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Sooner Schooner closely related to Breeders’ Cup Champion Accelerate

Accelerate proved himself a champion once and for all with another topnotch performance on Saturday. This time it came on the grand stage of Churchill Downs and the richest race of all the World Championships. His victory from the far outside post in the Breeders’ Cup Classic was a culmination of a sensational season, and the penultimate performance of a fantastic career.

Accelerate was not the only one to enjoy a much deserved coming out party in the Classic. From owner Hronis Racing, to trainer John Sadler, and jockey Joel Rosario, this was truly a moment of a lifetime. Can you imagine winning such a race? We at Derby Day Racing sure can. Yes, we dream big here, but there is more reason for excitement. Accelerate just happens to have a whole lot in common with our beautiful juvenile filly, Sooner Schooner. For starters, they share a sire.

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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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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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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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