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April 12th, 2019

Arkansas Derby BRIS Speed Report

The $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park serves as the final of seven major prep races for the 145th Kentucky Derby on May […]

April 5th, 2019

Santa Anita Derby BRIS Speed Rating Report

A short but select field of six has been entered for $1 million Santa Anita Derby (G1). One of seven major preps for the May […]

April 5th, 2019

Blue Grass BRIS Speed Rating Report

Fourteen three-year-olds will square off in the $1 million Blue Grass (G2) at Keeneland and all need points, with none ranking among the top 20 […]

April 5th, 2019

Wood Memorial BRIS Speed Rating Report

Eleven sophomores will contest Saturday’s $1 million Wood Memorial (G2) at Aqueduct, one of seven major final prep races for the May 4 Kentucky Derby. […]

March 28th, 2019

Florida Derby BRIS Speed Rating Report

The $1 million Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park highlights the second weekend of major Kentucky Derby qualifiers. One of seven prep races awarding a […]

War of Will wins the Risen Star Stakes
March 19th, 2019

TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby BRIS Speed Rating Report

Saturday’s $1 million TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) starts the final round of major prep races for the 2019 Kentucky Derby. One of seven races awarding […]

March 2nd, 2019

Fountain of Youth Day handicapping blog

Saturday’s $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) highlights a 14-race card at Gulfstream Park that includes nine graded stakes. A compelling field of 11 has been […]

February 16th, 2019

Handicapping Risen Star Day at Fair Grounds

The $400,000 Risen Star (G2) kicks off the Championship portion of the Road to the Kentucky Derby series and highlights a dynamite 12-race at Fair […]

February 15th, 2019

Friday spot plays at Fair Grounds

A pair of Kentucky Derby and Oaks preps, the $400,000 Risen Star (G2) and $200,000 Rachel Alexandra (G2), highlight a strong 12-race program at Fair […]

January 26th, 2019

Pegasus World Cup thoughts and a couple of wet track horses

North America’s richest race, Saturday’s $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) features a solid field of 12 at Gulfstream Park. Cigar Mile (G1) winner […]