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March 2014 - Posts

TimeformUS Saturday Stakes Plays from Gulfstream and Fair Grounds

The G1 Florida Derby Gulfstream, Race 14 By Alan Mann In the G1 Florida Derby at Gulfstream (Race 14, Scheduled Post Time 6:48 PM ET), Cairo Prince (#3, 9-5) comes in off a layoff -- well, we don't consider 63 days to be a layoff in this day and age, so you won't see a layoff line in our PPs. Suffice to say that trainer Kiaran McLaughlin gave him a break after he drew away to crush his opponents in... Read More

A Tremendous Day of Racing

When the calendar pages turn to March, and the days slowly count down to the final Saturday of the month, the annual anticipation for one of the greatest days in horse racing begins to build.... Read More

TimeformUS Weekend Plays from Turfway, Aqueduct, Santa Anita and Sunland

Saturday, Turfway, Race 11, Local Post Time 6:28pm EDT The G3 Horseshoe Casino Spiral Stakes , 1 and 1/8 miles, Synth, 3YO By Jason Perlmutter This Saturday, we find ourselves getting ever closer to Louisville, at least in a geographical sense. Twelve Derby hopefuls will take their talents approximately 95 miles northeast of Churchill Downs to contest the G3 $550k Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park. • FREE... Read More

Arkansas Derby Preview Day Preview Blog

As I discussed in varying ways on the Hello Race Fans Derby Prep Alert and Steve Byk’s At The Races Radio Program, I don’t expect a lot of sexy results on Saturday at Oaklawn Park in terms of payoffs, but it will be fun to watch some (future) stars shine at likely low prices. That’s good news for the 82 people still alive for $1-million in the TwinSpires.com Road To The Kentucky Derby Showdown , as... Read More

TimeformUS Saturday Plays from Oaklawn, Santa Anita and Gulfstream

Saturday, Oaklawn, Race 10, Local Post Time 6:04pm CT The G2 Rebel Stakes , 1 and 1/16 miles, Dirt, 3YO By Robert Finnegan 85 more Kentucky Derby points are on the line in the Grade 2 Rebel, to be run at a mile and 1/16 on the main track. The morning line has this looking like a three-horse race, with Tapiture at 9-5, Strong Mandate at 2-1, Kobe's Back at 7-2, and the others all 8-1 or higher. However... Read More

A Racing Weekend of Stars

By Ed DeRosa If you’re the type who thinks that racing needs its stars to keep racing to increase interest, then this is the Saturday for you! The one-two finishers and beaten favorite in America’s richest race all make the second start of their season on Saturday at Santa Anita Park in the Santa Anita Handicap, and last year’s Preakness runner-up Itsmyluckyday and Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice... Read More

TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays from Around the Country

Santa Anita Saturday, Santa Anita, Race 5, Local Post Time 2:00pm PT The G2 San Felipe Stakes , 1 and 1/16 miles, Dirt, 3YO By Robert Finnegan Kentucky Derby Fever makes its way back to Arcadia for the Grade 2 San Felipe, to be run at a mile and 1/16 on the main track, with 50 Kentucky Derby points going to the winner. • TimeformUS PPs for the San Felipe Stakes • A Special Offer on Unlimited PPs for... Read More

Who Will Win the Big 'Cap Showdown?

In what may go down as the race of the year, Saturday's Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) will feature a rematch between Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) 1-2 finishers Mucho Macho Man and Will Take Charge, with two-time defending Santa Anita Handicap champion Game On Dude shooting for an unprecedented three-peat in the historic race. Who will win the showdown?... Read More

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