equibase analysis

Equibase Analysis: Who Might Upset War Of Will In Louisiana Derby?

Since breaking his maiden in his fifth career start (first on dirt) last fall, War of Will has won two stakes races in a row – the Grade 3 LeComte Stakes and the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes, both at Fair Grounds, and will  be attempting to win the Grade 2, $1 million Louisiana Derby […]

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Equibase Analysis: Several Contenders Could Show Vast Improvement In Fountain Of Youth

The 73rd running of the Grade 2, $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes appears to be a bellwether race on the “Road to the Kentucky Derby,” with 11 horses lined up and a few appearing poised for “breakout” efforts. Those proven in top company already include Grade 3 Nashua Stakes winner Vekoma, a talented colt but one […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who Looks A Threat In The Buena Vista Stakes?

The Grade 2, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes drew a field of 10 female turf milers but the race goes through Vasilika, one of the biggest success stories of 2018. Claimed for $40,000 in February, Vasilika earned $623,328 in winning nine of 11 races including eight in a row, three which were graded stakes. Her streak […]

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Equibase Analysis: Contention May Go Deep In Risen Star Stakes

The Grade 2, $400,000 Risen Star Stakes will likely see a big field of 14 break from the gate, with 14 entered plus one also-eligible. Many eyes will be on Grade 3 LeComte Stakes winner War of Will, who breaks from the extreme outside. Although he romped by four lengths in a field of 12 […]

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Equibase Analysis: Best Shot To Upset Knicks Go In Sam F. Davis Stakes?

The Grade 3, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes is the stepping stone to the Tampa Bay Derby next month and for some, on to the Kentucky Derby by virtue of offering “Road to the Derby” points to the top four finishers. Knicks Go leads the field in terms of accomplishments, having won the Grade 1 […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who Might Rise To Top In Lecomte?

The 75th running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Lecomte Stakes is the first of two prep races at Fair Grounds in New Orleans prior to the $1 million Louisiana Derby on March 23. The outcome of the LeComte is likely to have an effect on who stays on the path to the Louisiana Derby by […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who Will Jump Up In La Canada Stakes?

The Grade 3, $100,000 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita Saturday drew a field of seven with only one of the group having won a graded stakes previously, that being True Royalty, who was victorious in the Grade 3 Torrey Pines Stakes last summer. Two mares, however, have proven very competitive in the past two […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who Will Pick Up Derby Points In The Sham?

The 19th running of the Grade 3, $100,000 Sham Stakes starts the 2019 California Road to the Kentucky Derby off with a chance for some newly turned 3-year-olds to earn points which, come this spring, help determine who can enter the starting gate on the first Saturday in May. Seven hopefuls line up, with two […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who In The American Oaks Stakes?

The Grade 1, $300,000 American Oaks Stakes features nine three year old fillies, most running the mile and one-quarter distance on turf for the first time. Five enter the field having won their most recent races, three of those graded stakes. Of that trio, two fillies – Californiagoldrush and Princess Warrior, earned their wins in […]

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Equibase Analysis: Wild Shot Has Big Chance In Mr. Prospector

The Grade 3, $100,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes lured a strong field of 11, including a number of recent stakes winners or stakes placed sprinters. Among that group, Coal Front may get first notice by bettors as he comes from the Pletcher barn and makes his second start after 13 months off. Although unsuccessful in the […]

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