equibase analysis

Equibase Analysis: The Most Likely Winner Of The Cigar Mile?

The 30th running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap brings together a field of eight, with Mendelssohn the one to catch, particularly as he draws the rail post position. Wire-to-Wire winner of the Group 2 U.A.E. Derby by 18 lengths in May, in his first race on dirt following six races on grass […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who Has The Edge In Red Smith Stakes?

The Grade 3, $200,000 Red Smith Stakes brings together a full field of 10 running one mile and three-eighths on the inner turf course at Aqueduct, plus three also-eligibles which can run if one of the 10 in the main body of the race should scratch. There are also three horses entered for the main […]

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Equibase Analysis: Upset Potential In The Commonwealth Turf Stakes?

The Grade 3, $100,000 Commonwealth Turf Stakes showcases seven horses in one of the last graded stakes races of the year restricted to 3-year-olds. Hot Springs just won the Jefferson Cup Stakes on the course in his most recent race in September so is most likely to be favored, but March to the Arch drops […]

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Equibase Analysis: Will A 3-Year-Old Take The Classic Again?

The 35th running of the Grade 1, $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic drew a field of 14 horses plus two also-eligibles, 11 of which enter the race off a win or a runner-up effort in a grade one or group one stakes race. In terms of success, Accelerate has been assigned starting favoritism at 5 […]

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Equibase Analysis: Opportunities Abound In Raven Run Stakes

The 20th edition of the Grade 2, $250,000 Lexus Raven Run Stakes enticed 16 owners and trainers to enter one of the last graded stakes this year for 3-year-olds only. Leading the field in terms of accomplishments is 2017 Grade 1 Chandelier Stakes winner Moonshine Memories, who was last seen finishing third in the Grade […]

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Equibase Analysis: Can Anyone Top Rushing Fall In QE II Challenge Cup?

The Grade 1, $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes presented by Lanes End is a race open to three year old fillies by invitation only. Eight horses accepted the invitation to run, the field led by Rushing Fall, who has won five of six career races including the 2017 Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile […]

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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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