Louisiana-based Monomoy Girl, California's unbeaten Dream Tree, and rising star Midnight Bisou head the list of three-year-old fillies among 24 wagering interests set for this week's three-day run of Churchill Downs' 2018 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (KOFW). Reigning two-year-old filly champion...|
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by DICK POWELL Prep races are prep races. They have large purses and graded status but they are still prep races. Bigger targets are down the road and not every horse is primed for a big effort. Saturday's Fountain of Youth (G2) was the perfect example. Last year's champion two-year-old male...|
by DICK POWELL Weather permitting, the Road to the Kentucky Derby Conditions Stakes will be run on Wednesday at Kempton Park. Scheduled to be run last Thursday, the meet, as many in Europe have had to, was abandoned due to record cold and snowy conditions. The top four finishers are due...|
The March 3 Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park shook up the Kentucky Derby Leaderboard, but it proved to be the lone prep last week after the Road to the Derby Conditions Stakes at Kempton and Dundalk’s Patton Stakes were both postponed due to a winter storm that resulted in...|
Winter Storm Riley kept its promise to do a lot of damage up the North American East Coast with snow, rain and fierce winds, delivering March like a proverbial lion. One of the lesser affects of Riley to the landscape was the cancellation of racing programs. Riley didn’t shut down the entire...|
Marathon cards at Gulfstream Park have become commonplace and Saturday's 14-race bonanza ends with the Fountain of Youth (G2), as does the 50-cent Late Pick 5. Here's how I'll be playing the sequence. Race 10 -- Canadian Turf (G3) -- #1 GALLEON MAST (6-1) has never finished worse than third in 13...|
As last year’s champion two-year-old male Good Magic returns to action in Saturday’s Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park, the 2018 Kentucky Derby (G1) trail just got its biggest player back on the field. But the outcome isn’t a foregone conclusion. Good Magic will meet some useful...|
Eight graded races are part of an outstanding 14-race card at Gulfstream Park Saturday, topped by the $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) for Kentucky Derby hopefuls. I've taken a look at the action and here are my top choices: The Very One S. (G3), Race 4: #3 DARING DUCHESS will be the one to catch...|