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Road to the Roses – March 31

Can they catch PROMISES FULFILLED – that is the big question in the Grade 1, $1 million Florida Derby on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. PROMISES FULFILLED had a pretty comfortable trip in the Fountain of Youth racing on the front end, and could get a similar trip today....

Road to the Roses – March 24

The 11th at Fair Grounds on Saturday is the 105th running of the Grade 2 $1 million Louisiana Derby. There are 10 in the gate as of Thursday, and it looks like quite a race as many are in with a shot. Let’s start with the favorite MY BOY JACK. He was the romping...

Road to the Roses – March 17

$900k and 50 Kentucky Derby Points are on the line at Oaklawn Park on Saturday with 11 entered for the Grade 2 Rebel. 3-2 on the morning line is SOLOMINI for Bob Baffert who has dominated three year old races at Oaklawn in previous years. SOLOMINI was recently...

Road to the Roses – March 10

Two stops this weekend, let’s start in California. In the 6th at Santa Anita it’s the Grade 2 $400k San Felipe. On paper, it appears to be a showdown between BOLT D’ORO and MCKINZIE. BOLT was the top two year old last season with a pair of Grade 1 victories in...

Road to the Roses – February 17

The Grade 2 Risen Star at Fair Grounds highlights this weekend on the Road to the Roses. With the El Camino Real Derby providing the support, and the Southwest at Oaklawn on Monday. Let’s start with the Risen Star. INSTILLED REGARD looks to be the one to beat off his...

Road to the Roses – February 10

Just one race this weekend with Derby points on the line – the Grade 3 $250k Sam F. Davis at Tampa Bay Downs. CATHOLIC BOY is the morning line choice off of his impressive win in the Grade 2 Remsen at Aqueduct on December 2. That was also his dirt debut following...