Archive for April 2018

2018 Wood Memorial and Gazelle Stakes Preview

This weekend, three different spurs of the Kentucky Derby trail and Kentucky Oaks trails draw to a close. This piece focuses specifically on the pair of Grade 2 races in New York: the Wood Memorial and the Gazelle.  In addition to the Wood and the Gazelle, Picks and Ponderings also previews all five other three-year-old... Read more »

2018 Blue Grass Stakes and Ashland Stakes Preview

The three-year-old trails are reaching do-or-die time. This weekend features the second to last Saturday of Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks points preps, and they will run from coast to coast.  This piece focuses on the pair of points preps at Keeneland: the Ashland (G1) for the fillies, and a loaded renewal of the Blue Grass... Read more »