The Horses

Winning Colors Stakes Billed at Churchill


The Winning Colors Stakes is billed at Churchill Downs at Saturday at six furlongs and the Grade 3 $100,000 event has attracted eight fillies and mares. I was lucky enough to watch the brilliant filly Winning Colors early in her career. She broke her maiden at two in her only start cashing at Saratoga. Her trainer, Hall of Fame conditioner …

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Ready to Win Horses Around the Country

ready to win horses

With a lull in classic racing now, let’s try to identify ready to win horses around the country. On May 20 at Santa Anita the track carded the Grade 2 $200,000 Kona Gold Stakes and there could be a couple of ready to win horses coming out of that race. The Kona Gold Stakes is named for the speedster Kona …

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Test of Champions Next on the Agenda

Test of Champions

The mile and a half Belmont Stakes is referred to as the Test of Champions but each of the stops on the Triple Crown Trail brings a unique perspective for bettors to evaluate. As for the sophomore set, the Kentucky Derby is the most important race in America, even though the money is not on the line as it is …

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What Really Happened in the Preakness?

what really happened in the Preakness

What really happened in the Preakness Stakes is the same thing that happens every day around the country. The riders on the speed horses try to roll along and they just kill each other off. In the Preakness, Cloud Computing got a perfect three-hole trip and pulled off the 13-1 upset at Pimlico. The fact of the matter is that …

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Always Dreaming Is the One to Beat in the Preakness

Always Dreaming is

Always Dreaming is the one to beat in the Preakness Stakes Saturday at Pimlico and nine brave souls will try to derail the Kentucky Derby winner. The $1.5 million Preakness will be run at a mile and three sixteenths and all the entrants will carry 126 pounds. Always Dreaming is the one to beat in the Preakness because he seems …

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Black-Eyed Susan Stakes Attracts 11 Sophomores

Black-Eyed Susan

The Black-Eyed Susan Stakes lured 11 sophomore fillies at Pimlico for the Friday event and there is speed throughout the race. The Grade 2 $250,000 fixture will be run at a nine furlongs and has enticed four previous stakes winners. The Black-Eyed Susan Stakes was first run in 1919 when named the Pimlico Oaks. It has been the currently-named stakes …

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Trainer Keith Nations Is Getting It Done

trainer Keith Nations

Trainer Keith Nations is getting it done on the racetrack and he has for quite some time now. The conditioner has had success coast to coast and although he is not a household name, he is a core horseman that does the right thing for his runners. He has been successful in California and trainer Keith Nations is not one …

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Royal Mo Suffered Career-Ending Injury

Royal Mo

Royal Mo suffered a career-ending injury and the Preakness hopes are now dashed for his connections. These things happen but don’t be shocked if the PETA clan is out in full force. The group known as the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals can go overboard at times. What that organization does not know or care to know is …

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Keeping Preakness Stakes Horses Happy

Preakness Stakes horses happy

Granted, it’s only a matter of days, but keeping Preakness Stakes horses happy is a thing that is on the mind of all of the trainers shooting to win the second Jewel of the Triple Crown. Keeping Preakness Stakes horses happy until they are in the gate at Pimlico at May 20 can be easier said than done. Charlie Whittingham …

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Man o’ War Stakes Takes Belmont Spotlight

Man o’ War Stakes

The Man o’ War Stakes takes the Belmont spotlight Saturday and the Grade 1 event has lured a classy field of runners. The $400,000 fixture will be run at a mile and three eighths on the Widener turf course. The Man o’ War Stakes was first run in 1959 and the race is named for a true legend. Man o’ …

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