Archive for March 2015

2015 Santa Anita Handicap Day Stakes Preview

After a lighter weekend on the national racing stage last weekend, the action picks up this weekend, particularly at Santa Anita.  Saturday’s card at Santa Anita features four graded stakes races, including two Grade I races.  The handicap division takes a swing at Shared Belief in the Santa Anita Handicap (GI); turf milers test their... Read more »

2015 Tampa Bay Derby Preview

Saturday marks the 35th running of the Tampa Bay Derby.  The top four finishers from the Sam F. Davis Stakes (GIII), the local prep, line up for this race as well.  Between that and the return of runaway Breeders’ Futurity (GI) winner Carpe Diem, the race drew a stiff field.  Only one winner of the... Read more »

2015 Honeybee Stakes Preview

The calendar switches to March, and Picks & Ponderings switches into high gear this week.  This week the team goes coast-to-coast for its racing coverage.  Nicolle offers up coverage of the Tampa Bay Derby while Paul dives into the Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct.  Additionally, the pair attack Santa Anita’s “Big Cap” Day, headlined by the... Read more »
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2015 Gotham Stakes Preview

The calendar switches to March, and Picks & Ponderings switches into high gear this week.  This week the team goes coast-to-coast for its racing coverage.  Nicolle offers up coverage of the Tampa Bay Derby while Paul dives into the Honeybee Stakes at Oaklawn. Additionally, the pair attack Santa Anita’s “Big Cap” Day, headlined by the... Read more »