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American Pharoah Rules

American Pharoah Ends Triple Crown Drought Saturday’s running of the Belmont Stakes is one for the ages. After 37 years of near misses and disappointments thoroughbred racing has crowned its 12th Triple Crown winner in American Pharoah. He is truly a champion and left no doubt about it. He absolutely demolished his seven rivals with […]

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Mike Jr’s 2015 Kentucky Derby Picks

2015 Kentucky Derby Here we are again, folks! This is the most exciting Saturday of the year as we prepare for this year’s Kentucky Derby. This year’s field is nothing short of spectacular and is quite possibly one of the most talented line-ups we have seen in a while. You usually hear that every year […]

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Mike Sr’s 2015 Kentucky Derby Picks

Kentucky Derby 2015 It is time again to preview America’s premier thoroughbred horse race, the Kentucky Derby. This race is for three year olds going a distance of 1 ¼ miles for a purse of $2,000,000.  This race in my opinion will be the most interesting Run for the Roses in recent history. It will […]

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2015 Arkansas Derby

Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn It is time once again to preview one of my favorite races from one of my favorite tracks. Since I am a home grown Arkansas boy, I of course am referring to the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park.  This will be the last major points race for the Kenucky Derby Points […]

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2015 Lexington Stakes

Lexington Stakes at Keeneland Let us preview this year’s Lexington Stakes for three year olds going a distance of 1 1/16 miles for a purse of $250,000. This is the last of the Kentucky Derby Points races, giving 10 points to the winner. If you are unfamiliar with the points system, be sure and take […]

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2015 Santa Anita Derby

Santa Anita Derby at Santa Anita This is one of the last big weekends for Kentucky Derby points with the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, the Blue Grass at Keeneland and this year’s Santa Anita Derby. If you are unfamiliar with the Kentucky Derby Points System then there’s not a better time than now to take a […]

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2015 Wood Memorial

Wood Memorial at Aqueduct It is time once again to preview the running of the Wood Memorial for three year olds going a distance of  11/8 miles for a purse of  $1,000,000 in this all important prep race for the Kentucky Derby. The morning line choice is Todd Pletcher’s Daredevil with Javier Castellano in the […]

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2015 Blue Grass

2015 Blue Grass at Keeneland Let’s take a look at the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland for three year olds going a distance of 11/8 miles for a purse of  $1,000,000. The morning line favorite is Todd Pletcher’s Carpe Diem with John Velazquez up. He has won three out of his four races with his […]

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2015 Louisiana Derby

Fair Grounds’ Louisiana Derby Let’s take a preview of the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby for three year olds going a distance of 11/8 miles for a purse of $750,000. This race is one of the first 100 point races for the Kentucky Derby Points System. If you are unfamiliar with the points system, you can […]

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2015 Florida Derby

Gulfstream’s Florida Derby It is time to preview the Grade 1 Florida Derby for 3 year olds going a distance of 11/8 miles for a purse of  $1,000,000. This race is one of the first 100 point races for the Kentucky Derby Points System. If you are unfamiliar with the points system, you can read […]

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