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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 because the beautiful, long-striding filly you see above is ready to run. So says her two-time Breeders’ Cup winning trainer, Buff Bradley. Her name is Sooner Schooner, and she is set to make her career debut next Thursday evening under the iconic Twin Spires of Churchill Downs.

Imagine how excited the team at Derby Day Racing is to see this gorgeous daughter of Lookin At Lucky run under our silks over the hallowed grounds of the home of the Kentucky Derby. The good news is that it is not too late to join the team and be part of all the excitement.

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Cairo Cat wins first 2019 Kentucky Derby qualifying race

Cairo Cat became the first winner on the Road to the 2019 Kentucky Derby when he rallied from seventh place at odds of 17-1 to win the Iroquois (G3) at Churchill Downs by a half-length. Not only did the son of Cairo Prince become the first winner of 10 Derby qualifying points. The Kenny McPeek trainee came to Churchill

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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 from mid-July to late October

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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 “Championship Series”.

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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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The Saratoga tribe of horseplayers

We are part of a tribe — you and me. It’s traditional in a sense, while not being determined by geography or our survival. But make no mistake — the language, mores, and ways we reside within the confines of this tribe define who we are. We are horse bettors. Gamblers if you prefer

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Catholic Boy finally gets the credit he deserves

There will be no Eclipse Awards for Catholic Boy in 2018, and that’s a shame. This afternoon, on the big stage of Travers Day at Saratoga, the three-year-old son of More Than Ready was the star of stars. In a huge race made wide open by the retirement of the undefeated Triple Crown winner, Catholic Boy took

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Alabama chatter: please Talk Veuve to Me

It’s already been a huge year for the three-year-old fillies, and it could get a whole lot bigger in the next ten days. Saturday’s Grade 1 Alabama is one of the most important races within the division, and while the leader of the pack, Monomoy Girl, eyes the riches of the Cotillion at Parx, and the Canadian

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Saratoga 2018: A wild ride halfway through

Is it me or does the 155th year of Saratoga Racetrack feel a bit different this time around? Let’s start with the weather – ranging from a typical hot beach day to the humidity of a rain forest to well, dark and stormy, the precipitation has wreaked havoc on the first 22 days of racing.

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Mr Freeze winterizes his West Virginia Derby competition

Trainer Dale Romans has been blessed with a number of 3yo males who have made some noise for him in this crop. Horses like Free Drop Billy, Promises Fulfilled, and King Zachary each gave the confident conditioner graded stakes victories, but we now likely have a new best of the bunch. Mr Freeze is

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Saratoga Report: Hofburg and Tenfold head to the Travers

The Saratoga spotlight was on the 3-year-olds when Hofburg easily won the Curlin on a sloppy track and then Tenfold was the victor in the Jim Dandy after an unusual stretch run. Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott opted to run Hofburg in the softer field of the Curlin over the Jim Dandy, probably looking to get

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Jim Dandy classic: Affirmed wins a thriller in 1978

Everyone remembers the march Affirmed made through the Triple Crown, and his incredible rivalry with Alydar. Surely it was the hardest fought series of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont ever run, and evaluating the Affirmed-Alydar rivalry as the best in the history of

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Saratoga Report: Monomoy Girl is the star of week one

Matt Shifman takes a look at the first week of racing from Saratoga, featuring Grade 1 winners and a couple of other interesting victories. There is only one horse in the country that owns a racing record that compares to that of Monomoy Girl and that belongs to a Triple Crown winner named Justify.

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Wonder Gadot set to fly in the Prince of Wales

The second leg of Canada’s Triple Crown is set for tomorrow evening at Fort Erie, and once again, the filly looks primed to beat the boys. Wonder Gadot, the conquering superhero of the Queen’s Plate will face only five 3-year-old males going 1 3/16 miles in the 83rd running of the Prince of Wales Stakes.

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Indiana Grand Royal Pick 4 Play

Indiana Grand is offering a “Royal Pick 4” which starts in race six and includes the $200,000 (G3) Indiana Oaks and the $500,00 (G3) Indiana Derby. I’ll be trying my luck In cashing both the mid-card and Royal pick 4. Race six is the $100,000 Indiana General Assembly Distaff going 1 1/16 miles on the turf for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up.

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From the Indiana Derby to Derby Day Racing

The 24th running of the Indiana Derby (G3) is this Saturday at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino. Indiana Derby Day is always the most exciting day of racing in the Hoosier State. For the general racing fan it may just be another Derby on the 3-year-old calendar. But for me, it’s so much more.

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Horse Racing Top 10: Zipse Rankings topped by Justify

I have a question for you … Who is the best horse we have seen run on American soil in 2018?
The majority may side with the undefeated Triple Crown winner, but my choice is Gun Runner. The 2017 Horse of the Year made his triumphant swan song in January’s Pegasus World Cup,

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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,

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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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