GIII Southwest Stakes is the Monday Holiday Derby Trail test – Probables and Free Nominations PP’s

Oaklawn Park - site of Saturday's GI Arkansas Derby
Oaklawn ParkHome of Monday’s GIII Southwest Stakes!

GIII Southwest Stakes, Monday, 02/20/17 – 3yos, 1 1/16 mile, purse $500,000!

A 10/4/2/1 Derby Points race 

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The GIII Sam F. Davis Stakes is next up on the Derby Trail this Saturday – Probables and Free Nominations PP’s

Tampa Bay Downs - home of Saturday's Big GII Tampa Bay Derby
Tampa Bay Downs – home to Saturday’s GIII Sam F. Davis Stakes.

The 2017 Derby Trail scene shifts to Florida’s west coast this Saturday for the GIII Sam F. Davis Stakes, for 3yos, at 1 1/16 mile for a purse of $250,000.

It’s the first of a pair of big Derby Trail tests here on Florida’s sun-drenched west coast this season as this race too is another early season 10/4/2/1 Derby Points contest.

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Probables are;

McCraken, winner of last fall’s GII KJCG at Churchill could find this to be an ideal spot to begin his 3yo campaign.

Fact Finding, who bumped out of last weekend’s Holy Bull for a spot here comes in undefeated and is the last out winner of the Smooth Air Stakes over at GP in Dec.

No Dozing, who already owns some early derby points was a last out, 2 3/4 lengths 2nd in the GII Remsen Stakes up at Aqueduct last Nov.

Wild Shot, who also owns a few derby points was a good 2nd to McCraken, in that same GII KJCG at Churchill last time looks to crank up his 3yo season here on Saturday on the right note!

Tapwrit, is a Todd Pletcher trainee and a undefeated son of Tapit is the winner the Pulpit Stakes over at GP last time.

King And His Court, by Court Vision, is a Mark Casse pupil who won the last 2 big 2yo stakes up at Woodbine last fall. He could be another Mark Casse – Queen Plate runner in waiting here this winter, come July!

We’d look for even more possible entries here on Saturday for this first 2017 Derby Trail test here at Tampa Bay Downs this winter so look for our Entries – Free PP’s – M/L Odds and Post Positions posting soon as it will also include a race day Free Live Streaming link too.


2017 Kentucky Derby Trail returns in earnest this weekend with 3 big tests – Probables and Free PP’s

the 2017 Kentucky Derby Trail returns to the spotlight this weekend with 3 Big Graded Stakes tests.

The 2017 GI Kentucky Derby trail returns in full force this weekend with 3 big Graded Stakes at Gulfstream, Santa Anita and Aqueduct.

Aqueduct offers up the 2nd of its four 2017 derby tests with the GIII Withers Stakes – A 10/4/2/1 Derby Points test.

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Looks for the early season GIII Jerome Stakes winner El Areeb, to be the leader of this pack.

Gulfstream Park will feature the GIII Holy Bull Stakes, also a 10/4/2/1 Derby Points test.

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where the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Classic Empire looks to maybe make his 3yo debut.

Other probables might be Cool Arrow the Springboard Mile winner, Gunnevera the GIII Delta Downs Jackpot Winner and GII Kentucky Jockey Club winner McCracken.

The GIII Robert B. Lewis Stakes, also a 10/4/2/1 Derby Points test will be Santa Anita’s 2nd of 4 Kentucky Derby Trail tests this season on Saturday where –

Free Nominations PP’s

Mastery and or Gormley, could lead this pack on Saturday at Santa Anita!

Remember horse racing fans the 2017 GI Kentucky Derby is only about 3 months away now, so it is time to pick up you’re Free PP’s and get on the trail to Louisville this May 6th at Churchill Downs!


2017 Pegasus World Cup – “Entries” with Free Nominations PP’s

Pegasus World Cup 2017 ($12,000,000) Pegasus World Cup is this Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017

Pegasus World Cup 2017  Gulfstream Park, Hallendale, Fla.

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