Friday. Click on the horse's name to view the report. See Saturday's reports here . Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint Nov. 2 1:06 PM PDT Post Horse Jockey Trainer Odds 1 Hightail Rajiv Maragh D. Wayne Lukas 8-1 2 Ceiling Kitty John Velazquez Tom Dascombe 12-1 3 Merit Man Patrick Valenzuela Robert... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Nov 01, 2012 | 0 Comments

Union Rags vs. Paynter Pace Graph

Monday, June 11, 2012 9:00 AM

Here's a quick follow-up to our pre-Belmont post on pace , where the take-home was that flatter pace lines do best in the 12-furlong classic. This year's race gave another example where the winner had the more consistent pace. Mike Smith wanted the lead with Paynter, but to get there they had to run a very quick opening quarter (:23 3/5), one of the fastest opening... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Jun 11, 2012 | 14 Comments

Belmont: It's More About Pace Than Distance

Friday, June 08, 2012 12:15 PM

Approaching the Belmont Stakes (gr. I)—the longest leg of the Triple Crown—why does it seem that those day-and-night distance questions we asked for every starter going into the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) are now pushed to the back burner? Now we focus more on the riders, and who has the experience to ride effectively in what is a most unusual race. With its 20-horse... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Jun 08, 2012 | 12 Comments

Free TrueNicks Reports for Travers Stakes

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 1:30 PM

Complimentary TrueNicks Enhanced reports are available for the Travers Stakes (gr. I) field listed below. Click on the horse's name or letter grade to view the report. Each cross's average winning distance is included in the table—see the full report for addition cross-specific stats. The two favorites, Stay Thirsty and Coil, are sired by Travers winners Bernardini... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Aug 24, 2011 | 12 Comments

TrueNicks Enhanced Reports for Haskell, Jim Dandy

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 3:00 PM

Complimentary TrueNicks Enhanced reports are available for the Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) and Haskell Invitational (gr. I). Click on the horse's name or letter grade to view the report, which includes additional cross-specific stats. Jim Dandy S. (gr. II), 9 furlongs, Saratoga, Saturday, July 30, 5:45 PM No. Contender Sire 1 Moonshine Mullin Albert the Great A... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Jul 27, 2011 | 7 Comments

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The Ever-Changing Distance of the CCA Oaks

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 5:45 PM

Saturday's 95th running of the Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) will be contested at 9 furlongs for the second consecutive year. It might be hard to believe, but 8 years and 3 furlongs ago this was the premier staying race for 3-year-old fillies. Over its history, the race's fluctuation in distance—often due to a change on the calendar or to the venue—borders... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Jul 20, 2011 | 14 Comments

Belmont Stakes TrueNicks Available

Wednesday, June 08, 2011 2:30 PM

Complimentary TrueNicks Enhanced reports are available for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) field listed below. Click on the horse's name or letter grade to view the report. To help analyze which horses may have the profile for the 12-furlong Belmont distance, each cross's average winning distance is included in the table—see the full report for addition cross-specific... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Jun 08, 2011 | 17 Comments

Epsom Derby TrueNicks Available

Friday, June 03, 2011 12:00 PM

Complimentary TrueNicks Enhanced reports are available for the Epsom Derby (gr. I) field listed below. Click on the horse's name or letter grade to view the report. To help analyze which horses may have the profile for the 12-furlong Derby distance, each cross's average winning distance is included in the table—see the full report for addition cross-specific... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Jun 03, 2011 | 1 Comment

10 Preakness Winners, 10 Champions

Friday, May 20, 2011 2:45 PM

The last 10 Preakness winners went on to be named champion 3-year-olds, confirming it as the most formful Triple Crown race over the past decade. But what makes the Preakness such a great race? Click here for complimentary TrueNicks Enhanced Reports for the 2011 Preakness field. Year Preakness Winner Sire 2001 Point Given ( TrueNicks , SRO ) Thunder Gulch ( TrueNicks... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | May 20, 2011 | 9 Comments

TrueNicks Reports for Top Derby Contenders

Thursday, April 21, 2011 10:00 AM

Complimentary TrueNicks Enhanced reports are available for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) contenders listed below. Click on the horse's name or letter grade to view the report. No. Contender Graded Earnings Sire 1 Uncle Mo $1,360,000 Indian Charlie A++ 2 Dialed In $840,000 Mineshaft B 3 Archarcharch $780,000 Arch A 4 Comma to the Top $671,000 Bwana Charlie B 5 Toby... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Apr 21, 2011 | 10 Comments

BC Classic Preview

Saturday, November 06, 2010 9:05 AM

Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) ∙ $5,000,000 ∙ 1 1/4 miles, dirt Race 11, Saturday, 6:45 PM PP Horse Sire Broodmare Sire TrueNicks Odds 1 Quality Road Elusive Quality Strawberry Road A++ 5-1 2 Paddy O'Prado El Prado Prized A++ 15-1 3 Haynesfield Speightstown Tejabo B 12-1 4 First Dude Stephen Got Even Smart Strike B 15-1 5 Blame Arch Seeking the Gold B+ 9-2 6 Fly... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Nov 06, 2010 | 15 Comments

