Authentic and Gamine Rack up Breeders’ Cup wins

Authentic wins the Breeders Cup Classic

Bob Baffert and John Velasquez proved an unbeatable combination putting in winning performances in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint with Gamine and with Authentic in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Both set track records. Serengeti Empress, making her final career start, challenged Gamine early on, taking the lead. But Gamine pulled away effortlessly in […]

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Do Whips Win Races?

Do whips win races

Ever since racing authorities announced new rules on the use of whips, there’s been debate whether or not whips win races. Many jockeys are still upset about the ban, both from a competitive standpoint and because of safety issues. “I’m not happy about (the new whip rule),” he said. “This will change the races a […]

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Swiss Skydiver Beats the Boys!

Swiss Skydiver Beats the Boys

Swiss Skydiver showed up the field of colts by winning the Preakness Stakes, becoming the sixth filly to win in the race’s 145-year history. The last filly to win the race was Rachel Alexandra in 2009. All told, 55 fillies have competed in the Preakness. In a battle down the stretch, Swiss Skydiver held off […]

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2020 Preakness Predictions

2020 Preakness Predictions

In the strange year that is 2020, the Preakness will be run tomorrow. I will admit that it’s snuck up on me — I just don’t anticipate it in October! That said, it should be an interesting race. Although there will be no Triple Crown winner this year, there are some horses running that may […]

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Racehorse Microshares

Racehorse Microshares

One of the cool things about Authentic winning the Derby is that he had many owners who bought in using racehorse microshares. Authentic was part of MyRacehorse, but there others, including Wasabi Venture Stables. These programs allow you to purchase a small (.5 or 1%) share of a racehorse and then enjoy the thrill of […]

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Authentic wins the Kentucky Derby

Authentic wins the Kentucky Derby

With his win today in the Kentucky Derby, Authentic made the second big race of the meet another upset, following in the shoes of Shedaresthedevil’s win in the Oaks. Authentic won Derby in style today, holding off Tiz the Law at the end. Of course, he was one of the horses that I hadn’t previewed […]

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2020 Derby Predictions

2020 Kentucky Derby

It’s been a long — and bumpy — road to the 2020 Kentucky Derby and with horses being scratched right up to the end, Derby predictions have been fluid. Currently the field stands at 16, with late scratches of King Guillermo (who I liked) and Finnick the Fierce (a long shot but a favorite because […]

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Daredevil Fillies finish first & Second in Kentucky Oaks

Two Daredevil fillies came in first and second in the Kentucky Oaks

Two Daredevil fillies finished first and second in today’s Kentucky Oaks – but whereas most people were betting on Swiss Skydiver, it was her less her known half-sister, Shedaresthedevil, who finished in front. Both of the Daredevil progeny finished ahead of the favorite, Gamine, who had trouble with the distance. While Shedaresthedevil ran a great […]

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