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Equibase Analysis: Round Five Between Roy H, Ransom The Moon In Sprint Championship?

The Grade 1, $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship brings together a quintet of top sprinters but the spotlight will be the rubber match between Roy H and Ransom the Moon, who have faced off against each other four times previously, each horse coming away with two wins. Ransom the Moon comes into the race off […]

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Equibase Analysis: Will Diversify Repeat In Jockey Club Gold Cup?

One of the biggest questions regarding the 100th running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup is whether Diversify can lead from start to finish for the second year in a row. Having earned $1.9 million to date while winning 10 of 15 career starts, six at Belmont, we know where Diversify will […]

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Equibase Analysis: Will McKinzie Overcome Layoff In Pennsylvania Derby?

The field for the 42nd running of the Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby is led by the streaking McKinzie, who was the early favorite for this year’s Kentucky Derby before being injured in March and before eventual Triple Crown winner Justify burst on the scene in April. McKinzie has been training exceptionally well for […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who Has The Edge In The Woodbine Mile?

The 22nd running of the Grade 1, $800,000 Ricoh Woodbine Mile is a “Win & You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Mile on November 3 so the spotlight is on the nine runners entered, most with graded stakes winning credentials. Two of those, Stormy Antarctic (GB) and Lord Glitters (FR), cross the pond to […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who Will Step Foward In The Del Mar Debutante?

The field for the 68th running of the Grade 1, $300,000 Del Mar Debutante consists of five fillies. Three have the potential to win this race before moving on to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies in November and potentially to contest many of the top races for three year old fillies next year including the […]

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Equibase Analysis: ‘Midsummer Derby’ Contention Goes Deep

The 149th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers Stakes should live up to its billing as the “Midsummer Derby” even though undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify has been retired. Simply put, a case can be made for eight of the 11 entrants, starting with Good Magic, winner of the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who’ll Be The ‘Prime Attraction’ In Pacific Classic?

The 28th running of the Grade 1, $1 million TVG Pacific Classic field is led by Accelerate, winner of the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap in March and the Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita in May, the two biggest races in the Breeders’ Cup Classic division on the Southern California circuit so far […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who’s Gonna Grab The Arlington Million?

The field for the 36th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Arlington Million consists of 11 horses including three coming in from Europe for the hefty purse and a “Win and You’re In” starting spot in the Breeders’ Cup Turf less than three months from now at Churchill Downs. Last year’s third place finisher […]

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Equibase Analysis: Can Hawksmoor Be Caught In Diana Stakes?

The 80th running of the Grade 1, $500,000 Diana Stakes is part of a magnificent opening weekend race card at historic Saratoga Race Course. Of the seven entered, five are grade one or grade two stakes winners. It may be tough to decide which one leads that quintet, as both A Raving Beauty (GER) and […]

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