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» 2015 fantasy stable: week 6 postmortem
03/06/15 01:06 from Blinkers Off
Last week was a quiet one for my stable.  Curlin’s Fox had been entered in the Santa Ysabel (GIII), but she scratched.  Instead, she is staying on the grass, and appearing this coming Saturday in the China Doll.  That race is a str...

» Picks and Ponderings: weekend stakes previews!
03/05/15 22:56 from Blinkers Off
Big ‘Cap Weekend is a big weekend all over the country, and Picks and Ponderings has stakes previews from coast to coast. Santa Anita has five stakes on the card; between me and Paul Mazur, we preview them all.  I take a look at th...

» 2015 Tampa Bay Derby Preview
03/05/15 19:33 from Picks and Ponderings on Chicago Horse Racing Recent Posts
Saturday marks the 35th running of the Tampa Bay Derby.  The top four finishers from the Sam F. Davis Stakes (GIII), the local prep, line up for this race as well.  Between that and the return of runaway Breeders' Futurity (GI) winner Ca...

» Tampa Bay Downs’ Hillsborough Comes Up Huge
03/05/15 14:22 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
  Saturday is set to be a fantastic day of racing. We have Shared Belief in the Big Cap, a small but select field for the Gulfstream Park Handicap, and of course, a trio of 2015 Kentucky Derby Championship Series races at Aqueduct, ...

» Wood Machine, slop machine!
03/04/15 23:32 from Blinkers Off
Tonight, Wood Machine (Marquet Rent, by Marquetry) took a little jog around the Delta Downs main track. There were nine other horses, some people in the stands, wagers being made…but, tonight looked like just a fun little splash in...

» 2015 Honeybee Stakes Preview
03/04/15 21:59 from Picks and Ponderings on Chicago Horse Racing Recent Posts
The calendar switches to March, and Picks & Ponderings switches into high gear this week.  This week the team goes coast-to-coast for its racing coverage.  Nicolle offers up coverage of the Tampa Bay Derby while Paul dives into the G...

» 2015 Gotham Stakes Preview
03/04/15 20:07 from Picks and Ponderings on Chicago Horse Racing Recent Posts
The calendar switches to March, and Picks & Ponderings switches into high gear this week.  This week the team goes coast-to-coast for its racing coverage.  Nicolle offers up coverage of the Tampa Bay Derby while Paul dives into the H...

» Who Am I ???
03/04/15 13:59 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
  *A Florida homebred, I was from one of the first few crops of a top American sire.   *My career began in the summer at Belmont Park, where I won at first asking. *A stakes record performance finished off my undefeated juvenil...

» Shared Belief too Big for this Big Cap
03/03/15 15:27 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
  When last seen, Shared Belief staked his claim to the title of the best horse in America with a stylish victory in the San Antonio Handicap over the reigning Horse of the Year, California Chrome . That race was listed as a Grade 2...

» a change of plans for Ocean Knight
03/03/15 11:40 from Blinkers Off
Though Ocean Knight (Ocean Goddess, by Stormy Atlantic) raced last in the Sam F. Davis (GIII) at Tampa Bay Downs, the original plan was that he would be shipping north for the Gotham Stakes (GIII) at Aqueduct.  Instead, it was announced ...

» 2015 Santa Anita Handicap Day Stakes Preview
03/02/15 21:49 from Picks and Ponderings on Chicago Horse Racing Recent Posts
After a lighter weekend on the national racing stage last weekend, the action picks up this weekend, particularly at Santa Anita.  Saturday's card at Santa Anita features four graded stakes races, including two Grade I races.  The handic...

» Sam Houston Race Park is #50!
03/02/15 14:41 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
  I finally made it. After closing in on the big number the past few years, I finally attended my 50th thoroughbred for live racing. Just two days removed from my first ever visit to Sam Houston Race Park , I have to say that I coul...

» on tanks, and racing coming full circle
03/01/15 21:44 from Blinkers Off
Buzzy won the nightcap at Hawthorne yesterday. My love for the greys is well documented; my love for the progeny of Fort Prado is as well.  Buzzy is both of these things.  However, one other characteristic made Buzzy stand out to me even...

» Albano Stars in the Maxxam Gold Cup
03/01/15 03:04 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
  Before the running of the $100,000 Maxxam Gold Cup , I mentioned to anyone that would listen that I believe Albano is still a horse with Grade 1 potential. It occurred to me that I could look pretty silly a few minutes later if th...

» welcome to the Oaks trail, Stellar Wind!
02/28/15 22:45 from Blinkers Off
Wednesday afternoon, it looked as though the Curlin babies were lining up for their shot at Kentucky Oaks glory.  Of nine entrants in the Santa Ysabel Stakes (GIII), three were daughters of Curlin.  However, the connections of CurlinR...

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