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Equibase Analysis: Kimari Should Fire A Winning Shot In Purple Martin

The $100,000 Purple Martin Stakes at Oaklawn Park on Saturday drew a field of 10 three year old filly sprinters, with six coming into the race off victories. Five of the 10 fillies are stakes winners, with Frank’s Rockette arguably the most impressive of the quintet as she won the Any Limit Stakes by seven […]

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Equibase Analysis: Ete Indien Not A ‘Need-The-Lead’ Florida Derby Contender

The Grade 1, $750,000 Curlin Florida Derby brings together a field of 12 plus one also-eligible all hoping to prove they have the talent to be considered the top 3-year-old in the country. Tiz the Law is likely the horse the betting public will gravitate to first as he easily won the Grade 3 Holy […]

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Equibase Analysis: Stand Against Dennis’ Moment A Good Play In Fountain Of Youth

The Grade 2, $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes brings together a field of 12, each hoping to earn the winner’s share of 50 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby race series and move on to the Florida Derby in four weeks or one of the other significant prep races before the first Saturday […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who’s The Play In Buena Vista Stakes?

The Grade 2, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes at Santa Anita drew a full field of fillies and mares running one mile on the turf. In terms of recent success at the top level, Lady Prancealot (IRE) leads the field as she won the Grade 1 American Oaks at the end of December in her most […]

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Overflow Field Of Celebrities, Media To Play In NHC Charity Challenge

While the 21st NTRA National Horseplayers Championship Presented by Racetrack Television Network, Caesars Entertainment and Bally’s will crown the best handicapper in the sport, industry accolades will be on the line as a cross section of notable journalists, analysts, and personalities compete in the 6th Annual Runhappy/NTRA NHC Charity Challenge presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who Will Grab Derby Points In Holy Bull?

The Grade 3, $250,000 Holy Bull Stakes is not only a “Road to the Kentucky Derby” race in which the top four finishers earn points that will enable them to start in the Kentucky Derby, but also kicks off the local three-race series that moves on to the Fountain of Youth Stakes on February 29 […]

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Equibase Analysis: A Surprise Could Be Coming In Pegasus World Cup

Note: Omaha Beach was withdrawn after this article was published. Previous to that, Spun to Run was withdrawn The fourth running of the Grade 1, $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes drew a well matched field of 12, including Omaha Beach, winner of last year’s Grade 2 Rebel Stakes and Grade 1 Arkansas Derby. […]

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Equibase Analysis: Big Field, Appealing Betting Options In Lecomte Stakes

The 76th running of the Grade 3, $200,000 LeComte Stakes is a race to start sifting out the contenders from the pretenders on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. Half of the 14 entrants come into the race off a stakes try. The best finish among that group belongs to Finnick the Fierce, runner-up at […]

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Equibase Analysis: Could Upset Be A Good Play In La Canada Stakes?

The Grade 3, $200,000 La Canada Stakes drew a field of eight led by multiple graded stakes winner Spiced Perfection. The mare comes off a win in the Grade 3 Go for Wand Stakes last month in New York and two races prior to that won the Grade 1 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes in […]

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