Preakness Day features Guaranteed $2 million Pick 4

By David Joseph —- $1 million Pick 5 and $500,000 Pick 4 also on tap for Saturday’s Card BALTIMORE — Saturday’s Preakness Day card will feature multiple guaranteed pools, highlighted by a $2 million Pick 4 that encompasses four stakes — races 10-13 — and is anchored by the...
Posted On 19 May 2017
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The Woodlawn Vase: Most Valuable Trophy in American Sports.

By David Joseph —- The Woodlawn Vase; MJC Photos BALTIMORE – The elegant Woodlawn Vase, originally created by Tiffany and Company in 1860, is the most valuable trophy in American sports. Acacia Courtney looks at the history of the Woodlawn Vase and the tradition. Video...
Posted On 18 May 2017
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Man o’War Stakes win proved Secretariat’s supremacy on Turf

By Bob Ehalt —- Secretariat runs on the turf during historic 1973 campaign (photo courtesy of Adam Coglianse). He won the Belmont Stakes by a preposterous 31 lengths and established a new world record time in the process. In the inaugural Marlboro Cup, he dispatched a field...
Posted On 12 May 2017
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142nd Preakness: Early Preview

By Bob Hill, TSV Staff Writer —- Always Dreaming will be the post-time favorite in the Preakness Stakes at very low odds. He should be. His win in the Kentucky Derby was dominate and impressive. He showed the tactical speed and staying power that define great horses in...
Posted On 10 May 2017
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Where Do Derby Payout Horses Come From

By Bob Hill, TSV Staff Writer —- In 2012, the criteria for qualifying Kentucky Derby entrants was altered. Prior to that time total earnings in graded stakes races were used as the means for determining the ranking of Derby hopefuls. The system was widely criticized due to...
Posted On 09 May 2017
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Pick-4 and Pick-5 Selections for Derby Day

By Bob Hill, TSV Turf Writer —- Derby Day at Churchill Downs offers up seven different Pick-4 or Pick-5 opportunities. That many races will challenge any handicapper’s wallet, so I advise that you play the ones that look most appealing to you. Of course, partnering up with...
Posted On 05 May 2017
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Oaks Day Pick 4 and Oaks-Derby Double

By Bob Hill, TSV Staff Writer (Editor’s Note: join Bob and Senior Writer Ron Correll Saturday morning on radio station WFMB 1450 AM at 9:20 am for a complete Derby breakdown) Rain if forecast for Thursday and Friday of this week. For that reason, I am providing Pick 4...
Posted On 04 May 2017
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The Sire Lines of Derby Contenders

By Bob Hill, TSV Staff Writer —- With apologies to Lauren Stitch and Laurie Ross, both of whom have forgotten more about the pedigrees of thoroughbred horse than I’ve ever known, I’m hoping this layman’s look at sire lines of this year’s Kentucky Derby contenders offers...
Posted On 01 May 2017
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Kentucky Derby Preview: Favorites, Contenders, Long Shots

By Matt Pappis TSV Staff Writer —- Favorites Classic Empire was a champion at 2-years-old winning the Breeders Cup Juvenile over Not This Time who unfortunately was forced to retire. He has won 5-of-7 career starts only losing when he tossed jockey Irad Ortiz in the Hopeful...
Posted On 23 Apr 2017
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Joan Lawrence/NTRA —- Classic Empire; Coady Photography CLASSIC EMPIRE TAKES FIRST PLACE, NTRA TOP 3-YEAR-OLD POLL ARROGATE REMAINS IN FIRST PLACE & UNANIMOUS CHOICE, NTRA TOP THOROUGHBRED POLL (Receives all 41 first-place votes) Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Monday, April...
Posted On 18 Apr 2017
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