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December 11th, 2018

Mendelssohn poised to be a good thing in the breeding shed

If any horse this year has earned his retirement and a subsequent lifetime of “work” in the breeding shed, it’s MENDELSSOHN. He made six cross-Atlantic […]

December 10th, 2018

Kentucky Derby Pedigree Profile: Improbable

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and Starlight Racing’s Improbable moved his sterling mark to three wins from as many outings with an impressive, five-length score […]

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December 9th, 2018

Yonkers $83 Winner Best Of Year To Date; $25 Cold Exacta Strike; Favorites Sour Features

In the final days of 2018 our horses-to-watch list (H2W) came up with another huge winner. The huge priced winner came on a slow-wagering weekend […]

December 7th, 2018

Savagery an intriguing prospect in Los Alamitos Futurity

The American Graded Stakes Committee announced recently that the Los Alamitos Futurity (G1) would be downgraded next year to Grade 2 status. Trainer Bob Baffert […]

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December 6th, 2018

Exotic Philly Power Plays; Money-Makers At Meadowlands; Pushing Northfield’s ‘Button’

So goes the 2018 stakes season on all levels. Still, harness racing through the holiday season is chock full of opportunities, some that contribute greatly […]

December 5th, 2018

Hong Kong does it right

Recently, I was added to the media mailing list of the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC). With their four big international races coming up this […]

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December 2nd, 2018

Kentucky Derby Pedigree Profile: Maximus Mischief

Although Maximus Mischief stayed 1 1/8 miles to win the Remsen (G2), pedigree suggests that could be his maximum trip. Bred by Martha Jane Mulholland […]

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December 2nd, 2018

Glamour-Boy Pacers’ Season Fizzles; Pair Of $10 Winners Best Of Few

It’s that time of the year when we pick and choose races for features and offer promising prices from all pools, win, place, show and […]