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BC Mile Preview

Saturday, November 06, 2010 5:00 AM

Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I) ∙ $2,000,000 ∙ 1 mile, turf Race 8, Saturday, 4:40 PM PP Horse Sire Broodmare Sire TrueNicks Odds 1 Beethoven (IRE) Oratorio Sadler's Wells A 20-1 2 Society's Chairman Not Impossible Olympio A++ 20-1 3 Gio Ponti Tale of the Cat Alydar A+ 4-1 4 Court Vision Gulch Storm Bird B+ 12-1 5 Delegator (GB) Dansili Efisio A++ 12-1 6 Paco Boy... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Nov 06, 2010 | 3 Comments

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BC Juvenile Preview

Friday, November 05, 2010 11:05 AM

Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) ∙ $2,000,000 ∙ 1 1/16 miles, dirt Race 7, Saturday, 3:55 PM PP Horse Sire Broodmare Sire TrueNicks Odds 1 Biondetti Bernardini Lyphard A+ 12-1 2 Boys At Tosconova Officer Coronado's Quest A++ 5-2 3 J. B.'s Thunder Thunder Gulch Unbridled's Song A++ 12-1 4 J P's Gusto Successful Appeal Caller I. D. A++ 10-1 5 Riveting Reason Fusaichi... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Nov 05, 2010 | 0 Comments

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BC Sprint Preview

Thursday, November 04, 2010 9:00 PM

Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) ∙ $2,000,000 ∙ 6 furlongs, dirt Race 5, Saturday, 2:30 PM PP Horse Sire Broodmare Sire TrueNicks Odds 1 Big Drama Montbrook Notebook C+ 7-2 2 Girolamo A.P. Indy Mr. Prospector A 3-1 3 Wise Dan Wiseman's Ferry Wolf Power A 10-1 4 Hamazing Destiny Salt Lake Artax B 20-1 5 Smiling Tiger Hold That Tiger Cahill Road A++ 6-1 6 Pashito the... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Nov 04, 2010 | 0 Comments

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BC Filly & Mare Turf Preview

Thursday, November 04, 2010 12:00 PM

Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. I) ∙ $2,000,000 ∙ 1 3/8 miles, turf Race 9, Friday, 6:50 PM PP Horse Sire Broodmare Sire TrueNicks Odds 1 Plumania (GB) Anabaa Rainbow Quest A+ 8-1 2 Eclair de Lune (GER) Marchand de Sable Acatenango B 15-1 3 Miss Keller (IRE) Montjeu Warning A+ 8-1 4 Keertana Johar Storm Cat A++ 30-1 5 Shared Account Pleasantly Perfect Smart... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Nov 04, 2010 | 10 Comments

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BC Juvenile Fillies Preview

Wednesday, November 03, 2010 8:00 PM

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) ∙ $2,000,000 ∙ 1 1/16 miles, dirt Race 8, Friday, 6:10 PM PP Horse Sire Broodmare Sire TrueNicks Odds 1 Indian Gracey Indian Ocean Matty G D 15-1 2 Theyskens' Theory Bernardini Summer Squall A+ 10-1 3 R Heat Lightning Trippi Gold Fever C 4-1 4 Awesome Feather Awesome of Course Gone West B 6-1 5 Harlan's Ruby Harlan's Holiday... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Nov 03, 2010 | 2 Comments

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BC Marathon Preview

Wednesday, November 03, 2010 3:00 PM

Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. III) ∙ $500,000 ∙ 1 ¾ miles, dirt Race 5, Friday, 4:10 PM PP Horse Sire Broodmare Sire TrueNicks Odds 1 Atoned Repent Icecapade D 20-1 2 Prince Will I Am Victory Gallop Dynaformer A 4-1 3 Million Seller A.P. Indy Sunday Silence A++ 50-1 4 Eldaafer A.P. Indy Tabasco Cat A 12-1 5 Romp (ARG) Incurable Optimist Hidden Prize D 50-1 6 Gabriel... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Nov 03, 2010 | 7 Comments

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'Mo Eyes Champagne with Dreams of Grey Goose

Thursday, October 07, 2010 4:00 PM

Impressive maiden winner Uncle Mo is getting all the talk going into Saturday's Champagne Stakes (gr. I) for 2-year-olds. Owner Mike Repole and trainer Todd Pletcher hope to use the Champagne as a stepping stone to the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) on Nov. 6. Repole went to $220,000 to secure the son of Indian Charlie ( TrueNicks , SRO ) at last year... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Oct 07, 2010 | 4 Comments

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Super Derbies Past

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 10:00 AM

The Super Derby (gr. II) will be run this Saturday at Louisiana Downs. Past champions to win the race include Alysheba, Sunday Silence, and Tiznow. First run in 1980, the Super Derby was originally a 10-furlong end-of-season showdown for three-year-olds. The inaugural race offered a Travers exacta rematch, with Belmont-Travers-Jockey Club Gold Cup winner Temperence... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Sep 21, 2010 | 6 Comments

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