2022 San Felipe Stakes: Mandella Beats Baffert

Santa Anita hosted the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes last Saturday, with two entries from the Bob Baffert barn facing off against Richard Mandella’s favored colt Forbidden Kingdom. Baffert’s attempt at a one-two punch turned out to be nothing more

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Three Stars in the 2022 Risen Star Stakes

Roger LeBlanc for LazyBettorUSA.com The Fair Grounds race track is on a roll. Its Kentucky Derby prep race series, which includes today’s Risen Star Stakes at a mile and one-eighth, produced top-flight Derby prospects in the past few years. This

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Kentucky Derby: Back to the Futures, Pool #2

Roger LeBlanc for LazyBettorUSA.com Churchill Downs’ Kentucky Derby Futures Pool #2 closed on January 23, 2022. That’s quite early for bettors to accurately predict Derby success in May. Futures Pool #3 runs this weekend (February 11-13). That still leaves a

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Kentucky Derby Kwik 6 Prospects

Betting on Kentucky Derby prep races? Looking for value in Derby futures pools? Set your phasers to stun, as Star Trek’s Captain Kirk used to say. Horses with top early speed often make slow-starting horses look frozen still.

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Digging Into the Kentucky Derby Preps: 2022 Lecomte Stakes

Roger LeBlanc (for LazyBettorUSA.com) On Saturday, January 22, the Fair Grounds presented a racing card tailormade for Kentucky Derby enthusiasts. And it wasn’t just the ultra-competitive Lecomte Stakes on offer. Owners, trainers and bettors got treated to multiple races for

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