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Equibase Analysis: Runaway Ghost Hopes To Conjure Up A Victory In Los Alamitos Futurity

The Grade 1, $300,000 Los Alamitos Cash Call Futurity, a “Road to the Kentucky Derby” points race drew a sparse field of five but every one of the quintet has promise. In terms of the best recent performance at the highest level, our attention is drawn to Solomini, who finished in the Grade 1 Breeders’ […]

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Economic Indicators: Breeders’ Cup, New Withholding Rules Help Boost Wagering, Purses For November

***Editor’s Note: Equibase normally releases the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators on a quarterly basis. However, because of the new IRS regulations on withholding from winnings that began in late September, Equibase sent the November figures. Racing showed an increase in wagering and purses during the month of November, as compared with November 2016, according to […]

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Equibase Analysis: Tom’s Ready Primed For Cigar Mile

The 29th running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap is not only one of the last few Grade 1 stakes races in North American in 2017, it is a race with a tremendously talented field of 10. Four in that group have won grade 2 stakes or better but only one of that […]

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State Officials Reviewing Horse Ambulance Delay At Penn National

The Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission said it is reviewing a Nov. 17 incident at Penn National racetrack in Grantville, Pa., in which it took a reported eight minutes for the horse ambulance to arrive so that a stricken horse could be treated and, ultimately, euthanized. Aspic, a 6-year-old mare bred, owned and trained by […]

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Starr: Mo Town The Pick To End Sharp Samurai’s Winning Streak In Hollywood Derby

The 76th running of the Grade 1, $300,000 Hollywood Derby at Del Mar on Saturday (seventh race, post time 6:30 p.m. EST) could be a repeat of the Grade 2 Twilight Derby, run just four weeks ago, or of the Grade 3 Del Mar Derby, run in September. Both those mile and one-eighth stakes races for […]

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Churchill Downs Bans Daily Racing Form On-Track Sales; Launches Rival Product

Management of Churchill Downs and Daily Racing Form – two iconic racing institutions that date back to the 1800s – apparently will not be sitting down together for a Thanksgiving Dinner. The two parties have been feuding in recent months, culminating with Churchill Downs opting to ban on-track sales of the daily racing newspaper founded […]

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‘Stay Hungry’: Santana Gunning For Perennial Leading Rider Lanerie At Churchill

Following a three-win Saturday at Churchill Downs, jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. is starting to close the gap on top-rider Corey Lanerie in the Fall Meet jockey standings, trailing 19 wins to 10 through the 11 days of the 21-day meet. “I just have to stay hungry,” Santana said. “I keep working hard to chase Corey […]

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Equibase Analysis: Hunter O’Riley, Money Multiplier Top Field For Red Smith Handicap

The 59th running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Red Smith Handicap, a near marathon in racing run at 11 furlongs on the grass, drew a field of 11 scheduled for the grass and one (Turco Bravo (CHI)) who is entered for the main track only. Of the turf runners, four have earned more than a […]

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Equibase Analysis: Will Collected Take Home Top Honors In The Breeders’ Cup Classic?

The Grade 1, $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic drew a field of 11, including Arrogate, winner of the Grade 1, $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes earlier this year. However, questions about his current form surround Arrogate after finishing second to Collected in the Grade 1 Pacific Classic, in which Collected was winning for […]

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Equibase Analysis: Just Howard, Sharp Samurai Lead Deep Twilight Derby Field

The 6th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Twilight Derby is a wide open event made up by a field of 11, five of whom are traveling from the east or midwest for this thee-year-old only stakes race. Three of the 11 enter the Twilight Derby off stakes wins on turf. That group is led […]

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