by Dick Powell Hal’s Hope won Gulfstream Park’s Holy Bull Stakes (G3) at 40-1 in 2000 when he went to the front and never looked back. He proved it was no fluke when he was second in the Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) and then won the Florida Derby (G1). Two years later, he won the Crème Fraiche...|
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A pair of Kentucky Derby preps highlighted the past week of racing, with two upsets leading the way. 2018 Risen Star: The D. Wayne Lukas-trained BRAVAZO followed up a game allowance tally at Oaklawn with a brave nose victory in the Risen Star (G2) at Fair Grounds and earned his initial graded win...|
Race 6 at Fair Grounds on Sunday was for sophomores going about 5 ½ furlongs on the turf and a solid field of youngsters went postward. A first-time starter proved to be tons the best and I think the winner, CHAOS THEORY, is going to be a really nice one. Trained by Mark Casse, the $260,000...|
Contenders from our special vault adorn many races with all types of harness wagers again this week in our blog’s popular presentations, Partners For Picks (PFP), Power Plays (PPS) and for other personally selected features as we continue to battle what we hope are the last breaths of winter, which...|
Saturday night's nine-race program at Sam Houston features four stakes and an offer for TwinSpires.com customers to get their Win bets back all evening. Players that opt in and wager at least $50 on the card can get their Win bets back up to $10 per race if their selections finish second or third....|
by Dick Powell Pool 3 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) will be available in a few weeks but it’s not too soon to start paying attention to it as the division has become very fluid lately. The Risen Star Stakes (G2) was run last Saturday at Fair Grounds and, while it provided an exciting...|
by DICK POWELL There were lots of stakes races run over the President's Day weekend, but the two stars of the week came in an allowance race at Tampa Bay Downs and a maiden special weight race at Santa Anita. On January 13, Todd Pletcher unveiled MAGNUM MOON in a six-furlong dirt sprint...|
Bravazo (Hodges Photography) Risen Star Stakes Winner Bravazo by Alastair Bull Calumet Farm has been the most successful owner and breeder of Kentucky Derby winners, but it’s been a long time since it was last successful. In 2018, the Calumet team will be hoping Bravazo can put them back...|