The one and only Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (KOFW) of the year runs through Sunday evening at 6 p.m. (EST), and the general consensus regarding the Oaks picture is that Unique Bella would be an overwhelming favorite to win it if it were held tomorrow, next week, or next month. Songbird, a...|
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Saturday’s $400,000 Risen Star (G2) at Fair Grounds is the first of this year’s contests to offer a total of 85 points toward the Kentucky Derby (G1) (not counting the prep race in Japan, with different points rules). The increased point total, on a scale of 50-20-10-5 to the top four, marks the...|
After nondescript third- and fourth-place finishes in our $25,000 Kentucky Derby Dream Bet selections last weekend, I'm looking for better results in Saturday's $400,000 Risen Star (G2) at Fair Grounds. If you still have not qualified for the Final Round of the Derby Dream Bet, the Risen Star is...|
Pool 3 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager begins its three-day run on Friday at noon (ET) and closes Sunday at 6 p.m. Brisnet.com has Ultimate Past Performances for Pool 3 and the 2017 Triple Crown nominations. Here are my thoughts on the 23 individual interests: #1 ALWAYS DREAMING (50-1 morning...|
By Dick Powell Oaklawn Park has a great program for 3YOs to get ready for Triple Crown races. It began with the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes on January 21 going a two-turn mile. Then, they raise the ante with the $500,000 Southwest Stakes at 1 1/16 miles last Monday. Coming up on March 18, the $...|
Winx (Courtesy of Steve Hart/Sky Racing) by Alastair Bull When champion racemare Zenyatta retired, it’s doubtful anyone would have expected her sire Street Cry to produce another mare as good as she was. But there’s now one of similar stature in the form of the Australian superstar Winx,...|
The short month of February addresses its final weekend, so along come more personally chosen harness-race features and our H2W (horses-to-watch) list horses. The beginning of the season’s industry-fueled features looms boldly with the coming of March as Yonkers is poised to launch the annual “Levy...|
On a night when the turf took center stage, Ertijaal served blistering notice to his prospective Al Quoz Sprint (G1) rivals. Sheikh Hamdan’s homebred not only broke the course record in last Thursday’s Meydan Sprint (G3), but did so in a way suggestive of his capacity over an extra furlong. Not...|