Brisnet Ranks Fountain Of Youth Winner One Of The Top Kentucky Derby Hopefuls

In winning the Fountain of Youth Stakes on March 3 at Gulfstream Park, Promises Fulfilled not only upset champion Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Good Magic’s three-year-old debut but also delivered one of the top performances by any Kentucky Derby hopeful to date. Kentucky Derby Championship Series Ratings Date: Track: Distance: Race: Winner: Speed: Class: […]

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DeRosa: Tips For Betting At Keeneland

The director of marketing for Bloodstock Research Information Services, Ed DeRosa, explained in his blog that the Prime Power rating showed a flat bet profit at Keeneland last year. While acknowledging that the sample size is somewhat limited, DeRosa said that the rating can help horseplayers find a single in the multi-race betting opportunities. […]

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Hanson: Vote For Stellar Wind As 3-Year-Old Filly Of The Year

Vance Hanson, editor of, posted this Eclipse Award opinion today on a blog. In an effort to dissuade other Eclipse Award voters from straying from convention, Hanson explains the award’s intended recipient: “the default attitude of voters has been that this award (and others) should recognize and honor excellence on the main track […]

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Meadow Wins Inaugural Ron Rippey Award for Handicapping Media

Longtime handicapper and author Barry Meadow has secured the first-ever Ron Rippey Award for Handicapping Media for his piece, “Statistics and Garbage”, that appeared in the Horseplayers Association of North America newsletter. will present Meadow with the Rippey Award and a $1,000 cash prize at the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters dinner on Wednesday, […]

Continue reading presents Bloodlines: Tonalist the Latest Tapit Success

This is turning out to be a career year for one of the best stallions in the world. Now internationally respected, Tapit has been a revelation in the stallion ranks since his first crop, which included champion Stardom Bound and others. With the annual gains in his status as a sire of the first caliber, […]

Continue reading presents Bloodlines: Developing the Derby Winner’s Family

Although the first California-bred to win the Kentucky Derby since Decidedly in 1962, California Chrome comes from a branch of a major Kentucky female family that migrated from the Bluegrass to New York and Maryland before being transplanted across the country to the Golden State. Part of the reason the best racehorse from this branch […]

Continue reading presents Bloodlines: Derby Pedigree Puzzlers

No matter how you look at it, winning the Kentucky Derby is a longshot. First of all to consider is the extreme degree of difficulty in winning a prize such as this. The big race at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May is a Grade 1 race of world-wide importance, widely acclaimed as […]

Continue reading presents Bloodlines: An Imperative Victory

With his length and a half victory on Saturday in the Grade 2 Charles Town Classic, Imperative went to the head of the list for the racehorse with the highest purse earnings in 2014. If that surprises the gentle reader, it was also a surprise to most every handicapper and reader of form who was […]

Continue reading presents Bloodlines: Doing the Two Step Salsa

At the OBS 2-year-old sales last April in Ocala, the stallion who rocked buyers back on their heels was the little-heralded Two Step Salsa, a son of Petionville. After seeing just a few of them breeze and noticing the stats they were putting up, I asked myself, “Where did these guys come from?” Although I […]

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