Take Charge Paula, Fly So High Face Off in Davona Dale Stakes

Take Charge Paula winning the House Party Stakes at Gulfstream Park - Photo by Leslie Martin/Coglianese Photography The Road to the Kentucky Oaks continues on March 3rd with the $200,000 Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, a one-mile race that attracted eight promising young fillies. By far the most accomplished entrant is Take Charge Paula, who has already won four stakes races from just seven starts. The daughter of Take Charge Indy is also 2-for-2 at Gulfstream [...]

Good Magic Tops 360 Nominees for the 2018 Triple Crown

Good Magic winning the 2017 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (Photo by Carson Denis/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders Cup) Good Magic, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I) and the Eclipse Award champion two-year-old male of 2017, is among the talented young horses that have been nominated to compete in the 2018 Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes, the three races that comprise the historic Triple Crown. All told, 360 three-year-olds were made eligible for the Triple Crown at the first [...]

Keying Miss Mo Mentum in the Forward Gal Stakes

Miss Mo Mentum winning an allowance race at Churchill Downs (Coady Photography) Talk about a quality field! Eight three-year-old fillies are set to contest Saturday’s $200,000 Forward Gal Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, and their accomplishments to date ensure that the race will be worthy of its Grade 2 status. Five of the eight entrants in the seven-furlong Kentucky Oaks prep race will enter the race off of a victory, and three of them have never suffered [...]

Miss Mo Mentum Looks Tough in Hut Hut Stakes

Miss Mo Mentum winning an allowance race at Churchill Downs (Coady Photography) If you’re planning to play the stakes-filled Saturday card at Gulfstream Park, deciphering the first race is going to be important. After all, the first race—the one-mile Hut Hut Stakes—kicks off a Pick 5 comprised entirely of stakes races for two-year-olds, and since betting on lightly-raced juveniles can be a tricky proposition, it would be nice to start the day with a confident play. In looking [...]