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Racing Partnerships hot on both sides of the Atlantic

When Shang Shang Shang crossed the finish line first in an absolute thriller today in the Group 2 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot, I could only imagine the thrill it brought to her American connections. To bring your young filly overseas to perhaps the greatest venue in all of horse racing, and watch her win an important race by an eyelash, has to be a moment that you will cherish for the rest of your life. The prestigious victory across the pond comes on the heels of Justify sweeping the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes, becoming only the second Triple Crown winner in the last four decades.

What do the speedy juvenile filly who made the trip to Ascot, and the unbeaten Triple Crown champion have in common, you may ask? Both horses count racing partnerships among their ownership.

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Monomoy Girl has risen from modest beginnings to stardom

Outside of Triple Crown winner Justify, all of the other sophomore runners, both male and female, have been inconsistent at best, while Monomoy Girl has reeled off four straight stakes victories in 2018, with the three most recent being in Grade 1 races. Monomoy Girl has a modest pedigree and thus she

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Justify: Triple Crown Champion, but not without controversy

Justify, an unraced colt just four months ago became the 13th Triple Crown winner last Saturday. There are no words to sum up his magnificence both in talent and physique. He is the rarest of athletes – able to deliver on his promise and potential each time he’s competed. The only tarnish on his royal sheen

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Justify leads the way in Mid-Season Awards

We are not quite halfway through 2018 on the calendar, but with completion of the Belmont Stakes comes the unofficial break from the first half of the season to the next. With plenty of historic racing already in the books, let’s hand out the Mid-Season Awards to the horses that would win the hardware if the season

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Belmont Stakes day 2018: Late Pick 5 analysis

On the latest edition of Drink, Place, and Show, Tony Bada Bing provides analysis of the late Pick 5 on Belmont Stakes day 2018. The all-stakes wager begins with race 7, the Woody Stephens and concludes with Justify’s attempt to win the Triple Crown in race 11. As always Tony prepares the appropriate cocktail

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Sires of the 2018 Belmont Stakes

Pedigrees still matter, especially when you are talking about going a mile and a half at Belmont Park, and doing it in the first 12 months of your racing career. On Saturday, Justify and nine other young colts will try to excel at the trip in the Belmont Stakes. It will likely be the longest

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Derby Day Racing hosts meet and greet at Churchill Downs

The first Derby Day Racing gathering happened on a beautiful sunny Saturday morning at the barn of trainer Buff Bradley with the iconic twin spires of Churchill Downs in the background. Current and prospective partners from several states in the East and Midwest arrived early for coffee and donuts and

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Justify has the Bob Baffert advantage

As Editor’s Note powered to victory in the Belmont Stakes, giving his trainer D. Wayne Lukas yet another victory in the Triple Crown series, a young trainer wondered what kind of Triple Crown hell he was in. Just five weeks earlier,Bob Baffert had seen his first ever Kentucky Derby starter, Cavonnier

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In the Belmont Stakes expect the unexpected

When it comes to the Belmont Stakes, expect the unexpected. Surprising results at big odds happen in the final jewel of the Triple Crown more often than victories by the favorite. That is the nature of a race that often has so much on the line and that it is run at the rare dirt distance of a mile and a half.

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Belmont Stakes Card is Breeders’ Cup like

When the Breeders’ Cup was first contested back in 1984, I felt just like a kid on Christmas morning. Opening that day’s racing form was as great a feeling as tearing open the most carefully wrapped gift under the tree. While Christmas morning has long since become more about giving

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WinStar may be Tempting Fate

There is no doubt that the Herculean-built Justify and his rapid ascension from unraced three-year-old to double Classic winner is worthy of a Greek chorus singing of his feats and quite possibly cautioning him against the sandy tides of Belmont Stakes’ history. Yes, Justify is an imposing, athletic figure seemingly conceived through lightning bolts.

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Justify’s path to the 2018 Triple Crown

Only the 2018 Belmont Stakes stands in the way of Justify joining the most elite group in thoroughbred racing, the Triple Crown winners. The Bob Baffert trainee has gotten to this point by running all of his races in just under four months, something that no other horse has ever done.

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Preakness 2018: Wagering tips and a cocktail [VIDEO]

In the latest installment of Drink, Place and Show, Tony Bada Bing doesn’t see any real challengers to the top two in Preakness 2018, Justify and Good Magic. But he does make time for a tasty cocktail, the official drink of the Preakness Stakes, the Black-Eyed Susan. Enjoy!

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Afleet Alex’s remarkable victory in the 2005 Preakness Stakes

Afleet Alex’s running line in the official chart for the 2005 Preakness simply says, “clipped heels, stumbled.” It is what happened immediately after that incident that makes Afleet Alex’s performance one of the most remarkable in Preakness history. Afleet Alex comes to mind this year

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Baffert seeks Preakness Stakes win #7 with Justify

You probably won’t remember the last trainer to win the Preakness Stakes seven times. And for good reason, as it was way back in 1888 when R. Wyndham Walden watched his charge Refund win the then 1 1/2-mile event. 130 years later, Bob Baffert has a wonderful chance to match the feat.

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Kentucky Derby 2018: Justify wins as yet another favorite

Congratulations to Justify, Bob Baffert, and Mike Smith on the convincing victory in the 2018 Kentucky Derby. By galloping off to 2 ½ length victory over the sloppy rain-soaked track at Churchill Downs, Justify did away with the 136 year Curse of Apollo. For trainer Bob Baffert this was his fifth win in the Derby.

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Kentucky Derby 2018: Building your bankroll on Oaks Day

It’s finally here, Kentucky Derby weekend. You’ve watched replays, handicapped, looked over workouts, watched preview shows, listened to the experts, and now you’re ready to crush the Kentucky Derby. There’s only one problem: You have to get through two days and 23 races at Churchill Downs.

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2018 Kentucky Derby: How each horse can win & Fair Odds

Who is going to win the 2018 Kentucky Derby? That is the question on everyone’s lips this week. As we get ready for, from what all appearances looks to be one of the deepest and most talented editions of the Run for the Roses in recent memory, let’s try to

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Kentucky Derby 2018: Betting the Superfecta [VIDEO]

Join Derby Day Racing’s own Tony Bada Bing for his second installment of Drink, Place, and Show where explains how he will be betting the Kentucky Derby 2018 superfecta. Using pace scenario graphics, Tony describes how he sees the race being run and then identifies his

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Kentucky Derby 2018: Staff picks and betting advice

The staff at Derby Day Racing would like to share their final picks for Kentucky Derby 2018 and the Kentucky Oaks along with their favorite wager of the weekend. The 20-horse Derby field provides the best opportunity of the year to find some hefty payoffs. Enjoy the Oaks and the Derby and good luck on your wagers!

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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 spring and 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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