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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Pigskin and Ponies

Will Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red go into “beast mode” when he makes his 2015 debut on Super Sunday in Santa Anita Park’s Grade 2 San Vicente Stakes or will this colt by Afleet Alex deflate the hopes of … Continue reading

Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes: Bluegrass State Shines in 2014

Kentucky-breds once again had a banner year in 2014 as they led the way among winners of North American Graded Stakes and Grade 1 winners. Compared with the previous year, the Bluegrass State was far ahead of other locales in … Continue reading

Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: A Pair of High Fliers

High school senior Natalie Cowan is a bonafide track star. Known for her accomplishments in the high jump, she holds school records in both indoor and outdoor events, was runner-up for best high jumper last year in South Jersey, and … Continue reading

FTBOA presents Florida Stars: Ocala-Bred Calculator Looms Large

At 2-year-old in training sales like OBS April, the eyes have it. The pedigree page remains a consideration, but for many buyers, what they see at the barn and on the track often trumps everything else. There are no guarantees, … Continue reading

Breeders’ Cup presents Pop Quiz: Bellocq Finds Balance

Remi Bellocq is the executive director of equine programming for Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) in Lexington, Ky., where he works with administrators to develop and support the college’s equine studies. Bellocq is also an instructor at the North … Continue reading

The Virginia Thoroughbred Association presents Bloodlines: Upstart Rounds Into Form

In his 3-year-old debut, Upstart (by Flatter) confirmed hopes of continued progress by racing away with the Grade 2 Holy Bull Stakes by 5 ½ lengths at Gulfstream on Saturday. Some of the handicapping organizations put their stamp of approval … Continue reading

Absorbine presents Photos of the Week: Florida Upstart

The 2015 Road to the Kentucky Derby continued to heat up, with two early stepping stones to Louisville – the Holy Bull Stakes and the Hutcheson – contested at Gulfstream Park. In the G3 Hutcheson Stakes, Barbados notched his first … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Florida Time

The East Coast trail to the spring classics for both 3-year-old males and females heats up this weekend with the Grade 2 duo of the Holy Bull and Forward Gal Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Those are two of four graded stakes … Continue reading

Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Leading Broodmare Sires

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve taken a look at the leaders of different divisions of the American Graded Stakes Standings of 2014. This week, the focus is on broodmare sires. The stallions that ranked among the top five … Continue reading

Breeders’ Cup presents Fresh Faces: The Numbers Behind Success

Dr. William “Bo” Rainbow is a third-generation horseman from Ocala, Fla. His parents own The Acorn Farm there, while his grandparents still run White Oak Farm in Virginia. After completing his bachelor’s degree, Rainbow spent two years traveling the world … Continue reading