Exacta box of the week: Monmouth’s ninth race Saturday, July 20

Exacta Box of the day for Monmouth Saturday is Haskell Day at Monmouth, the biggest day of the New Jersey racing season that features six stakes, including the $1 million Haskell Invitational (G1) for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles, which will go as the 12th race on the 14-race card. Among the five undercard stakes is the $75,000 Wolf Hill Stakes, a 5 1/2-furlong turf sprint that draw a wide-open eight-horse field. The Wolf Hill (ninth race) is an interesting handicapping [...]

Tricks to Doo, Strike Power Face Off in Swale Stakes

Talented young sprinters will be in the spotlight when Gulfstream Park hosts the $200,000 Swale Stakes (gr. II) on February 3rd. The seven-furlong race has attracted some of the best up-and-coming three-year-old sprinters on the East Coast, including #6 Strike Power, who opened his career with a sensational performance sprinting 5 ½ furlongs at Gulfstream Park. Lightly regarded that day at odds of 12-1, the Mark Hennig-trained colt went straight to the lead, set a fast pace, and drew off to [...]

Keeler Johnson’s Kentucky Derby Top 10 – 12/19/17

Principe Guilherme winning an allowance race at Fair Grounds (Hodges Photography) “He’s like a young Gun Runner.” That’s the thought that crosses my mind when I think about the exciting two-year-old Principe Guilherme, who brought his record to a perfect 2-for-2 with an eye-catching allowance win at Fair Grounds on December 16th. Some of the similarities are obvious. Principe Guilherme, like Gun Runner, is from the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen. Both colts opened their [...]