Spot Plays: Gulfstream Park & Fair Grounds, April 1, 2017

Sophomores are in the spotlight this weekend, as Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida and Fair Grounds in New Orleans, Louisiana have stakes-laden cards highlighted by major prep races on the road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) and the Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky the first weekend in May. This week's … Continue reading Spot Plays: Gulfstream Park & Fair Grounds, April 1, 2017

Spot Plays: Gulfstream Park, Tampa Bay Downs & Turfway Park, February 11 2017

Central and South Florida will play host to the top stakes races in the country this weekend and, as such, I'll focus my attention on the Sunshine State. Additionally, I'll provide some bonus coverage of ¬†tonight's stake at Turfway Park--the $50,000 WEBN Stakes--for three-year-olds on my home circuit of Kentucky. The highly regarded three-year-old colt … Continue reading Spot Plays: Gulfstream Park, Tampa Bay Downs & Turfway Park, February 11 2017

Spot Plays: Fair Grounds & Golden Gate Fields, January 21, 2017

    Lurking wet weather figures to be the proverbial fly in the ointment of the stakes program at Fair Grounds and Santa Anita this weekend--leaving the turf black-type¬†races in New Orleans in jeopardy and the already small field in the in the Santa Monica (G2) destined for the slop and out of consideration for … Continue reading Spot Plays: Fair Grounds & Golden Gate Fields, January 21, 2017