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Learning from the Lecomte Stakes

learning from the Lecomte Stakes

There are a few things worth learning from the Lecomte Stakes that was run at Fair Grounds on Saturday. One of the main things is that Guest Suite can run some. The other thing worth learning from the Lecomte Stakes is that even a broken clock is right twice a day. I happened to tab Guest Suite as the most …

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Dortmund and Hillary Clinton Linked

Dortmund

Dortmund and Hillary Clinton are linked and it was never more evident during a poignant moment during the Donald Trump inauguration. At one point in the telecast, there was a split screen that showed President Barack Obama and President Trump in one half and Hillary in the other half walking into the Capitol with her husband Bill. The look on …

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Early Morning Line for the Pegasus

early morning line

Making an early morning line for the Pegasus World Cup is not an easy chore but that is why the big bucks are thrown around. So, here goes my look on an early morning line for the $12 million new Super Bowl of racing. The 9-furlong Gulfstream Park event will be staged on January 28 and, on paper, it sets …

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Lecomte Stakes Lures Full Field

Lecomte Stakes

The Lecomte Stakes lures a full field at Fair Grounds Saturday and it is an absolute scramble. An aspiring group of 12 sophomores will be taking a step on the Triple Crown Trail in the Grade 3 mile and 70-yard $200,000 Lecomte Stakes. The winner of the Lecomte Stakes will earn 10 points toward a berth in the Kentucky Derby. …

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Pegasus World Cup Field Solidified

Pegasus World Cup field

The Pegasus World Cup field was solidified early this week and now a full group of 12 are pointing to the monumental event on January 28. The entries will be drawn next week when the cast will be in cement. The nine-furlong extravaganza will be run at Gulfstream Park and with a purse of $12 million, this is the world’s …

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Horses in Trouble Must Be Watched

horses in trouble

Horses in trouble must be watched in racing but it takes a keen eye to differentiate between a horse that encountered trouble or one that is trouble prone. Some horses are their own worst enemies because their running styles promote mishaps. For many, when exiting a sporting event, one of the key concerns is how to beat the traffic but …

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Avoiding Sucker Bets in Racing

avoiding sucker bets

Avoiding sucker bets in racing is pivotal for the player to maintain a winning bankroll but it’s not easy to resist temptation. This game is hard enough for all involved when everything unfolds right but we all have to stay away from situations that spell disaster. Players have to be really careful when horses drop in class. Going from a …

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Ft. Lauderdale Stakes on Tap

Ft. Lauderdale Stakes

The Ft. Lauderdale Stakes is on tap January 14 at Gulfstream Park and the Grade 2 event has lured some quality turf runners. The $200,000 mile and a sixteenth fixture brings together twelve speedballs and closers seeking the 62% portion of the purse to the winner. Trainer Brian Lynch is hoping for that déjà vu feeling as his student Heart …

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Oaklawn Park Off to the Races

Oaklawn Park

Oaklawn Park, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, is one of the diamonds in the rough on the American racing scene and bettors could do much worse than handicapping these competitive races. The track will open January 13 and the entry box attracted fully subscribed fields. There is not just racing at the big venues of the country like California, New York …

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Pegasus World Cup Field Forming

Pegasus World Cup field

The Pegasus World Cup field is forming as we breathe and there is a still a long way to go before the full gate of 12 will be in place. The trifecta players in the Breeders’ Cup Classic seem poised to compete again with longshots from around the world looming. The $12 million extravaganza will be run on January 28 …

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