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Groupie Doll Challenges the Guys in Cigar Mile

Winner of the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Santa Anita will take on the guys in Saturday’s 22nd Cigar Mile at Aqueduct. Groupie Doll is seeking her sixth consecutive victory, but all the triumphs were sprints, none longer than seven furlongs. The 4-year-old filly hasn’t race at a mile since winning at Gulfstream […]

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Greg Melikov’s Horses to Watch

Horses worth watching, a list of runners compiled by handicapper/turf writer Greg Melikov, should do well next time out. These thoroughbreds won five times, finished second eight times and ran third once since Oct. 13. They’re worth considering when developing your wagering strategy for YouWager. AQUEDUCT Cousin Adam: Broke on top, took control, led by […]

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Shackleford’s Final Race: Clark or Cigar Mile

Trainer Dale Romans is weighing which Grade 1 on Thanksgiving weekend will be Shackleford’s final outing before the 4-year-old son of Forestry is retired to stud at Darby Dan Farm. Shackleford is returning to Churchill Downs where the Clark Handicap will be staged for the 138th time on Nov. 23. “We might run him in […]

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Greg Melikov’s Horses to Watch

Horses worth watching, a list of runners compiled by handicapper/turf writer Greg Melikov, should do well next time out. These thoroughbreds won nine times, finished second five times and ran third twice since Sept. 27. They’re worth considering when developing your wagering strategy for YouWager. AQUEDUCT Pearl of Wisdom: Pressed pace a head back after […]

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The 29th Breeders’ Cup: It’s Exotic Wagers, Horseplayers

Breeders’ Cup payoffs are often quite generous so exotic wagers should have upper hand over straight bets. While this year’s 29th renewal lacks full fields in half of the races over the two days, it should make wagering affordable for the average horseplayer. There are 10 horses or fewer in seven of the 15 races, […]

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Pre-entries for 15 BC Races Number 180

Only five of the 15 Breeders’ Cup races scheduled at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 2-3 were oversubscribed from a total of 180 pre-entries. The five races with also eligibles waiting to get in their selective contest are the $500,000 Marathon, $1 million Juvenile Fillies Turf, $1 million Juvenile Turf, $1 million Turf Sprint, and […]

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Greg Melikov’s Horses to Watch

Horses worth watching, a list of runners compiled by handicapper/turf writer Greg Melikov, should do well next time out. These thoroughbreds won 10 times, finished second three times and ran third five times since Sept. 26. They’re worth considering when developing your wagering strategy for YouWager. BELMONT In Speight Ofitall: Raced 8 ½ lengths behind […]

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Breeders’ Cup Repeat Winners Prove a Rarity

Repeat winners are few and far between in Breeders’ Cup races. There have been only 10 repeat winners in the same race during the past 28 world championships. Goldikova attempted to become the first horse in history to win four consecutive BC Mile races, but finished third last year. Most of the repeat scores have […]

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Greg Melikov’s Horses to Watch

Horses worth watching, a list of runners compiled by handicapper/turf writer Greg Melikov, should do well next time out. These thoroughbreds won eight times, finished second three times and ran third seven times since Sept. 22. They’re worth considering when developing your wagering strategy for YouWager. BELMONT In Speight Ofitall: Raced 8 ½ lengths behind […]

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Tracking Santa Anita for the Breeders’ Cup

Back in 2008 when the Breeders’ Cup was held at Santa Anita Park, no runner went wire to wire in any of the 14 races on the main track’s Pro-Ride surface or the grass course. However, the synthetic surface was replaced with dirt after ’09 following many problems and complaints about it. Then last year […]

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