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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Sophomores Only

There’s no stop on the official Road to the Kentucky Derby this weekend, but that doesn’t mean 3-year-olds aren’t in action. In fact, all four graded stakes on Saturday are sophomore-exclusive events. They include the feature race at Gulfstream Park, … Continue reading

Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Ekati’s Phaeton Takes Flight

Ekati’s Phaeton added another graded stakes race to her growing resume when she went wire-to-wire to win the Grade 2 Davona Dale Stakes at Gulfstream Park. That victory, coupled with her earlier score in the G3 Old Hat, was Ekati’s … Continue reading

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Seems Like A ‘Shore’ Thing

Jackie Johnson loves Thoroughbreds. She loves to ride them, watch them race, work with them in their formative years, and learn about their breeding. As a professional eventing trainer with a penchant for off-trackers and as an employee of Werk … Continue reading

FTBOA Presents Florida Stars: El Kabeir Shows Consistency On Derby Trail

On the road to the Kentucky Derby, Florida plays a pivotal role. Of the last 14 Derby winners, more than half of them raced in a Florida prep, and six of those horses won in the Sunshine State prior to … Continue reading

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Barbados ‘The Type Of Horse You Look For’

Last November, an impressive maiden-breaking juvenile by Speightstown went through the auction ring at Keeneland; the hammer fell at $340,000. The colt, Barbados, has won both of his subsequent starts – a pair of stakes races at Gulfstream Park – for new … Continue reading

Pin Oak Stud Presents Bloodlines: Son Of Derby Winner On Course For Louisville

With a solid success in the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds on Saturday, International Star proved that he is consistent and game. Only once the favorite in his eight starts, International Star has nonetheless won half … Continue reading

Absorbine Presents Photos Of The Week: Making A Splash

Gulfstream Park hosted a huge day of racing on Saturday, with seven graded stakes on the program, highlighted by the G2 Fountain of Youth. In that race, favored Upstart was the first across the wire, but was disqualified and placed … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Taking The Points

From here on out, every Kentucky Derby prep race is a crucial opportunity for contenders to lock up the points they need to make the field of 20 on May 2. With 16 points already under his belt, Upstart can virtually … Continue reading

Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Smooth Sailing For Diversy Harbor

Diversy Harbor made her first start of 2015 a winning one when she rallied from off the pace to win the Grade 2 Buena Vista Stakes at Santa Anita. The victory by Diversy Harbor provided her sire, Curlin, with his … Continue reading

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘A Kid In A Candy Store’

Rafael Lopez spent years watching racing from the sidelines as a handicapper and fan, which is why standing in the trainers’ lounge at Gulfstream Park recently made him do something of a double take. “It’s unbelievable,” said Lopez. “I never … Continue reading