Month: February 2018

It’s My Boy Jack in the Southwest Stakes

My Boy Jack surprised almost everyone in the Southwest Stakes, sneaking in on the inside down the stretch to pull out a 4 1/2 length victory. The favorite, Mourinho, set a fast early pace, mainly because he was being challenged by Road to Damascus. Mourinho managed to pull away by a length at the far […]

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Bravazo Takes Risen Star; Paved Wins El Camino Real

The stakes for the Kentucky Derby rose this week, with the Risen Star awarding 50 points to the winner. And longshot Bravazo benefited, taking the race and surprisingly leading the field for the Derby. Bravazo broke well and settled into second place behind Snapper Sinclair, who pushed through a sluggish half-mile. Heading into the far turn, Bravazo came up […]

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Three Races: What Did They Tell Us?

Feb. 3 was supposed to be a big day for 3-year-old racing, with 3 Derby prep races scheduled. But it told us more about who’s not Derby material than who is. Firenze Fire, considered by many to be a Derby hopeful, couldn’t even beat a field of five as he lost by two lengths to […]

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