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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 which deserves far more respect.
While their respective racing careers may still be relatively new, this field is shaping up to be a classy affair. Winning streaks and Grade 1 victories abound in this one which could end up being the highlight of “Future Stars Friday” on November 2 at iconic Churchill Downs.
Where will the next Rachel Alexandra or Songbird come from? Let’s take a look at some of the big names set to clash in the Juvenile Fillies …

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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 “Championship Series”.

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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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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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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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