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Equibase Analysis: Santin, Set Piece Top Win Contenders In Arlington Million

The Grade 1, $1 million Arlington Million Stakes, run in its traditional place during the summer but now run at Churchill Downs and on a special one-day of racing at the storied track this Saturday, still packs a lot of horsepower. Nine turf stars have signed on to run, including two horses who have already […]

Equibase Analysis: Olympiad Can Upset Life Is Good In Whitney

The 2022 edition of the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney Stakes on Saturday is likely to be a race which will be talked about for quite some time no matter the outcome, given the depth of talent in this six-horse field. The key pairing is Life is Good vs Olympiad, but the other four all […]

Equibase Analysis: Howbeit Poised For Big Upset In Bing Crosby

This Saturday’s Grade 1, $400,000 Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar is a “Win & You’re In” for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint this fall at Keeneland. The race drew an exceptionally well-matched field of 10 with six of the runners entering the race off a win or a narrow runner-up effort. Diamond Oops leads the […]

Equibase Analysis: Upset Brewing In TVG.com Haskell

This year’s Grade 1, $1 million TVG.com Haskell Stakes drew a field of eight, led by Jack Christopher, who is undefeated and untested in four races including the Grade 1 Woody Stephens Stakes in June. Cyberknife has been a horse to be reckoned with in the 3-year-old division, having won the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby […]

Equibase Analysis: Undefeated Bleecker Street May Put On A Show In Diana

The Grade 1, $500,000 Diana Stakes is the first major race on what promises to be a fantastic summer season at historic Saratoga Race Course. Although only drawing a field of six, there is no lack of class or will to win among the group which has a combined 31 wins in 73 career starts […]

Equibase Analysis: Stone Age Gets Top Billing In Belmont Derby Invitational

This Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Caesars Belmont Derby Invitational drew a big field of 13 including five European imports trying to duplicate the feat of 2021 Belmont Derby winner Bolshoi Ballet (IRE). Among that group Stone Age (IRE) may be the first to look at as the colt won the Group 3 Derby Trial […]

Equibase Analysis: Olympiad Poised To Upset Mandaloun In Stephen Foster

This Saturday’s Grade 2, $750,000 Stephen Foster Stakes at Churchill Downs brings together a field of seven horses in the Breeders’ Cup Classic division trying to earn a “Win and You’re In” spot into the big race in November. Leading the field in terms of career accomplishments is Mandaloun, who has earned over $2 million […]

Equibase Analysis: Tawny Port Ready For Rebound In Ohio Derby

Saturday’s Grade 3 Ohio Derby at Thistledown Racino drew a field of eight, with three horses last seen in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May. Among that trio the best finish was obtained by Tawny Port, who ended up seventh in the 20 horse field, beaten four and three-quarter lengths […]

Equibase Analysis: Shirl’s Speight Can Upset Hot Rod Charlie In Salvator Mile

All eyes will be on likely prohibitive betting favorite Hot Rod Charlie in the Grade 3, $150,000 Salvator Mile Stakes on Saturday at Monmouth Park, not only because he leads the field, by far, with career earnings of $5.1 million, but also because he’s become a fan favorite. A lot of that has to do […]

Equibase Analysis: We The People Should Lead Belmont Stakes Field On Merry Chase

This Saturday’s 154th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 Million Belmont Stakes features the return to the track of Rich Strike, who caused millions of people to say, “What just happened?” following the running of the Kentucky Derby. The colt, which had just one win in seven races on his resume prior to the Derby, […]