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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Belmont Field Shaping Up

There are still two days to go until the post draw for the 151st Belmont Stakes, but barring a late entry, it looks like a field of 10 may go into the gates on Saturday. Belmont probables include: War of Will – The unlucky Kentucky Derby entrant and Preakness winner will look to create even […]

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War of Will Takes Preakness

My streak of picking four horses to cross the line first in a Triple Crown race ended yesterday – miserably – as War of Will won the 144th Preakness, this time without an objection or disqualification. My pick, Improbable, is the embodiment of disappointment. He’s still winless in 2019, and he looked even worse in […]

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