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April 06, 2012


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HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
MEET JOHN PIESEN

I selected horses 48 hours in advance of the post, without the benefit of knowing the morning line or late scratches, without up-to-the-minute information from the backstretch. I picked at least one winner, (and very often 3 & 4 winners) every single day for 207 consecutive

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Double Action Angle
By: Ray Taulbot

This angle was originally devised for the purpose of getting a price on a fit, well-meant horse.

Its one weakness, however, is that horses frequently are dropped in class or claiming price

for reasons other than

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AMERICAN TURF CLUB LEAD-FLA DERBY-UAE DERBY-LA DERBY
By: JOE GIRARDI

               On the weekend of March 31st-April 1st there were three prep races on the Road to the

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The son following in dad's footsteps
By: SPORTS NETWORK

Hot Springs, AR (Sports Network) - Eight years ago Smarty Jones won the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park and proceeded to capture the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes before finishing a heart wrenching second to Birdstone in the Belmont Stakes. The Pennsylvania-bred was voted the Eclipse Award a

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Let's Be Frank: Wood Memorial is big test for Gemologist
By: By Jeff Frank, Contributing Editor

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Union Rags, Creative Cause and Hansen were the only three single entrants lower than 10-1 in Pool 3 of the Future Wager for the Kentucky Derby. In addition, Gemologist took more action than the other 19 horses as he closed at 12-1.

It is interesting to not

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Let's Be Frank: Wood Memorial is big test for Gemologist
By: By Jeff Frank, Contributing Editor

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Union Rags, Creative Cause and Hansen were the only three single entrants lower than 10-1 in Pool 3 of the Future Wager for the Kentucky Derby. In addition, Gemologist took more action than the other 19 horses as he closed at 12-1.

It is interesting to not

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Alpha and Gemologist headline Wood Memorial
By: SPORTS NETWORK

Ozone Park, NY (Sports Network) - Undefeated Gemologist and Withers Stakes winner Alpha lead a field of eight for Saturday's $1 million Wood Memorial at Aqueduct. The 1 1/8-mile stakes comes four weeks before the Kentucky Derby.

Trainer Todd Pletcher sends out Gemologist in the colt's first

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Creative Cause tops field for Santa Anita Derby
By: SPORTS NETWORK

Arcadia, CA (Sports Network) - San Felipe Stakes winner Creative Cause leads a field of 10 for Saturday's $750,000 Santa Anita Derby for three-year-olds. The 1 1/8-mile race has produced 15 winners of the Kentucky Derby.

Creative Cause, trained by Mike Harrington, will

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Full field of 14 to start in Illinois Derby
By: SPORTS NETWORK

Stickney, IL (Sports Network) - The 55th edition of Saturday's $500,000 Illinois Derby has attracted an evenly matched field of 14 three-year-olds for the 1 1/8-mile stakes at Hawthorne Race Course. A total of 17 horses were entered leaving three as also eligibles.

"We're thrilled to have th

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Let's Be Frank: Union Rags still favored despite loss
By: By Jeff Frank, Contributing Editor

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Was it the track bias? Was it a bad ride? Is Union Rags not as good as advertised? These are the questions that must be asked after Union Rags, the prohibitive 2-5 favorite, finished third behind Take Charge Indy and Reveron in this past Saturday's Florida Derb

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Up the Backstretch: Derby horse helps Byrne end long stakes drought
By: By Don Agriss, Horse Racing Editor

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Trainer Patrick Byrne hadn't had a stakes winner since 2005 at Arlington Park. He broke his losing streak in a big way on Saturday by taking the $1 million Florida Derby.

The native of England sent out 7-1 third choice Take Charge Indy versus odds- on favo

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Havre de Grace regains first in NTRA Poll
By: SPORTS NETWORK

New York, NY (Sports Network) - Losses and upsets over the weekend resulted in changes in this week's NTRA Polls. Havre de Grace moved back into first in the National Poll, while the Three-Year-Old Poll grew tighter.

Reigning Horse of the Year Havre de Grace benefited from a loss in Dubai by

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Duke of Mischief heads Charles Town Classic nominations
By: SPORTS NETWORK

Charles Town, WV (Sports Network) - Duke of Mischief has been nominated to defend his crown in this year's $1 million Charles Town Classic at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. The 1 1/8-mile Classic drew 54 nominations and will be held on April 14.

Trained by David Fawkes, Duke of Misc

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Final Derby Future Wager has Union Rags the favorite
By: SPORTS NETWORK

Louisville, KY (Sports Network) - Union Rags, third in Saturday's Florida Derby, closed at 9-2 when the final Kentucky Derby Future Wager ended on Sunday. The 138th Run for the Roses will be conducted on Saturday, May 5 at Churchill Downs.

The Future Wager was composed of 23 individual three

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Triple-digit longshot posts upset Louisiana Derby win
By: SPORTS NETWORK

New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Hero of Order, at 109-1 the biggest longshot in the race, edged out the favorite Mark Valeski to capture Sunday's 99th running of the $1 million Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds Race Course.

The 1 1/8-mile Kentucky Derby prep had 13 horses go postward. Mark

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Take Charge Indy steals Florida Derby from favorite
By: SPORTS NETWORK

Hallandale Beach, FL (Sports Network) - Take Charge Indy, ridden by Calvin Borel, took the lead early and went all the way to post an upset victory in Saturday's $1 million Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park. The three-year-old colt covered the 1 1/8-miles in 1:48.79 on a fast track.

The field

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Weekly Television Schedule

  • April 7
    • Wood Memorial and Santa Anita Derby, 4:30-6:00PM, NBC
  • April 14
    • Toyota Blue Grass Stakes and Arkansas Derby, 6:00-7:00PM, CNBC
  • May 2
    • Derby Classics, 4:00-5:00PM, NBC Sports Network
    • Kentucky Derby Post Position Draw, 5:00-

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    Weekly Stakes Race Schedule

  • April. 7
    • Aqueduct: Resorts World New York Casino Wood Memorial S. (G1), $1,000,000, 3yo, 9f
    • Aqueduct: Carter H. (G1), $400,000, 3&up, 7f
    • Aqueduct: Bay Shore S. (G3), $250,000, 3yo, 7f
    • Aqueduct: Comely S. (G3), $250,000, 3yo f, 8f
    • Hawthorne: Illinois Derb

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    Double Action Angle
    By: Ray Taulbot

    This angle was originally devised for the purpose of getting a price on a fit, well-meant horse.

    Its one weakness, however, is that horses frequently are dropped in class or claiming price

    for reasons other than

     View Full Article



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