Saturday’s $900,000 Rebel S. (G2) at Oaklawn Park, the final stepping stone to the April 15 Arkansas Derby (G1), is brimming with storylines that crisscross the country. And with 50 Kentucky Derby (G1) points to the winner, the 1 1/16-mile affair is virtually a ticket to Churchill Downs. Here are...|
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by SCOTT SHAPIRO The lone Grade 1 race of the weekend is Saturday at Santa Anita Park where the $400,000 Santa Margarita Stakes for older females headlines a 10-race card. The 1 1/8-mile race on the main track features 2016 champion female sprinter and Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint winner...|
Saturday's $900,000 Rebel (G2), this weekend's lone Kentucky Derby (G1) prep, has been the virtual domain of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert this decade. He's won the race six of the last seven years, including the last three, most notably with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah (2015) There...|
Saturday’s Rebel (G2) at Oaklawn Park features a solid field of 11 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles. American Anthem, Malagacy and Petrov all possess some early foot and merit a serious look for win honors, but I am playing the speed of the speed, #2 Uncontested. TwinSpires.com players who cash a $5...|
With Wednesday’s conclusion of a record-setting OBS March Sale, let’s revisit what last year’s top sellers have done so far. The Smart Strike colt Formula One, who sold to Lane’s End Bloodstock for a sales-topping $1.7 million, has been unplaced in his two starts. Trained by Hall of Famer Shug...|
Now that the probables for the March 25 Dubai World Cup program have been released, it’s time to sort through which Carnival performers have a better chance to fend off the international juggernaut. In other words, I’ve got to revisit my weekly wrap-ups to take a fresh look at the principals – and...|
by Dick Powell I was fortunate enough to be a speaker on a panel at the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protection Association (NHBPA) conference last week. The subject was ADWs, or Advance Deposit Wagering, which covers any kind of betting that you need to have made an advance deposit to make...|
Rebel S. (G2): A single graded feature will be held this weekend for sophomores on the Kentucky Derby Trail, but the quality of Saturday’s field makes up for the lack of quantity nationwide. The $900,000 Rebel S. (G2) has attracted a fine field of 11 and I have a hunch we might see one or more of...|