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

Keeneland Sales’ Grads Sweep Top 4 Slots in G2 Rebel Stakes 1A on Saturday

(Game Winner, training at Oaklawn Park prior to the G2 Rebel Stakes last Saturday / Photo Courtesy of Oaklawn Park) From the Keeneland Media Team: Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates swept the top four spots in the second division of Saturday’s Rebel (G2) at Oaklawn, with Omaha Beach winning by a nose over champion Game Winner. Market King and Gunmetal...

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Handicapping

Updated With Comments/ McLean’s Selections for the Fair Grounds on LA Derby Day — Saturday, March 23

Gene McLean

Day Results 10-3-4-8 2019 Overall 446 446/169-170-228 Win % of Top Pick 37.89% Payoff % of Top 3 Picks Overall 42.38% 2019 Top Pick in the Money –315 of 446 70.63% Top Selection ITM / FG Nov-Mar 444-625 71.04% Top Selection Win / FG Nov-Mar 246-625 39.36% “Key Horses” @ FG Nov-Mar 128-55-25-15 42.97%...

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McLean’s Selections for LA Derby, FG Oaks & a Great Day of Racing at the Fair Grounds

Day Results 10-3-4-8 2019 Overall 446 446/169-170-228 Win % of Top Pick 37.89% Payoff % of Top 3 Picks Overall 42.38% 2019 Top Pick in the Money –315 of 446 70.63% Top Selection ITM / FG Nov-Mar 444-625 71.04% Top Selection Win / FG Nov-Mar 246-625 39.36% “Key Horses” @ FG Nov-Mar 128-55-25-15 42.97%...

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Latest News

Opinion

“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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Perspective

Ryan Dickey: An In-Depth Look At Sunday’s Sunland Derby

(My main man, Ryan Dickey. He’s sitting on a big score. I can feel it.) By Ryan Dickey: Following what is shaping up to be an epic day of horse racing from Fair Grounds on Louisiana Derby day, the Sunland Derby is slated for Sunday with an approximate post time of 7:30 pm ET....

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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 23

Pressbox Show Saturday March 23. 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 Saturday, March 23: Binoculars Focused On Monomoy Girl, Wonder Gadot, Whitmore, Dream Maker, Sparky Ville, Covfefe & Others

(Monomoy Girl after winning the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Distaff / 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 fans and handicappers.  Some of the horses we...

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