Kentucky Derby Prep

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Omaha Beach Upsets

2019-03-17T05:32:38-05:00March 17th, 2019|

    Omaha Beach showed some brutal stubbornness to hold off a charging Game Winner to win the second leg of the Grade 2, $750,000 Rebel Stakes on Saturday at Oaklawn Park. Under Mike Smith, Omaha Beach broke alertly and grabbed the early lead out of the gate but Smith [...]

A Conundrum

2019-03-14T13:27:43-05:00March 14th, 2019|

  Twenty-one (21) fatal breakdowns since December 26th at one meet is a lot by any measure. I'd venture to say that number is too high for it to be coincidental, remaining cognizant that breakdowns are inherent to the sport. Track management has set forth a new set of protocols [...]

Jeff Ruby Steaks Preview

2019-03-09T07:51:29-05:00March 9th, 2019|

    The Jeff Ruby Steaks Preview By: Peter Monaco   The Grade 3, $200,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (not a typo) will be run at Turfway Park on Saturday, March 9. The 1 1/8 mile event will offer points towards the Kentucky Derby on a 20-8-4-2 basis to the top [...]

Trap Days

2019-03-08T12:57:09-05:00March 8th, 2019|

    In this week's column for AmWager we talk about "Trap Days." Trap Days   By Jonathan Stettin   Those who follow football in the NFL know what a trap game is. That is when a supposedly better team takes a game lightly against a team they are supposed [...]

Santa Anita Closed Indefinitely

2019-03-06T11:07:27-05:00March 6th, 2019|

  In the wake of what has been reported to be 21 breakdowns, or equine fatalities since the meet opened back in December, Santa Anita has shut down. The track announced yesterday they were suspending both racing and training indefinitely. Tim Ritvo, of the Stronach Group which owns Santa Anita [...]

The Risen Star Stakes 2019 by Nick D’Agostino

2019-02-15T11:28:38-05:00February 15th, 2019|

  Risen Star Stakes Preview By: Nick D’Agostino   On Saturday, the Fair Grounds will host the Grade 2, 1-1/16th, $400,000 Risen Star Stakes, which will be the first Kentucky Derby prep race this year offering a larger number of points towards the big party on first Saturday in May. [...]