Author: Peter Lee

Dennis’ Moment Is for Real

Dennis’ Moment proved Saturday that his 19 1/2 maiden win in July was no fluke, coasting to a 2-length victory in the GIII Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs. The “win and you’re in” victory earns Dennis’ Moment a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita Nov. 1.  And what a moment it was. […]

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Churchill Downs Announces 2020 Road to the Kentucky Derby

Four months after Country House (where is he?) won the Kentucky Derby by disqualification, the road to the 2020 Derby will start at the same racetrack. The Iroquois Stakes, held at Churchill Downs on Sept. 14, will award a paltry 10 points to the winner, with 2nd, 3rd and 4th places receiving 4, 2 and […]

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2-Year-Olds Impress at Del Mar, Saratoga

Collusion Illusion pulled away in the stretch to take the 2019 Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar, while Zayat Stables showed that they may have another monster horse in Gozilla. At Saratoga, Collusion Illusion pulled the upset, stalking leaders Thanks Mr. Eidson and Raging Whiskey along the backstretch. He then made his move 4-5 wide […]

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Standout 2-year-olds so far

We’re one month into the stakes season for 2-year-olds. What do we know? Nothing. We know absolutely nothing. It’s easy to make these children into superstars already for winning a few races, but most of the time, we don’t see true Derby contenders until late in the season, and in Justify’s case, not until their […]

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