Top 10 Stories of 2012

I'll Have Another Was Racing Biggest Story of 2012

I’ll Have Another Was Racing’s Biggest Story of 2012

1. I’ll Have Another Scratches from the Belmont

The possibility for the Triple Crown to finally be won was thrown out the window, as well as a horse that looked almost unbeatable in his division.

2. Paynter Recovers from Near Death; Will Race in 2013

For several weeks it looked as though the Paynter was not going to live.  Now he’s fully recovered and head to the Bob Baffert barn in hopes of competing in 2013

3. Wise Dan Wins the Breeders Cup Mile

Wise Dan went on quite a roll in the 2nd half of 2012 when switching to the turf, and won the Breeders Cup Mile in record-setting time. Continue reading

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Thursday’s Top 10 Best Bets

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1. Aqueduct Race 7: #4 Pinball

2. Aqueduct Race 3: #1 Tightend Touchdown

3. Turfway Park Race 1: #6 Crypto Kitten Continue reading

Happy Holidays from the Racing Dudes

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This will be our last blog post until Wednesday December 26th.  We will continue to update the Gulfstream picks during this time though, as well as the Power Play of the Day.  Remember that Santa Anita opens up on the 26th, and Aqueduct will resume on that day as well.  As always, we will be your source for FREE selections for those tracks, as well as Gulfstream and OAKLAWN during the Winter season.  Happy Holidays to everyone!

Fair Grounds Selections 12/19/12

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The Fair Grounds is not a track we cover with daily picks, but since they are one of the few tracks that are running this week we thought we would give out some free picks for it.  Good luck to all that are playing.

Fair Grounds Selections:

Race 1: #4 Anna Bird Rulez

Race 2: #2 La Beignet Continue reading

Hollywood Park Saturday Preview

Eblouissante Makes Her 2nd Start

Eblouissante Makes Her 2nd Start

Saturday features a full schedule of racing from around the country, but the best quality will obviously be at Hollywood Park.  It’s closing weekend at the track, and the big stars have come out to play.  The excitement starts in race four when Eblouissante takes to the track.  It’ll be the 2nd career start for the sister of Zenyatta, and once again she looks like she’s placed to win.  Her maiden win was impressive, although it was not the strongest of fields.  This field looks to be another weak field for an allowance race.  However, does that really matter at this point though?  No, not at all.  Horse fans just want to see her run and succeed.  There will be a time and place when she’ll have to step up against stakes company, but until that time lets just enjoy her being on the track. Continue reading

Notable Oaklawn Workouts

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– Primetime Dreamer (AR) – The winner of last years Rainbow Miss worked three furlongs in 38.60 which was the fifth fastest of eight runners at the distance.  Is a must respect in all Arkansas Bred races, as she won three times in four starts last year at Oaklawn.

– Warm Breeze (KY) – Unraced daughter of Street Sense received the bullet for the three furlong workers with a time of 37.20.

– Bahama Bound (KY) – Finished third in the Grade 2 Top Priority last time out, and worked four furlongs in 52.00.  The time was the twentieth best out of twenty-six workers.

– Eye of the Leopard (ON) – Former winner of the Queen’s Plate, and closing in on one-million dollars in earnings.  Recently purchased by Bluegrass Hall, and now trained by D Wayne Lukas.  He worked four furlongs in 50.60, which was the ninth fastest of twenty-six workers. Continue reading