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Bravazo keeps going, and going

There’s two ways of looking at this: Admiration for the horse who dances every single dance; or, how much racing is too much racing?

Only one horse in 2018 ran in each leg of the Triple Crown, as well as the Breeders’ Cup. Yes, Bravazo is a modern day iron horse. The son of Awesome Again is not the first for trainer D. Wayne Lukas. We only have to recall the schedule of his remarkable filly Lady’s Secret, before she finally went off form, to understand his penchant for letting his runners run. 

Of course, horse racing is viewed (and judged) a little differently than it was back in the day of the “Iron Lady”. Doing what’s best for the health of a horse is arguably more important today than it’s ever been, both from a public relations standpoint, and out of compassion for this majestic creature.

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Kentucky Derby 2019: Maximus Mischief stays unbeaten

Maximus Mischief took an important step on the road to Kentucky Derby 2019 when he stretched out to two-turns while winning the Grade 2 Remsen at Aqueduct by 2 ¼ lengths. In doing so, the Parx Racing-based son of Into Mischief stayed unbeaten in three career starts and earned his

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Vasilika is the best horse you’ve never heard of

If you’ve never heard of Vasilika, don’t worry, you’re not alone. A 4-year-old daughter of Skipshot, she was running for a tag of $32,000 just a year ago. In fact, she was even competing in the lower ranks earlier this year. It’s time to get to know her. Armed with a winning streak which has reached eight,

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Game Winner: another Kentucky Derby favorite for Bob Baffert

With Game Winner’s clear-cut victory in the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, he not only clinched the Eclipse Award as the top 2-year-old, but he also vaulted to the top of the Road to 2019 Kentucky Derby points standings. The son of Candy Ride, who was purchased as a yearling for only

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Breeders’ Cup Distaff 2018 Spotlight: Monomoy Girl

Over the last decade, horse racing fans have been blessed to witness some of the greatest fillies and mares to have ever graced the racetrack: Zenyatta, Rachel Alexandra, Songbird, Beholder, Black Caviar, Goldikova, and Winx, just to name a few. It has truly been a golden age of great female race horses across …

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Breeders’ Cup Classic 2018 Spotlight: West Coast

We’re just a mere week from the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and the excitement is beginning to rise as the contenders turn in their final works. Once again, I shine the spotlight on a Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) contender who I feel has a big chance of not only running …

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Can Accelerate be Horse of the Year worthy?

No Triple Crown winner has ever been denied the honor of being named Horse of the Year — not one. Therefore, it would be easy to assume that this year’s race was effectively over the exact moment that Justify crossed the wire first in the Belmont Stakes. While many voters undoubtedly considered their …

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Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies full of potential stars

Less than two weeks from the World Championships, one of the races being talked about least so far on the entire card is the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. Considering the past performances of the young females who will be lining up for the 1 1/16-mile test over the main track, this is one race…

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Breeders’ Cup Classic 2018 Spotlight: Catholic Boy

It’s mid-October, which means two things: The Breeders’ Cup is right around the corner (just two weeks away) and the NCAA football season is heating up with the top programs looking to emerge with an opportunity to stake their spot in the college football playoffs.

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Breeders’ Cup Classic 2018 Spotlight: Thunder Snow

The Breeders’ Cup World Championships are a mere three weeks away. As the contenders for each division compete in their final preps, the Classic division has been left with more questions than answers. The Breeders’ Cup has historically provided great

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Eclipse Award for Male Turf Horse still wide open

Predicting the Eclipse Award for Male Turf Champion in 2018 is no easy task. The division is wide open. In a year like this, what happens late in the season will most likely sway the voters one way or the other. The most important turf race run in America to date

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The Anatomy of a winning Pick 5

The Pick 5 is my primary wager, even when I only have $50 in my hand I tend to swing for this 50-cent base wager. For my time, effort, and bankroll the Pick 5 presents the biggest bang for my buck. Of course, I’ve had some success with the wager – hitting it eight times in 2017.

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The road to the 2019 Kentucky Derby schedule released

The road to the 2019 Kentucky Derby kicks off on Saturday, September 15, with the running of the Iroquois Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs. Once again, there are 35 races that offer qualifying points for the Derby with the 19-race “Prep Season” and the final 16-race …

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Last Chance — Join Team Derby Day Racing Today!

If you are thinking about our joining our exciting new opportunity at Derby Day Racing, you better act now. The 2018 2yo Partnership will be closing in a matter of days.

This partnership will officially be closed on Wednesday, September 19. That’s

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Promising Trappe Shot colt joins Team Derby Day Racing

Excitement is building for Team Derby Day Racing. The group of passionate racing fans is thrilled and excited to announce the purchase of Painismygain as the second promising juvenile to join the stable. The handsome son of Trappe Shot joins Sooner Schooner (Lookin At Lucky)

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Opportunity: 2yo Partnership of 2018

Derby Day Racing is forming a new 2018 two-year-old partnership. We will purchase three juveniles this summer, either at the upcoming sales, or by way of a private purchase.

Our goal with our first partnership is to hit a home run. We will target two-year-olds who we believe have the potential to win at two, but even more

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