Louisville Thoroughbred Society

Louisville Thoroughbred Society Hosts First “Investors Meeting”

(Mike Schnell, one of the “Founding Members” of the Louisville Thoroughbred Society goes through a PowerPoint presentation on the development of the new private club / Photo submitted) The Louisville Thoroughbred Society held its’ first “Investor Member” meeting on Wednesday, March 13 at the Ice House in downtown Louisville. Most of the investors —...

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Breeding

Catalogs for Keeneland’s 2YO Sale Now Available On-Line

(Keeneland / Photo by Gene McLean) From the Keeneland Media Team: Keeneland has cataloged 72 juveniles for its 2019 April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, scheduled for 2 p.m. ET, Tuesday, April 9. The Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale catalog is available online by clicking here. Print catalogs will be mailed the week of March 18. This...

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Handicapping

McLean’s Updated Handicapping Stats / Beschizza Extends Lead in Race for Rider’s Title at the Fair Grounds

Gene McLean

Day Results 9-6-3-5 2019 Overall 416 416/158-162-207 Win % of Top Pick 37.98% Payoff % of Top 3 Picks Overall 42.23% 2019 Top Pick in the Money –292 of 416 70.19% Top Selection ITM / FG Nov-Mar 421-595 70.76% Top Selection Win / FG Nov-Mar 235-595 39.50% “Key Horses” @ FG Nov-Mar 124-52-24-15 41.94%...

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“The Pressbox’s” KY Derby Rankings: Game Winner Stays #1 After “Game” Second in Rebel Stakes

(Game Winner and assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes arrived at Oaklawn Park last week for the G2 Rebel Stakes. They didn’t leave winners, but very “Game.” Photo Courtesy of Oaklawn Park) Horse Trainer Jockey Last Race Next Race Comments 1 Game Winner Bob Baffert Joel Rosario 2nd in the G2 Rebel Stakes – 1A Santa...

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Opinion

“The Pressbox’s” KY Derby Rankings — Edition #4 / Haikal, Tacitus Move Up, But Real Noise Will Come With Rebel Yells

(Gunmetal Gray will take on the big boys again in the G2 Rebel Stakes on Saturday. Here he was before the 2018 Breeders’ Cup. Photo by Holly M. Smith) Horse Trainer Jockey Last Race Next Race Comments 1 Game Winner Bob Baffert Joel Rosario 1st in Breeders’Cup Juvenile G2 Rebel Stakes on 3/16/19 Trained...

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Perspective

Ryan Dickey: Friday’s Picks at Oaklawn Park

(Ryan Dickey) By Ryan Dickey, The Pressbox Roving Correspondent — On Location in Hot Springs, AR MY SELECTIONS AT OAKLAWN ON FRIDAY MARCH 15 Race 1 Maiden claiming ($10k) 1-1/16 mile 3 yo and up #6 Cape County 9/2 #1 Moon Unit 3/2 #7 Rickhouse 9/5 Race 2 Claiming ($16k) 6 furlongs AR bred...

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Quotes

She tried really hard. We got a good future with her.” Ricardo Santana, Jr. , Jockey of Eres Tu, third
Tom’s filly is fast. My filly got bounced around a little down the backside and didn’t get herself put together until the top of the lane. I was real proud of the effort.” Channing Hill, Jockey of Liora, second
Tom had his filly ready. I was impressed. My filly ran her race today. She was what they call ‘second best.’” Wayne Catalano, Trainer of Liora, second
She is very naturally quick and that helps her cause a great deal,” Amoss added. “Certainly this racetrack helped her cause…having said that, I think that was a really good performance by a filly that a lot of people questioned whether she legitimately wanted to go a lot of ground…she took it to them today right out of the gate and it was fun to watch.” Tom Amoss, The trainer of Serengeti Empress
Her cruising gear is so good,” Graham said. “You watch her races from Ellis park and from Churchill, she bounces along on the front end and travels through her races beautifully. She put them to bed turning for home. She did it the right way. She’s a little aggressive but she’s fast.” James Graham, Rode Serengeti Empress to victory in the G2 Rachel Alexandra

Podcast

The Pressbox Show Saturday March 16

Pressbox Show Saturday March 16. The Pressbox show is hosted by world renowned broadcaster Dave Baker and Gene McLean. Drop us an email or give us a shout on Twitter or Facebook as we entertain and educate on this week’s great, upcoming Stakes schedule.

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Workouts

Work Tab for This Weekend Thru Monday, March 18: Binoculars Focused On KY Derby & Oaks Contenders

(War of Will winning the G2 Risen Star tuned up over the weekend for the LA Derby / Photo by Holly M. Smith) Every day, we scour the work tabs at racetracks all over the country.  We are looking for workouts that may be of interest and helpful to you — as both race...

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