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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: PREPPING FOR THE CLASSICS

By Ray Paulick Last Saturday’s Florida Derby, won by 20-1 longshot Ice Box, was the first Grade 1 stakes of 2010 for 3-year-olds. It was far from being the strongest American Graded Stakes of the year, based on the strength of the horses in the field as measured by previous races they’d won. Of the […]

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HANA TRACK RATINGS: #5 OAKLAWN PARK

2010 HANA Track Ratings – #5 Oaklawn ParkBy Greg Reinhart Rank: 5 HANAScore: 2.47 Tucked away in Hot Springs, Arkansas, is Oaklawn Park, which took the fifth spot in the Horseplayer Association of North America’s annual rankings of racetracks in North America this year after coming in eighth in 2009. The HANA ratings […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: BREEDING DOWN THE TRAIL

By Ray Paulick Gulf Coast Farms, the Florida-based operation of veterinarian Jerry Bailey and Utah horseman Lance Robinson, is known more for its pinhooking of yearlings to 2-year-old sales than for breeding. However, 10 weeks into the 2010 racing season, Gulf Coast is one of two breeders in North America to be represented by a […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

All eyes will be on last year’s champion fillies, Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta, as they both make their 2010 debuts on Saturday. While the Steve Asmussen-trained Rachel Alexandra is set to race in the ungraded New Orleans Ladies Stakes at the Fair Grounds (approx. post time 6:15 e.t.), Zenyatta has her sights set on […]

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LIVE BLOG: PAULICK OFF TO THE RACES

By Ray Paulick With four big Kentucky Derby preps on the card today, I just had to get off the couch and go where the horses are and do a real live blog of those races. The big question was where: Tampa Bay Downs to see if General Quarters is for real; Fair Grounds, where […]

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