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Delta Downs Jackpot Draws Exaggerator

Delta Downs Jackpot Draws Exaggerator

A field of 10 horses will go to the post at today’s Delta Downs Jackpot. The field includes: Forevamo Memories of Winter Sunny Ridge Whitmore Harlan Punch Texas Jambalaya Found Money Cowboy Classic Exaggerator Iron Dome Exaggerator is the odds-on favorite to win. We’ll report back with the results later today.      

Who’s Better; Nyquist or Songbird?

Who’s Better; Nyquist or Songbird?

Despite Nyquist’s undefeated record and his comfortable win in the Breeder’s Cup Juvenile, there were still some naysayers who said he ran a slow race and would have lost to Songbird, who won the Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Fillies race. Thanks to ESPN’s Bill Finley, who’s worked out the numbers. Although Songbird ran the mile and one-sixteenth race in a faster time (1:42.73 to 1:43.79), Nyquist actually ran a longer race than Songbird. Nyquist spent much of the race running wide while Songbird…

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Nyquist Fever hits America’s Best Racing

Nyquist Fever hits America’s Best Racing

America’s Best Racing has a nice write-up on Nyquist, winner of the 2015 Breeder’s Cup Juvenile. The article, written by Mike Curry, gives a detailed view of what we know about the horse so far, from his pedigree and jockey to his performance in his races so far. Definitely something to bookmark if this horse goes all the way to the Derby.

Nyquist Takes BC Juvenile, leads KY Derby field

Nyquist Takes BC Juvenile, leads KY Derby field

Despite my albeit early comparisons to Affirmed, Nyquist still had his doubters on Saturday, Oct. 31 as the best crop of 2-year-olds headed into the gate for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Keeneland. Greenpointcrusader was the odds-on favorite, followed closely by Exaggerator. But I had seen Nyquist fight off Swipe in the last several races and knew he had the fight in him, despite lower Beyer figures over the last few races that had people wondering if he was losing…

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