equibase analysis

Equibase Analysis: Why Pharoah Won’t Win The Classic

The 32nd edition of the Grade 1, $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic is the first to be run at historic Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky. It is also the first to be run in a year Thoroughbred racing has seen a Triple Crown winner. Leading the field of 10 is this year’s Kentucky Derby, […]

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Equibase Analysis: Twilight Derby An Intriguing Puzzle

The 4th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Twilight Derby brings us a well-matched field of three-year-olds running on the turf with many proven in stakes competition and some others hoping to prove themselves at the level. In terms of stakes accomplishments, recent Grade 2 Del Mar Derby winner Om gets first mention as he […]

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Equibase Analysis: Second Step May Finish First In Canadian International

The 78th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Pattison Canadian International Stakes at Woodbine showcases a field of 11 including three from Great Britain. Four are Grade 1 or Group 1 stakes winners at this 1 1/2-mile trip, with four other horses having Grade 2 wins adding to the depth of talent. Second Step (IRE) may have […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who Can Upset Sentiero Italia In QE II Challenge Cup?

The 32nd running of the Grade 1, $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes brings together a solid field of nine three-year-old fillies with 28 wins between them, 11 of those coming in stakes. Leading the field in terms of recent accomplishments is Sentiero Italia, winner of both the Grade 2 Lake Placid Stakes and […]

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Equibase Analysis: Tonalist, Effinex Square Off Again In Jockey Club Gold Cup

The 97th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup features a rematch between Effinex and Tonalist. The only time these two tough competitors faced each other previously was in the Grade 2 Suburban Handicap in July at the same mile and one-quarter trip over the same track. In the Suburban, Effinex […]

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Equibase Analysis: Bayern May Not Be Caught In Awesome Again

The 4th running of the Grade 1, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes, awarding an automatic starting spot in the Breeders’ Cup Classic five weeks from now, brings together a field of eight. Among the group, only Bayern, Hard Aces and Hoppertunity have won Grade 1 races previously. Bayern earned his most recent G1 win when leading […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who Looks Formidable In Pennsylvania Derby?

The 36th running of the Grade 2, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby brings together a group of 3-year-olds trying to make their mark in the division while winning the $600,000 winner’s share of the purse. Not only that, the horses that run well here may take on their elders six weeks hence in the Breeders’ Cup […]

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Equibase Analysis: Washington Invader Can Upset Louisiana’s Super Derby

The 36th running of the Grade 2, $400,000 Super Derby only drew seven horses. Four of those horses are Louisiana breds trying to win the $240,000 winner’s share of a purse that might be hard to come by in a state-bred race. None of the seven entered has ever won a graded stakes. Allied Air Raid […]

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Equibase Analysis: Texas Red Danger To Pharoah in Travers Stakes?

The 146th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers Stakes brings together a field of 10 but all eyes will be on Triple Crown winner American Pharoah as he attempts to add to his perfect six-for-six record this year. Assuming American Pharoah starts, the purse will be increased to $1.6 million. Coming off an […]

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Equibase Analysis: Red Vine Can Post Upset In Pacific Classic

The field for the 25th running of the Grade 1, $1 million TVG Pacific Classic, a “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, is made up of 10 horses including last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern, who is winless in three races since then. The field also includes multiple Eclipse Award-winning […]

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